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(UPI)   Yet another person enters the field to lose to Donald Trump in 2020   (upi.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 08:19:55 PM  
He may lose to Cheeto, but I hope enough people that vote for him in the losing bid will be pissed enough to not vote at all. We need a spoiler on their side.
 
2019-04-15 08:46:07 PM  
It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln -- equality, dignity, and opportunity for all

That's exactly why I vote Democrat.
 
2019-04-15 08:55:34 PM  
He's my boyfriend, but he's from Aleppo so you probably never heard of him.
 
2019-04-15 08:57:30 PM  
Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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2019-04-15 09:07:31 PM  
Well... this is going to spice things up.
 
2019-04-15 09:37:11 PM  
Did the RNC decide to allow primary challengers to Trump?  Last I saw (a bit ago now) they were blocking challenges
 
2019-04-15 09:39:08 PM  
Excellent. Divide the party and have it splintered for the general election. I never thought I would look at Ross Perot with such fondness.
 
2019-04-15 10:36:41 PM  
good luck bill.
 
2019-04-15 11:48:29 PM  
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2019-04-15 11:54:44 PM  

whither_apophis: Did the RNC decide to allow primary challengers to Trump?  Last I saw (a bit ago now) they were blocking challenges


those rules are determined by the state parties, barring the national RNC outright rejecting his nomination (which they should have fncking done with The Dotard). we shall see...
 
2019-04-15 11:55:01 PM  

Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?
 
2019-04-15 11:55:34 PM  
This can only hurt Trump, so I approve. The lengths the GOP will go to in order to protect Trump from a challenge may put people off.
 
2019-04-15 11:58:02 PM  

quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?


because he's the first to challenge him for the R nomination.

this may spark a few more primary challengers for the Dotard, and there's a nonzero chance that the national RNC just shuts down the primaries entirely to defend God Emperor Daddy.

that might not go as well for them as they think...
 
2019-04-15 11:58:59 PM  
He's like some sort of deranged, elderly, orange energizer bunny. He just keeps going.
 
2019-04-16 12:02:54 AM  

stickmangrit: quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?

because he's the first to challenge him for the R nomination.

this may spark a few more primary challengers for the Dotard, and there's a nonzero chance that the national RNC just shuts down the primaries entirely to defend God Emperor Daddy.

that might not go as well for them as they think...


I know that they were talking about shutting it all down to protect the God-Emperor; I figured that THAT was an outlier thing. If someone else can primary him; well, that'll save the Turtle the effort of getting rid of him.

/ who knows though. His support in Cucklandia has only grown.
 
2019-04-16 12:11:26 AM  
 This year if Canada goes Conservative the US will go Democrat and if Canada stays with Liberals the US will have a GOP president in 2020. This has held true for ages.
 
2019-04-16 12:13:37 AM  

quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?


The mid-90's was the last time there was anything approaching a reasonable conservative.
 
2019-04-16 12:15:20 AM  

iheartscotch: stickmangrit: quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?

because he's the first to challenge him for the R nomination.

this may spark a few more primary challengers for the Dotard, and there's a nonzero chance that the national RNC just shuts down the primaries entirely to defend God Emperor Daddy.

that might not go as well for them as they think...

I know that they were talking about shutting it all down to protect the God-Emperor; I figured that THAT was an outlier thing. If someone else can primary him; well, that'll save the Turtle the effort of getting rid of him.

/ who knows though. His support in Cucklandia has only grown.


as i said, this is the first crack in the dam. if they shut it all down immediately, then we'll see what the backlash (if any) is. but if Kasich sees this as some also-ran stealing his thunder and makes a move soon, we could see some serious shiat.
 
2019-04-16 12:17:16 AM  
A Republican, this time!
 
2019-04-16 12:17:57 AM  
Is there any way for a real Republican to challenge Trump? If not you might just as well skip the Election and go straight to nuking Washington from a silo in Idaho or where ever they are.
 
2019-04-16 12:18:19 AM  

Murkanen: quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?

