Will you stop cheering for your own destruction ?
You have no idea what Trump would do in office. No one does. Based on his past actions I can make an informed guess as to part of it:
I think he would make great deals to get himself and his friends every edge he can leverage…for a price, of course. He almost bragged about participating in bribery because the system is corrupt and that is how you get things done. Do you seriously think he will change the system… or play the system shamelessly?
You hate the insiders playing the system and growing power for themselves… What do you think Donald is? If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…
May 3, 2016 at 1:13pm
Read : Theodore and Wilson
I do seem to recall someone who swept the country more decisively than this… and the sort of president he was after the election should give you pause. Trump is disturbing on multiple levels. No one really knows what he would do in office.
Obama has proved that declaring victory does not produce it. He also showed that telling people what they are required to want is a poor way to satisfy them when it comes to health insurance… or much else. Trump seems enamored of an autocratic style and does not provide a clear vision of his goals: Make America great, bring back jobs… if declaring it was all he needs to assure success, why didn’t Obamma succeed on that front?
Trump declaring himself a great deal maker is hard to swallow given his abrasive public performance. Dealmakers are negotiators, negotiators are diplomatic….how much of that have we seen from Trump? If this is a strength he brings to the table, where is it?
I just don’t trust him & I think I have good reasons to be skeptical. In many ways he looks like Hillary lite. His Democratic history, his lack of a conversion story ( to more conservative views), his inability to articulate what conservative means, his abuse of eminent domain for personal proffit… all of these and more give me pause.
Why don’t these things bother you?
[-1] May 3, 2016 at 12:11pm
I do not support Trump, but I know it is possible for him to get the numbers. Depending on the wording, I might have answered the same. That does not make it inevitable, no matter how it has been portrayed in the press. It has been annoying when they falsely attribute a large lead when only about 1/3 of republicans were voting for him, and when you included all the delegates who were Not behind him , it looked like an even race.
Now he has a lead… but he hasn’t won. Trying to claim victory before the fact is like a chess player throwing the board over and declaring he has won – before checkmate. The comarison seems more apt when you consider how quick he is to whine about the unfairness of any regional setbacks.
 May 3, 2016 at 4:21am
Actually, he is.
If you were paying any attention at all to what other people were saying ( as opposed to notions attributed to them) then you would already know that almost nobody was seriously worried about trans people in restrooms.
Frankly there are hardly enough of them to worry about and the ‘dangerous pervs’ would be only a % of the trans section of the population. ..which is already small.
The dangerous pervs in the hetero normal part of the population are also a small % of that population…. but the absolute numbers of the population are significantly larger, and in absolute terms the dangerous % of that population is significantly larger as well.
Since trans is apparently a state of mind, not a state of biological fact which can be independently verified, it opens itself to abuse and deceit by anyone willing to tell a lie to get something they want. Guess what…liars exist. .. so do dangerous people of many types.
An open door policy lets in lots of people, some nicer than others.
Don’t you feel safe and welcome?
 May 2, 2016 at 10:37pm
I remember trying the ‘no spanking’ parenting fad for a while; I concentrated on the “time out” method. While I was ‘great with child’ and had trouble running after him, my oldest nearly gave me heart failure ignoring my screams and running toward a busy street – Spanking came back on the menu.
 May 2, 2016 at 10:30pm
Someday, o-ver the rainbow…
If you could fix problems by issuing Presidential decrees then Al Quaida would be dead, ISIS would be the JV team on the ropes…
 May 2, 2016 at 10:26pm
Re: “Trump will crush Hillary unless the Republicans save her by actively working to defeat Trump, and it seems very likely they will.”
Trump is Hillary lite. It seems odd to say that a Democrat will be crushed by another Democrat unless the Republicans are actively working to defeat one of them.
 May 2, 2016 at 10:20pm
re: ‘if you could give a $1 billion contribution to buy a candidate, from either party, who would it be’?
If I could buy Hillary and put her firmly on my leash, I’d do it. Much better than having her run around loose…
On the other hand, I would have no need to buy off people who tend to agree with me on fundamental values and how they affect multiple issues.
He could answer, even answer honestly, and then then spin it to the audience.
