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Cary

(11,746 posts)
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:12 PM Mar 2020

Which Never Trumper is your favorite?

Whom do you like best?


37 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
David Frum
0 (0%)
Rick Wilson
17 (46%)
Steve Schmidt
3 (8%)
Joe.Walsh
0 (0%)
Bill Kristol
0 (0%)
Other
3 (8%)
Anne Navarro
7 (19%)
Nicole Wallace
6 (16%)
George.Conway
1 (3%)
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Which Never Trumper is your favorite? (Original Post) Cary Mar 2020 OP
Nicole Wallace hlthe2b Mar 2020 #1
Ditto. EOM TruckFump Mar 2020 #6
I. LOVE. HER. trueblue2007 Mar 2020 #13
Yes, I love Nicholle. Control-Z Mar 2020 #15
Anne Navarro LakeArenal Mar 2020 #2
I pick two leftieNanner Mar 2020 #3
you might consider adding ana navarro to the poll unblock Mar 2020 #4
I hear you Cary Mar 2020 #8
I put other for none jimfields33 Mar 2020 #5
Nicole Wallace and Ana Navarro obamanut2012 Mar 2020 #7
Ms Wallace. No contest. tishaLA Mar 2020 #9
George Conway is fun just because you know it really AkFemDem Mar 2020 #10
George Conway brought the receipts! Tanuki Mar 2020 #28
George Conway merits a place in the poll IMO tishaLA Mar 2020 #11
Done Cary Mar 2020 #16
George is my favorite Locutusofborg Mar 2020 #21
I want to see which ones run back into the loving arms of the bullwinkle428 Mar 2020 #12
I'm not sure that's fair Cary Mar 2020 #14
I think there will be a transition.. stillcool Mar 2020 #30
None Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #17
Joe Walsh has Cary Mar 2020 #18
Ok Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #20
I have to agree Just_Vote_Dem Mar 2020 #27
They're on record saying that the GOP must die, it is irredeemable. They're hoping to get a new OnDoutside Mar 2020 #24
Because Wilson is the sharpest and most articulate.... he's my pick. Goodheart Mar 2020 #19
Melania? keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #22
I had to vote for Rick, but my vp would be Nicolle OnDoutside Mar 2020 #23
I like David Jolly. Patterson Mar 2020 #25
Tom Nichols. BusyBeingBest Mar 2020 #26
You know, it was only last year I realized there are two Joe Walshes Recursion Mar 2020 #29
I did not see an option for "none" Caliman73 Mar 2020 #31
Schindler, no contest Blue_Tires Mar 2020 #32
I like Steve Schmidt Dem2 Mar 2020 #33
Conway, Schmidt and Wilson are advisors with an entity called "The Lincoln Project." VOX Mar 2020 #34

leftieNanner

(15,347 posts)
3. I pick two
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:14 PM
Mar 2020

Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson.

And I look forward to honest, robust discussions of policy differences after we sweep The Orange One out of OUR HOUSE!

unblock

(53,174 posts)
4. you might consider adding ana navarro to the poll
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:15 PM
Mar 2020

personally, not sure i want to play this game. i'll take their never-trumper statements, but i'm not into deciding i'm a "fan" of any of them.

but i do suspect ana would get quite a few votes here.

tishaLA

(14,176 posts)
9. Ms Wallace. No contest.
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:22 PM
Mar 2020

She's like the BFF every woman wants to go out for margaritas with so we can find out who does her highlights while we talk politics.

Locutusofborg

(527 posts)
21. George is my favorite
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:54 PM
Mar 2020

Because of what he gets to do with the Trump Administration's Senior Counselor to the President.

bullwinkle428

(20,636 posts)
12. I want to see which ones run back into the loving arms of the
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:23 PM
Mar 2020

Republican party, if and when Chump gets defeated in the fall.

Cary

(11,746 posts)
14. I'm not sure that's fair
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:29 PM
Mar 2020

We need an opposition party. We need checks and balances.

