Reasons I cannot vote for Trump

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Submitted by kcal09 on February 28, 2016 - 10:03pm

Hair.... yup horrible hair
Trump University.... yuck
Four corporate bankruptcies.... he does not play well with other people's money.
Walls are stupid... they have failed in Germany, China and the castles of Europe. Anybody can make a 12 foot ladder to get over a 10 foot fence, then there are those great big oceans, big sky and Canada.
He says stupid stuff like drunks in a bar, except he is sober because he doesn't drink. On the other hand Saturday Night Live will become hilarious, assuming he doesn't close them down for libel.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/Donal......

Submitted by Escoguy on February 28, 2016 - 10:40pm.

We have relied on Chinese and oil producing countries (Muslims) to finance our deficit for over a decade. Trump may alienate these lenders causing interest rates to rise, this will strengthen the dollar and cause exports to drop. Housing will also drop in value. Slower economy overall. If you're a bear and don't care about negative consequences vote Trump.

Submitted by spdrun on February 28, 2016 - 10:49pm.

Well, I can't vote for Trump because he's a bigoted pig who seems to harbor a large dislike for many people whom I love.

But hey, I fully support lower property prices and higher interest rates. So maybe that aspect of a Trump win wouldn't be so bad.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 29, 2016 - 12:05pm.

Party loyalty will cause many republicans to hold their noses and vote for Trump. There will be more turn out among low education Republicans for sure.

Submitted by spdrun on February 29, 2016 - 12:16pm.

Sadly.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on February 29, 2016 - 12:21pm.

Escoguy wrote:
We have relied on Chinese and oil producing countries (Muslims) to finance our deficit for over a decade. Trump may alienate these lenders causing interest rates to rise, this will strengthen the dollar and cause exports to drop. Housing will also drop in value. Slower economy overall. If you're a bear and don't care about negative consequences vote Trump.

If foreigners sell our bonds and no longer buy them, that will not cause the dollar to strengthen. We will have to offer higher interest rates to attract them again.

Less international trade would be bad for the dollar as a reserve currency. That would mean less spending power for American consumers.

Submitted by joec on February 29, 2016 - 7:06pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
Party loyalty will cause many republicans to hold their noses and vote for Trump. There will be more turn out among low education Republicans for sure.

What's sad is for republicans, if they don't vote for trump now has Hillary as a choice instead...

For the Dems, if they hate Hillary, it's Trump...

Who do they hate more?

Submitted by an on February 29, 2016 - 9:16pm.

joec wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
Party loyalty will cause many republicans to hold their noses and vote for Trump. There will be more turn out among low education Republicans for sure.

What's sad is for republicans, if they don't vote for trump now has Hillary as a choice instead...

For the Dems, if they hate Hillary, it's Trump...

Who do they hate more?

I'd take Hillary any day of the week, including Sunday.

Submitted by Escoguy on February 29, 2016 - 11:10pm.

Currency rates are often determined by short term rates which would likely rise if the bonds were sold.

Agree on less trade, a stronger dollar just hurts exporters, imports don't really get cheaper.

It's kind of worst of all three worlds, less trade, higher rates and less capital in the country. A strong dollar doesn't mean more investment in the country, just where hot money goes to make a little more interest in the short term.

Submitted by Escoguy on February 29, 2016 - 11:12pm.

Here's hoping a decent third party candidate emerges.

No not all Republicans will vote for Trump. I'd say as many as 1/3 won't which gives the election to Hillary.

Submitted by spdrun on March 1, 2016 - 7:34am.

Best scenario would be HRC dropping out either due to health or criminal charges, making it Sanders vs Clinton.

Submitted by no_such_reality on March 1, 2016 - 7:57am.

With most of us in Cali, luckily, neither our primary or general election is likely to matter in either case. Whomever has the Dem label will win 53/41. Republican are free to vote for anybody without really impacting the state result and up to 20% (10%) overall without risking the result.

I just hope the Cali voters are smart enough to find another candidate if HRC or Trump aren't their preferred since it won't impact the end results.

Submitted by XBoxBoy on March 1, 2016 - 11:48am.

If you haven't seen John Oliver's takedown of Donald Trump, not only is it pretty funny, he'll give you some reasons to not vote for Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ

Submitted by bearishgurl on March 1, 2016 - 12:44pm.

