Report: Trump to announce presidential candidacy next month

posted at 10:14 pm on April 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

I’ve been worried that this whole presidential flirtation was little more than a ploy to drive up ratings on “The Apprentice,” but according to Newsmax, he’s set to declare next month.

Oh, also: He’ll be providing details of his announcement press conference during the season finale of “The Apprentice.”

If you wonder whether Donald Trump is serious about running for president, tune in to the finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on May 15.

Trump plans to say on the NBC show that he will be holding a press conference in the next few days. At that press conference in the Trump Tower in New York, Trump will be announcing his candidacy for the presidency…

Since writing the first story in January to report that Trump will definitely run, I have been amazed at how much the idea of a Trump presidency is catching on across the political spectrum. As I wrote in my story, Don’t Underestimate Donald Trump for President, he can be outrageous and boastful. But when it comes to a successful run at the presidency, don’t count him out…

From talking with him, I can tell that he has thought through the details of running. Agree with him or not, those who think Trump is pulling a publicity stunt have trouble grasping the novelty of a non-politician caring enough about his country to run for president.

His timing is perfect: Arizona’s senate finally passed its “Birther bill” just this morning. Rick Santorum may or may not be in the process of announcing his own candidacy on Greta Van Susteren’s show as I write this, which is also good news. The bigger the field, the more fun the race will be to blog. Imagine a southern bloc of Huckabee and Barbour, a libertarian bloc of Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, a “true conservative” bloc of Palin, Bachmann, and Santorum, a bland yet probably electable bloc of Romney, Pawlenty, and Daniels, and … Gingrich somehow left over. Traffic bonanza.

Here’s Cantor on CNN this morning daring to suggest that Trump might not be totally serious.


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Trump doesn’t need to focus on republicans right now. It is useless because the people on here and the people that follow politics on a regular basis already know that the republicans have failed us.

I honestly think the idea with the birther stuff was just to get on all the shows. Then lays out what his agenda is. If you watch the rest of his interviews he says things that every normal American can relate to and understand. He simplifies our national economic problems very well, AND he articulates American exceptionalism to the point where people can feel good again about our country.

THAT is why he is up in the polls.

I am not diminishing the whole “birther” idea, just saying that Trump is using it as a gateway to laying out more of what is wrong with Obama. By doing this, he starts to plant seeds in the minds of regular everyday television viewers that normally wouldn’t even be questioning the President.

Also, he is going to drop the hammer on Romney in the primaries. I can’t wait for that debate.

johnnyboy on April 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

None of your less than stellar descriptions above of Trump, truly depict who Trump really is.

Mcguyver on April 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Do his own words count? Maybe you need to go read MadCon’s post in the Green Room. You and Aslan’s Girl and the rest of the Trump contingent who are either 1) not real conservatives, or 2) so lazy you haven’t even done a lick of research on the guy.

NoLeftTurn on April 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Buy Danish on April 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

ROFL……Rossi was the RINO pick to stop Dider from getting the nomination. Rossi the three time loser. Rino 0-1

Carly was the Rino pick and Palin took a lot of heat for endrosing her. She was better than Campell and the conservative was going no where in the polls. Still the RINOS screwed up CA with Mitt’s help and Meg’s whitman’s campaign. It says a lot that $180 million was blown and Meg or Carly didn’t do any better that COD in DE, The OR senate RINO pick was so bad nobody remembers his name. Then of course you have Crist a great pick by the RINos. Like I said three RINOs lost to three TEA party candidates (and I don’t think buck was a Tea party candiate)

If you want to lay blame the RINOS cost us the Senate. and who can forget the RINOs pushing Lisa on us and pushing out the conservative Miller for a talking point.

The point of the fact is the GOp had a very slim oppurtunity of winning the Senate and the RINOs simply used Angle and COD to push a narrativer about the TEA party which morons accepted no questions asked.

Oh and how do you like Trump stealing all those votes from Mitt…..lol…..

unseen on April 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

NoLeftTurn on April 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

So where is he?

Where is the GOP leader who has what it takes?

Daniels
Gingrich
Huckabee
Pawlenty
Romney
Santorum
Barbour
Ron Paul
Jon Huntsman
Buddy Roemer

They are all a sad joke!

sharrukin on April 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Rebar on April 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

IIRC Arizona had their candidacy qualification bill on the plate about the same time they passed their illegal immigration bill. That’s when Holder sued AZ. Coincidence?

