15 April 2011

What People are Saying About TRUMP

"Donald Trump is showing that the way 
you do it is go after these people..."

While some of my best bloggin' buds in-the-whole-wide-world have chosen to take issue with Trump -who endorsed McCain- just for giving Barack Obama a fair chance and the benefit-of-the-doubt in the heady days following his 2008 victory, I sure don't seen any pressing need to scare off a guy who clearly has benefited the conservative debate immensely- and likely will do so for the foreseeable future...

And yeah, someone should suggest to the blunt-talking tycoon that it may not behoove him to label  Bush "evil"... but he doesn't think we ever should have gone to Iraq, and back in '08 when he uttered it, that was the mood of the day. I sure don't agree with Trump on that either, but maybe he meant for handing the country over to the Democrats- if so, he'd have a point. And somebody ought to ask him to explain it, I'd like to hear what that was supposed to mean.

But Donald Trump's the only one -except perhaps John Bolton- saying anything even close to what I have been waiting to hear on vital defense issues... like "no nuclear Iran, no way". When Trump isn't in the room, I can already see that many important things won't even be discussed- not by the Mitt-bots of the world. Add to that his reach-out to the TEA Party, we need this guy around. Stacy McCain reports Trump's considered by some to be the TEA Party favorite.

I'm as aware as anybody of Trump's negatives as a candidate, but I'll tell you this: outside of defense issues, debt and jump-starting the entrepreneurial class in this country are top of every sane GOPer's list. Alas, there's only one guy here that can say he's ever put people and resources together to conquer a challenge on this scale... and this one actually enjoys it.

As Cavuto quipped on Fox "Guys who build skyscrapers with their name on them" know how to get things done. 

And plenty of positive buzz out there... 

Like from none other than Rush himself (via The Hill):
"What Donald Trump is really doing -and as I pointed out yesterday- Donald Trump is providing a lesson on how to beat Barack Obama. 

"Donald Trump is showing that the way to do it is go after these people

Not just Obama. You go after the Left, you go after the Democratic party, you don't get timid, you don't act defensive, and you don't act afraid. You just go after them."

Rodan @ Blogmocracy makes a pretty good case against those who suspect a hollow publicity stunt... 
I disagree with Matt Latimer’s assessment of Trump will not run. 

He’s ruined 'Trump the entertainer' brand and has crossed the Rubicon. 

Clearly he’s going all in and is giving voice to segment of the Conservative movement that hasn’t had one since Reagan. 

Palin came close but she was smeared by the Left and was brought out too early. Trump knows the media very well and is not afraid of them. 

Ironically he’s being attacked by Republcians and not the Left. I hope he turns his guns on the Rockefeller republicans and smashes them once and for all. 

Trump speaks the truth and the American people are tired of lies.

Chris Moody at The Daily Caller says TEA Party hero Rep Allen West and Trump will share a stage in Florida this weekend...
Florida Congressman and Tea Party favorite Allen West isn’t opposed to the idea of joining possible presidential contender Donald Trump, West told The Daily Caller Thursday.
West said when asked if he’d accept a veep invitation from Trump. “If the people think that I have an ability to continue my service of my country in a different capacity, first of all we gotta talk to God, we gotta talk to my family, we gotta talk to the constituents.”

Trump and West will speak at the same Tea Party rally in Boca Raton, Florida this Saturday.

And is Mark Levin slipping? From where I'm standing, blogger Lame Cherry handed the guy his hat with
"Stop Trashing Trump"
It is always interesting when you see someone like Mark Levin just go off on Donald Trump.

Psychologically, it means Mark Levin views Donald Trump as a threat.........one weighs whether a person is a friend or a threat.......if a threat, apprehension builds, then emotional outburst ensues which leads to attacks to neutralize the threat.

