Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"
Townhall ^ | April 10, 2011 | Greg Hengler

Posted on 04/19/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"

Greg Hengler
Posted at 2:25 PM ET, 4/19/2011

Anyone shocked? Me neither.

Furthermore, are you shocked that on Hannity the other night, Trump expressed how much he liked Reagan. Below the video, you will see an excerpt from his 1989 book, Art of the Deal.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; perot2point0; reagan; trump
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-133 next last
Question for all the Donald lovers here. Does his insincerity not bother you at all? I think it's pretty obvious he'll say whatever anyone wants to hear at the time. So one day Trump says George W Bush is the worst president the next day it's Carter and Obama. One minute Reagan is a con man and an empty suit the next Trump is professing his love for him. One minute he's for Canadian style healthcare the next he's trashing Obamacare. I have a hard time supporting someone who seems to have no core convictions at all except that he loves himself and think's he's great.

I agree with Jim Robinson - Trump is NO conservative; he's a charlatan.

1 posted on 04/19/2011 5:42:58 PM PDT by ejdrapes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes
Related flashback...

Flashback: Trump officially joins Reform Party (October 25, 1999)

2 posted on 04/19/2011 5:46:46 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

I have said good things and bad things about every president that has served me.

None were perfect.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 5:47:19 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Beleve me, any regard I have Trump is held with high reservation and caution. Truth is, I don’t know who or what to believe any more. Brewer really blew my mind today - now Bachman’s stock went up. I like Palin, but she won’t dissasociate herself from McCain - and that really bothers me. I don’t have much hope at this point in the game.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 5:49:01 PM PDT by 3boysdad (Rights of Man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Anyone who falls for Trump is going to be disappointed. He is not a conservative. There is actually a very good chance that he doing all of this intentionally to undermine the conservative movement. To draw votes away from conservative candidates.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 5:50:02 PM PDT by TheBigIf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

“are you shocked that on Hannity the other night, Trump expressed how much he liked Reagan”

All the left does that now. Except Hilllary, who, last we heard, stands by her 1983 leftist principles to hate on the man.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 5:50:27 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes
“Does his insincerity not bother you at all?”

No, it doesn't bother me a bit. After all, of all the Republican candidates announced, unannounced, Trump is so far down the list that he is second or third on the DEMOCRAT list.

7 posted on 04/19/2011 5:50:27 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes; Jim Robinson

I’ve been interested in Jim Robinson’s position. Do you have the thread where he makes a stand?


8 posted on 04/19/2011 5:50:42 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes
I agree with Jim Robinson - Trump is NO conservative; he's a charlatan.

Yep.

Too many FReepers have a tendancy to sew their lips to the ass of the wrong guy when they allow sentiment to crowd out reason.

I remember a sizable portion of such dunderheads were calling for liberal idiot Scott Brown to be President of the United States of America after he won in Mass.

You don't hear much from them any longer, but they were all over the place not too long ago.

9 posted on 04/19/2011 5:51:06 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

The problem with being a modern populist is that every thing you ever said is available all the time to anyone.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 5:55:11 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Idiots...


11 posted on 04/19/2011 5:56:41 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

You’re right, Trump is no conservative and I question if he’s even a Republican.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Outlaw Woman
Here you go. Crystal clear...

"Trump has had a lot of bad hair days. Just like Romney. Two bad hair guys who are more liberal than they are conservative and both run-of-the-mill liars and political whores. Either will say anything to get ahead. Just working the system the only way they know how. Charlatans."

133 posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:15:49 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)

13 posted on 04/19/2011 5:58:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

What does it go on to say further about Reagan? It seems that the discussion of him cuts off in the excerpt before the book fully sets out what is said in it about Reagan.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 6:00:03 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thank you.


15 posted on 04/19/2011 6:02:09 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Looks like The Donalds free ride is over from the right. Just ask Myth Romney how far Reagan bashing gets you with the base.

The other question I have is why are Trump and Carter meeting at all? That there is something to look into. There appears to be a previous relationship.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 6:03:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Outlaw Woman
Jim's opinion on Trump HERE.
17 posted on 04/19/2011 6:04:41 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

What was beneath Reagan’s smile was integrity. Something Trump doesn’t seem to recognize.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 6:05:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AmericanVictory
At the very top of the page. Trump is basically calling both Carter and Reagan cons.
19 posted on 04/19/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
“You don't hear much from them any longer, but they were all over the place not too long ago.”