Whether it was or not the DoJ will have a hard time going after several states for passing candidacy qualification requirements.

As to the Hillary aspect, I have no opinion. It’s more than I can contemplate since she is almost as odious to me as BO. As long as BO decides not to run for some fabricated (wink-wink) excuse I’ll be grateful. As for the black vote, I doubt it will materialize without BO.

It’s possible that as bland as the Rep. front runners are Trump may think they’re better than the Barf, and it would be hard to disagree with that view.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Also, he is going to drop the hammer on Romney in the primaries. I can’t wait for that debate.

johnnyboy on April 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I wonder how long it will take for Mitt and his minions to figure out Trump is stealing his “electable” voters…. I am going to be watching closely to see how they smear and slander Trump like they did Palin.

unseen on April 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

If Soetoro really is hiding something, and Trump wouldn’t be pushing unless he had some solid proof, Hillary could sail into being the nominee. And since it would have been a “big bad republican” who blew the whistle, she could still count on the black vote.

Rebar on April 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

You could be right. But at this stage of the game, and after Barry’s awful speech today, and the fact that the Republican’s have a weak bench, Hillary would be a welcome sight in my mind, not that I’d vote for her, but I can’t believe she’s agreeing with the crap that Barry is throwing our way.

Knucklehead on April 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

@NoLeftTurn

uh.. so tell me “mr. real conservative”

who are we supposed to be supporting in your magical perfect world? Romney? TPaw? Santorum? Gingrich?

Gimme a freaking break. I am all about Palin, but right now… Trump is the man. Please don’t go throwing around stupid comments about real conservatives… you sound like an idiot.

Anyhoo,

I gotta a dinner party to go to with a bunch of liberals tonight… time to break out the old “I <3 neocons" t-shirt.

johnnyboy on April 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

They are all a sad joke!

sharrukin on April 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

agreed. they are all interchangable. They are all the same person. groomed to be the same person, taught to say the same things, unable to morph into a different type of person. Losers and betamales groomed in the PC world.

Only the outsiders like Trump and Palin and to an extent Huck get people excited.

I think in the end Mitt will start attacking trump. he lost 405 of his support to Trump last month. If Mitt doesn’t engage Trump soon his chances of winnning the nomination are finshed.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

unseen on April 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Blah blah blah. But thanks for the reminder that Palin did endorse Carly. LOL as you say.

P.S. Why does it not surprise me that you’re on Trump’s team now too? Why does it not bother you that he was the son of a rich daddy – what with that being a bone of contention with you know who.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Only the outsiders like Trump and Palin and to an extent Huck get people excited.

Don’t like Huckabee, but you are right. He isn’t boring, just to much of a lefty.

I think in the end Mitt will start attacking trump. he lost 405 of his support to Trump last month. If Mitt doesn’t engage Trump soon his chances of winnning the nomination are finshed.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

That may be what his recent attack about the birth certificate is about. Didn’t realize he was bleeding that much support to Trump.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Blah blah blah. But thanks for the reminder that Palin did endorse Carly. LOL as you say.

P.S. Why does it not surprise me that you’re on Trump’s team now too? Why does it not bother you that he was the son of a rich daddy – what with that being a bone of contention with you know who.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

unseen is a Palin supporter. I doubt he is on Trump’s ‘team’. It’s one thing to cheerlead Trump for the attacks on Obama, but I doubt he’s switching from Sarah.

fossten on April 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Rebar on April 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

{Personally I think Trump was a gop establishment plan that backfired. i think they thought he would take votes from Gov Palin by running to her right on the BC issue and her attacks on China etc. And set the stage for Mitt or some other establishment to do a McCain. I think they still have not figured out that the supporters that are going to Trump on the ones looking for “elelctablity” or in other words those that disliked Mitt but were supporting him because he was the most “electable”

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

. I am going to be watching closely to see how they smear and slander Trump like they did Palin.

unseen on April 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Won’t happen, most American’s already know about Trump’s dirty laundry and it hasn’t seemed to make much difference in the polling lately.

