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  • #435013

    Twixlen
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    That reminds me of this little gem.

    “This is the second poll in as many weeks to show Trump giving the establishment candidates a run for their money. Last week, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed Trump running in second place at 17%, just behind frontrunner Romney’s 21%.”

    #435014

    joev
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    @myliftkk There are so many types of crazy on the far right of the Republican Party, that I think there’s a good shot for a moderate. God help us if less than a third of Republicans haven’t evolved past the pitchfork mentality.

    #435015

    Antonio
    Member

    It’s getting ugly very early…

    I wish we would go to a parlimentary system of government sometimes. Elections over and done within weeks instead of years.

    #435016

    ColumbusTime wrote >>
    It has become such a pain to run for office that we get stuck with these losers.
    Huckabee is a hack who will say whatever to get elected. He plays the simpleton man of the Arkansas people bit that is annoying as hell.
    Romney is a phony who has been running for 4+ years now. Damaged goods.
    Obama is a phony who will say whatever to get elected (obviously). He might have a better chance if he kicked Biden to the curb.
    I would love to see someone primary Obama.
    And maybe Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, or someone yet to be named will give some cause for optimism or else we will be stuck choosing from a list of warmed over losers.

    I’d like to see Dennis Kucinich run again, and finish the race, but the press will always marginalize him because he isn’t tall enough or “presidential” enough.

    #435017

    myliftkk
    Participant

    joev wrote >>
    @myliftkk There are so many types of crazy on the far right of the Republican Party, that I think there’s a good shot for a moderate. God help us if less than a third of Republicans haven’t evolved past the pitchfork mentality.

    I don’t think it’s a question of evolution, so much as it is who’s left even voting in R primaries. If enough moderates bailed on party identification, and there’s reason to think a lot have, then candidates are going to skew towards the fringe.

    Check out this gem from Alan Simpson though (he of “Social Security = Cow w/ 300m tits” fame):

    “That’s the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, ‘stick with your folks,'” explained Simpson to Matthews. “But I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, you know, moral values while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values. Come on. Get off of it.”

    [url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/12/alan-simpson-abortion-gay-rights_n_848270.html]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/12/alan-simpson-abortion-gay-rights_n_848270.html[/url]

    #435018

    Antonio
    Member

    Although the election is many months from now, Obama taking a beating in the polls. Especially troubling for him is the independents; drops to a new all time low of 35% approval.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/147140/Obama-Job-Approval-Tying-Low.aspx

    #435019

    Brant
    Participant

    (NSFW, f-bomb)

    #435020
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    WOW!

    #435021
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Which reality show is that from?

    #435022

    myliftkk
    Participant

    @brant – here’s a partially transcript of trump’s quotes.

    Once while discussing Iraq.
    “We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can’t get a f***ing school in Brooklyn,” Trump says.

    To the audiences approval, while talking oil.

    “We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you’re not going to raise that f****ing price,” he says.

    And finally, while speaking about taxing Chinese goods.

    “Listen you mother f***ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent,” Trump says.

    @walker – It was a speech he gave in vegas last night

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/donald-trump-drops-f-bombs-in-vegas-stump-speech-video.php?ref=fpb

    #435023

    Walker wrote >>
    Which reality show is that from?

    The 2012 Presidential Election Race.

    #435024

    Core_Models
    Member

    So Trump’s foreign policy revolves around the concept of “we should go on to pillage any country we beat up”.

    Yeah, that seems like a well thought out platform.

    #435025

    sixby9is42
    Member

    Core_Models wrote >>
    So Trump’s foreign policy revolves around the concept of “we should go on to pillage any country we beat up”.
    Yeah, that seems like a well thought out platform.

    Go to 5:29

    #435026
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
    Participant

    Obama’s only prayer for re-election lies with the Republicans. If they nominate a terrible polarizing nominee/moron (which don’t put it past them to do so) like Huckabee or Bachmann or Palin, then Obama has a chance. If they nominate someone reasonable like Mitch Daniels or Tim Pawlenty or another governor or dark horse, then Obama will lose. High unemployment, high debt, high gas prices. Not looking good.

    Obama started re-election so early. His campaign is going to try and smear any Republican that starts to get a head up on the field, and just try to raise a ton of cash for a negative campaign. Hope/change has morphed to bitter/nasty/angry. His campaign theme could be “I am bad, but they will be worse.”

    #435027

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    ColumbusTime wrote >>
    but they will be worse.”

    he’d be right . . .

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