Politics Mark Cuban Wants to be a Republican, but.....

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  1. wife is a whore

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    he's sane and rational.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-cuban-want-republican-party-144345793.html



    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday weighed in on the status of the Republican Party.
    In a Tuesday post on his Cyber Dust social-media app, the outspoken billionaire investor wrote that he would prefer to join the GOP but had an issue with the party's push for conformity.

    "I would prefer to be a Republican," Cuban wrote in the post, which was flagged by The Dallas Morning News. "I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans. Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every presidential election until this changes."

    Cuban lamented that those who disagree with the "consensus" were called fake Republicans.

    "The Republican Party requires that all their presidential candidates conform to consensus," he said. "If you don't agree with every platform of the party, not only are you called a RINO, a 'Republican in Name Only.' You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News. That's a problem."

    The "Shark Tank" star's desire to avoid party orthodoxy could be related to his recent praise for real-estate mogul Donald Trump, whom he hailed as "the best thing to happen" to politics in a long time. Indeed, Cuban even told Business Insider he would consider being Trump's vice president if asked, though he said he would probably decline the hypothetical offer.

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    In his Tuesday Cyber Dust post, Cuban also reflected on the meaning of leadership:

    Leaders don't conform to the consensus. They create consensus to their vision and goals.

    Leaders don't change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.

    Leaders don't look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create a better future.

    Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it's necessary, they must lead.

    The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership.

    They want dogma.

    They want conformity.

    They want to conserve their romanticized past.

    That's a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better.

    I realize that's not the way politics work in this day and age. And that just proves the point.

    "And btw, I know a lot of the same can be said about the Democrats, but I don't want to be a Democrat," he concluded. "Until things change, I'll sit in the middle and think for myself. Unlike the Republicans."
     
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    The one thing we can all thank Trump for. Democrats and Independents alike is Trump exposed the Republican party for the clowns they are.

    Now even Rand Paul looks like a clown. He did a wonderful job.
     
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    Cuban would be a better GOP candidate than Trump.
     
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    Carson V Sanders in 2016

    Mark it, Dude.
     
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    I'm just wondering when they will destroy Trump. We ll know it's coming. Trump will never be the Republican candidate.
     
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    Cuban is 100% right. The Republicans like to invoke Reagan into everything, while ignoring that he went against the mold of the party at the time himself. The Dems aren't the party of Truman and JFK anymore and the Republicans aren't the party of Reagan.
     
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    They are probably scared to do it and piss off the loon base. I'm sure there are GOP henchman driving around w/ a van full of underage hookers and a briefcase full of damning evidence, but no Dem is willing to take em and nuke Trump's candidacy.
     
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    Agreed, I'm not saying Trump is not popular, I'm saying he will be pushed out. If he runs it will have to be as an independent.
     
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    any chance at a Sports prefix, to go with News, Entertainment and Politics?
     
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    I never realized what an idiot he was until that debate, its frightening that someone like him could be elected to Congress multiple times. :wtf:
     
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    You say that like it's a bad thing, Reagan and Clinton are some of the most overrated presidents and were both quite mediocre.
     
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    Done
     
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    Just bring up the scandals on either one of them and sit back and watch people foam at the mouth. Very entertaining.
     
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    It'll be the moment the GOP no longer needs a lightning rod to distract from the other candidates.

    He will get the Perot treatment if he seriously considers an independent run. I bet daddy bush still knows a few people in the CIA.
     
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    I agree man, Some people are saying he is another Perot and is going to put Hilary in office. Anything is possible just a scenario, But if that happens I wonder how people will feel about trump on that day?
     
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    I don't see Trump spending his own money for an independent run, but I can see him trying to elbow into the national debate with his fame, and on a shoe string budget donated by a few diehards.
     
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    I thought he was dead?
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    Trump would make a great roaster.
     
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    Why's he trying to take Kenny Rogers' spot now? WTF?
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