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The Donald

Discussion in 'Alley of Lingering Sighs' started by The Great Snook, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
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    I must admit, I am finding it fascinating what he has done since he has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2016 Presidential elections.

    The left has this incredible love/hate relationship with him. They hate pretty much everything he says. However, it is obvious that he has been the GOP candidate that the media wants. This is not a good thing. The media is very leftist and typically they will try to focus on and support a GOP candidate which they do not believe can win the general election. McCain was a classic example. He thought everyone in the media was his friend throughout the primaries and then they abandoned him like he was a leper when it came time for the general election. Currently, I believe Trump is being set up as a "Patsy" for Hilliary to demolish. However, Trump is way to much of a wild card and I don't think anyone can count on him being "set up".

    The right also seems to despise him. Whenever he speaks the rest of the candidates attack him. It is also almost universal on the right wing blogs (which I read) on how much they despise him and don't consider him a "true conservative". I have already been seeing the blogs using derogative terms for people that are supporting Trump.

    The more he speaks the more he seems to climb in the polls. Personally, I don't think he has the staying power and has little shot of being the nomination. He is peaking way to early to win anything. However, I am looking forward to enjoying the ride.
     
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    I don't even think Trump believes he'll win the nomination. :)

    I also think he's climbing in the polls because people are tired of mealymouthed politicians, and they see Trump speaking his mind and sticking by what he says.
     
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    From what I've seen most of his support comes from those amused by him. Which doesn't necessarily mean not agreeing with a lot of what he's saying, but you've got candidates you back "for the lulz" because you don't think that they've got a real chance of winning and there are your "serious" candidates that you get behind because you believe that they actually have a shot. But it's hardly Trump's fault that he's even being given any kind of consideration by anyone... is it?
     
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    I would probably be terrified if Hillary won, both because my countrymen decided to vote for her and because I don't see her being a capable leader.

    Good thing I'm not an American and couldn't care less about who's the POTUS.
     
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    Then why post about it?

    Though I won't be voting for Hilary ever.... I don't see a Rep taking back the lost minority votes from the Obama Elections. Which will mean another 4 years of a Dem running the country.
     
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    You can form (and express) an opinion without really caring about something.

    Like, I think veganism is stupid, but I don't really care about whether or not someone is vegan.

    Whether such an opinion is of any value to you, is completely up to you though.

    Frankly, I don't really care about much of anything happening in the real world, aside from this damned weather and the prices of my necessities.
     
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    Well you said in one sentence that Hilary terrifies you but in the next you state you care less?? That's not contradictory?
     
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    I said I would be terrified, which was predicated on her victory and me being American. Neither of which is true, I was merely shifting my point of view for the sake of the argument.
     
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    Well I am a registered voted, independent but lean towards the Democrat Party and a women and I don't like Hilary. Would I vote for Trump? Very doubtful. I may end up voting for Snoopy.
     
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    Snoop's a war vet. He'd have my vote if I saw him on the ballot.
     
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    Mine too! Mom and pop were army and family was since the civil war that Mom had records for. Look what happens when a non veteran ass is elected!
     
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    I was in the airport when a news report came on about Trump being ahead in the polls. One woman near stated, "That just goes to show you how stupid Republicans are."

    I just nodded and said, "I keep hearing he's ahead in the polls, but I don't know a single Republican who says they will vote for him. I'm not sure who the polls takers are talking to."
     
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    That's probably even worse, isn't it?
     
  14. Nakia

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    2016 presidential ticket, Hilary vs Trump. I am just too old for this nonsense. I saw a news program on Fox (please don't yell at me) that J. Bush is holding at 12 %. Actually for once I thought the Fox commentators sounded pretty reasonable. Trump claims he can win the Black and Hispanic vote. I know a few fantasy games he might enjoy playing.
     
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    Are you saying that black and hispanic people are more likely to vote for some old white broad? :shake:
     
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    Minorities in the US typically vote on the basis of less than two evils. Given Trump's remarks, they are likely to vote for that old white broad, not because they think she'll be their saviour, but because they simply don't want someone even worse in Trump. :shake:
     
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    Not the hair. That "do" cannot be the face of our country.

    I remember a few years ago that I was playing golf at a country club course in Hopewell NJ. There was a foursome of old white rich guys who were loud mouthed, out of shape, combover a-holes. Trump reminds me of them so much.
     
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    Hell Beren, I usually vote for the less of two evils....
     
  19. Nakia

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    I have been voting a long time and it seems more and more I end up voting for the lesser of two evils. Unfortunately the lesser of two evils is still evil.

    :) Considering my age that old white broad is still young but that doesn't help me make a decision. I simply do not consider her qualified to be the President of the United States of America.
     
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    I think most of the world would agree with you on that. Although some might view on that favorably.
     
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