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  1. JoeNation
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    Growing Number Of GOP Politicians Refuse To Back Donald Trump In The General Election
    #NeverTrump picks up steam.
    03/02/2016 01:52 pm ET | Updated 1 hour ago
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    Many Republicans don't plan to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins the GOP nomination for president.
    WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) said Wednesday that he won't vote for Donald Trump, even if he becomes his party's presidential nominee.

    "I’m not going to vote for him in November," Baker told reporters, according to the Boston Globe, noting that he also didn't vote for Trump in the state's Super Tuesday primaries. Trump still easily won Massachusetts, capturing nearly half of the vote.

    Baker is the latest in a growing list of Republican officials who say they won't back Trump in the general election, which could cause problems for a party looking to unify and defeat the Democrats.

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, chair of the Republican Governors Association, hasn't gone quite as far as Baker, but on Tuesday, she refused to saywhether she would back Trump in November if he becomes the nominee. She clarified, however, that she won't be voting for the Democratic nominee either.

    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) also recently came out in recent days and said there's no way they'll be backing Trump this cycle. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) ruled out backing Trump late last year.

    And on Tuesday, the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign said he believed Democrat Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Trump.

    "Personally, I think Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump because I think that Donald Trump is a dangerous person and is someone who would embarrass America," Stevens said.

    But Trump has, slowly, started to pick up a bit of establishment support. Most notably, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) came out and endorsed Trump, although it seemed like the move was largely designed to spite Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

    Baker was a Christie backer, and he said he was "surprised" by the New Jersey governor's endorsement.

    On Twitter, the hashtag #NeverTrump has started to gain attention, with a growing number of die-hard Republicans admitting that they just couldn't ever bring themselves to back the GOP front-runner.

    "These people are not quietly concerned about Trump," wrote Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle. "They are appalled, repulsed, afraid and dismayed that their party could have let this happen. They wrote in the strongest possible language, and many were adamant that they would not stay home on Election Day, but in fact would vote for Hillary Clinton in the general and perhaps leave the Republican Party for good.

    Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday criticized Republicans who are already vowing not to back Trump, saying, "I believe when you're faced with a choice with Clinton corruption, appointing radical judges with a disastrous foreign policy, it's very hard for any serious Republican to not support the Republican nominee."

    Editor's Note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.
     
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    GOP Governors Hold Emergency Call to Discuss Trump
    Source: Political Wire

    Politico: “Top Republicans — including governors who convened an emergency conference call on Monday on which Trump was Topic A — expect the real estate mogul to carry as many as 10 states on Tuesday night, an outcome that would deal a body blow to Sen. Ted Cruz, who has staked his campaign heavily on the Southern states holding nominating contests, and to Sen. Marco Rubio, who has yet to win a primary and isn’t expected to do so on Tuesday.”

    “Trump’s march to the nomination has set off a wave of anxiety across the Republican Party establishment as top officials weigh whether to endorse him — or denounce him as anathema to the party’s values. Reflecting that angst, on Monday morning, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the heads of the Republican Governors Association, convened fellow governors for an unusual conference call to discuss how the primary was unfolding — and Trump was a central topic of conversation.”

    Read more: https://politicalwire.com/2016/02/29/gop-governors-hold-emergency-call-to-discuss-trump/
     
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    Major Republican Donors Push Dump Trump Effort
    by KASIE HUNT

    Major Republican donors convened a conference call Tuesday afternoon, hours before polls closed in Super Tuesday states, to convince fellow donors to fund an effort to cripple frontrunner Donald Trump.

    The call was hosted by Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Meg Whitman and hedge fund manager Paul Singer, who argued that it is not too late to stop Donald Trump. They warned, however: It has to happen fast, before the winner-take-all March 15 primaries cement Trump's delegate lead.

    Many former donors to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign who don't have a candidate to back were on the call.

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    A key state is Florida, argued Brian Baker, a Ricketts associate who moderated the discussion, according to a call participant. Illinois and Missouri are other places where ads from anti-Trump super PAC Our Principles PAC (so far funded mostly by a member of the wealthy Ricketts family) could make a difference.

    Our Principles PAC had announced earlier on Tuesday a seven-figure ad buy to air nationally on CNN and on Fox in Florida, Illinois and Michigan attacking Trump over his now-defunct real estate school Trump University as being a "scam."

    Donors have been reluctant to get on board with anti-Trump efforts out of skittishness around attacking him — and a failure to coalesce around a clear alternative candidate. Whitman backed Chris Christie; Ricketts had backed Scott Walker; and Singer is supporting Marco Rubio.

