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Donald Trump's 'birther' antics means he has 'zero chance' to be president: David Plouffe
NY Daily News ^ | April 10th 2011 | BY Lukas I. Alpert

Posted on 04/10/2011 10:47:07 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

The White House dissed Donald Trump Sunday as a "sideshow" with "zero chance" of becoming president, while defending a last-minute budget deal as a necessary compromise.

Chief advisor David Plouffe unleashed a barrage of stinging comments on Trump, who has recently trafficked in fringe conspiracy theories about Obama's place of birth while taunting America with hints of a presidential run.

"There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people," Plouffe told ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour."

"I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in the polls and given his behavior and spectacle the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps rising," Plouffe added.

"There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream Americans think it's a sideshow," he said. "That's not leadership, that's kind of sideshow behavior."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: birthertrump; certifigate; davidplouffe; plouffe; trump
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Yes, antagonize the Donald. Brilliant move!
1 posted on 04/10/2011 10:47:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So why are they responding to it?


2 posted on 04/10/2011 10:48:18 AM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I would never trust the opinion of a guy named ‘Plouffe’.


3 posted on 04/10/2011 10:48:39 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Chief advisor David Plouffejust showed his hand!

ROTFLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

obama is maaaaaad and the Donald is rattling the regime!


4 posted on 04/10/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yep, I agree and if poufpouf is mentioning it, they must be worried since they are in full damage control mode.


5 posted on 04/10/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by mojitojoe (In it’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“fringe” stats I’ve seen show one in four Americans have serious questions about it. And I admire Trump for stepping up and taking the heat. In a way it makes it easier for people like Palin and Huckabee to wade through that swamp. I like the theory that it says he was born in US but that his name was Steve Dunham.


6 posted on 04/10/2011 10:49:49 AM PDT by Mercat (If it produces tax it. If it produces fast, regulate it. if it doesn't produce, subsidize it.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
zero chance is about what zero has to make it to 2012 if the donald and others keep up the drumbeat. Let's see it zero.
7 posted on 04/10/2011 10:51:38 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

8 posted on 04/10/2011 10:51:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
ANYONE whom dictates anything to me deserves my deaf ear.
9 posted on 04/10/2011 10:52:01 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh! they are now demonizing Mr. Trump as they’ve been demonizing Governor Palin. So he is a threat to them! Go Donald! Go Sarah!


10 posted on 04/10/2011 10:52:28 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Guess again poof ball


11 posted on 04/10/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The Boy King has no clothes.

Plouffe is a communist hack.

12 posted on 04/10/2011 10:53:01 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Mercat

I think it is closer to 65%


13 posted on 04/10/2011 10:53:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I’ve seen several numbers and it all depends on the question but the lowest was 24%.


14 posted on 04/10/2011 10:55:21 AM PDT by Mercat (If it produces tax it. If it produces fast, regulate it. if it doesn't produce, subsidize it.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Kenyan buffoon is getting upset!! Good keep it up.


15 posted on 04/10/2011 10:55:29 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

obamas’ new campaign slogan: GIVE ME 4 MORE YEARS TO FIND MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE!


16 posted on 04/10/2011 10:55:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

YES!

Ploufe had to respond! WEWT!!!!

For the first time the WH has responded and you know what their tactic is?????

THE AFTER-BIRTHER response!

Golly, who have thought that?? /sarc

Blood fantastic! Now, TURN UP THE HEAT DONALD!!!!!


17 posted on 04/10/2011 10:56:00 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
OK y'all....we knew this was going to happen. Team stain kept quiet until they figured the "trumpster's" efforts were being believed by the general public.

Poofy has been chosen the spokesman...most likely by the "black widow" jenrette, for team stain.

Now...I know we've all been hoping and praying that the "trumpster" is not a "one shot" deal. As a presidential hopeful, he can't be.

Let's see which direction Mr. Trump takes this. One thing's for sure....he's got Team stain on the defensive...and at all costs, they must be kept there.