Knucklehead on April 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

P.S. Why does it not surprise me that you’re on Trump’s team now too? Why does it not bother you that he was the son of a rich daddy – what with that being a bone of contention with you know who.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

On Trump’s team? Hardly. I am just laughing that Trump is stilling 40% of Mitt’s support. Anything that hurts Mitt I’m for. Trump will flame out or he will say the wrong thing or Mitt and his minions will attack him or the GOp establishment will close ranks. I’m not worried about Trump his support is soft just like Mitt’s was. Trump gives an extra benifit of not only hurting Mitt which is worth the price of admission right there but hurting Obama too.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Good.

I welcome Trump in the race. He is about 4th on my list of potential candidates; after Palin, Cain and Bachmann, but miles, MILES ahead of Pawlenty, Romney and the rest of the field.

Norwegian on April 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Knucklehead on April 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Soetoro has been an unmitigated disaster, not just for America, but for the democrat party too. The leaders of the party, and an increasing number of the rank and file, have to see the asskicking of 2010 where the lost their very large majority of the House to flip republican, as his fault.

And the hits keep coming, they are going to lose the Senate for sure, maybe to a supermajority, and if things keep going the way they are, the presidency. What the left crowed about the GOP being a regional party in 2008, could very well happen to the democrat party in 2012.

The real powers behind the democrat party, like Soros, have got to be looking for a way to salvage something out of this disaster. One way might be to make Soetoro a one termer, and field a better candidate who might still lose, but keep the republicans from the supermajority. That candidate would be Hillary. And they’re using Trump as a stalking horse to force Soetoro to drop out.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Won’t happen, most American’s already know about Trump’s dirty laundry and it hasn’t seemed to make much difference in the polling lately.

Knucklehead on April 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

what Trump will teach you is that it doesn’t matter who the candidate is after the RNC.DNC smear machine is done with them their negatives will be skyhigh. Just like they did to Gov Palin. the daily show is alread yon the attack, Mitt has started the attack…..but just sit back and watch…. It will be fun to watch someone else get the treatment….

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

DEFINITELY A LEADER

Rea1ityCheck on April 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

None of your less than stellar descriptions above of Trump, truly depict who Trump really is.

Mcguyver on April 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Read, then come on back.

MadisonConservative on April 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

He’s better than Romney.

wraithby on April 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

That may be what his recent attack about the birth certificate is about. Didn’t realize he was bleeding that much support to Trump.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Latest CNN poll had Mitt down to 9% form 16% with ALL of it going to Trump. Trump hurts Newt too. Did not even damage Palin by a % pts. She kept all her support.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

He’s better than Romney.

wraithby on April 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

A hamster is better than Mitt. At least the hamster will find the food once in a while.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

That may be what his recent attack about the birth certificate is about. Didn’t realize he was bleeding that much support to Trump.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

If the birthers are just ignorant rubes, why does anyone bother attacking Trump? Romney and Ed and Allah are certain Obama is on the level and eligible to be president, so won’t Trump collapse on a heap of his own folly?

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

unseen is a Palin supporter. I doubt he is on Trump’s ‘team’. It’s one thing to cheerlead Trump for the attacks on Obama, but I doubt he’s switching from Sarah.
fossten on April 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Yes she, sorry, he, is Palin’s biggest fan. He hasn’t switched, he’s just jumping on another float in the parade.

That may be what his recent attack about the birth certificate is about. Didn’t realize he was bleeding that much support to Trump.
sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

He was asked a question by Kudlow. He gave his opinion and said not a word about Trump, but if you want to characterize “I believe he was born in the United States” as an “attack”, go right ahead and make a fool of yourself. This sort of idiotic distortion is typical of you and your comrades, and no doubt they will come to your side to cheer you on.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

He’s better than Romney.

wraithby on April 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

What a low bar.

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM

If the birthers are just ignorant rubes, why does anyone bother attacking Trump? Romney and Ed and Allah are certain Obama is on the level and eligible to be president, so won’t Trump collapse on a heap of his own folly?

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

They know there is in fact something to the birth certificate issue. Many of them may not know exactly what it is just as the so-called ‘birthers’ don’t either, but they do know Obama is vulnerable.

The moderates are afraid of being called a mean name, of being seen as seedy, of being embarrassed. Some are also afraid of what happens if it does turn out that Obama isn’t eligible to be president and the turmoil that follows.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

ROFL…Trump will bury Mitt

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:21 AM

He’s better than Romney.

wraithby on April 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

There are Democrats better than Romney. Doesn’t mean they should be president.

