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  • Trump: GOP has a ‘death wish’

    06/09/2011 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 153 replies
    Trump: GOP has a ‘death wish’ By Daniel Strauss - 06/09/11 04:19 PM ET Donald Trump on Thursday accused the Republican party of having a “death wish” because of Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed reforms to Medicare. Trump made the statement in a new video released Thursday in which the real estate mogul explained why he was not running for president. He mentioned Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget, which includes the Medicare proposal, as a reason. “It almost seems as though the Republicans have a death wish,” Trump said. “When they tamper with Medicare —which happens to be a good program, but there’s...
  • (Donald) Trump hotel just another lie

    05/19/2011 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 14 May 2011 | Fred Grimm
    Another vacant season winds to an end for the grand hotel formerly known as Trump. The yellow and blue tower, one of the few modern structures in Broward County designed by a world renown architect, should have been the throbbing heart of the renaissance on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It’s empty. As empty, perhaps, as the Trump brand that was used to lure investors into a condominium-hotel scheme that would collapse before a single guest signed the register. The architectural flourishes of the 24-story building, with great portholes looking out over A1A, were meant to evoke the old fashioned “elegance and...
  • The Wimp Factor (Two ladies and a tycoon are the only real fighters in the GOP)

    05/14/2011 2:12:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | May 14, 2011 | Bill Borst
    In 1988 when George H. W. Bush was running for president, one of the derisive comments on him grew into something called the Wimp Factor. Newsweek wanted to know if he were tough enough for the job. Now this is an atrocious thing to even infer about a man with an impeccable record of heroism and government service. Not only was the man shot down in the Pacific but also survived a long ordeal on the open seas in a lifeboat. The whole issue seems incredulous until one looks at it from another angle. Newsweek was saying that Republicans were...
  • Open letter to Donald Trump

    05/12/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 68 replies
    05/12/2011 | nikos1121
    Dear Mr. Trump: A few weeks ago you made a sincere request of our president to release the long form of his birth certificate. You were ridiculed by many of your close friends and the media, but you stuck to your guns like a true American who knows he is right and won the respect of many people on this forum and throughout the country. Miraculously the president posted a long form birth certificate on the government’s web page for all to see, and you went before the media, graciously congratulated him on his new found candor and transparency. You...
  • A serious Trump turns up in New Hampshire

    05/12/2011 6:15:28 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2011 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Potential 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump took a departure from his sideshow topics Wednesday to tout his past remarks on Osama bin Laden, weigh in on the budget negotiations and assess his chances of moving into the White House. During his second trip to the early presidential contest state of New Hampshire, the famously confident Trump said he appeared on television "a few weeks ago" saying bin Laden was in Pakistan but that "nobody else picked it up." "You tell them (Pakistan) we're not giving you any money unless you hand over to us Osama bin Laden and everybody looked...
  • Paging Donald Trump. Mr. Donald Trump...

    05/11/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    (rabble-rousing vanity)
    OK whatever you might think about Trump, (and I'll confess to rather supporting what he's said) You have to admit things were a lot more interesting, while he was making waves.
  • Trump Collapse Confirmed: New Poll Has Him Tied With Ron Paul

    05/10/2011 10:04:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    We're thinking the odds that Trump never runs for the GOP nomination are fading. A new poll of Republican primary voters from PPP found that his support plunged from 26% last time to just 8% this time. That puts him tied with Ron Paul. Perhaps "winning" the birth certificate fight has undermined his only point of relevance in this race, although his negatives have always been sky high, with a huge block of voters always saying they'd never support him. Trump is one point ahead of Michelle Bachmann.
  • Obama’s Trump Card The damage the Donald can do

    04/26/2011 9:28:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 173 replies
    National Review online ^ | April 26, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The boomlet for Donald Trump as a Republican nominee for president of the United States ought to be a wake-up call for Republican candidates and Republican party leaders alike. Why has Trump surged ahead of other Republican candidates and potential candidates in the polls? It is not likely that his resurrection of the issue of Barack Obama’s birth certificate has aroused all this support. The birth-certificate issue does more political damage to Obama’s critics than to the president himself, because it enables the media to paint those critics as kooks. Nor are Donald Trump’s political positions such as to create...
  • Tom Tancredo: Trump Circus Comes To Town