 May 2, 2016 at 5:58pm
The lawsuit may be a more revealing “internship ” of sorts.
Good luck, may real-life experience un-blind her and negate earlier indoctrination.
With luck, wisdom may come early to this one. Or not, if she is focused on entitlements….
 May 2, 2016 at 4:32pm
Do you really think a wheeler dealer and proud adulterer is preferable
to someone who at least tries to be righteous himself…?
Insulting supporters of your favored politician’s rival has an old and rich history. That doesn’t make it good. I’m trying to stop myself sometimes.
Over … not according to the rules. You don’t get to throw the chessboard over the fence before checkmate and say you won.
 May 2, 2016 at 4:25pm
Trumpsters : Please provide a list
… not of why you support Trump, but of what would make you stop supporting him.
Does he have to get caught raping one of your own kids… or would that not be relevant to his proposed job description and you don’t care who or what he bangs. Does a rape charge involving a minor matter if it isn’t your family?
What would prove to you that he is lying/playing you for a chump? What would convince you that he doesn’t care about any campaign promises…? If you heard that he said “everything” is negotiable, would you argue that he didn’t say it in front of you and you haven’t heard the recording? Would you argue that it depends on what the definition of “everything” is? (How very Clintonesque.)
What would convince you that supporting Trump is a mistake? Seriously… there has to be something that matters to you, some evidence that would be persuasive. What is it?
One, and one thing only, would tell me that Trump is not worthy of my vote -- that would be for him to select an ineligible person as his running mate. An ineligible person would be one that is not a natural born citizen.
The list of those:
Well I guess if he said he wanted HIllary for his VP i wouldn't support him. Other then that, not much. Let me flip that and ask you what would Cruz have to do for you not to support him? I could also say he is playing you for a fool, when Cruz says he supports a 500% increase in h1b visas, He is now in favor of building a wall, he now wants to deport all illegals and never wants to let them return, it was Trumps fault that the protestors rioted in CHicago, its the evil Liberals fault they are rioting in california. For a man so principled he sure seems to sway whichever way the polls may blow. And don't get me wrong, Cruz is a million times better than HIllary and i would vote for him as my second choice.
What would convince you to take a flying leap into next year?
Trump is going to be the next President. Get use to it.
Hey webwithdeb, so the Supreme Court finding Cruz eligible never crossed your desk huh? It was about 2 months ago. Think deb, if your mom was visiting relatives in say, Ireland, and suddenly went into labor, you're born there, you believe you would've an American citizen?? Read the constitution dear.
1. A little girl pushing away from her Dad crying Ow! Ow! Ow! While her little sister behind her very deliberately turned her back to her Dad.
2. A video called “What’s happened to Caroline” chills me to the bone!
3. Another video of a little girl violently pulling away from her father’s grasp after a campaign rally.
4. A man who works behind the scenes with the establishment who hates him, to try and cheat the voters out of their choice.
5. Lots more reasons but dinner is ready.
Oops sorry! That is Cruz not Trump!
Could you please tell me which way Justice Scalia ruled on the issue? Absent that, a cite to such an important case would be nice . . .
This is best question I ever seen posed, and to be honest I wouldn't want to hear the answer....would be too frightening....("I could pull out a gun and shot somebody in Times Square, and it still would not affect my ratings, it's amazing!" - Donald Trump)
 May 2, 2016 at 3:28pm
They probably know a lot more dirt than that, but it is not time to play hardball with Trump yet. First he needs to get the nomination and kick all the decent options to the curb. When that door is closed, then all the friendly media folks can bring out the sharp knives….
Trumpsters will be appalled. I voted for …That?!
& my only other option is Hillary….
( God save us ….)
May 2, 2016 at 3:20pm
She will assume it’s all a conspiracy political enemies out to get her. Nothing she does is her fault or really illegal, because the laws are for other people. She is one of the Elite… She makes the laws for Other People; everyone knows that.
May 2, 2016 at 2:12pm
You have representation….you keep re-electing them.
The most immoral tax is inflation. For one thing it affects everyone ( and every country.) that uses us dollars ( re: petrodollars…the agreement to only accept us dollars to sell oil to the rest of the world) , and foreign citizens and countries do NOT have representation. Inflation is a tax that falls on the poor and those on retirement savings/fixed income most strongly. Then there are the economic reasons why it is harmful. Then there are the political reasons why it is immoral in a representative democracy.
