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ROMNEY: Trump endorsement pitiful

Letter by Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom on Feb. 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm with 97 Comments »
February 2, 2012 5:05 pm

Re: Donald Trump’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.

It is clear to the most moderately intelligent observer that the GOP has already ceded the 2012 election to President Obama.

The party’s serious candidates – Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie and David Petraeus – have deferred until 2016. This leaves the Republican stage crowded with clowns and losers.

Newt Gingrich was rejected by his own party in a previous Congress. Rick Santorum lost his last election by double digits. The Donald and the Willard can only be regarded as Marie Antoinettes in gray flannel.

It is sad to see the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower brought down to the level of vaudeville. Any politician who grovels before Donald Trump to get an endorsement deserves our pity, but surely not our vote.

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  1. Romulan says:

    You forgot the Republican star, Sarah Palin!

  2. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Cute letter. It would be funny if the dems were not scared of losing, which is probable.

    BHO will get voted out of office by Mitt. Heck, most people would vote for a traffic cone over the sitting pres.

  3. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Make jokes, and continue your hatred of women and your subtle racism. The left has failed. Their false god is a dud.

  4. Concerned7 is right on, thank you. It will be fun to read posts from the leftie’s though, kind of like the letter writer that just will not face facts. What is sad is that some people really do believe all the lies BHO spews.

  5. A little soon to count your eggs. As of today Romney has 74 delegates or 0.65% of the number needed to win at the convention.

    “If Chris Christie does not run, Mitt Romney will be our candidate, and we will lose.” – Ann Coulter on FOX.

    Real Clear Politics shows Obama beating Romney by 4%.

  6. yabetchya says:

    Fred LaMotte = Donald Trump.

  7. menopaws says:

    Honestly—Donald Trump????And you make fun of Obama? Seriously—get the dosage on those meds checked………..This blog is really just toooo funny….the letter writer knows how absurd this whole thing is…………We are talking real comedy moments……..The future leader of the free world needs the endorsement of the guy with the bad comb-over……..How is anyone in their right mind supposed to handle that as anything but ridiculous?????Wow–and ct7 slams our President…..Can you spell pathetic?

  8. “BHO will get voted out of office by Mitt.”

    And yet Willard “I like firing people” Romney trails in almost every poll.

  9. Publico says:

    Treat it for what it is, showboating. Nothing more, nothing less.

  10. Does anyone else think Mitch Daniels looks suspiciously like Vladimir Putin?

  11. ainsworth29 says:

    No different than Will.I.Am and Matt Damon giving a shout out to Obama. Who cares?

  12. alindasue says:

    xring said, “Real Clear Politics shows Obama beating Romney by 4%.”

    In the grand scheme of things, a 4% difference in the polls either way doesn’t really mean much, especially this early in the game. After the Republicans have made their decision and President Obama starts campaigning in earnest, then we’ll see what the polls say. Honestly though, the only real polls that matter are the ones where we cast our votes next November.

    As for the Republicans, it doesn’t appear that Mitt Romney actually asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement. Perhaps he’s just presenting it in yet another grandstanding move. That’s one thing “The Donald” always seems good at.

    By the way, did anyone else see that Rosanne Barr is running for Green Party nomination? I wonder who else is…

  13. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    obama supporters will praise him until we are ALL in the breadline.

    When he shut down the Keystone XL pipeline I wrote him off. My son would have gotten a great job on tha project as an engineer. He moved there for that reason. Now he is in unemployment. Obama stabbed Americans in the back that day.

    Anyone but obama. He is no longer my president.

  14. tree_guy says:

    It is clear to the most moderately intelligent observer that the GOP has already ceded the 2012 election to President Obama.” Fred

    Well, I consider myself to be a moderatly intelligent observer and I wasn’t even aware that the Democrats had nominated Obama as their 2012 candidate. Do you know something that the rest of us don’t know? Unfortunately we are only moderately intelligent.

  15. Misunderestimated says:

    Poor, dear, demented Fred, you have got to stay on your meds.
    A moderately priced bread warmer would unseat Obama.
    The country is now over $15 Trillion in short-term debt, $100 Trillion in unfunded obligations, and unemployment is 10% (17% when you count those who have given up).
    Bush was a nightmare; Obama has redefined the term.
    All the republican nominee has to ask is: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”

  16. beerBoy says:

    continue your hatred of women and your subtle racism.

    hatred of women – was that because a poster mentioned “the Republican star, Sarah Palin”?

    subtle racism Unless you think clowns are a race, I have no clue what that is supposed to be referencing.

    Seriously dude…..your response is to pull the feminism/racism Kard? What have you been smoking?

    Don’t you see that Donald Trump is a clown……all he needs is the smiley make-up and oversized shoes, he already has the funny hair.

  17. beerBoy says:

    My son would have gotten a great job on tha project as an engineer.

