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April 30, 2011 – Comments (9)

When he was cheered for American Imperialism in Las Vegas - "just take their oil". Or in the same speech when he was cheered for pumping import tarrifs on China? Because I am pretty sure it was not Democrats, or Liberals or Libertarians.

Must have just been some drunk buddies hanging out solving the worlds problems.

Best wishes,

Steven

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#1) On April 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM, eddietheinvestor (< 20) wrote:

I don't think liberals or conservatives are fans of Trump.  He has no experience in politics and talks too much.  What right do we have to steal Libyan oil?  This birther issue is an embarrassment.  There are far more important issues to discuss.  Millions of Americans are unemployed, so do we really need a candidate whose signature phrase is "You're fired!"?

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#2) On April 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM, whereaminow (21.21) wrote:

If his goal was to make me laugh, then shake my head, then feel embarrased for him, then feel embarrased for America, then laugh again..... well, mission accomplished, Mr. Trump!

David in Qatar

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#3) On April 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM, FleaBagger (29.66) wrote:

(At least some of) my conservative friends like Trump.

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#4) On April 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM, kdakota630 (29.50) wrote:

I don't think he's any worse than most other presidential candidates of either party in recent years, but he is the most entertaining.

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#5) On May 01, 2011 at 12:21 PM, blake303 (29.22) wrote:

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#6) On May 01, 2011 at 12:29 PM, amassafortune (29.43) wrote:

Trump's jumping on the birther bandwagon, like his possible candidacy, is probably just publicity for the show and his hotel/casino operations that have both been under pressure lately.

Proof of citizenship is a valid request because there are so few constitutional prerequisites for presidential candidates. One must be a natural-born citizen, 35 yrs. old, and have lived in the U.S. for 14 years. A birth certificate is the best documentation for two of the three requirements, and as such, should have been presented long ago.

Obama is justified in being defensive on this issue since neither Kennedy, nor Reagan, nor Carter, nor Eisenhower, or any other candidate has been so pressed on this issue. Then again, none of these presidents had a grandmother recorded saying they had been born in another country. To the contrary, usually the delivering doctor and long-time neighbors are interviewed for human interest stories recalling first-hand the day of the birth. Obama must also accept that, in an age when hunches rather than court orders are accepted as proof of need for wiretaps, double standards exist for almost everyone.   

I don't completely discount the element of racism that Tavis Smiley sees as the core reason that this issue has legs, but, come on, it's 2011, can't we agree that that card used to be an ace, but is now more like an off-suit nine?

And as for Trump, I find him entertaining at times, and when he pays off the mortgage of a guy who stops to change the tire on his limo, he can have moments of genuine humanity. On the other hand, it seems his underlings, including his children, are required to kiss his rear as confirmation for each of his decisions on a weekly basis. This is the same loyalty oath culture that allowed Joe McCarthy to ruin lives and careers until his power subsided. 

Obama, blaming speculators for his and Bernanke's weak dollar oil inflation while the four-week average of new unemployment claims moves above 400K again, is playing the same game as Trump. Keep the voters looking away from what you don't want them to focus on. 

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#7) On May 01, 2011 at 12:55 PM, ckd5555 (< 20) wrote:

amassafortune - let me get this straight...a 600 billion QE2 + 800 billion stimulus = oil going from $30 to $114?  I'm pretty sure that the US money supply has not quadrupled over the past 3 years (more likely an estimated increase of 10-20%).  I'd expect 10-20% inflation, but 400%?  Some of that is driven by higher demand while part of it is surely driven by speculators.

And wow...comparing Trump's ridiculous birther issue to a legitimate disagreement on policy...wow.  No wonder you repugs are nuts.

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#8) On May 01, 2011 at 8:49 PM, devoish (98.59) wrote:

amassafortune,

That is probably one of the most thoughtful replies and probably a pretty accurate asessment, although I would suggest racism plays a bigger role than the way I intrpret your description.

When racism is real the "card" should still be an ace. When racism is not a real factor the "card" should quickly be revealed as a duce. More of  a wild card today, than anything else, but I would say racism is worse today than ten years ago.

JMHO from observations in my little corner of the world, a position I will neither defend or address again,

I disagree about the speculators. ETF's exist only for speculation, and no other reason.

ckd5555, I do not think amassafortune is blaming $30.- $114 on Obama, and like you, I do not think it should be.

David in Qatar,

I could not agree with you more - but don't let it go to your head ;-)

Best wishes,

Steven

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#9) On May 02, 2011 at 2:34 PM, chk999longonly (99.37) wrote:

Well, I'm right wing and I think Trump is an idiot and a failure. (Check how many of his enterprises have gone bankrupt) so he wasn't talking to me.

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