Starting tomorrow, the Donald needs to take 24-48 hours off and sleep. He's been bleary-eyed for several days and lack of sleep is affecting his short and long-term memory and ability to answer questions without getting cranky. He's hasn't been near as sharp as he should have been in the last few days.

I wouldn't want to have to show up in 3-6 cities in one day, pressed and coiffed, whether I was on a "campaign trail" or not. Private jet or no, Trump's grueling life on the campaign trail is starting to get the better of him about now.

Hillary seems to be doing much better (health-wise) than Trump is right now so she is probably using her "downtime" to sleep instead of paying too much attention what the MSM is currently spouting off about her.

When political candidates have their own team of "social media experts" and "spokespeople" while on the campaign trail (espcially a few days before major primaries take place), they're not supposed to be doing anything but sleeping, bathing, grooming and showing up in each locale bushy-tailed and bright-eyed enough to be able to walk it and talk it all day. Trump's usually sharp self has been falling down on the job a bit lately, imho.

Submitted by all on March 1, 2016 - 2:15pm.

bearishgurl wrote:
Starting tomorrow, the Donald needs to take 24-48 hours off and sleep. He's been bleary-eyed for several days and lack of sleep is affecting his short and long-term memory and ability to answer questions without getting cranky. He's hasn't been near as sharp as he should have been in the last few days.

I wouldn't want to have to show up in 3-6 cities in one day, pressed and coiffed, whether I was on a "campaign trail" or not. Private jet or no, Trump's grueling life on the campaign trail is starting to get the better of him about now.

Hillary seems to be doing much better (health-wise) than Trump is right now so she is probably using her "downtime" to sleep instead of paying too much attention what the MSM is currently spouting off about her.

When political candidates have their own team of "social media experts" and "spokespeople" while on the campaign trail (espcially a few days before major primaries take place), they're not supposed to be doing anything but sleeping, bathing, grooming and showing up in each locale bushy-tailed and bright-eyed enough to be able to walk it and talk it all day. Trump's usually sharp self has been falling down on the job a bit lately, imho.

Just take another Adderall or two.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 1, 2016 - 2:19pm.

I will be turning on cnn later today.

At this point, it doesn't matter what Trump says. He just needs to sound badass and not wimpy and his supporters will turn out.

BG, I agree on the sleep point. Unfortunately for me, I need a lot of sleep (I cannot function on 5 or 6 hours), so I try to make up any sleep deficit as soon as I can.

Submitted by bearishgurl on March 1, 2016 - 3:08pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
. . . At this point, it doesn't matter what Trump says. He just needs to sound badass and not wimpy and his supporters will turn out. . . .
Well, I noticed how red and puffy his eyes were over the weekend and then last night I read reports (not sure how accurate they were) that Trump had been getting only 1.5 to 3 hrs of sleep per night while on the campaign trail. That's hard to understand for me cuz he has a luxurious bdrm on his plane and can just take off his jacket and rest between gigs.

I suspect he's been having too many long up-to-the-minute powows with his peeps (even regularly at 2 am) regarding what the airwaves have been saying about his campaign in the last 24 hours. He would do well to just ignore all this crap and plow on and let his peeps stategize over that sh!t. That's what they earn the "big bucks" for so let them do their jobs.

Trump should devote no more than 10-15 minutes to powows (one before starting the day and one after ending the day) getting just the "bullet points" which took place over the airwaves in the last day (which he may be called upon by the MSM to respond to) and hear his peeps' stategy on how they feel he should respond, even though he may have his own opinion and is typically pretty quick on the draw.

It's way too soon in the election cycle for Trump to be suddenly hospitalized for "exhaustion" ... or worse. The party is just getting started and this is one of the most interesting general election seasons most of us old boomers have witnessed in our lifetimes :=0

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 1, 2016 - 3:15pm.

Sometimes, it's hard to sleep when you're thinking, developing tactics and strategies.

For me, I find that's it's better to avoid screens (TV, computer, smart device) 1 hour prior to sleep. It's hard to do, because as you're thinking, you want to look up things. I've gotten to a point where it's hard to think without a smart device.

Submitted by bearishgurl on March 1, 2016 - 4:00pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
. . . I've gotten to a point where it's hard to think without a smart device.
That's not a good sign, FIH. Why don't you start going to the gym 3x per week to take spinning, lift weights and swim laps with other humans. You don't need your smartphone for that and will leave 2.5 hrs later feeling like a new, refreshed person.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 1, 2016 - 5:16pm.