    Really? Had he already won an interview? I wasn’t aware that Keystone had already started the hiring process.

  18. beerboy? Donald Trump already has the clown duds. I actually don’t like the parade of clowns coming out of the Republican Party, even though I’m for Obama, I’d actually like to see more serious candidates and politicians on the other side so that things can start to get done in Washington. Does the Republican camp really feel comfortable with a candidate that admittedly says he is not concerned about the very poor?

  19. yabetchya says:

    ManuelMartini says:
    Feb. 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I see LF has gone drag.

    Gee, how on topic is that !
    and just to keep one of his favroite passtimes going,MM knows alot about drag, just face book his name and see all the pretty boys/shemen who share his intrest.
    I do believe it is wishful thinking on his part…Sorry Joan,Your “man” might not be all he prentends to be.

  20. tree_guy says:

    Does the Republican camp really feel comfortable with a candidate that admittedly says he is not concerned about the very poor?” Frida

    So the Republicans should only consider candidates who have never made a slip up or made a misstatement?

    How quickly Frida forgets. In June of 2008 an unnamed Democratic Presidential office holder made this statement, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” I guess that means that this office holder is a violent street thug. Apparently that’s something the Democrats feel comfortable about.

  21. beerBoy says:

    So the Republicans should only consider candidates who have never made a slip up or made a misstatement?

    Kinda sad that, when a candidate actually tells the truth about what he feels it is considered a “slip up or a…misstatement”.

    It has been obvious to anyone who is paying the slightest bit of attention that American politics is not focused upon the very poor since Clinton. Perhaps not politically expedient to acknowledge that reality but truth-telling oftentimes is not the best policy for getting elected.

  22. beerBoy says:

    When he shut down the Keystone XL pipeline I wrote him off.

    So you hadn’t written him off when you wrote all those anti-Obama rants previous to Keystone?

  23. Dave98373 says:

    Yet another short-sighted and narrow minded viewpoint by Fred. Trumps’ endorsement is not about politics. The Donald is a business man and is getting plenty of free publicity and media attention. Seems pretty smart to me. Pitiful? Not even close to accurate….or honest.

  24. muckibr says:

    taxedenoughintacoma
    F2/3 @ 5:20 AM  “Anyone but obama. He is no longer my president.”

    Whether you like it or not, Barack Obama IS The President of The United States of America now, just as George Bush was before him. So, allow me to borrow some words from Republican Florida congressman Allen West to tell you:

    “Take your message of” anti-Americanism “somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

  25. muckibr says:

    Dave, what’s pitiful is anyone who listens to Trump and cares what he says about anything. That’s truly pitiful!

  26. ManuelMartini says:

    “Well, I consider myself to be a moderatly intelligent observer and I wasn’t even aware that the Democrats had nominated Obama as their 2012 candidate.”

    The irony of this is too much to stand.

  27. ManuelMartini says:

    “MM knows alot about drag, just face book his name and see all the pretty boys/shemen who share his intrest.”

    Someone doesn’t know much about (1)me (2)Facebook, but appears to have found something it does like.

  28. ManuelMartini says:

    “The Donald is a business man and is getting plenty of free publicity and media attention. Seems pretty smart to me.”

    Maybe he could make another appearance or two on WWE. Afterall, it’s free publicity and the fan base is very devoted.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Donald+Trump+on+WWE&mid=53AE6B9EC56AB2E47E6C53AE6B9EC56AB2E47E6C&view=detail&FORM=VIRE7

  29. ManuelMartini says:

    The other people “Taxed” wrote off:

    http://www.350.org/

    And don’t forget the teachers union of which he complains daily that help put food on his table for 25 years.

  30. alindasue says:

    taxedenoughintacoma said, “My son would have gotten a great job on tha project as an engineer. He moved there for that reason. Now he is in unemployment.”

    If your son moved half way across the country before they even had approval for the project, much less hired someone, then he was choosing to take a risk doing so. An engineer assuming he’d have a job on that pipeline just because he’s an engineer would be like a computer programmer assuming that just because he moved to Redmond, Microsoft is going to hire him. It just doesn’t work that way in the world of employment.

    Until the boss says you are hired and has given you a date to report to work, you don’t have a job. Assuming otherwise is silly.

  31. tree_guy says:

    The irony of this is too much to stand” Martini

    In what respect?

  32. ManuelMartini says:

    Tree_guy – why am I not amazed that you don’t get it? LOL

  33. Romulan says:

    @taxedenough: your son is the only person w/out a job? Your stance on voting no on various initiatives have placed numerous workers on the unemployment line. You are no different than the president you now disavow. Double standard at its finest

  34. Bandito says:

    Good letter. The only thing worse than not getting an endorsement from The Donald is getting an endorsement from him. He’s a clown.

