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Sat Aug 6, 2016, 10:56 PM

Republicans can "handle" trump or hide him, they cannot change the fact

He revealed his true self. He's irrational and exhibits no self control. He possess no compassion or sympathy, he demonstrated the degree to which he can become unhinged by someone's accurate description of him. He lies pathologically. We've all been witness, there is no putting that genie back in the bottle.

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Reply Republicans can "handle" trump or hide him, they cannot change the fact (Original post)
onecaliberal Aug 2016 OP
Chasstev365 Aug 2016 #1
stopbush Aug 2016 #2
Doctor Jack Aug 2016 #4
Doctor Jack Aug 2016 #3
unblock Aug 2016 #5

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 11:00 PM

1. if you tell him NOT to do or say something, he DOES it because he is an ass!

 

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT GOP! I think they know they're fucked and will only work on holding Congress.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 11:02 PM

2. The media is still looking for a horse race

and they will tout any positive about Trump to the hills.

It's like a football game with Trump trailing by 50 points. If he can run a single play without fumbling, the media is ready to award him 51 points and declare the race is back to neck-and-neck.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 11:06 PM

4. They claimed 2008 and 2012 were a toss up too

And look at what happened in those. Trump could be down by 40 points on November 7th and they would still say that we don't know whats going to happen.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 11:05 PM

3. I believe his "unorthodox" campaign tricked a lot of people early on

And by "people" I mean those in the media and at the RNC. I think they saw him skirting conventional wisdom and doing the opposite of successful campaigns in the past and thought "who, if he is doing this, he must have some brilliant master strategy at work. No presidential candidate would act like this if it wasn't some 12 dimensional chess shit or something."

Back in June with the attacking of the judge, some people starting to figure out that "ok, maybe this guy doesn't quite understand what he's doing but maybe he can recover". But by the end of the republican convention and the attacks on the Khan family, most now realize "ok, trump is clearly an erratic, racist, moron that stumbled into the nomination like a blind man that happened to find a nickel on the street."

So you're right, Trump has revealed his true self and the republicans are realizing that the odd but somehow captivating doctor is actually just a mental patient that stole a lab coat and is speaking gibberish.

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 01:39 AM

5. Trump realized that the media turned primary season into a "reality" show

And trump is well suited for a game where trashing other people's reputations gets the kicked off the island one by one.

Fortunately for us, he is very ill-equipped to handle a general election, which requires a different strategy.

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