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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: cripplecreek

Quite true.


41 posted on 07/11/2015 2:54:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“What is Trump’s motivation?”

His friends the Clintons probably have the answer on that one.


42 posted on 07/11/2015 2:55:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberalism is the poison ivy that infests the garden of society.ct)
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To: Bushbacker1

What about the rest?

You pull quoted the humor that he wrote, now comment on the ideology of Trump that he’s outlined.


43 posted on 07/11/2015 2:56:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Organic Panic

Damn straight!


44 posted on 07/11/2015 2:56:25 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

Frankly, I don’t give a rat’s patootie about the Republican field. At best there are only two conservatives who are under the Republican banner who I’d ever vote for.

I’m not elevating him by standing ringside. I enjoy seeing the frustration of Democrats whose former tactics of threats, intimidation, race/ethnic baiting, et al aren’t working. I also enjoy see RINOs on this side being forced to provide some specificity in their erstwhile positions on “immigration reform” as they so like to obfuscate the illegal problem.

The thing you need to realize is that if it wasn’t Trump or Black Hating Confederate Battle Flags, or whatever, it would be something else. And they’ll pour all their resources into it just like they always have.

It’s pointless to keep up this ‘concern’ thing about Republicans because in the final analysis, the only real ‘concern’ meme Democrats will accept is the one that says “Republicans don’t deserve to exist”. That’s their way, that’s their goal


45 posted on 07/11/2015 2:57:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s this year’s populist clown candidate, full of bluster but absolutely empty of plans. If he was serious about politics and making a change, he should have run for mayor of New York - he started to, in fact, but washed out early on.


46 posted on 07/11/2015 2:58:19 AM PDT by livius
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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.

I didn't see the Goldberg-Krauthammer commentary on (I think it was) Monday, but I did see FNS with Will and Krauthammer.

Buncha Perrier conservatives. I was ashamed, the way they talked about him.

No Wonder he lashed out. I would have lashed out too, particularly at that pompous buffoon in the wheelchair.

47 posted on 07/11/2015 2:59:24 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: nathanbedford
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?

Amen!

48 posted on 07/11/2015 2:59:46 AM PDT by stig
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s fortuitous that his remarks about illegals was followed by that senseless shooting of that poor woman in SF, much, much more attention needs to be paid to the fact that our complete absence of border controls leads to criminals basically roaming free. I mean, Rs and Ds are blameworthy for this, and people, esp. people who are victims and families of victims, hate it.

But aside from that, I don’t get the Trump-mania. And his past support of Hillary is damning.

But, I’m with you CW, I think Scott Walker is that once in a lifetime pol who will over come all of this BS and lead us to a better tomorrow.

Or, should he stumble, maybe our old fave from last time, Rick Perry will rise to the challenge.

I heard something from him the other day and he sounded GOOD.


49 posted on 07/11/2015 3:00:29 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who’s going to fight for the base who put them in office last year? McConnell, Boehner and the chicken $hit senators who are afraid of their own shadows and allows obama the media to crap all over them and not give them fair coverage? Been there, done that. The country is lost anyway. Might as well go for broke at this point.


50 posted on 07/11/2015 3:00:48 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Ray76

“So much bs.”

Yeah? You think someone like Trump has a shot to take it all? Not gonna happen. When he’s done with the self-promotion, he’ll be exiting the stage.


51 posted on 07/11/2015 3:01:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberalism is the poison ivy that infests the garden of society.ct)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Indeed.


52 posted on 07/11/2015 3:01:09 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Red Steel; Gaffer

Goldberg’s problem is he takes Trump far too literally. One example is when Trump goes on bragging about his wealth.... Its a running joke. Plus a reminder to voters of his awesome success outside politics. In the business world.

Contrast Trump with John Boehner who is what I call a successful politician holding high and powerful office in Washington. This successful Republican does nothing but sellout and screw the Republican base. He prompts awful trade deals and never mentions illegal immigration except to repeat retarded lines like “pathway to citizenship”. I am sick of and despise such successes. Marco Rubio is no better. Neither are Jeb and Rick Perry. All these guys are political successes!!!

So I’ll take Donald Trump the bragart billionaire over them any day!


53 posted on 07/11/2015 3:01:32 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’s problem is he takes Trump far too literally. One example is when Trump goes on bragging about his wealth.... Its a running joke. Plus a reminder to voters of his awesome success outside politics. In the business world.

Like the running Limbaugh penchant to brag about his own awesomeness.

54 posted on 07/11/2015 3:02:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah.

> sliding more toward socialism

More like being dragged.

> a billionaire simply isn’t going to be elected President

DNC BS. You got a problem with wealth? Go back to DU.


55 posted on 07/11/2015 3:02:56 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: jersey117
....Might as well go for broke at this point.

Vetting and sanity flies out the window because Trump pulls a squirrel?

Note: no one is talking about his positions or his skeletons, no one is asking why he hasn't filed his financial disclosure, but he's getting tons of press.

56 posted on 07/11/2015 3:05:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The GOP is paying the price for not listening to its base. Let the chips fall where they may. I am enjoying watching the RINOs (Goldberg include) squirm.


57 posted on 07/11/2015 3:05:32 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve read the whole article now.

Trump is not a danger to Conservatism. Those of us who are, see what he is.

I am enjoying his afflicting the comfortable. But I won’t vote for him.


58 posted on 07/11/2015 3:06:00 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m glad to see the immigration issue getting the attention it deserves Trump is still very liberal and untrustworthy.


59 posted on 07/11/2015 3:06:46 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: jocon307
But aside from that, I don’t get the Trump-mania. And his past support of Hillary is damning.

Sorry but you have zero understanding of politics. You need to read between the lines. For business reasons Trump has been donating to both parties. Having good relations with Bill and Hillary is useful in the business world. Same as donating to Harry Reid when you own a casino in Las Vegas. When Trump runs against Hillary in 2016 you will find out how much he really likes what she and Bill stand for.

60 posted on 07/11/2015 3:07:55 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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