  35. tree_guy says:

    “why am I not amazed that you don’t get it? LOL” Martini

    I don’t know why you aren’t amazed, nor do I see the irony. Why don’t you explain it to the readers like myself who don’t possess your obvious level of overintelligence.

  36. ManuelMartini says:

    Gladly, tree_guy. Since you put it THAT way…..LOL

    “Well, I consider myself to be a moderatly intelligent observer and I wasn’t even aware that the Democrats had nominated Obama as their 2012 candidate.”

    I guess the typo isn’t worth bringing up to a moderately intelligent observer. We all make them.

    Even the less than “moderately intelligent” know that (a) there is no one truly opposing Obama for the Democratic nod, thus (b) that makes him the assumptive candidate.

    Now I guess you can save your moderate intelligence for later in the year when Teddy Kennedy is reincarnated to take on Obama, because he isn’t liberal enough for many Democrats, but my grocery money is bet on Obama – 100% of the delegates with no opposition at the Convention.

    Wanna bet? Sorry, I don’t have $10,000 fun money like Mitt, so we’ll have to just make it a buck or two.

    From the Daily Beast – “Conservatives are also obsessed with the idea that Hillary Clinton is off to the side plotting and planning and will eventually show her true colors and challenge Obama for the nomination she and her husband supposedly believe rightly belongs to them. This scenario probably stems from the lingering belief on the right that the Clintons are so power-hungry that they’ll do anything to get back into the White House. It’s fantasy: Hillary is a loyal Democrat and knows that a challenge from her would tear her party apart. Even if she were so inclined, she couldn’t win.”

  37. menopaws says:

    I heard a late night comedian describe Romney as a great candidate, if you liked wooden columns!!!! Stiff, uncomfortable and probably a very nice man…..but, he has the political acumen of a brick wall and a sloppy mouth that could be dangerous in delicate situations…………….Unlike all the rabid righties on these blogs—he’s the best the Republicans have to offer…….he isn’t a serial adulterer or a liar and he doesn’t look like an escapee from a mental hospital…….In the Republican world of today, that’s a step fprward………I will vote for Obama because, unlike Bush, he NEVER lied to the people of this country, he hunted down and killed Bin Laden and because, he has been treated like the “hired help” from the fat white Republicans and that offends me profoundly. Racism is alive and well in this country and Donald Trump and his flirtation with the birthers was another reason why most people think his endorsement is less a gift than a burden……….But hey, better Romney than any of the rest…..

  38. tree_guy says:

    Sorry about the spelling error Martini (comments cannot be edited). That makes my comment ironic?

  39. Copper2Steel says:

    Well, there’s always the Green Party’s Roseanne Barr! :-)

  40. tree_guy says:

    “Racism is alive and well in this country and Donald Trump and his flirtation with the birthers was another reason why most people think his endorsement is less a gift than a burden” menopaws

    Well, the “birther” movement was founded by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2007 so I guess we would have to conclude that Hillary Clinton is a racist.

  41. muckibr says:

    Half-truth: “Well, the “birther” movement was founded by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2007″

    Truth: “anonymous e-mails from supporters of Hillary Clinton surfaced that questioned Obama’s citizenship in an attempt to revive Clinton’s faltering primary election campaign.”

    The question of Obama’s birthplace came from “anonymous” e-mails, NOT from anyone directly associated with the Hillary Clinton “campaign.”

    Just wanted to clarify that.

  42. tree_guy says:

    Thanks for the clarification muckibr. I’d call the distinction between the Hillary Clinton supporters and the Hillary Clinton campaign to be a distinction without a difference. She was trying to halt the Obama momentum in Spring 2007 and this was one of their tactics. If birthers are associated with racism then, by default, Clinton is a racist. There’s no other way of looking at it.

  43. commoncents says:

    Personally, I am disappointed in what the Reps have to offer. A viable candidate, and there are some, would have had a shot to unseat Pres. Obama. Although, I would imagine that they could see the economy improving (not, I believe, due to economic policies as much as business naturally recovering) and knew full well that the President would get the credit and the office.

    And, no, a traffic cone wouldn’t win this election but dangit if the Republicans aren’t trying to find out. Which actually is unfortunate should they win as I believe they undoubtably would win in 2016 with a candidate far better than Mr. Romney – Chris Christie obviously agrees with me as when he said he wasn’t quite ready (a statement that I did not take as a negative). Should Romney win in 2012 it would push a better candidate another 8 years out.

  44. ManuelMartini says:

    “Sorry about the spelling error Martini (comments cannot be edited). That makes my comment ironic?”

    Now….my comment:

    I guess the typo isn’t worth bringing up to a moderately intelligent observer. We all make them

    How many times must I repeat myself?

    I love the “Hillary is a racist” bleet from the sheep. I need laughs today. Hillary put the birth certificate thing to bed faster than you can say “racist”. It’s documented. Trump and the Troglodytes are still grunting it.

