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News Donald Trump for president 2012

  1. Oct 5, 2010 #1
    He's seriously thinking about running. I dare say that he would take it if he ran.
     
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    Re: Donald Trump for prez 2012

    You provided neither much reference nor even an intelligent opinion for the beginning of a discussion. Can you elaborate ?
     
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  5. Oct 5, 2010 #4
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    It is spelled "condescension". I am sorry you feel that way. I guess it only means you admit this kind of people news is not the most interesting distraction.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 #5

    mheslep

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    Re: Donald Trump for prez 2012

    I predict the President will lose reelection if events continue on the current trend, given any half decent opposition candidate. I don't make that prediction lightly against an incumbent President who I grant is formidable as a politician, and given the reluctance of the electorate to put a Republican president in place along side the pending Republican House.

    But given his campaign tax pledge:
    is going out the window as of Jan 1 without even a vote for a great many Americans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_a...ciliation_Act_of_2003#Tax_bracket_comparison" 2.0 with a similar result.

    2001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Growth_and_Tax_Relief_Reconciliation_Act_of_2001#Income_tax
    2003: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_a...nciliation_Act_of_2003#Tax_bracket_comparison
     
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  7. Oct 5, 2010 #6
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    Are you going to discuss the OP or simply parse my weaknesses in grammar?
     
  8. Oct 5, 2010 #7
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    Too corporatist.

    The US corporatist overlords rule from the executive rooms of the banks.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 #8
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    No. Absolutely not. The financial sector already has it's fingers in our government up to its armpits, at taxpayer expense for their mistakes. I fail to see how electing a "business magnate" is going to improve that conundrum.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 #9

    Gokul43201

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    You're missing one citation - to the Obama plan that calls for the tax raise on lower income groups.
     
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  11. Oct 5, 2010 #10
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    I most probably have a worse grammar and orthography than yours. I would appreciate if you corrected mine. I was not worried about your grammar. I just wanted you to spell out

    even against Trump. I would rather not display my own opinion on such possibilities.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 #11
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    With all due acknowledgement of the fact that, as a Brit, this is really not my business, in response to the thread title, I would like to quote an American that has a great deal of kudos here in the UK these days:

    You cannot be serious.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 #12

    mheslep

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    It's unspeakable? How about the http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm" Can they be spoken about? Any chance Trump can do better at getting them jobs?

    Trump's never been elected to anything, not even a neighborhood association, so this is not a practical proposal. The talk about it does signal the President's vulnerability though.
     
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  14. Oct 5, 2010 #13

    Gokul43201

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    If there's one thing I'm fairly sure about, it is that if Trump runs, he will not be a Fred Thompson.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 #14
    Re: Donald Trump for prez 2012

    He has a successful resume. He is intelligent. He has never been a typical "politician" that I'm aware of which would be to his advantage given the current sentiment towards the Republican party by Republican voters. He has the no-nonsense character we haven't seen for some time.

    I lieu of any other worthy Republican candidates, I think he has a chance if he throws in the hat. We did elect a B rated actor for two terms. The idea of a successful business person as our prez while were in a recession has a ring of optimism to it.
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 #15
    Re: Donald Trump for prez 2012

    http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/100110_fox_news_poll.pdf
    I recently read in "Le Monde" how everybody complains about their president in the US. Rich people calling him a socialist, poor people claiming he does not help enough. I find it funny how it reflects in the poll : people do not want to vote for him, but when asked, they pretty much prefer him over anybody else.

    So just as some would find anything they can to complain about, now some will find any potential candidate to probe opinions.

    Trump, seriously ? You have nothing better ?
     
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  17. Oct 5, 2010 #16

    CRGreathouse

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    I think the link to the JGTRRA was for that purpose...?
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 #17

    Gokul43201

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    The only mention of Obama on that page is the following sentence:
    "The Obama administration proposed keeping tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 per year."

    I don't think that helps the case that mheslep was trying to make.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2010 #18

    mheslep

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    Yes, and who had decades of professional executive political office experience and a previous attempt at the Presidency behind him ('76 against Ford).
     
  20. Oct 5, 2010 #19
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    My point is that we have a precedent for voting in celebrities.
     
  21. Oct 5, 2010 #20

    Astronuc

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    Well, Trump could help Uncle Sam through bankruptcy. :biggrin:

    Ref: http://www.mademan.com/mm/how-many-times-has-donald-trump-filed-bankruptcy.html
    Oh, yeah - he's a great businessman - just what the country needs. :rofl:
     
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