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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:14 pm

What do you think of Donald Trump's hands?

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Tubpbs » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:51 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:What do you think of Donald Trump's hands?

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Vattené » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:00 pm

They're quite small you know. Just ask Rubio what that means.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Tubpbs » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:41 pm

Vattené wrote:They're quite small you know. Just ask Rubio what that means.


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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Vattené » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:07 pm

It means...."you can't trust 'em." At least according to some comment he made in a recent stump speech.

I don't think American political rhetoric can sink much lower. I never thought it was too funny or entertaining when Trump first entered the race, but now that the Republican nomination is all be inevitable it's just downright scary.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Nixon » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:27 pm

Scary how? He's putting the fun back into politics!

It isn't the same old "Share the wealth" rhetoric spouted by the demorats.

I'm tired of "sharing the wealth" with worthless criminals, future criminals who choose not to earn a legitimate living.
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Gamma » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:33 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:What do you think of Donald Trump's hands?

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I laughed at that comment when Rubio said that. I just cannot believe how bad Cruz and Rubio been bashing on Trump recently. I think that strategy is too little too late.

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby takeshi » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:19 am

Haven't followed this thread closely since I last posted but ran across this article which provides an interesting take on Trump. It's a long read and I have no idea what sort of source Vox is.
http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/tr ... itarianism

Before reading it, my opinion was the the Republicans and conservatives created an environment where Trump could become a potential candidate so maybe the article seemed interesting to me because of confirmation bias.

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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby thom02099 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:10 am

Herr Drumpf ist ein Fascist.

https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ
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Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?

Postby Vattené » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:18 am

Nixon wrote:Scary how? He's putting the fun back into politics!

Blaming all of a country's problems on minority groups that don't actually hold much political power is nothing new, but the fact that so many Americans are eating it up is terrifying to me. But I also think the fact that a major political party's front runner has a Twitter feed more fitting for some basement dwelling troll is more embarrassing than humorous.



Gamma wrote:I laughed at that comment when Rubio said that. I just cannot believe how bad Cruz and Rubio been bashing on Trump recently. I think that strategy is too little too late.

Yeah, the other Republicans should have been going after him earlier on instead of attacking each other over who would end up the 2nd place non-Trump candidate. He certainly dragged them down into the mud eventually, though.



takeshi wrote:Haven't followed this thread closely since I last posted but ran across this article which provides an interesting take on Trump. It's a long read and I have no idea what sort of source Vox is.
http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/tr ... itarianism

Before reading it, my opinion was the the Republicans and conservatives created an environment where Trump could become a potential candidate so maybe the article seemed interesting to me because of confirmation bias.

Interesting - hope I can read the whole thing later. I'm also probably predisposed to agreeing with it, though. Personally I think Trump is no anomaly, but rather a natural progression of how things have been going on the right. IMO they've been catering to bigotry for a long time, but as soon as someone comes along and drops the dog whistles they're just shocked that anyone so vile could be doing well among Republican voters.



thom02099 wrote:Herr Drumpf ist ein Fascist.

https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ

Oliver's set the bar pretty high for himself, but I thought that was a great episode.
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