Skip to comments.Macy's urged to 'dump Trump' from ads -- or else
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:50:28 PM PST by Altariel
Snip snip snip. What's that sound? The sound of over 558,000 scissors at the ready.
If Macy's doesn't cut its ties to Donald Trump, over half-a-million signers of an online petition will be urged to cut up their Macy's store credit card, the creator of the petition, Angelo Carusone, told TODAY this morning.
Carusone, 30, said he started the petition after seeing a new Macy's ad that mixed in footage from "Miracle on 34th Street" with cameos from several of the faces behind Macy's celebrity brands. There's Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart, Taylor Swift, and then there's Donald Trump, skeptical that the old man in the stocking cap and suit is really Santa and tugging on his beard. Macy's sells a line of Trump-branded ties and fragrances. Stuart Elliot, the New York Times' advertising columnist, noted that the ad was a "clever twist" on Trump's notoriety for casting doubt on whether President Obama's birth certificate and college transcript were real.
But to Carusone, director of online strategy for the media watchdog group Media Matters, the ad struck him as a cynical "embracing" of Trump's brand, which Carusone described as being built on "consequence-free bullying," noting the birtherism controversy, and Trump's history of misogynistic comments. The ad was also released shortly after Trump tweeted calls for "revolution," following President Obama's re-election.
(Excerpt) Read more at lifeinc.today.com ...
I’m a Walmart man myself. Artsy Fartsy Macy’s can KMA. And that goes for their goofy parade balloons that are also full of hot air!
Or else they will shop at JC Penney!
Complete with the commie red star.
Me too! I never set foot at Macy’s.
I said Dump Trump years ago.
He maybe rich, but he is an insufferable pompous bore.
My family were Marshall Fields fans which had stores in Wisconsin and their flagship store in Downtown Chicago. Macys screwed all that up.
You better pay attention to this!! This is the lefts way at getting back at Trump... Move on Org is driving this...
I have several of Donald Trump’s wrinkle-free dress shirts. They’re awesome. Probably the best thing I’ve found next to Brooks Brothers. I buy them all off of ebay, but so it goes. Run a bit large, I guess.
I’d certainly buy another.
It’s a wonder they didn’t have them modeling gray smocks and Soviet uniforms.
I love Brooks Brothers. I can always find great ones on eBay at great prices.
Might be worth shopping at Macy’s for the moment.
Clearly as many real signers as fake facebook friends.
You know, I thought The Donald was bats**t crazy long before birther thing, but Media Matters needs to just copulate off and die.
Donald Trump is a wealthy, successful businessman, a Christian, a registered Republican, who was against the Muslin mosque being built close to Ground Zero. He offered to buy the two-building site for more than $6 million.
He has said that Obama would probably be known “as the worst president in U.S. history.” He wasn’t satisfied that Obama had proven his citizenship, and sent researchers to Hawaii to investigate the matter of Obama’s citizenship status. Last week he called Obama’s re-election a “sham and a travesty”
Whose side are YOU on?
Successful, a Christian, a registered Republican.
I question all of those.
Christian, Republicans always lose their butts on casinos using daddy’s money.
Sorry, But Trump is a cheap carnival barker just like Obama.
Get over yourself
What needs to be said (but nobody in the “mainstream” will) is that the HI state registrar has confirmed to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Obama’s HI birth certificate is not legally valid and that the White House image is a forgery to hide that fact.
Here’s a post with links: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2958094/posts?page=173#173
Here’s the short summary:
Hawaii statute requires the registrar to verify whatever a qualified requestor submits, if the registrar can certify that its the way the birth really happened. If they have a legally-valid record, Hawaii vouches for the accuracy of the claims, and its up to the challenger to prove that the claims ARENT true.
IOW, if theres a legally valid record the call on the field from the State of Hawaii is that the claims are true. Those claims can be legally challenged by a review of the instant replay, but unless there is enough evidence to overturn the call on the field, that call stands.
Onaka would not verify any of the birth facts that Ken Bennett submitted. He confirmed that the facts submitted matched what they have on their record, so the only reason to not verify/certify them is if the record they have is not legally valid; Hawaii will not vouch for (certify) the truth of those claims because the record itself is legally suspicious (non-valid).
IOW, the call on the field is that the claims are NOT true. Anybody who wants to LAWFULLY/LEGALLY say that Obama WAS born on Aug 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI to Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama has to show from the instant replay evidence enough to OVERTURN the call on the field.
