OT: Does anyone have a list of local politicians that are endorsing Trump?

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Submitted by Coronita on May 31, 2016 - 7:40pm

I got my republican mail in ballot today. To make it easier for me, does anyone have or know of a published list of local politicians that have come out and endorsed Donald Trump? I want to make sure to NOT to pick them for the primaries.

Along with that, does anyone have a list of Republicans that have come out and said they will NOT be endorsing Trump? If so, I want to make sure they are picked.

I think Falconer already stated he does NOT plan on endorsing Trump.

If no one has started this list, I'll create a Google Sheets spreedsheet, if others can let me know what to fill in.

Submitted by NotCranky on May 31, 2016 - 8:13pm.

Juan Vargas endorsed Trump.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on May 31, 2016 - 8:27pm.

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (Alpine) was the first congressman to (enthusiastically) endorse Trump.

Rep. Darrel Issa (Vista) recently endorsed Trump

Submitted by moneymaker on May 31, 2016 - 9:26pm.

Think we should start another list of candidates who would like to repel the 2nd amendment, just found out Kamala Harris is one.She tried to outlaw guns in the city limits of San Francisco.
I think a lot of supporters will be coming out now that Trump has the nomination clinched.
Arnold has not yet endorsed Donald which is somewhat surprising as he is suppose to take over The Apprentice next year. Maybe Trump reminds him too much of Adolph(knocking treaties,stirring up nationalism, yelling into the microphone).
We should have a ballot system that includes voting against a candidate.

Submitted by moneymaker on May 31, 2016 - 9:31pm.

Just mailed my ballot today,so it will be counted first instead of last.

Submitted by an on June 1, 2016 - 12:30am.

John Horst stated he supports Trump when I asked.
Denise Gitsham - I sent her Facebook page a message regarding her support for Trump with no reply. So, I'm assuming yes.

Which means I will be voting for Scott Peters.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on June 1, 2016 - 6:53am.

State Sen. Joel Anderson is enthusiastic Trump backer also.

Submitted by Coronita on June 1, 2016 - 8:12am.

Thanks guys...Keep them coming....

Submitted by harvey on June 1, 2016 - 8:59am.

Easier to make a list of Republicans that aren't going to fall in line behind Trump.

Submitted by SK in CV on June 1, 2016 - 9:00am.

moneymaker wrote:
Think we should start another list of candidates who would like to repel the 2nd amendment, just found out Kamala Harris is one.She tried to outlaw guns in the city limits of San Francisco.

Any evidence that Harris wants to "repel [sic] the 2nd amendment"?

Submitted by harvey on June 1, 2016 - 10:13am.

She doesn't agree that every kindergarten teacher should be slung with an AR15 in the classroom.

Which means she wants to repeal the 2nd amendment.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on June 1, 2016 - 10:59am.

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Submitted by SK in CV on June 1, 2016 - 11:16am.

harvey wrote:
She doesn't agree that every kindergarten teacher should be slung with an AR15 in the classroom.

Which means she wants to repeal the 2nd amendment.

Yeah. That's what I was thinking. She wants to ignore the constitution. And probably the bible.

Submitted by harvey on June 1, 2016 - 11:56am.

She really doesn't respect any of the documents that Jesus wrote.

Submitted by cahunter on June 1, 2016 - 2:23pm.

I attended a meeting with Denise Gitsham in Sorrento Valley two weeks ago. Someone asked this question. She clearly said that she would not support Donald Trump.

AN wrote:
John Horst stated he supports Trump when I asked.
Denise Gitsham - I sent her Facebook page a message regarding her support for Trump with no reply. So, I'm assuming yes.

Which means I will be voting for Scott Peters.

Submitted by an on June 1, 2016 - 8:51pm.

cahunter wrote:
I attended a meeting with Denise Gitsham in Sorrento Valley two weeks ago. Someone asked this question. She clearly said that she would not support Donald Trump.

