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Thomas L. Friedman’s Plan to Split the GOP to Beat Trump

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Posted By: JoElla Bee, 5/9/2019 7:56:29 PM

RUSH: Ralph in Tampa. You’re next, sir.[Snip]Tom Friedman came up with an idea, and his idea is for the Republicans, the Never Trump Republicans to get together and find a Never Trump Republican, moderate Republican to somehow get on the presidential ballot as an independent. That only Trump will win the nomination. They don’t want a nomination fight. That’s not what they want. They want a Republican third-party candidate. But they don’t want this person to win. The Friedman idea — let me attach a name to it. Somebody like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who hates Trump, or Mitt Romney,

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Rush says the Never-Trumpers who hate the POTUS are already planning it.
Sounds similar to Ross Perot helping Clinton to win to me. Any Republican who would work to throw an election to the Dems, knowing who and what is in control of that party now, is more evil than they are in my eyes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux 5/9/2019 8:08:31 PM (No. 59969)
Doofus habitually wrong out-of-touch losers are to be ignored.

TrumpTrain, 2020.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Locarno 5/9/2019 8:12:49 PM (No. 59967)
I can see Rush´s point here. Personally, I doubt the Never Trumpers are nearly as strong nor influential as they think they are. They appear to be a dying breed IMHO. Let´s face it, we´re always going to have our McCains and our Romneys in the party. Thats just part of who the GOP is. The point is they appear to be on the decline, while Trump and his base are on the incline.

Now, this trick they have about putting a 3rd party nominee as an Independent in the swing states to siphon off just enough votes to let the donkey win is troubling. I doubt whether they have anyone that could do it successfully. Still, we need to be on our guard. The deep-state RINOs are every bit our enemy as much as the donkeys are.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/9/2019 8:14:35 PM (No. 59960)
I want the GOPe to die. I´ll happily pound the stake.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 5/9/2019 8:20:22 PM (No. 59964)
The way the red hot economy is set to become white hot, PDT´s support will be in the mid nineties with the Republican base. It ain´t happening.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby 5/9/2019 8:23:09 PM (No. 59972)
#2 Jeff Flake would do it in a heartbeat if it would screw President Trump! So would Kasick and Corker all anti- Trumpers! But who vote for those fools?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man 5/9/2019 8:38:50 PM (No. 59966)
Maybe they’ll run John McCain with Ted Kennedy as his running mate. Only brain dead Republicans would vote against Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zuker5 5/9/2019 8:47:12 PM (No. 59959)
They tried this last time, too, with David French, and Evan McMullen. This will be just as successful.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/9/2019 9:51:29 PM (No. 59961)
If only the people in Washington used as much energy to keep illegals out.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena 5/9/2019 9:51:36 PM (No. 59962)
The Never-Trumpers all live in blue states, so they are irrelevant.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman 5/9/2019 10:03:47 PM (No. 59971)
Once again, the Ross Perot "red herring" argument is used to discourage what must be done.

There were several flaws in the Perot campaign:

* It was essentially a "top down" one man Dallas show, not "bottom up"
* Few elected officials crossed over to his Reform party
* Perot effectively quit running, just as he led in the polls. Whether it was threats to his daughter, or aliens on his lawn - did he really want to be POTUS?

Despite that, his party still drew 18.9% of the popular vote in November 1992 because its platform resonated with the public. Middle class Americans heard that "giant sucking sound" of NAFTA jobs going to Mexico. They also agreed that the two globalist funded "major" parties were not representing their interests.

Rush is over 99% right, but Perot was 100% right on these issues.

One can argue that the Tea Party movement was a direct result of the Perot campaign, and Trump’s MAGA campaign a follow up to that.

America needs a serious political realignment. A new party, representing and funded by middle class working Americans, populated by an elected POTUS and Freedom Caucus members of Congress with the courage to cross over, can succeed where Perot failed - and replace the feckless GOP.

Remeber that in 1860 a new party won the WH, and displaced the "established" feckless Whig party. That was none other than the Republican Party itself, and its nominee Abraham Lincoln.

Yes, that triggered our first Civil War - but hasn´t the second one already started? Let´s just pray that it doesn´t turn "hot" like the first one - we may not survive it with China, Iran, and Russia circling overhead.

Democracy and democratic republics can be risky indeed - but they are worth it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: doublesharp 5/9/2019 10:23:59 PM (No. 59970)
Perp walk Hillery and watch this noise dry up. It´s time!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 5/9/2019 11:47:20 PM (No. 59963)
Like Wiley Coyote´s plan to catch the Road Runner.....ALWAYS ´fool proof´, and ALWAYS a total joke.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney 5/10/2019 12:00:55 AM (No. 59965)
The dems have used divide & conquer before and may try it again. So their pals the RINOs aren´t very original, eh?

MAGA!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/10/2019 1:30:52 AM (No. 59958)
I don´t care if they do put someone on the ballot against the President. I know what´s going to happen....My big problem here in Virginia, with its open primaries, is which Weak Commucrat to vote for! AHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 5/10/2019 5:46:39 AM (No. 59968)
The idea is based on a faulty premise. The premise is that when a sitting President faces a primary challenge he will lose the general election because he faced a primary challenge. Leaving aside George H.W. Bush who lost because of Ross Perot, sitting Presidents have only faced a primary challenge when people in their Party sensed that they were a weak candidate for re-election. One example, Ted Kennedy ran against Jimmy Carter because he sensed that Jimmy was vulnerable, not in order to cause Jimmy to lose. Jimmy Carter was going to lose re-election whether or not Kennedy ran against him.
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