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Krauthammer: GOP split 'guaranteed' if Trump loses nomination
The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/2016 | EDDIE SCARRY

Posted on 04/08/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer predicted that the Republican Party would most certainly collapse if Donald Trump is denied a presidential nomination at the convention in July.

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Krauthammer said if Trump does not lock up the nomination before the convention — he has the most delegates but needs a majority — it is possible the party will coalesce around an alternative and the billionaire's supporters will walk away, leaving the party in shambles.

"And if Trump loses out, a split is guaranteed," wrote Krauthammer. "In Trump's mind, he is a winner. Always. If he loses, it can only be because he was cheated. He constantly contends that he's being treated unfairly. He is certain to declare any convention process that leaves him without the nomination irredeemably unfair. No need to go third party. A simple walkout with perhaps a thousand followers behind will doom the party in November."

Trump has insisted that if he has the most delegates, even if it's less than half of those needed to win the nomination, he should be granted the nomination. But party rules allow delegates at a brokered convention to re-vote to elect a candidate who they believe to be most likely to beat the Democratic nominee in a general election.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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"GOP split 'guaranteed' if Trump loses nomination"

Yep. Pretty much. I will vote for no one but Trump.

1 posted on 04/08/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: bajabaja; PJBankard; Kudsman; HarleyLady27; Jane Long; Reno89519; MinuteGal; V K Lee; RitaOK; ...

PING


2 posted on 04/08/2016 1:38:47 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain (I am so very blessed! Thank You, JESUS!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

yesterday, my wife and I became un enrolled, leaving the GOP forever.


3 posted on 04/08/2016 1:40:07 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (politicians beware)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Good.


4 posted on 04/08/2016 1:40:34 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain (I am so very blessed! Thank You, JESUS!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

“And if Trump loses out, a split is guaranteed,”

Yup. So you and the rest of the GOPe better get with the program, pronto.


5 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:07 PM PDT by JPJones
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

The GOP is happy with hillary


6 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I think it’s guaranteed if he wins it. I’d never vote for Trump.


7 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:43 PM PDT by livius
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“Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer...”
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“Conservative”? _— Lost me right there.


8 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT by House Atreides (TRUMP or CRUZ --- The 1st one to get to 1237 gets the Nomination Brass Ring...PERIOD)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Seems to me we’re ALREADY split.

There’s “them” - the RINO bastards... and Us.


9 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:51 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

We are now informing businesses that we do business with, that if the GOP, in our opinion, steals the nomination from Donald, we will no longer be doing business with them if they continue to donate anything, including service, to the GOP nationally or state.


10 posted on 04/08/2016 1:41:55 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (politicians beware)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I’d vote for Ted if Trump leaves the race on his own. I really have few objections to Ted.

But if the GOP pulls some stupid stunt then I am leaving the GOP and I will not vote for the GOP buttboy whoever he is.


11 posted on 04/08/2016 1:42:15 PM PDT by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
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But K. wants to blame it all on “Trump supporters”

He seems to have missed the event, where the GOPe sold out all Republicans and got in bed with major Hillary donors.

GOPe is in bed with the Democrats for a Hillary presidency.

See:

Tech billionaires (major Dem donors) plot with GOP leaders at exclusive island resort to stop Trump

http://nypost.com/2016/03/08/tech-billionaires-plot-with-gop-leaders-to-stop-trump-at-exclusive-island-resort/


12 posted on 04/08/2016 1:43:00 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Kraut’s Cruz hate trumps his Trump distaste.

Kraut has come out of the closet as a Trumpster.

Wonders never cease.


13 posted on 04/08/2016 1:43:25 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

What? Krautyammer is having a lucid moment? Ditto that, Trump Only!


14 posted on 04/08/2016 1:43:36 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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A broken clock......Kraut is correct....what is left of the GOP will fracture for good.

That’s why the GOP Establishment and the DNC are teaming up.


15 posted on 04/08/2016 1:43:57 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Wow, Hillary & the DNC thank you.


16 posted on 04/08/2016 1:44:20 PM PDT by House Atreides (TRUMP or CRUZ --- The 1st one to get to 1237 gets the Nomination Brass Ring...PERIOD)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

“Charles” is no longer in charge. And that is what vexes him. He is finally reduced from the persona of reasoned intellect to outright lash-out threats and fear.

In truth, his private little world of largess, accolades, DC privilege and ease of income are threatened and will come to a close if Trump becomes President because his views will become meaningless. He knows this and that’s the only reason he is so vehemently against Trump.

Charles lost all purchase when he signed on for the rags for whom he writes and the Sunday and daily shows he whores himself out to for the establishment.


17 posted on 04/08/2016 1:44:29 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: livius
And I'd never vote Cruz.
18 posted on 04/08/2016 1:44:43 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Finally Charles K says something about Trump I can agree with!


19 posted on 04/08/2016 1:45:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The neo-con artists and their open borders toadies should all pack up and go back to the democrat party from whence they came. They are ones who have destroyed the republican party, and are perfectly comfortable with Hillary Clinton becoming president.


20 posted on 04/08/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT by euram
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