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GOP Billionaires Plan: We'll Pick the Republican Presidential Candidate

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Thank the current conservative activist Supreme Court for taking 99.9% of Americans and the political parties from having a say in who will be the GOP 2016 presidential candidate.

    The GOP is moving toward becoming the party of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.



     
  2. Rolfe

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    Anyone else see the irony in using Bloomberg as citation?
     
  3. InTheLight

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    No I hadn't. Good catch.

    I thought the irony was that Crabtownboy thought wealthy donors backing a candidate was news, as if it's a novel idea or something.
     
  4. poncho

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    The democrat party is in the banker's left pocket and the republican party is the banker's right pocket.

    They keep them in separate pockets so they won't get them mixed up come time for nominations. It would be plumb embarrassing to have two members of the same party running against each other for POTUS.

    I wonder if we'd even notice?
     
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    The op is just a complete mess. The Bloomberg story is a characterization of the NYT article and it doesn't even get it right. The Bloomberg article said:


    That is not why this plan is being considered. What the NYT reports is:



    The NYT article does not mention having the goal of an "establishment" candidate. What it does mention is that the reason for considering this is to save from a repeat of last election process where Republicans were beating each other up, during the primary, and leave a Republican candidate moving into the national election against the Democrat already damaged from the primary.

    While I do not believe this is the right way to handle it I do believe it is prudent to take a look at this issue and how to handle it. In other words this is not a bad thing to take a look at.

    The op and the title taken from the bloomberg article gives the impression that greedy rich republicans are trying to just take over the voting process to make things go their way.

    Also, in neither the Bloomberg article or the NYT article does it mention anything about the so called "conservative activist Supreme Court for taking 99.9% of Americans and the political parties from having a say in who will be the GOP 2016 presidential candidate."

    I believe this is a good discussion to have to figure out how better to get a Republican candidate through the primary in good shape for the national election.

    As far as the GOP being the party of the rich that is just disingenuous. Let's not pretend that the Dem party does not have any rich doners.
     
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    Many times a news story quoting another news source takes liberty with the actual text and puts their own spin on it. Good detective work, Rev.

    And yes, the Dems have wealthy contributors just as the Reps do.
     
  7. OldRegular

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    You people quit dumping on CTB. Look on the bright side. BY DECREE OF CTB MOST OF US ARE SUDDENLY RICH, RICH, RICH!
     
  8. Crabtownboy

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    Whoa! Did not know you are in the top .01% of the rich Old. Wow. I am impressed. So who will you donate 100 million to with other folk to ensure their being the GOP candidate?
     
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    I did not know CTB that is why I appreciate your information so much. Now I can eat something besides grits and collards. Fried collards on a bed of grits, that really ain't food!
     
  10. Salty

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    If "they" agree on a good conservative - then I am all for it! The Republicans need unity for a win in '16
     
  11. OldRegular

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    Actually the Radical-Leftist-democrat party is the party of the super rich in the country starting with the Hollywood weirdos and then the Goldman Sachs bankers and then Bill Gates and George Soros and Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg.
     
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    I don't know, but if 100 million was good enough for Joe Kennedy to buy an election, it should be good enough for anybody else.
     
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    With inflation that becomes a billion or more so I need 9 others, perhaps more, made rich by CTB to chip in! But easy come, easy go!
     
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