Trump was negotiating with other businessmen and with local political leaders for deals that would improve his business. He wasn’t negotiating with federal policy makers to remake those national policies. That is his aim now, to bring that successful negotiating skill to the national policy making table.
All your supposed reasons and arguments are manufactured red herrings. There may be legitimate concerns about Trump but the things you bring up aren’t them.
 October 31, 2015 at 5:01pm
deanbob – So, if I support Trump for what I feel are valid and logical reasons, I am a fawning groupee, but if I support Ted Cruz for what I feel are valid and logical reasons (as obviously you do), I am an astute, reasoned and educated voter? No chance it could just be a difference of opinion on what this country needs at this time and who best might deliver it?
 October 13, 2015 at 9:15am
That might be asking too much. We should probably ask them to start with “shall” and “not”, before getting into the complicated and labyrinthine possibilities of “infringe”. (sarc, just in case someone out there can’t figure it out)
October 13, 2015 at 9:06am
Just what I was thinking. If a non-LEO citizen can’t carry in an establishment why should a LEO citizen be allowed to exercise that right? I support the police and the implementation of their proper role in society, but I am disgusted with and tired of the “only ones” attitude that seems to be part and parcel of all kinds of LEO organizations (local, state and federal).
READ THE DAMMMM STORY! The officer was – ON DUTY – and merely taking lunch. To give you a bit of an education, uniformed cops are on duty – even while at lunch, just as firefighters are. If a call goes out and the officer ‘on seven’ is the only one close enough to take it; he or she will leave as soon as conveniently able (you know after arranging for payment of charges) and go to the incident needing attention. That means said officer needs all the equipment of his job at hand – including his service pistol! Lunches for these people ain’t the same as for the rest of us – he couldn’t just tell dispatch to get somebody else, he was taking his union mandated hour or some other garbage explanation.
 October 9, 2015 at 9:44pm
Chapter 11 is not a discharge of all debt as you intimate
“The goal of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, versus Chapter 7, is to become profitable. To achieve this goal, the debtor’s first move is to renegotiate leases and contracts and either have debts discharged or partially repay them. Creditors have an incentive to work with the debtor and make compromises, since they generally would not get better terms in a Chapter 7 action.
A reorganization plan puts creditors into different classes with respect to how their claims are handled. The creditors with first priority for repayment include state and federal tax agencies, employees owed wages and stockholder interests; they are each put into their own class. Each secured creditor also is placed in its own class, while unsecured claims are placed together in one class. The plan may modify the amounts and terms for repayment of debts to these creditors. A reorganization plan must be voted on by creditors and approved by the court.” http://bankruptcy.findlaw.com/chapter-13/chapter-11-bankruptcy.html
 October 9, 2015 at 9:40pm
Sheepdawg, you must have missed the very first line of that article on thestreet.
For your easy reference – “Donald Trump has never declared bankruptcy, but his businesses have — four times.”
 October 9, 2015 at 9:38pm
So basically, you are against any modern successful businessman. That sounds like a Democrat, liberal, progressive position. Conservatism is in more trouble than I though.
 October 9, 2015 at 9:34pm
Social security and medicare aren’t entitlements. I invest (yes, without free choice) in those programs every two weeks. I guess your 401K is an entitlement too? Actually, maybe they are entitlements. I mean, I do feel entitled to reap a return on my investment, especially since I am being forced to make that investment.
 September 29, 2015 at 8:47am
I call BS on your whole post. But thanks for letting us know what you think. It is still a free country, at least until people like you completely take over.
 September 17, 2015 at 8:03am
At some point, if you want a different outcome, you have to try something different.
 September 17, 2015 at 7:59am
Yep, if you like what you’ve been getting and what this country has become, then keep voting for the same old political class candidates that will change nothing.
 September 17, 2015 at 7:57am
And he is the only candidate consistently talking about putting America first.
September 16, 2015 at 11:26pm
oldcowgirl – The point was that there are only certain types of people that aspire to such a position and an even more specific type that has the drive to push through the gauntlet to try to achieve it. I think that is even more true now than in the past (due to the stronger media microscope that exists now).
 September 16, 2015 at 11:12pm
With the possible exception of Carson, who the hell, since Washington, has run or is running for president that isn’t self-absorbed and arrogant? I guess we can always vote for a “normal” politician. Most of those are only sociopaths.
You're correct, our presidents have been self-absorbed and arrogant. That's why we are no longer protected by our constitution.
oldcowgirl - The point was that there are only certain types of people that aspire to such a position and an even more specific type that has the drive to push through the gauntlet to try to achieve it. I think that is even more true now than in the past (due to the stronger media microscope that exists now).
Presidents are usually career politicians. Career politicians think THEY have something good to give the country by serving. They are self-absorbed by nature.
Actually there are those who seek the office only to do what is right because what is wrong has been done for so long. Trump is now, and always has, sought only his own aggrandizement. There is no possible way that that statement can be denied. I think he started out on this charade to boost his media persona, but having so many dimwitted Trumpster divers boost his candidacy has only fed his ego to the point were someone even worse than Obama has a chance to be elected. Cruz, Paul, and Carson are all intelligent, soft spoken, thoughtful, and articulate. Yet Trump sucks up all the oxygen because he has the biggest sewer hole.
 September 16, 2015 at 11:08pm
“Once fine nation” – you’re words. Most of the other candidates will keep us going down the same path that made you put the “once” in that phrase. Want a different result than we’ve been getting? Try something different.
BTW, vitriol and hatred poison the bearer, not the target.
 September 16, 2015 at 11:04pm
Don’t consider myself a Trumper (whatever the hell that is), but I do know there is only one candidate consistently talking about making America great and putting America first.
True. But talk is cheap....as the saying goes. Don't trust the man at all.
 September 16, 2015 at 10:56pm
Does that mean you’ll be voting for a “Boehner 2.0″ version exemplified by most of the other candidates?
The definition of insanity – keep doing what we’re doing expecting different results.
I’m sick of putting these same political clowns in office that say what we want to hear and then do whatever the hell they want. I am willing to take a chance on a strong warrior male that can take it our enemies and demand the respect of our supposed allies. Make America Great Again! (at least try)
How does not being a Trumpster diver mean that they support Boehner? Or Hillary, or whoever?
"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." -- Alexander The Great
Descriptive of my thinking. Bunch of girly men buddies with girly
women in congress makes for suntan oil, manicures, pedicures
and kissing cousins. Ok is Oklahoma I hope.
Trumpster sounds like a 12 yr old. Immature.
 September 10, 2015 at 8:47am
You don’t pay nothing when you get a lawyer. Just sayin’.
 September 7, 2015 at 11:54am
Evolution and climate change are both religious beliefs based not on factual evidence but on the “faith” that they’ll find proof some day. BTW, since they meet all the criteria for religious or faith-based belief systems, the teaching of these faith-based THEORIES should be banned from the public school arena.