    For more on Hillary (actually it was a “supporter”):

    http://factcheck.org/2008/10/berg-gets-sunk/

  45. ManuelMartini says:

    “I’d call the distinction between the Hillary Clinton supporters and the Hillary Clinton campaign to be a distinction without a difference”

    Thus the old lady that stood up at a McCain rally and called Obama an “Arab” (more recently a “Muslim” at a Santorum rally) is representative of the according campaigns?

    It was nice to see that McCain said “No ma’am,” he says. “[Obama's] a decent family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues.” I’m sure the Arab Americans were pleased to know the difference between an Arab and a “decent family man” Santorum ignored his campaigner, thus his endorsement. Ricky had better learn that there are Americans that are Muslim.

    So…in the tree_guy world, McCain’s campaign says Arabs are not decent and Santorum finds something wrong with Muslims by default.

    This is a fun game, tree_guy. Can we keep playing?

  46. ManuelMartini says:

    “overintelligence”?

    I guess in the conservative would you can be “too smart”

  47. ManuelMartini says:

    oh look…a typo!

  48. “shut down the Keystone XL pipeline” is just one more right wing lie pandering to their zombie base.

    What the President did was refuse to override existing laws, rules, and regulations. The KXL may still be build, but in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

    Lie number 2 is that building the pipeline would create lots of jobs when in reality it would create less the 7,000 temporary jobs.

    Lie number 3 is that the oil and gas would lower prices in the US when most of it will go to China.

    Truth: ‘anonymous e-mails form PERSONS CLAIMING TO BE Hillary supporters’.

  49. The question isn’t when and who started the birther nonsense – rather who has continued it.

  50. menopaws says:

    Let’s be clear—-sensible people don’t vote racist………So, the fat mouth with the bad comb over was a ploy to gain some of those votes….Be careful what compromises you make, Mr. Romney…..

  51. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Please, both sides were childish when it came to the birther issue. BHO could have released it day one and ended the issue.

  52. sincere says:

    The infighting will weaken the Republican Party to the point where Obama will get reelected.Instead of showing how ineffective the President has been,the challengers have been throwing so much mud on each other that Obama won’t have to vilify the winner of the mudslinging contest.

  53. ManuelMartini says:

    “BHO could have released it day one and ended the issue.”

    Of course, there was justification for questioning him. All presidents before him have been questioned about birth certificates, haven’t they? Take, for instance, Gerald Ford.

    Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., on July 14, 1913

    No reason to ask for his birth certificate and they say it’s false if he presented it.

    The only one we needed to question is the one that looked different and didn’t have an anglo name.

  54. ManuelMartini says:

    On June 12, 2008, Obama’s campaign responded to the rumors by posting on the “Fight The Smears” website, an image of Obama’s birth certificate.

    This was the day AFTER a conservative publication ran a story about the “anonymous emails”.

    I’d say that is “DAY ONE”.

  55. bobcat1a says:

    ManuelMartini, I admire the effort but facts will never de-ossify an ideologically fossilized mind.

  56. ManuelMartini says:

    bobcat1a – I don’t expect to change an alleged mind. What I do expect is that someone else will have to swallow the truth.

  57. ManuelMartini says:

    You know….I kinda forgot….

    Was Gerald Ford even elected????????

    Where is Orly when we need her??????

  58. First “fat, white men” and now “fat white Republicans?” Seriously mp, find a therapist.

    I’m certainly not counting on a GOP win, and not a huge fan of Romney, but I still don’t trust BHO. I don’t think the public has a clue what this fellow is really all about.

    My vote will be based on one thing… which candidated comes closer to leading this country in a direction I think we ought to go. That’s always how it is in elections unless your vote is rooted in emotions.

  59. ManuelMartini says:

    I’ll be wanting to watch sozo’s vote if Romney is nominated, since he has taken both sides of the abortion debate.

    Talk about “can’t trust him”…….

  60. muckibr says:

    The Trump endorsement of Romney was one thing, and it may have hurt him with some people while it helped Romney with others (like to strange folks who watch Celebrity Apprentice! What a stupid TV show!).

    But, I would be willing to bet that at some point before the General Election, Donald Trump will either pull his endorsement from Romney or at least denounce it. And, when that happens, it will hurt Romney even worse, because folks will wonder why he was such a rube to stand next to Trump in the first place.

    Trump, as we all have seen and most intuitively know, is not the kind of guy who can simply hand off his endorsement and then stand quietly in the shadows. Trump will make his presence known again, and I will bet that he does it in such a way that it reflects negatively on Mitt Romney.

    When that happens, remember that I said it here first. Okay?

  61. Publico says:

    concerned, I’ll bet you $10,000 that republicans lose the Presidential election.

  62. Can you even read Martini? Take a deep breath and read slowly…

    I will vote for the person who is most likely to lead the country in a direction I think best. If that means a choice between Obama and Romney,it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know how I will vote.