In an emergency, the public is willing to accept some personal sacrifices to support the public effort to deal with the emergency. Devaluing the currency does not increase the soldiers courage, the steel available, or anything else they need to deal with their problem. Nor does it change the real costs of what the leaders want to do.
What devaluation of the dollar does is hide the real costs. Instead of persuading people that it is an emergency worthy of their sacrifices to deal with it. Their deceit allows them to get what they want regardless of what the public would support if the full facts were known. They resort to inflation because what those in power think is important – an emergency – is not seen in the same way by those who would be paying for it.
Look at the deficit this year & divide by population.
What would you do if your taxes went up that much?
May 2, 2016 at 1:39pm
Trump is Hillary lite.
They are old friends and have a lot in common.
Trump is a longtime democrat. He switched parties for the sake of expediency, to start with a strong anti-Hillary base for his campaign. Never have I seen that he has had a deep and serious change of heart. Where is his conversion experience? When did he adopt conservative views, and why?
The truth is…I don’t believe he changed his mind about anything. He just changed his talking points to sell himself to republican voters. He’s making campaign promises and BS. What legal precedent is there to sue a politician for false advertising? He can say whatever he thinks will get votes.
The donor class are happy to see people electing one of their own. Trump can skip the middleman and hook himself and his friends up. He wants to make big deals… Americans wanted the dealmaking to ease off and the re-establishment of the rule of law… not the rule of regulation.
May 2, 2016 at 1:20pm
Then for the sake of mercy on all of us don’t vote for : ‘hope and change 2′
Even before the candidates were announced, it was known that this time we were choosing the future direction of our country: More capitalist or more socialist, more controlled or more free….?
There are so many reasons not to vote for this anti-capitalist cronyist with no respect for private property ( except his own) that it isn’t funny. Eminent domain is for the public good… Highways, libraries and sewage treatment plants…. not a private parking lot for your casino!
The only republican choices left worthy of serious consideration are K. and C. I could live with either of them, but Cruz is my pick. He has maintained his composure under pressure, and he’s the strongest voice for a real change of direction in a truly conservative direction …rather than just slowing the slide toward the far left policies of self-destruction and financial ruin… Greek style on mega steroids. .
I do not understand people who want Trump. Either they are buying a lie hook line and sinker, or they do not value the things I thought most republicans do. I really do not understand the appeal of T. If they are mad at DC, why not elect someone who wants to change the system instead of a player?
May 2, 2016 at 12:45pm
So why are so many in the public now voting for a member of the donor class….?
It seems that the business elites have an inside play for the White House.
‘ Tired of buying politicians who don’t do as they are told? Support one of our own big business cronyists and put a friend where you want him the most… Influence at the top can affect everything you do. Play it smart; vote from a golden he@rt. ‘
May 2, 2016 at 12:16pm
The donor class is tired of spening on politicians who don’t do as they are told; time to elect one of their own.
Boy are you in for a rude surprise if you get what you’re begging for. Betrayal burns, and about half the country would be saying ‘I told you so…’ Living with Trump’s messes, I don’t think I would be feeling very gracious either.
 May 2, 2016 at 11:59am
I remember going through a parenting phase wiith my oldest when I tried the whole ‘time out’ ***. It worked so well that while I was heavily pregnant he thought it great fun to race away from me and ignore my screams as he headed for a busy street. I. started spanking him after that, at least when it was something serious.
I do agree that it can become a quick and lazy go-to. There ideally should be some variation in punishments and perhaps spanking should be saved for safety violations so that it does not lose its shock value and even a brief smack is taken seriously.
 May 2, 2016 at 3:25am
Trump cheated on a wife…(wives?) I think I even heard him admit it once. Why are you giving him a pass and yet saying it’s important that C. has been accused of it. I am reluctant to believe it; I would need more evidence than I have seen.
Trump thinks he can make America great again … he’s an arrogant @as with.multiple bankruptcies.If you are going to ditch Cruz for basically the same thing…. thinking he can make a real difference… Then why not dump Drumpf and vote K.?