A flawed man stands before us , yet so were Kennedy , MLK ,Bill


Why should we be surprised at yet another flawed man who is up front
And center ? He surprises us with open gaffes , baseless accusations . He is a product in part because 16 other candidates chose to lift themselves up, rather than coalesce around one of them to take on the Trump . He picked them off one by one . They were divided against each other . Yet his boldness , spontanaety , unorthodoxy apeals to us .
Let's remember flawed men of the past , Kennedy , MLK, Bill .
Each had more hidden flaws, yet each had seasons of greatness . Today we laud them .
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All men are flawed, but this one is flawed in the same way that caused over fifty million people to loose their lives a little over seventy years ago. There truly are parallels in history.

attracts voters by appealing to their worst fears and prejudices. In this way, he is nothing like JFK, MLK, or Bill.

I don't see that in the Trump .
Politics has been pining for this kind of shake up

"You know, it really doesn't matter what the media write, as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending you people with lots of problems and they're bringing their problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bring crime. They're rapists...And some I assume are good people."
"Our great African-American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs that are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore."
"All the women on The Apprentice flirted with me -- consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."
"I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
"My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body."
"I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful."
"My IQ is one of the highest -- and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault."
Makes you proud to be a Republican...right?

Just one more quote. This one is from Adolf Hitler: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." Hmmm...

According to the link below, Trump just threatened to throw the world into a global financial crisis. Trump reminds me of a couple I know. The wife gets angry at the husband because he wouldn't give her, her way, so she contacts the husband's place of employment and tells them lies that will get the husband fired. The husband gets fired because of the lies and now the wife accuses the husband of being an inadequate provider. I guess Trump is trying to get his way regardless if it destroys the whole world. Christians beware. You may be getting a good look at the Anti-Christ.


many in the American public, think that a rich man knows all. As it says in the song, "If I Were a Rich Man:" "When you're rich, they think you really know."
According to The Donald, he's ALWAYS "the smartest man in the room." How can these MSN folks who study and observe world economies day after day know more than such a rich businessman?
I do remember, at one time many years ago, when The Donald had a little over a billion dollars in assets, and 4 or 5 billion dollars in liabilities. His lifestyle did not change one iota. The financial institutions just kept bailing him out because he is The Donald, after all! That's his way of looking at the world...born on third base, and thinks he hit a triple. It wasn't just daddy's money that got him started; it was daddy's reputation that got The Donald access to unlimited amounts of credit, even when his investments were flailing and failing! And, if any of us common folks get more than a few months behind in our house or car payments, there goes our house and/or our car! The Donald has never known a level playing field. He is the prototypical super-rich American. He doesn't really know how common folks struggle, and he does not care. The Donald is a user. He is using common folks to get his way!

"The article you site (sic) ..."
Site vs. Cite

Correct, as usual...typo...sorry.

"great negotiator" is already capitulating to Russia and Putin. Of course, it is from that far-left website/publication Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2016/03/22/donald-trumps...

Yessir! We need The Donald as POTUS to, "give away the store," all righty!

Here's a link to an article about the election of a Muslim, Sadiq Khan, as mayor of London, one of the world's biggest and most important cities: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/07/world/europe/britain-election-results....

As the article points out, race and religion were very much at the center of the campaign. Here's a cogent quote from London's new Mayor-elect: “I hope that we will never be offered such a stark choice again. Fear does not make us safer, it only makes us weaker and the politics of fear is simply not welcome in our city.”
Here's hoping that the "politics of fear," is not welcome in the United States of America, either. As Hitler said, "I use emotion for the many, and reserve reason for the few."

Are those good things ? Will the new mayor renounce them ?
Will England become Jerusalem , or Baghdad ? Jews are harassed in Sweden , France . Western ideas are better , if we will uphold them

Sharia courts in Britain. There are councils to which many Muslims go, "But none can overrule the regular courts." Here's a link to the entire article about these fallacious claims: https://fullfact.org/law/uks-sharia-courts/
The claim of "Sharia Courts" in England is made by the United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) which is a radical right-wing movement which appeals to Islamophobia in particular and xenophobia in general, just like some POTUS candidate I have heard of.
There also are no "No-go" zones where the London police will not patrol, or where roving bands of Islamic purists will attack someone for not being openly Muslim! Here's a link to an article about that ridiculous charge, one also bandied about by the UKIP and repeated by one demagogic POTUS candidate: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trump-london-no-go-zones-...

I quote Hitler again: "Make a lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." And/or, "Hate is more lasting than dislike." And how about, "The victor will never be asked if he told the truth." Truth? Does truth have any value any more?

anti-Semitism there is right here in the good ol' USA, LG. But, unfortunately, anti-Semitism is alive and well in our own country. Here's a link to a recent story about anti-Semitism in the United States: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trump-london-no-go-zones-...

leaving Friday night services at the temple my wife and I attend when I saw a Sylvania Township police officer there, that this is now common practice. When our children were young, and we first joined this temple, we never had a police presence there. Then, when anti-Semitic events occurred, we had police at High Holiday services. Now, we have a police presence at EVERY SERVICE.
As I stated, I really do not expect non-Jews to notice just how much anti-Semitism there is in America today. Not "looking Jewish," I have heard innumerable anti-Semitic remarks over my 69 years of life. Yes, if you have a conscience, you should be embarrassed. I do have ears, you know! And, remember, I don't "look Jewish." In addition, the only foreign country to which I have ever traveled is Canada. And, I didn't hear any anti-semitic statements there.