    04/24/2011 10:51:15 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 114 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/23/2011 | Tom Tancredo
    Like most people, I enjoy a good joke. But Donald Trump for president? With apologies to Karl Rove, it's not really that funny. The Trump candidacy is not a joke; it's a scam. But its success with millions of voters shows us we are a nation very susceptible to scams if they are done on a grand enough scale...... In Donald Trump we have a liberal billionaire with a long record of supporting Democratic candidates who is willing to spend unlimited amounts of money to reinvent himself as a populist conservative. Ordinarily, that would be an impossible, even laughable undertaking....
  • NYC board: Trump hasn't voted in primary since '89

    04/23/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 87 replies
    Asociated Press ^ | April 23, 2011
    The New York City Board of Elections says Donald Trump hasn't voted in any primary elections for more than 21 years. The board says the last time the possible Republican presidential candidate voted in a primary election was in the 1989 primary for mayor. That's when Rudy Giuliani beat businessman Ronald Lauder. He also skipped the 2002 general election. TV station NY1 was the first to report the information. Trump told NY1 that it was wrong and he has voted in every general election. His lawyer Michael Cohen said Saturday that "for one of the greatest international businessmen who travels...
  • Trump’s Eminent-Domain Empire

    04/23/2011 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/22/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Don’t be fooled by the Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump’s towers. All through my childhood, casino developers and government bureaucrats joined hands, raised taxes, and made dazzling promises of urban renewal. Then we wised up to the eminent-domain thievery championed by our hometown faux free-marketeers. America, it’s time you wised up to Donald Trump’s property-redistribution racket, too. Trump has been wooing conservative activists for months and flirting with a GOP presidential run — first at the Conservative Political...
  • Trump offers support for Ind. senator's birther bill

    04/22/2011 7:55:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | April 22, 2011
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Questions about President Barack Obama's birth certificate continue to make news as Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and others question the his citizenship. Now the so-called "birther" issue will be the subject of a vote at the Indiana Statehouse, and Donald Trump has weighed in on what's going on here. A committee in the state Senate will vote Monday on a birther resolution. State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) is a proponent of the birther movement. He wants proof pf American citizenship required for candidates for president, and he points to his pocket copy of the Constitution for support....
  • CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Donald Trump Is 'ABSOLUTELY' Running For President

    04/22/2011 6:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    On Bret Baier FOX News show yesterday Charles Krauthammer revealed that Donald Trump had called him personally and as a result of their conversation Krauthammer is convinced Trump is "absolutely" running for president. It was a surprise, and when my secretary told me, I put on a helmet and a flak jacket as I answered the phone. I expected a tirade, which he had every right to do given what I have been saying about him. In fact, he was courteous but very calm, and he made his case, rather than sort of attacking everything I said about him. Simply,...
  • Trump in '07: Bush Should Talk to Ahmadinejad

    04/20/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 4.20.11 @ 3:28PM | Aaron Goldstein
    Consider what Trump had to say about the Bush Administration's approach to Iran: "Maybe the President, instead of saying let's not even see this guy, maybe he should be negotiating with him, maybe he should be talking with him." Upon hearing that, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doucy asked Trump with regard to Ahmadinejad, "Do you think he's mentally stable?" Trump replied, "Who are you talking about? The President?"
  • Trumped Up (Must reading - This is the Trump Truth File)

    04/20/2011 1:33:10 PM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2011 | Daniel Foster
    If one were drawing up a list of Donald Trump’s first principles of business, “Fake it ’Til You Make It” would probably be at the top. One of the young Trump’s more clever business tactics involved hiring workers and machines to push dirt around his frequently stalled or underfunded real-estate developments to present visiting potential investors with the illusion of industry. And he has developed a long-running reflex to offer unsolicited — and largely unverifiable — assessments of the strength and virility of his portfolio to anybody who will listen, perhaps in an effort to erase memories of the four...
  • Donald Trump And Eminent Domain

    04/20/2011 1:08:56 AM PDT · by sinanju · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    This is called, of course, “eminent domain.” The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment allows the government to take private property for “public use,” so long as “just compensation” is paid. In the infamous 2005 Kelo decision, the Supreme Court held that “public use” could include, well, private use, so long as the new property owner paid more in taxes than the previous one. In other words, it allowed developers and the government to gang up on homeowners. The developer gets more land, the government gets more tax money. The only losers are the original owner and his property rights. A decade and...
  • Donald Trump: I'll release my tax returns if President Obama shows his birth certificate

    04/19/2011 8:01:38 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 135 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/19/2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Donald Trump has a deal for the President: He'll release his tax returns if Obama releases his birth certificate. The billionaire businessman and aspiring presidential candidate laid out the conditions for his financial records disclosure Tuesday. "Maybe I'm going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate … I'd love to give my tax returns. I may tie my tax returns into Obama's birth certificate," he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. Obama revealed Monday that the First Family shelled out $453,770 to the IRS for 2010. Presidents and potential candidates traditionally reveal how much they pay in...
  • Trump: "I'm much bigger than Romney"

