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From Politico:

Donors ask GOP consulting firm to research independent presidential bid

A group of Republicans is moving quickly to research ballot-access requirements for independent candidates in case Trump wraps up the GOP nomination next month.

By SCOTT BLAND 02/26/16 12:44 PM EST

Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination.

A memo prepared for the group zeroes in on ballot access as a looming obstacle for any independent candidate, along with actually identifying a viable, widely known contender and coalescing financial support for that person.

The two states with the earliest deadlines for independent candidates, Texas and North Carolina, also have some of the highest hurdles for independents to get on the ballot, according to the research.

“All this research has to happen before March 16, when inevitably Trump is the nominee, so that we have a plan in place,” a source familiar with the discussions said. March 16 is the day after the GOP primary in Florida, a winner-take-all contest that Marco Rubio supporters have identified as a must-win to stop Trump’s early momentum.

“It’s critical some serious attention is given to this,” the source said.

The document, stamped “confidential,” was authored by staff at Data Targeting, a Republican firm based in Gainesville, Fla. The memo notes that “it is possible to mount an independent candidacy but [it] will require immediate action on the part of this core of key funding and strategic players.”

Data Targeting did not respond to a request for comment on the memo.

The research points to Texas and North Carolina as early tests for running an independent, conservative candidate against Trump and the Democratic nominee. The candidate would need to gather over 79,900 valid petition signatures in Texas by May 9 and over 89,000 in North Carolina by June 9.

Only two other states have thresholds that high, and gathering petitions can be an expensive and time-consuming process. What’s more, the Texas signatures would have to come entirely from voters who did not vote in this year’s Democratic and Republican primaries.

Commenter Thomas observes:

It would be a great idea to come up with some prospective names for a 3rd party representing these folks. The AEI party? The Cuba Libre party? The WSJ Editorial Page Party? The Vail Party? Likud-USA? The Act of Love Party? The 4 More Wars Party?

Or maybe The We Hate You Party …

National Association for the Advancement of Conquistador People …

National Association for the Advancement of Billionaire People …

On Twitter, WW007d suggests:

Foam Party?

Inner Party?

Metrosexual-Boot-Stomping-on-an-American-Face-Forever Party?

There are lots of good suggestions in the comments.

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  1. BLAH Party
    Bland
    Libertarian
    Amnesty-promoting
    Handlers

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  2. The Diversity Party.

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  3. Fair Play for Cuba Committee

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  4. The Cuck Party

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  5. This just shows how bad the mainstream Republicans are. Of course, they still brag about helping to get the Civil Rights Act passed.

    They want to destroy the US just like the Dems. Oh, but they’ll keep taxes down on the rich. That’s something I should really care about, not.

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  6. The Know Everything party

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  7. The Bronsteinians.

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  8. The Stupider Party.

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  9. In a ploy for diversity and truth in advertising: the We ‘no Betta Party. The second “t” in Betta is optional.

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  10. People’s Front of Judea
    The Whining Wrath
    Bourgeois Globalist League
    The NeoConservative NeoLiberals
    The Establishment Front
    Cheap Labor League
    Corporate Struggle

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  11. The Davos Party

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  12. the Cuck Old Party

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  13. Likud

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  14. Cuckdependent Transamerican Party

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  15. Adelson Koch Narrative Industries.
    (out of the Bahamas)

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  16. Adelson’s Own Party

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  17. The Money to Burn Party.

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  18. The moment of reckoning is finally here. We had long known that there is no essential difference between the two parties. But it is now out in the open quite dramatically. Thank God for Donald Trump. May he win!

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  19. delete

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  20. The Donner Party (cannibalizing White America)

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  21. Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination.

    ALERT!!! GOP donor class about to get ripped off again by consultants. Just call it the GOP consultants tax. Sure the donors class schemes to keep their earnings out of Uncle Sam’s clutches, but then proceeds to squander them on bogus consultants.

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  22. In 1952 shortly after my parents were married, they lived in North Carolina where my dad was from. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was a write in candidate.

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  23. Speaking of foam parties, in Soviet foam party, Cuban smokes you!

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  24. LIKUD II

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  25. The Inoffensive Party.

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  26. The Knights Who Say “Ni”.

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  27. Future Of American Millenials–The FOAM Party!

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  28. The Unpopular Front. Front Antinational. The First Antinational.

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  29. I can see hating those people, but hating them for running someone against Donald Trump? Don’t get it.

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  30. This is the most entertaining presidential election in a long while.

    Will they select Mittens as their candidate?

    I hope they do.

