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Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
September 6, 2019 | Zachary Leeman

Four states are canceling their Republican primaries and caucuses, which spells very bad news for Republican Trump challengers, who already faced a near-impossible road anyway.

South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, and Kansas Republicans are expected to finalize plans to cancel their primaries this weekend, according to Politico.

“Trump and his allies and the Republican National Committee are doing whatever they can do to eliminate primaries in certain states and make it very difficult for primary challengers to get on the ballot in a number of states,” the controversial Joe Walsh, who recently announced his primary challenge to Trump, said in reaction to the cancellation news.

He went on to say that the Republican Party should be “ashamed” of itself, which seems a strange strategy for someone literally trying to be the nominee of that political party.

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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 09:54:48 AM »
I'm glad AZ is scrapping the Presidential Preference.  It's a total waste of money that the Party can now use for electioneering in the Fall.  (In AZ, the Parties pay for these elections.)
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 12:31:44 AM »
Stupid.  Force Trump on us.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 07:34:52 AM »
The despotic nature of politics as usual... an Incumbent Protection Program!
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 10:10:27 AM »
The despotic nature of politics as usual... an Incumbent Protection Program!

Why would we spend the money and time on this when the President's approval rating among Republicans is over 90%?  There isn't another Republican who can win the primary or the general election.

All this would serve is the opposition's need for video clips to use during the general campaign.  Why would anyone want to hand Warren or Biden this treasure trove and weaken our candidate at this critical point in our history??

It's frightening how deeply some believe President Warren is preferable to President Trump.

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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 10:14:30 AM »
Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy


GOP Coup is near completion. 
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 10:22:02 AM »
GOP Coup is near completion.

We're finally getting smart.  If some <1% candidates want air time for a vanity challenge --- let them run as democrats.

The GOP has better and more important ways to spend our time and money.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 10:22:46 AM »
Why would we spend the money and time on this when the President's approval rating among Republicans is over 90%?  There isn't another Republican who can win the primary or the general election.



Over 90%?  All the poils I checked showed 80-90% which IS NOT a resounding endorsement for an incumbent POTUS within his own party.
Can you show me one poll that has him over and consisently over 90%?
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 10:24:46 AM »
Over 90%?  All the poils I checked showed 80-90% which IS NOT a resounding endorsement for an incumbent POTUS within his own party.
Can you show me one poll that has him over and consisently over 90%?

I could show you several .... but I'll let you play with Google ... I'm going to do more today than argue with a brick wall.

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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2019, 10:49:38 AM »
I could show you several .... but I'll let you play with Google ... I'm going to do more today than argue with a brick wall.

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Gallup- 88%   https://news.gallup.com/poll/203198/presidential-approval-ratings-donald-trump.aspx
WaPo- 85%  https://news.gallup.com/poll/203198/presidential-approval-ratings-donald-trump.aspx
Gallup -87% https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/jun/06/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-republican-voters-him-more-they-  (June composites)
CNN   86%
Politico/Morning Consult 84%
Harvard-Harris   83%
Economist/YouGov 82%
Reuters/Ipsos-   82%

Am I missing any?  Because, I think your over "90%" comment is incorrect, as is your estimation of his popularity within the party.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2019, 10:59:08 AM »
GOP Coup is near completion.

And people question my inclination to stay home on election day and read a good book instead.  Not that it matters in the primary here in PA since last year, I changed my voter registration from Republican to Independent, thus proving myself to be a commie loving democrat.  :whistle:
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2019, 11:16:41 AM »
   Doesn't the corrupt democrat party do this all the time?  It looks bad, IMHO. Begs the question 'What is Trump afraid of?'
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2019, 11:27:37 AM »
Why would we spend the money and time on this when the President's approval rating among Republicans is over 90%?  There isn't another Republican who can win the primary or the general election.

All this would serve is the opposition's need for video clips to use during the general campaign.  Why would anyone want to hand Warren or Biden this treasure trove and weaken our candidate at this critical point in our history??

It's frightening how deeply some believe President Warren is preferable to President Trump.

It's the optics of not giving folks a choice that is being given to the opposition....which they will no doubt use re: that accusation of theirs that Trump is a dictator.  Plays right into their hands.  You really don't see that? 
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2019, 11:38:06 AM »
Is this true, or is Walsh just stirring up stuff?
If true:
It is not a good idea.
It sets a precedent that I think will lead us down a slippery slope.
A National party should not be allowed to pick and choose which states should hold primaries.
If they keep this nonsense up, the Republican Party will be the American version of the Politburo.
I do not buy that they are trying to save money, it is an excuse.
The Liberals will have a field day with this saying like, “Republicans are not only denying minority voting rights, they are keeping their own people from going to the polls”.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2019, 12:09:11 PM »
And people question my inclination to stay home on election day and read a good book instead.  Not that it matters in the primary here in PA since last year, I changed my voter registration from Republican to Independent, thus proving myself to be a commie loving democrat.  :whistle:

This is going to have the exact opposite affect for Trump.  I think many people will do that.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2019, 12:33:47 PM »
In some states the Democrats have done this in the past, all the more reason that we should not.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2019, 01:09:53 PM »
Are there no GOP challengers down the ballot? I guess that means you better like all the incumbents as there is no way to vote them out with another GOP candidate. Or in these states can multiple GOP candidates be on the National election?
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2019, 01:14:01 PM »
It's the optics of not giving folks a choice that is being given to the opposition....which they will no doubt use re: that accusation of theirs that Trump is a dictator.  Plays right into their hands.  You really don't see that?

I get this @XenaLee   I also get that playing right into the hands of those who would believe the President is a dictator is not my concern.  They've already made their decision the President is a dictator and their choice about voting for the President's reelection.  I'm all for shaking the sand off our sandals and moving on from this group.

These vanity candidates are in it for the money.  Nothing else; just a chance to keep contributions from the hardcore NT group hoping to wound the President so he loses in 2020 and they can twist that into proof they were right all along.

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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2019, 01:16:03 PM »
This is going to have the exact opposite affect for Trump.  I think many people will do that.

Absurd.   *****rollingeyes*****
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2019, 01:18:27 PM »
There isn't another Republican who can win the primary or the general election.
A convicted felon, Keith Russell Judd, won 41% of the vote—from DEMOCRATS— in West Virginia because he was not Barack Obama.

John Wolfe, whose notability is even less than Weld or Walsh, came within 7 points of beating Obama in Missouri because he was not Barack Obama.

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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2019, 01:24:42 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2019, 01:26:40 PM »
One doesn't primary an incumbent with an 87% approval of the Party.
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Re: Four states scrap GOP primaries and caucuses, Trump challengers not happy
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2019, 01:29:10 PM »
I'm glad AZ is scrapping the Presidential Preference.  It's a total waste of money that the Party can now use for electioneering in the Fall.  (In AZ, the Parties pay for these elections.)
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This is "Putineze-Hitlereze - choosing the candidate for us.  We don't have a choice.  There will be other Republican candidates for president but dictator Trump just took them from us.

Plus, it takes away Republicans down the ballot - no choice there if another Republican for an office held by a different one now.  This is  tyranny. 

Someone in those states doing this should take this to court.
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2019, 01:31:50 PM »
In some states the Democrats have done this in the past, all the more reason that we should not. Democrats should be seen as the party most likely to anoint their leader. We shouldn’t follow.
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Have not heard of this in Texas.  Could you find that happening?  Plus, happening in other states.  I am not familiar with this.
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