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Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:56 PM

Is it just me, or is Donald Trump the Sarah Palin of 2016?

I was listening to Trumps interview with the lady from NBC the other day and I thought to myself, how much the Donald reminds me of the ever perpetual might be running Sarah Palin. Even down to the word salad speeches. Trump just throws out things and rarely completes a though before just changing the topic mid sentence (or paragraph that is) since he rarely finishes a thought. Also, I was surprised when the interviewer called him out for not having been campaigning in Iowa or New Hampshire with the other candidates and he said that he didn't need to because he got all the media attention without being there.

I was also amazed at how fact-less Trump is and how he turns on the interviewer or dodges the issue when he gets called out on it. While Trump may know the hotel business, he appears to know nothing except that Hillary is the worse Sec of State in the nation's history, or fails to discuss what his solution would be for the mess in the middle east, other than to say that he's not going to tell us what he would do to fix the mess, except that he is going to build a fence at the border and make Mexico pay for it. When he is told that that there are more people returning to Mexico the past several years than coming from Mexico, or that the crime rates in border towns, is less than in other areas, or that immigrants commit crimes at a lesser rate than non-immigrants, he just shshhs the poor woman and tells her she is delusional if she believes that.

Like Sarah, I can't believe that, should the Donald get the republican nomination, he would "study" up on any foreign policy or other facts that a would be candidate should know because he thinks he can wing it, as Palin thought she could. He could never be president because frankly, he'd be bored with the role after 5 minutes because it's actually work and in spite of what he thinks, there are two other branches of government he would have to work with, and can't fire at will. Trump is the proverbial born on 3rd base, and acts as if he hit a home run. He inherited a bunch of prime NY real estate which he proceeded to mortgage to the hilt. He is not a "pulled myself up by the bootstrap" type of person. He might be able to run a bunch of hotels, (and I'm even hesitant to give him that much credit since he always seems to have one foot in the door and one in the bankrupcy court) but he knows nothing about diplomacy, and I certainly would not trust him anywhere near the guy with the nuclear codes.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:06 PM

1. He's the Ross Perot of 2016

 

another unhinged person with too much money and time on his hands who thinks he has all the answers

although to be fair to Perot, he was quite right on his main issue (opposing NAFTA)

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Response to Man from Pickens (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:09 PM

2. The main differences being that

 

Perot was smarter and was 100% right about NAFTA, not an insane bigot and never went bankrupt, but there are some similarities.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:13 PM

3. zOMFG! You just made me imagine what would happen if they were to reproduce.

 



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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 09:03 PM

15. malaise and I were just talking about that.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 11:50 PM

16. Lifetime DUzy achievement award!

 

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:17 PM

4. Isn't he basically Steve Forbes who ran on the I'm rich platform in 1996 and 2000.

Forbes had a flat tax and like Donald seemed to linger somewhere between a liberal Republican and a ultra conservative Republican almost as if the tax rate was the only thing he really cared about. Deep down don't we know the only thing the Donald cares about is lowing his taxes.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:22 PM

5. As a CEO Trump is used to having the last word by telling subordinates that being the boss makes

him the truth giver.

In politics you don't get the last word which is why he is a shitty politician and other politicians want him to go away.

And his claim to be an expert negotiator? How by telling the other party, "it's my way or the highway" ?
American presidents don't have the power or prestige to give the world marching orders any more.

He's going to build a wall on the 2000 mile long border with Mexico and make them pay for it?
They must be on the floor laughing at that one.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:28 PM

6. trump is a lot smarter

and that's not saying a lot

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:34 PM

7. Trump can form a semi complete sentence...

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:10 PM

8. You.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:26 PM

9. he's worse....he's had a successful teevee show...in america that's all you need to be king

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:27 PM

10. 3 wives

 

Donald Trump had 3 wives.

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Response to fnv74 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 09:00 PM

14. I am curious how this relates to the OP's question. Please clarify, if you would be so kind

thanks and welcome to the du

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:31 PM

11. Trump is playing the game, and right now he's doing well

Donald Trump is a master of self promotion. He's getting bad press, but he's getting a lot of press. He now has poll numbers good enough to get himself into the 1st GOP debate (assuming he'll file FEC documents)and the money he's lost is a drop in his bucket. Both Democratic and Republican political focus groups show that people are looking for (paraphrasing) a straight shooter -- someone who is blunt and opinionated.

Plus, he's making Jeb look good in the eyes of Latino voters, which I think is the real object of this exercise of his.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:38 PM

12. Donald is more attractive to other lizards

 

plus he has contact lenses .

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:42 PM

13. He is but he's also worse.

 

Palin was merely a Vice-Presidential candidate. It was easy for many to ignore her while chuckling in the background about McCain's utter cluelessness.

Trump does not have that level of protection. He is front and center and running for, not the second most important position in the world, but the first.
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