This changes everything. Until now it was legally presumed that Hawaii had been straightforward (not deceptive) in their statements and communications, and that Obama’s affidavits swearing eligibility were non-perjurious. But now Onaka has clarified that the record they’ve been talking about all this time is, in fact, non-valid and there are no legally-established birth facts for Obama based on a Hawaii record. Nowhere did any of the HI officials’ statements say that they have a LEGALLY-VALID record for Obama. And I’ve proven on my blog that the 1960-64 birth index was altered to include names from legally non-valid records, so a name in that birth index says nothing about the legal validity of the record either.
So now we’ve got the official call on the field from the HI state registrar. It is legally presumed that the birth facts alleged on Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate are NOT true/proven, unless he can present to a judicial or administrative person or body (which are bound by the federal rules of evidence...) legal evidence to overcome that call on the field.
I Think Trump and Obama should get over themselves.
And quite honestly, you folks that think you can still make the birther BS stick are way out to lunch.
That angle was buried deep last week.
He is on his second term. I don’t like it, you don’t like it, but there it is.
I think jerks like Trump damaged our brand in the general election, but what the **** he has yall keyed up and spending money on his merchandise while Obama is set to finish you off while he himself gets rich.
I am amazed that some folks here thought Trump would be a great president. LOL
Opinions are like *******s, everybody's got one. Some people are one.
I believe you're a delusional insufferable pompous bore.
Thats your opinion.
Fact is, trump is a carnival barker and he has no interest in American citizens.
Same goes for Obama.
As far as all this BS marketing goes, Macys will survive and JC Penny will die.
Thats just the way I see it brother, and its all unnecessary BS
Maybe Macy’s AND Penny’s will flop.
That should spur the economy
Like these asswads will give up their credit cards.
Tell them to stuff it...........
My point is all this divide and conquer **** is not working out for the masses.
It aint working out for anyone in the longterm.
This country is too divided along class lines thanks to jerks like them.
The markets took a major **** today and the debt rose again.
Thank God for The Donald and Obama /s
They’ll both get rich if they don’t lose it all.
We heard nothing from our elected officials who WE PAY. Once again, a private citizen has to do what the spineless refuse to do.
He has more to lose than most. What’s wrong w/you? In liberal NY, they can make his life very hard. Summons, fines and anywhere he wants to build - they can hold up permits and things we don’t know about. IN SPITE OF THAT, he speaks out LOUDLY! So STHU!
Are you saying HE didn’t his business, troll!
I am saying he is like Bloomberg and Christie.
The guy is on the VIEW constantly
Sorry folks, I have NO admiration for the Donald.
First of all, that is TNYT! Wouldn’t that alert you that it will be tainted? Secondly, it is not his building but the investors who do build it bought his name for their projects. So he didn’t scam anyone of their life savings! Thirdly, I don’t admire him but I do give credit where it is due.
I don't care what you are saying, you are just an idiot talking!
When did this happened? November 7th?
Does Trump have plan to lead us out of the wilderness or is he just another charlatan?
How is Trump gonna stick it to the Chinese?
How is he gonna stick it to Obama?
He is full of balloon juice.
YOU stick it and zip it, idiot!
You’re making friends and influencing millions.
Odd thing, I am not swayed with cheap tricks or thuggery.
Do you honestly think that our Gov should be about egocentric jackasses that are making themselves rich without a care for the common man?
I’m gonna say this one more time in a way that I hope you can understand.
Trump is for Trump and Obama is for Obama.
You know sh!t and too clueless to know to zip it!
Cuz you have a bigger jet with your name emblazoned on the side of it?
Trump better have a explanation than that for ripping off these poor folks. These were just regular people. Many of them wanted to retire at Trump Baja and used much of their savings for deposits for condos that Trump never intended to provide.
Trump Baja, just another scam. Anybody who buys anything with the name Trump on it is just another Trump sucker. And, Trump makes his living fleecing Trump suckers. Trump’s argument is that these suckers have no right or reason to believe that anything bearing the Trump label is anything other than another Trump scam.
“He may be rich, but he is an insufferable pompous bore.”
He may be an insufferable pompous bore but if they succeed in dumping him, they’ll be able to dump anyone who is against Obama.
You know, Trump is many things: crass, whoreish, outside of business foolish, etc. But how can he be a bully to the guy with all the nukes? They’re just silly, these inferiority by proxy complexes. Demeaning to Obama, too, though they’d never admit it.
The side I am on is to support a guy who does not make stupid “huge” announcements only to see that it was completely ridiculous. How many times do you have to hear from him that he has something and doesn’t?????
You stole my words. Thanks!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.