NYT-Timeline of GOP Bigwigs Un-Endorsing Trump

During the summer, the New York Times created an awesome multimedia timeline of Republican leaders denouncing their support for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

It not only lists who doesn’t support Trump (or might even vote for Clinton), but contrasts it with statements by Trump himself, to show what exactly provoked their un-endorsement.

They now extended the timeline and added all the 40+ people who have walked in the last two days.

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Check out the full timeline here.

Events: GOP Convention Watch Party

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We are already on Day 4 of the Republican convention, and – believe it or not – this is the first time that Donald Trump will appear on stage.

If you want to watch the grand finale together with friends, there are are couple of Watch Parties here in New York.

Metropolitan Club

Thursday, July 21, 6:00 PM
122 E 83rd St., New York City

“Be with your fellow Republicans as we watch this event live from Cleveland, Ohio. They say when it comes to politics, to expect the unexpected and 2016 has proven that to be true. Watch as Donald Trump articulates his vision to,  Make America Great Again! “

Free Pizza to be served  Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are also available.
Members: $10
Nonmembers $20

RSVP to Mail@metclubnyc.org or call 212 -288-8606


The NYC Political Forum

Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM
Murray Hill / Kips Bay area – address after RSVP

“The suspence is now finally over!  As the shroud of “smoke-filled” rooms, the “conscience voting” by the delegates, the massive protest walkouts, and the boy-cotters trumpetting #NeverTrump will ultimately succumb and be trumped by the anti-climatic crowning of Trump.”

RSVP via Meetup


Drinking Liberally

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Rudy’s Bar & Grill, 627 9th Avenue

“If you can’t look away, don’t watch alone! Come to Rudy’s, grab a pint and enjoy the mess.”

RSVP via Meetup

Day 2 of GOP Convention: Trump Confirmed

It’s official. On Tuesday, Donald Trump became the confirmed Republican nominee for president.

Speaker Paul Ryan – who refused to endorse Trump for a a very long time – formally declared Trump and VP-candidate Mike Pence to be the Republican standard-bearer.

Trump’s kids loved it.

Later that night, former presidential hopeful Chris Christie went on a tirade against Hillary Clinton. Far from making policy arguments, Republicans this year want to win by sending the other side to prison.

Watch President Obama’s Call to Register

Democrat or Republican, Clinton or Trump, decisions over decisions – but only if you are able to make them.

So, President Barack Obama teamed up with BuzzFeed to encourage voters to register. With a fun video that might hint at a Hollywood career once Obama leaves office. Check it out.

Warning: The video contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

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Ryan Endorsed Trump

So it finally happened.

After weeks and weeks of publicly standing up against Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan – the highest ranking Republican in the country – finally caved and endorsed the presumptive nominee.

Ryan wrote an op-ed in his hometown paper saying that Trump can make the Republican agenda come true.

“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”

Retired Upstater Travels Country For Trump

The woman I am with is Mrs. Julie Kaska of Cheektowaga, NY.
Michael Machnica and Julie Kaska at a rally for Donald Trump in South Carolina.

Name: Michael Machnica
Borough: Upstate New York
I will vote: Donald Trump

“I am a rightly-dividing evangelical King James Bible believer (a tiny minority among so called “Christians”) that supports Mr. Trump (a vastly larger number).”

“I assisted with door-to-door campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, assembly of lawn signs, phone banking and assisting with various small tasks that needed to be done in the headquarters building.”

“I am supporting Mr. Trump because I know for a fact, not just believe, that he wants to turn this country around. He, as well as millions of other Americans, have witnessed in their lifetime this once great country take a free-fall towards oblivion. As a patriotic American, he has an opportunity to do something to stop this country from destruction. History has proven that no civilization is immune from a catastrophic collapse. Mr. Trump wants to do whatever he can to keep that from happening, at least for the foreseeable future.”

“This common core garbage in the schools is dumbing down the nation’s youth. The entire Dept. of Education is unconstitutional. Education is one of the many matters reserved to the localities and states. Far more college students are assigned to read the Communist Manifesto than the Federalist Papers which was written by men who had a key part in the founding of this nation.”

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Events: The New G.O.P. = The Party of Trump (?)

The NYC Political Forum, a multi-partisan discussion group, is taking a look at the future of the GOP now that Trump is the presumptive nominee.

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“For this discussion — we’ll set aside the sloganeering and the media frenzy — instead, we’ll substantively explore and discuss the possible implications, including:  

• What does this mean for the G.O.P. and its official Party Platform?

• What does this mean for the down-ballot Congressional and Gubernatorial candidates?

• How will the “Establishment” wing of the Party react? “

Thursday, May 12, 6:45 pm
CAFE 28

245 Fifth Ave, Corner 28th Street, Upstairs Dining Area
New York, NY 10016

Clinton Uses GOP to Attack Trump

Hillary Clinton is in full general election mode. Her twitter feed doesn’t even mention Bernie Sanders anymore, it’s all about (and against) Donald Trump.

And for now, she doesn’t even need to do the attacking herself – she can let the GOP do it for her.

We will see if and how the Republican establishment makes peace with their presumptive nominee, but no matter what happens the Clinton campaign will happily remember them of their previous position.

And Then It Was Only One

Well, now it’s final, nobody left but Trump.

Granted, Kasich should have dropped out weeks ago, but after he made it this far, he could have stuck a little longer. Or what do you think?

Ted Cruz Dropping Out

I did not see this one coming.

As reported by PoliticoTed Cruz is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination.

I guess the singing Fiorina wasn’t enough to save the sinking ship.

The move is still surprising though, after all Cruz had an almost prefect track-record in the so-called “shadow-primary”  that secured him many loyal delegates even in states that Trump had previously won. (But then you need to make it to a second ballot in Cleveland for those to come into play.)

So now we have the unlikeliest of unlikely scenarios: Donald Trump and John Kasich are the only two remaining GOP-contenders.

Seems like there won’t be a contested convention after all.