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Thursday, June 9, 2016

No Mention of Trump on RNC Website. Who's surprised?

Amazing -- well, not really. 

 A reader at TPM went to the GOP official website and noticed that the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, is missing from their webpage

 No photo of him there! 

 But plenty of mentions and even photos of Hillary.  

Trump's own party is avoiding him like poison. 

 Who's surprised? 

Here's Josh Marshall writing about this: 

"If you go to the Republican National Committee website, there is a crowded homepage with no mention of Donald Trump. I’ve been watching it for a few days. They recently had a petition asking people to sign if they want to “Take Back The White House.” 

Even in the body of that petition, there was no mention of Trump. Judging from their website, the RNC is acting as if Clinton is running unopposed. This is particularly amazing because the Trump campaign, or rather “campaign” is relying on the RNC to do the things campaigns usually do themselves, to essentially be their campaign structure. 

The fact that the Republican leadership, or rather “leadership,” is supporting Trump has gotten a lot of attention; the funny part is that they think they can also pretend it isn’t happening."


Rational Nation USA said...

This came in my e-mail this morning.

On 2016-06-09 09:32, Reince Priebus wrote:

It's time to unite and

Les - I hope you are as proud as I am that Donald Trump is our
Party's presumptive nominee for president of the United States.

Mr. Trump and I are now counting on YOU to help beat Crooked Hillary
and take back the White House.

I created a special personalized link so Mr. Trump and I will be able
to see when you contribute:


Reince Priebus
Chairman, Republican National Committee

To which I replied as follows. The return e-mail was the gop address.

No, I am actually ashamed, VERY ASHAMED that tRump is the Grand Old Poop party's nominee. Selecting tRump only solidifies the correctness of my decision 10 years ago to leave the Grand Old Poop behind. Your party is dying a slow death, the results of continual wounds it keeps inflicting on itself.

I am an independent, true principled fiscal conservative with a liberal social agenda. So Reince baby, please see to it that this BS is never delivered to my rational e-mail address ever again. If it is it will be deleted unread.


Les Carpenter, CPT, CES

Of course Priebus won't read this, nor will tRump. But it was fun drafting and sending it. :)

Ducky's here said...

Drumpf is having a meeting with potential high end donors today.

He's going to need money to counter the barrage that's coming and self funding is clearly not an option.
He doesn't have that much and he probably has to hedge for the Trump "University" claims.

I imagine the donors will want to keep him on a real short leash and that means he's going to have to concentrate on talking concrete policy. Not good.

Everyone down ticket must feel as if he/she is sailing on the Titanic.

Dave Miller said...

Ducky... let's put the red chairs over there, and the nice blue ones out on the balcony...

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's one of Trump's YUUUUUUGE fans blaming "the Jews" for Trump and Trump University's corruption.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, well done.

Ducky, didn't one of those high end donors, a Koch, say Trump has to be defeated?

Dave Miller said...

Here's the demographic problem for Trump according to Ruy Teixeira...

"The more Trump does to maximize gains among blue collar whites, the more he may anger and alienate nonwhites and socially tolerant college educated whites, potentially offsetting any gains Trump makes among the former. "

As such, he needs to substantially over perform Romney among whites in a series of battleground states to get the nomination.

I have thought, and still think, there is a chance he can do it. But not if he continues the types of speeches he's made recently in regards to Judge Curiel, a natural born American.

Look, if he wins, it's gonna be very close. If he loses, I think he gets crushed.

As for the GOP... they either repudiate him, or they agree with him... 100%! Those were the terms the Bush Admin, and many conservatives, put down early in his terms. You are either with us, or against us. If you do not speak out forcefully against evil, and repudiate it, regardless of the personal consequences, then you agree with those who seek to do us harm.

I see no reason to disagree now with their past statements as they relate to Trump?

Do any of you?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave: "I see no reason to disagree now with their past statements as they relate to Trump?

Do any of you?"

That would be morally consistent; and if there's one thing I've learned over my years of reading far right blogs and bloggers, it's that they are NOT morally consistent. If they were, they would laud the present occupant of the White House, who has been a faithful, loving Christian husband and father -- something the "Moral Majority" has always been for, EXCEPT when that faithful, loving Christian husband and father is a Democrat, then he's a Marxist, Commie, America-hater, and even worse names I refuse to repeat from their hateful comments here.

It has been apparent to many of us that the far right, the people who support a guy who cheated on his first wife with wife #2 and bragged about his other sexual conquests with married women, who mocks disabled Americans, who mocks POWs, who denigrates Mexicans, Latinos, Hispanics, who denigrates women as pigs and disgusting for breastfeeding their infants -- those people can no longer claim the high moral ground. They're the worst sort of hypocrites because they continue to either support or say nothing about the moral disaster of a human being that is Donald J. Trump.

No one should respect those awful hypocrites.

Kevin Robbins said...

