Donald Trump the Phenom

The place where anything goes. Well, almost anything.
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:04 pm

Cubs ownership - Mrs Rickets - has poured over $8M into Super Pacs with at least $3M of it exclusively to STOP TRUMP.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... story.html

There is ONE THING I agree with Bernie about, there's gotta be campaign finance reform. It's ridiculous.
User avatar
Tulcard
Hitting Coach
Hitting Coach
Posts: 1777
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:56 am
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby Tulcard » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 am

Sanders is a communist loon. Good luck with that Mrs. Rickets. Won't matter. Makes me despise the Cubs even more.

Still pulling for Rubio to gain the nomination.
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:00 am

Kasich, by far, the best candidate all-around. No traction.

Rubio's a deer in the headlights. May as well put Doogie Howser in there.

Unfortunately, everybody but Kasich is horrible.

Once again, the GOP has absolutely BLOWN this opportunity, again. I warned against this incompetence last cycle. They did worse.
User avatar
EOCF
Everyday Starter
Everyday Starter
Posts: 794
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:33 pm
Location: Normal, Illinois

Re: RE: Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby EOCF » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:12 am

chevyman58 wrote:Kasich, by far, the best candidate all-around. No traction.

Rubio's a deer in the headlights. May as well put Doogie Howser in there.

Unfortunately, everybody but Kasich is horrible.

Once again, the GOP has absolutely BLOWN this opportunity, again. I warned against this incompetence last cycle. They did worse.

Totally agree about Kasich. He seems to be a thoughtful, relatively rational guy. Unfortunately, those qualities have no place in the GOP primary this year.
CSFBL: New York River Pirates: (2037-2120)
46 Playoff appearances, 24 Division titles, 12 League titles
2053, 2057, 2058, 2074, 2090, 2113, 2114, 2116 & 2118 World Champions
User avatar
Tulcard
Hitting Coach
Hitting Coach
Posts: 1777
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:56 am
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby Tulcard » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:25 am

Katich is too moderate for my taste. Disagree regarding the Rubio assessment. That said I want someone who can defeat the loon and the liar.... :evil:
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:28 am

by chevyman58 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:06 am

Romney had several problems that, co-mingled, killed him.

A. The "47 %" comment.
B. The fact he's super-rich.
C. The fact he offered absolutely ZERO concrete solution plans.

But in-the-end the Democrats had a clear identity, the GOP remained way too fractured & un-united, and the Obama Campaign did an extraordinary job - EXTRAORDINARY - in getting voters within their needed demographics to the polls.

And this idiocy where 147 clowns run Primary Campaigns & kill each other has got to stop.


So ......... this year they run even MORE Primary candidates out there. Idiocy. The GOP is it's own worst enemy.

Cards Clubhouse - 2012 Discussion - http://www.cardsclubhouse.com/forums/vi ... start=2325
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:40 am

Tulcard wrote:Katich is too moderate for my taste. Disagree regarding the Rubio assessment. That said I want someone who can defeat the loon and the liar.... :evil:



We gotta come a little left, it's 2016. Even a voting majority of Evangelicals are migrating to Trump, recognize that an idealog, historical conservative approach will result in loss. We gotta get a little more back towards center or we'll never get anywhere. Cruz way too extreme, Rubio way too age-old/business-as-usual establishment for today's mood.

It does no good to pursue wishes, ya gotta pursue victory. Utopian conservatism is dead, cannot win on that platform.

We may end up with Trump. The establishment better quit publicly crucifying the guy & prepare for the possibility. He may be all we have.

The GOP continues to stumble & bumble every single day. Like the Marx Brothers movies, bumbling clowns. The way they jumped out & immediately responded to Scalia's passing just another example of their absolute stupidity. Clueless, blowing it all over again.
User avatar
MadHungo
Everyday Starter
Everyday Starter
Posts: 692
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:18 pm
Location: LoOnEyBiNvIlLe, IL

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby MadHungo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:35 am

I'll be honest, I've never followed politics, especially in the past (my younger days), because I felt like the outcome of whoever got elected as President etc. just didn't affect my life. Now that I'm older I find myself paying closer attention but still not understanding all the wish-washy if I may. I think I do know this though. No matter who gets elected I think we have to ask ourselves, who do we trust to run our country? They all promise this or that but who's really going to deliver what this country needs the most? And IMHO that is Truth & Honesty! Then again, no matter who gets elected, as I stated above, their not going to be able to fix what needs to be fixed because the damage is beyond repair. Keep in mind, this is just my opinion, so go easy on me :lol:
Image Image
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:06 am