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  31. The Other Democratic Party
    (Or, with a tip of the hat to our neighbors to the north, the New Democratic Party)

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  32. CAFCA: Conquistador Americans for Conquering America.

    Metrosexual-Boot-Stomping-on-an-American-Face-Forever Party

    Shouldn’t that be: Metrosexual-Loafer-Tapping-an-American-Face-Forever Party

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  33. The Whining Wrath is really good.

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  34. Lemon Party.

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  35. The Washington Generals.

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  36. The “We came to party! We came to pottie down your throat!” party.

    (Lyrics by Mike Patton)

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  37. The Democratic Party Ladies’ Auxilliary.

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  38. Or the “Burn This Bitch Down Party”. That would be REALLY diverse!

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  39. Traitors without Borders.

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  40. You must forgive me, but I cannot help offering: Fumb Ducks! Drum Flucks! Flumb Duckers! Duck Fluckers! — Sorry, in advance.

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  41. Maybe it should be like other shady groups and have no name at all? It can just be referred to as “our thing”, “our friends in Florida”, “some important people” or, like in Point Blank, “The Organization”.

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  42. Not-a-Dime’s-Worth-of-Difference Party!

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  43. The Anti-Semite Silencing (ASS) party.

    And we do not control the media!

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  44. A phrase occurred to me this morning which I think accurately describes the kind of government Cruz or Rubio would like to institute: The Constitutional Dictatorship.

    It could be considered as the epitome of everything the Establishment GOP has been trying to effect lo these past 16 years—a mandatory Straussian liberal democracy as conceived of by the Rand Corporation, the Pentagon, and the Heritage Foundation. I have felt this rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem for many years now, and have spent many a blogging hour trying to describe it in a necessarily limited, inchoate style. But now it seems we are witnessing the first adumbrations of its actual emergence, and it is imperative that we slay the horrible thing in the cradle.

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  45. The I’m Lovin’ It! American Universal Love Party! One Love Bruh!

    Be Dope! Vote American Love, Yo!

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  46. Let Us Dispel with This Fiction Once and for All Party

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  47. I hope they come up with a terrific, market-tested name.

    I hope Bloomberg runs.

    Make him spend it all.

    By the way, Trump should pick Jim Webb as VP.

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  48. Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

    Why pretend any longer?

    “Likud Party” isn’t right. The Likud believes in borders.

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  49. Wouldn’t it just be simpler to rush through a constitutional amendment to allow Obama to stay in office for another two terms? Better still, just shame anyone who questions why he’s still in the White House after November. Call them “calendar-ers” or something.

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  50. I spent 100 million and all I got was this guac bowl party.

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  51. La Cosa Nueva

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  52. Speaking about amnesty, Trump supports mass legalization of ex-illegal aliens. He’d try to deport all illegal aliens (politically impossible), then he’d let “the best” come back. For the same political reasons, “the best” would become anyone who doesn’t have a current APB out for them.

    Past comments have resulted in personal smears, but I welcome anyone to present a valid counter-argument. Explain how a) given the Constitution and Congress and the courts and the entire elite including litigious far-left NGOs, Trump could do what he proposes to do; b) how he could resist those same forces expanding his touchback scheme from “the best” into as many as possible.

    P.S. In case anyone would like to *help* Trump and the U.S. rather than enabling him scamming the U.S., demand better from him. Don’t treat him like Bieber, treat him like what he wants to be: your employee. Demand he proposes real plans and demand that he intellectually engages the pro-amnesty side rather than just calling them names. Stop the slide to idiocracy, don’t further it.

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    The Do Nothing Party

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  54. The Pixar Party?
    The Disney Party?
    The Max Fleischer Party?
    The Hanna Barbera Party?

    Saves you the trouble of having actually to decide between Baby Huey or Donald Duck when you’re in the voting booth.

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  55. The Bourbon-Romanov Party
    The Benedict Arnold Party (rejected and replaced by The Vidkun Quisling Party, they do it better in Spitsbergen)
    The More Equal Party, never be accused of racism again (no I’ve never read Animal Farm)
    The Conservative Unification of No Trumps
    The Internationalist Capitalist Billionaires Party
    The Rethuglicans, own it
    The Republocrats, center always wins
    The Dermot MacMurrough Party
    The Rubicon Party
    The Civil War Party
    The Loser Party
    The Fox-CNN Party
    The Banana Republicans
    Trans-National Republicans Usurping Might Party
    Tricky Recreant Unctuous Mock Plutocrats (dammit how does Trump keep getting his brand out there)
    And of course perennial Steve favorite National Association for the Advancement of Billionaire People

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  56. “Nation of Immigrants” Party

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  57. ¿Who Moved my Cheese? Party

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  58. Glad you liked my idea, Steve! Lots of great ideas on Twitter.