    When you vote, do you actually pretend that you agree with 100% of your candidate’s platform? If the answer is yes, then that explains quite a lot.

    (As an aside, with regard to the Kardnos controversey, it matters not to me who you are, but it IS kinda freaky how much you sound like him.)

  63. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Of course, the American Communist Party’s endorsement of 0bama in both the ’08 election as well as the upcoming one, is somehow less noteworthy to flamotte and the Evergreen State College cabal.

    http://www.peoplesworld.org/does-it-matter-which-party-wins/

    http://www.cpusa.org/cpusa-2008-electoral-policy/

    Gee… I wonder why.

  64. beerBoy says:

    Perhaps because the American Communist Party doesn’t have its own reality TV show and only extremists (mostly from the Right – and a few diehard Reds from the Left) think that what they have to say has any importance or relevance to any discussion in the 21st century.

  65. beerBoy says:

    But…..nice stab at invoking Joe McCarthy there…..

  66. ManuelMartini says:

    sozo…I read well and what I detect is that you talk “family values” from one side of your mouth and “best candidate” from the other side. You interchange them as needed for fodder to assault President Obama.

    You claim your vote for Romney would be a matter of your inability to trust Obama. Since Romney talks both sides of the abortion issue, when is he lying to you? Do you trust someone that can’t tell the truth? You’ve demonstrated that abortion is a serious issue to you. Is it no longer serious because Obama can stick to one decision and Romney will say what he thinks will get him votes?

  67. ManuelMartini says:

    I fear the American Communist Party a whole lot less than the Republicans.

  68. ManuelMartini says:

    Just to remove the boogeyman from the word:

    Founded in 1919, the Communist Party USA has championed the
    struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality,
    racial justice and peace for ninety years. The Communist
    Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive
    movement of the United States, from the struggle against Jim
    Crow segregation, the organizing of the industrial unions,
    from the canneries of California, to the sweatshops of New
    York City

    Terrible people, huh?

  69. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    So, bB, then I can assume you, along with flamotte, hold what Donald Trump has to say as important and relevant” to any discussion of the 21st century”?

    Oh… yes, certainly more so than a leader of political party whose system left a cruel and indelible mark on billions of innocents in the 20th century, and is the very same system that controls nearly a quarter of the world’s population right now – in the 21st century.

    But… nice stab at invoking Lavrenty Beria there…

  70. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    I fear the American Communist Party a whole lot less than the Republicans.

    Well gee, Larry, you certainly have a lot in common with them then, dontcha’.

  71. ManuelMartini says:

    Is LarryF posting again? Oh..I see…Vox though I was LarryF.

    “Founded in 1919, the Communist Party USA has championed the
    struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality,
    racial justice and peace
    for ninety years. The Communist
    Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive
    movement of the United States, from the struggle against Jim
    Crow segregation, the organizing of the industrial unions,
    from the canneries of California, to the sweatshops of New
    York City”

    Yep. I’ve got a lot in common with them. As Andrew Sheppard would say – “more importantly, why don’t you?”

    and more Andy Sheppard – We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle age, middle class, middle income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family, and American values and character, and you wave an old photo of the President’s girlfriend and you scream about patriotism. You tell them she’s to blame for their lot in life. And you go on television and you call her a whore.

    Sometimes fiction is better than fact.

  72. ManuelMartini says:

    “hold what Donald Trump has to say as important and relevant” to any discussion of the 21st century”

    Oh God….I have only one thing to submit to this:

    http://www.spike.com/video-clips/j5xjwy/donald-trump-challenges-vince-mcmahon-wwe

    Note the followers and the collective IQ

  73. Bandito says:

    “You’re Fired!”

  74. So, bB, then I can assume you, along with flamotte, hold what Donald Trump has to say as important and relevant” to any discussion of the 21st century”?

    For me to make note that others find Trump important is not that same as me finding what he has to say as having any importance or relevance – but nice try at reframing what I was saying:

    Mitt felt that Trump’s endorsement was important enough to convince theDonald to do so and to hold a public media event celebrating the aforesaid endorsement

    The national media (print, television, radio, and internet) felt it was important enough to provide coverage of the event. I can’t remember any coverage (including several teaser stories about the likely announcement) for the American Communist Party’s endorsement, and I must have forgotten that event where the candidate joined with them on stage to accept the endorsement……oh…right….it NEVER HAPPENED.

    And, as I pointed out before, the American Communist Party doesn’t have its own reality tv show that ends with their nationally known catch-phrase……I’m thinking that Mitt’s acknowledgment that he likes to be able to fire people is the real reason why Trump endorsed him.

  75. “is not the same”

  76. And….more to the point….the Republican Party once thought Trump was important and relevant enough to once lead their list of “not-Mitts”.