18 posted on 04/10/2011 10:56:14 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Chief advisor David Plouffe unleashed a barrage of stinging comments on Trump

So, why don't you just shut him up and produce a birth certificate, explanation of multiple SS numbers, etc.?

HMMM?

Hell, I'm just Joe Schmoe, and I can produce a certified BC, military records, passport, tax records, you name it. What the problem?

19 posted on 04/10/2011 10:56:18 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Trump/Palin 2012 would be so much fun


20 posted on 04/10/2011 10:56:28 AM PDT by Free Per the Constitution
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If he can expose the imposter President, Barrack Hussein Obama and get us out from under China’s thumb; he might win the title of “Emperor”. Well, for awhile anyway.


21 posted on 04/10/2011 10:57:33 AM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Donald, you go ahead and do your birth certificate thing. Maybe it will help expose Obama. Maybe it won’t.

But no funny business. And Sarah Palin will never be in the same category as you.


22 posted on 04/10/2011 10:58:51 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

(1) When you get this level of flack, it means your over the target.

(2) Ploufe saying The Donald has no chance means The Donald has a good chance because the Ploufer is an idiot.


23 posted on 04/10/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT by piytar (Godwin's rule is null and void. If you don't know what I mean, you aren't paying attention...)
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To: tsowellfan
obamas’ new campaign slogan: GIVE ME 4 MORE YEARS TO FIND MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

LOL!
24 posted on 04/10/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Plouffe is a souffle that crashed.
25 posted on 04/10/2011 11:00:08 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

All Obama has to do is “prove it”, then Plooupf may be correct.

But I don’t see him offering up anything to discredit Trump.


26 posted on 04/10/2011 11:00:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: mojitojoe

Yep, I agree and if poufpouf is mentioning it, they must be worried since they are in full damage control mode.


Yep, it’s proof that BO is wee-weed.


27 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:23 AM PDT by unkus
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Apparently the White House is full of scumbags that willing aid and prolong the ongoing fraud.


28 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:24 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So, Plouffe released the long form to PROVE his point, right?


29 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:27 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Either Donald is for real on this, or he’s staging a setup of some sort.

Three years ago, maybe even two, Trump was on the same team as Obama.


30 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Unless of course he has proof.


31 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Danae

What I love is the arrogance: “There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people”...As if Obama has a better one? What can BHO POSSIBLY say in his re-election campaign that is positive? “Time for change....uhhhh, if you give me another chance?” LOL!


32 posted on 04/10/2011 11:01:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

Trump is less interested in being President than making sure that Obama is not.
Obama’s loss means Trump wins regardless of who is president.


33 posted on 04/10/2011 11:03:13 AM PDT by Optimist
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To: piytar

Don’t refrain from considering that this is a setup from Obamanistas. Trump has give lots of money to leftists. He may have been encouraged to split the vote on the right.


34 posted on 04/10/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: onyx

Trump’s questions regarding Zero hiding his PC is the hot topic everywhere people are discussing politics. All the RAT’s protesting and laughing isn’t deterring anyone. IMO, when the heat reaches the appropriate level and someone thinks they’re TOAST, the evidence will surface after a deal has been struck. Ya think?


35 posted on 04/10/2011 11:04:02 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Just keep talking about it. Sooner or later Obama will have to answer.


36 posted on 04/10/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Don’t sell him short, Dave. He was a sideshow candidate even before the birther thing.


37 posted on 04/10/2011 11:04:22 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump for President, but I love how he’s rattling Obama’s cage! :-)

As others have pointed out, Trump is getting under their skin judging from the reaction of Plouffe and others.


38 posted on 04/10/2011 11:05:19 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums/ Rochester NY's Conservative Forum)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

On the Otherhand........... you have THIS!..
http://nowewont.ning.com/profiles/blogs/obama-may-have-a-criminal-past


39 posted on 04/10/2011 11:06:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: piytar

(1) When you get this level of flack, it means your over the target.