MadisonConservative on April 14, 2011 at 12:21 AM

MadisonConservative on April 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

That was an excellent blog post MadCon!..:)

Dire Straits on April 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

He was asked a question by Kudlow. He gave his opinion and said not a word about Trump

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

You may be dumb enough to buy that nonsense but the vast majority of people are not. We all know what, and who, he was talking about.

You can find the post under…Romney blasts Trump’s birther focus

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Why do the moderates do anything they do? And yes I believe Trump will collapse sooner or later. I think Ed and allah and others worry that the collapse will happen only after Mitt and TPAw and other corwardly GOpers are so far down in the polls they are not considered electable.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM

A hamster is better than Mitt. At least the hamster will find the food once in a while.
Chuckles the Clown aka unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I was going to make a gerbil joke, but I’ll refrain. It’s hard to compete with your witty repartee’. Honk honk./

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:26 AM

That was an excellent blog post MadCon!..:)

Dire Straits on April 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Thanks, bud. :)

MadisonConservative on April 14, 2011 at 12:28 AM

These people laughing and making light of Donald Trump running for president are causing me to lose all respect for them. I’m not saying I’m for Trump for president, but it just doesn’t go over well to make fun of any candidate in your own party. What the hell is wrong with these people? That is just terribly disrespectful and feeds into all the leftists making light of him. Notice how all the interviewers on the left make a point to ask every Republican about Donald Trump to get their reaction. Why give them this kind of ammunition? Donald Trump has as much right as anyone to run and he shouldn’t be turned into a joke by other Republicans. They just lose me when they do that.

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:26 AM

some people just can not compete.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Why do the moderates do anything they do? And yes I believe Trump will collapse sooner or later. I think Ed and allah and others worry that the collapse will happen only after Mitt and TPAw and other corwardly GOpers are so far down in the polls they are not considered electable.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM

If Trump kneecaps both Obama and the RINO’s before riding off into the sunset he will have served his country.

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

He is a joke, and deserves to be treated as such. Stop falling for his sales pitch.

MadisonConservative on April 14, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Why give them this kind of ammunition? Donald Trump has as much right as anyone to run and he shouldn’t be turned into a joke by other Republicans. They just lose me when they do that.

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Hello? did you miss the last 2 years with Palin. this is what they do. They are like children. they know they can’t compete with people like Trump or Palin so they dismiss them, they demean them, they make jokes about them and attack them personally because they have no comeback for the views and policies people like Trump and Palin bring to the table.

It is SOP with the gop establishment/Rove types it is all they kow. Th epolitics of personal destruction. they ar bankrupt of ideas and character. they must tear all other down to make themsleves look good.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:33 AM

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Ooookaaay. An editorialized headline is the gospel truth? He said there are plenty of things to attack OBAMA over.

This has been entertaining as usual, but I have to go now. You and unseen can blather away to your heart’s content without any annoying interruptions from the real world.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:34 AM

These people laughing and making light of Donald Trump running for president are causing me to lose all respect for them. I’m not saying I’m for Trump for president, but it just doesn’t go over well to make fun of any candidate in your own party. What the hell is wrong with these people?

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Fully agree. The worst part is that this seems to happen whenever anyone on the right questions a Democrat. Its almost as if they get upset when a Republican isn’t perfectly respectful of the socialists. Same garbage happened with Palin, now Trump, the tea party folks, indeed anyone who actually pushes back against the left.

Our own side is our worst liability.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:35 AM

That was an excellent blog post MadCon!..:)
Dire Straits on April 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

+1. And that’s my final answer.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:35 AM

If Trump kneecaps both Obama and the RINO’s before riding off into the sunset he will have served his country.

Stayright on April 14, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Hell if he does that I might vote for him! lol.

I don’t think Trump wears well over time. but I could be wrong.

to me the greatest threat to this country is our present politcal class. be it the rinos or dems. They will destroy our country for their own greed and ego.

If Trump does what you say he will have done a great service indeed.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:36 AM

You and unseen can blather away to your heart’s content without any annoying interruptions from my insanity filled posts..

