Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Wednesday Reads

Ya think, Newt?
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Will Paul Ryan go the way of now.


In truth, the GOP officials wrote off the presidential contest months ago. What they are really upset about is the negative impact of Trump's mouth on down ticket races:


There is a rule, Rule 9, which spells out how a nominee can be replaced. But: “The rule is pretty clear about the conditions for filling a vacancy,” Putnam writes. “The list is short: death, declination or otherwise. And let’s be clear here: The rule is intended to fill vacancies, not to lay the groundwork for a replacement.

“Some have speculated that ‘otherwise’ is ambiguous. Taken out of context it is,” he continued. “However, under the provisions for filling vacancies, it clearly fills in any gap between death and declination (i.e.: an incapacitating illness, but one that leaves the nominee neither dead nor able to decline to run further). And that was the intention.” In other words, the only way Trump won't be the nominee is if he drops dead, falls into a coma or simply decides not to run.
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Trump's latest shit is here.
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Good for the USSC.
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It is pure fantasy to think the GOP would dump Trump at this late date. They already wrote off this year's presidential election. What some of the critics are doing by distancing themselves from Trump is motivated by the down ticket races.
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