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  59. Su Casa Nueva.

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  60. Well, a war with Russia over Ukraine or Syria or something could present an excuse for finding some emanations or penumbras in the constitution that allow for the suspending of the elections.

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  61. Will they select Mittens as their candidate?

    No, they should follow the NYT advice to ¿Yeb? and “woo Lindsey Graham.”

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  62. Republican Political Consultants’ Benevolent Fund

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  63. The Koch Adds Life Party (in deference to their donors/puppet-masters).

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  64. The “Muzzle Him!” Brotherhood.

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  65. Won’t happen. The more Rubio and Cruz point out what a hypocrite Trump is, the more the neofeudalists will realize how much they like him. Even now they play into his hands…

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  66. The National Redo

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  67. Retro-Glam Better than Ever Republican Real Roots* Party

    *Real Roots May Contain Donors

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  68. The Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water Party

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  69. The Democrat Party.

    After all, thats the derisive term they’ve been using for the “loyal opposition” for years now. Why not appropriate it for themselves? There isn’t much to differentiate between the two ideologies at this point.

    Imagine the chaotic fun in November, when voters have to choose between the Republican candidate, the Democratic candidate, and the “Democrat” candidate. Hell, the confusion amongst the low information voters may be the only chance they have at winning.

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  70. We the people party.

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  71. The Low-Energy Party.

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  72. It would be a great idea to come up with some prospective names for a 3rd party representing these folks. The AEI party?

    The FU Party.

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  73. The Other White Meat

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  74. That was my first guess too.

    I’m dying to see this happen btw.

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  75. The Donner Party (cannibalizing White America)

    Clever!

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  76. Bilderberg American Freedom Party

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  77. Return Of The Living ¡Jeb!

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  78. Yakof? Is that you? Living in Branson these days?

    How about the Invite the World Party.

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  79. I believe in Brad Linaweaver’s althist novel “Moon of Ice” they had something called the Bipartisan Party.

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  80. The Flipped Exclamation Mark Party.

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  81. The “Operation Valkyrie” Party. Hitler must be stopped!

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    The America F*ck Yeah! Party could work:

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  83. iWish Republican Army

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    The Losers party.

    The Nomenklatura”.

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  85. El verdadero partido conservador.

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  86. OT- Steve has done post-election analysis on how various segments of society vote. This guy is going real-time analysis on the characteristics of pro and anti Trump voters.

    The strongest correlation of Pro-Trump voters – percent of county living in poverty.
    Next strongest, percent of county which is biracial. Followed by percent of county which is black, followed by percent of county which is Hispanic, followed by percent of county which is foreign born.

    Hmm. Anyone notice a pattern developing?

    Then the anti-Trump voters tend towards:

    Percent of county with higher than HS grad.
    Followed by percent of county which is white and non-Hispanic, followed closely by percent of county which is white alone, followed by a number of income metrics.

    What jumps out to me is that exposure to diversity strengthens the appeal of Trump and isolation from diversity predicts people scratching their head and wondering why the Trump phenomenon is taking place.

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  87. Rat B@stard F**kstain @zzholes

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  88. Tim Wise for President.

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  89. The Party of Kissinger.

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    The House of Lords party? Just “The Lords” party?

    Perhaps the Patrón Party? (Works better with the Spanish pronunciation/spelling.)

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  91. The plutocrat party. KISS.

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  92. America Greatness party.

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  93. The Ferengi Party.

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  94. [ The memo notes that “it is possible to mount an independent candidacy but [it] will require immediate action on the part of this core of key funding and strategic players.”]

    Translated into English, “This is a pure and obvious scam, but send us lots of money anyway.”

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  95. The Military-Industrial Complex?
    The Feudal Party?

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  96. We Hate You Party.

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  97. Indispensable Nation party.

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  98. The Please Clap Party.

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  99. Speaking as a non-American, if the GOP deliberately threw the election because they didn’t approve of the candidate endorsed by their members, would that not de-legitimize the entire “democratic” process in the US? In the UK or NZ, the National/Conservative Party would splinter and disappear for ever. The people who had voted for them would effectively have been disenfranchised and would no longer have any moral reason to operate within the system.

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  100. CCCP–Compassionate Cosmopolitan Cuckservative Party

    Technocrats Without Borders

    Cuckservatives Sans Frontieres

    Flat Earth Society (Friedman edition)

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  101. Likud, the American chapter.

    Jewish Billionaires Party.

    Neocon Party.

    NeoLiberal Party.

