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(The Raw Story)   So we've ALL been thinking it, but credit goes to former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) for being the first to come out and say it publicly: President Donald Trump isn't "intellectually qualified" to be president   ( rawstory.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 04:22:03 PM  
Keyword: former
 
2017-03-20 04:24:13 PM  
Former Sen. Rick Santorum... defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.

Which should really come as no surprise.
 
2017-03-20 04:32:47 PM  
Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.
"Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization.


Yes.  In fact he's run several. INTO THE FARKING GROUND.

He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president."

No, that was that "hanger on" Manafort.
 
2017-03-20 04:44:40 PM  
Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.

I guess you could say he was...frothing at the mouth...
 
2017-03-20 05:02:33 PM  
Fill in the blank:

Donald Trump isn't "intellectually qualified" to be ______________


the dog catcher
a janitor
a potato
a pile of shiat


Well...three outta four ain't bad.
 
2017-03-20 05:02:39 PM  
Trump isn't the sharpest tool in the shed?

Not the shiniest bulb on the tree?

You mean the idiot who speaks like a slow 5th grader with Jacob Two-Two syndrome does not possess the intellectual rigor necessary to be a competent president of the USA?

Nice for a former GOP Rep to admit the obvious.

Now let's see a current one try.

This is me over here not holding my breath.
 
2017-03-20 05:06:34 PM  
I've publicly said that since before the election.
 
2017-03-20 05:06:40 PM  
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2017-03-20 05:07:17 PM  
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2017-03-20 05:07:55 PM  
Not Intellectually, nor morally, nor ethically, qualified. I think that we tried to warn y'all of this for some time now.
 
2017-03-20 05:17:24 PM  
Santorum is certainly stuck to that dick
 
2017-03-20 05:32:38 PM  
I think he's actually nuts and is getting nuttier. That scares me more.
 
2017-03-20 05:35:04 PM  
Trump - a small man in a large role.
 
2017-03-20 05:36:30 PM  
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2017-03-20 05:36:45 PM  
I've both said it publicly and typed it here numerous times: Trump is a farking idiot.

So, yeah, he's not first. Not by a long shot.
 
2017-03-20 05:40:13 PM  

lennavan: [winningdemocrats.com image 587x308]


We already know he loves himself
 
2017-03-20 05:40:31 PM  
Nice, but that was something clearly evident for the past year or more...little late to pipe up now.
 
2017-03-20 05:41:27 PM  
Funny how retired Republican pols are the only ones who have the balls to speak the truth.
 
2017-03-20 05:42:04 PM  
This was well farking known before the election and this asshole still got over 30% of the vote.  We are a dumb people that deserve what we get.
 
2017-03-20 05:42:44 PM  

hobnail: Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.
"Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization.

Yes.  In fact he's run several. INTO THE FARKING GROUND.

He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president."

No, that was that "hanger on" Manafort.


Yeah... they REALLY don't want to think about the consequences if it got out that not everyone who runs a multimillion or billion dollar company is a brutally hardworking, above average intelligence or genius, pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and didn't have a lick of help from the government or society type of person. They really don't want it exposed that some people start out on third base, and can fail into a homerun.

Now, watch their narrative crumble as their base slowly, oh so slowly, realizes that their lives are not totally in their control.
 
2017-03-20 05:42:45 PM  
I think he believes all the crap that he spews. Crazy senile old man
 
2017-03-20 05:42:51 PM  
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2017-03-20 05:44:13 PM  
"Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization.

Yeah, he was smart enough to get launched from a rich guys balls. If you stupid Libs were as smart as Trump, you would've started with $300M in NYC real estate too.

He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president."

Cool, what about his campaign proved that anything Jolly said was false? He never said or did anything at any point in the campaign that proved he knew any of the finer points in foreign or domestic policy, or even cared to know.

Then again who gives a shiat? This is just another "former Republican Congressman" saying this. Wake me when a current Republican Congressman says this and then actually backs up what they say with their vote.
 
2017-03-20 05:46:19 PM  

hubiestubert: Not Intellectually, nor morally, nor ethically, qualified. I think that we tried to warn y'all of this for some time now.


Yeah, subby must have intended to type "first Republican to come out and say it publicly", because I know several folks on here (me included) have been screaming it from the rafters since like July of last year.
 
2017-03-20 05:46:31 PM  
Donald isn't intellectually qualified to tie his loafers.
 
2017-03-20 05:46:46 PM  
Wow, this guy is real brave speaking up almost five months after the election. I guess I've heard of him now, which is nice.
 
2017-03-20 05:47:24 PM  
Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities. "Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization."

So did Bernie Madoff, Bernard Ebbers, Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, John Rigas .....
 
2017-03-20 05:47:56 PM  
Rino.  All members of the GOP who have said anything negative about Trump are Rinos.  Except those who said something negative about Trump that the conservative voter in question agrees with, in which case it means Trump is a Rino on that issue.  Despite any of that Rino-ness, a Rino is always superior to any non-GOP candidate, 100% of which are bigoted ultra-liberal ivory tower asshole reverse-racist hippies who refuse to compromise on any issue, ever, and aren't just going to destroy the country, nay the world, by accident, but they actively have that goal, as they are nothing but secret muslims, atheists, and devil worshipers.

That, as near as I can tell, is how the GOP voter operates.  Don't take my word for it, speak with one.  You'll find out soon enough.

Me, "Is donald Trump racist?"
Them, "no"
Me, "Ok, but what about all the GOp members who say he is..."
 Them, "they are actually basically liberals".
Me, "So that health care plan of Paul Ryan's?"
 Them, "yep, it is a liberal plan"

Note I know people irl who hate the Tryancare plan because it doesn't cover enough people and is a handout to the wealthy AND people who hate the Tryancare plan because it covers too many people and will bury us in debt and slow the economy because it taxes the wealthy too much.  Both blame liberals for it.

Trump is their new god-king. Or maybe he isn't, but you know that resting biatch face corpse of an old woman was going to socialize the world and start ww3 via emailghazis, so they simply had to vote that way.  And 90 million people aren't quite sure yet which candidate was worse.
 
2017-03-20 05:48:37 PM  
Being intellectually deficient isn't the worst thing in a president. No, far worse would be an inability to recognize your own shortcomings or a lack of intellectual curiousity to even attempt to mitigate your problems. Man, if those were at issue we'd REALLY be in trouble!
 
2017-03-20 05:49:28 PM  
That's nice, dear. Now run along to your comfy private sector job.
 
2017-03-20 05:51:06 PM  
He makes W look like a brilliant policy expert.
 
2017-03-20 05:51:46 PM  
Trump has been extremely successful in staying out of jail. For a risk taker, promoter, and a fellow who many claim doesn't pay his workers and hangs out with international mobsters, that's quite a feat.
 
2017-03-20 05:53:16 PM  

the_innkeeper: hobnail: Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.
"Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization.

Yes.  In fact he's run several. INTO THE FARKING GROUND.

He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president."

No, that was that "hanger on" Manafort.

Yeah... they REALLY don't want to think about the consequences if it got out that not everyone who runs a multimillion or billion dollar company is a brutally hardworking, above average intelligence or genius, pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and didn't have a lick of help from the government or society type of person. They really don't want it exposed that some people start out on third base, and can fail into a homerun.

Now, watch their narrative crumble as their base slowly, oh so slowly, realizes that their lives are not totally in their control.


This. The myth that if you have money you are smart isn astonishing. How many companies have laid off workers in bankruptcy while the CEO who ran a previously profitable company into the ground gets a golden parachute.
 
2017-03-20 05:53:16 PM  
Panic... must make ad hominem..

"This is what the left does.."

-- "he's a fellow Republican"

"OBAMA!"
 
2017-03-20 05:53:51 PM  

gopher321: Trump - a small man in a large role.


A BB gun mind in .45 cal world.
 
2017-03-20 05:55:09 PM  
His river doesn't run all the way to his sea.
 
2017-03-20 05:56:10 PM  
Trump's got mic skills and a certain amount of salesmanship, particularly compared to his competition. I would've thought that anyone who's heard him talk would get the idea that he is, on the best day of his life, a second-rate grifter who got a big leg up at birth.

I underestimated the terrible power of telling people exactly what they wanted to hear.
 
2017-03-20 05:58:52 PM  

BitwiseShift: Trump has been extremely successful in staying out of jail. For a risk taker, promoter, and a fellow who many claim doesn't pay his workers and hangs out with international mobsters, that's quite a feat.


Because whenever he does criminal behavior he settles with the victims for a big cash pay off. He has done this often.
 
2017-03-20 06:02:01 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities. "Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization."

So did Bernie Madoff, Bernard Ebbers, Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, John Rigas .....


As well as Jay-Z, Russel Simmons...  I'm  sure there would be a groundswell of mainstream Republican support for these bootstrappy go-getters.

I'd personally rather see President Boots Riley right about now.
 
2017-03-20 06:07:12 PM  

not enough beer: the_innkeeper: hobnail: Former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted with outrage to Jolly's statements and defended Trump's intellectual capabilities.
"Well, I just think it's an absurd claim to suggest that the president doesn't have the intellect to be president," he said. "President Trump has run a multi-billion dollar organization.

Yes.  In fact he's run several. INTO THE FARKING GROUND.

He ran the most, I would say, historic campaign from the standpoint of coming out from nowhere to be elected president."

No, that was that "hanger on" Manafort.

Yeah... they REALLY don't want to think about the consequences if it got out that not everyone who runs a multimillion or billion dollar company is a brutally hardworking, above average intelligence or genius, pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and didn't have a lick of help from the government or society type of person. They really don't want it exposed that some people start out on third base, and can fail into a homerun.

Now, watch their narrative crumble as their base slowly, oh so slowly, realizes that their lives are not totally in their control.

This. The myth that if you have money you are smart isn astonishing. How many companies have laid off workers in bankruptcy while the CEO who ran a previously profitable company into the ground gets a golden parachute.


Serendipity is the cause of many a fortune.
 
2017-03-20 06:07:30 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I think he's actually nuts and is getting nuttier. That scares me more.


When you put pressure on a nut, eventually it will crack.
 
2017-03-20 06:09:41 PM  
Give him 8 years and then Donald Trump Jr can run or maybe Ivanka. They will all get turns.
 
2017-03-20 06:10:04 PM  
Rep. Jolly is obviously not intellectually qualified to make that judgement:

The Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident "within the United States" for 14 years, and a "natural born Citizen," a term not defined in the Constitution.
 
2017-03-20 06:10:26 PM  
Yes, Trump isn't the sharpest spoon in the drawer but Hillary was running a child sex ring out of that pizzeria. What were we supposed to do; vote for the white slaver?
 
2017-03-20 06:10:38 PM  

wandero: Trump's got mic skills and a certain amount of salesmanship, particularly compared to his competition. I would've thought that anyone who's heard him talk would get the idea that he is, on the best day of his life, a second-rate grifter who got a big leg up at birth.

I underestimated the terrible power of telling people exactly what they wanted to hear.


Almost like there's been a movie about it or something, LOL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Face_in_the_Crowd_(film)
 
2017-03-20 06:12:36 PM  

wandero: I underestimated the terrible power of telling people exactly what they wanted to hear.


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2017-03-20 06:13:07 PM  
What success Donald Trump had was mostly due to his father and Roy Cohn:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/politics/donald-trump-roy-cohn.​h​tml?_r=0

ut there was one client who occupied a special place in Roy Cohn's famously cold heart: Donald J. Trump.

For Mr. Cohn, who died of AIDS in 1986, weeks after being disbarred for flagrant ethical violations, Mr. Trump was something of a final project. If Fred Trump got his son's career started, bringing him into the family business of middle-class rentals in Brooklyn and Queens, Mr. Cohn ushered him across the river and into Manhattan, introducing him to the social and political elite while ferociously defending him against a growing list of enemies.

Decades later, Mr. Cohn's influence on Mr. Trump is unmistakable. Mr. Trump's wrecking ball of a presidential bid - the gleeful smearing of his opponents, the embracing of bluster as brand - has been a Roy Cohn number on a grand scale. Mr. Trump's response to the Orlando massacre, with his ominous warnings of a terrorist attack that could wipe out the country and his conspiratorial suggestions of a Muslim fifth column in the United States, seemed to have been ripped straight out of the Cohn playbook.
 
2017-03-20 06:15:09 PM  

fernt: Rep. Jolly is obviously not intellectually qualified to make that judgement:

The Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident "within the United States" for 14 years, and a "natural born Citizen," a term not defined in the Constitution.


As you noted yourself, those are eligibility requirements.  Just because he is eligible to be president doesn't mean that he is qualified.
 
2017-03-20 06:15:12 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: Yes, Trump isn't the sharpest spoon in the drawer but Hillary was running a child sex ring out of that pizzeria. What were we supposed to do; vote for the white slaver?


Obama used that same place to run his wire tapping plan on Trump.
 
2017-03-20 06:15:34 PM  

wandero: Trump's got mic skills and a certain amount of salesmanship, particularly compared to his competition. I would've thought that anyone who's heard him talk would get the idea that he is, on the best day of his life, a second-rate grifter who got a big leg up at birth.

I underestimated the terrible power of telling people exactly what they wanted to hear.


Plato tried to warn us, but we were all "We won't be born for 2500 years, dude, and we don't speak ancient Greek lol hashtag sophistry."
 
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