Muslims don't like Jews . That's what carryout owners tell me when I engage them in talk .

Am I wrong about that ?
Jews are leaving Europe , moving to Israel

of his followers claimed to be practicing Christians, as do most KKK members, right here in the good ol' USA! Here's a Hitler quote: "We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. It combats the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health from within only on the principle: the common interest before self-interest."

I know very few Muslims. I have never had anything but positive interactions with the Muslims I do know. I have had Muslim students, and I have had good relations both with them and with their parents. The same is true of Christians for the most part. The anti-semitic comments I have heard are from people who were acquaintances, rather those who know me well. I am fully aware that there are Muslims who hate Jews, and Christians who hate Jews. There are also Jews who hate anyone who is not Jewish. All of these haters are wrong! America is to be inclusive, just as all of our recent POTUSes have stated...unless, of course, we elect a hater as our next POTUS!

I love Trump for two reasons:

1. He's not Hillary Clinton
2. He's not Hillary Clinton

Fits your post perfectly, aka Galt!

Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London, and our own 2016 elections? Here's a quote from Mayor Khan: "In Sunday's Observer newspaper, Mr Khan described Conservative tactics of suggesting London was not secure with him as mayor as 'straight out of the Donald Trump playbook'".

Hoping the Never Trump & Never Hillary people pull the lever for Gary Johnson

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Trump's rise is parallel to that of Hitler. The Republican Party is now trying to legitimize him just like the Nazi's did for Hitler. I'm not falling for this.


Hitler first rose to prominence in the Beer Putsch of 1923 where he tried to overthrow the government through a terrorist act. While in jail he wrote and published a book that further heightened awareness of him.

What terrorist act did Trump do? What act of protest? Where his book outlining him trying to reorganize the government?

Your claim seems like that of someone ignorant of history.


of history by your post. As Alexander Pope stated about 300 years ago:
"A little learning is a dangerous thing:
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again"
Drink a little more deeply, Mikey!
It is not necessary that one do exactly as another has done for there to be legitimate parallels. Both The Donald and Hitler rose to power by playing on the fears of the general populous of people different from the majority in some way. Remember, Hitler's political party won the most votes in the 1933 election, allowing Hitler to legally amass a coalition government with he, himself, as Chancellor. And Hitler did not start out killing large groups of people right and left. Here is the oft-quoted statement from Martin Niemoller: "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."
Here's a link to a short article about Niemoller: https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392
Might some American in the future say: "First they came for the Mexican-Americans, and I did not speak out -- because I was not a Mexican-American.
Then they came for the Muslims, but...
Then they came for the Socialists, but...?"
Which group would be next on The Donald's list, Mikey?

You tell me I'm wrong but you don't do anything to show that I'm wrong.

Everything else about your post is hyperbole which neither reinforces you claim nor disproves mine. It doesn't make you look smart.

Virtually every leader rises to power off the fears of others. That is why leadership exists. To battle fear. Fear of failure, fear of death, fear of loss. Obama rose to power based on the fears of people.


Presidency is that he over-promised. Obama won on hope, not fear. Bill Clinton won on hope, not fear. Ronald Reagan won on hope, not fear. Both Bushes won on hope, not fear. Bush #43, for example, spoke of himself as a "compassionate conservative," and stated, "I'm a uniter, not a divider." Ronald Reagan wanted an America that was a shining example to the rest of the world. He pictured our nation as John Winthrop's, "shining city upon a hill." Just listen to Reagan via this link, Mikey. Reagan's message is almost the 180 degree polar opposite of that of The Donald! If you hear hate here, Mikey, you may be the only one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c32G868tor0

Truly great leaders make their world better and brighter. They give us an image of a better existence.
Dividers like The Donald rise on fear. They speak openly of violence against their opposition.

Hate and fear vs. hope and harmony...We all will have that choice in 2016!

Hope is a reaction to fear. Hope is a way to battle fear. Without fear hope does not exist. Thank you for proving my point that leadership is a product of fear.


I quoted famous Republicans to defend my position.

I'll help you with a quote from Hitler: "As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right from the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid." Don't admit even a sliver of truth in what I post, Mikey. Hitler would be proud!

You, obviously, prefer the politics of fear and hatred over the politics of hope and harmony, Mikey, as espoused by the Bushes and Ronnie. Therefore, you must LOVE The Donald as your standard bearer!

You cannot have hope without fear. That's just a fact. It's sad you once educated young minds.


Prove it!

Mikey, this is just your very flawed opinion, not verifiable fact!

How is it flawed?


"What good fortune for governments that people do not think."
Never, never, never allow facts to get in the way of your opinions, Mikey!

More hyperbole. Adds nothing to the conversation. Does not prove me wrong. Does not prove you right. Just an attack. That's what the weaker minded do when beaten with facts and logic. Attack and attempt to change the conversation.


Fear is a choice

You are right. I choose to fear cobras, grizzly bears and Trump.

Proof of my point. ZC you said Trump was gaining power playing off of fears yet... you're going to vote Dem because of your fear of Trump. Hmmm ironic.

I partially agree with Bucknut about fear. There are times though where fear is instinctual but can be overcome. For instance when faced with imminent death I believe fear is the most natural reaction but it can be overcome. However his comment displays how I'm right about leadership. To survive we fight back against fear. We follow those who fight back or plan for ways for us to survive. That's why we follow strong leadership. It also causes other things culturally as an example machismo.