    Globalist Party.

    The Chosen Party.

    The Israel First Party.

    The Judeo-American Empire Party.

    The Zionist Party.

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  102. The Bowtie Party

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  103. The Pity Party

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  104. How about calling them ‘The Bush League’?

    PS. So much for forcing Trump to sign the pledge. Each year they tell us Buchanan, Paul and other outsider types that we have to show party loyalty and support the eventual nominee. Yet they pull this.

    PPS. What happens if Trump actually loses and Cruz or Rubio wins a majority of the delegates? How does the party turn to Trump supporters with a straight face and lecture us on party loyalty? Haven’t they just kneecapped themselves with Trump supporters?

    PPPS. How will Trump be affected by this? Would it be wiser for Trump to just drop out of the GOP now and become a third party candidate? If Trump waits until the convention, and then gets the nomination taken away through back channel wheeling and dealing, would it be too late for Trump to run as a third party? If the GOP is really discussing this, doesn’t this free up Trump to consider his pledge null and void?

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  105. The Treason Party

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  106. Let them keep “The Republican Party”

    There aren’t 5 of them we can trust anyway.

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    Speaking as a non-American, if the GOP deliberately threw the election because they didn’t approve of the candidate endorsed by their members, would that not de-legitimize the entire “democratic” process in the US?

    I’m no expert, but this is probably how political parties who are past their time in the US die, to be replaced by a new party. The party either has to change with the times or be replaced by a new party that is relevant.

    Progressive Party (United States, 1912)”:

    “…The Progressive Party of 1912 was an American political party. It was formed by former President Theodore Roosevelt, after a split in the Republican Party between him and President William Howard Taft.

    The party also became known as the Bull Moose Party after journalists quoted Roosevelt saying “I feel like a bull moose” shortly after the new party was formed.”

    So how about the Neo-Progressive Party? Or maybe the New Bull party? The New Bull Party, I kind of like that.

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    Yes, but we’re not supposed to have direct election of the president, or the senate, anyway.

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  109. The I’m Going to Canada Party

    The Chickenhawk Party

    The My Dad Is the Best Man I’ve Ever Known Party

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  110. The Elect Hillary Party. Isn’t that the goal with this one?

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  111. Cuckservitive Party

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  112. This is easy. Only one name will do. The Aristocrats.

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  113. It is already called the Chamber of Commerce.

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  114. The Billionaire Boys Club

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  115. Someone get the good Mr. DemsRRealRacist on this, ASAP.

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  116. This is a good start Steve. However, I demand that you heap praise on Trump.

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  117. El Partido Cuquito.

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  118. Do you want to be a billionaire Party

    World Wide Cronies Party

    The Chosen Few

    The Job Creators Party

    The Aristocracy

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  119. “Vote CUP not GOP!”

    Citizens United Party.

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  120. This is easy. Only one name will do. The Aristocrats.

    But they’re not the best. Kakistocrats would be better.

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  121. Demand he proposes real plans

    Ideas often trickle up, these days. What would you propose?

    For that matter, has Steve ever outlined a practical plan?

    Lawrence Auster wrote up a full-length policy proposal which he called the Freedom From Islam Act, essentially a gentleman’s version of Trump’s “Ban on Muslims Entering America” thing, and predating Trump’s proposal by six years. Auster covered all the bases, and that policy, as is, could be implemented, unlike (you’re right) some of the Trump ideas, which remain totally ephemeral even if energizing to much of White America.

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  122. “I can see hating those people, but hating them for running someone against Donald Trump? Don’t get it.”

    In the first Republican debate, Bret Baier asked all the candidates to take a vow that they would support the Republican nominee (whoever he was) and not run as a third party candidate. All of them raised their hand except Trump. He relented a few days later and agreed to take the pledge.

    If this third party gambit is put into effect, Trump should remind the electorate of that fact.

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  123. Not Even Republican In Name Party.

    This new party would be composed of RINOs, but without the Republican name. Maybe the letters could be jumbled to be NROI. The Nill Return On Investment party.

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  124. Keep in mind that a 3rd party’s only purpose would be to elect Hillary not to actually win outright. Her policies would basically be like Jeb’s would have been but with more money for abortions and the wealthy donor class does not care about that anyway.

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  125. Trump Deal With It on Time Magazine Cover

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  126. Damn, someone beat me to chickenhawk party. Ready made animal mascot also; the Warner Brothers version of course.