How does that happen? I don't pretend to know but these folks have proven to me that they have integrity when it counts. Are they not the most qualified to lead?

I am not sure about the "loving" part. That ship has sailed. The rabble seem to have it out most for Joe Walsh whose transformation is perhaps the most radical. Check out his tweets.

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
30. I think there will be a transition..
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 07:49 PM
Mar 2020

to another party, if Republicans can no longer win elections. It is such a mess. Makes me wonder why people get all bent out of shape about a policy position, while the government is being torched to the ground. Although, maybe that's what they want?

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,647 posts)
17. None
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 05:46 PM
Mar 2020

The real test will be, what happens to them once Trump is gone. Are they going to try to reform the Republican Party? Or just a brief sigh of relief that Trump is not making them look as bad as many of them actually are and go right back to their old bag of tricks. I don't really think that I've heard any of them repudiate their party's behavior from the 8 years of Obama or any of their actual policies that harm people. I'm not eager to embrace any of them until they agree to repudiate some of this and agree to work with Democrats in a genuine bipartisan manner. Until then, they should be treated as temporary allies against a common cause.

OnDoutside

(20,066 posts)
24. They're on record saying that the GOP must die, it is irredeemable. They're hoping to get a new
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 06:26 PM
Mar 2020

party going to replace it.

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
29. You know, it was only last year I realized there are two Joe Walshes
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 07:35 PM
Mar 2020

I kept picturing the guy from the Eagles all this time.

Caliman73

(11,767 posts)
31. I did not see an option for "none"
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:00 PM
Mar 2020

While I do appreciate when Republicans or "former Republicans realize just how destructive Trump is, I have to remind people that this is a progression of conservatism from Goldwater and Nixon, to Reagan to Bush Jr. & Cheney, to Sarah Palin, to the Tea Party, to the "freedom caucus" to Trump. Conservatives believe that there is a hierarchy of people that are "supposed to be in charge" and it typically does not include women, people of color, LGBTQ people, or poor people. They have always lacked the numbers because their policies serve mainly the wealthy. There has always been a tacit racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia within the conservative movement although they have typically tried to hide it from plain view. Trump just went with it and tore off the mask.

Everyone on the list would be happy just to go back to maybe the Reagan years or even the Bush Jr. years, which were horrible for women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, etc...

They can tear Trump down all they want, but they gave us Sarah Palin and the concept of "real America". They would use the same "costal elites" rhetoric and "government take over" to describe Democratic policies, if they could just have a nice, articulate, somewhat charming candidate to get behind. They disavow Trump but they do not look any deeper. They are surprised that he has taken over the Republican party but then they don't look at why he would have NEVER had a chance as a Democratic candidate, the same way the Michael Bloomberg didn't have a chance as a Democratic Candidate. Bloomberg is more articulate and less of a disgusting vulgarian, but he has a similar attitude to Trump with regards to looking down on people who are not wealthy like him. At a minimum, in our party, our candidates have to show that they understand and respect the experiences of people who do not have a lot of money and that they can push back on big money.

VOX

(22,976 posts)
34. Conway, Schmidt and Wilson are advisors with an entity called "The Lincoln Project."
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:33 PM
Mar 2020

On the Project’s website, they clearly state, “Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain,” [but] ”Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.” These folks, while sorely needed to help defeat Trump, aren’t likely to become Democrats in the future.

The Lincoln Project describes itself thus:
https://lincolnproject.us/
DEDICATED AMERICANS PROTECTING DEMOCRACY
The Lincoln Project is holding accountable those who would violate their oaths to the Constitution and would put others before Americans.

WE HAVE SEEN THE BEST AND WORST
OF AMERICAN POLITICS
We understand that action must be taken, now, to protect the institutions that have made the United States the greatest nation the world has ever known.

OUR MISSION
Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box. We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain. However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity to the Constitution and a commitment to defeat those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party. Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.

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