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Discussion in 'Political Discourse' started by CdnGuy, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

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    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

  3. TheGuy85

    TheGuy85 Member

    Yeah, what kind of person sympathizes with that ex KGB piece of shit. This is absolutely ridiculous, why the fuck is this guy leading the polls. These people that like Trump must be new voters, no Republican would ever be snuggly with Putin. This is extremely offensive to people who actually are conservatives.

    This fuckin guy is flirting with the enemy and he is leading polls in this country. This is why I have started to really dislike what ever this country has become. I couldn't even comprehend this shit here. I don't even know what to say anymore, is this the USA? People should want Putin dead, yet they are voting for his fuck buddy. I'm appalled.
  4. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    December 22, 2015 - Half Of U.S. Voters Embarrassed With Trump As President, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump At Top Of GOP Pack, But Cruz Closes In
    QU Poll Release Detail
  5. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

  6. VaginaShark

    VaginaShark Member

    We should rename this to the official Trump bashing thread
  7. flenser

    flenser Member Supporter

    If there were any real conservatives running, Trump wouldn't be leading.
  8. VaginaShark

    VaginaShark Member

    Like a Reagan conservative
  9. flenser

    flenser Member Supporter

    I have a very different opinion of Regan than most people. But he would still kick Trump's ass, no doubt. The neocons just can't field leaders with that kind of charisma anymore. Their best bet is probably Hillary.

    As for Trump, I think he's tried to throw the election more than once, and he gets more popular every time he does. He probably came in on a lark, and was shocked to find himself leading in the polls. But a president can't declare bankruptcy, and that's Trump's bread and butter. He's trapped and doesn't know what to do about it.
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  10. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

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  12. TheGuy85

    TheGuy85 Member

    Reagan seems to be the poster child for neoconservatism today (though I wouldn't call Reagan a neocon), that's why you probably don't like him. Last true conservative, IMO, was probably Eisenhower.
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  13. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Trump’s America
    Why the Donald is dangerous

    Mr Trump is far more dangerous than Pitchfork Pat, for two reasons. First, as a billionaire, he will not run out of money to finance his campaign. Second, he faces so many Republican opponents that he could grab the nomination with only a modest plurality of the vote. The smart money still says that Republicans will eventually unite behind a mainstream candidate, as they always have in the past. But the world cannot take this for granted. Demagogues in other countries sometimes win elections, and there is no compelling reason why America should always be immune. Republicans should listen carefully to Mr Trump, and vote for someone else.
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    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

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    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

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  17. flenser

    flenser Member Supporter

    "The poll numbers highlight how Trump has displaced President Obama as the central player on the political stage, with both parties reacting daily to his insults, tweets and attack lines."

    It's a very Trump Christmas

    By Lisa Hagen - 12/24/15

    Donald Trump may be getting the best gift of all this holiday season, as he enters 2016 firmly on top in the Republican race for the White House.

    The GOP presidential hopeful has proved the doubters wrong, solidifying a double-digit lead in national polls while running one of the most unorthodox campaigns in history.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) — who has seen his support plunge amid Trump’s rise — predicted at a private Dallas fundraiser in mid-November that Trump would falter by the next GOP debate.

    “Come December 15, Trump will be in decline,” Bush reportedly said.

    But on the eve of Christmas, Trump still tops the Republican field by 17 points, even as Bush lags behind in the single digits.

    “He’s obviously been able to defy political gravity for much of this campaign,” GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak said, noting Trump’s advantages of being a celebrity and attracting heavy media coverage.

    The latest national polls confirm that Trump’s momentum isn’t slowing down. Within the past week, the real estate mogul:

    • topped the field in a post-debate survey from Public Policy Polling, increasing his lead by 8 points;

    • bested the second-place finisher by 4 points in a Quinnipiac University poll;

    • and opened up a 21-point lead in a CNN/ORC International poll.​

    Trump frequently boasts about his poll numbers on Twitter, using them to fight back against a media he says is biased against his candidacy.

    [​IMG] Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump
    It is hard to believe I am winning by so much when I am treated so badly by the media. New @CNN Poll amazing in ALL categories. 21 pt. Lead

    The poll numbers highlight how Trump has displaced President Obama as the central player on the political stage, with both parties reacting daily to his insults, tweets and attack lines.

    His dominance is something few political observers would have predicted back on Jun. 15, when he entered the presidential race with a rambling launch speech that some people were allegedly paid to attend.

    But Trump quickly gained momentum during the summer, with tens of thousands of people flocking to his rallies to hear how he planned to “make America great again” by deporting illegal immigrants and taking on China.

    And even as he’s fired up crowds, the businessman and former reality television star has courted controversy at every turn, creating a steady stream of conflict that has kept his name in the headlines.

    Conventional wisdom held that the political storms generated by Trump — most recently from his call to temporarily ban most Muslims from entering the United States — would be fatal to his candidacy.

    Yet six months after his entry in the race, Trump sits atop national polls with 35.1 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average.

    His unwavering dominance has stirred anxiety among establishment Republicans, who fear the businessman would be a disastrous nominee.

    But while some in the GOP have spoken out against Trump, it has had little impact.

    Trump’s lead in the race has become so entrenched that it has allowed him to turn his attention from rival candidates to Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

    Still, there are signs that Trump’s closest GOP rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is gaining ground.

    Cruz even leads Trump in Iowa, which will hold the first presidential contest of the year, on Feb. 1. A RealClearPolitics average of Iowa GOP polls shows Cruz narrowly edging out Trump by 4 percentage points in the caucus state.

    Craig Robinson, a former political director for the Iowa GOP, said Trump has the ability to turn out the tens of thousands needed to win the caucuses. That grassroots fervor could be tough for Cruz to compete with, he said.

    “Voting for Trump is going to be a protest vote just like Ron Paul,” Robinson said.

    “Trump could completely underperform or overperform," he continued. “I don’t know if Cruz has anything in their arsenal that can deal with the Trump campaign that is bringing new people to the process.”

    But he noted the possibility of a dark-horse candidate emerging in the caucuses, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or the last two Iowa caucus winners, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).

    Should Trump lose Iowa, he will be counting on the next state in line, New Hampshire, to keep his candidacy on track.

    Trump has dominated in polls of New Hampshire for months, even as rival candidates such as Bush and Christie have campaigned heavily there.

    In the final stretch before the first ballots are cast, the upcoming GOP debate on Jan. 14 could prove crucial, said Mackowiak, who also writes for The Hill's Contributors blog.

    “That debate may impact results in Iowa and New Hampshire and start that narrowing of the field,” Mackowiak said. He said the big question for Trump would be getting his supporters to the polls.

    “In a way, he’s playing a short-term game,” Mackowiak said.
  18. CdnGuy

    CdnGuy Member

    I'm dumbfounded how Trumps popularity is rising. Please tell me he ain't your next president? :oops:
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  19. TheGuy85

    TheGuy85 Member

    Nope, Hillary. Trump getting nominated ensures Republicans lose the general, that is really why this is all really frustrating. Trump has opened the door for Hillary to get a huge turnout from women and minorities because of his rhetoric. Minorities and women will make sure to vote if Trump is nominated. Trumps nomination will force the Republican Party to make some dramatic changes.
  20. CdnGuy

    CdnGuy Member

    Payback for Hillary on Bill? An intern called "cabana boy" lol