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  127. The “We Aren’t Hitler” party, or WAH

    “You’re all Hitler” party

    “Because Hitler” party

    “Shut it down” party

    The “Greatest Strength” party

    The “Socialized Costs Privitized Benefits” party

    The Pecksniffian Party

    The Corporate Welfare Party

    The Suckers Bet Party

    The “We stole your retirement when we repeatedly and deliberately drained the stock exchange” party

    The Party for a Quadrillion Dollar Deficit

    The Stagflation Party

    The “Mexican peasants don’t mind living in a dirt floor shack so what the hell is your problem, Whitey?”

    The Crush The People Party

    Millionaires for Billionaires

    The Banana Republic Party

    The “We actually make pinko commie scum look good” party

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  128. The_________Party

    And just have naming rights sold every four years, like stadiums.
    But like you have fields/courts named separately than the stadiums around them: Coach K Court at Cameron Indoor Stadium, you could have the Adelson Primaries of The Koch Party, brought to you by Tyson Foods. Each state primary could be sponsored.
    Maybe Wisconsin, like the Green Bay Packers, could be owned by the people. The Scandinavian-American Thingstead or Folkmeet of The Koch Party…

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  129. United Colors of Benetton

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  130. The Sockless Puppets Party

    (Also, who knew that Leslie Gore was really Leslie Sue Goldstein, a nice Jewish girl who came out as a life-long lesbian. Everything I know about the Sixties is wrong now.)

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  131. The Donorist Party.

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  132. Benevolent Human Capital Mangement Party of the Human Capital Containment Zone of North and Central America

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  133. The Shut Up and Eat Your Beans Party (or the Flatulence Will Get You Nowhere Party).

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  134. Fantastic question!

    How about –

    Do It-Do It-Do It!
    Is That a Threat or a Promise? (inverse mark for Jeb oc…)
    We Don’t Need You Rubes!
    Like Dems but More Dumberer
    Like Dems but More … (whatever they pretend to be these days)
    Sorry About Everything but at Least your Capitol Gains Taxes are Low
    The Fact that you aren’t voting For Us Proves You are Evil
    National Review and Weekly Standard Had a Baby
    Hell in a Bucket.

    God Bless Donald Trump. Sometimes, once in a lifetime apparently, someone will tell it like it is and damn the consequences. Much respect.

    (note – Leslie Gore was a nice touch.)

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  135. Holy crap! Those stats are truly amazing! Poor folks and minorities voting for Trump, a billionaire!

    I’m tellin’ ya, Trump and Bernie are fishing side-by-side in the same simmering pool of American rage.

    Salon and Slate and the National Review and Hillary and Bush and the DNC and the RNC think the same hackneyed arguments and race baiting and cheesy evangelicalism and pro/anti abortion tropes are going to work this time out. They won’t. Not anymore. When the Bernie Occupy Wall Street and the Trump Tea Party get together all hell will break loose.

    We are seeing a groundswell of angry citizens across the political spectrum that is going straight to Trump and Bernie no matter what traditional scaremongering the Dem and Pub elite do.

    Bernie is a policy propeller head who will never appear to working folks. In contrast, Trump has a gigantic pair of brass testicles. Trump as Ruler of America, and Bernie as his bespectacled advisor.

    Hell, a Trump/Bernie ticket could rule the Western World.

    The way I see it, Bernie has to lose to Hillary and Trump has to pick him as a running mate.

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  136. Bernie Sanders is fighting a similar fight with the Democratic Party but their ‘Establishment’ has already won that battle. In spite of the fact that Liberals like to think of themselves as more open minded and tolerant than conservatives, Sanders campaign is entirely limited to taking money from the 1% (white people) and transferring it to the more vibrant among us. Discussing immigration, crime, education, labor, public infrastructure, or anything else outside of the lens of “diversity” is strictly verboten. Instead of a boot stomping on his face, BLM publicly humiliates and paper trains him like a bad puppy.

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  137. The Democratic Republicans (hat tip to US history class)

    The New Colossus

    The Institutional Revolutionary Party

    The Further from the Canadian Border Party

    The Man Behind the Curtain Party

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  138. Poor folks and minorities voting for Trump, a billionaire!

    I suspect that you’re misinterpreting the data. It’s not minorities that are voting for Trump, it’s whites who are forced to live around a lot of minorities, that is, they get to experience the joy of diversity for real while the anti-Trump voters, more isolated from minorities, get to experience diversity as a dream-state, and so they idealize it.

    To whatever degree Trump and Sanders are tapping into something, I don’t think they completely overlap on demographics. Aren’t Sanders’ fans really gung-ho on idealizing diversity and wanting more immigration?

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  139. It’s not minorities that are voting for Trump, it’s whites who are forced to live around a lot of minorities…

    We have no idea whether significant numbers of minorities are voting, or will vote, for Trump. These are primaries and caucuses in the Republican Party.

