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  • [2] July 30, 2015 at 9:34pm

    Monk is the biggest Trump apologist on this board. His antipathy towards Perry is 100% related to Perry going after Trump.

    The points Monk brings up about Perry are largely generalizations about him hating America. There is no substance behind that claim. I did address the tuition aspect, which is the only actual issue mentioned.

    Perry has a record that any other candidate would kill for. He is weak on one issue, Trump is weak on all of them.

  • [-6] July 30, 2015 at 8:34pm

    You cannot simultaneously be a Trump supporter, a Conservative and an informed voter. It is not physically or mentally possible. Trump is the true RINO in the race, and when he is pulling a Perot to help his friend Hillary (his words, not mine) the country will get exactly what it deserves. A well informed voter understands that it makes no sense to get behind the most Liberal candidate just because he is singing a song you want to hear.

  • [-4] July 30, 2015 at 8:12pm

    I think you are drunk on the Trump kool-aid. I do not know much about the college issue in Texas other than that it was passed by a Conservative legislature in one of the most Conservative states in the country. That alone tells me there is more to the story than the “instate tuition for illegals” headline would indicate.

    Aside from that, Trump came out in support of amnesty (merit system for illegals) in an interview last Friday. In spite of that, the self professed immigration hardliners are still defending that empty suit.

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  • July 26, 2015 at 6:22pm

    The problem is that they know who Trump is. In almost every poll the people who recognize him have a very negative opinion of him. His negatives are at or near Hillary territory.

  • [4] July 25, 2015 at 9:21pm

    Trump is trying to make sure that no matter who the Republican nominee is he can claim that they are a flawed candidate. He will systematically criticize every one of them using the lefts talking points. Then when he runs third party he can pretend it is only because he doesn’t like the nominee.

    What do you want to bet he criticizes Cruz by saying that he shut down the government?

  • July 25, 2015 at 7:35pm

    He can’t go after Hillary (beyond the superficial worst Secretary of State line) because he is likely in the race to give her a “Perot” when the general rolls around. Plus he is not smart enough to attack anyone with substance. He uses personal attacks and left-wing talking points, as he did today with Walker. He does not have the depth to make substantive arguments.

  • July 25, 2015 at 12:49pm

    The interest rates are partially to blame, but they played a minor role. The housing market collapse would not have occurred if the low interest rates were the only factor, meaning the banks were not making subprime loans. However, if the interest rates had been at historically average levels for the entire duration of the Bush Presidency, the subprime borrowing would have still taken place and the 2007 recession would have still forced them into foreclosure.

    Many of the same compulsory lending practices are still going on today, so it is likely we will have another collapse.

  • [1] July 24, 2015 at 7:58pm

    Like I said, salting the Earth and blaming the soil. Failure to undo something damaging bears far less culpability than those who implemented the policies in the first place. This isn’t about placing blame, it is about deflecting it to it’s rightful place.

  • [1] July 24, 2015 at 7:23pm

    Another correlation to add to this chart, being it is the unemployment rate, is the minimum wage increase that was passed in 2007. Minimum wage increase led to lost jobs, which led to a recession, which led to people not able to make their mortgage payment.

  • [-2] July 24, 2015 at 7:16pm

    Donald Trump is taking support away from actual Conservatives, not the RINO’s, and in a wide open primary, that will help ensure that Jeb is our nominee. This is exactly what happened in 2012, when people jumped from candidate to candidate, while Romney stayed steady and finally won it all.

    Trump, a guy you just acknowledged should not be elected, is holding onto a major share of the Conservative electorate, We are handicapping the Conservative share of the Republican voting bloc and encouraging Trump to run as a third party by giving him this delusional sense of his own popularity. With an ego like his, that is dangerous.

  • [2] July 24, 2015 at 5:52pm

    We have had zero or near zero interest rates for the last 6 years. It wasn’t the interest rates, it was the loans to sub-prime borrowers. A person doesn’t care about the interest rate when they aren’t putting any money down.

    The Clinton administration required banks in the late 90′s to allocate a certain percentage of their loan portfolio to sub-prime borrowers. Once they realized they could package the bad loans into securities and sell them off, they had little risk in taking on the more risky loans.

    Bush made several attempts to end the practice by putting limits on Fannie and Freddie but was blocked by people like Maxine Waters and Barney Frank. The banks are culpable for sure, but the red-lining policy of the Clinton administration enabled it and even encouraged it.

  • [6] July 24, 2015 at 5:33pm

    The fact that you have to go through these mental gymnastics to justify your support should show you how flawed of a candidate he is. People change their opinions on certain issues, but most people don’t change on virtually every issue in their 70′s. He once supported partial birth abortion and gun control. He is on the record supporting a wealth tax and single-payer healthcare(on multiple occasions).

    Trump gave one speech and you all became infatuated. It is time to snap out of it. When you have to use Liberal talking points to defend a Republican candidate, it is time to move on.

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  • [2] July 24, 2015 at 5:18pm

    Name the Republican policy that was responsible. The only fault they had was their inability to undo the damage of the Community Reinvestment Act and the expansion of power to Fannie and Freddie, but it it not because they didn’t try.

    For Democrats to place the blame on Republicans on that basis is akin to salting the Earth and blaming the soil when nothing will grow.

  • [1] July 24, 2015 at 4:53pm

    It is a fact that the housing market crash was not a result of Republican policies .Bush and McCain both tried to reign in Fannie and Freddie and were blocked by the Democrats. The collapse was a result of Democrat imposed “fair housing” policies. The fact that Trump does not know that and instead spews Democrat talking points on the housing collapse should tell you where his loyalty really lies.

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  • [4] July 23, 2015 at 3:54pm

    Correct You know exactly what you are getting as long as you are willing to do the research. He has supported gun control, socialized medicine, partial birth abortion, amnesty and a wealth tax. He is loyal to every Liberal issue. To believe that he is now a Conservative requires you to believe that he went through a transformation that even Bruce Jenner would think goes too far.

  • [6] July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

    How am I a fool? Everything in my statement is a documented fact. Trump is a LIBERAL. He is the epitome of a RINO. It is fools like you who have developed a crush on the most Liberal person in the race. Then you insist that anyone who does not follow your Liberal faux-Conservative messiah is a “fool”. If you support Trump I seriously question your judgement and your own Conservatism.

  • [8] July 23, 2015 at 3:14pm

    That has been the plan all along. The Clinton’s probably suggested it when they were at his wedding. He has supported gun control, socialized medicine, partial birth abortion, amnesty and a wealth tax in his life. To believe that he is now a Conservative requires you to believe that he went through a transformation that even Bruce Jenner would think goes too far.

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  • [1] July 21, 2015 at 3:21pm

    You are correct, but you cannot talk a cultist out of their cult. They are blinded by Trump and refuse to see who he really is. The way Rush, Sean, Laura and Levin are defending Trump today and yesterday makes me wonder if he bought them off. It certainly looks that way, because they are all intimidated by him for some reason.

  • [-4] July 21, 2015 at 3:18pm

    Trump is a RINO. He supported a wealth tax, amnesty and socialized medicine before he decided to run as a “Republican”. He is an opportunist and you are too blind to see it. .

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  • [-1] July 21, 2015 at 3:16pm

    The Trump supporters are no different than the glassy eyed Obama zombies in 2008. To them Trump can do no wrong, and in the end all the real Conservatives will be forced out of the race and we will be stuck with Jeb.

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