    The argument to these donors now: Trump has only been stopped in places where anti-Trump advertising has been on the airwaves. Our Principles PAC advertised in Iowa, where Cruz won. The Club for Growth was up against Trump in Oklahoma, another state that Cruz won.

    Stopping Trump requires limiting his victories in the winner-take-all states on March 15.

    Baker, who manages much of the Ricketts' political activity, walked donors through three weak areas that advertising could target, the source said:

    • His position on issues like immigration, where Trump has made contradictory statements.
    • His business record, like the failures at Trump University.
    • His controversial comments about race and in particular about women, which haven't been part of paid TV advertising to date.
    The question, however, is whether the urgency to stop Trump has escalated enough to convince donors to quickly pony up the millions of dollars that it would take an effort like this to be successful.

    Skepticism among donors exists. One longtime Republican donor, Fred Malek, who was not on the call, told NBC News last week that efforts to try and stop Trump at this point won't work.

    "If you did that I think there'd be deep-seated resentment at a group of wealthy donors telling people what to do," Malek said in a recent interview.

    The leaders are following up with donors on Wednesday calling with inquiries or questions.

    And some are enthusiastically on board. At least one asked: How can I wire the money so it arrives as fast as possible?
     
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  4. Daniel Jones
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    Don't mock us too much because you will be stuck with the same president, and when the dog mess hits the fan, you will get just as messy.
     
  5. JoeNation
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    Oh. I'm not mocking you, I'm just letting you know what your future holds. It ain't s republican in the White House and you brought it all on yourselves.
     
  6. IQless1
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    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    He's a lot like Trump, thin-skinned.
     
  7. David

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    moron joe posts things about guys getting boned quite often, doesn't he? Well, he does like Weiner, doesn't he?
     
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  8. CoinOKC
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    CoinOKC Donald Trump For President In 2020

    Indeed. Come to think of it, he also likes Hillary which, as we all know, may be a man.

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    GOP Foreign Policy Experts Warn A Trump Presidency Would Endanger America
    Better late than never.
    03/03/2016 12:44 am ET |
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    WASHINGTON -- Sixty Republican national security heavyweights vow in an open letter released late Wednesday to work “energetically” to prevent GOP front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party's nomination.

    The experts, who represent vastly divergent GOP ideologies, describe Trump's vision of American influence as “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.” They warned that a Trump presidency would “make America less safe” and “diminish our standing in the world.”

    Eliot Cohen, a former State Department official, and Bryan McGrath, a former Mitt Romney adviser, organized the letter, published by national security news site War on the Rocks. It was released the day after Trump won seven states on Super Tuesday, stoking his momentum and giving fresh urgency to a NeverTrump movement of Republican officials working against him.

    In just 454 words, the letter signatories eviscerated Trump for his “expansive use of torture,” his “hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric,” and his expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin. They slammed his proposal to require Mexico to build a wall on its border with the U.S. and accused him of behaving more like a “racketeer” than a dependable ally for suggesting that Japan pay for military protection. They accused Trump of holding an amorphous worldview -- switching from isolationism to interventionism, and refusing to acknowledge his past support for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the 2011 intervention in Libya.

    “We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation,” they wrote in the letter, signed by several people who backed the Iraq war and who favored supporting the opposition fighters in Libya.

    Some on Twitter mocked the signatories for taking a stand only after Trump’s Super Tuesday victories. But some signers have long been raising alarm over Trump’s candidacy.

    Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adviser to rival GOP candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), has been bashing Trump on Twitter long before the #NeverTrump movement made it safe to do so. Former State Department official Robert Kagan wrote a scathing article last week blaming the Republican Party for quietly embracing the same bigoted sentiments that Trump has espoused. Philip D. Zelikow, an attorney who headed the commission charged with uncovering what went wrong in the leadup to the Sept. 11 attacks, shut down Trump’s claim in December that the hijackers sent their wives to Saudi Arabia before the attacks.

    The letter represented a rare consensus from a disparate group of people. For example, former Pentagon adviser Matthew Kroenig is an outspoken critic of the Iran nuclear deal and has called for a military attack on Iran again and again. But Tufts University’s Daniel Drezner has long challenged the long-term strategic wisdom of a military strike on Iran and has acknowledged the nonproliferation benefits of the nuclear deal, while expressing skepticism about its regional implications.

    The 60 signers pledged not to support the Republican ticket in the November elections if Trump ends up as the nominee, effectively killing any chance of a high-level Trump administration job for any of them. McGrath told The Washington Post this doesn’t mean the signers would defect from the GOP and vote for the Democratic nominee, but some of his colleagues admitted to Politico they felt they had no other
     
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    But Trump endorsed me 4 years ago....