Trump SMOKES Nevada - crushes the field 2-to-1. This pretty much sums up what's happening:

On Sunday, Ron Vance drove to a parking lot in Pahrump, Nev., a libertarian outpost in the middle of one of the largest and emptiest counties in the United States, to see Cruz speak from the bed of a black pickup truck. Vance was wearing a black-and-orange rugby shirt with the seal of Cruz’s undergraduate alma mater, Princeton, emblazoned on the breast. But Vance wasn’t a Cruz supporter, at least not yet. His favorite candidate, he said, was Trump.

“Why not Cruz?” Vance was asked.

“The whole abortion thing,” said the 59-year-old insurance agent. “A woman gets raped or something, she should be able to get an abortion. The anti-gay thing. I don’t care. If two guys want to get married, two girls, I don’t care. Cruz is against that. Legalizing marijuana, Cruz is against that too. Right now, they’re building seven grow houses around here. I don’t smoke pot. I couldn’t care less. But to me, with ISIS out there, with Syria, North Korea, the economy and jobs … smoking pot is not big on my agenda.”

“Are you concerned that Trump is too extreme to be president?”

“No way,” Vance said. “All he’s doing is throwing fireballs out there to get media attention and to blow up his name. In my heart of hearts, half of that stuff I don’t think he believes in. In his heart of hearts, I think he knows you can’t get 12 million people and round them up. He knows this stuff won’t pass Congress. He just says that. He doesn’t really care. He went to Wharton. He’s very, very smart. He’s a good businessman. He can negotiate. And he’s saying what all of us are thinking.”

“Are you open to being convinced by Cruz today?”

“Yeah,” Vance said. “Of course.”

Vance wasn’t angry. He wasn’t crazy. He wasn’t a bigot. He didn’t hate Muslims or Mexicans. All of the media’s stereotypes about Trump voters? None of that stuff really applied to him. He was just an outspoken guy with a thick Pittsburgh accent who’d never felt at home in either party; he’d voted for Carter, then Reagan, then Bush, then Clinton, then Gore, then Kerry, then McCain, then Romney. His views didn’t fit neatly into either partisan box, so it was hard for him to pick a president on policy alone. To him, personality had come to matter more.

For about 30 minutes, Vance listened carefully to what Cruz had to say. But it didn’t make a difference.

“I can’t fault Cruz on anything in particular,” Vance said as the crowd cleared out. “But I like Trump. I just like him.”
User avatar
R27
Franchise Player
Franchise Player
Posts: 2477
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:50 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby R27 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:55 pm

Cruz is pretty much a dead man walking in this race. Unless he pulls off the impossible next Tuesday, he's done. The voting demographics the rest of the way work against him.

Trump has an 85% to 95% chance of winning the Republican nomination right now. Rubio is the only other viable option to be candidate.
@JonDobleRBD - Redbird Dugout

El gato es en fuego en mi pantelones.
User avatar
onefortheride
Prospect
Prospect
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:05 pm

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby onefortheride » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:09 pm

marteezy wrote:By nearly every measure, this country is in a better place today than we were seven years ago. Even when you compare the measurements from 2012 to today, you still see improvement. Just taking a quick look before I roll out for some family fun, unemployment has gone down, real GDP has increased and job growth has increased.

Unfortunately, the middle class is still struggling because of tax laws that still favor the nations wealthiest. People are still waiting for the trickle down to start. It hasn't started and it won't start. People are still waiting for those factory jobs that existed thirty years ago to return to America, news flash, they aren't coming back. If congress used as much effort on trying to find some middle ground with the president as they did trying to repeal ACA, then we'd see even more progress.

When your top political priority was to make Obama a one term president, you have a flawed agenda. And the fact that people refuse to acknowledge this is pretty sad.



This.

Congress spent Obama's 2 terms threatening government shutdowns and refusing to work together towards any common ground.
I think he did a decent job considering the circumstances.