I do go to the gym. But j being my smart phone with me. The bigger phones now allow you to do everything. Even remote control and selecting content to cast to tv. Can't live without smart phone. Believe me, I resisted for a long time. But it's very useful and more productive to check things between things. I'm posting this from the bank.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 1, 2016 - 9:35pm.

XBoxBoy wrote:
If you haven't seen John Oliver's takedown of Donald Trump, not only is it pretty funny, he'll give you some reasons to not vote for Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ

Brilliant

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 2, 2016 - 1:56pm.

XBoxBoy wrote:
If you haven't seen John Oliver's takedown of Donald Trump, not only is it pretty funny, he'll give you some reasons to not vote for Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ

That was funny and so true, but 20 min long.

Trump's message is "we're gonna win, and win big."
low education voters seething with resentment just want simple one liners.

Submitted by no_such_reality on March 2, 2016 - 3:18pm.

Best Facebook comment I've seen on Trump.

2016: Trump can't win.

2017: President Trump can't do that, can he?

2018: Are you watching the Hunger Games tonight, I hope my district wins!

Submitted by paramount on March 2, 2016 - 5:46pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:

That was funny and so true, but 20 min long.

Trump's message is "we're gonna win, and win big."
low education voters seething with resentment just want simple one liners.

I like to use one liners on this board for similar reasons.

I'm not a Trump supporter, but all of you libs seem to have a real hard time with the fact that Trump is winning, and winning big.

I think part of it is the elitism that seems to go along with being a lib.

Submitted by spdrun on March 2, 2016 - 5:54pm.

Elitism?

How about I don't like an asshat who verbally pisses in the face of some people whom I love, and their familieS?

Submitted by paramount on March 2, 2016 - 9:50pm.

Myriad wrote:
Makes you wonder.
https://www.yahoo.com/politics/trump-mus...

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/do...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/14/donald-trump-tweets-image-of-nazi-soldiers-inside-the-u-s-flag-then-deletes-tweet/

All sourced from the Clinton machine no doubt.

The establishment is so fearful (of losing power) they are now resorting to identying Trump with Nazi's, kkk and who knows what else.

Again, I'm not a Trump supporter but this is ridiculous.

Submitted by ltsddd on March 2, 2016 - 10:19pm.

paramount wrote:

The establishment is so fearful (of losing power) they are now resorting to identying Trump with Nazi's, kkk and who knows what else.

Again, I'm not a Trump supporter but this is ridiculous.

How else should one supposed to interpret Trump's failure to disavow david duke?

I found trump refreshing initially. But now he just looks like a mad racist.

Submitted by svelte on March 2, 2016 - 10:32pm.

paramount wrote:

I think part of it is the elitism that seems to go along with being a lib.

How can I be elite? I watch Trailer Park Boys regularly and enjoy it!

Submitted by paramount on March 2, 2016 - 11:37pm.

ltsdd wrote:
paramount wrote:

The establishment is so fearful (of losing power) they are now resorting to identying Trump with Nazi's, kkk and who knows what else.

Again, I'm not a Trump supporter but this is ridiculous.

How else should one supposed to interpret Trump's failure to disavow david duke?

I found trump refreshing initially. But now he just looks like a mad racist.

You interpret based on the bias you have.

I saw the interview and his response seemed reasonable to me - he basically had no idea what Tapper was talking about. How does he know that Tapper is providing reliable/accurate info? He said he knows nothing about white supremacy. Fair enough.

Submitted by paramount on March 2, 2016 - 11:54pm.

svelte wrote:
paramount wrote:

I think part of it is the elitism that seems to go along with being a lib.

How can I be elite? I watch Trailer Park Boys regularly and enjoy it!

I believe the perception among libs is: Only poor white trash is largely supporting Trump. For the most part these are people who get up early, hop in a F-150 work hard all day, and wash their hands before they eat dinner.

You know, the people that libs have great disdain for....

Because libs are highly educated and so much smarter and better - well, at least in their own mind. We're cool hipsters ya know. Craft Beer. Etc...

Libs/hipsters really do look down their nose at the working class - or as Trump calls them 'less educated'.

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