    In November (assuming he’s nominated) Trump will almost certainly raise the GOP’s share of the black vote. But that’s damning with faint praise.

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  140. The Walls Are For Israel Party.

    OT: Blair biography reveals more about immigration conspiracy.

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  141. Discussing immigration, crime, education, labor, public infrastructure, or anything else outside of the lens of “diversity” is strictly verboten.

    Remember, “diversity” in Vermont is the occasional French Canadian.

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  142. Lots of funny suggestions here, but I’ll suggest something they might actually choose: Federalist Party. Sure, 210 years ago the Federalists were the activist government party. But by today’s standards they were almost radical libertarians. And the association most people will make will be with George Washington and a genteel above-the-fray attitude.

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  143. I could see them calling themselves “The Conservative Party”.

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  144. Republikud

    Republicuck

    Bienvenidos Nuevos Amigos

    Koch’s Suckers

    Washington Generals

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  145. It would be a great idea to come up with some prospective names for a 3rd party representing these folks.

    The John Anderson Party.

    By the way, Anderson, Pete McCloskey, and Paul Findlay are all still alive. McCloskey isn’t even 90 yet.

    Tanned, rested, ready…

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  146. The Know-Nothings, II

    The Copperhead Party (emblem: an elephant with its feet in the air, dead from a snakebite).

    The Periwhig Party

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    The Plutocratic Party.

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  148. The League of Extraordinary Douchebags

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  149. “The Know Everything party” – I like this the best.

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  150. “Contest: Name the Proposed Anti-Trump 3rd Party Being Considered by GOP Donors”

    The incredibly stupid party

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  151. OT

    Christopher Caldwell, insightful as always, on The Migrants of Calais–Losers and winners in the global economy. Of particular interest:

    In January, INSEE, France’s national demographics bureau, announced that the life expectancy of French people of both sexes had fallen for the first time since World War II.

    Another excerpt:

    Even if Paris does not need a middle class, it desperately needs a lower class. Those symbolic analysts require people to chop their sushi, mix their cocktails, dust their apartments, and push their children’s strollers and their parents’ wheelchairs. This means immigrants — and increasingly it means only immigrants. Because who would you rather have washing your bathtub for 12 euros an hour? A laid-off factory worker who used to get 30 euros an hour and seven weeks’ vacation and who is now looking daggers at you? Or a polite woman from Mali, for whom the smell of Formula 409 is the smell of liberation? The banlieues are an integrated part of the world economy. There is now an immigrant-descended petite bourgeoisie. Naturally, as rich people monopolize the private housing stock, poor newcomers monopolize the welfare housing. Far from being a drain on rich people’s taxes, these projects provide subsidized housing for their servants. Big problems will eventually come, because there is no next rung on the social ladder onto which the migrants’ children can step. But this is not an acute problem just yet. For now, worrying about the banlieues is something of a red herring.

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  152. I really like that one.

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  153. He can enforce the law. Hiring illegals is illegal. The current law:

    First offenders can be fined $250-$2,000 per illegal employee.
    For a second offense, the fine is $2,000-$5,000 per illegal employee.
    Three or more offenses can cost an employer $3000-$10,000 per illegal employee. A pattern of knowingly employing illegal immigrants can mean extra fines and up to six months in jail for an employer.

    Obviously, it would be better if the law was stricter. Anyway, illegal immigration can be stopped at the demand side if there is a will of the executive branch. No fence (supply side) is needed.

    I would like to see Trump talking about penalization of employers and stop talking about the stupid fence.

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  154. Likud believes in walls

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  155. The Embouchure Party.

    “Embouchure: 1 : the position and use of the lips, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument.”

    It makes an appropriately flatulent sound when not mediated by an instrument.

    Here’s a nice piece on embouchure shaping for brass players, including, ahem, of the trumpet.

    http://www.kjos.com/band/band_news/band_news_emb4.html

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  156. “Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president . . .”.

    My translation: “Corporate and constituency paymasters . . . to research the feasibility of mounting a puppet candidacy for president . . .”.

    Many of the choices made by commenters above are excellent. I haven’t looked at them all but here are my two offerings:

    Council of 25,000 Party-refers to the number of lobbyists in D. C, and,

    Fascist Party of the United States.

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  157. I’m not sure that it would delegitimize the entire democratic process, but it ought to delegitimize the people leading such a movement from any future in the party that nominated Donald Trump. We could be seeing the breakup of the Republican Party as it has existed and the formation of a new party. It’s hard to imagine a viable national third party, given the American system of winner- take-all elections.

