What I like about Donald Trump

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Submitted by kcal09 on July 11, 2015 - 8:39pm

Well, I really don't like Donald Trump, but I sense he's going to be good for this 2016 POTUS campaign as he represents so much, if not well, what America is all about and no subject matter, no matter how controversial, is off limits. He's a overly coiffed, fluffed and puffed bully and larger than life personal caricature of many of our national 'attributes'. He's absolutely politically tone deaf and blind as a bat re his own political or economic rectitude.
His pompous statements on immigration, eg, really on near everything, no matter how crass or controversial, gets a public debate stirred up that is as refreshing as it's stinky - because that's what these issues are - and are against what has usually been made to be too lukewarm, stagnant or lost altogether in most campaign managers' candidates publicly allowed discourse and debates, whose lattitude and longitude seems always to be politically over-governed, corrected and dampened!
Your thoughts?

Submitted by spdrun on July 11, 2015 - 9:08pm.

He used to be somewhat reasonable on many issues in the late 90s before he went down the rabbit hole of being a wealthy troll. It's sad what he's become.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on July 12, 2015 - 5:48am.

Interesting. It's all entertainment. He might boost ratings.

But he's no vermin supreme

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 12, 2015 - 6:06pm.

Yes, it's all entertainment.
And it's about freedom of speech too, as kcal said.

Tough business people like the Donald are not known to let up. They tend to dig in and become more intransigent. It's the style of the business owners who run their own campaniles. It works in business, but it's hard to steamroll everyone in politics.

Submitted by joec on July 12, 2015 - 6:06pm.

I read that if he wins, we'll have the best looking 1st lady.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 12, 2015 - 6:59pm.

Whoever Trump's lady is, she's ain't Jackie, the closest America ever came royalty.

Guys like Trumps are really easy to set off, if you're not afraid of making a powerful enemy. I love it when Bill Maher claimed on TV that Trump was the love child of his mom and an orangutan. Of course, Trump sued but had to back down, humiliated.

Trump is a culture, mostly the in-your-face culture of rich men of the 80s. There are plenty of mini-trumps. It's fun to set them off and watch them squirm. Better than throwing bananas at orangutans at the zoo! But be careful though, back in the old day, you dissed a rich guy like Trump at your peril -- some dude could be visiting to break your leg.

Submitted by moneymaker on July 12, 2015 - 8:49pm.

I do like his taste in women and I'd bet most men would do either of his daughters but I doubt he is serious about being president.

Submitted by spdrun on July 12, 2015 - 9:05pm.

His wife actually looked better before her plastic surgery. More human, not weirdly alien...

Submitted by Coronita on July 12, 2015 - 9:19pm.

It's pretty sad this election is probably going to come down to Hillary versus Jeb.....I think Trump is getting deranged..... Must be the old age and senile years hitting him...

Submitted by Coronita on July 12, 2015 - 9:20pm.

joec wrote:
I read that if he wins, we'll have the best looking 1st lady.

Yeah, but it's pretty hard to beat Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, especially if Hillary wins....

Submitted by spdrun on July 12, 2015 - 10:09pm.

Yep. Though Hillary has health issues of her own -- she's already likely had one stroke.

Frankly, I'm holding out hope for a "resignation due to the stress of campaigning," leaving the primary open to Sanders.

Submitted by temeculaguy on July 13, 2015 - 2:52am.

flu wrote:
joec wrote:
I read that if he wins, we'll have the best looking 1st lady.

Yeah, but it's pretty hard to beat Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, especially if Hillary wins....

Luckily we don't have laws that allow the 1st lady to assume their late husband's office, sans Mary Bono. And Christina is smoking hot for her age, but like all of my theorems end up being proven correct, Christina was a disaster for Argentina. Avoid extremely hot women for two positions,your wife and your leader. Attractive-yes, sexy-yes, voluptuous-yes-yes. But supermodel hot-no! She's crazy!!

I hate politics, but the CFK reference reminds me of some of the parallels of this election and one of the most dysfunctional governments of the modern age, Argentina. Isabel Peron and CFK were both first lady's who ended up succeeding their dead husbands. All smoking hot, all had a hand in taking a country with incredible potential and stature at one point to a comedic demise. Their greatest export is the lessons on how not to run a country into the ground. It's just odd that we may be voting for a former first lady in the next election. Now Hillary is not Peron or CFK, so the super model hot theorem doesn't actually apply here. But I'd like to see a woman be the president, just not a smoking hot one and I'm nervous about former first ladies just because of the history. But Hillary is attractive without being a super hot so I feel better that if say Christina Hendricks was running, cause I'd do whatever she said until we were were banging pots in the street because there was no food and inflation was 40%.

Oh and don't hate on trumps wife for having plastic surgery, she looks good in both pictures. She probably feels better in the second picture and believe me, a woman who looks pretty but feels ugly is miserable and crazy and she will make you that way. You are better off with one that looks pretty and feels pretty, so I'm in support of whatever it takes to make that happen.

Submitted by spdrun on July 13, 2015 - 6:20am.

She looks barely human in the second picture. In the first, she looks attractive.

Submitted by flyer on July 13, 2015 - 3:45pm.

Trump definitely seems to have gone over the edge this time--even for him. I do, however, relate to his preference for marrying intelligent, beautiful women.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on July 13, 2015 - 4:22pm.

