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The Republican Clown Car Heads to the Reagan Library to Pay Homage to Their Hero

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    The clown car is heading to California for their second debate and it will surely be filled with every participant trying to one up the other with their tributes and comparisons to their Patron Saint--Ronald Reagan. It will be one hell of a show. I can promise you that.

    You might ask yourself why you, as a left leaning individual, would want to watch the debate. All I can say is that if you want to understand why the Republican Party is as crazy as it is then you need to watch 11 Republicans on a singular stage trying to "out Trump" Donald Trump. It will be worth your time and you might even begin to understand why the Republican Party has become the xenophobic and anti-woman party that they are today.

    Many of you have expressed concern about "The Donald's" positions, but I take the opposite view. I want Trump to continue to say the craziest things he can possibly think of and then wait for the other candidates to go to his right. I especially want him to say crazy things during a nationally televised debate that will force the other candidates to say something just as crazy to get some attention. Then, no matter who the candidate is, they will be so tainted with having to out Trump Trump that they would never win a general election in a million years. Think of the long game here!

    So pop some popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy the show. I promise you it will be worth it.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Jared, I just wonder, plenty of people think the way you wrote, but what will happen if everyone tones down and it becomes a boring show? I saw something like an interview with Rubio where he said he'll give Trump no attention ," I just say what I want to promote nothing else". But we'll see, I hope it will be a huge mess.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Another dangerous thing is the Ben Carson poll status; I just watched on MSNBC where it was said that this guy is even more dangerous than Trump. He called OBAMA out for Hitler etc. On top of that as a surgeon he should know better than being an evangelic fanatic. No ones dares to ask him if he ever has seen a "soul thing" during his surgeries, let alone remembers anything when he was a fetus. He must be the biggest hypocrite there is, which has neither any international experience. So totally un-suited for the job.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I would give Carson less of a chance of winning than Trump. He has zero policy experience and says some of the craziest things you will ever hear, but certain Republicans like him because he has a smile on his face when he says it.

    Some Republicans like Carson because he isn't a politician, but there is little to zero chance of him winning the nomination, let alone a national election.

  • Center Left
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    HuffPost Pollster's aggregate has Donald Trump leading with 33.8%. Ben Carson at 18.8%. Then everyone else with single digits. Basically its Trump, and then everyone else. This worries me.

    Carson has zero chance. I agree with you Jared. Just zero. So then it becomes Trump against 9 others all trying desperately to separate themselves from the rest. And the measuring stick in which to do so is out Trumping Trump. But that's not what worries me.

    I agree that it's a good thing for the DNC to have all the candidates jumping further into crazyland to push past Trump. And if one of them lands the win over Trump, they will suffer because that strategy.

    What actually worries me is that Trump might actually win. I had thought that impossible, until a few days ago when I for the first time gave it serious consideration: what if Trump actually DID win the primary?!? I mean he is still leading in every poll. He is serious about running. And no one really seems to be pushing him to the side just yet.. it actually could happen.

    It was a scary thought for the same reason reality TV stardom scares me: people might very well vote Trump into the White House in the general election, just to mix things up, to have a celebrity that isn't "establishment politics".

    If Hilary gets the DNC nom, and Trump wins, you will have a huge cross-section of at least 3 different kinds of voters going against her - folks for Trump (relatively small group), then folks against Hilary (much larger group), then finally folks willing to vote for the non-politician to mix things up (could be a big section as well).

    That's what scares me. That Hilary wins the DNC nod and Trump wins his. That is a matchup I do not want to see for the general election. Of all the Democratic nominees going right now, I think Trump has the best chance to bet Hilary. And Hilary is the DNC frontrunner...

    Please, please tell me I'm crazy to think Trump could realistically win the whole damned election. That would be lunacy.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Before Reagan said trickle down he said taxes should hurt. Before he ruined education that led to college students graduating owning more money than they can repay there was free education in California. What makes a guy so popular that hurts so many ? Greed !
  • Liberal
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    I didn't waste my time listening to these Bozos. They have nothing of any substance to say or even add concerning the USA. They are all petty, homophobic, Christian panderers totally unsuited to be President.

    Anything they do happen to say will be made up news by the media to sell commercials.

    i agree, they are all very dangerous people, however. Totally devoted to furthering themselves and their ideologies on others. In any other society these people would not even be able to find a platform to express their hate towards others but in the USA unlimited money allows them to become larger and seem like actual viable candidates! If you just scratch a little below the surface of what they appear to stand for you discover how shallow they are and they all stand for nothing but themselves and their wealthy benefactors.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "I didn't waste my time listening to these Bozos. They have nothing of any substance to say or even add concerning the USA. They are all petty, homophobic, Christian panderers totally unsuited to be President."

    Best synopsis pr

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    P.R. As I said in another thread, I've never seen in my life such a bunch of looser school kids; they showed that they don't know anything of this world and its inhabitants. The huge problem with the US is that they still think that they run the world and can do whatever they like. The weird part of it is that they are all evangelicals who never even thought any further than their bibbles, even a surgeon should know better and kept his mouth shut. Nothing but a bunch of ego tripping money hungry hypocrite idiots.