RN, thanks for sharing that and thanks for your reply to them.

Kevin Robbins said...

Charles Pierce posted that a PPP poll has the Philly Phanatic at 46 to 40 more qualified to be president than Trump. No word on whether Bill Kristol is recruiting him for a third party run.

The Surfer Dude said...

The reason the RNC website doesn't have anything a bout Trump on it is because the thinking Republicans are deeply embarrassed that a stupid asshole like Trump is their nominee. It's as simple as that.

Ducky's here said...

Huffpost Headline of the Week (and it's been some week):

Rubio: Trump Shouldn't Get Nuke Codes, But I Still Back Him

Wrap your mind around that one.

Guess Marco's a no go for VP

Shaw Kenawe said...

So, Ducky, the GOP's up and coming guy, Marco Rubio, has also proved to be a spineless sycophant? He thinks a thin-skinned racist bully is the proper sort of person to be president, but not have access to the nuke codes? If Trump were president, then who does Rubio think should be entrusted with them? Melania? Ivanka?

Remember how often the far righties called liberalism a "mental disease?" How do they square what Rubio just said with mental health? Just wondering.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BTW, Ducky, someone sent this to me via email this AM:

Best line of the day, Mika on Morning Joe,
Republicans see trump as a racist they can work with...
Panel bursts into laughter...

Anita said...

Anybody voting against Trump is supporting the hostile takeover of our nation by illegals and anarchists. I hope you NeverTrump folks realize who you are siding with. You're siding with the enemies of liberty and sovereignty. You are siding with Mexican flag waving, American flag burning anti America thugs. You are siding with violent criminals and Islamic terrorists. Are you proud of your fellow Trump haters? Are you proud knowing you stand with those who wish to see America become a 3rd world country? Are you proud knowing you support the same crowd who elected Barrack Hussein Obama and now support Hillary? You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dear Anita,

Included among the people who are not voting for Trump are the two former Bush presidents and the former Republican candidate for the presidency, Mitt Romney, as well as a good number of other conservative political luminaries and others who put country above a political party.

Ashamed? Ha! Why should anyone be ashamed of rejecting a man who mocked an American POW? A disabled American journalist? A woman who dared to throw back in his face the vile names he uses to describe women? A man who would desecrate the US Constitution by having a religious test for people coming into the country? A man who insulted and smeared Latinos and Hispanics? The people who should feel shame are the people who still support this racist, know-nothing bully.

Please go back to the Daddy blog and spread your ignorance there.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's the majority leader of the US Senate on Trump:

Mitch McConnell is supporting Donald Trump for president, but he really isn’t happy about it. In a very candid interview with Bloomberg, McConnell said that Trump needs to do two things: Pick a highly qualified vice-presidential nominee and learn how to read from scripts. Why? Because McConnell thinks he’s just plain ignorant about public policy.

“He needs someone highly experienced and very knowledgeable because it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t know a lot about the issues,” McConnell said.

SK: So the majority leader of the US Senate acknowledges that Trump is an uninformed candidate who knows almost nothing about the important issues facing the country, so he's saying Trump needs to name a vp candidate who's smarter than Trump? This is an acknowledgement that Trump is not fit to be the leader of the free world, and again evidence of the gutless leaders in the GOP who would allow an incompetent, thin-skinned racist bully to lead our country.

McConnell: “You see that in the debates in which he’s participated. It’s why I have argued to him publicly and privately that he ought to use a script more often—there is nothing wrong with having prepared texts.”

SK: A teleprompter? Trump mocks anyone who's uses a teleprompter. If he starts to use one now, then HE deserves to be mercilessly mocked. When Trump speaks without a script, we get a terrifying look into the vacuous and dangerous mind of a demagogue.

McConnell: "In the interview, McConnell also noted that being more scripted would help Trump avoid saying some of the unfortunate things he’s said about minorities so far in his presidential campaign."

SK: No. Let Donald be the thin-skinned racist bully he's always been so the American people get to fully know what a rotten human being he really is.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

H8 has never made America grr8. You're too L8. The bigot has sealed his own F8. Now go home and masterb8.

How many legs does a cephalopod have? Eight!

Shaw Kenawe said...

From Digby:

"...Republicans have more problems than just their dangerous and clownish nominee or their out-of-control Tea Party base. They have no one with any gravitas to speak up for their candidate as he goes out on the trail.

Mitt Romney isn't going to do it. He is the national spokesman for #NeverTrump. Paul Ryan is dancing as fast as he can to try to keep the party together without blowing up his own future in the process. And who else is there? Jeb Bush? Not gonna do it. George W. Bush? No way. John McCain? He's fighting for his own seat and may just lose it.

At this point, the only people with any enthusiasm for the GOP nominee are Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.

Feel the magic."

R. Shackleford said...

Trump is NOT capable of telling the can you tell when Trump is lying? Simple, anytime he speaks.