What is fascinating in how an accomplished Gentleman like Mark Levin would view Donald Trump a threat, unless he notes in Mr. Trump an upset in the apple cart which Levin and his limbs of Limbaugh and Hannity have decided who will be the Republican nominee.

I will be frank. Donald Trump is an accomplished builder of things big and extravagant. He does this immensely well in dealing with industry, union thugs, government trolls and the economy. He has had problems in marriage, has had problems in business, but that is what an American industrialist is.......you have ups and downs in taking chances in life.

I view Donald Trump not in the least as a threat. I am wary of him as he did support Obama like many did, but he is saying all the right things now. 

I don't care as Mr. Levin nit picks about what the Donald only speaks of on a few issues, as Ronald Reagan had his triad and that is where he focused too. 

Could Donald Trump be using this as a publicity stunt? Sure he can be up to something, but in that I see the way of utilizing Donald Trump which Mark Levin should.


Maggie Thornton said...

Dang! I just lost my comment here. James, you and I have already had this conversation, but I'll repeat here. First, I will enthusiastically support the Republican candidate.

In my view, it's good that the Trump interview of Nov. 2008 has surfaced. It shows he had a serious lack of judgement at times. If he believes that GW is "sooo evil," then he doesn't have an understanding of the evil GW and the Nation were facing. This was years after 9/11. I do not believe he could have gone that far (calling Bush evil) because he didn't like us in Iraq. He actually put Bush in the same category as Islamic jihad - I wonder if he ever called jihad "evil?"

If he believed then that Obama wold "lead by consensus" then he knew nothing about Obama's Senate background as the most Liberal in the Senate. Or his community organizing background where he lead thousands of Chicago women to City Hall to successfully overwhelm services. Or Obama's 3-years of shared office space with Bill Ayers. Or the millions funneled to worthless studies while working with Ayers and Annenberg.

By Nov. 2008, Trump should have known.

I will concede that Trump has perhaps had an awakening. Many have, but he is a man who has the money to influence, and I am reminded that he recently donated to Rahm Emanuel, because according to him, they are buds.

I love his strong talk and his ideas. I would love to send someone to the White House who actually has the integrity to make it happen.

Reaganite Republican said...

But you wonder if Trump "ever called Jihad evil"- seriously, he's got the most aggressive position and frankness on the Muslim issues I've heard in years

Mark Adams said...

I don't see Trump as going after the ‘stunt’ angle. He's got better things to do. I think Rush nailed it with "Donald Trump is showing that the way to do it is go after these people."
I just don't see the aggressiveness with the field of right-leaners that have emerged, thus far.
I knew nothing of Obama when he announced his candidacy, but I sure looked in to him quickly. Trump, I have been following for quite some time.
Trump went with Obama in 2008.
So did my Independent wife.
However that changed with her, in Obama's first year. She now sees what the left is really all about, and she rejects it and can't wait until 2012 to get him out.
So, now, does Trump.

Reaganite Republican said...

Agreed Mark except Trump endorsed McCAIN- said so in that interview I posted a couple days back

He "supported" Obama after he was elected...whatever that means.

The aggressiveness on defense, Obama, and Islam is something I've been waiting to hear from ANYbody for a long, long time- and surely am enjoying the revitalized debate

Wait till the TV debates... sure beats watching T-paw and Mittens playfully banter till we puke

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I have no problem voting for Trump. I find him refreshing.

Mark Adams said...

"Trump went with Obama in 2008."
Opps, meant to change that to 'after 2008' my bad. :)

realamericanpolitics said...

What happened to the name/url profile? I just lost my comment. Good Ole Boy

I want to see if Trump's mother was a citizen when she had him. The Constitution doesn't need trashing by the Republicans and Tea Party if he isn't a Natural Born Citizen. At least he posted his BC and get's some credit for that. The Natural Born Citizen Clause has meaning behind it and after Obama who has no love for this country, we should ALL should take it as written, SERIOUSLY.

Reaganite Republican said...