    04/18/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 23 replies
    Right Across The Atlantic ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Donald Trump believes that he’s fit to be president. Why, you ask? Because he knows so much about foreign policy or economics? Or perhaps because he has a lot of experience working in the public sector? No, because he’s rich. “I’m a much bigger business man and have (a) much, much bigger net worth. I mean, my net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney,” he said yesterday on CNN’s State of the Nation. “I built a very big net worth and I’d like to put that ability … to work for this country.” He added that he doesn’t...
  • Donald Trump's dished dollars to Clinton, Rangel, Kerry, Reid, Lautenberg, Schumer and more Dems

    04/17/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 115 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/17/11 | ALISON GENDAR
    Tea Party darling and "birther" blowhard Donald Trump hasn't always put his money where his mouth is: The Donald has splashed campaign cash on a "Who's Who" who's who of liberal pols. Trump shot to the top of GOP presidential polls by embracing debunked conspiracies about President Obama's birthplace — but he repeatedly has opened his fat checkbook for a slew of Democratic stars, a review by the Center for Responsive Politics found. The all-time apple of Trump's eye is beleaguered Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel, the once powerful once-powerful ex-head of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee — and a...
  • Dear Tea Party Trump Chumps: Dump Trump!

    04/17/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 154 replies
    Fuzzy Logic ^ | 14 April 2011 | Silverfiddle
    Fuzzy Slippers makes a great case for dumping The Donald. He backed Harry Reid when tea party candidate Sharron Angle was ahead in the polls, and he got government to declare imminent domain on an old lady's house so he could build a parking lot. She just googled up a little dirt. Imagine what the Obama operatives will do to Trump. Here's an excerpt from Fuzzy Slippers: Look, I get it. I was warming to Trump. Big. I even told Adrienne that he was the top of my list of potentials. But then I started watching him more closely, listening...
  • PPP poll: Trump totally running away with this GOP race now

    04/16/2011 5:18:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2011 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know what’s left to say about polls like the PPP Poll that I haven’t already said, so follow that last link if you missed it the first time around. Today’s funsies: Trump 26, Huckabee 17, Romney 15, Gingrich 11, Palin 8. Only 38% of Republican primary voters say they’re willing to support a candidate for President next year who firmly rejects the birther theory and those folks want Mitt Romney to be their nominee for President next year. With the other 62% of Republicans- 23% of whom say they are only willing to vote for a birther and...
  • Trump's Plan to Ride the Birther Issue Right to the US Presidency

    04/16/2011 3:45:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 123 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Can you imagine the utter humiliation of the GOP, Romney, MSM, and much of the American public when Trump proves Obama wasn't born here?  After these fools all gave Obama a free pass! It seems abundantly clear that Donald Trump plans to ride this issue and resulting constitutional crisis right to the White House in 2012... just you watch, he's spending millions and finding PLENTY in Hawaii, precisely as he told Fox's Neil Cavuto three days ago.  While he's at it, might as well have a good look at Obama family comrade and Hawaii's hippy governor, Neil Abercrombie... his...
  • That Donald Trump Is Pretty Shrewd

    04/14/2011 11:15:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Well, I don't even pretend to know everything there is to know about Donald Trump, but from what I've seen over the past several weeks, I can easily declare that that man is one pretty shrewd guy. "The Donald," as I've heard him referred to by businessmen I know, hasn't amassed a fortune as a builder/developer/real-estate tycoon without knowing precisely how to acquire the land he seeks, how to demolish any existing buildings and how he plans to develop the property into another golden chunk of Trumpland. Now that we can pretty well assume Mr. Trump is running for president,...
  • Donald Trump’s Donations to Democrats

    04/13/2011 7:29:04 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 48 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | 4/13/2011
    (...) In all, Trump has contributed to 96 candidates running for federal political office since the 1990 election cycle, the Center finds. Only 48 of the recipients — exactly half — were Republicans at the time they received their contribution, including ex-Gov. Charlie Crist (I-Fla.) and ex-Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who both of whom received their Trump contributions as Republicans. Since the 1990 election cycle, the top 10 recipients of Trump’s political contributions number six Democrats and four Republicans. Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who was censured last year by his U.S. House colleagues, has received the most Trump money,...
  • Exclusive: Trump to Announce His Run for President