Secondly, in your world fear is a good thing. That is, as Spock would say, illogical. This definition of "fear" is from Merriam-Webster:
1 : to be afraid of (something or someone)
2 : to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)
3 : to be afraid and worried
To you, Mikey, this is a good thing. Right?

Maybe you and others of your ilk can only be motivated by fear. That's how The Donald and other narcissists can convince people to vote for them. They proclaim themselves heroes as they ride in to save us from grossly exaggerated crises!
You prefer the politics espoused by The Donald, and other demagogues, of fear and hatred, Mikey. I prefer the politics of hope and harmony espoused by Ronnie, the Bushes, and Bill. The people will choose. Now, you can use all of the hyperbolic language you wish, Mikey. You still have proved nothing!

ZCs statement totally backs me up. He is afraid of Trump thus he is chosen leadership that will combat his fear. The Dem nominee will most certainly play off those who have fears of Trump just like every leader everywhere has ever done. Without fear the need for leadership does not exist.

I don't call fear good or bad. It one of the two most natural emotions of which other emotions spring. It can be both good and bad. Fear pushes us to lead, it pushes us to survive, it pushes us to develop. It can also hinder us. It can cause hate. It can cause misunderstanding.

No one disagrees that this exists and it is the core of my logic. It exists as Natural Law.


I will overcome my fear by not voting for Trump.

It's how you use fear that counts. Mikey, you use fear to motivate yourself. Being the demagogue that he is, The Donald uses fear to get support from voters, and to excite his followers. If there is violence at his rallies, it works well for The Donald. His campaign gets more free publicity, and more people are exposed to his inflammatory rhetoric!

This is a dangerous game The Donald is playing. And, at this point, I really do believe that The Donald still sees this POTUS campaign as a just a real hoot of a game. How profoundly sad for America!
The Republican Party presents us with a narcissistic, disconnected bully for their candidate in 2016. It just shows that Lincoln was right about fooling all of the people some of the time -- at least enough of the Republicans who participate in primaries, caucuses, and conventions!

did Jews feel more integrated into society than in Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s, before Hitler came to power. As a matter of fact, many German Jews had an attitude of superiority toward Jews from what the German Jews considered to be backward, primarily Slavic, countries of Eastern Europe, similar to the attitude of superiority felt by many German Christians toward the Christians in those countries. And, Germany was near or at the top of educational achievement in the world at that time as well!

With both The Donald and Hitler, it's all about the politics of hatred. See the Hitler quotes above for greater clarity.

My claims means I don't have my head up my ass. Very early people saw how dangerous Hitler was, and I'm one of millions who see how dangerous Trump is. If I ever meet you in person I hope it's not at the concentration camp.

don't really like to take into consideration the opinions of those who are, or have been, governmental leaders. But, for what it's worth, here is an article which revolves around an interview with Bob Gates. Now, Bob Gates has served with such diverse POTUSes as Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. He also claims to know The Donald quite well. One main point Bob Gates makes is that, of all of these leaders, The Donald is the only one who doesn't seem to desire others' opinions, nor does The Donald listen to anyone else about important positions on issues.
Read for yourself. Here's a link to the article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bob-gates-donald-trump-national-security-pas...

It's my opinion that the emergence of Trump empowers many people who haven't made enough effort to obtain the American dream. Trump excites those people who feel entitled because their ancestors came from Western Europe. Obviously, the idea of Manifest Destiny is alive and well.

goes on, and the more the Republican candidates stick to their stands on most issues, the less support The Donald would get from women and minorities in November, when it really counts. Here are two articles referring to The Donald's issues only regarding women. Remember, you can't keep kicking people in the face, and expecting them to vote for you.
The first one refers to a direct political analysis of women who had intended to at least give serious thought to voting for a different Republican candidate than The Donald, but see no real choice, other than voting for Hillary as it appears now. Here's that link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/swing-state-suburbs-white-women-skeptical-tru...
The other is more of a stretch. It shows my own personal bias. It is about a woman in her 30s who just married a man in his 30s, and how she sees it as incumbent upon her to stay in shape and look good for her man, but he has no similar need to be in shape and look good for her. To me, these are the types of people who will vote for The Donald. He attracts voters, both men and women, who, like himself, believe that women must be hot in order to be cared for and "loved," but men can be blobs like The Donald, especially if they are rich enough! I mean, really...doesn't The Donald's shape remind you at least a little of the Michelin Man?
And here's that link: http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/family-relationships/blogger-bashed-f...

Here's a link to a Fox story about how T. Boone Pickens, who is a big The Donald supporter, has postponed a fund raiser for him because Boone doesn't know where to send the money.

First of all, this proves that The Donald is not the extremely organized person he pretends to be. Secondly, this proves that The Donald will be prone to the same types of pressures from donors which he initially stated he would not be, because he was going to self-fund his campaign for POTUS. Thirdly, this calls into serious question The Donald's claims of being worth about $10,000,000,000 or so. Forbes [that far-left political rag disguised as a staid business publication] estimates that The Donald is worth less than half of that, and that 200 billionaires leap-frogged past The Donald in net worth between 2015 and 2016. Here's a link to an article about that: http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/donald-trump-forbes-billionair...