  77. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    And….more to the point….the Republican Party once thought Trump was important and relevant enough to once lead their list of “not-Mitts”.

    What Republican Party? That statement is so broad and off-base as to be out-worldly. Trump is a publicity seeker – period. Trump’s for Trump, and no serious thinker would ever consider him a viable candidate for any party/ any election. ‘Course, same could have been said about Al Franken before he stole his election… but that’s another thread.

    So aside from the American Communist Party and a few prize endorsements 0bama got from such respected world leaders as Muammar Gaddafi, Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and the Castro Brothers, lets look at just a few that he received from celebrities and entertainers (since you seem to be focusing on entertainment value of the Donald’s business empire):

    Ben Affleck
    Alec Baldwin
    Drew Barrymore
    Ted Danson
    Larry David
    Danny DeVito
    Fran Drescher
    Jamie Foxx
    Danny Glover
    Mark Hamill
    Tom Hanks
    Dennis Hopper
    Ashley Judd
    Lindsay Lohan
    Eva Longoria
    Demi Moore
    Eddie Murphy
    Sean Penn
    Dennis Quaid
    Susan Sarandon
    Martin Sheen
    Phil Spector
    Denzel Washington
    Bill Maher
    Lorne Michaels
    Will Farrell
    Wanda Sykes
    Jon Stewart
    Lizz Winstead
    George Soros (because he’s so damn funny)
    Oliver Stone
    Michael Moore
    Spike Lee
    Woody Allen
    Christie Brinkley
    Fitty Cent
    Common
    Sean Combs
    David Crosby
    Eminem
    Merle Haggard
    The Greatful Dead (living and dead)
    Ludacris
    Kurt Cobain… oops, that’s right, he just voted for him
    Kris Kristofferson
    will.i.am
    Babs Striesand
    Tyra Banks
    Perez Hilton
    Hanoi Jane Fonda
    Kim Kardashian
    Howard Stern
    Oprah Winfrey
    Steadman Graham (’cause Oprah told him to)
    Charles Barkley
    Hulk Hogan
    Don King
    Joe Paterno
    Okay a few political endorsements too:
    Lois Farrakhan
    Michael Ratner (ACORN)
    Jesse Jackson
    Kim Gandy
    Eleanor Smeal
    Tom Hayden
    Paul Krigman
    etc, etc, etc, etc, et…………

    This is a very small fraction of celebrity types. And none of these folks have ever been outrageous, troubled, or controversial in their lives – private or public – nor with their political opinions. Neither is it clear that any or all shared the stage with the campaigner-in-cheif when making their announcements. But on the shallowness chart, most all would more than compare favorably with Mr. Trump.

  78. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    bB, in your and complicit posts here, you seem to be ignoring the fact that an endorsement – any endorsement – from a dubious source, or one whose own personal, political, or otherwise public persona is as transparent as the Donald’s, is exactly the same regardless of party affiliation, or joint stage appearances.

    But 0bama supporters should think about the vote totals for such subjects before writing a stupid letter condemning the endorsement by just one example, simply because it appears in the “R” column.

    But then, you know that.

    Pity, indeed.

  79. muckibr says:

    Voxy says, “But 0bama supporters should think about the vote totals…”

    .

    Oh, I am absolutely sure they are Voxy!

    “The president has acquired nearly half of his campaign war chest from small-money donors, raising more from contributions of $200 or less than the Romney campaign has brought in overall, disclosure data show. Romney’s GOP rivals also have raised a larger proportion of their money from small donors.”

    The above extract is from an article entitled: Mitt Romney relying heavily on small group of super-rich donors, By Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam, Published: February 1

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-relying-heavily-on-small-group-of-super-rich-donors/2012/02/01/gIQAFVB4iQ_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

    .

    And don’t forget about NEWT, and HIS buddies!

    “From his prison cell in Arizona, former GOP Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham wrote a letter in December – in all caps – to onetime colleague Newt Gingrich embracing the former speaker’s bid for president and offering a few political pointers.”

    “I have 80 percent of inmates that would vote for you. They might not be able to but their extended families will,” Cunningham wrote, in a missive posted by Voice of San Diego. ”

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/dept-of-unwanted-endorsements-convict-cunningham-backs-gingrich-20120127

    .

    Dubious indeed sir!

  80. beerBoy says:

    This Republican Party:

    Another Poll Confirms Trump as Republican Frontrunner
    April 20, 2011

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/dailyfray/another-poll-confirms-trump-as-republican-frontrunner-20110415

    So vox, is your memory that faulty or just convenient?

  81. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Please bB, to imply that Trump was ever a serious contender, let alone leader, for the nomination based on a poll, when in fact he was listed as such only in a select few (lesser) polls during a time when the field was as yet unformed, there had not been a single debate, and four of the eight choices in the poll you linked never even declared their candidacy – before or since – would have to be considered a giant leap – especially in light of how you parsed it, to wit:

    …the Republican Party once thought Trump was important and relevant enough to once lead their list of “not-Mitts”.

