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Trump Fans, Itís Time for An Intervention
National Review ^ | July 11, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg's Weekly News Letter

Posted on 07/11/2015 1:59:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: Gaffer

You’re right, my mistake! They’re even more useless!


21 posted on 07/11/2015 2:33:46 AM PDT by Ray76 (Obama says, "Unlike my mum, Ruth has all the documents needed to prove who Mark's father was.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who knows? He’s a showman, a wildcatter entrepreneur showman. Barnum & Bailey, Chuck Barris and any other flamboyant egotist you might think of.

If the question is meant to infer some sort of nefarious Democrat scheme, I don’t know to what purpose. If I were a Democrat, the very last thing I’d do is insert the Donald into the opposition’s campaign mix and headline it with the truth the biggest single act of sabotage ever perpetrated on this country. That being the sustained effort to legalize illegals and hid it all under the guise of “immigrant rights”.


22 posted on 07/11/2015 2:35:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Who knows? He’s a showman, a wildcatter entrepreneur showman. Barnum & Bailey, Chuck Barris and any other flamboyant egotist you might think of.

Bingo. So it's best to not ride on his train.

23 posted on 07/11/2015 2:36:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We still don’t have all the candidates in the race. Once we start getting into the debates we can poo poo so and so. Till then I think The Donald is doing America a big favor by shining a bright light on a huge problem our so-called leaders refuse to deal with. The author should read this op-ed below.

http://personalliberty.com/heres-why-obama-and-hillary-must-stop-donald-trump-at-all-costs/

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No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. No, this is a coordinated conspiracy led by President Barack Obama himself. Obama himself is making the phone calls and giving the orders; he’s the ultimate intimidator who plays by the rules of Chicago thug politics.
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24 posted on 07/11/2015 2:39:02 AM PDT by Boomer (America; love it or leave it. It isn't just a bumper sticker.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

THE DONALD whacked Jonah the other day by saying he couldn’t afford a new pair of trousers. ha ha ha ha ha ha

So Jonah Goldberg comes up with this jive. Pathetic!


25 posted on 07/11/2015 2:39:14 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

An outstanding article. While it’s fun and entertaining to watch Trump excoriate supporters of amnesty and open borders (and they need excoriating), what will soon have to be addressed is whether conservatives really want a pro-single-payer, pro-Kelo, self-promoting Friend of Bill and Hillary at the top of the GOP ticket.

It’s still relatively early in the game, but eventually voters will start focusing on the candidates and issues. And in an America that’s sliding more toward socialism, a billionaire simply isn’t going to be elected President.


26 posted on 07/11/2015 2:39:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberalism is the poison ivy that infests the garden of society.ct)
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To: Boomer

You present Trump as a victim - you need to reevaluate.


27 posted on 07/11/2015 2:40:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you mean by “not ride his train” as vote for him, I’ve said here a lot that I wouldn’t vote for him. By the same token, I won’t trash him or his supporters.

All of this will burn out when the media and Democrats realize he’s touched a hot button with a lot of people in this country who have so far been largely silent, and they will shut up. At that point, Trump loses his edge.


28 posted on 07/11/2015 2:44:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ScottinVA

> in an America that’s sliding more toward socialism, a billionaire simply isn’t going to be elected President.

So much bs.


29 posted on 07/11/2015 2:46:03 AM PDT by Ray76 (Obama says, "Unlike my mum, Ruth has all the documents needed to prove who Mark's father was.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Donald Trump is simply not conservative, he is an opportunist but he is an ideological and philosophical opportunist as well as an opportunist of personal ambition. He is not a deep thinker, he is ignorant of history, he is akin to any huckster, like Bill Clinton, who can read an audience and summon up the sociopathic skills necessary to persuade by pandering. Some of those emotional hot buttons about which he panders include issues with which you and I both agree such as our trade relations with China but about which I decline to be bamboozled.

I expressed these sentiments long before Donald Trump announced his campaign but I was not alone, many conservatives have read Donald Trump right from the beginning. But Jonah Goldberg misses the point.

Conservatives and disillusioned Americans are not flocking to Donald Trump because he will cure what is wrong with the Democrats' governance, they are desperate to find someone as an antidote to elitist, statist one-party rule waxing more intrusive than tyrannical every day. The Republican Party in Washington was given Congress to stop Obama care and, as one FReeper has already observed, gave us Obama trade instead.

The wreckage of the Republican Party is not the work of Donald Trump, it is the work of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, George Bush and Karl Rove and many others who are considerably wealthier today than when they started.

Jonah Goldberg, where were you when we were being sold out?


30 posted on 07/11/2015 2:46:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: BigEdLB

I favor Trump with Scott Walker close behind. But I think Trump has a much better chance of beating Hillary and ending up as President.


31 posted on 07/11/2015 2:46:29 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Goldberg has a burr in his butt; admits Trump makes him crazy.


32 posted on 07/11/2015 2:47:37 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: dennisw

I remember the Lewinsky Chronicles and Lucianne Goldberg. About that time is when I recall having first seen/heard of her son. Usually when they were paired on some show about the scandal.

It’s funny how notoriety and fame propels indistinct people to the limelight. Woodward & Bernstein as a couple of news paper hacks rocketed to superstardom on their side, and others on the conservative side with equally ignoble beginnings.


33 posted on 07/11/2015 2:48:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I “mean”.... as so many are doing (for many varied reasons) - carry him on their shoulders, elevate him.

When he gets nowhere, all his dirty laundry and past positions will be fitted to hang on the Republican field - fair or not, because that’s what the MSM does.


34 posted on 07/11/2015 2:49:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Trump is addressing the elephant in the room. US citizens are sick of being pushed aside for ILLEGAL immigration. We are sick of paying for them, we are sick of seeing them treated as royalty, and we are sick of seeing politicians pander non-stop for them.


35 posted on 07/11/2015 2:49:16 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You sound like a parrot for John McCain - you need to reevaluate.


36 posted on 07/11/2015 2:50:33 AM PDT by Balata
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the media didn’t want him to win the nomination they would ignore him and we know how this ends.


37 posted on 07/11/2015 2:51:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Sad fact, most people just want a candidate to tell them what they want to hear)
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To: nathanbedford

Which makes Donald Trump an opportunist, not a hero.


38 posted on 07/11/2015 2:51:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dragnet2

“The people, maybe you too, who are frantic at Trump for speaking the truth are living a lie.”

Really now.. which is telling the truth...

1. The Trump who says it’s time to restore America and the human spirit.. or the Trump who attempted to eject a widow from her family’s boarding house because he coveted that space for limo parking?

2. The Trump who says to close the border and stop the taking by illegals of American jobs... or the Trump whose corporation has illegals doing construction work for it?

3. The Trump who makes the claim to be a conservative, or the Trump who has repeatedly praised “universal health care?”

So who again is “living a lie?”


39 posted on 07/11/2015 2:52:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberalism is the poison ivy that infests the garden of society.ct)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Earlier this week, Donald Trump attacked Charles Krauthammer and me. By the way, I don’t blame Trump one bit for his hostility. I’d hate me too, if I were him. Still I do marvel at how this supposed Master of the Universe can be unnerved by such criticism.

He's just venting at the "fall in line" Washington establishment, to which you and Krauthammer belong. He's not going along to get along!

40 posted on 07/11/2015 2:54:26 AM PDT by Road Warrior Ď04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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