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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:25 PM

Press corps criticizes GOP plan to bar journalists and re-nominate Trump behind closed doors

Source: Raw Story

On Saturday, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Frank Lockwood broke the news that the Republican National Committee intends to re-nominate President Donald Trump behind closed doors.

Zeke Miller, the Associated Press reporter who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, urged Republicans to reconsider. “The nomination of a major party presidential candidate is very much the business of the American people,” Miller explained.

The spokesperson could not say whether the event would even be televised by C-SPAN.









Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/press-corps-criticize-gop-plan-to-bar-journalists-and-re-nominate-trump-behind-closed-doors/

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Reply Press corps criticizes GOP plan to bar journalists and re-nominate Trump behind closed doors (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 1 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 1 #1
Phoenix61 Aug 1 #2
onetexan Aug 2 #31
Phoenix61 Aug 2 #38
onetexan Aug 2 #41
dweller Aug 1 #3
Grokenstein Aug 1 #4
Renew Deal Aug 1 #5
onetexan Aug 2 #32
bucolic_frolic Aug 1 #6
Afromania Aug 1 #7
CRK7376 Aug 1 #8
SergeStorms Aug 1 #9
Captain Zero Aug 1 #10
machoneman Aug 2 #33
groundloop Aug 1 #11
paleotn Aug 1 #12
ToxMarz Aug 1 #13
MurrayDelph Aug 1 #14
keithbvadu2 Aug 1 #15
Talitha Aug 1 #16
BigmanPigman Aug 1 #17
Talitha Aug 2 #18
BlueIdaho Aug 2 #19
mysteryowl Aug 2 #20
sarcasmo Aug 2 #21
eppur_se_muova Aug 2 #34
UCmeNdc Aug 2 #22
Jopin Klobe Aug 2 #23
canetoad Aug 2 #24
Gore1FL Aug 2 #25
Garion_55 Aug 2 #26
Subterranean Donkey Aug 2 #27
gab13by13 Aug 2 #28
Maxheader Aug 2 #29
CTyankee Aug 2 #36
Maxheader Aug 2 #40
riversedge Aug 2 #30
2naSalit Aug 2 #35
Javaman Aug 2 #37
Faux pas Aug 2 #39

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:28 PM

1. Doesn't His Lardship want maximum coverage?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:29 PM

2. People don't hide behind closed doors when they're

doing something they’re proud of. Just saying.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:10 AM

31. precisely. There's something really nefarious about this whole sham. They're cooking up something

they know w be unsavory to the public.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:58 PM

38. I think they know Twitler will have a complete

meltdown and spew god only knows what. He’ll whine about how much better it was the first time he ran. How everyone is against him. How Fauci is lying about covid just to hurt him. How the Dems are trying to crash the economy just to hurt him politically. And they will have to stand there and say, “Yes! This is who we want to represent the Republican Party”

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #38)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:22 PM

41. Agree, thats probable. But of course they knew what they were getting themselves into

When they nominated him in 2016. Now that they cant drop him like a hot potato they may be trying to keep a lid on him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:35 PM

3. perhaps they are going to

kick fatnixon to the curb, and then, well there will be blood ...

and some new ticket will squirm out of the bloodbath ... surrounded by repugs
with gunshot feet, backstab wounds, missing eyes and teeth ...



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:41 PM

4. When you have to kiss the Emperor's ass...

...but you don't want witnesses...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:44 PM

5. Republicans are so embarrased by Trump that they won't nominate him in public.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:16 AM

32. We should be so lucky that's the case, but it's probable they're too embarrassed by him at this pt

to make a big hoopla of it knowing he'll lose.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:45 PM

6. Obscenities should not be viewed by the general public.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:45 PM

7. Like some sort of secret cabal ceremony.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:48 PM

8. The Party of Cowards

nominates a Coward, for the second time. Cowards hide from things that scare them I guess the COWARDLY GOP is scared of the coverage and tough press questions. Freaking COWARDS!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:53 PM

9. Good!

Then we don't have to see the asshole or listen to the asshole. Fine with me. It's one less time we have to see or hear Der Gropenfuhrer being forced down our throats.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:06 PM

10. Maybe there are rumbles of Dumping him @convention?

This might be so the press doesn't see the threats from Trump if they try it?