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 12:34 AM

Thank you :)

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Our own side is our worst liability.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Our side has been inflitrated by Quislings.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Our side has been inflitrated by Quislings.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:38 AM

It doesn’t bode well for 2012, thats for sure.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:40 AM

It doesn’t bode well for 2012, thats for sure.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Maybe the Mayans were right? who knows. But if it’s the present filed of RINOs Obama wins 4 more years. Trump might give him a run for his money if he doesn’t implode. Palin can beat him if she wins the nomination.

but if one of the gop rinos gets it we are done.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Sarah Palin is smarter than NRO’s editors
“What had looked like a modest success now looks like a sodden disappointment.”
*
In an editorial mea culpa Wednesday, National Review Online’s editors admitted that they were wrong to praise the Boehner-Obama budget compromise so quickly:

“We initially supported the deal House Speaker John Boehner cut with the White House to cut $38.5 billion from the rest of the fiscal year 2011 budget. It was only a pittance in the context of all of Washington’s red ink, but it seemed an acceptable start, even if we assumed it would be imperfect in its details. What we didn’t assume was that the agreement would be shot through with gimmicks and one-time savings. What had looked in its broad outlines like a modest success now looks like a sodden disappointment

.”

Unlike the NRO punditocracy, Sarah Palin did not fall for the deception. Asked by Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News about the deal Saturday, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate replied:

“When you consider that we just saw an increase in government spending by about 28% and saw a little chip out of that to the tune of 1%, I would say that no, the tea party and Americans in general who are concerned about the fiscal health of our country did not get what they wanted. We have a lot of work to do to help educate Congress when it comes to the expectations that we have when we send our politicians to DC to do the job of making sure that our country is solvent.”

Heh. Mama Grizzly is smarter than the average bear… and a lot smarter than your average NRO editor.
http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/2011/04/sarah-palin-is-smarter-than-nros.html

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:48 AM

{Personally I think Trump was a gop establishment plan that backfired. i think they thought he would take votes from Gov Palin by running to her right on the BC issue and her attacks on China etc. And set the stage for Mitt or some other establishment to do a McCain. I think they still have not figured out that the supporters that are going to Trump on the ones looking for “elelctablity” or in other words those that disliked Mitt but were supporting him because he was the most “electable”

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Hey did you know if you look up paranoid in the dictionary–there you are!

You are saying that someone in their right mind thought a arguably sucessful businessman and Palin had something in common? Other than reality TV I mean?

And some of the stuff Trump has been saying about China is pretty nuts… some not, but the anti-capitalism stuff, I doubt Palin sounds like that. The views are not conservative or mainstream even. Palin isn’t a nut. Everyone knows that.

I do think Mitt, along with Huckabee, and the other known quanities such as Pawlenty and Daniels are favored by regular Republican types… but I doubt they are thinking all the same thoughts… and do think they are probably worried about Trump, but I don’t think anyone is taking his poll numbers as anything but name recognition and celebrity right now.

Which is all any of these numbers are.

For instance… my 16 year old daughter got some kind of poll on facebook about who she would vote for… she will be 18 by then, so it isn’t totally dumb, but she doesn’t have a clue. She picked Mitt Romney because he was the only name she recognized as familiar, she was quite proud that she knew one…

That is what these numbers are right now. I doubt she would know who Trump was if he were on the list. Or Palin either. And forget about Pawlenty or the others…

I keep seeing people refer to favorability numbers… I think those are probably as reliable as anything right now.

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Trump might give him a run for his money if he doesn’t implode. Palin can beat him if she wins the nomination.

but if one of the gop rinos gets it we are done.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM

I am not sure the GOP even cares if they lose. I suspect their power and perks matter more to them than beating Obama. Even if they lose the election they still retain most of those things, but a tea party/Palin takeover is a real threat to that.

I like the fact that Trump isn’t a coward.

It’s refreshing.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

johnnyboy on April 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

First of all, it’s Miss Conservative, not Mr. Second, thanks for proving my point. You are obviously ignorant to the fact that Trump is so flip-floppy on the issues that he makes Romney look consistent. The guy goes whichever way the wind blows. He was one of Bush’s fiercest critics and he bashed him relentlessly on Fox for the war. He was pro-choice before he was pro-life, anti-gun before he was pro-gun, in favor of gay marriage before he was opposed to it. He voted for Obama for crissakes. If that’s not enough to give you pause, then I don’t know what would. DO SOME RESEARCH!

NoLeftTurn on April 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Our side has been inflitrated by Quislings.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:38 AM

A rather large number were replaced by teaparty conservatives in 2010, especially at the state level, but it will take more time to purge the RINOs out of the party to the point where it become the conservative party once again.