    Using your logic, one could make the same statement about this winner in the lead-up to the Dem primaries in ’08 – guess who:

    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1570071,00.html

    Oh yeah, forgot about him.

  82. “And none of these folks have ever been outrageous, troubled, or controversial in their lives – private or public – nor with their political opinions–”

    That’s it, Martini, you are certifiable and have officially made the Scroll Over List.

  83. ManuelMartini says:

    Should I post the Tea Party rally in South Carolina with the participants saying Trump was their choice of candidate?

  84. ManuelMartini says:

    ““And none of these folks have ever been outrageous, troubled, or controversial in their lives – private or public – nor with their political opinions–”
    That’s it, Martini, you are certifiable and have officially made the Scroll Over List.”

    Yeah…only one problem, sozo…I didn’t say what you quoted and attributed to me. But please….avoid dialog with me. It will only be a matter of time before you play victim again and run to mommy’s skirt.

    I’m certainly glad that someone who is so sensitive about the content of these thread can so easily call people “certifiable” and tell others to seek psycological help.

    Jesus must be proud.

  85. Pacman33 says:

    This isn’t fair! This the most lopsided floor mopping on a comment forum likely possible. Vox is clearly taking advantage of the left’s twisted thought process. So frenzied in their pitiful attempt not to only distort a meaningless non-event, but inject their vile pretense, they completely fail to recognize their own dreadful endorsement list.

    Ooops.

    How could leftists forget about their laughable backers in an attempt to manipulate an endorsement that conservatives could care less about? An endorsement that is anything but unpredictable. Stop The Presses : A Wealthy Businessman Endorses …. A Wealthy Businessman. Thanks for the newsflash, fRed.

    How could fRed and the rest of the komucrats make such a mistake?
    Because the are too engrossed in their attempts to change the conversation from the strenuous proposition of defending 0bama’s and the left’s record and ‘plan’.

    Paychecks or Food Stamps? The Free Market or Crony Socialized Capitalism? Private charity or Government Redistribution of Wealth? Independence or Dependence? Obama-style hopeychangey or Real Hope and Real Change?

  86. ManuelMartini says:

    cute skirt

  87. Apologies in order. I was in too great a hurry and misread vox’ comment.

    I still think Martini is certifiable and that some people here need psychological help. There’s no shame in the latter by the way, and Jesus called certain people snakes and vipers, so I’m not real worried. Sometimes the truth hurts.

    The Scroll-Over rule for you MM remains a healthy choice IMO. Others will surely indulge you which is what you crave I think. Have fun.

  88. muckibr says:

    sozo quoted this on FEB. 5, 2012 AT 8:19 PM
     
    “And none of these folks have ever been outrageous, troubled, or controversial in their lives – private or public – nor with their political opinions–”

    and then sozo wrote” That’s it, Martini, you are certifiable and have officially made the Scroll Over List.”

    However, sozo was WRONG about who wrote and posted the original quote.

    CORRECT “Martini” to “Vox_clamantis_in_deserto” who actually made the comment on 2/5 @ 1:15 PM.

    Oh Voxy!

    Voxy, are you reading this?

    solo says that YOU, Voxy, are “certifiable”! How do YOU feel about that Voxy?

  89. sozo was right Voxy. You are certifiable, as well as ostentatious, inflammatory, and preposterous! You are the whole package of the “Far right “solitary, disaffected individual”. You go girl!

  90. Connecting to to topic of another thread – is online diagnoses that someone is certifiable enough to warrant involuntary commitment?

  91. ManuelMartini says:

    “I still think Martini is certifiable and that some people here need psychological help.”

    It’s quite comical that sozo was crying the blues about the content of comments on the threads and how people get personal and mean…..and within less than 7 days, is guilty of that which she complains.

    Call me whatever makes you feel good, but I’d say that the following definition might fit like a glove and it IS certifiable:

    http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-MADS00356/Bipolar-disorder?q=bipolar+disorder&qpvt=bipolar

  92. ManuelMartini says:

    Oh..and I love the invocation of “Jesus”, sozo. Does your imaginary friend make you feel as though your sinful behavior is OK because you ask “Jesus may I?”

    Then there are those with invisible enemies online:

    “But outsized internet ego is a lure I can’t resist, unlike simple feeble-mindedness. The constant drumbeat of his ostentatious, inflammatory, and preposterous comments are just too fat to resist all of the time” (note the $5.95 words from the ISLAND Theasaurus for clues as to the real identity)

    They don’t have to be responsible for their behavior, they can blame it on “Kardy” or whoever else they make up.

    “You’d drink too, if you had a (fill in the blank) like mine”. Always someone else’s fault.

