What is The Donald doing?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by joepistole, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Is Donald Trump (AKA The Donald) serious about running for president or is he up to something else? Trump used to be a Democrat and is a recent new comer to the Republican Party only switching his registration in 2009.

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/201...rump-party-affiliation-reform-party-candidate

    Can a man become POTUS without being able to shake hands? Apparently The Donald does not shake hands - an apparent germaphobe.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ald-trumps-hand/2011/04/12/AFumxTQD_blog.html

    Then there is the issue of abortion. The Donald was for it before it was against it. And he was only recently for it...before he decided to run for POTUS on the Republican ticket.

    http://www.issues2000.org/celeb/Donald_Trump_Abortion.htm

    The Donald was for UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE before he was against it. In 2000 when he was considering a run for the presidency, he was for a Canadian style universal healthcare system.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-supports-national-health-care-2011-4

    Now that he is after the Republican/Tea Party nomination for president it is a different story. And if he has enough money to fund his own campaign as he claims, why is he bothering running as a Republican which would require these huge flip flops in positions.

    Is the Donald just playing a big joke? Will he one day wake up and tell his birther followers, I was just playing you guys for the saps you are? This man is 65 years old. How many 65 year olds are still deciding and flip flopping on major issues? If one is to believe Trump, he is.

    So just what is up with Trump? Is he serious about running for POTUS or is it all a big joke? Is The Donald playing the Republican/Tea Partiers for fools? Personally, I think that is exactly what he is doing.
     
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  3. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    Trump needs to shut up and manage his comb over
     
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  5. birch Valued Senior Member

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    of course he just flip flops. he's just an entrepreneur, which is putting it nicely. he is an icon of capitalism. he's just about the money, control and prestige.

    he also has really gaudy taste but he thinks he has good taste. he overdoes everything which is a classic piggish capitalist.
     
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  7. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    He's just marketing his name. Sadly he has such a high amount of support.
     
  8. Bells Staff Member

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    Oh dear..

    Would he walk in and tell them "you're fired" if they refused such a request?

    Well at least he's providing some comic relief.

    I'm sure the Democrats are thanking holy heaven that he's switched sides.

    Trump for Pres and Palin for VP!

    Yeah...

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  9. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Well he's at least honest about what the US' true intentions should be. None of this "saving civilians from harm" guff.
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    But he said that he might run on the Independant ticket as well. So only time will tell.

    Just look at anyone that runs for public office and you will see them doing the flip flop dance anytime they need to.
     
  11. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Good now show me a picture where The Donald is shaking a lot of hands, and in particular the hands of a teacher. Trump told readers about his germaphobia and his dislike of shaking hands in his ghost written book, "The Art of the Deal".

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theti...mophobe-donald-trump-says-he-will-shake-hands

    Trump thinks teachers are particularly dirty. So please show a picture of Trump shaking the hands of teachers.

    He has said that if does not get the Republican nomination, he would run as an independent.

    Well that certianly is an endorsement of the man!

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    You want to elect a man who lies to you? The last Republican nomination for president was a great flip flopper. You never knew from day to day what side of the fence he was going to wake up on.
     
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  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You already have been doing that for generations. Look at Obama and all the lies he has been found of saying and he's only half way through his term. They all lie to one degree or another but the thing to try and find is someone who lies the least, if that is at all possible, which I find very difficult in todays political arena.

    First of all you stated that he doesn't shake hands and when I provide you with proof he does you change your statement. What a waste of space you are. Not many people enjoy trying to reason with you because of your changing the rules as you go if you are found wrong and I've proven to you many times you are just that. To bad you just can't say that you were wrong and admit it when you find out that you were instead of trying to rearrange the way you make your accusations.
     
  13. SilentLi89 Registered Senior Member

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    Trump does not seem like a very likeable guy. He kind of just comes off as an ignorant a-hole.
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    However he does not seem stupid as to what is going on in the world either.
     
  15. Gustav Banned Banned

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    really?


    Trump: Well, it is true. I mean, I’m looking at the poll numbers. I see what’s happening with this country. This country is in such trouble. If you look at what China’s doing to us. If you look-- look at-- I mean, look at what’s going on with your gasoline prices. They’re going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, "Fellas, it’s time. It’s over. You’re not going to do it anymore." I don’t know if you saw yesterday, Saudi Arabia came out and said very strongly there’s plenty of oil. "We’re going to cut back." You know what cutting back means? They’re going to drive up the price even further.

    Stephanopoulos: So, what would you do to back up that threat?

    Trump: Oh, it’s so easy George. It’s so easy. It’s all about the messenger. They wouldn’t even be there if it wasn’t for us. If it weren’t for us, they wouldn’t be there. These 12 guys sit around a table and they say, "Let’s just screw the United States." And frankly, the rest of the world.

    Stephanopoulos: But it’s not just the messenger.

    Trump: They wouldn’t even be there.

    Stephanopoulos: It’s the message. And so finish this sentence. "If you don’t produce more oil--"

    Trump: Look. I’m going to look ‘em in the eye and say, "Fellas, you’ve had your fun. Your fun is over." I look at what’s going on with our country. We’re like a third world--

    Stephanopoulos: But what are you going to--

    Trump: --nation.

    Stephanopoulos:--do to them, though?

    Trump: We are going to do things with them that are very, very simple. They’re going to understand how the game is played. And one other thing. They wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for us. We protect them. We keep those countries going and we get nothing for it. Look at what’s going on in Libya--


    hahahhahahahahahaha
     
  16. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, now how do you know who I have voted or not voted for in the past?

    Since you say Obama has has passed a lot of lies, please prove it. And if you think Obama lies more than anyone else, please produce the proof. Boy are you going to be in for a suprise if you take up this challenge.

    My bet is you are just going to runaway as always.

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    LOL, yeah. As I previously pointed out to you Trump is on record that he does not shake hands. It is in his book.

    Just because you found one picture of the man shaking hands at some time in the past (assuming the photo is not a doctored photo) does not take away from the fact that Trump does not shake hands as he admits in his book, "The Art of the Deal".
     
  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Hey we voted for George W. Bush, and Palin still draws a crowd, Trump must figure any idiot has a chance.
     
  18. SilentLi89 Registered Senior Member

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    I didn't say he was stupid. I said that he is ignorant and a jerk. To be fair I haven't met the man face to face, but I get the impression that he isn't someone who has a whole lot of tact based on his slew of ignorant, insensitive comments. I don't know his political stance on enough things for me to say that I would never ever vote for him, but to be honest he seems more like a sideshow attraction than an actual candidate I can take seriously. (I know I'm biased, but I can't take birthers seriously)
     
  19. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    He's also in negotiations for his show on NBC. That's what this is all about.
     
  20. Gustav Banned Banned

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    but but
    thats how the retardlicans roll
    you have this caricature of a human mouthing inane soundbites and viola, witness the rapture.. the second coming!
     
  21. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Now here's another and if you want many more I'd suggest that you just Google him and shaking hands as I have done. Or are you not up to that task?
     
  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    What is the difference? :shrug:
     
  23. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I never said that , if you would read my statement again you would find that I said EVERYONE IN POLITICS lies so no matter who you voted for they lied as well.
     

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