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When Marxists Aren’t Enough: Are We Really Considering A Used Car Salesman?

Posted on | January 28, 2016 | 22 Comments

by Smitty


22 Responses to “When Marxists Aren’t Enough: Are We Really Considering A Used Car Salesman?”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 28th, 2016 @ 6:15 pm

    Okay, someone is occupying his penthouse, rent free…

    That said, I am a Cruz supporter myself, but if it turns out to be Trump the GOPe and the Democrats have chosen their destructor.

  2. Good Stuff
    January 28th, 2016 @ 7:22 pm

    I am so excited Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are making the news. Because like it or not, they are a never ending fountain of comedic fodder for late night hosts, political pundits, and hard working dedicated bloggers.

  3. Steve Skubinna
    January 28th, 2016 @ 7:42 pm

    The worst thing, to me, about Trump is that regardless of what his followers say, he is not outside the establishment. The “system” that Trump boosters claim they hate exists because people like Trump pay bribes to people like Hillary.

  4. Quartermaster
    January 29th, 2016 @ 6:39 am

    Heh! Trump wasn’t there last night, but he was still “there.” I doubt the news bimbo is really bothering Trump.

  5. Lockstein13
    January 29th, 2016 @ 6:46 am

    Thanks for all the laughs, smitty, ELB, GS and SS!
    Your ONE DIMENSIONAL whiny criticisms will
    give me fond memories in the Trump Era…
    …sorta reminds me how “they all”
    (yes, back then, it was Dems and Repubs, too)
    laughed at Reagan.

    Did you see how the media utterly TRASHED your
    so-called “conservative” boy, Cruz, last night in the debate?!
    RUBIO got most of the praise, meaning…
    …that degree of support will come from CRUZ’s
    numbers in Iowa…NOT from the guy who
    was smart enough to recognize and avoid the massacre.

    ergo: TRUMP WINS IOWA.
    Good going, kids!!! 😛

    See: without Trump having thrown his hat in the ring,
    Ted would have been NO MATCH to the schemings
    of the GOPe and their media handmaidens.
    Cruz’s thinking is fully dependent upon playing THEIR games…guaranteed to fail.
    Each. And. Every. Time.

    And EACH OF YOU would have been stuck “supporting” Bush or Rubio…
    ..AGAIN. (i.e. no different from Romney or McCain)

    TRUMP 2016

  6. Quartermaster
    January 29th, 2016 @ 8:05 am
  7. Eric Ashley
    January 29th, 2016 @ 9:30 am

    With ‘Good Stuff’ bashing the most popular governor in the Union, Sarah Palin, this makes the decision easier to support Trump.

    Hopefully Trump can do in the RINOs of the GOP.

  8. Ilion
    January 29th, 2016 @ 9:38 am

    1) I want Trump to go away;

    1a) I want her intellectually dishonest “white knighters” to go away even more;

    2) She is indeed a bimbo; Sure, she would not have her position if if she didn’t bring more to the table than her (admittedly) fine features and (bottle?) blonde hair. At the same time, she *also* would have her position if if she didn’t bring her (admittedly) fine features and blonde hair along with that “more”.

  9. Ilion
    January 29th, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    And he even admits it, at times.

  10. Ilion
    January 29th, 2016 @ 9:51 am

    But just because Trump is an imperfect candidate doesn’t mean his candidacy can’t be instructive. Trump could teach Republicans in Washington a lot if only they stopped posturing long enough to watch carefully …

    Very true.

    As much as I want Trump to go away — as much as I have despised him for decades — he (and his vulgar ilk) are exactly what America has been rewarding for a long time now (*).
    And, at the same time, conservatives and/or Rupublicans *can* learn some valuable lessons in how to effectively oppose the leftists, if only they will — starting with: *never* apologize for opposing them; *never* apologize for *anything* you say or do which they use as an excuse for one of their ritualized freak-out sessions; *never* apologize for anything *your ally* has said or done which they use as an excuse for one of their ritualized freak-out sessions.

    Their freak-out sessions are just theatre, and the script was never very good. So, just stop watching it.

    (*) Think back to Bill Clinton and the “boxers or briefs?” question. Does anyone imagine that even a whore-dog like Kennedy would even have have enterainied such a question?

  11. David R
    January 29th, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    Trump would have to move way to the right of his historical positions on just about everything to be a RINO.

  12. Eric Ashley
    January 29th, 2016 @ 11:34 am

    Perhaps so.
    1. I think he is smart enough to dance with the one that brought him.
    2. A LARGE part of the reason for Trump is to bring the pain to the RINOs. If possible, destroy them, and sow their fields with uranium dust.

  13. JohnnyL53
    January 29th, 2016 @ 11:48 am

    If it wasn’t for his stop immigration stand, Trump’s positions are pretty much what the current RINO positions are. He’s already expressed eager willingness to trumpet how much he will be able to work with not only the RINO’s but the Dem leaders as well (as opposed to Cruz). Plus, he’s already backed off some on his initial immigration stand. What he’s left with, other than the “wall” seems to be a lot of nonsense.

  14. Lulu
    January 29th, 2016 @ 3:01 pm

    Trump is the only one I’ll vote for this time I refuse to reward all the GOPe candidates who tell us one thing and then do another. I’m done supporting the uniparty.

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  16. Matt_SE
    January 30th, 2016 @ 4:33 am

    I won’t vote for a corrupt, bloviating buffoon. If we want to save the country, we need to start with respect for the Constitution, and someone who has looked out for his constituents: that’s Cruz.

  17. Matt_SE
    January 30th, 2016 @ 4:36 am

    Trump supporters almost uniformly let their anger control them. That makes them easy to manipulate.

    By the end, they’ll be doing the establishment’s bidding, even if they don’t realize it.

  18. Matt_SE
    January 30th, 2016 @ 4:37 am

    Trump is a man of shabby character. When the sh*t hits the fan, those kind of people bail out.

  19. Matt_SE
    January 30th, 2016 @ 4:41 am

    I’ll vote against Trump just to spite twerps like you.

    Trump 2016: destined for failure.

  20. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 30th, 2016 @ 9:06 am

    You say that as if it were a bad thing…

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 30th, 2016 @ 3:32 pm
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