Trump Bows Out of the 2012 Election-Why? CrossRoads, posted by Cindy Cross, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm Cindy Cross is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Trump Bows Out of the 2012 Election-Why? by Cindy Cross
Donald trump has officially bowed out of the 2012 presidential race. Trump decided to focus on his reality TV series the Celebrity Apprentice, which racks in millions for charity every season.
"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."
With the birther controversy squashed after Obama releasing a legal birth certificate, and Obama winning accolades with Bin Laden killed; Trump got the wind taken out of his proverbial sails. Not used to being made to look like a fool, Obama seized the opportunity to chide Trump publicly by saying at the recent White House Correspondent’s dinner, ”He [Trump can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac? All kidding aside, obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience…” the crowd roared with applause and laughter. A camera shot over the Trump who did not look amused in the slightest.
Was the American public duped by Trump? Ever since Trump hinted that he would make a formidable candidate, he garnered public attention making headlines wherever he appeared. Ratings for his show The Celebrity Apprentice shot up 20%
First Huckabee, now Trump; who will be the next big name republican to remove their name from list of candidates? And will they have a legitimate reason for quitting? For those not familiar with his show, those who decide to make an early exit without being officially ‘fired’ by Trump, are labeled ‘quitters.’ Who’s the quitter now?
Posted by Elitist, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm
Only a few short weeks ago The Donald was leading all Repubs in the polls, despite being the buffoon he is. Just goes to show you that the Repubs aren't at all picky about who carries water for the fascist agenda.
Ol' Hillbilly Huckabee, just like The Donald, decided to follow the T.V. money instead of his spiritual quest to have "creationism" taught in all public schools.
Who'll be next? Bachmann? Palin? They must all know that whomever it is, they'll be thwacked good by the current Man in office, despite all the secret slushy-fundy money that the Supremes enabled them to draw upon from their fascist supporters.
Repub agenda: Weaken govt., strengthen corporations, strengthen corporate control over political affairs. What does this equal? Fascism, pure and simple. Despite 1/3 of the country that is poorly educated and susceptible to tea party propaganda, birther claims, and claims of Obama-must-be-a-godless-mozlem, a majority will once again determine the best man for the job: Barack Hussien Obama.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 9:00 am Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Weak government, strong corporations: Fascism? Nah, it's just a word you threw out there to rile up everyone by associating images of jackbooted thugs with Republicans. About the only parallel one could draw between today's Tea Party and Fascist movements is their populist nature. Populists parties have the potential to turn into oppressive regimes, but not always. America has a history of other populist movements on both the left and the right.
Posted by Early Bird, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 9:07 am
You might try looking up the definition or reading about fascism, Stacey. The major fascist movements and states of the 20th century were marked by high-level collusion between state and corps, with the former fortifying its military and police operations while turning a blind eye to the latter running roughshod over the populace. Then do an assessment of modern-day Republican agenda and policies. The similarities are chilling.
Posted by Republican Red, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 11:25 am
Since my last post, Donald Trump has let us down and boughed out of the race. I am so shagrinned. That leaves Sarah Palin at the top of my list. But Im not sure a girl can beat a guy in the race to the WHITE house. So I give my vote to Joe the Plummer. Good common cents. Streetsmart.
Posted by WE Got Options, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 2:59 am
I ain't heard anyones mention Mr. Bolton. He's a real man not like OBambi. When UN ambassidor he always told anybodys who've listened to him that he'd kick there butts from here to eternity if they didn't go along with the Merican way. Georgie liked him, and thats' go enuough for me
Posted by Better Option?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm
I like Rick Perry the Texas secessionist who has a number of us really all lathered up. He'd let the good states like Texas and Mississipp and West Virginny secede and leave behind the bad states like California to struggle with their unfunded unsustainable pension liabilities.
Posted by Zorro the Red, a resident of the Hacienda Gardens neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
Rick Santorum is the MAN! He spent years in a North Vietnamese concentration camp and knows all about torture. He's an expert on torture. He's for it. kHe's not afraid to call the namby-pamb John McCain a shill for the Democrat Party. Go Rick Go!
Posted by clem, a resident of the Bordeaux Estates neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm
I would like to toss Pawlenty too. He left little Minnisota with 6.2 billion deficit, and he didn't run for re-election because he knew he'd be defeated and besides wanted to live in Iowa for the next year because like he tells Iowaians he's more a Iowaian than a Minnisotan.
He's a states rights kinna guy, which should resonate with the redneck crowd that hears states rights and immediately think of their hero George Wallace sitting on his porch defending his state against the integrationists.
Posted by Takin' BAck OUr Country, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm
“Don’t even participate in that goofy game that’s been played for too many years with the leftist lame-stream media."
Guess who said that? That's right. Probably the smartest woman on this entire planet, Sarah Palin. I like her ideas. If you don't talk to the lame-stream media, then they can't ask ya what newspapers ya read or what Supreme Court decisions you agree with. I mean, sheeeeesh! She's my choice. Democracy's finest.
Posted by Freedom Seeker, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Huhn thinks he's a regular solcialist smarty pants. The woman graduate from FIVE prestidious universities. She was a govenor and saved Alaska from becoming exstinqued until she stepped out to save America. What did OBAMBA the mau-mau-ing Kenyon ever do? Your envy leaves you green in the face.
Posted by Trump?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm
Why did Trump drop out? Are you kidding? He loves money more than his country. So does the rockabilly creationist Huckabee who stands to earn 1+ million a year with FOX without the grind of the campaign trail. And of course there's the REAL TRUMP factor: these chumps know no one's going to beat our African-American President in the White House.
Posted by lisa, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on May 22, 2011 at 8:55 am
Just got word that another Republican has bitten the dust. Mitch Daniels all but admits that Barack Obama, the greatest of this past century's United States presidents, is unbeatable. It's boiling down to either of the two Mormons or the Airhead from Alaska. Run Michelle, Run! Oh please!
Posted by Snappy, a resident of the Charter Oaks neighborhood, on May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Daniels was a bad governor. His dropping out really doesn't matter. Any warm body in a suit will do. How much talent does it take to lambast low-income women and children and invite sympathy for today's overtaxed rich?