  93. Vox, I’m sure you’ve figured this out by now, but I thought your list was posted by MM as a genuine litany of stable celebrities. I was hasty, didn’t realize till later that it your point was ripe with sarcasm. Again, my apologies to both you and Mr. Martini.

  94. muckibr says:

    Apparently Voxy has some problem with Hollywood Celebs who support the Democratic Party. Well, all celebs from Hollywood don’t just support Democrats Voxy. How bout these guys and gals. What do YOU think of them?

    1. Drew Carey

    – Drew Carey is a registered Republican.
    2. Don King

    – Don King has consistently supported Republican candidates throughout the years.
    3. Adam Sandler

    – Adam Sandler is a registered Republican.
    4. Ben Stein

    – Ben Stein was a speechwriter for Nixon.
    5. Bo Derek

    – Bo Derek is a well known Christian conservative and poster girl for family values. She campaigned for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
    6. Dean Cain

    – Dean Cane is a registered Republican.
    7. Gloria Estefan

    – Gloria Estefan is a registered Republican.
    8. Heather Locklear

    – Heather Locklear is a registered Republican.
    9. Rick Schroder

    – Ricky Schroder is a registered Republican.
    10. James Earl Jones

    – James Earl Jones is a registered Republican, and the voice of Darth Vader who was the model for Dick Cheney.
    11. Karl Malone

    – Karl Malone is a registered Republican.
    12. LL Cool J

    – LL Cool J attended the 2004 Republican National Convention.
    13. Nick Lachey

    – Nick Lachey is a registered Republican.
    14. Patricia Heaton

    – Patricia Heaton is a registered Republican.
    15. Pat Sajak

    – Pat Sajak was a major donor to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. He is also a registered Republican.
    16. Rachel Hunter

    – Rachel Hunter is a registered Republican.
    17. Robert Duvall

    – Robert Duvall narrated most of the videos for the 2008 Republican Convention.
    18. The Rock

    – The Rock is a registered Republican.
    19. Sammy Hagar

    – Contributed thousands of dollars to George W. Bushs re-election campaign.
    20. Sarah Michelle Gellar

    – SMG is a registered Republican.
    21. Scott Baio

    – Scott Baio is a registered Republican.
    22. 50 Cent

    – 50 Cent once said, I actually like Bush. In some ways, I’m the George W. Bush of hip hop, nobody likes me, but I’m still gonna run it for the next four years.”
    23. Alice Cooper

    – Alice Cooper supported Bush in 2000 and 2004, and is a poster boy for Republican values.
    24. Mary Lou Retton

    – Mary Lou Retton delivered the Pledge of Allegiance on the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention.
    25. Jon Voight

    – Jon Voight is a registered Republican, and another great representative of Family Values.
    26. Jessica Simpson

    – Jessica Simpson is a registered Republican.
    27. Shannen Doherty

    – Shannen Doherty is a registered Republican, and a very sweet person everyone in Hollywood loves to work with, NOT.
    28. Stephen Baldwin

    – Since 2001, Stephen Baldwin has been an outspoken Christian conservative, and outspoken on the phone with his daughter, and in the airplane with the flight attendants.
    29. Susan Lucci

    – Susan Lucci is a well known conservative Republican.
    30. Sylvester Stallone

    – Sylvestor Stallone is a registered Republican.
    31. Meat Loaf

    – Meat is a registered Republican, as well as being a Loaf.
    32. Tom Selleck

    – Tom Selleck is a registered Republican.
    33. Tony Danza

    – Tony Danza is a registered Republican.
    34. Wayne Newton

    – Wayne Newton is a registered Republican.
    35. Bruce Willis

    – Bruce Willis claims he is an Indepedent, but has endorsed Republican candidates since 2000.
    36. Johnny Ramone

    – Johnny Ramone was a registered Republican.
    37. Chuck Norris

    – Chuck Norris has donated more than $32,000 to Republican candidates and organizations since 1988.
    38. Kelsey Grammer

    – Kelsey is a long time Republican. He campaigned for McCain. And he’s on his 4th wife, one more than even Newt has had.
    39. Clint Eastwood

    – Clint Eastwood has been a registered Republican since 1951 but describes himself as a libertarian. But, Clint did make a GREAT Pro-Obama commercial for the Super Bowl didn’t he?
    40. And of course, Mel Gibson!

    What’s your opinion of these Celebs for Republicans Voxy?

  95. muckibr says:

    OOPS! Don King and Fitty/50 Cent are on Voxy’s list too as being Democrat supporters! Did they jump the Republican ship to support President Obama?

    But Voxy also lists Kurt Cobain and Joe Peterno, who are both deceased, and The Grateful Dead which Voxy lists as “The Greatful Dead (living and dead)”. So it really doesn’t matter that people are dead. According to Voxy dead people also support the Democrats! Strange! Strange indeed the lengths to which some people will stretch the facts to make their foolish case.

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