Odie, refreshing is the word, yep

vain said...

I think Trump is part of an Alinskyesque strategy by people on the right to shake things up and force people to take notice.

My man is still Sarah though :)

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

RR, that's now. How about during Bush when we were in the heat of fighting evil? I really don't know, but it was a serious question

Reaganite Republican said...

I agree with you on all points Good Ole, and I DO apologize for the inconvenience... I've long valued your input as you know.

But the TROLLS get really bothersome and sometimes I turn off the open posting for a week or two, endless battle

Reaganite Republican said...

What did he say against Bush or fight him on any issue of relevance?

I mean prior to that odd shot on him as "evil" in that interview in that liberal hypernova of a week when Obama got elected?

I agree it was weird, and I'd like to hear what he has to say about it... I admire Bush on a few levels as you well know.

But Trump is a rough and tumble guy who is a little rough around the edges. To me, he is invaluable to the debate, says much I love and almost nobody else says, brings honesty in an era of PC bullsht, and will always make some waves.

Anything more tame or refined may not have the firepower to turn things around tho, and you know what...? Unlike a lot of people, I believe Trump -if ever given the chance- would do what he says... as far as the economy goes, I have little doubt he could be a new Reagan

And defense? Reaganesque... with a little TR thrown in for good measure as he secures billions of bbls of oil for the USA

Glenda said...

Trump is right about Obama. Headlines from Kenyan Sunday Standard newspaper June 27, 2004: "Kenyan born Obama all set for US Senate"
The article is found only in web archives which means someone deliberately hit this information. The article was pulled from the Internet so a search will not find it.
Share this link on with others please!
Post it on twitter and facebook.
See what else is hidden in web archives!!

Reaganite Republican said...

I agree, Glenda... I've seen that before and find reason to doubt it basically non existent

Glenda said...

Here is the URL chopped up so it will display in its entirity


LL said...

What HARM does it do to have him on the primary trail and let the chips fall where they may? Republicans need to stop being babies about this. Give him his shot - give him his chance, and let the people decide how sincere and how qualified he is.

He's the only one in the current Republican field with a "set".

Andrew33 said...

At Allied Liberty News, the post named "The Midas Touch" lays out a compelling case as to why we should at least listen to what Trump has to say. He will be speaking at a local (for me) town hall tomorrow. I have a tough question planned for him but if you or any of your readers have better ideas for questions, leave them in the comments at Allied Liberty News: The Midas Touch and I will give them honest consideration.
If anyone recalls the Repub primary in '80, all the things said about Reagan are now being said about Trump. We should at least be willing to listen to his ideas.

Silverfiddle said...

Could you imagine Ronald Reagan getting caught up in "the mood of the day," and calling Jerry Ford or Eisenhower evil?

Trump's Traveling freakshow will end when he's gotten the publicity his Hollywood ego craves.

Yes, Trump is showing us how to "go after these people," which would be great if he were RNC Chairman, but he's not.

His declaration that he would consider a third-party run if he doesn't get the GOP nod shows what he really is: Ross Perot for the new millennium.

Silverfiddle said...

We think alike on so many things, but there is no comparing The Donald with Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan ran the Screen Actors Guild and he was twice elected Governor of our nation's largest state.

Reagan thought about, wrote about, and spoke about conservative issues for over 20 years before becoming president. He was eminently qualified to be president.

Trump has spent the past 20 years preening for the cameras and going through wives and bankruptcies like crap through a goose.

He has shown no civic responsibility or interest in conservatism, and there's that little inconvenient truth...

He's A Liberal!

Reaganite Republican said...

Why the need to attack Trump SF, let the man talk... a lot of us want it said, and right now only Trump's saying it.

I don't trust anyone's agenda on the Right trashing him right out the shoot

Everyone I've seen flailing away at Trump like this had their heart on somebody else... who are you attempting to prop up?

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I started out thinking the whole Trump thing was pretty funny, even a bit ridiculous, but then I listened to him and liked what I heard, so I was sort of being won over. But then I found out that he donated to Harry Reid against Sharron Angle last year. Last year! When we're all working our butts off to get as many republicans/conservatives/NOT Harry Reids elected. The writing about what Obama is and what he's doing was ten feet high on the wall, and Trump, who suddenly NOW hates what Obama is doing to America, donated to Harry Reid? Reid?! Pelosi was going to win anyway, but Angle was up in the polls, she should have won. (I still can't get over Trump saying last year that he thought Pelosi was doing a great job. At what? From where I sat, she looked like she was doing all she could to ruin this country, belittle and ignore its people, and run roughshod over the Constitution. That's doing a great job? Really?)

Not to mention the donations to Rahm, Weiner, and Pelosi. Oh, and Chuckie Schumer, too. In 2010. Not years ago. LAST year. Sorry, I don't buy his "explanation" to Sean that he's from NY and had to do it. What? He also HAD to have about ten Soros-linked companies finance Trump Towers (and got into a law wrangle along with Soros, both of whom were accused of racketeering and fraud and who knows what else).

No, something's not right here. And we're all getting distracted by something shiny and new and that appeals to us (we're being Alinskied). But we're not magpies or babies or mindless mobs, and we need to stop salivating and staring at the shiny object, and start thinking clearly.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

And don't forget, it wasn't that long ago that Soros told progressive schemers and donors that if BO wouldn't "fight back," he'd find someone who would. Soros and Trump go way back. I'm just saying.

Reaganite Republican said...

Trump has major properties in Vegas, and businessmen in that position often give money to whoever is going to win or he owes a favor to.

All cities Trump builds in are run by Democrats, Chicago, Vegas, NYC, Jersey, whatever- Trump is entirely pragmatic, that's what I see. Trump is not the nicest guy on earth, he cuts corners and doesn't get emotional about business... so what.

BUT: Trump has more than one iron in the fire... can you imagine the utter humiliation of the GOP, Romney, MSM, and much of the American public when Trump proves Obama wasn't born here?

Silverfiddle said...

I am "letting him talk." I didn't call for him to be shut up. He has a right to talk and I have a right to criticize him.

For the first time in a generation, The GOP
has seized the attention of the broad middle without pandering to them. Ryan stepped out with a budget that would have been third-rail stuff a mere two years ago.

Thanks to the tea parties, we have America's attention. There may not be another chance like this, and we need serious people who know what they're doing to take advantage of it.

I'm not "propping up" anyone, although I think the entire failed class of 2008 needs to go away.

Finally, I find comparing every new person that comes down the pike to Reagan tiresome, for the reasons I listed above.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

If he actually succeeds in dethroning BO, does that mean he's automatically anointed king? That's what he wants, and he's long supported global governance, universal healthcare, and a host of other Soros-supported fantasies. Sorry, I'm not buying what Trump's selling no matter what he says.

This is all sounding JUST LIKE when BO hit the stage. Excuses for crazy socialist viewpoints, burying them because they didn't "fit" the image, and blind support from a bunch of koolaid-swilling sheeple eager to see George W. Bush humiliated and defeated at any cost to America. It's the same exact tactic that was used to get BO elected, it's just the B side of the same record.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

@Silverfiddle, couldn't agree more on the constant comparisons to Reagan. It's tiresome.

Silverfiddle said...

@Fuzzy: "This is all sounding JUST LIKE when BO hit the stage..."

Yes! It's all just words, isn't it? He suddenly descends from his crystal tower to gain the votes of the people. Where the hell has he been all these years?

morristhewise said...

There are no bells ringing in the Trump casinos for losers, he pays out big for winners and throws losers out the door. That is the way Trump will run the nation as president. His main job will be in getting rid of deadbeats. His presidential approval ratings will depend on how fast he fires them and boots them out the door.

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