    What would delegitimize the democratic process would be widespread vote fraud and legal disenfranchisement (being turned away from the polls on a pretext or intimidated from voting). Once the idea that election results need be followed is lost, people start picking up guns and the military has to decide whose orders it will obey.

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  158. Mi Casa Es Su Casa Party
    The War-en Commission
    Oligarch United Party

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  159. “Lawrence Auster wrote up a full-length policy proposal which he called the Freedom From Islam Act, essentially a gentleman’s version of Trump’s “Ban on Muslims Entering America” thing, and predating Trump’s proposal by six years. Auster covered all the bases, and that policy, as is, could be implemented, unlike (you’re right) some of the Trump ideas, which remain totally ephemeral even if energizing to much of White America.”

    First, please define “White America”. Second, if a number of “whites” believe that the problem is NOT Muslims, but radical Muslims–and there is an observable difference–are these “whites” anti-white?

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  160. The StopWhiteyParty

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  161. Okay, gang. Take a deep breath and. . . :

    - The MAO Party – Masks Are Off.

    - Die Endlösung Partei

    - The Idiocrats (No, wait: that’d be the other same-same party. You know, Hilligula’s outfit)

    - Civilizational Suicidocrats

    - PSYOP – Perpetually Sell You Out Party [Or: Profiteers Sell You Out Party]

    - Davosocrats

    - The Night Of The Long Knives Party

    - KAG: Kiss America(ns) Good-Bye party

    - DOP – Defenestration Of Pravda

    - BVD – Bond Villains Directorate

    - GAP – Globalists Almighty Party

    - FLOG – Feudal Lords Over Globe

    - DRP – Dear Rulers Party

    - CCCP – Crony Capitalist Cartel Party

    - DOA Party – Death Of America

    - Re-Republican Party

    - The GULAGS Party – Give Us Loyalty And Go Scratch

    - The Betrayocrats

    - GDP – Globalist Dominator Party

    - GIG – Greed Is Goodocrats

    - The ReSnublicans

    - OBE – Open Borders Empire

    - The HABLA Party – Hire Anybody But Loathsome Americans

    - Parasite-ocrats

    - GO – Globalist Overlords

    - The VIP Party – Visas In Perpetuity

    - The KKK – The Kapitalist Kucks Klan

    - STP – Soft Totalitarianism Proconsuls

    - RATS – Ruthless Anarcho-Tyrants

    - The WHIP Party – Welcoming Hordes of Immigrants Party

    - The Yiffies … The YFS Party – Your Future Sucks

    - RTS Party – Road To Serfdom

    - BOP – Bend Over Party

    - TED Talks – Treason Every Day Talks

    - GAGA – Go Away, Goddamn Americans

    - WARP – War And Resettlement Party

    - FOAM – Friends Of All Migrants

    - FOAM – Foes Of Americans’ Mandates

    - GUAVA – GIVE UP AND VANISH ALREADY Party

    - The Re-Puke-licans

    - The EKG Party – Envy Kim’s Government

    - The POS Party – Pigs On Steroids

    - The PC Party – Publicly Cuckolded party

    - The Merkelicans

    - Dictatorship Of The Profiteers

    - TPP – The Ponzi Party

    - NAFTA – No American Future To Allow

    - GATT – Globalism Almighty, Tough Titties [Globalism Almighty Through Treason / Treachery ]

    - OBAMA Party – Openly Bring All Migrants Already

    - AGW – Anthropogenic Globalist Warlords

    - NSDAP – Never Support Damned American People

    - ISIS Party – I Say It’s So

    - AARP – Adios Americans Replacement Party

    - KAOS – Kill Americans Off Slowly

    - WAYNE – We Are Your Nowledgeable Experts

    - The DC Party – Damned Cuckservative Party

    - TUPPERWARE – Trust Us Professional Prostitutes Ever Respectfully While Americans Replaced Everyday

    (Whew, you made it!)

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  162. ‘Keeping Up with the Kazarians’ Party

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  163. The Vichy Party.

    The Simpering Surrender Monkeys (SSM to get the gay GOP on board).

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  164. The Know-Nothings was my first instinct.
    The Neo-Conservative Party would be nice – bipartisan, in fact.

    But then I thought, why not the PRI? The Institutional Revolutionary Party….seems it could fit!

    But Cuba has relevance here as well.. How about the Orthodox Renovation Party?

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    The (((((party)))))

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    Once the idea that election results need be followed is lost, people start picking up guns and the military has to decide whose orders it will obey.

    Certain units will obey certain orders. Other units, other orders. Then things get really interesting.

