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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:43 PM

Republicans hope to knock Trump off his perch at first GOP debate of 2016

Republicans square off in their latest US presidential debate Thursday, just 18 days before all-important first votes are cast in the nominations race, after a rising party star delivered an extraordinary rebuke to frontrunner Donald Trump.

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South Carolina’s young, governor Nikki Haley, considered by some a potential vice presidential pick, essentially cleared the way for Trump’s rivals by attacking the rhetoric of the celebrity billionaire.

“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true,” she said pointedly.

The message marked political shots fired in the civil war roiling the Republican Party, specifically Trump’s outsider populism versus his rivals in the conservative establishment.

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But Trump, who has relentlessly proven his savvy in the campaign, sought to deflect the criticism and turn Haley’s hammering into a positive.

“As far as I’m concerned, anger is OK. Anger and energy is what this country needs,” Trump told CNN in reacting to Haley’s remarks.

“I like her, she’s a very nice woman, but she’s very weak on the subject of illegal immigration.”

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/republicans-hope-to-knock-trump-off-his-perch-at-first-gop-debate-of-2016/

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:44 PM

1. Snow White vs the seven dwarves. nt

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:49 PM

2. 6 months from now when Nikki Haley is groveling to Trump for the VP nom the real fun will begin...

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:49 PM

3. "she’s a very nice woman, but she’s very weak on the subject of illegal immigration."

The Trump MO: " __________ is a nice person but very weak on _____________."

His whole pitch is based on a kind of reverse psychology ad hom attack. Has no one who supports him figured this out yet?

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:54 PM

4. They must be drunk. It is not going to happen as Trump has 2 superPacs named MSNBC and CNN

and both are busy promoting Trump.

By most standards, Trump lost the previous debates, but the media promoted him the winner. Why would it be different?

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