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Are the American people crazy wanting Trump?

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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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I admit, when all this started, I thought “the Donald” was in this for a joke, perhaps a tax break, or even a new reality show. I NEVER thought he was serious. Now, well, it kind of looks like he is going to be the guy on the ballot. So how on Earth are the American people making this decision? What is driving the public at large to want a pompous, arrogant blowhard, over the finely groomed Statesmen that are running against him?
Perhaps the People are just damn tired of Washington. I know I am. I sure don’t think Trump has what I consider “Leader of the United States” qualities, but I have to admit, whatever he might bring would be a refreshing change to the status quo. I doubt he will be the same l loud demanding, demeaning guy he is on stage, and likely, he will get “the talk” once he gets in office. (I have a theory that each president is shown a picture of the guy on the grassy knoll waving with his rifle, and then told to be nice and follow orders)

So the people will get a 4 year trial of what they asked for. Something completely different. The one thing I hope for out of this is a stronger military. Ignorant decisions have been made and our strength has been diminished under the current rule, so that would be nice to see. And I hope to be pleasantly surprised as to how “the Donald” will deal with other world leaders. I think he would do better without his twitter feed.



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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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When an idiot like George W Bush is elected to run for 2 terms, well, I suppose anything is possible!



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:35 AM
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Desperate and lashing out at an establishment who's subtly taken our country from us and is working to enslave us. Sadly I think with Trump we're just cutting out the middle man. Is why I support Bernie in this fight. But Trump could be going for serious record fame, to go out with one hell of a bang, so he could be honest in his intentions.

My problem with that is, Trump is too young for a suicide run, and way to self absorbed to off himself yet simply to be a legend.

Bernie is old enough I can buy a suicide run. He's got nothing to lose. They can't really threaten him. He gets killed, he dies a martyr and at his age, that's one awesome way to go.
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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: jamespond
a reply to: network dude

When an idiot like George W Bush is elected to run for 2 terms, well, I suppose anything is possible!



More like Obama. He makes Bush look like a freakin political genius .Even Carter looks good in comparison. And if Trump sets in one one executive briefing , that would be one more than Obama has in 7 years,


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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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Are the American people crazy wanting Trump?


Yes.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: network dude


Are the American people crazy wanting Trump?


Yes.


It's kind of hard to disagree with that, but then......what are the other choices again?



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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Delusional would be my thinking with regards to the American people wanting Trump.

The Mans a menace to reality, not that he lives there. Should the racist sexist xenophobe actually become the next potus god help not just America but the rest of the world also.

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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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I can't stop believing this will be over soon. I will wake up and it will have been a bad dream. This is some kind of entertainment show. It's a promotion of Donald's new reality show "If I ran for President". Or something.

Stop the madness.


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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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He doesn't sugar coat what he says.
He says what he means, regardless of whether or not it is popular.
He doesn't flip flop as much as the other candidates.
People are sick and tired of career politicians who only tell them what they want to hear.
His values and beliefs seem more in line with the average American.
He is loud.
He is obnoxious.

Did I make a pro or con list? Depends on if you support him or not.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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Anyone but him.


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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
...what are the other choices again?


Liar with decades of experience.
Socialist with minimal grasp of economics.
Religious nutter.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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Hey, what is wrong with the people in America all being nuts. Just because we cannot make a rational decision does not mean we are bad people. We need to stick up for the rights of all the nuts in America.

When rereading the above statements I realize how nutty they sound.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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I think American's have a lot of pent up rage, and the stupid and un-PC (PC is not so good, but Trump is just an asshole) things this retard says are attractive to them, same as the stupid things the people who open their pie holes on Jerry Springer are.

The guy is dangerous, just read what he utters out there in front of the world. It's almost too stupid and nonsensical to believe.

I am hoping he is just a spoiler and not serious about winning, because if he does win, we are really in trouble.

I don't even want to think of a guy who has had 4 bankruptcies running a country, let alone a business.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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The one thing I hope for out of this is a stronger military. Ignorant decisions have been made and our strength has been diminished under the current rule, so that would be nice to see.


We spend way too much on military as it is, why on Earth would you want us to spend even more when that money could be put into other areas of our struggling economy? We see what has happened ever since we went to the Middle East, the middle and lower classes have suffered while the rich have gotten even richer.

