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21 minutes ago, John Tortorella said:

Trump 2016

western civilizations only hope

If he is the so called hope of "western civilization"

 

Throw some chlorine in to the gene pool hit the reset button and start again because we severely screwed up somewhere

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Bernie needs to start getting aggressive if he wants to win after New Hampshire. There's so much material to go after corrupt and incompetent Clinton, but he keeps holding back.

Here's a funny blast from the past.

 

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Nothing too surprising here.

CNN has declared Trump and Sanders as winners.

Also, Cruz crashed as expected.

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3 minutes ago, Neversummer said:

Has anyone else wondered why they don't just put all the primaries on one day?  Wouldn't that make more sense?  

They do.

Its called Super Tuesday,  March 1st, where there are 24 State Primaries that account for almost 50% of the delegates.

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Trump with a big win, everyone else fighting for the scraps. The more these fringe guys hang around the better for Trump this will be. I think he beats Sanders is thats how it goes.

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What's great about Sanders is that he's so low-key. Just a couple months ago he was a mere afterthought to win the Democratic vote as everyone thought it would go to Hillary. Now, he's gaining majority and has a very expansive presence throughout the American universities. Feel the Bern!

Hillary has done nothing to warrant the win; she's gained sympathy votes for being a woman and being Bill's wife despite the scandals she's been through. Still, I'd prefer to have her elected president over Trump, Cruz, Rubin, and the rest of the looney circus that is the Republicans.

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2 hours ago, Warhippy said:

What makes me chuckle the most is that those supporting people like Trump Cruz and Rubio or the republicans the most are usually christians or evangelical worshippers.  Who LOATHE what they believe is "socialism" and would never vote for Sanders

 

Except....they've been worshipping a left wing socialist jew for 2000 years

I'm curious to hear what makes you think Jesus was socialist.  I hear that he helped/healed a lot of people and all that, but I don't recall anything about encouraging people to depend on the government to support them.  As an unbeliever and no bible scholar, I'm not prepared to dispute this with my limited knowledge of the Book, but this sounds like a bit of a stretch to me.  

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1 hour ago, Kragar said:

I'm curious to hear what makes you think Jesus was socialist.  I hear that he helped/healed a lot of people and all that, but I don't recall anything about encouraging people to depend on the government to support them.  As an unbeliever and no bible scholar, I'm not prepared to dispute this with my limited knowledge of the Book, but this sounds like a bit of a stretch to me.  

Well, Americans firmly believe that socialism is stealing money from people to give to people.  That you're not allowed to keep your own wealth.

 

jesus was against greed and wealth and all for the redistribution of wealth to the poor.  Literal equality regardless of station or wealth

 

Which in effect is what Americans fear about socialism. That they will not be allowed to keep what they make, that their money will go to help those who don't have as much.

 

So by the current American belief of their definition of socialism jesus was a socialist

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another one bites the dust:

(CNN)Carly Fiorina is ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

The former Hewlett-Packard executive announced the decision on Facebook Wednesday after finishing seventh in New Hampshire's primary.

"While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," Fiorina said in a post.

The writing was on the wall after she didn't qualify for last week's ABC News debate, and a last-minute campaign on her behalf to allow her in was unsuccessful.

Fiorina's best moments of the campaign came in the first two presidential debates.

She shined in the "undercard" for the first debate, hosted by Fox News, earning enough of a bump in the polls to make the cut for the main stage in the second debate, hosted by CNN.

And then she handed in a strong enough performance in that debate to rise into the top-polling tier of GOP candidates.

Those poll bounces didn't stick, though -- fading slowly as Donald Trump dominated media attention, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz courted evangelicals and hard-line conservatives and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio worked to consolidate establishment Republicans.

Fiorina also found herself facing a barrage of criticism from Planned Parenthood and its allies after her characterization during one debate of the undercover videos assailing the organization's handling of fetal tissue proved inaccurate.

Her campaign was built on the argument that -- as a woman with a lengthy private-sector resume -- she was the Republican best suited to take on Hillary Clinton in a general election.

Fiorina's willingness to attack Clinton -- she once invited media to a press conference outside the same hotel in South Carolina where Clinton was holding an event just minutes later -- could keep her in the running for the vice presidential nomination.

Fiorina's disappointing performance in Iowa -- she received 2% support there -- was punctuated by her decision to skip her caucus-night party there, citing a snowstorm ahead, and head straight for the airport for her flight to New Hampshire.

The 2016 race was Fiorina's second bid for political office. She previously for California's Senate seat in 2010, but lost by 10 percentage points to incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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On 2016-02-09 at 9:29 AM, jdatb said:

I don't know what's worse: Donald Trump or his supporters.

His supporters.  Trump is acting.  He doesn't actually believe his own bull$&!# but his supporters do.

