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  1. num70

    num70 Elite Refuge Member

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    So...I've been quite consistent in that I am not and never will be an advocate of any form of censorship of the press or individuals other than what mechanisms already exist.

    That said...Would it not greatly behoove the GOP (both parties for that matter) to have some "stops" in place to curb the speech of anyone who runs under the moniker of the party? I understand that the wheels of democracy have put this guy in the candidacy, and there's nothing the GOP can do about it other than disavow him, which they obviously have. I get that. But should there not be something which prevents him from publicly spewing this nonsense while running as a GOP candidate? Some form of "conduct unbecoming" clause or something?

    Point being, I think this portrayal is exceptionally damaging. And yes, the educated will see through it and understand how he got there, but this is the American electorate we're talking about. Not all of which can be described as "educated". It astounds me that there's nothing in place to prevent this.

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobby...locaust-denier-running-for-congress-in-heated
     
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    Not too many years ago David Duke came out of the woodwork. I agree, can they at least draw the line somewhere?
     
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    It's not really possible to prevent someone from running unless you only want "party approved" candidates, which generates it's own set of problems. The solution is for some sane person to step forward and run against him just to make sure he loses, badly. It' their own fault (the local party) for not convincing a better person to step up.
     
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    Completely agree. And I'm not advocating for that. If you follow the process and get in, you get in. "The people have spoken". And your remedy is a rational one. But in events such as this, where he is (like it or not) the GOP candidate, you would think there's be some policy which says, "if you want to wear the pin on your lapel during your candidacy, you can't say this or that". Like everything, I suspect there may be some unintended consequences. But it just seems like it a carefully crafted "rule" could prevent these types of "black eye" candidates from being held up by the opposition as "typical".
     
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    If he wins the election, who are you to question it?
     
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    I thought you were talking about Trump until I got to the link.
     
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    I thought they were talking about Pelosi. Holocost denial? That’s generally leftist/national socialists and Islamic turf.....all dem friends. Must be an outlier. If both the parties cared to police fools, we’d have never had a Biden, Ried, Schumer, Pelosi, Hillary, Obama, etc. Fact is, Trump could be crazy as a cat on fire, and he’s still better than ALL the former mentioned.
     
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    Valid point. But I don't think that there's any question that, things like this (particularly in this day and age of perpetual news media) damages the candidate's respective party. Even in the event that he were to win (which he will not) it does significant damage to his political party. So my original point reiterated, I can't believe there's nothing in place to prevent someone like this from being paraded out on TV, with a "GOP" tagline underneath them, ranting and raving about the merits of Hitler.
     
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    Well, they can certainly cut off party resources but I suspect the remedy would be worse than the problem.
     
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    Again, there is a solution, just not one that the party should systematically control. The solution is to just get someone better to run and beat him senseless in the primary.
     

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