    Mitt Romney Weighs In On Trump: He's 'A Phony, A Fraud'
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    03/03/2016 09:37 am ET
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    DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romneyplans to deliver a rebuke of 2016 party front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday in a high-profile display of establishment unease with the incendiary New York billionaire.

    Billed as a major speech by the 2012 nominee, Romney's appearance in Utah comes hours before Trump and rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich share a debate stage in Detroit.

    The 9 p.m. EST debate hosted by Fox News will be the candidates' first face-to-face gathering since Super Tuesday nominating contests this week gave extra momentum to Trump but did not knock out his rivals.

    Mainstream figures in the party are trying to halt the real estate mogul's march to the nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.

    Some party leaders and donors have criticized Trump's positions on trade and immigration, including his calls to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, deport 11 million illegal immigrants and temporarily bar Muslims from entering the country.

    At the debate, Trump, 69, will be questioned by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for the first time since last year. Her questions angered him at the Republicans' first debate on Aug. 6 and prompting him to withdraw from one in Iowa in January, a move that appeared to cost him some votes.

    "I'm ready; I'm absolutely ready," he told ABC's "Good Morning America" program on Thursday when asked if he was prepared to face Kelly again.

    Romney, 68, has kept a low profile since losing to Obama in 2012. He flirted with a 2016 campaign but ultimately decided the country needed fresh leaders.

    Sources familiar with his thinking said Romney, in private conservations with friends and allies, had expressed increasing concern that Trump could become the party's nominee.

    In a speech at 9:30 a.m. MST in Salt Lake City, Romney plans to call Trump "a phony, a fraud" who is "playing the American public for suckers," according to media reports citing excerpts from his remarks.

    Romney will point to Trump's refusal to release his tax returns and initial reluctance to disavow an endorsement from a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group, sources said.

    Still, Romney is not expected to endorse anyone in his speech. Two sources close to the former Massachusetts governor said he had been leaning toward backing Rubio, the 44-year-old U.S. senator from Florida who won the Miami Herald's endorsement late Wednesday.

    Romney will point to Rubio; Cruz, a 45-year-old U.S. senator from Texas; and Ohio Governor Kasich, 63, as offering serious policy alternatives. He also will call Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton "untrustworthy and dishonest," according to the excerpts.

    On Thursday, Trump, in a round of television interviews and posts on Twitter, calledRomney "a failed candidate" who had "begged" him for an endorsement in 2012 before losing to Obama.

    "Mitt Romney is a stiff," Trump told NBC's "Today" program.



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    The Detroit debate will be one more opportunity for Rubio and Cruz to try to slow Trump's momentum. They are the last two anti-Trump candidates standing in what has been a bruising nomination battle. Kasich, endorsed by the Detroit News on Thursday, has largely steered clear of the anti-Trump effort and tried to remain above the fray.

    Rubio attacked Trump at the last debate on Feb. 25 and has attempted to establish himself as the party's main alternative by labeling him as a "con artist" who has escaped serious vetting by news media fixated on his star power and brash rhetoric.

    Asked if he would try to appear more presidential at the forum, Trump rejected that idea, telling NBC he expected to be roundly attacked and has to hit back.

    He also dismissed a scathing open letter from more than 60 Republican national security leaders who said they opposed Trump and his stance on many foreign policy issues. His presidency would make the United States less safe and diminish its world standing, they said.

    "We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office," the letter on Wednesday read.

    Veteran Republican foreign policy strategist Richard Grenell said the debate at Detroit's Fox Theater could be a lively one.

    "Since Trump is clearly on a roll, he needs to pivot and start uniting the Republican Party and alleviate the concerns that he can't act presidential," Grenell said. "Rubio and Cruz are going to need to take each other out in order to whittle down the field."

    Meanwhile, Trump has also tangled with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. After criticism from the nation's top elected Republican, Trump said Ryan could either get along with him or "pay a price."

    Ryan told Fox's "Fox & Friends" program on Thursday that he was making arrangements to talk with all the remaining candidates soon but that he had not spoken with Trump and was refraining from endorsing anyone.

    "I just don't know the Donald," Ryan said.

    (Reporting by Steve Holland; Additional reporting by Susan Heavey and Megan Cassella; Editing by Peter Cooney and Lisa Von Ahn)

    This article was funded in part by SAP. It was independently created by the Reuters editorial staff. SAP had no editorial involvement in its creation or production.
     
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    GOP gets ready to go 'nuclear' over Trump
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    Mitt Romney's big speech today blasting Donald Trump and warning all voters that he is simply not fit to be president.