Was he perfect ... no. But c'mon ...
User avatar
R27
Franchise Player
Franchise Player
Posts: 2477
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:50 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby R27 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:21 pm

The unemployment number can be manipulated to make it say whatever you want it to say since it doesn't count people who have given up on finding work. Also, when you dig into the numbers job loss/creation numbers, you find that the majority of jobs lost over President Obama's 7 years in office have been mid-wage jobs while the majority of jobs gained have been low-wage jobs. Is all of that on the President? No. In fact, I attribute very little to the President when it comes to the economy.

And I'd also argue that President Obama and an obstructionist Republican Congress that did pretty much nothing meaningful is more indicative that the government has very little to do with the economic cycles than President Obama "fixed" the economy. They can extend a cycle or deepen a recession, but for the most part, it just goes. A lot of what President Obama did for the economy was extending the downward part of the cycle. We can debate whether a lengthy, not as deep recession is better or worse than just ripping the band-aid off, but we can all agree on what one is more politically palatable.

In my opinion, it's best for the country to have one party control the White House and the other control Congress so that they have to come to a consensus on what is best. Otherwise each side just runs all their favorite things into law as quickly as possible with no discussion as to what might actually be best.

I was hopeful that President Obama could be a great President. He's put up with quite a bit. He seems like a good man. He's done several good things. He's also done several things I don't like. And I get it, you can't win them all. But I felt he really needed to get more involved in brokering consensus between the parties in Congress than he has. His experience was touted as a "Community Organizer" but I really can't recall in my time paying close attention to politics a time where Washington was less organized. The executive and legislative branches have spent more time the past 5 years bickering about each other than they have actually trying to find problems they can solve.

I'm just glad to finally see Rubio and Cruz taking it to Trump. Really this should have been done six months ago so he'd be over and done with. Now it's a long, uphill climb for Rubio to take the nomination.
@JonDobleRBD - Redbird Dugout

El gato es en fuego en mi pantelones.
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:37 pm

Obama has been one of the most destructive domestic Presidents in History. Horrendous. Horrible 'leadership', horrible.

The Republicans & the Dems in Washington have done no better. I'm not here to argue who came 1st, the chicken or the egg. They all suck.

The irrefutable disaster is the global one.

On a Global level Obama may well be the worst President in History. Our global position, and the entire globe itself, has deteriorated beyond belief under his 'leadership'. That is exclusively his fault, his alone. He's dumped on every one of our allies & strengthened every one of the countries that hate us.

Pathetic 'foreign policy' administrator. Absolutely embarrassing. .Perhaps the worst ever, certainly in modern times. For us and for the world. I haven't studied LBJ's role & particulars enough to judge him on foreign affairs but he may have been worse. Don't know.
User avatar
chevyman58
Pitching Coach
Pitching Coach
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:54 pm

Cruz would be a disaster. Ya think we have gridlock now ............. he's horrible. Most disingenuous man on earth. And I'm from Texas.

John Kasich is the best of any candidate on either side. The absolute best. He's gotten lost in the circus.

Rubio has now pulled almost all the establishment backers, Jeb's Super-Pac & extraneous Super Pacs. They've aligned & are starting a $20M Kill Trump Ad Campaign already. He'll be bad, business as usual, a pure puppet of the GOP. Think Bush III but without a sack.

Trump is a crapshoot. Could be fantastic. Could be disaster.

I'd cut off 2 fingers for Kasich. But think he's toast.

God Bless Gentle Ben, kinda sad deal.

Almost anyone better than Bernie or HilLIARy, unless we want to all be downtrodden the rest of our lives. Cruz might be worse than either.
User avatar
Tulcard
Hitting Coach
Hitting Coach
Posts: 1777
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:56 am
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: Donald Trump the Phenom

Postby Tulcard » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:39 am

This man held true to his purpose and was true to his word....to "Fundamentally Transform America." He has successfully torn our Country down and has left it in shambles. He set the stage for refusing to work across the aisle to pitting the American people against each other. My way or the highway was the mantra of "King" oBOMBa. There is not enough room on this or any page to type how poor of a representative and Un-American this man has been. To me he is/was a terrorist against the United States of America.

Hopefully our next President will be able to regain our Country's pride and restore the pride of the American people. I am a Conservative, but believe the President must work with both parties and always do what is best for the people of our Country. We are NOT a Socialistic Country.

Sanders is a loon. Killary needs to be put out to pasture. If Trump is our man I hope he can be trusted to as he says...."Make America Great Again!"

Return to “Anything Goes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest