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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:33 pm    Post subject: Donald Trump Reply with quote

There's several threads on Trump, with different titles. I thought I'd start one on him, with just his name. Though I'll start with a story about his father:

Woody Guthrie Loathed His Racist Landlord: Donald Trump's Father

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woody-guthrie-trump_us_56a18e5ae4b0404eb8f11bb3
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: Trump, Perot, Wallace: The Impact of Demagogues Reply with quote

Donald Trump, Ross Perot, George Wallace: The Impact of Demagogues

http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161689

History News Network
The Impact of Demagogues
Ronald L. Feinman
January 17, 2016

Donald Trump bears a striking resemblance to George Wallace and Ross
Perot, two men who waged among the most successful and highest impact
third party presidential candidacies in US history. Perot and Wallace
waged their third party campaigns after failing to win the Republican
(Perot) and Democratic (Wallace) nominations. What impact might Trump have
on the Republican party and the political system if he wins -- or fails to
win -- the Republican nomination?

Donald Trump’s rapidly rising candidacy is causing many observers to
attempt to analyze whether he is more similar to Billionaire Ross
Perot’s Presidential candidacy in 1992 or George C. Wallace’s
Presidential candidacy in 1968.

Read the rest online. I don't want UnMask to complain again about the length of the articles I post. wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject: Weird trait common to Trump supporters Reply with quote

And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533#ixzz3xrDFMkDs

Politico Magazine
The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter
By Matthew MacWilliams
1/17/2016

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you
say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?

You’d be wrong.

In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts
whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education
levels: It’s authoritarianism.

That’s right, Trump’s electoral strength—and his staying
power—have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian
inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the
American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very
possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow.

[...]

Authoritarianism is not a new, untested concept in the American
electorate. Since the rise of Nazi Germany, it has been one of the most
widely studied ideas in social science. While its causes are still
debated, the political behavior of authoritarians is not. Authoritarians
obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond
aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From
pledging to “make America great again” by building a wall on the
border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the
United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations.

Not all authoritarians are Republicans by any means; in national surveys
since 1992, many authoritarians have also self-identified as independents
and Democrats.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:32 am    Post subject: And to top it all off Reply with quote

And to top it all off Sarah Palin has endorsed him and blaming Barack Obama for her son bashing some woman and running amok with a gun while drunk. Son went to Iraq and returned while Bush was Presdient mind you...And to top it off her daughter has had another kid to a different bloke and it's probably Obama's fault too... Sheesh!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:04 am    Post subject: Obama's fault Reply with quote

inkling7 wrote:
And to top it all off Sarah Palin has endorsed him and blaming Barack Obama for her son bashing some woman and running amok with a gun while drunk. Son went to Iraq and returned while Bush was Presdient mind you...And to top it off her daughter has had another kid to a different bloke and it's probably Obama's fault too... Sheesh!!!!!

Of course it's Obama's fault. Even if it happened under George W Bush.

Like UnMask saying that it's Obama who's responsible for the rise of ISIS. If dear old George W hadn't invaded Iraq to begin with, there wouldn't have been any need for an ISIS to rise. But no, it's all Obama's fault. Screwy logic. Typical Republican. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: Obama's fault Reply with quote

Angelina wrote:
Of course it's Obama's fault. Even if it happened under George W Bush.

Like UnMask saying that it's Obama who's responsible for the rise of ISIS. If dear old George W hadn't invaded Iraq to begin with, there wouldn't have been any need for an ISIS to rise. But no, it's all Obama's fault. Screwy logic. Typical Republican. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:50 pm    Post subject: Borowitz: Trump loses support Reply with quote

Trump’s Plan to Randomly Shoot People Lacks Details, Random Shooters Say
By Andy Borowitz

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (The Borowitz Report)—One day after Donald Trump claimed that he could shoot people on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose support, a leading member of the random-shooting community complained that the billionaire’s random-shooting plan lacks specifics.

Harland Dorrinson, who heads the largest association of random shooters in the nation, said that Trump’s Fifth Avenue plan “lacked many of the key ingredients necessary for a credible random shooting.”

“There’s no weapons cache, no twisted manifesto to be found later by authorities,” Dorrinson said. “To anyone in the random-shooting world, Trump’s plan fails on so many levels.”

Moreover, he said, Trump has not put in the many years of solitary seething that most random shooters deem mandatory.

“Before you do a random shooting, you’re supposed to be quiet and keep to yourself,” he said. “Trump is always shouting at thousands of people.”

Dorrinson added that although many random shooters have been in the Trump camp thus far, the candidate’s vague random-shooting “plan” is now giving them pause.

“Donald Trump made it sound like a random shooting is just the easiest thing in the world,” he said. “At the end of the day, random shooters find that hurtful.”
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:22 pm    Post subject: Saturday Night Live clip Reply with quote

This is as good as the one 8 years ago when Tina Fey as Sarah Palin said that she knew all about Russia because she could see it from her window. wacko

https://youtu.be/0pinZNYxQeo


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Epic Media Fail: How And Why Trump Trumped The Press Reply with quote

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the press, politics and presidents, explains a journalism fiasco.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-press_us_56a552fee4b076aadcc6fefc
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: The Donald is throwing a tantrum Reply with quote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/26/fox-news-head-ill-let-donald-trump-walk-before-replacing-megyn-kelly-as-debate-moderator/

Trump is boycotting Republican debate

Eventually the boy who cried "wolf" saw a wolf, right? Well, The Donald who cried "boycott" is finally actually boycotting a debate. For real.

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Tuesday night that he is backing out of Thursday's primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa, which will be broadcast by Fox News Channel. The decision comes just days before the Iowa caucuses, which polls show to be very competitive between Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)

Trump had been publicly mulling the move for a few days, complaining that Fox News host Megyn Kelly, one of three moderators for the event, is biased against him.

Exhibiting the resolute decision-making skills required of a commander-in-chief, Trump asked the Twitterverse to help him choose whether to attend. (Hey, the man loves polls.)

Trump had floated the idea of a debate boycott at least three times before but never followed through, making his latest threat appear dubious at best.

What seemed more plausible was that he would try to use the specter of his absence — and the presumptive ratings drop that would follow — to pressure Fox News into replacing Kelly. We're talking about an ultimatum: Trump on the stage or Kelly at the desk. Your choice, Roger Ailes.

The real estate magnate hinted at playing this game of chicken on Monday.

But Ailes didn't blink. He told The Fix on Tuesday afternoon that if it came down to a choice between Trump or Kelly, he'd pick Kelly.

"Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist, and the entire network stands behind her," Ailes said in a statement. "She will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night."

So there. bleh

But Trump wouldn't back down, either. At a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa, later Tuesday, he initially told the crowd that he "probably won't bother doing the debate." Then his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told The Washington Post that the brash billionaire had made up his mind.

"He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Lewandowski said. "His word is his bond."

Trump's boycott takes his feud with Fox News to a new level. He has bemoaned the cable channel's coverage throughout the race, and the network has occasionally fired back — as it did on Tuesday afternoon before Trump's decision was final and while he was running the online poll.

"We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president," Fox said in a tongue-in-cheek statement. "A nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings."

Trump's gripe about Kelly's role in the Fox News debate was different from his complaints in the run-up to previous debates; it was personal, whereas the others were about money and format.

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