And, you don't have to take my word for this. Watch the entire video on the link, including a report from FBN (Fox Business Network) Senior Correspondent, Charlie Gasparino. Gasparino quoted what he referred to as, "...a major GOP fund raiser." Here's the quote, "I hear from a lot of millionaires and billionaires 'why should I give money to this guy?'...They're saying, 'If he's worth so much money, let him dig into his own pocket.'" Here's a link to the entire report...decide for yourself: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4907896281001/t-boone-pickens-trump-fundr...

Will you be moving to another country if Trump wins?


Instead of, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," we will transition to, "No one but white, wealthy, non-semitic Christians are truly welcome!" It is not the nation which attracted all four of my "...tired, poor..." Jewish grandparents. If The Donald wins with his isolationist, xenophobic policies, we will not live up to the, "City on the Hill," of which Ronald Reagan spoke with such great and inspirational eloquence. For those who have never heard Ronnie's farewell speech, and for those who have forgotten, either purposely or not, just what his words were, here's a link to this speech by the Great Communicator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c32G868tor0
And here's a link to a transcript of the entire speech: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/12/news/transcript-of-reagan-s-farewell-a... Here's an excerpt from that transcript which is not on the video:
"It was back in the early Eighties, at the height of the boat people, and the sailor was hard at work on the carrier Midway, which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat - and crammed inside were refugees from Indochina hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship, and safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck, and stood up and called out to him. He yelled, 'Hello, American sailor - Hello, Freedom Man.' A small moment with a big meaning, a moment the sailor, who wrote it in a letter, couldn't get out of his mind. And, when I saw it, neither could I."
Many reading here may be too young to remember that a lot of Americans, did NOT want to open our doors to thousands of Vietnamese refugees. They claimed to be fearful that too many Communists would sneak in with those claiming to want freedom in our country. Ronnie did not have such fears. Well, here's what Ronnie said, and this is in the part that is shown in the video presentation, but just in case you don't want to listen to it: "I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind, it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind swept, God blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace - a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors, and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here." Yes. Ronnie spoke of walls, but in a 180 degree divergence from the way The Donald speaks of walls. Ronnie wanted doors in those walls, "...open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here."
In today's Republican Party, could these views be articulated by Ronnie and still allow him to secure the Republican nomination for POTUS? In today's America, could these views be articulated by Ronnie and allow him to gain the votes needed to be elected POTUS?

So, it's really up to us, now. Which America do we aspire to have in the near future? Do we want to maintain our unique position in the world as a multi-national country with the most diverse population of people that any major nation in the history of the world has ever had? Or do we want to build "Fortress America" and close ourselves off to anyone whom we consider to be just"too" different? It's our choice! Ronnie's vision, or The Donald's vision.

And, in a direct answer to your question, I am not planning to go anywhere, Mikey. So sorry to disappoint you and your fellow travelers.

If he wins, we can all talk about it at the concentration camp.

Was I asking you or Dale? I fully believe you'd be rejected for a visa from Canada.


And, if there is a The Donald Administration, I might very well be denied a visa to visit if I would be inclined to move to Canada. After all, although I am an old white guy, I am not a Christian. BTW -- How many times did The Donald attend church in 2014? You know...before he decided to play the POTUS game?

Doors or walls, Mikey. Where do you stand on this? With Ronnie and doors, or with The Donald, and most of the others who were running for the Republican nomination for POTUS, and walls?

Where did I say I would be displeased if you left? My comment was directed towards ZC who thought he should answer the question directed toward you.

Unless if you and ZC are the same people and you forgot what account you were logged into.

Man you Dems are collectively bad at reading. Maybe I need to move back to the Toledo area and start a adult literacy tutoring business and just advertise at the local Democrat HQ. The demand is obviously there.


it seemed aimed at me!

BTW -- EVERYTHING I post, I post under my own name. Roland, Chris, and I appear to be in the minority on this. I do not hide behind a pseudonym. I stand behind everything I post. If I am proved to be wrong, not just an interpretation or differing opinion, I admit it. I post very few things which cannot be supported by actual facts. I have seen too many self-labeled conservatives eschew facts because facts get in the way of their opinions! So, I'll be more than willing to host a class on American History and Government.

And, Mikey. America is already the greatest nation in the world. We do not have to be made great. Here's where The Donald's slogan shatters into fragments -- why does he feel the need to build a wall to keep people out if things are so bad in America? Remember when East Germany built a wall to keep people in? Before the wall, they were losing millions of emigrants! People do not want to come to a failing nation, Mikey!

Also I should note I would be displeased if ZC left.

I want him to stay and enjoy all the bounty that we will have from a Trump Presidency.

Because that's the type of guy I am that I want him to share in the future years of making America great again.


Dale, MikeyA wants to be in the concentration camp.

The only concentration camp that will open during a Trump Presidency is a summer one for kids with ADD to be able to swim, fish, hike, and all the other fun things kids do at summer camp.

Watching you melt down over President Trump will however hold my undivided attention.


problems attracting a larger percentage of the vote from women and minorities better than The Donald's politically-motivated, hate-filled, racist rant in New Mexico! The Donald chastised the Republican Governor of New Mexico for being too lax when it comes to the number of New Mexico's citizens who qualify for governmental aid. And, it just so happens that, not only is the Governor of New Mexico a Republican; not only is she female; but she is also a Mexican-American. Here's a link to a recent story about this event: http://www.timesunion.com/news/politics/article/Donald-Trump-breaks-with...

