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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:41 AM

Trump Advisers Privately Worried About Primary Challenge

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Source: Political Wire

New York Times: “Some Trump advisers are more concerned about a primary challenge than they publicly let on, as Mr. Trump faces more strain in the job than he has in many months. They are also aware that primary challenges can weaken incumbents in a general election. The most recent example was President George Bush, who faced a primary challenger from the right in 1992 from Patrick J. Buchanan, a former aide to Richard Nixon and a prominent conservative…”

“Some public polling has found that more than 40 percent of Republicans are open to a primary challenge to Mr. Trump.”

Read more: https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/22/trump-advisers-privately-worried-about-primary-challenge/

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Reply Trump Advisers Privately Worried About Primary Challenge (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 22 OP
no_hypocrisy Aug 22 #1
samnsara Aug 22 #2
Tiggeroshii Aug 22 #15
FM123 Aug 22 #3
genxlib Aug 22 #4
RobinA Aug 22 #8
Lonestarblue Aug 22 #5
djacq Aug 22 #6
dhill926 Aug 22 #7
BlueIdaho Aug 22 #9
PRETZEL Aug 22 #10
IronLionZion Aug 22 #11
rurallib Aug 22 #12
justhanginon Aug 22 #13
geralmar Aug 22 #14
Yonnie3 Aug 22 #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:46 AM

1. And isn't this ironic?

Trump has supposedly kept his republican Senate and House "in line" all this time, with the implied threat that he'd primary THEM if they voted out of turn or spoke out of turn regarding any of his policies, executive orders, etc.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:49 AM

2. now he will be on the primary ballot? and how many states have said no names on primary w/o

...tax returns....? Unless hes primaried that wont effect trump.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:40 PM

15. I think wa and ca so far?

Dont quote me on that though

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:49 AM

3. Line'em up!

Yes, primary challenges can weaken incumbents in a general election especially if they are weak (minded, hearted, tempered etc) anyway.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:51 AM

4. Not sure what they are worried about

There aren't enough sane people left in the GOP to vote against him.

Anyone with any dignity left the party to be independent.


ETA. If a challenger really wants to do damage, then run as a serious conservative third party challenger in the general election.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:48 AM

8. This Is Anecdotal

of course, but everybody I know who voted for Trump would vote in a hot second for somebody sane if he showed up. But they will vote for Trump again if they have to. Some people in both parties simply won't vote for anybody in the OTHER party. I don't know what the deal with that is, but in my family you just don't vote for Democrats. Except for me and the family-by marriage misfits.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:58 AM

5. Even Republicans must be tired of Trump's unreality show.

Trump is exhausting us ll with his constant me, me, me, look at me, I’m so great. I have thought in the past that Trump is delusional—and this week’s antics certainly support that idea—but Trump is just playing to his base. I remember reading some interviews with Trump supporters last year in which they cited similar craziness from Trump and said that they knew he was just acting. They believed they could see through the nonsense and determine when he was serious, as in his hatred of Muslims and minorities. I am beginning to think they’re right. His supporters care about three major things: protecting white privilege, protecting ownership of any type of gun, and putting judges in place who support segregation, killing protections for LGBTQ, and overturning Roe v. Wade. Some of them also want him to establish their brand of extremist Christianity as the law of the land, and they do not care that the US Constitution outlaws that action.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:36 AM

6. Not to worry... He's "The Chosen One"



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:41 AM

7. so....

40 percent of repubs are open to a primary challenge, yet they continue to totally support him...strange...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:02 PM

9. The KKKGOP will not allow it.

They will not allow a series of expensive primaries or televised debates. No way - no how.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:15 PM

10. His advisors may think he's in a whole world of trouble

but seriously, whom among the Republicans with any semblence of name recognition would be a serious primary challenger? They've hitched their collective asses to his and now they just have to ride it out.

It sucks, doesn't it Republicans.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:23 PM

11. Do it Romney! Or Justin Amash, or someone

Bill Weld is running but gets very little media coverage. It would be great to have more candidates.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:50 PM

12. I still believe Romney sees himself as the "Chosen One"

and might give Trump a real tussle.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:11 PM

13. That would be something to see. The "Chosen One One"

versus the "Chosen One Two".
Idiots!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:20 PM

16. Locking after a review by Forum Hosts

The hosts received an alert that this is not important news of national interest.

The hosts agreed.

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