AN wrote:
John Horst stated he supports Trump when I asked.
Denise Gitsham - I sent her Facebook page a message regarding her support for Trump with no reply. So, I'm assuming yes.

Which means I will be voting for Scott Peters.

Interesting. Then I wonder why she didn't respond to my message while clearly responding to other. I'll try again.

Well, looks like she disagree with what she said to you and the other people two weeks ago: http://www.kusi.com/clip/12475602/candid....

Submitted by Coronita on June 2, 2016 - 4:20am.

Lols like the Intel CEO just came out saying he supports Trump, only to retract it later...Lol....


Intel CEO, known for diversity efforts, cancels Trump fundraiser

http://techcrunch.com/2016/06/01/intel-c...

Ironic...On one hand, Intel employs a lot of H1-Bs. But on the other hand, it's something Trump advocates detest. On one hand, the CEO is supposedly a well known supporter of diversity, on the other hand...well maybe not....

This is a freaking circus. It's comical.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on June 1, 2016 - 10:22pm.

This is a good idea, to make such a list. I think you're not the only one wondering this. Bill aka Calculated Risk wrote a blog post discussing the potential aftermath of supporting Trump, in which he said:

Quote:
I believe we are seeing a Litmus Test moment right now, especially for Republicans. I believe, in a few years, whether someone supported Trump or not will make a difference in how people are perceived. This will make or break some political careers.

Even before reading that post I had been thinking the same thing. To me, Trump personifies the worst aspects of our political discourse and of our culture as a whole. If someone endorses Trump, that implies to me either that they are putting partisan politics way above the public good, or that they are hopelessly misguided. I'm not sure which is worse, but it doesn't really matter -- I will never, ever vote for any politician who endorses Trump.

Based on this thread and CR's post, others feel that way too. I would think a lot of people do, but obviously I'm not that great at predicting what other people will think, as I never would have thought a monster like him could get nearly this far.

However, I do know that it would be cool to have a resource where you could enter a politician's or business person's name and see if they endorsed Trump, and to what degree (reluctant vs. enthusiastic). If CR is right, maybe that will make an impact in the future, and maybe even make some good come out of this cluster-f of an election.

Submitted by Coronita on June 2, 2016 - 5:08am.

Ok... So I found this spreadsheet from the LA Times

http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/californ...

Unfortunately, I found it after I started my own... Doh..

Anyway, here's the one I started

http://goo.gl/ZbxhZW

If you want to report a candidate's endorsement or rejection, send them to

AnyoneElseButTrump AT gmail DOT com

Submitted by SK in CV on June 2, 2016 - 7:56am.

Rich Toscano wrote:
This is a good idea, to make such a list. I think you're not the only one wondering this. Bill aka Calculated Risk wrote a blog post discussing the potential aftermath of supporting Trump, in which he said:

Quote:
I believe we are seeing a Litmus Test moment right now, especially for Republicans. I believe, in a few years, whether someone supported Trump or not will make a difference in how people are perceived. This will make or break some political careers.

Even before reading that post I had been thinking the same thing. To me, Trump personifies the worst aspects of our political discourse and of our culture as a whole. If someone endorses Trump, that implies to me either that they are putting partisan politics way above the public good, or that they are hopelessly misguided. I'm not sure which is worse, but it doesn't really matter -- I will never, ever vote for any politician who endorses Trump.

Based on this thread and CR's post, others feel that way too. I would think a lot of people do, but obviously I'm not that great at predicting what other people will think, as I never would have thought a monster like him could get nearly this far.

However, I do know that it would be cool to have a resource where you could enter a politician's or business person's name and see if they endorsed Trump, and to what degree (reluctant vs. enthusiastic). If CR is right, maybe that will make an impact in the future, and maybe even make some good come out of this cluster-f of an election.

Popular theme lately. And it's not just wonks like Bill McBride that are saying it. The following is from James Fallows of The Atlantic:

Quote:
As this goes on, it’s not really about Trump any more. We know exactly who and what he is. He’s a genuinely-charming-at-times salesman and schmoozer with sub-Palin-level knowledge of public affairs, more on a par with “Chauncey Gardiner” of Being There. He instantly knows all about the gorilla, and next-to-nothing about the international economy. This isn’t his fault. It’s who he is and what he does.

Nor do I think that a litany of Trump’s knowledge-holes or judgment-lapses will make any difference to his already-committed supporters. It’s part of what they like about him.

But the people who I hope are thinking about how they’ll look in history’s eyes, are the leaders of a major political party now lining up to declare this man acceptable. Not one of them can pretend later on that they didn’t know what they were signing on for.

And only because this is both hilarious, and obvious, from Frank Rich at NY mag:

Quote:
To understand how Trump has advanced to where he is now, and why he has been underestimated at almost every step, and why he has a shot at vanquishing Hillary Clinton in November, few road maps are more illuminating than Reagan’s unlikely path to the White House. One is almost tempted to say that Trump has been studying the Reagan playbook — but to do so would be to suggest that he actually might have read a book, another Trumpian claim for which there is scant evidence.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 2, 2016 - 11:38am.

I like vermin supreme for his antiestablishment views. but how is donald,trump not establishment. jeez. let's get a real outsider in there. vermin also has on his side a recent miracle. while campaigning, he showed several pieces of toast on which his image had appeared!!! come on, people, what clearer sign are,we gonna get?

Submitted by utcsox on June 2, 2016 - 6:03pm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Do...

Here is the national list include some of the best and brightest Republicans office holders: Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, Scott Walker and much more.

Submitted by bearishgurl on June 2, 2016 - 6:09pm.

utcsox wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Do...

Here is the national list include some of the best and brightest Republicans office holders: Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, Scott Walker and much more.

Thanks for this link, utcsox! Very interesting!

Submitted by Rich Toscano on June 2, 2016 - 6:23pm.

utcsox wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Do...

Here is the national list include some of the best and brightest Republicans office holders: Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, Scott Walker and much more.

Nice! That plus flu's spreadsheet pretty much does it...

Submitted by harvey on June 2, 2016 - 8:02pm.

You don't need a list.

Every Republican that has any political standing is going to endorse Trump before it's over.

In 2016, there are no Republicans with any moral courage.

Submitted by an on June 2, 2016 - 8:39pm.

harvey wrote:
You don't need a list.

Every Republican that has any political standing is going to endorse Trump before it's over.

In 2016, there are no Republicans with any moral courage.


Kevin Faulconer. I would say being a Mayor is pretty high political standing, wouldn't you?

Submitted by harvey on June 2, 2016 - 8:59pm.

I said before it's over.

Submitted by bearishgurl on June 2, 2016 - 9:26pm.

harvey wrote:
I said before it's over.
Yeah, by the 11th hour, "party unity" will eventually win over any trailing Repubs who haven't yet "fell in line to support the nominee." (I'm actually agreeing with Harvey on something, here!)

Harvey, do you think it will be "over" by the end of the RNC (7/21) or will it be on November 9?

Submitted by an on June 2, 2016 - 10:37pm.

harvey wrote:
I said before it's over.

Fair. We'll see in 5 months.

Submitted by harvey on June 3, 2016 - 6:54am.

I'd like to be wrong on this one.

I'd like to see some Republicans take the high road. Faulconer is there now, we'll see if he has the courage to stay there.

This whole Trump thing is both a crisis and an opportunity for the Republican party. But as a party they won't seize the opportunity. The Fox news, talk-radio propaganda machine is in full control now. It will destroy Faulconer and anyone that steps out of line. Ryan saw that and capitulated. Only the suicidal will choose not to follow.

The sole objective of the Republican party is to win, not to govern.

Submitted by cahunter on June 3, 2016 - 12:28pm.

That is good to know. It will make me vote for her. As a legal immigrant, I supported Trump's position on illegal immigration issue. This country is supposed to one where people follow laws, which is why I wanted to immigrate here.

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