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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Donald Trump has made it clear he will nominate Peter Thiel to the Supreme Court if he wins the presidency, Thiel has told friends, according to a source close to the PayPal co-founder. Trump "deeply loves Peter Thiel," and people in the real estate mogul's inner circle are talking about Thiel as a Supreme Court nominee, a separate source close to Trump told the Huffington Post. That source, who has not spoken to Trump directly about Thiel being nominated to the Court, cautioned that Trump's offers often fail to materialize in real life.

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A gay tech billionaire who supports marriage equality, Thiel is a self-described libertarian and pursues quixotic projects like government-free sea colonies and infinite life extension. He would be a radical departure from the nominees on Trump's list, but his nomination would be in keeping with Trump's willingness to make unorthodox, contradictory decisions.

Thiel is deeply conservative, however, and his more fanciful ideas can sometimes obscure his support for broadly mainline Republican policies and candidates. Thiel has given millions of dollars in total to candidates like Ron Paul, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. Like Trump, Thiel's core political belief appears to be that his financial success validates his ideas.

In a 2009 essay, Thiel wrote: "I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible." Part of the reason for that incompatibility, Thiel argued, was that women had gained the right to vote and that the government sometimes helps poor people.

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What an elitist bastard.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-09-15 07:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A Scalia replacement?

#2 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-09-15 10:14 PM | Reply

"That source...cautioned that Trump's offers often fail to materialize in real life."

"No ----".
~Chris Christie

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-09-15 10:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Thiel on the SC. Bolton as Sec of Defence. Breitbart Bannon as Minister of Propaganda, Alex Jones as Dir of the CIA, .... the list goes on...

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2016-09-16 12:03 AM | Reply

#4 - Interesting line-up...

Hillary 2016!
NeoCons Rock!!!

#5 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-09-16 12:23 AM | Reply

Don't do it Trump, he's a vampire! He gets blood transfusions every two weeks from a teenager in an attempt to become immortal!!! www.thedailybeast.com

Didn't you read The Real Lincoln? He fought a war to determine if this would be a country of the living or the dead! And then the CIA created Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter to obfuscate the truth!! Don't let the Republican party fall into the hands of the vampires, like the democrats did the Reptoids!!!

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-09-16 01:05 AM | Reply

The press should be all over this until Trump confirms or denies it. It would make Harriet Miers look like a great choice by comparison.

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-16 09:21 AM | Reply

Mr. Thiel may be a fine business man but WTF makes him qualified to be on the Supreme Court. Close to zippo but probably more than Trump as POTUS.

#8 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09-16 11:56 AM | Reply

Thiel on the SC. Bolton as Sec of Defence. Breitbart Bannon as Minister of Propaganda, Alex Jones as Dir of the CIA, .... the list goes on...

#4 | POSTED BY CORKY

I'd rather see a donkey in any of those positions.

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2016-09-16 11:59 AM | Reply

This is bogus--Trump already put out his list of potential picks for SCOTUS. Thiel is not on the list.

More rubbish from the left.

#10 | Posted by MURPHY at 2016-09-16 12:48 PM | Reply

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"More rubbish from the left."

You misspelled Thiel.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-09-16 12:53 PM | Reply

#4 - Interesting line-up...
Hillary 2016!
NeoCons Rock!!!

#5 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

I wonder if we will live to see an anti-Drumpf article that Prolix can prevent himself from turning into a lame anti-Hillary deflection and actually make a comment about.

#12 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-09-16 01:07 PM | Reply

More rubbish from the left.

#10 | POSTED BY MURPHY

Speaking of people delivering rubbish, when you gonna post Michelle's "hate whitey" tape? It's been 8 years. Don't tell me you STILL haven't found prove you didn't invent the whole thing.

#13 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-09-16 01:09 PM | Reply

And we thought Harriet Meyers was a bad choice.

#14 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-09-16 01:10 PM | Reply

-And we thought Harriet Meyers was a bad choice.

she was. This guy is a million miles from being a "choice" for anything.

but thank goodness the system worked and GWB was prevented from putting her on the court.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2016-09-16 01:42 PM | Reply

It appears that many in this thread are intolerant toward Thiel and wish to deny an opportunity to nominate the first openly gay justice to the SCOTUS.

#16 | Posted by ReformedNeocon at 2016-09-16 01:53 PM | Reply

Seeing as Thiel is neither Roman Catholic nor Jewish, Thiel did not have much of a chance to become a Justice anyway...even before Hillary's gang of shills began hating on the Elitist gay lawyer.

#17 | Posted by ReformedNeocon at 2016-09-16 01:57 PM | Reply

Dan--

The left I am referring to is The Huff and Puff.

From the article--

It's not clear whether Trump has indeed offered to nominate Thiel ― only that Thiel has said Trump would nominate him and that Trump's team has discussed Thiel as a possible nominee. Both sources requested anonymity, given that Trump and Thiel have each demonstrated a willingness to seek revenge against parties they feel have wronged them. In Thiel's case, he secretly financed lawsuits against Gawker.com with the intention of destroying the publication. He succeeded, and his role in the assault was only revealed in the final stages.

Trump's press secretary, Hope Hicks, denied that Thiel had been offered a seat on the Supreme Court or that the campaign was discussing the idea. "There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever," she told HuffPost.

"Peter hasn't had any conversations about a Supreme Court nomination and has no interest in the job," said Thiel spokesman Jeremiah Hall.

#18 | Posted by MURPHY at 2016-09-16 02:07 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by northguy3

8 years--really?

No doubt I own real estate in that brain of yours NG...;o)

#19 | Posted by MURPHY at 2016-09-16 02:09 PM | Reply

A gay tech billionaire who supports marriage equality

Trump can nominate Thiel, but no one has to worry about what the left thinks of him, the right will never support his confirmation.

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-09-16 10:51 PM | Reply

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