    They're asking why he did it. Because it seems like Romney's efforts will only help the Trump cause. Remember that Trump's entire allure to the voters seems to come from his open challenge to the establishment in both parties. And Romney's efforts will surely be seen as proof that the more and more unpopular establishment is frantic to stop him.

    But that legitimate question ignores the fact that the said establishment is more than just frantic to stop Trump; it's becoming more and more willing to invoke an electoral nuclear option. And Romney's speech today could be part of laying the groundwork for such an option.

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    The strategy has three main stages:

    1. Lay a groundwork for major party donors and leaders to refuse to support Trump even if he wins a majority of the delegates.
    2. Get behind one of the remaining GOP candidates, and give him the financial support and enough political cover to run even as a third candidate in the November race.
    3. Play Electoral College math and hope that no one wins the required 270 electoral votes in November. That throws the election into the heavily GOP-controlled House and gives the presidency to the establishment-blessed Republican.
     
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  12. IQless1
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    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    Buh-bye "big tent" republican party. :)
     
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    Trump Campaign Official Arrested On Federal Charges Linked To Bundy Ranch

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    By SARA JERDE Published MARCH 3, 2016, 12:01 PM EST

    FBI agents arrested Jerry DeLemus, co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire, on Thursday following his indictment in connection with the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

    Federal charges against DeLemus included "conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, attempting to impede or injure a federal law enforcement officer and several firearms charges," the newspaper reported.

    Susan DeLemus, a state representative and fellow supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, confirmed her husband's arrest to the newspaper. Trump announced that he was forming Veterans for Trump in July and named DeLemus among the co-chairs.

    The standoff in Nevada two years ago came after federal officials said Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy allowed his cattle to graze on federal land for decades without paying grazing fees. Bundy invited hundreds of followers, many of them armed, to his ranch to push back against federal officers who were impounding his cattle.

    The event resurfaced in headlines this year when Bundy's sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, organized a standoff of their own at a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. DeLemus traveled to Oregon to visit their occupation and called their cause "peaceful" and "constitutionally just."

    DeLemus told Reuters at the time that he wanted to tell Trump "the whole story” of the Oregon occupation, adding that he expected the story would "arouse" the real estate mogul and inspire him to head West. The standoff lasted for 41 days and resulted in several arrests and the death of one militant in a confrontation with police. Trump never visited the refuge, but did say that he would have acted to end the standoff because “you cannot let people take over federal property."

    Susan DeLemus also spent time in the media spotlight recently for defending Trump against Pope Francis, whom she called the "anti-Christ." She later told Politico that she was referring to the papacy, not Francis in particular.
     
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  14. Daniel Jones
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    There has been a division in the Republican party for decades, as you well know, between constitutional conservatives and big government, populists. This party probably will be destroyed after this election because these divisions are coming to a head.
     
  15. IQless1
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    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

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    Trump SMASH!
     
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    IQless1 trump supporters are scum

    Mrs. Cruz, to the producers: "Ughhhhh, don't make us kiss now."

    LOL
     
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    DOJ Exonerates Clinton's Handling Of Email But Few Report It
    By Karoli Kuns

    It's a disgrace that the only "major" media outlet to report this was the right-wing Washington Times. After months of having Hillary Clinton's email non-scandal gracing every major media outlet in the country, not one single Beltway reporter caught this one until the Washington Times did. And even after they did, no one reported it until late Friday, when Buzzfeed and Chris Hayes managed to scrounge a report about it.

    That's a disgrace.


    In a little noticed brief, filed on Wednesday to a federal court, Department of Justice lawyers outlined a comprehensive defense of the contentious decision by Hillary Clinton to wipe the private email server she used as secretary of state: The attorneys assert that, regardless of whether she used a personal or government account, Clinton was within her legal right to handpick the emails that qualified as federal records — and to delete the ones she deemed personal.

    “There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server,” write the Justice Department attorneys, representing the State Department in the brief.

    The lawyers add that under policies issued by the State Department and by NARA, the National Archives and Records Administration, government employees “are permitted and expected to exercise judgment to determine what constitutes a federal record.”

    Can someone please tell me why there's always extra air time for the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and breathless reports about why Hillary might go to jail, but when the official legal opinion of the United States Department of Justice comes out, there's radio silence?

    (It's rhetorical. We all know the answer.)

    This coverage has been an utter disgrace right from the beginning, and it's not just doing harm to her candidacy. It's doing harm to our democracy. Imagine what they'll do to Bernie Sanders or any other candidate they view as a serious threat to a Republican presidency.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2015/09/doj-exonerates-clintons-handling-email-few
     

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