As I keep stating -- ad nauseum -- the longer the campaign goes on, the more the Republican Party leadership, and their standard-bearer, The Donald, will undermine their position by appealing to hatred against non-traditional Republican voters. You can't keep kicking people in the face, and then expect them to vote for you. The Donald can state, in his paternalistic way, "The Hispanics love me! I employ thousands of Hispanics!" as much as he wants; he can eat a taco [he, obviously eats a LOT of stuff] on Cinco De Mayo; but that does NOT translate into votes from Hispanic voters.
Epitomizing just how much The Donald is in Egypt on this issue is the following which is an actual quote from him in this article: "Asked about Martinez at a news conference Thursday, Trump acknowledged that she had favored another Republican candidate but added, 'I imagine she'll come over to my side.'" In this, The Donald also sounds like the prototypical spoiled rich guy who just expects that everything will go his way because he's rich and he can ALWAYS buy whatever he wants.!
IMHO -- a record number of Hispanics -- who are legal citizens of the United States -- will register and vote AGAINST The Donald and other Republican candidates in 2016! We'll see in November which of us is right about the Hispanic vote in 2016!

That description seems to be The Donald's favorite label of those who make negative statements about Lyin' Don, the Michelin Man! According to Hawking, when describing the phenomenon of The Donald's political popularity, "He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."
For those who need it, here is the Merriam-Webster definition of demagogue: "1: a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power."
As he is so often, Hawking is spot on with this reference!
Here's a link to the online article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/31/politics/stephen-hawking-donald-trump-dema...

at anyone who refuses to pray to the altar of Lyin' Don the Michelin Man. He called the federal judge adjudicating the Trump University case, "...a hater of Donald Trump" and (horror of horrors) a "Mexican!"

And the man who never met a burger he didn't like just keeps making friends among Hispanics! I still predict that Hispanics will be registered and will vote in record numbers in November, against Republicans. And the longer the campaign goes on, the more Hispanics understand how important it is to vote for Democrats.

Amen, Brother!

The link below gives an accurate historical definition of Donald Trump.


I will give you a link to an article about American anti-Semitism today. Just as in Europe, it is a growing problem. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/196250/aliyah-numbers-rise-but-majority-...

BTW, I looked it up. The net emigration of Jews from Europe to Israel was a record last year, but was still only about 8,000. Most of those came from France, which has had a rather disturbing growth in openly anti-Semitic activity. A large number of these French-Jewish emigrants were fairly recent arrivals in France from North Africa. American emigration to Israel is a few thousand a year. Neither is high enough to create a real problem for the new arrivals integrating into Israeli society.
BTW -- All Israeli governments, since its 20th Century inception as an independent nation, have encouraged immigration to Israel of Jews from around the world. Indeed, current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly invited those Jews who have been, or are in fear of growing worldwide anti-Semitism, to move to Israel.

Don the Michelin Man double down on his initial statement that the judge in the lawsuit regarding Trump University should recuse himself because he is of Mexican background, but other prominent Republicans are speaking out against him on this. Here's a link to an article about the interview: http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-jake-tapper-judge-attacks-20...
After Trump stated, "Now this judge is of Mexican heritage. I'm building a wall, OK?" Jake Tapper stated, "So no Mexican judge could ever be in a case that involves you?" The Donald, being the astute politician that he is, never directly answered Tapper's question. Here's what Republican Senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, tweeted: ".@realDonaldTrump's comments were ignorant, offensive & suggest a troubling disregard for the separation of powers."
Here's a link to that entire article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/politics/clinton-statement-on-trump-univer...

And yet, the man who never met a burger he didn't like continues to live in Egypt on this issue, because he still claims that he will get Hispanics to vote for him. In his own words, "I'm going to do very well with Hispanics because I'm going to bring back jobs and they're going to get jobs right now," he continued. "I think I'm going to do very well with Hispanics, but we're building a wall."

among other things, The Donald's, "...troubling disregard for the separation of powers." Here's an article which reinforces that view. The main contributor used by the author of the article is, himself, a federal judge, Denny Chin. Read for yourself and decide: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/the-problem-with-cal...

BTW -- I have yet to read Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, characterize Senator Flake as anything like "an idiot," or "a loser," or one of the other of The Donald's favorite pejorative terms. But, from what I know, Jeff Flake is a white Christian male who is not Hispanic. Seems to be a pattern here, somewhere. Hmmm...

how racist he sounds! You really cannot make this stuff up. Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, is like a rich Archie Bunker. You ask him if he's a racist and he absolutely denies that he is. Then he says this, "Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him," Trump said. "Are you the greatest?"
And to double-down on being totally in Egypt when it comes to these paternalistic types of comments, as the article puts it: "Still, Trump has insisted that his campaign message will have enormous appeal among minority communities, particularly African-Americans and Hispanic Americans." Shouldn't someone have the courage to tell the Michelin Man, you can't keep kicking people in the face and still expect them to vote for you? Duh!
Here's a link to the entire article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/politics/donald-trump-african-american/

There is an easy solution to Trump's concerns. Let him pick the judge he wants. I think he should pick a a transgender, half Black, half Palestinian, Islamic woman who is married to a person from Mexican decent. Or, he could let David Duke recommend a judge.

like were to have a white, male, Christian judge, would those who filed the lawsuit be able to claim that the judge must recuse himself, because his being a white male Christian constitutes a conflict of interest in any case involving The Donald?