The mid-90's was the last time there was anything approaching a reasonable conservative.


There are plenty of reasonable conservatives. They just became Democrats.

There hasn't been a reasonable Republican since the mid 90s thanks to Newt Gingrich.
 
2019-04-16 12:29:46 AM  

brantgoose: Is there any way for a real Republican to challenge Trump? If not you might just as well skip the Election and go straight to nuking Washington from a silo in Idaho or where ever they are.


as i said, and have said before, Kasich's been positioning himself for a primary run for over a year. now, i wouldn't vote for him in a million years (barring the D candidate being a lock by the time the SC primary rolls around and i can safely vote to fark with the Rs [so no farking chance]), but he's the most well-known choice to make Two Scoops bleed in the primary, or mount an absolute (and sustained) shiatfit over being shut out by the party (which could potentially cost Dotard ohio, which would be fun).
 
2019-04-16 12:52:48 AM  
So he announced twice?
 
2019-04-16 12:54:39 AM  

quiotu: Shostie: Most recently, he was the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

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According to the article, this guy hasn't done shiat politically since the mid-90's.

Exactly why should anyone give a shiat about this guy?


According to history, your President hasn't done shiat politically since he grew pubic hair.
 
2019-04-16 01:02:39 AM  
Does anyone actually thing that Trump would sit out the general election if he gets primaried? With his ego I can't see how he wouldn't run as an independent if that happens.

I would love to see that.
 
2019-04-16 01:26:00 AM  

SirSigsegV: Does anyone actually thing that Trump would sit out the general election if he gets primaried? With his ego I can't see how he wouldn't run as an independent if that happens.

I would love to see that.


Never going to happen - he'd actually have to use his own money if he didn't have the GOP-aligned PACs.
 
2019-04-16 01:48:36 AM  
His best bet would be to go Libertarian. That way, he'd be guaranteed a spot on the ballot for 2020 and can get the most possible votes.

I know Farkers don't like hearing that, but at some point, D's have to do a little bit of subterfuge. Convince him to go with the L's and run - they wouldn't mind the extra 1-2% of votes and they'd get to do a little damage to R's at the same time.
 
2019-04-16 01:53:32 AM  

JAGChem82: His best bet would be to go Libertarian. That way, he'd be guaranteed a spot on the ballot for 2020 and can get the most possible votes.

I know Farkers don't like hearing that, but at some point, D's have to do a little bit of subterfuge. Convince him to go with the L's and run - they wouldn't mind the extra 1-2% of votes and they'd get to do a little damage to R's at the same time.


There'll be a libertarian candidate no matter what. Libertarianism is to the right what socialism is to the left though (albeit less popular), and having this guy run against Trump's consolidation of power from within the GOP primary itself may cause some division. Especially when the party inevitably works to undermine the primary challenge.
 
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2019-04-16 02:07:18 AM  

Scythed: There'll be a libertarian


Uhh excuse you, they prefer to be called classical liberals now, thank you
 
2019-04-16 03:57:56 AM  

avanti: da stays with Liberals the US will have a GOP president in 2020. This has held true for ages.


What happens if Canada goes NDP?
 
2019-04-16 04:18:32 AM  

CalebWilliamson: avanti: da stays with Liberals the US will have a GOP president in 2020. This has held true for ages.

What happens if Canada goes NDP?


The Federalist Party wins the US election.
 
2019-04-16 04:39:56 AM  
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I don't know anything about this guy, but his appearance reminds me of a really old Captain America (Chris Evans), and being telegenic always gets votes (just ask JFK).  So you never know...
 
2019-04-16 07:39:01 AM  
crab bucket
 
2019-04-16 08:32:40 AM  
Apparently Tax day really got under the admins' skin with all these troll greens.
 
2019-04-16 11:40:00 AM  

Fart_Machine: So he announced twice?


Yes I also recall him announcing his primary challenge to Trump... better than a month ago?  How can you officially announce this twice?
 
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