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(Des Moines Register)   Donald Trump may be gearing up for a new presidential run by giving a speech about threats facing the country and families to religious conservative activists in Iowa   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 17
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2013-06-23 06:32:47 PM
4 votes:

PanicMan: show me: Others invited - but not yet confirmed to attend - include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, actor/radio host Stephen Baldwin, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida


Asshole, asshole,asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole. Did I leave anybody out?

Is there anyone on the Republican side that could possibly run for President that isn't a complete asshole?


Well, their platform consists of things like:

1) denying gay people equal rights
2) screwing the poor as much as possible
3) doing whatever needs to be done to make the wealthy wealthier and to ensure they don't have to pay any additional money for much needed investments in our infrastructure
4) denying people who were brought here by their parents as children as undocumented kids from being able to become permanent residents/citizens of the only country they've ever really known
5) forcing their personal religious beliefs onto everyone through using the government (in the name of freedom of religion...their freedom to limit the freedom of others)
6) infringing on women's rights to control their own bodies including in some instances forcing for medically unnecessary purposes a dildo like ultrasound device up their vaginas...

Yeah, it's pretty hard to see anyone supporting such things as being able to be a good person.
2013-06-23 05:19:38 PM
4 votes:
A significant number of Republicans take this man seriously.

That is all.
2013-06-23 07:26:09 PM
3 votes:

spongeboob: So religious conservatives are cool with a what thrice divorced philanderer who makes money from gambling.  Is that an example of cognitive dissonance or just base line hypocrisy?


It really doesn't seem that religious conservatives care at all if their leaders adhere to their ideals as long as they are willing to impose them by force through the government on everyone else.
2013-06-23 06:09:16 PM
3 votes:

show me: Others invited - but not yet confirmed to attend - include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, actor/radio host Stephen Baldwin, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida


Asshole, asshole,asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole. Did I leave anybody out?


This list gives me a happy. Not one of those douchebags could win. And every one of them would probably hurt down-ticket races.
2013-06-23 05:33:20 PM
3 votes:
Ah, I see Santorum will be there. If the Republicans follow their own pattern, he should be the 2016 Republican Party nominee. That would certainly show the Republican Party as the party of the future. Well, the future from the perspective of 1300 or so.
2013-06-23 07:27:14 PM
2 votes:

fusillade762: Speakers will be asked to talk about threats facing the country and families.

You mean threats like infidelity and divorce?


Well, not to mention all that pesky gambling and investment in...well...Sin City.

Don't get me wrong: I sort of admire folks who can work a good con. Despite her obnoxious manners and home spun faux folksy demeanor, I'll give Sarah Palin credit for sticking it to rubes who might otherwise sink their dollars into pyramid schemes or Franklin Mint "collectables"--which are even more degrading and demeaning ways to get conned. Glenn Beck, he defers his cons with conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory, and he sort of reminds me of a dumber, less charming L. Ron Hubbard. Mind you, not all cons are admirable, like say Hannity's Freedom Concerts which manage to waste about 80-90% of their take on expenses, and using the soldiers' families as their hook, that IS offensive, but Palin just spins mildly racist and ethically challenged rants on "sticktoitivness" in return for cash...well, that, and fantasies by middle aged men that wish their wives looked like her, and as time goes on, I suspect that desire is fading as she is edging deeper and deeper into Grandma land, and that particular schtick had a shelf life, much as Malkin and Coulter are heading towards that retired fantasy pasture in the sky--well, their careers at least. Sarah, I still feel, was really hoping to work her way into a sort of Phyllis Schafely position within the party, but she sort of lacks the academic and intellectual chops for it, so instead, she's looking to cash in as fast as possible, because there are only so many chances for a politician who never completed a term in office without quitting, and who as a talking head, she keeps running afoul of those pesky reporters who keep actually asking her questions. Her schtick has a shelf life, and I think she's realized this, so she's making a run to grab as much cash from the rubes as possible.

And that is kind of where Trump comes in. If you run, you can sell books. You can subsidize your real estate and convention center holdings with all sorts of rental deals, and you can even work out deals so that others stay at your places, while you slide campaign cash into ads, and otherwise fill up a buddy's pocket. It is a version of the shell game that works really well, and Romney did a nice job of greasing palms to get on the ticket, and the problem was, while a LOT of palms got greased, and a lot of rubes got taken, in the end, it was betting on a candidate who had less of chance than Bob Dole, and maybe an eighth of his likability and credibility.