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:18 AM

33. Yes, that's it! They don't want to air the riot over whether to dump him or nominate him. Blood....

...will be spilled on the floor either way as they know the are losing and will lose with Trumpy.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:26 PM

11. So be it..... less press coverage for he who craves attention

I don't understand the rationale of this, but hey, if it means less Tee Vee time for tRump then fine.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:44 PM

12. I could care less what they do.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:52 PM

13. I can only imagine the horrors that will ensue in their failty to him

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:09 PM

14. Just tell him

If there's no press coverage for the nomination, they won't give him airtime for the acceptance speech.

(Not that I'd be watching either way)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:49 PM

15. They can't really put it on tv.

They can't really put it on tv.

Here's Lindsey Graham with the official nomination speech.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:30 PM

16. Possibly due to an expected low attendance?

The delegates might finally be taking this virus serious and are dropping out of being there in person. Loads of empty seats would be another huge embarrassment for BunkerBoy, so maybe that's why they're doing this. Makes sense, anyway.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:59 PM

17. Yes, I am sure it's that and tRump is trying to save face.

Last edited Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:47 AM - Edit history (1)

Also, he loves to hurt people he doesn't feel are loyal to him, especially the "fake press" so he is using this as an excuse to "punish them". No one is buying that BS though since we know he loves attention. He is acting like his typical toddler self..."no body likes me. Covid was invented to hurt my reelection. I will get even with Covid for basically shutting down the convention". In his dementia ridden mind this all makes sense (to him).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:17 AM

18. "trying to save face"... boy howdy, talk about a lost cause!!

Yep, he's throwing a fit alright - 'nobody likes me so I'm taking my convention and going home.' Good riddance.

I've got a feeling we might get copies of the video coverage from Russia, though. We've received pics and other news from their sources in the past. Time will tell.

Be well and stay safe!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:20 AM

19. Why - it's almost as if they are embarrassed by their candidate.

A private double top secret political convention? Now I’ve heard everything.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:38 AM

20. Yet, we will have a few different boot-leg versions available, I would assume

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:32 AM

21. Vlad will be in attendance and nominating Trump.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:20 AM

34. Why not hold the convention in the Kremlin ? Nobody else wants it.

And most of the GOP leadership are probably familiar with the place by now.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:26 AM

22. Fascism!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 03:22 AM

23. Jebus ...

... kinda says it all, doesn't it? ...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:17 AM

24. Can they be expecting resistance to his nomination?

Are there dissenters?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:48 AM

25. I have to wonder what they expect to happen if privacy is required to hide it.

If they want to have a secret convention and avoid the poll bump, I am all for it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 05:27 AM

26. could be putin shows up

to change trumps batteries and upgrade his software

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 06:17 AM

27. I Have No Problem with This

 

The less I see of Trump and his Cultists, the better.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 06:39 AM

28. Several reasons for no coverage;

Sorry to put it this way but his speeches have become more and more demented.
Poor attendance would give him a big sad.
What does he have to say about his accomplishments? Lies, more lies, and bigger lies that have already lost their steam. He can brag about propping up Wall Street with trillions of dollars, that should go over well with the working class.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 08:09 AM

29. Video clips will get out...no doubt..

If neccessary...the gop handjobs might change their minds..

At least the press dudes will stay safe...

After everybody is inside, facility is closed...quarantine the whole place...except for food,

sleeping cots...and honey pots...ambulances, nobody in or out..2 weeks. This is, of

course, the proper way to reduce the deaths of those from the circus, coming in contact with innocent,

non participants..after the, convention...



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Response to Maxheader (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:51 AM

36. "honey pots"?

Um..what

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #36)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:04 PM

40. Sorry...midwest slang I guess...







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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 09:45 AM

30. Trump is using the excuse of the virus, yet he demands schools fully re-open!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:47 AM

35. Guess who will be there...

I'm guessing of course, but somehow I think a live link to Moscow is on the agenda somewhere.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 11:43 AM

37. They only are doing this because, I believe

they don’t have a consensus of votes.

And for that to play out publicly, it would be the final nail in the orange assholes coffin.

Moreover, if they did this publicly and he didn’t get a united party vote , and he goes on to win, things in this nation would clearly be fucked up and it would then that their would be open fighting between the right and the left

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:00 PM

39. Lol

It won't be that big of a deal, just the hump with moscow mitch and lenningrad lindsey polishing his balls. Nothing I'd care to see anyway.

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