You're right. A belligerent bunch of bastards they were.

When big mouths get shut up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKiK-SeBhE&feature=related

20 posted on 04/19/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: TheBigIf

“Anyone who falls for Trump is going to be disappointed. He is not a conservative.”

Exactly. He’s a shrewd businessman, looking out for number one. I do, however, enjoy him sparring with the MSM, like George Step on op u lus...lol


21 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:31 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

I keep visualizing Trump saying “Hillary, you are fired” and “Salazar, You are fired” ...


22 posted on 04/19/2011 6:11:30 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

No, he’s not. He states a generality without names. Again, the part at the bottom about Reagan is cut off before it actually gives an example of how Reagan fits the generality.


23 posted on 04/19/2011 6:14:27 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Trump reminds me of a carnival barker at the state fair.

I remember in 2007 every political pundit was saying Clinton vs. Guilianni in 2008. We know how that played out, so at this point we can let the candidates jockey, those in front today will more than likely fade as the election gets closer.

If Republicans are looking for a successful businessman Herman Cain is a much better candidate than Shecky Green aka Donald Trump.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes
The DT's.

It's our new Ross McCain...

.

25 posted on 04/19/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountainlion
Like, I'm all, like, ya know?

Like, dude.

;-\

26 posted on 04/19/2011 6:28:36 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Comment #27 Removed by Moderator

To: ejdrapes
Question for all the Donald lovers here.

Who do you, "Love"?

28 posted on 04/19/2011 6:31:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dragnet2
What we admire is someone with the cajones to call a constitutional fraud what he is, unlike any of our GOP "leaders" except for a handful in the House who supported the Posey bill. A man who bases his career on fraud does not know any other way of doing things. It's about time someone said so. It is difficult to sse how harm comes from calling fraud in the highest office what it is. On the other hand great harm is coming from not calling it what it is.
29 posted on 04/19/2011 6:43:03 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: choctaw man

I also very much enjoy seeing Trump raise the issues that he does and take on the MSM also.

I also wondered today whether or not he could help the conservaitve movement by distracting the left-wing.

As long as he is taking shots from the left then conservatives are free to wait in the wings until right before the primaries and suprise.

If Trump runs as a third party candidate though then he is obviously trying to hurt the conservative movement. Right now though he may be helping by taking on all of the attention and pushing the issues that he does.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 6:46:04 PM PDT by TheBigIf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: AmericanVictory

I would not bother with that poster .
That poster trashed Meg Whitman non stop .
He advised people not to vote for Meg to stop awful Moonbeam Brown !
He never said a single unkind word about Moonbean but worked real hard to help Meg Whitman lose.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 6:54:52 PM PDT by ncalburt (Joy is watching Barry and his Soros media spin machine freak out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

But — someone like this can be swayed.

An ideologue cannot.

And let’s face it, I don’t think we have a good hand for the election. The good ones have been eliminated by the media attack machine.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 6:57:39 PM PDT by MrInvisible
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dragnet2
I've stated this on other threds and I'll say it again: I like Michele Bachmann. I like Herman Cain. I wish Paul Ryan would get in. I could totally support him.
33 posted on 04/19/2011 7:05:26 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: AmericanVictory

OK, people are following the direction of the mainstream media agenda this week to attack Trump because he’s not reading off the media’s dictated cue cards and going off track recently. He’s a threat to those who control the news message.

This clip is from his 1987 “Art of the Deal” book which I have right here.

This excerpt of the book above is from the 2nd chapter chapter “Trump Cards: The Elements of the Deal”.

This chapter contains 11 tips of advice to consider when making business deals.

Here are the 11 subheadings in the chapter:
Think Big, Protect the Downside and the Upside Will Take Care of Itself, Maximize Your Options, Know Your Market, Use Your Leverage, Enhance Your Location, Get the Word Out, Fight Back, Deliver the Goods, Contain the Costs, Have Fun

In “Deliver the Goods”, he’s questioning (in 1987) Reagan’s ability to deliver after 7 years as president. We all know looking back now when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, that Reagan did deliver on the goods. Trump today admits it himself the same looking back, as he said so himself that Reagan was a great president recently several times.

