Election 2016

More Republicans Dump Trump

Representative Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, says he will not be voting for Trump because Trump doesn't know shit about shit.

Dent told The Morning Call that as a result of Trump's "incendiary comments" regarding Mexicans, Muslims, women, and the Khan family, he won't be voting for the GOP candidate in November. He also cited Trump's "lack of policy specifics and, frankly, the lack of policy knowledge" as a cause for concern.

Meanwhile, former Republican Senator Gordon Humphrey went much further by saying he would vote for Hillary Clinton because Donald Trump is a sociopath.

"I am ever more confirmed in my belief that Trump is a sociopath, without a conscience or feelings of guilt, shame or remorse. And he is pathologically insecure, recklessly attacking anyone who does not confirm him as the best there is," Humphrey said in an email to NBC News.

I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. I'm glad at least some Republicans, even if it's a small number, are still capable of putting country before party.

  • Badgerite

    Dump trump! And it even rhymes. Where can I get the bumper sticker?

  • muselet

    With all due respect to Charlie Dent, wake me when Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell heads for the exits.

    And Gordon Humphrey is playing the same I’m-so-clever game as Sally Bradshaw:

    “I would only vote for Hillary in the event of a very close contest,” Humphrey said. “Meantime, I’m hoping the Republican leadership, at long, long last will show the courage and principal to denounce Trump and to demand he renounce the nomination or face a reconvening of the convention.

    Color me unimpressed.


  • Toolymegapoopoo

    Putting country before party? Horseshit. These fuckers created and cultivated the environment that allowed an insect like Trump to thrive and grow. They fed him and those that would vote for him honey and told them they were special. They are simply seeing the writing on the wall and running away from the world they helped to create. They are putting themselves before country AND party.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius


      They’re not putting country before themselves – they’re protecting themselves from the consequences of their own actions: they don’t want a President Trump ::shudder:: because they don’t want to personally suffer from that.

      • While it’s irritating that their motivations are self-preserving, it’s the effect that matters. Like Ashby I’m thrilled and I hope more “come out of the Trump closet” in the coming months.

  • Aynwrong

    Sure as hell took ’em long enough.

    • Draxiar

      Exactly. They saw all of this during the primary season and didn’t say much of anything.