Paul Ryan, [Will the man who never met a burger he didn't like call Ryan "stupid" or a "loser?"] called Lyin' Don's statements about the judge in the Trump University lawsuit the: "textbook definition of a racist comment."
Ryan, of course, refused to withdraw his [admittedly lukewarm] endorsement of the Michelin Man. So, the Republican Speaker of the House endorses for POTUS a man who, in Speaker Ryan's own opinion, made a racist comment. Now, what does this say about the current state of the Republican Party?
Back in 1838, nearly 20 years before the Republican Party was formed primarily as an anti-slavery political party, when told that his abolitionist views would cost him the opportunity to be President, Henry Clay replied, "I'd rather be right, than President." In stark contrast, today's Republican leaders could well say, "We'd rather win the Presidency than be right."
As Adolf Hitler said: "It's not truth that matters, but victory."

a long-time host of a political talk-radio program. Michael Reagan stated that he would NOT be voting in the California Primary for Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like. He also states that, in his opinion, this POTUS election would “...most likely would be the 1st time if my father was alive that he would not support the nominee of the GOP.”
To Michael, and his brother, Ron Reagan, the most egregious, un-Reagan-like thing that the Michelin Man proposes, is the mass deportation of Hispanics and other illegal immigrants. In Michael Reagan's words, "Ronald Reagan would never take 11 million people or three million people or a million people and throw them out of the United States of America.”
Here's a link to the entire article: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/michael-reagan-i-will-not-be-votin...

Readers here may note that I previously linked to the farewell address given by Ronald Reagan when he was retiring after 8 years as POTUS. In it, Reagan referred to his oft-mentioned "City on a Hill" view of America. Ronnie referred to walls which would have doors, "...open to anyone with the will and heart to get here." Quite a contrast from the present GOP nominee, and most current Republican leaders, huh!

Sounds familiar . A big wall with doors could do some good things . It would diminish drug traffic , human trafficking , gang members .
Mexico has a wall too , between it and it's southern neighbors . Mexico says it doesn't have enough money to stem that flow

that suits your argument. Ronnie did not say anything about a wall to deter anyone. He didn't want a wall at all, if you read the full context. Here is the entire paragraph as he spoke it, with such eloquence: "I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and TEEMING WITH PEOPLE OF ALL KINDS LIVING IN HARMONY AND PEACE [emphasis added]; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. AND IF THERE HAD TO BE CITY WALLS, [emphasis added], the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still." And, LG, where does you scenario fit into the "...doors open to anyone with the will and heart to get here?"
Now, I do NOT believe that Ronnie wanted drug dealers and other nefarious characters to come to America unfettered. Contrary to what is often posted, criminals who are here from other countries are deported EVERY DAY. As a matter of record, more illegal aliens have been deported under this POTUS than under any other POTUS in history! Here's a quote from an article criticizing Obama for deporting TOO MANY PEOPLE!! "Since coming to office in 2009, Obama’s government has deported more than 2.5 million people—up 23% from the George W. Bush years." Here's a link to the entire article: http://fusion.net/story/252637/obama-has-deported-more-immigrants-than-a...
As far the totally fictitious "wall" between Mexico and Guatemala, IT DOES NOT EXIST! Pictures of this non-existent "wall" have been posted over and over again. These "walls" are either part of the actual southern border of the good ol' USA with Mexico, or walls built by Israel to protect it from attacks from hostiles in neighboring lands. The southern border of Mexico with Guatemala is most often described as "porous." And, that border is about 1/4 of the length of our border with Mexico, anyway!

I respect people who have an opinion which differs from mine, but please try to find actual facts to support your positions. Do not accept as fact any picture which is posted on-line, PLEASE. This does remind me of an infamous Hitler quote: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."
And do not extract words from a classic speech about inviting immigrants to our "City upon a hill," and use them to mislead us about Ronnie's intent. Unlike current Republican leaders, including, but not limited to, the presumed Republican candidate for POTUS, Ronnie was not a xenophobe. He knew that we are a nation of immigrants. Add to this my latest quote from Michael Reagan, that: "Ronald Reagan would never take 11 million people or three million people or a million people and throw them out of the United States of America."
Finally, if things are as bad in America as Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like purports, why do we need a strategy to keep immigrants out? Why would they come to the rotten place as described by most Republican leaders today, most of whom also express their xenophobia openly, in order to cater to the strongest emotions of the American voters -- like you, LG!?

about their father not even contemplating kicking millions of people out of our country, here is a link to a story about the valedictorian of her high school graduating class! http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/06/10/undocumented-valedictorian-daily...

According to what she states -- and I have no good reason to disbelieve her -- she has been waiting SEVEN YEARS for her application for being here legally to be processed! SEVEN YEARS!! Watch and decide for yourself. BTW -- the statistics confirm that, unlike what demagogues would have you believe, and unlike what is accepted as "common knowledge," lawlessness among undocumented aliens from south of our borders is LOWER than it is for legal aliens and U.S. citizens.
No! Do not misconstrue my position. All who come to this country should be properly vetted. But, as the grandchild of four immigrants, I cannot support deporting 11,000,000 people, the vast majority of whom came here for a better life for themselves and their progeny, and who are productive, often exemplary, members of communities across this land. BTW -- Larissa Martinez is going into premed at Yale!

At least Trump is talking about deporting the illegal immigrants instead of doing what White Christian Terrorist did to more than 150 African American Citizens in 1923 in Rosewood Florida.

