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Fri Jul 10, 2015, 03:40 PM

 

Thom Hartman had a Trump theory today,....

I have been pondering the purpose of Trump, someone here proposed the theory that he is in the race to make Bush look sane. The issue I have with that is Trump is slamming Bush, weakening the Bush brand.

Thom came up with one I hadn't considered, Trump is serving a purpose to make a candidate look sane, but it isn't JEB, it is Scott Walker. That makes much more sense, I can't recall Trump taking any shots at Walker. The Koch Bros., are behind Walker so Trump can be getting his beloved money for his moron act, clear out JEB, and let Walker sneak by without alienating any in camp Bush.

Interesting theory that can be tested over the next month.

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Reply Thom Hartman had a Trump theory today,.... (Original post)
rufus dog Jul 2015 OP
SusanaMontana41 Jul 2015 #1
KamaAina Jul 2015 #15
pnwmom Jul 2015 #17
SusanaMontana41 Jul 2015 #20
Wellstone ruled Jul 2015 #2
charlyvi Jul 2015 #3
SusanaMontana41 Jul 2015 #21
lindysalsagal Jul 2015 #4
Hortensis Jul 2015 #11
Shrike47 Jul 2015 #5
global1 Jul 2015 #6
Marr Jul 2015 #10
DawgHouse Jul 2015 #18
SusanaMontana41 Jul 2015 #22
LiberalAndProud Jul 2015 #7
Marr Jul 2015 #8
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2015 #9
SusanaMontana41 Jul 2015 #23
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2015 #12
rufus dog Jul 2015 #14
TreasonousBastard Jul 2015 #13
pnwmom Jul 2015 #16
DawgHouse Jul 2015 #19

Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 03:47 PM

1. My Trump theory

If Donald Trump were president, imagine how much money the taxpayers would save!

In addition to being commander in chief, he could be chief of staff, press secretary, Secretary of State, Secretary of Agriculture, Fed chairman, Budget director, Defense Secretary, Treasury Secretary, Attorney general, Homeland Security director, FBI director, director of the CIA, and then appoint himself to the Supreme Court.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:14 PM

15. Thread win!

 

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:43 PM

17. Don't forget Pope and God. He'll be all of that and more!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 02:16 AM

20. No, Trump tells God what to do. n/t

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 03:59 PM

2. Interesting concept,still put the money on the Jebbster.

Why are the foreigners pumping so damn much into the Bush Campaign?

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 03:59 PM

3. I think he's really a Democrat

who has taken it upon himself to bring down the Republican party by acting like a caricature of the primary base voter. They think he's for real, though, thereby outing themselves as the racist and ignorant dumbfucks they actually are. Well played, sir!




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Response to charlyvi (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 05:51 PM

21. Ann Richards ROCKS

Imagine what she and Molly Ivins would be saying about this.

I agree with your post, too.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:09 PM

4. You all give him too much credit: He's a toddler. A very crazy, lonely toddler.

He just likes to see himself on tv, and he doesn't care how or why. By putting himself in the national candidate role, he elevates himself to the level of a statesman.

He'll be gone as soon as the political machinery doesn't suit his ego and his impulsiveness.

He would never do this for anyone else.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:46 PM

11. Exactly as you say, Linday. Trump subjugating himself to a supporting role? Likely COULD not.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:15 PM

5. With Trump, everything is about money, so the theory may be correct.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:21 PM

6. I Listen To Trump And What He Is Saying And I Can't Help But Compare Him To.......

a drunk at a bar that starts spouting off about politics.

I'll build a big fence to keep the Mexicans out.

I'll bomb Iraq's oil fields to stop ISIS.

These are the things that come out in a drunken tirade about politics. No one takes the drunk seriously.

Makes me laugh.

Thanks for the entertainment Donald!!!!!

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Response to global1 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:31 PM

10. He's basically Bill O'Reilly without the great hair. /nt

 

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Response to Marr (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:43 PM

18. Ha ha!!!!

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Response to Marr (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 05:52 PM

22. Perfect response! n/t

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:25 PM

7. Mechanizations and backroom deals or a terminal case of affluenza?

Let the reader decide, I suppose.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:27 PM

8. I think he's simply an egomaniac.

 

And I think I can make a good case for that.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:30 PM

9. Thom is wrong, and so is anybody else thinking Trump is in it to make others look good

 

Trump is in it to win. Trump is in it for Trump. Yup, it is that simple. And people better start taking Trump seriously when he says he is in this to win it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 06:04 PM

23. You have a point

Everyone laughed at Reagan, too.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:56 PM

12. There may be some there, there ...

 

the Koch brothers did promise to spend close to a trillion on the election, they did not say it wasn't to reimburse Trump for his lost revenue from looking as crazy as he is.

But, we will know soon enough ... Trump, will pull out just before he reaches the Koch brothers' reimbursement cap; but, before he completes all the paperwork making him an official candidate (thereby, avoiding prison for both him and the brothers) ... and Trump, being the egoist that he is, will make money by writing a tell all book.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:14 PM

14. If the theory is accurate it will end up costing the Koch's more than expected

 

Unlikely that the plan included TRump to shoot to the top.

So if there was a fee agreed upon, it just went way up. TRump is not the type to honor agreements, he will bend them over and take more now.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 04:57 PM

13. I've seen this mentioned, and...

it fits with why he's said nothing that would reflect negatively on Walker.

Where it falls down is that Trump could not possibly help another candidate in such a way. He lives in a bubble where he actually believes his own bullshit and really isn't smart enough for this kind of conniving.

What I could buy is that there are people close to him feeding him stuff about everyone but Walker so Walker gets a free ride while everyone else is on the defense. I'm not sure this is a strategy as much as Walker's opportunism.

Can't imagine what their end game could be.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:41 PM

16. Trump is in the race because of Trump -- and his massive, massive, massive ego.

He is the epitome of ME. He is narcissism embodied.

That is why he's in the race and hopefully will eventually run as 3rd party, digging into the Rethug vote totals and easing the path for whomever is the Democratic candidate.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:44 PM

19. This is what I think too.

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