That is really what the GOP races for President have been: rushes to grab as much cash as possible, because folks realize that running is a good investment opportunity, but not so much with the winning. Instead, bank on being outrageous and stupidly populist, so you can secure gigs AFTER the race, and slide as much cash as possible into the right hands, as opposed to worrying about winning. It is a nice, fairly legal way to get the public's cash, and launder it in a way that is entirely above board, and easily watched, and when you DO lose, you can blame the media, or sunspots, or devil worshippers or RINOs or your opponents for daring to expose words you actually said in public. Donald runs, it's not to get office--that's a solid downgrade in pay, and certainly would take up too much of his schtupping around on the current wife time, and way too much scrutiny, but as a dodge to grift, it's not a bad gig...
2013-06-23 06:28:08 PM
2 votes:
Because pandering to the Religious Right worked out so well the last two times?

Fabric_Man: Donald Trump may be gearing up for a new presidential run promoting a book by giving a speech about threats facing the country and families to religious conservative activists in Iowa

Fixed that for ya


Pretty much. Donald wants the Presidency about as badly as he wants Ivana back in the sack. Don't get me wrong, it's entertaining watching a self-unaware candidate who lacks anything remotely resembling shame trying to spin his record for mismanagement and crippling debt, as well as SEC case after case brought against him, but how is a man who has made--and lost--fortunes in gambling and oddly enough the prostitution retreats of his Trump Towers and other properties have turned out to be, going to really play with the Religious Right? Yeah, he can do what he did the last go around, and try to work out book deals out of a campaign, not to mention skim and misappropriate funds from his campaign directly into his own pockets, but let's not pretend that's a "Presidential run" any more than Sarah Palin will ever seek elected office again, without having a hand out to drop out of the race, or to swing gullible votes towards those maladroit enough to consider her anything more than a roadside attraction...
2013-06-23 05:08:56 PM
2 votes:
Viewership for The Apprentice dropped again?
2013-06-23 09:29:56 PM
1 votes:

Notabunny: Obama won because more people agreed with his policies. I remember the Republicans conducting an "autopsy" of their 2012 defeat. Part of what they found was that they were detached from reality. Romney felt so assured of his victory and a Republican sweep that even late into the night he hadn't prepared a concession speech. It looks like 2016 will be a repeat. I anticipate the MSM calling it a tie horserace before the candidates are named.


They gave up on the post-mortem.  Now it's that Americans didn't know about Benghazi/The IRS/Umbrellagate/the NSA/ACORN.  The media needs to keep the race tight because it's how they make money.  The Democrats could run the most admired human on earth, and the GOP could run the  BTK killer and the media would run stories about how maybe American's need to be led by a rapist-murder for awhile.
2013-06-23 07:05:23 PM
1 votes:
Well, born inheriting millions, has businesses that declared bankruptcy and still has the balls to lecture others about handouts. Republican resume seems in order, nominate this man.
2013-06-23 06:43:39 PM
1 votes:
He's going to do what he did to the USFL (running it into the ground so the NFL would give him a franchise).

He's going to run for president so he can be crowned KING OF AMERICA!!1!
2013-06-23 06:37:54 PM
1 votes:
I'd welcome it. The more gag candidates the Republicans have running, the better.
2013-06-23 06:31:10 PM
1 votes:
Donald Trump is living proof that shiat rolls uphill and when it gets to the top it yodels.
2013-06-23 06:26:55 PM
1 votes:
A 'new' presidential run suggests that there was an 'old' presidential run which there was not.

/Obvious attention whore is obvious.
2013-06-23 05:41:46 PM
1 votes:
Others invited - but not yet confirmed to attend - include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, actor/radio host Stephen Baldwin, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida


Asshole, asshole,asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole, asshole. Did I leave anybody out?
2013-06-23 05:31:09 PM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: He knows how to make a comeback after bankruptcy.


Same way he constantly revives his comical Presidential aspirations: appeal to "conservatives."

Those f*ckers fall for the same shiat time after time.
2013-06-23 05:24:22 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: A significant number of Republicans take this man seriously.

That is all.


And the same people then demand that we take them seriously as well.
 
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