IMHO -- No one who has ever lived on this earth was more concerned about treating others with peace, love, and dignity, than was Jesus. It is not only extremist Muslims whom we must fear, but extremists of any religion, including my own, Judaism.
Here is a quote from a person who claims to be a preacher in the Baptist faith, even though no large denomination claims that his church is part of their faith-based community: "Pastor Roger Jimenez from Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento told his congregation that Christians 'shouldn’t be mourning the death of 50 sodomites.'
'People say, like: ‘Well, aren’t you sad that 50 sodomites died?' Jimenez said, referencing the initial death toll in Orlando, which authorities later clarified included 49 victims plus the gunman. 'Here’s the problem with that. It’s like the equivalent of asking me — what if you asked me: ​’Hey, are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?’ 'Um, no, I think that’s great. I think that helps society. You know, I think Orlando, Fla., is a little safer tonight.'” And he says all of this in the name of the Prince of Peace?! Hmmm...
This underscores the exact problem with targeting members of one religion because of the hateful extremism of some of its members. Are we now to ban the immigration of Baptists as well as Muslims -- even "temporarily?" How ludicrous! Hate is hate. Extremism is extremism. Hate is always wrong. Extremism is always dangerous!

Question: Did Kennedy, Bill and MLK conspire with known enemies to push Nazi ideology?

The U.S.'s best friend is on the verge off financial collapse and all Trump can say is that this means his golf courses in Scotland will make more money.This guy is totally off the hook.

GBS stated: "The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else."

This explains why the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like assumes the worst about anyone who has the temerity to stand up to him in any way. Lyin' Don always ascribes the worst intentions to those who oppose him. Why? Because the Michelin Man would, himself, do those insidious things. As a lying narcissist, the man who never met a burger he didn't like assumes that all people have nefarious, self-serving intent all the time! Well, most people. Remember, he has said many good things about Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Saddam Hussein.
Both Putin and Kim, along with former Grand Dragon of the KKK David Duke, have publicly stated their support for Lyin' Don's POTUS campaign. Oh, it did take him a while, but the Michelin Man did reject David Duke's endorsement. I have yet to see his denunciation of either Vlad or Kim, though. The man who never met a burger he didn't like seems to love dictators! Maybe, he thinks he's running for Dictator-in-Chief!?

I think you're on to something.

and expect them to support you and vote for you. After the things that Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like said, why should Ted "forgive and forget?" As Ted stated himself, “That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.”

I've stated before, Lyin' Don is running his campaign the same way a 6th grader runs for class President. He makes the contest very personal. He focuses on the appearance of his opponent(s), not on issues. It would seem probable that the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, will continue running this way. And all this is from a man who looks like an orange topped by an artificially orange wig; a man who lined up at the federal trough to push for, and take full advantage of, laws which have likely allowed him to pay no federal taxes for years; this from a man who flaunts his multiple marriages to ever younger female models, and the children who are a product of all three of those marriages! And, he represents the self-proclaimed "family values" party? Give me a break!!

how Lyin' Don is running his campaign:
"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions..."
In case you truly believe that the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like really does no harm with his personal, inflammatory rhetoric, and his very personal attacks only reflect the views of a tiny proportion of Republican activists, here's what is stated, word-for-word, on one of the most popular pins being distributed among the Republican delegates in Cleveland: “KFC Hillary Special: 2 fat thighs 2 small breasts…left wing.” Does it get more misogynistic than this? As Hitler also stated: "The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force." Yes, Virginia, words -- even lies -- matter!
And, finally for now: "It is not truth that matters, but victory."

Trump is the affirmative action candidate. For centuries White males were given special treatment regardless of how stupid or crazy they were, over women and minorities who were much more qualified. Trump is a classic example of the systemic affirmative action for white males.

interrupt Kaine even once, as he spoke today? Contrast this to last week and Lyin' Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like! You know if Pence dies before Lyin' Don, I bet the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like interrupts the clergyman's eulogy!

Lyin' Don, the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, defended Roger Ailes today. Here's the quote -- his words, not mine: "Trump described Ailes as a longtime friend and said 'some of the women' complaining about Ailes have been helped by him in the past and earlier had said good things about him. 'It's very sad,' Trump said. 'Because he's a very good person. I've always found him to be just a very, very good person.'"
Lyin' Don describes precisely the way the "Good ol' boys" network deals with women. As long as a "Good ol' boy" perceives that he has the monetary and sexual advantage over a woman, and that woman says good things about the "good ol' boy," he helps that woman -- duh!

If you agree with the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, that Roger Ailes is "...just a very, very good person," by all means, support him! Defend him! Defend them both!!

From what I've been reading and hearing, Putin may have his hands immersed in U.S. politics. Putin is a dictator and Trump is a dictator wanna-be.

Trump's criticism of the Kahn's is scary. The message I heard is that persons are Americans only if they fit his definition of an American. Their sacrifices, accomplishments and patriotism doesn't count . Just think, a POTUS who will say something like that to our allies and enemies. America will end up with enemies with more zeal and allies who are not allies anymore. Do the American people deserve more hatred coming from all around us because of the ideology of one sick person. This is the same thing Hitler did.

I'm an avid viewer of documentaries. Many of the documentaries I have viewed are about Hitler. Trump must have viewed the same documentaries to run his campaign. Trumps exhibits the same type of behavior as Hitler. We all know where that went, except this time a mad man will have some access to nukes. Trump supporters need to question their sanity as well. According to the primary results we know of at least 13 million voters whose sanity is questionable.

Lyin' Don has clearly stated that he gets a LOT of his information from watching television!