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I don't think Trump is that bad of a candidate to be honest.  Sure, he's been crude, but I prefer brutal honesty to the fake 'squeaky clean' politically correct drivel. Do I agree with all his policies? No, but he seems to genuinely want to improve the USA,  not merely keep the status quo.

The fact that he doesn't cower in the face of ideologues who love to label people as 'bigots, racists and misogynists' when they aren't sugar coating every tidbit of reality is reason enough to vote for the man.

Initially I was onboard with Sanders because of his policies,  but considering how passive he has been during his campaign against Hillary, I have a hard time believing he will enact any of the sweeping changes he has promised.

 

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27 minutes ago, Mustapha said:

I don't think Trump is that bad of a candidate to be honest.  Sure, he's been crude, but I prefer brutal honesty to the fake 'squeaky clean' politically correct drivel. Do I agree with all his policies? No, but he seems to genuinely want to improve the USA,  not merely keep the status quo.

The fact that he doesn't cower in the face of ideologues who love to label people as 'bigots, racists and misogynists' when they aren't sugar coating every tidbit of reality is reason enough to vote for the man.

Initially I was onboard with Sanders because of his policies,  but considering how passive he has been during his campaign against Hillary, I have a hard time believing he will enact any of the sweeping changes he has promised.

 

I have to say, the very fact he IS being passive in the fight against Clinton is actually a bright spot.

 

Running for leadership roles is not about blaming or whining about the other persons' track record and making every effort to impugne their character.  it is about setting oneself apart from what is the norm, it is about being a better person, showing your ideas and detailing your plan on how you will be better.

 

After 11 weeks of pissing and moaning about track records, hair and failures in our own election just 4 months ago i find it VERY refreshing to see politicking being done without the typical flinging of fecal material in an effort to make yourself look better by pointing out your opponents flaws.

 

If Sanders somehow earns the POTUS, the ONLY issue he will have making these changes will be the republicans and of course the fact he'd be assassinated before he got the chance

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47 minutes ago, Mustapha said:

I don't think Trump is that bad of a candidate to be honest.  Sure, he's been crude, but I prefer brutal honesty to the fake 'squeaky clean' politically correct drivel. Do I agree with all his policies? No, but he seems to genuinely want to improve the USA,  not merely keep the status quo.

Sorry, which of the candidates are running on the "keep the status quo" platform?

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Another candidate drops out.   Chris Christie quits

From Globe and Mail:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary.

Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said Christie shared his decision with staff at his campaign headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, late Wednesday afternoon, and was calling donors and other supporters.

Christie on Tuesday night told supporters he was heading home to New Jersey to “take a deep breath,” await the final tally of results from New Hampshire and decide what to do next. He said he was leaving New Hampshire “without an ounce of regret,” but spoke of his campaign in the past tense at one point and cancelled a Wednesday event in next-to-vote South Carolina.

Christie dropped out of the race the same day that Carly Fiorina announced on social media that she, too, was calling it quits. The former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard won just 4 per cent of the vote in New Hampshire. Christie had 7 per cent.

Christie had been banking on a strong finish in New Hampshire and spent more than 70 days campaigning in the state, holding well-received town halls and meet-and-greets.

But Tuesday’s result appeared to be the final blow for a candidate whose campaign saw glimmers of hope at times, but had trouble from the get-go raising money and building support in a crowded Republican field dominated by another brash East Coaster, businessman Donald Trump.

While Trump posed a challenge to the entire Republican field, his dominance seemed especially damaging to Christie, who had branded himself the “telling it like it is” candidate.

When he returns home to finish his second term as governor, Christie will face a slew of unsolved problems and rock-bottom approval ratings from residents who, polls show, feel he neglected New Jersey to pursue his national ambitions.

Christie racked up a long list of notable endorsements from state legislative leaders in New Hampshire. At the end of 2015, he appeared to be breaking into the top tier after a video of him discussing a friend’s struggle with drug addiction went viral.

The terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in particular played to Christie’s advantage, allowing him to talk about his previous job as a U.S. attorney and play up his law-and-order credentials. And a commanding performance during the last GOP debate before the New Hampshire primary earned him strong reviews.

But with a field filled with numerous other options, including current and former governors and senators, Christie never consolidated support, despite being praised by both fans and rivals as one of the Republican Party’s best communicators.

Christie may have missed a better chance at the White House four year ago, when some of his party’s most powerful statesmen and donors begged him to run in 2012. But Christie declined, saying that he didn’t feel like he was ready.

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1 hour ago, StealthNuck said:

The problem with Trump is that he very clearly is a racist, misogynist bigot. How did that turn into a reason to vote for him?

Always take a racist misogynist over a religious zealot with nuclear codes taking orders from the voices in his head.

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52 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Sorry, which of the candidates are running on the "keep the status quo" platform?

Rhymes with 'Shillary'. Also happens to be a corporate shill.

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