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Read it and weep - 2016 Republican platform.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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  2. Buttercup

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    Hmm. I wonder how much of that platform Trump will align himself with? I'm guessing he'll forge his own bumpy road.
     
  3. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    He is certainly not bound to the Republican platform but does have considerable influence as to what is included. Likewise, a given candidate can greatly exceed a given platform policy while merely giving lip service to other aspects. Mood and expedience must come into play.

    Note the section on page 3, "Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate’s Committee".
     
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  4. Buttercup

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    Pretty much how I'm viewing the scenario currently so we're on the same page there. With Trump's XXXL ego though, he's going to go off-road and get very dirty. It may be both comical and enraging at the same time. We'll see. :D
     
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    Though quite far from thrilled, I'm not so sure Trump will be a bad president... certainly not worse than Hillary.

    I still would have much preferred to see Trump vs. Sanders. At least the Bern is authentic.
     
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  6. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    But this is not just Trump. He likes to think everything is about him, but it is not. This is also about every Republican Senator, Congressman, or Dog Catcher. Not just now but for the next four years at least.
     
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  7. Acim

    Acim Revelation all the time

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    Haven't read through the entire document, but found much to like. Thanks for sharing link to it.
     
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  8. Buttercup

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    Oh, God. I can't let myself think that far ahead and envision him as president.

    I feel as though he'd be a disaster with international relations for starters and the poor and elderly would suffer greatly under a Trump presidency. That's fuel for another thread.
     
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    Yeah, I know. It's the same old ****.
     
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    Oddly that is how many of us felt about Obama. Fun, ain't it.
     
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  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    No fair applying a standard to both sides!
     
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    I know, I'm so bad.... bad.... BAD!
     
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    Who would you have endorsed (hypothetically) if that was the case?
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I agree....except for the "certainly" part.
     
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    Only if you promise not to go into cardiac arrest.
     
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    My guess is that you'd still pick the more conservative candidate. :)
     
  17. Shadow Wolf

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    Their preamble clearly needs a side note that reads, in regards to "equality" and "rights of the people": *not applicable to all people. They also forgot to mention that the military was very "short changed" under Bush Jr.
    As someone whose rights have been attacked by Republicans, in this state and other Republican-lead states, **** their ideas of freedom and equality! They don't want equal rights for LBGT, they don't want a better path to citizenship or immigration reform, they don't want a healthcare system that works, and many do not care that our children learn religious mythos as science fact. And just how lovely that the tout the Constitution, but not that the Founding Fathers had no intentions of it being a static and concrete document that allows the dead to govern the living.
    It leaves me thinking of a George Carlin quote: It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe in it.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    But not very realistic.
     
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    Take a deep breath. At one point, I was very much pleased with Ted Cruz. Then I was less than impressed on how he handled Trump. For awhile, I thought he just might take the high road and remain above the squabbling... but sadly, he succumbed and I've never taken him seriously since.


    Now, if I was an American, I would hold my nose and vote for Trump, much like I did the first time I voted for he former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Who knows, Trump might have a similar effect as Reagan did and scare the living crap out of everyone thereby ushering in a period of relative calm because they don't dare second guess him.
     
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  20. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind's Eye

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    What? 99% corporate agenda, 1% middle class?
     
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