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The Donald

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

  1. Marceror

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    Is anyone really "qualified" for this role these days? I can't remember the last time I felt like a candidate actually was. Mere mortals fall short of this role.
     
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    FTFY

    Maybe you should outsource it. :p
     
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    Outsourcing might be the answer! At least we need to "outsource" to another party method. The Dems/Rep balance is swinging left big time. Our system works only when we have a balance of House and Senate and with a President with enough Presence to work with both sides. It's been awhile since we seen those days.... plus the Prez needs to find a Standard to carry that all can follow. Needle in a haystack finding that these days.
     
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    Jeb Bush? :p
     
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    I wonder, could it be possible that some people try to make a third party. A tripod of power might be more stable. a third party means more candidates.

    I would vote for Hillary based on two things(cliché alert). First being a democrat, the closest thing to a socialist(not a communist). And second being female being just as competent as the rest of them. Bill back in the white-house might be fun, finding all intern to be males.
     
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    Leadership is an important quality, the ability to inspire confidence in those you lead.
    Sun Tzu said in the Art of War:
    This is as true for all citizens and residents as for those who must go into active combat.

    Be prepared
    The best way to win is to not need to fight.
     
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    Food for thought ...

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    That is despicable. The level democratic operatives will go to to vilify republicans disgusts me. They sell themselves as the party of tolerance, but in actuality they are the most intolerant bunch I have ever seen. A philosophy of freedom of speech as long as you say what I agree with is anathema to a free civilization.
     
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    Both Hitler comparisons and the catch-all "fascist" are so very low hanging fruit in any kind of serious political debate that they're borderline comical to me these days.

    In any event, we've got a thread for Donald, I assume this was meant to go there? Moving...
     
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    People love to make comparisons with Hitler like it's supposed to be a horrible thing, but technically, Hitler was a great leader.

    Everyone likes to focus on him because he committed genocide during a time of war, but genocide has been committed plenty of times throughout history and hardly anyone bats an eyelash at those. It wasn't even the biggest genocide in history, not by a long shot, but people just love to point fingers at the obvious scapegoat, as though Hitler personally gassed and mutilated every single Jew. :shake:
     
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    The other GOP candidates are learning that you can't fight Trump on his own turf, because if you find yourself on his turf (personal attacks), you've already lost. It might have been an interview with (John) McCain I was reading, encouraging the other candidates to just wait Trump out and not get dragged down to his level, but just look at those who tried...

    ---

    Trump on...

    Jeb Bush:
    low energy (boring), his family is ashamed of him
    Marco Rubio:
    weak, a child, poor
    Ben Carson:
    pathological liar/temper, like that of a child molester
    Rand Paul:
    spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain, too short to be President
    Ted Cruz:
    was he even born here?

    ---

    The only person Trump hasn't gone after too hard so far is Chris Christie, Trump did accuse Christie of being too warm/friendly with Obama after hurricane Sandy, but at the moment Trump is directing his energy at Cruz, as Cruz has replaced Carson in second place in most national polls.

    I don't honestly believe the GOP would give Trump the nomination under any circumstances, as while he certainly polls well with a certain section of the GOP, presidential candidates always have to shift to the middle as soon as they've secured the nomination, as quickly as possible. I just can't see Trump doing that, and even if he did, it wouldn't come across as genuine/real, which would be fatal, as Trump's entire appeal is based on his being genuine.
     
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    While I'm not a Trump supporter I am resigned that I will probably end up voting for him in the general election. However, I think this Brit kind of summed it up quite well what the Donald's attraction is.
     
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    Can't say I disagree with him. Political correctness and social justice are a plague of the modern era.
     
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    Can't Stump the Trump. If it's him vs. Hilary i'd vote for him. If it was him vs. Sanders, or anyone else really, I would not.

    If anything, he shows exactly how to respond to the MSM takedown attacks. Don't apologize, don't moderate your tone, don't try to explain "what you really meant", what you do is double down and tell them "Who cares what you cretins think.". Your fan base will reward you for it.
     
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    If Trump is on the ticket it may be the first time in over thirty years I'll vote for a democrat....

    ... even Hilary. :eek:
     
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    For some mysterious reason, this little pic comes to my mind:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Atlantic City is the ahole of NJ. NJ is the ahole of the US. Trump is the king of Atlantic City.... otherwise the King of aholes everywhere. The fact that he is still in the race is an embarrassment to our country. I could vote for a Christie or a Rubio. Trump? Never....
     
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    You say that like the other candidates are a source of pride for your country. :p
     
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    You keep reading what is not there all you want. I'm not saying any of them are the next coming of Christ. I'm saying Trump is nothing but a) a sham and b) Americas greatest mistake if elected.
     
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