As I’m looking through the chapter, I noticed a somewhat relevant quote from the “Fight Back” section. This may apply to some who are critical of Trump today. Here’s Trump’s quote back then:

“Even if I never went on the offensive, there are a lot of people gunning for me now.

One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow.

There are people - I categorize them as life’s losers - who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others.

As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.”


34 posted on 04/19/2011 7:08:27 PM PDT by jq2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ncalburt; Jim Robinson
See post 13 above. You want to ask this of Jim Robinson too? Btw, Bachmann and Palin were attacking Obama long before Trump. I think what you say is an insult to both women.
35 posted on 04/19/2011 7:10:33 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: TheBigIf

Who'd have ever imagined Trump to be a Perot wannabe?

36 posted on 04/19/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

The Donald ...as always is out for himself.

Somebody forgot about The Donald when they were handing out tickets down at the Fed for the New Yorkers at the bailout trough the last coupla years. He’s gonna remind them of it from now until the election.


37 posted on 04/19/2011 7:13:42 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I am so waiting for The Donald to get the Romney treatment here. People aren't allowed to push Romney here, they shouldn't be allowed to push Trump either. He's no conservative. He's whatever he needs to be depending on who he's pandering to. As someone else pointed out the other day Trump figures roughly 25% of the GOP base are birthers and he's pandering to them. He knows they're not fond of those candidates who have dipped their toe in the presidential waters. So he tells these people what they want to hear and voilà he's atop the 2012 primary polls.
38 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:10 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: sayfer bullets
Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"

The more he talks, the better we know him...

39 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:01 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

Thank you. Seems I miss alot of the action around here! :O


40 posted on 04/19/2011 7:28:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ncalburt

And as a direct result, California, with all its oil (more than Oklahoma) and resources and advantages is pursuing the false good of the erdgeist and mandating a phony “green economy” so as to become our Greece.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 7:38:48 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

First we must eliminate Trump as a potential candidate, then we can vote for True Conservative candidates...except that there aren’t any. But don’t let that deter us, Trump must go even if it cost us the election.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 7:41:33 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ejdrapes

In his book “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life” (published in ‘07, at a time when a Presidential run wasn’t really something he was discussing) he says “I was more into the Ronald Reagans of the World” when discussing Carter’s failings.

I don’t see the words “con man” in your clipping from his book, either.

He went on in “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life” to say that Jimmy Carter was better as an ex-President than a President. Aside from his more recent senile ramblings during Obama’s campaign, I’d say this is true.


43 posted on 04/19/2011 7:48:49 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
I remember a sizable portion of such dunderheads were calling for liberal idiot Scott Brown to be President of the United States of America after he won in Mass.

You don't hear much from them any longer, but they were all over the place not too long ago.

I didn't forget. Many also wanted Jan Brewer on a ticket too.

44 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:25 PM PDT by Graybeard58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Rudder

Here’s the situation:

Mr. Bohener is sitting in his chair crying.

The Republicans are wishing upon a star that Barney Frank invites them to his next dinner party.

And Mr. Trump is throwing jabs, uppercuts and body blows at the enemy.

So far I like what I see from Mr. Trump.


45 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:50 PM PDT by MrInvisible
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks ejdrapes.


46 posted on 04/19/2011 7:51:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ncalburt; ejdrapes

Trump is a liberal P.O.S. Nothing more, nothing less.


47 posted on 04/19/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Tempest

Who are idiots?

People considering (I emphasise this word, we’re ALL vetting him) supporting a man who has already aired out all his skeletons (thanks to the media), with the ability to communicate, who is able to sell himself, and has the ego and confidence to match up to the greatest con man to ever become President?

Or - people supporting a fine and decent woman who associates herself with Senator Amnesty, has negatives higher than anyone else running (except perhaps Newt), and has been borked so badly she has no prayer of ever winning the general election?

I’m not really sold on anyone. However, I’m enjoying Trump because he’s making people talk about issues that need talked about. Yes, he has some explainin’ to do.

The “Sarah or Bust” attitude at FR is going to rip this entire place apart. We have GOT to stop this.


48 posted on 04/19/2011 7:57:25 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

They don’t like him at DU...can’t be all that liberal.


49 posted on 04/19/2011 7:58:37 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Agreed on Cain...but how can we get him “out there?”


50 posted on 04/19/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-133 next last

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.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson