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Recent Trump news, Repubs appear fed up

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:22 pm
On my recent foray into Google news, I see there is apparent rebellion or intervention seemingly happening. I'll post a few links, haven't read it all yet myself. I just read something about different dates and modes of how to get him off the ballot, but managed not to save it. Oops, yes I did, it's the Daily Beast article. One deadline was tomorrow, 8/4.

My links are in no special order -

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/donald-trump-campaign-disarray/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-reaches-new-level-of-panic-over-trumps-candidacy/2016/08/03/de461880-5988-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/03/the-rnc-can-legally-dump-donald-trump-but-it-has-to-act-fast.html

 
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:33 pm
@ossobucotemp,
They have until September 1st to convince him to bow out so they can replace him. I hope they don't make it.

I think Trump is doing a great job.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:36 pm
@maxdancona,
Yeah, the Sept deadline was last and sounded least likely.

Pence's move is interesting to me.

Another link, http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mike-pence-breaks-donald-trump-strongly-support-paul/story?id=41097589
revelette2
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 05:46 pm
@ossobucotemp,
Ordinarily, it would be big news if a running mate says or does something opposite of the top of the ticket. This election season, who knows how it is all going to end. If they pick someone else, we might be screwed.

If he wasn't such a mean hearted guy, I would feel sorry for him. But every time he opens his mouth or pounds on his twitter keys, he says something either mean or really clueless. Most of the time just mean. I still can't get over him thinking if his daughter was sexually harassed, she should just get another job.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 07:04 pm

Has anyone noticed that someone just leaked naked photos of Mr. Trump's current wife to the New York Post?

I hesitate to link, because regardless of whether the link is to the NYP article itself or just to a blogger commenting on the article, the link would include some very naked photos.

My guess is that "someone" is trying to shift the headlines to something else. (I don't think this "someone" needs to worry though. I think he's going to win the election regardless.)
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 07:07 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
Has anyone notice that someone just leaked naked photos of Mr. Trump's current wife to the New York Post?


You mean the nude photoshoot she did that was published in a magazine years ago? "Leaked" doesn't make any sense in this context. It implies the photos were made public against her will when it was something published in 1996 with her consent.
Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 07:35 pm
@ossobucotemp,
The Daily Beast article puts the best face on the possibility of Trump leaving. They say that the phrase in the Republican rules committee which says:
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the Republican National Committee is hereby authorized and empowered to fill any and all vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise of the Republican candidate for President of the United States
, because the word "otherwise" is in there, means the Republican Party can remove Trump from the nomination for being unfit, even against his will. I am not so sure. The article says that if Trump fights and goes to litigation, it will be difficult. I agree. About a quarter of the states require those electors in primary elections must vote for who was on the ballot, and if Trump is taken down after the nomination, those states will likely say that Trump's firing was a way around state law and prevent the new replacement candidate from appearing on the ballot in that state.

In short, unless Trump resigns, the Republicans are stuck with him no matter how much he stinks up the place during the campaign.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 10:05 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:
You mean the nude photoshoot she did that was published in a magazine years ago?

I guess so.


Robert Gentel wrote:
"Leaked" doesn't make any sense in this context. It implies the photos were made public against her will when it was something published in 1996 with her consent.

I don't think the New York Post dug up the old magazine and got the pictures. I think someone handed them copies of the pictures with the intention that they be printed.

I think she consented to this being done, but I don't see the problem with the term leak. It looks like the photos were provided to them surreptitiously without the source being acknowledged.
Blickers
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2016 10:48 am
@oralloy,
Sorry, oralloy, once you've posed for a picture in a major magazine that has been on magazine racks coast-to-coast, you can't call that picture re-surfacing a "leak". A "leak" is when something secret is let out, and this picture was definitely not intended to be secret.
joe gadway
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 05:17 am
@ossobucotemp,
Sounds like good news to me. I was happy to see Republican Representative from Colorado Mike Coffman criticize Trump in an ad. "I don't care for him much."
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/rep-mike-coffman-would-consider-voting-libertarian-after-producing-ad-distancing-himself-from-trump
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 05:43 am
@Blickers,
Blickers wrote:
Sorry, oralloy, once you've posed for a picture in a major magazine that has been on magazine racks coast-to-coast, you can't call that picture re-surfacing a "leak". A "leak" is when something secret is let out, and this picture was definitely not intended to be secret.

Major magazine??? I've never heard of that magazine before. (While I'm far from a connoisseur of porn magazines, I have heard of magazines like Playboy and Penthouse.) I question whether this was a major magazine.

I doubt that very many people who saw the pictures in the New York Post had had previous access to the pictures in that older magazine.

At any rate, all this objection to the term leak is bemusing to me. Does anyone here doubt that "someone" surreptitiously provided these pictures to the New York Post with the intention that they be published?

Does anyone here have any doubt as to who that "someone" is?

There is a bit of levity to be enjoyed here if you guys can get past this fixation on the meaning of "leak".
Blickers
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 08:02 am
@oralloy,
Does the magazine have national distribution? Yes. There are any of dozens of magazines whose names I don't remember, but that doesn't mean they aren't on magazine racks in supermarkets and convenience stores across the country.

The way Melania's profession works is: Somebody who wants to make money by nationally distributing a magazine pays Melania to pose, which hopefully will boost the sales of that magazine. The wider the distribution of the magazine, the more Melania gets paid, which is great by Melania's viewpoint, that's why she's in the profession. Melania tries, therefore, to perform her poses in the widest distributed magazines she can. So if Melania is openly looking for the magazines with the widest possible distribution to pose for, Melania's friends can't kvetch when somebody recalls her posing, that is, doing her job.
oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2016 08:38 am
@Blickers,
Blickers wrote:
So if Melania is openly looking for the magazines with the widest possible distribution to pose for, Melania's friends can't kvetch when somebody recalls her posing, that is, doing her job.

This is not a case of somebody recalling her posing. Is it possible that you don't realize who leaked her pictures? The leak happened right in the middle of a bunch of negative headlines about Mr. Trump, right when the Trump campaign was desperate to get something else in the headlines.

I suspect that Melania's friends could kvetch if they wanted to. I doubt they will though. Party unity and all that.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2016 09:18 am
@oralloy,
Quote:
At any rate, all this objection to the term leak is bemusing to me. Does anyone here doubt that "someone" surreptitiously provided these pictures to the New York Post with the intention that they be published?


Yes. I do doubt that. Pictures taken by a professional photographer are copyrighted with a release signed by the model. It would be a violation of copyright for anyone to publish those photos without consent of the copyright holder.
oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2016 09:51 am
@parados,
parados wrote:
Yes. I do doubt that.

That's very naive.


parados wrote:
Pictures taken by a professional photographer are copyrighted with a release signed by the model. It would be a violation of copyright for anyone to publish those photos without consent of the copyright holder.

That supports my position.
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