He'll be a circus during these early stages that don't really count. He won't actually file financial paperwork and will drop out eventually.

The big issue for Republicans will be how the mainstream candidates react to Trump pandering to the base.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on July 15, 2015 - 9:36am.

Quote:

Poll: Palin Would Bring Much-Needed Dignity to Republican Field

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would bring much-needed dignity to the 2016 Republican field, a new poll shows.

According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, Palin’s ability to articulate her positions on issues with precision and restraint is sorely lacking among other entrants in the G.O.P. race.

Additionally, voters said that the former governor’s breadth of knowledge in the fields of economics, foreign affairs, and American history would place her head and shoulders above the current crop of Republican hopefuls.


http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 15, 2015 - 1:17pm.

I look forward to watching the Republican debate. The Donald is now even when Jeb bush in the polls.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 5, 2015 - 6:44pm.

I love Trump's love of real estate.
Very good quote about his possessions:

“One thing I have learned: There is high maintenance. There is low maintenance. I want no maintenance.” (“Trump: The Art of the Comeback”)

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 6, 2015 - 6:54am.

V. Hillary, he has my vote.

Submitted by spdrun on August 6, 2015 - 10:04am.

With any luck, she'll have to withdraw. Pulling for Sanders or maybe Biden vs that two-faced nutbag. But the nutbag is still better than Trump.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on August 6, 2015 - 12:55pm.

Part of me admires his honesty. It's how Jesse The Body Ventura managed to win the Governorship of Minnesota back in the day. A lot of Ventura voters echoed the sentiment "I may not always agree with him, but at least I know where he stands".

I mean, he's crazy, but both Jeb and Hillary have tendencies to address issues with "Well, what do you WANT my position to be?" Jeb in particular has to keep backing off from some of his more moderate positions.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 6, 2015 - 7:12pm.

I'm going to watch the debate rerun online because I have no TV right now.

Trump is like a rich common man, not intellectually curious and not policy oriented. I think it's better that we have elitist intellectuals as leaders. I like Alexander Hamilton.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 6, 2015 - 10:18pm.

isnt trump really the logical conclusion of reagan? this is performance art...we need to be governed by someone who is dramatically satsifying. but times have changed from the 80s.
years of reality tv has brought us to this moment.
i think he might have my vote. anything with even the appearance of realness is irresistible to voters. we have been slathered in bullshit for so long we long for anything authentic, we'll take any reasonable facsimile therof.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 7, 2015 - 8:11am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
isnt trump really the logical conclusion of reagan? this is performance art...

Very accurate observation.

Submitted by La Jolla Renter on August 8, 2015 - 3:22pm.

His debate numbers are so strong, he just might be able to run as a 3rd party candidate and win.

How can he get himself invited to the Democratic debate? I imagine he would pull just as well with democrats and mop up the stage with those candidates as well.

That's how fed up voters are with the lame choices they have in each party.

Submitted by Coronita on August 8, 2015 - 3:35pm.

Well the debate was definitely entertaining this time.

Submitted by urbanrealtor on August 8, 2015 - 7:42pm.

La Jolla Renter wrote:
His debate numbers are so strong, he just might be able to run as a 3rd party candidate and win.

How can he get himself invited to the Democratic debate? I imagine he would pull just as well with democrats and mop up the stage with those candidates as well.

That's how fed up voters are with the lame choices they have in each party.

Are you serious or just having a piss with this comment?

You sound serious but the content is so absurd it reads like its from The Onion.

Submitted by SK in CV on August 9, 2015 - 6:26am.

urbanrealtor wrote:
La Jolla Renter wrote:
His debate numbers are so strong, he just might be able to run as a 3rd party candidate and win.

How can he get himself invited to the Democratic debate? I imagine he would pull just as well with democrats and mop up the stage with those candidates as well.

That's how fed up voters are with the lame choices they have in each party.

Are you serious or just having a piss with this comment?

You sound serious but the content is so absurd it reads like its from The Onion.

I don't know if he's serious, and my reaction was the same as yours. But make no mistake about it, the Trump candidacy is real. The Republican party has spent the last 30 years telling their constituency to not listen to informed sources, and that informed people are the enemy. They got what they asked for. They can't really complain when their people want to follow an idiot.

Submitted by no_such_reality on August 9, 2015 - 5:19pm.

People like the glimmers of truth they hear. Things like his comment about buying all the people on stage with him and Hillary too. When the moderator pressed on what he got he basic said I said come to my wedding and she did.

Trump's strength comes from when he's says stuff like build the wall and immigration is broken people believe that's what he really thinks.

When every other Republican or democratic front runner says something, they think that's what they think I want to hear. Because the majority really don't want to parse Jeb's or any other candidates, 'it's not amnesty path to citizenship for those already here illegally'

Submitted by paramount on August 9, 2015 - 9:12pm.

SK in CV wrote:
They can't really complain when their people want to follow an idiot.

He may be a lot of things but idiot is not one of them.

Submitted by SK in CV on August 9, 2015 - 9:40pm.

paramount wrote:
SK in CV wrote:
They can't really complain when their people want to follow an idiot.

He may be a lot of things but idiot is not one of them.

As a carny, you're right. He's a genius. He sucks enough people into the show to make a shit load of money. As a political leader? He's an idiot.

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