Politics Ben Carson Threatens To Leave The GOP

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  1. dawg

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    In what would be a nightmare scenario for the GOP, presidential hopeful Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party amid reports of deepening concerns from GOP officials about the splintered 2016 electorate.

    The retired neurosurgeon lashed out at Republican leaders who discussed the possibility of a "brokered convention" during a recent private dinner meeting in Washington. The Washington Post first reported Thursday that the group, including Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, discussed the sustained strength of billionaire business Donald Trump and the possibility that a consensus nominee might not emerge before the party's mid-July national convention in Cleveland.

    "If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party," Carson said in a statement that referenced Trump's repeated threats to leave the GOP if treated "unfairly."

    "I pray that the report in the Post this morning was incorrect," Carson added. "If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won't stand for it."

    The Republican National Committee did not immediately respond to questions about the meeting and Carson'sthreat.

    A third-party run by Carson or Trump would be a worst-case scenario for the GOP. While Carson is slipping in recent polls, an independent bid that siphoned even a few percentage points away from the party's nominee could make it all but impossible for the Republican nominee to win the general election.

    Spokesman Doug Watts said Carson was appalled at reports suggesting that Republican leaders were trying to manipulate the party's presidential nominating process. He acknowledged that Carson, like Trump and the rest of Republican field, signed a pledge not to launch a third-party bid.
     
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    Oh noes!
     
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    ...:jj:
     
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    I guess you didnt pay attention, he is accusing the GOP of rigging the nominee process basically.
     
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    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt

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    That MFer on the far right end looks angry
     
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    It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out the Washington insiders are trying to get rid of Ben Carson.... Oh nevermind :c
     
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    Can the GOP fuk up an election that Obama has handed to them, any more?!!!

    Jesus.

    :facepalm:
     
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    ...oh im paying attention dont assume im not. what hes really whining about is going from 2nd to 3rd and sliding.
     
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    ...1948, 1952 and 1976 are the last and only brokered conventions/nominations.
     
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    Hey Ben don't let the door hit ya in the ass on the way out.
     
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    DON'T GO, BEN!! There is no one like you! Entertainment value is nearly impossible to calculate!
     
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    Even his threats are boring. He's like a sedated prairie dog
     
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    Run Ben, Run! Haha!
     
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    It looks like every ethnic and sexual class including transgendered are representing
     
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    I think a better question ought to be why he even thought he was a credible candidate in the first place. Nobody disagrees that the dude knows what he's doing in the operating room, but he doesn't know shit from apple butter when it comes to foreign policy or diplomacy, or hell, even with basic governance. He has no political chops or any record to stand on, which seems to be a theme with our candidates this presidential cycle.
     
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