Don the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, are these two:
One -- He seems to think that nuclear weapons are just like other weapons, and seems to have no idea of the gravity involved in making a decision to use nuclear weapons. His lack of understanding of the power of nuclear weapons and the inherent danger of the subsequent nuclear fallout to the entire world, are just plain scary! I guess he hasn't watched a TV show about the horror of nuclear war yet. We know that he doesn't believe what he refers to as "the generals."
Two -- He doesn't seem to think that women can be victimized by a man as long as they are properly compensated in some way, either monetarily, with promotions, or both. And you can extend this observation to include minority groups as well as women.

This is not meant to imply that these are the only concerns I have about Lyin' Don. To me, these are two areas which go far beyond simple "flaws."

who never met a burger he didn't like was claiming that the Republican nomination system was rigged?
Here are links to two articles from the same source, Business Insider. The first was posted this week. In it Lyin' Don claims, fallaciously and dangerously I might add, that the November POTUS Election is rigged. http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-election-rigged-2016-8
The second is from April 13th. It quotes Lyin' Don who called the Republican nominating process a "scam" and a "disgrace." http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-gop-nomination-odds-right-2016-4 I urge all reading here to read both articles thoroughly.
Interestingly enough, the writer of the second article sides with the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like! They were both proved wrong and by a large margin at that. Lyin' Don was easily nominated two short weeks ago!

So, what is Lyin' Don's game plan here? Only the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like knows for sure. As a classic narcissist, it would appear that Lyin' Don is already making an excuse if he loses, because we all know that a classic narcissist always blames other factors for his/her own failures! He truly does not understand how dangerous such fallacious contentions can be! He truly seems clueless about the extreme feelings his rhetoric engender in some of his most extreme followers. And I'm not the only one saying this. Look at some of the statements from Republicans in the first article cited above.
Flawed?? He is way beyond flawed! The man is dysfunctional and just plain scary!

met a burger he didn't like reiterated his fallacious, ludicrous statement that President Obama is "a founder" of ISIS. The host of the talk show, Hugh Hewitt is an icon of the conservative media. He tried to give Lyin' Don an out by stating the Michelin Man meant that Obama's pulling troops out of Iraq created the power vacuum which allowed ISIS to be formed and to fill that vacuum. But the man who never met a burger he didn't like, corrected Mr. Hewitt: "No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do." Here's a link to the entire program: http://www.hughhewitt.com/donald-trump-makes-return-visit/
In addition, Lyin' Don is ignoring his comments "back in the day" when he was calling for an end to America's involvement in Iraq. Here's what the Michelin Man stated: "First, I’d get out of Iraq right now,” Trump said to British GQ in a 2008 interview. "Those comments echoed similar remarks in March 2007 when he said forces should be immediately withdrawn from Iraq: 'You know how they get out? They get out,' Trump said to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. 'That’s how they get out. Declare victory and leave, because I’ll tell you, this country is just going to get further bogged down. They’re in a civil war over there, Wolf. There’s nothing that we’re going to be able to do with a civil war. They are in a major civil war.'"

The man who never met a burger he didn't like is admonishing Obama for carrying out the very policy Lyin' Don forcefully championed years ago! What a first class hypocrite!

I would like nothing more than to witness Lying Don lose the election by 40 points.

Looks like Trump is already practicing Cabinet Members De Jour. I don't want to think about what our country would be like if we had new Cabinet Members each month.

this one, but here's a quote from last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Show" where Hillary was a guest: "The two also discussed how she was preparing to debate Trump.
Clinton told the late-night host, 'I'm planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school.'"
Several times, right here in The Swamp, I have referred to Lyin' Don as running his campaign as though he were running for President of an elementary school classroom. Here's a quote from this very thread: "I've stated before, Lyin' Don is running his campaign the same way a 6th grader runs for class President. He makes the contest very personal. He focuses on the appearance of his opponent(s), not on issues. It would seem probable that the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, will continue running this way. And all this is from a man who looks like an orange topped by an artificially orange wig; a man who lined up at the federal trough to push for, and take full advantage of, laws which have likely allowed him to pay no federal taxes for years; this from a man who flaunts his multiple marriages to ever younger female models, and the children who are a product of all three of those marriages! And, he represents the self-proclaimed "family values" party? Give me a break!!"

themselves trying to give their own skewed version of what the word "bigot" means. I heard one of them state that the word "bigot" only refers to someone who unfairly criticizes another person, and that was what Lyin' Don was referring to when he called Hillary a "bigot."
Well, I have this aversion to having people make up definitions to match their statements. I have, (sometimes with some trepidation after I have used a particular word without checking it out first), used the Merriam-Webster on-line site to find an objective, respected definition. Here is the definition according to Merriam-Webster: "Full Definition of bigot : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance."
Now, doesn't this definition better fit the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like? Does he have quotes from Hillary espousing such views? If so, I have yet to see them. Obviously, Lyin' Don doesn't care if he tells the truth. As Hitler said: "It is not truth that matters, but victory."

What scares me about Trump, is that he may be convinced he can institute his deranged agenda using Executive Orders if he is elected POTUS. He may wake up one morning and say, "I think I'll nuke someone this morning to see if I can get away with it. If I'm wrong my supporters will still support me".

this to be hyperbole, I understand that at one security meeting, Lyin' Don asked a national security expert THREE TIMES why it would be not be a good idea to use nuclear weapons against America's enemies. This should send chills up and down the spines of anyone who cares about the continuation of human life as we know it on this planet.

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