Started by The General, February 11, 2011, 01:33:34 AM
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Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 20, 2016, 12:10:38 PMShow of hands. Who believes Sarah Palin is endorsing Trump only because she concluded he's the candidate who can do the most for her and her greatly diminished brand, and if Ted Cruz were the front runner, she'd be on stage with him sneering at Trump and snidely deriding his liberal past and "New York" values?
Quote from: VtaGeezer on January 20, 2016, 10:14:13 AMPalin was a no-show at a Trump rally in IA today where she was supposed to appear with him. She's probably back in Wasilla trying to get her asshole son off.
Quote from: Lt.Uhura on January 20, 2016, 01:51:56 PM👋👋 I'm not sure who courted who in this endorsement, but while Cruz is quoting the bible and rounding up all the Christian conservatives, perhaps Trump thinks Palin will bring what's left among conservative Rebublicans. But now that he's trotted her out and even promised her a job in his administration, any moderate Republicans who might have considered voting Trump are probably having scary second thoughts.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 20, 2016, 02:10:07 PMBased on what she claims to believe in, Mike Huckabee seems like he'd be her ideological soulmate and ideal candidate, but there obviously isn't much someone who's barely registering in the polls can do for her. After all, what's the point of having integrity and values if they don't further your ambitions and put money in your pocket?
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 21, 2016, 03:01:47 AMWell one thing is for certain; Trump`s recent behavior -- including the Palin endorsement -- has created even more of a chasm in the GOP. Which, incidentally, is now breathing life into the floundering establishment candidates.
QuoteAs for Mr. Cruz, he said: â€œThereâ€™ll be wholesale losses if heâ€™s the nominee. Our party is not that far right
Quote from: nooryisawesome on January 21, 2016, 03:37:10 AMI bet Palin's endorsement makes Trump's numbers go down. Sounds like Dole might endorse Trump, well at least over Cruz. Dole dislikes Cruz because Cruz is not capable of making compromises needed to get things through Congress.http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/01/20/bob-dole-warns-of-cataclysmic-losses-with-ted-cruz-and-says-donald-trump-would-do-better/?_r=0
Quote from: The King of Kings on January 21, 2016, 03:56:35 AMWow, I honestly thought Bob Dole had died long ago. Never liked him, but congrats on 92 years old.
Quote from: VtaGeezer on January 20, 2016, 01:57:32 PMI was mistaken about her heading for AK; she showed up later in OK. I still think Trump will regret getting her on board. Her stink will linger on him long after any benefit she brings with the hardcore knuckle-draggers in IA. She's blaming her son's assholeness on PTSD from serving in Iraq in '08. She said "They all come back not right". Fuck you, Sarah; it took us 20 years to live that same shit down after Vietnam. Wrapping your backward tribe in the flag won't help.
Quote from: nooryisawesome on January 21, 2016, 05:43:56 AMYes, he is a terrible WWII veteran who worked feverishly to accomplish compromise in Congress and supported civil rights in the 60's. There are far worse politicians than Dole.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on January 21, 2016, 11:08:44 AMA genuine question. You were all over Trump not so long ago, weren't you? Are you now against him, lukewarm, or what? And, if so, what changed your mind?
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 21, 2016, 11:31:22 AMI like the idea of a Trump White House -- it`s a guilty pleasure, if you will. Unfortunately, it`s just not practical. In the long run, The Donald will do more damage to the Republican party than Bush every dreamed of.
Quote from: VtaGeezer on January 21, 2016, 11:27:51 AMDole is way out of touch with the lunatic right that's hijacked conservatism, and would be burned at the stake at a Cruz rally.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 21, 2016, 11:33:15 AMAnd more damage to the country.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 21, 2016, 11:33:45 AMBob Dole. Tanned, Rested, and ready.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on January 21, 2016, 11:40:39 AMI think you sum it up very well. All people consider is the potential pluses, but forget all the problems that will go along with it. Very short-sighted.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 21, 2016, 11:31:22 AMIn the long run, The Donald will do more damage to the Republican party than Bush every dreamed of.
Quote from: VtaGeezer on January 21, 2016, 12:38:05 PMI'm still not a Trump voter, though I love his non-PC candor. But anyone who calls Glenn Beck a wacko is OK in my book.
Quote from: MV on January 21, 2016, 12:05:20 PMthere IS no republican party. what are you talking about?
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 21, 2016, 11:58:12 AMThe Republican Party needs to be snooker to its core so that the Karl Rove's tumble from their pedestal. I contribute to individual candidates, but I will never give a dime to the GOP. They have sold out, and you can't blame that on Bush.
Quote from: 21st Century Man on January 21, 2016, 05:06:47 PMAnother problem that I have with Trump is his support of eminent domain. For those that don't understand the issue, that is when the government be it federal or local, takes away people's land indiscriminately so they can build a highway or construct a business. An everyday example of this is when a highway needs to be widened and the government takes property from landowners to achieve this purpose. Sure, they get some compensation but tell that to the farmer who is having his life disrupted. Trump has used eminent domain to build hotels and other buildings.