(2) Ploufe saying The Donald has no chance means The Donald has a good chance because the Ploufer is an idiot.


No pun intended, but this reminds me when Herman Goring said there would never be any Allied bombers over Berlin.


40 posted on 04/10/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT by unkus
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To: gorush

Kind of hard to split the vote on the right since we have no candidate yet.

I could belive this if we had an incumbent in the WH.


41 posted on 04/10/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Zero chance? Then why don’t you encourage him to raise his antics to the next level? Or is that what you are doing with your comments?


42 posted on 04/10/2011 11:07:02 AM PDT by GBA (Those who die with the most liberty...Win! Ever Vigilance: For the children.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
If they are rolling out Plouffe to attack the Donald they must be getting scared.
43 posted on 04/10/2011 11:07:44 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Since The Donald has already admitted that his "people" have dug up plenty of shocking evidence on Obama, one must conclude that the birth certificate is only ONE angle...just a piece of the entire puzzle.

This doesn't just rattle Obama, it rattles his entire WH. Even those people closest to Obama most likely don't know the details of his life...and they are now talking among themselves at the water coolers and bars and behind closed doors.

This is a wonderful time to be alive.

44 posted on 04/10/2011 11:08:09 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Mercat
Those theories make the most sense to me too -- the ones that speculate there's some detail on his birth certificate that he doesn't want people to see, like that his real name is "Steve" or something...something that would make him look silly and that would kind of deflate his exotic life story. Obama is so vain that I could imagine him going to the mat to keep something like that hidden.

Just look at his signature:
O Signature

Totally contrived and self-conscious. Pure vanity. A guy with a signature like this is capable of anything (how in the world would he ever work "Steve" into that?).

45 posted on 04/10/2011 11:08:09 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Optimist; melancholy; onyx; nutmeg; bitt; seekthetruth; 2ndDivisionVet; SkyPilot; WhatNot; ...

Let’s all give Trump kudos for showing the fortitude and gonads to bring this out in the open. You see or hear anyone else in DC or elsewhere exhibiting more courage and love for his country?????

A few of the talk show hosts like Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck have shown us their courage. No one else. Not one of the Presidential hopefuls have shown the courage of Trump, IMO. Not one! They all try to play it safe without rattling anyone’s cage.

When the truth does surface, the names of those involved will be the scandal of all time, IMO.


46 posted on 04/10/2011 11:08:34 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: piytar

you’re...


47 posted on 04/10/2011 11:08:54 AM PDT by piytar (Godwin's rule is null and void. If you don't know what I mean, you aren't paying attention...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Trump and Palin’s job in this election is to bring certain issues to the front and then act as lightning rod for the Left’s hate. If they can get the electorate talking about those issues so the real conservative candidate can take advantage of the discussion without getting the hate poured on them, then we have a chance.

Otherwise, we end up with some “establishment” GOP candidate (i.e. another RINO) who spends the election trying to convince voters that he/she respects Obama and thinks that he’ll do a great job in his second term.


48 posted on 04/10/2011 11:09:08 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Plouffe can go F himself..the fact that they are even bringing this up says that they are nervous as hell about the truth coming out. It’s one of two things, either Obama was born in Kenya or something else is in that birth certificate that he doesn’t want revealed..my theory is that Frank Marshall Davis is his real father..there is something in that birth certificate that he doesn’t want shown, not only his birth certificate, but how about his college records/transcripts, we never got to see any of that..so its not just the birth certificate its everything..if the media had done their job instead of kissing Obama’s damn ass all the time we could have found this all out already


49 posted on 04/10/2011 11:09:28 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: gorush
I think that Trump giving lots of money to rats was along the lines of 'the cost of business' in dealing with their power of issuing permits and the like. Trump is about 'the deal' and making money and he sees that Obama is screwing with his business interests and his future.

Trump doesn't want to necessarily be the president, but he sure wants Obama GONE.

50 posted on 04/10/2011 11:09:52 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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