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Feb 29th, 2016 at 3:55pm
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If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, how much support do you think he'll get from the Republican Party? Will they throw their full support behind him? Lukewarm support at best?

Right now the Republican "establishment" is almost totally against Trump. But would they rather see Hillary win in November? I wonder.
  


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Reply #1 - Feb 29th, 2016 at 4:00pm
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Won't be getting mine.

But to answer your question, I think it'll be lukewarm. They'll support him organizationally and trot some people out for the tv shows, etc., because they'll have to, but they'll be holding their nose the entire time.

Basically, they'll do just as much as they think necessary to try and beat the Democratic nominee.
  
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Demos wrote on Feb 29th, 2016 at 4:00pm:
Won't be getting mine.

But to answer your question, I think it'll be lukewarm. They'll support him organizationally and trot some people out for the tv shows, etc., because they'll have to, but they'll be holding their nose the entire time.

Basically, they'll do just as much as they think necessary to try and beat the Democratic nominee.

Good analysis, Demos. He won't be getting my support, either.

But I wonder. If Trump wins the nomination in dominating fashion, that would mean he's clearly the Republicans' masses choice to represent them. If the Republican Party officials fail to put their full support behind Trump, would that be doing their members a disservice? Wouldn't that upset the rank and file? Every political party likes to say, "We are a big tent party with room for everyone," but that would ring hollow if the Republican powers-that-be fail to enthusiastically back Trump.
  


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Jasmine wrote on Feb 29th, 2016 at 4:09pm:
Good analysis, Demos. He won't be getting my support, either.

But I wonder. If Trump wins the nomination in dominating fashion, that would mean he's clearly the Republicans' masses choice to represent them. If the Republican Party officials fail to put their full support behind Trump, would that be doing their members a disservice? Wouldn't that upset the rank and file? Every political party likes to say, "We are a big tent party with room for everyone," but that would ring hollow if the Republican powers-that-be fail to enthusiastically back Trump.


Sometimes, standing up for your ideals means abandoning a political party.

But many of those in the military who ultimately chose to seek to overthrow Hitler had initially supported the regime, if not all of its methods.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_resistance_to_Nazism

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Jasmine wrote on Feb 29th, 2016 at 4:09pm:
If Trump wins the nomination in dominating fashion, that would mean he's clearly the Republicans' masses choice to represent them.

Maybe not. Looking at this analysis of Texas early voters, 19 percent had no primary history and 5 percent had no election history at all. It seems more likely that Trump voters aren't your active Republicans, but instead are voting in the primary because of Trump.



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If the Republican Party officials fail to put their full support behind Trump, would that be doing their members a disservice?

As a Republican, I'd say they're not doing me a disservice. I'm happy that people like that people like Sen. Ben Sasse are speaking out (Source).

And Sen. Cornyn is saying candidates will be trying to distance themselves from Trump if he's the nominee (Source).
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 29th, 2016 at 10:32pm
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If the republican politicians fail to work with trump to make America great again, he will point out what he wanted to do and who stopped it. And it will be up to us to fire them next election. If Trump wants to put more money into our military to make it the greatest in the world, and ten republicans vote no with the democrats, he will point them out to us, and we will fire them.
Obama makes decisions himself. And it will be his way or the highway. He is a socialist and wrong.
Trump is a CEO. If he has a problem, he brings in the best qualified to sit with him and come up with the best deal. And that is how he will govern.
ISIS a problem, bring in all the top military with combat experience, and sit with them, and figure what is best to protect the country. That is how it is done. And done correctly.
Hillary will be no different than Obama. Her dreams are all that exist that are important. Screw us, her way or the highway.
All of you, no matter what republican is running against Hillary, vote for him. And that includes Trump, the non-politician. And a no vote at all is a vote for Hillary, and don’t forget it. We are in deep trouble, so wise up.
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Archie wrote on Feb 29th, 2016 at 10:32pm:
If Trump wants to put more money into our military to make it the greatest in the world
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He's suckered you right in.
  
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what archie said...

and as a side, hitler, the socialist, was elected before he became a dictator
  
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petep wrote on Mar 1st, 2016 at 5:21am:
what archie said...

and as a side, hitler, the socialist, was elected before he became a dictator


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Reply #9 - Mar 1st, 2016 at 6:04am
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Demos wrote on Feb 29th, 2016 at 8:55pm:
Maybe not. Looking at this analysis of Texas early voters, 19 percent had no primary history and 5 percent had no election history at all. It seems more likely that Trump voters aren't your active Republicans, but instead are voting in the primary because of Trump.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcajBGlWEAEt4EX.jpg

As a Republican, I'd say they're not doing me a disservice. I'm happy that people like that people like Sen. Ben Sasse are speaking out (Source).

And Sen. Cornyn is saying candidates will be trying to distance themselves from Trump if he's the nominee (Source).


Um., your conclusions aren't quite accurate.  24% of early voters in one state are not to be called the Republican Party.  Today's the day that a lot of states will have their primaries and one state has a caucus.  This could be the decision making day...... or not.  My state doesn't vote until the 5th.

I have already said that if Trump is selected through the primary/caucus  process and the Republican Party decides to have a brokered convention against the decision of its voters, then for the first time in my 60 years of actual voting, I might sit it out.  If the people want an establishment nominee, so be it.  If it's the Party that goes against the people on this, I'm out.

At that point, the Party won't give a hoot or a holler what I think.
  
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