    04/13/2011 6:28:02 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 297 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 12, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    If you wonder whether Donald Trump is serious about running for president, tune in to the finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on May 15. Trump plans to say on the NBC show that he will be holding a press conference in the next few days. At that press conference in the Trump Tower in New York, Trump will be announcing his candidacy for the presidency. Even then, many will snicker that it’s all a publicity stunt. But that defies the facts and common sense. Of all the people on the planet, Donald Trump is the last person who needs more...
  • Where 2012 GOP hopefuls stand on the Ryan budget [Donald Trump says it hurts seniors]

    04/13/2011 6:26:33 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 154 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/13/2011 | Carrie Dann
    TRUMP Emphasizing that he “cherish[es] our seniors,” The Donald said in an interview that Republicans are on a risky “ledge” by backing a plan that could be perceived as hurting older Americans. “I’d have to study the plan,” Trump said in an interview on CNN. “I will tell you, I think it's very dangerous for the Republicans to go on this ledge, because I, for one, would have to be very, very careful.” “I have a lot of respect for Paul Ryan, but what is happening is the Republicans are going way, way, way far out on the ledge,” he...
  • Awaken the Army of Davids [Trump "can't be bought" ?!?]

    04/13/2011 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 12 replies
    InsideCatholic ^ | 4/12/2011 | Mark P. Shea
    Awaken the Army of Davids Mark P. Shea Pat Archbold gets it. And, despite the remarks of a few remaining suckers in his comboxes, most of his readers get it, too. As many people were sickeningly sure would happen, the pro-life cause was betrayed yet again by the Stupid Evil Party, and pro-lifers were, once again, instructed by the Party to talk about the betrayal as a big victory. "Victory" boiled down to a trivial impact on abortion policy in the District of Columbia and punting the question of funding Planned Parenthood to the Senate, where it will be dispatched...
  • Okay birthers, I'm open to the speculation, educate me for a second to two...

    04/13/2011 12:43:16 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 113 replies
    04/13/2011 | TMMT
    I understand the general nuance of the birther argument. And I see there's more than one prevailing theory. While I still have a hard time believing Osama was born in Kenya. I am warming to the idea he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, became an Indonesian citizen and most likely obtained an Indonesian passport which allowed his travels to Pakistan and beyond. As well as possibly entering college in the US as a foreign student. And I'm sure there was a Muslim thing going on too... much proof of that is already out there and not in dispute. He applied...
  • Trump Takes on Koran: It Teaches a 'Very Negative Vibe"

    04/13/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Yet_Again · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Donald Trump believes the Koran teaches a “very negative vibe.” And, he’s also a Christian. That’s what he said during an interview with CBN’s David Brody that aired this morning on the “700 Club.” His comments, included below, were in response to Brody’s question about whether or not Trump has concerns about the Muslim holy book:
  • More Horse-Sense from Trump

    04/13/2011 6:48:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 68 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 13, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    With Donald Trump topping the latest  CNN/OpEdRe Poll, a few choice quotes... _________________________________________________________________________________ "I hate what's happening to the country" "The US border with Mexico is a joke... it should be militarized so that no illegal immigrants can come in. Moreover, doing so would stop the burgeoning US-Mexico trade in illegal drugs" "(Pakistan) knows where Bin Laden is... cut off all aid until they hand him over" "I am opposed to gay marriage... causes me trouble in New York, but I just don't feel right about it". "Well, there is a Muslim problem... all you have to do is turn on your TV... Unfortunately, at this point...
  • Trump off to a promising start (Bill Bennett)

    04/13/2011 6:48:05 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/13/2011 | William Bennett
    For the past three months, Donald Trump has been making a lot of news about his possible run for the presidency. It started in February when he spoke at the annual gathering of CPAC. Proving he is willing to call 'em as he sees 'em, and not following the traditional advice for prospective candidates that it's not a good idea to anger your audience, he jumped right in to challenge the Ron Paul supporters in the crowd, saying of Paul, "He has zero chance of getting elected." Trump was booed and jeered, but he did not care. He did not...
  • the donald on the spot

    04/12/2011 9:18:41 PM PDT · by stickywillie · 131 replies
    4/12/11 | stickywillie
    There's been all sorts of speculation on FR on whether trump is actually a stalking horse, helping the democrats to remove obama, or a potential 3rd party candidate to split the Republican vote, from a Conservative. Rush talked about exactly that today, and about having the Donald on to discuss these thoughts, and he said he could get him within a week......I'm surprised freepers aren't already on this topic, like a duck on a june bug. 1st time I've started a post.