Absolutely a very bad decision by the GOPe, but they're not known for being smart.
Adrienne, Can't add anything to That !
The GOP Establishment has been dead for a long long time. Their rotting corpse stinks to high heaven.Isn't it about time "someone" buried the body, and got on with the business of trying to live an intelligent, productive life?When "your side" is NOT on your side anymore, isn't it time to call it quits and try something new and different like returning to the Constitution as the basis for ALL legislation and ALL court decisions?I want to make it clear that this opinion in NO WAY suggests supporting ANYTHING contrived by DEMOCRATS.D'Rats and the GOP have become bat wings of the same thieving, liberty-destroying monster.The Evil Party and the Stupid Party have merged and are now One and the Same.
Excellent Analysis FT. And seriously, after trying to run "moderate" republicans and losing, isn't it obvious even to a 1st grader that you need to run someone who is at least perceived to be a strong Conservative? It is to me.
The GOP has been known to shooting themselves in the foot. I'm not surprised about that, but I do think many of us want nothing to do with the satus quo Uniparty of Republicrats and Demoplicans anymore and want change. Oh lordy, look where that got us. The outcome is anybody's call.
Cube, Equally good analysis. it's obvious isn't it ??? Try to please everyone and please very few, and in this case, suck up to the losers, and lose Way more of your base than you gain. Stuningly stupid.
_____ LEGACY of COLUMBUS _____After 1492, despite a great deal of ado,
Much struggle and inventiveness,
And wars both tiny and immense,
Development given to few,And much invention great and new,
It all turned out that battles fought
And victories won have come to naught.
Columbus to whom we've referred
Should have his exploits just deferred.
FT,Roses are RedViolent libtards are BlueIt is time to create a new country occupied by conservativesand send the libtards to their own shithole to stay forever.When they die off from massive ignorance, we can reclaim their land and make the truly greatest country that will last for 500 years at least.
Mitt told the truth.But he's not the one to deliver it.
I'm not so sure of that, Ed. You'd almost have to be a new Yorker to understand Trump. I was born and raised there, so what sounds outrageous to much of the nation sounds like "home and mother" to me. Things are seldom what they seem anyway. There is a great deal more to Mr. Trump than he has allowed to meet the eye.He may not be a White Knight in Shining armor, but he is the best –– and probably the ONLY –– chance we to beat The Beldam of Benghazi into the ground never to rise again.Mr. Trump was not my first choice. I had hoped Dr. Carson and Carly Fiorina would capture the public's heart, but, Alas! it was not permitted to happen –– the enemedia saw to that.Mitt Romney is a CYPHER –– a RINO –– the moral equivalent of a Wooden Indian –– and more than a bit of a fool.Mr. Trump is NOT "The Enemy." The enemedia is, the GOP establishment is, and most of all the Marxian-Socialist-Statist Democratic party and Mrs. Clinton are the forces we need to focus on with laser-like intensity, and STOP harming each other.
Ed, I don't see Mitt as being worth a ....Obsessed with personal wealth and gratification.
Mr. Trump (The Art of the Con) is the enemy.He is a distraction from getting a true conservative nominated.http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/why_i_trust_trump.html
Ed, that is my baseline feeling.When I think about Trump, I also think "Am I about to get F-------- ?"I think the answer to that is Yes. Damn I hope it's Cruz.
For me it's ANYONE –– yes ANYONE but H. Rotten Clinton. I'm 75, not in the best of health, and I do NOT want to die under the Reign of that stinking, Female Dog in Drag. If we're going to go down, I'd much rather it be with DONALD TRUMP at the helm than the HILLAHAG. WHY? Because at least we will then have TRIED to change the course of Fate and avoid Doom. Giving way to Her Heinous without sicking as vicious an attack dog on her as we could find as she shrieks and claws her way towards the Throne would be almost treasonous.
FT: I'm tired of (and I'm not talking about you) of people saying.(Diminutive voice) "I'm for Ted Cruz."(Outside voice) "But Trump is the guy who's going to beat Hillary. He speaks for Americans, blah, blah, blah."Let's reserve the second line for the general election and concentrate on the right guy now.
I think Cruz is the guy who would make good choices for Americans. Trump is appealing because he is America's middle finger vote. The stick they can shove in obama's eye. Not enough people can make non-emotional choices. I trade the market and your number 1 enemy when trading is making emotional decisions. I think this has helped to to remove emotion from my thought processes/decision making. It's not hard to believe most people have this problem. Most people place a high value on being right and therefore aren't very flexible in their thinking, and as well, the cognitive biases in general. Maybe some better sources out there.. Anyway, Big problems regards elections.
Kid, Trump is appealing because he is America's middle finger vote. The stick they can shove in obama's eye. Not only in Obama's eye, but also in the eyes of the GOP's management (Karl Rove et al).
AOW, Yes, that too, thanks for including.
The GOP apparatchiks have a complete tin ear these last 20 years or so. They don't get it, that their constituents are pissed off totally when the GOP has promised the sun and stars if we put the gavels into their handsWe delivered, the GOP got their gavels in hand, and Reinz Preibus and the boys forgot the deal they made with us. Try that with the mafia. Or with El Chapo's drug cartel. Well, we are now looking at the same consequences. It just took us longer than El Chapo to settle up.
Fredd, Excellent Comment. Spot on. That they don't get it is breathtaking isn't it? Any conservative you could name would vote 99.9% of them out of office in a nanosecond and they don't get that at all. At all.
It's not the Mittens message I have a problem with, it's his motive(s) and obvious positioning. We've been to that rodeo before. Trump might be the rodeo clown, but Mittens is no cowboy.
DaBlade - it is really odd that mittens comes out. He's not running. What we're supposed to believe he is that sympathetic to the republican establishment? And why would that be? Just like I don't need any 'advice' or teachable moments from the choom in chief the imbecile obama, I sure don't need any of mittens' opinions either.A mclame? Good lord that guy is a major transparent asshole.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS, and FEEL FREE to ADD SUGGESTIONS and CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISMDONALD TRUMP HAS AN EIGHT-POINT HEALTHCARE PLANRepublican front-runner releases policy paperRelease comes hours before Thursday’s GOP debateIn recent debate, rivals blasted him for ‘vague’ healthcare plan Donald Trump released an eight-point health care policy paper this week ...The release comes one day before Thursday’s Republican debate. Trump was needled during last week’s debate, for being vague about his plans to reform health care. The policy paper released Wednesday is Trump’s sixth. ....Each of the four remaining Republican candidates have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act.THE DETAILS of TRUMP’S PLAN1. Repeal Obamacare. “Our elected representatives must eliminate the individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to,” the plan says.2.Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act, and allow the sale of insurance across state lines. “By allowing full competition in this market, insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go up,” it says.3. Allow tax payers to fully deduct health insurance premium payments in their tax returns, as businesses can. The plan asks: “Businesses are allowed to take these deductions so why wouldn’t Congress allow individuals the same exemptions?”4. Review basic options for Medicaid and work with states to ensure that those who want healthcare coverage can have it.5. Allow all individuals to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and make those contributions tax-free and allow them to accumulate year after year. Make them part of an individual’s estate, able to be passed on to heirs without fear of any death penalty.6. Require price transparency from all healthcare providers, including clinics and hospitals.7. Block-grant Medicaid to the states. Incentivize the states to seek out and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse to preserve government resources.8. Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, generic options. “Congress will need the courage to step away from the special interests and do what is right for America. Though the pharmaceutical industry is in the private sector, drug companies provide a public service,” the plan says.Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article63786822.html#storylink=cpy
FT - Looks good on paper. Not to marginalize but I've heard no one say anything in a campaign that came to pass after they were elected for decades now.But I will add that prior to the election, anyone saying they're going to repeal obamacare (Cruz/Trump) need to be very specific about the effects of obamacare that are scheduled to be implemented over the coming next couple years. Affirmative action in putting 'doctors' out. The death panels - seriously, my doctor says I need X and Y, and some fucking assholes sitting in a room need to approve that happening? The massive amounts of new taxes. And more, but those three will absolutely kill healthcare for those who need it. So much so that I very much entertain the idea that obamacare was created to take care of the under-funded social security problem by killing off the seniors via denial of service. Canada did it.
AOW, Thanks for your support :)
"Agree or Disagree?" Or simply Don't CARE? That's beginning to be ME
I knew you'd eventually come around to my way of thinking Ms Z :)