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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:44 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:There's a good chance he runs. There's absolutely zero chance he wins the Republican nomination. He's appearing everywhere that will have him right now spouting off about Obama's birth certificate, which is fine if he wants to win the "Birther" vote, which is a tiny segment of the population that includes almost no mainstream Republican politicians--and, really, no reasonable people with an ounce of sense. The whole "Birther" thing is the dumbest conspiracy theory since the "Truthers." They're opposite sides of the same coin. But yeah...he's got the ego to run, but has absolutely no chance of being nominated. That said, I hope he does become involved because he'll raise issues and say things (legitimate things, not birth certificate-related) that others won't simply because he's not a politician worried about reelection when his presidential bid fails.

The guy is my poster child for what is wrong with the right in politics right now. They simply believe all they need to do is take an extreme stance on a couple "conservative" issues and they're good. The mainstream is almost completely ignored by each party. The left's doesn't trust their mainstream base because it's fickle, but I really think the right believes their mainstream base is an albatross and not an asset.
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:46 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Donald Trump for president :-b You Americans are so silly.

He's gotta be more qualified than a professional wrestler or an actor, right?

Right?

:-o
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby jfg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:34 am

StlSluggers wrote:The guy is my poster child for what is wrong with the right in politics right now. They simply believe all they need to do is take an extreme stance on a couple "conservative" issues and they're good. The mainstream is almost completely ignored by each party. The left's doesn't trust their mainstream base because it's fickle, but I really think the right believes their mainstream base is an albatross and not an asset.


It works though because a large number of voters still go to the polls based on one or two issues. To some extent, that is the mainstream. I can't believe that after a majority Republican house and senate during the Bush administration, people still vote on abortion issues alone. Same goes for those looking for equal rights that still vote Democrat. Both sides have their issues that they can keep in their pocket with no plans of ever changing them even when the opportunity is there. It's baffling to me that people can't see through that.

That said, Trump is going to have something else other than Obama's birth certificate to even get on ballots. First, he's the model of the guy that America hates right now. And while I think voters are usually idiots who fail to look at real issues and my faith in the human race is lower than ever, I'd be shocked to see it lowered by millions of people rallying around one president's origin of birth. That doesn't really solve any of our problems and I'd really hope that 95% of Americans agree with me so he doesn't get on the ballot.
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:41 am

they should just put google in charge of the country, pretty sure they'd fix everything.
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:48 pm

wrveres wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:You're right, clearly the media is only biased towards Dems. There are no media outlets like Fox that are skewed towards Republicans. None at all.

and all the others? ;-7


You mean like the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post?
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby bleach168 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:09 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:they should just put google in charge of the country, pretty sure they'd fix everything.


Nah, make Google our national religion
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:31 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:they should just put google in charge of the country, pretty sure they'd fix everything.


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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby m16a » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:59 pm

While I don't think he'd make a good president, the fact is, he'd probably manage the monetary aspect well, but would be screwed if anything besides economic trouble came up. Of course, it really is a moot point, since no one is dethroning Obama. No way he loses the Democrat nom, and not a single Republican candidate will be able to take the election. Meh. :-°
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:12 pm

m16a wrote:While I don't think he'd make a good president, the fact is, he'd probably manage the monetary aspect well, but would be screwed if anything besides economic trouble came up. Of course, it really is a moot point, since no one is dethroning Obama. No way he loses the Democrat nom, and not a single Republican candidate will be able to take the election. Meh. :-°

The guy has filed for bankruptcy three different times.
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Re: Donald Trump for President?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:38 pm

m16a wrote:Of course, it really is a moot point, since no one is dethroning Obama.


America has been independent for oh, 235 years, and they're still ruled by a king. Brilliant.

...and h0rt is right on the money, Trump is perhaps one of the most overrated entrepreneurs ever.
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