We don't need to spend more money on our military, we're already light years ahead of everyone else in that category as it is. In what way has our military been weakened?
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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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Not when you consider the establishment alternatives.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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I'm a moderate, a nightmare voter for both parties. I simultaneously both get Trump's appeal and I'm appalled by it.

I think Trump is the physical manifestation of internet culture. He says everything in real life that we can't say at work or school or in social settings but log onto internet forums to rage about.

He is white male privilege railing against BLM. He is middle class America seething about the economy. He is millennials panicking about jobs. He is the elderly fearing Muslims like they feared Communists in their heyday.

At least that's what he wants us to believe.

But, really, he isn't any of those things. He's just rich. He's simply entitled.

He merely articulates and utilizes those memes very well on social media and television to coalesce otherwise disparate interest groups, in a effort to pander to some sentimental idea of a reality that America never was. It's all just manipulation. Marketing. And, really, aren't Americans the ultimate marketing target? The greediest consumers? They are eating it up.

He told us his strategy from the very start - "Whatever it takes to get the deal done." Just like any good snake oil salesman, he has the cure for everything.



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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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I honestly think people like Trump and Sanders are in the running because the citizens are getting fed up with old status quo. That's the only thing I can honestly contribute to their growing popularity. There's no way these two individuals could have ever gotten as far as they have even four years ago, so there must have been some dynamic that has changed in this short period of time to enable them to come as close as they have.

And I think that dynamic was Barack Obama. Understand that I was a supporter and believed in Obama during his campaign, and his desire to enact real change. I mean, that was his platform! The first African-American President promising to shut down Guantanamo Bay, reduce gun violence, heal international relations, end the war in Afghanistan... they were very lofty goals. But the people threw their support behind him, wanting those changes!

And they didn't happen. In the end he was just as ineffective and disappointing as his predecessors, and thus introduced a new wave of political disillusionment and disappointment to the populace. Enter the reactionary Trump and Sanders, two diametrically-opposed forces yet they share one common bond: they're not your average politician. And that's what I think their general appeal is.

Sanders, a career politician and yet an outsider for his left-leaning views, portrays himself as anti-corruption and, in many unspoken ways, anti-establishment, which runs contrary to how the average politician is viewed today. He seems morally-uncompromising given he's been towing the same line for decades and hasn't deviated from it; he doesn't flip-flop on issues, which gives him a very good credibility of stability.

Trump, an unashamedly bigoted and judgemental billionaire and reality-show star, has grand ideas and absolutely no filter between his brain and his mouth, which is where I think much of his popularity lies. He doesn't censor himself in order to garner broader appeal. You know what's on his mind and don't have to guess or decipher hidden meaning behind his words. In way I do respect him for that, given we live in a world that is constantly filtered and censored to protect people's feelings. It is a bit refreshing, in a way.

Whereas Clinton, in my opinion, is a representative of the old status quo - which still does have it's fair share of supporters, given her latest surge in the polls. But Sanders and Trump are giving her a run for her money (literally).



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
I admit, when all this started, I thought “the Donald” was in this for a joke, perhaps a tax break, or even a new reality show. I NEVER thought he was serious. Now, well, it kind of looks like he is going to be the guy on the ballot. So how on Earth are the American people making this decision? What is driving the public at large to want a pompous, arrogant blowhard, over the finely groomed Statesmen that are running against him?
Perhaps the People are just damn tired of Washington. I know I am. I sure don’t think Trump has what I consider “Leader of the United States” qualities, but I have to admit, whatever he might bring would be a refreshing change to the status quo. I doubt he will be the same l loud demanding, demeaning guy he is on stage, and likely, he will get “the talk” once he gets in office. (I have a theory that each president is shown a picture of the guy on the grassy knoll waving with his rifle, and then told to be nice and follow orders)

So the people will get a 4 year trial of what they asked for. Something completely different. The one thing I hope for out of this is a stronger military. Ignorant decisions have been made and our strength has been diminished under the current rule, so that would be nice to see. And I hope to be pleasantly surprised as to how “the Donald” will deal with other world leaders. I think he would do better without his twitter feed.


Anger.

Righteous.....Built Up.....100% Grade-A....ANGER

The GOP and Democrats are on notice.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: network dude

Anyone but him.


So....Jeb? Hilldog?

just no. And remember, I'm not really disagreeing with you. Just not agreeing on which turd smells the least offensive.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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Sure. They are FAR more appealing than Trump.




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