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  167. ¿How about a ¿Jeb? Bush / Lindsey Graham ticket for this ¡New and Improved! Republican Party II? ¿They would poll, ¿what? maybe 2%? ¡Perfectamente!

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  168. Perhaps the most important people in the world at that point would be the commanders of submarines with sea-launched ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads. Once at sea they are basically unfindable even by their own navies, and captains are in complete control of the information available to the crew. Imagine a captain willing to back a faction in a civil war with even one nuclear attack–and Ohio class submarines carry 24 missiles. (I am aware that it takes three people to launch a mixxile, but finding three like-minded people on a submarine might not be that difficult.) I know nuclear submarine crews are carefully screened, but I wonder how one screens for those kind of attitudes.

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  169. Bloomberg makes his decision in a week or two, after which it will be too late. He is delusional enough to believe he would be successful, he believes he could win NY and California thus denying a majority, as well as taking equally from right or left. Personally I go with Pat Buchanan’s assessment that he would guarantee a Trump landslide.

    Of course I suspect the real purposes of a third party would be to derail Trump by splitting the vote for HRC, or sending the election to the Senate and House. Such Chutzpah.

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  170. This is rich. I don’t know the specifics, but hasn’t the Establishment spent decades getting draconian laws passed that disadvantage independent candidates? Now they get to eat a little of their own cooking…

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  171. A Soviet sub commander chose not to escalate during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. So far the world has been lucky in the quality of individuals chosen to command nuclear missile subs.

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  172. Didn’t Ross Perot have to hit some threshold in order to qualify for Secret Service protection? I don’t recall the Libertarian Party candidate getting a SS detail nor Ralph Nader. I’d imagine if this new party’s candidate was running simply to be a spoiler that this would increase their risk profile, wouldn’t it? How eager would any candidate be to go out in public intending to be a spoiler in an atmosphere when half the voters are carrying pitchforks?

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  173. Whenever Rubio or any pundits say that Trump isn’t a real conservative, I am reminded of the GK Chesterton quote

    The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

    It sums up Conservatism Inc. perfectly…

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  174. The Leftoverture party?
    The (burning) wick party?
    The Bolsheviks?

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  175. Friend of mine got his family agricultural business out of tobacco, which they’d been in for three or four generations, because one raid and the ensuing fines would seriously crippled the whole enterprise. But only illegal wages made it profitable anyway. He said, to hell with it and hires no illegals in the rest of the business…

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  176. The Remember Nothing Party

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  177. Likud believes in borders . . . for Israel.

    Netanyahu personally attacked Trump’s immigration proposals.

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  178. Do you have a link to that incident in the Cuban Missile Crisis? I’ve only just learned about it and it sounds fascinating.

    Around 1970, there was a novel entitled Preempt, in which the plot revolved around Harris Hawk, the commander of the ultra-modern ballistic missile submarine USS Nathan Hale, who threatens both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; I don’t remember the details. To back up his threat, he deceives the crew, convincing them that they are firing on China, but in reality the submarine fires a warhead into the Nevada Test Site, so there’s no meaningful damage. The warning shot into the Soviet Union has more dramatic effect, but the submarine is itself damaged by a nuclear counterattack. Most of the officers are killed, and a junior medical officer takes over and sails the submarine into an American base, where it surfaces and strikes its colors. A four-star goes aboard, ascertains what has happened, who has died, and then says, “So you brought her home!” That scene has always stuck with me, as has the scenario.

    Other nuclear force commanders (bombers and ICBMs) would also have choices, but they would have to be exercised very quickly since infantry can capture ICBM silos and bomber bases but the submarines at sea would have the chance to ascertain how the fight is going and decide what to do based on the probable outcome. As you do, I hope that the commandes are highly intelligent, emotionally stable individuals.

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  179. The Real Housewives of Manhattan Party

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  180. The How Many Times Do I Have To Explain What Is Good For You? Party

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  181. The Praetorian Guard.

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  182. K Street

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  183. The movie trailer would say “Likud II: this time it’s not about real estate”

    Actually, the best movie reference to explain the current state of the GOP establishment is this scene:

    Alec Baldwin plays Donald Trump and we all know who everyone else in that room represent. “Third prize is tickets on the National Review post-election cruise”: http://www.nrcruise.com/

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  184. The Bukkake Party (sorry!)

    The question is, who’s going to be in the middle?

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  185. Sell Your Birthright for a Mess of Pottage Party.

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  186. Apropos of absolutely nothing, that’s the stereo album version of the song. The mono, single version (of a different recording session) was the hit.

    Carry on.

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