Patience and hard work, are still in order.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 12:55 AM

I like the fact that Trump isn’t a coward.

It’s refreshing.

sharrukin on April 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Yes about one of the only things I like about him besides the fact he is destorying Mitt.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:57 AM

keep seeing people refer to favorability numbers… I think those are probably as reliable as anything right now.

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 12:50 AM

The parties use stalking horse tpye candidate to bleed outsider candidates all the time. It is SOP in elections and one of the main reasons true outsider types of candidates have a hard time winning.

to this day I think Fred thompson was nothing but a stalking horse for McCain.

I think MB is a stalking horse against Palin. I think trump was suppose to be a stalking horse but his fame and name made him more than those that were using him bargined for.

It’s not parniod. It is simply how politcs are done. It’s a dirty disgusting game that the people in power use to retain control but they use it and the people continue to fall for it.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:03 AM

A rather large number were replaced by teaparty conservatives in 2010, especially at the state level, but it will take more time to purge the RINOs out of the party to the point where it become the conservative party once again.

Patience and hard work, are still in order.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 12:55 AM

agreed but without taking out the leaders electing footsoldiers doesn’t really matter.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Trump is the only person going after Obama like a pit bull. He is serving a useful purpose. How can you not like that he is doing that? No one else can pull it off. None of the other sad looking bunch has the guts to touch it. And that is what they are – gutless!

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 1:05 AM

oh it begins:

US News and World Report today reported:

GOP Boss Says Birther Claims a Distraction

Newly-installed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has a message for Donald Trump and other so-called “birthers”: Shut up!

Priebus, who’s starting to score some fundraising and organizational victories inside GOP HQ, having taken over for controversial former Chairman Michael Steele, says the debate over President Obama’s birthplace and whether he can be president is a huge distraction away from the party’s effort to fight Democratic spending and tax plans.

only problem? It’s not true:

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/04/state-run-media-now-completely-making-up-stories-to-discredit-trump/

Everyone will get the Bush and Palin treatment because it worked. you don’t stop using something that works…

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Trump is the only person going after Obama like a pit bull. He is serving a useful purpose. How can you not like that he is doing that? No one else can pull it off. None of the other sad looking bunch has the guts to touch it. And that is what they are – gutless!

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 1:05 AM

He isn’t the only one. Palin has been doing it daily for 2 years. Of course Palin attacks him on his policies, worldview and positions instead of his birthplace. I gues sit is just which topic you would rather have him attacked on.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Eric Cantor is a real pos.

Aquateen Hungerforce on April 14, 2011 at 1:13 AM

ROFL:

Now It Gets Ugly: RINO On RINO
We’re the real conservatives. – No, I am. – No, you are. – That’s what I said! – Okay, we’re both lying. How about a beer at the Capitol Club? – You buying? – Nah, it’s all on the taxpayers! – See you there.

The Republican leadership was clearly annoyed by Pawlenty’s late push against the plan, which the House is expected to approve Thursday. A senior GOP aide told The Hill that Pawlenty “would be considered a Blue Dog Democrat” in the 112th Congress.

“A real profile in courage from Governor Pawlenty — who has no responsibilities but rattling off sound bites to appease the base,” the aide said. “In this Congress, Pawlenty would be considered a Blue Dog Democrat … that is, until he pretended to be something else. ”

A spokesman for Boehner, Michael Steel, said in response to Pawlenty’s critique: “The Speaker has always honored President Reagan’s ‘11th commandment.’”

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2011/04/now-it-gets-ugly-rino-on-rino.html

Ed TPAw needs some support send up the batsignal!

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:14 AM

agreed but without taking out the leaders electing footsoldiers doesn’t really matter.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Footsoldiers are the leaders of the future – fill the ranks with teapartiers, soon enough the RINO squishies will be replaced.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Eric Cantor is a real pos.

Aquateen Hungerforce on April 14, 2011 at 1:13 AM

yeap. I knew the House was going to revert back when he got a leadership position.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:15 AM

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:10 AM

You are right about that – I was referring to the birth certificate and didn’t make that clear.

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Footsoldiers are the leaders of the future – fill the ranks with teapartiers, soon enough the RINO squishies will be replaced.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 1:14 AM

nope because the RINO leaders co-opt them quickly. You need to elect leaders that make the footsoldiers follow. Bush taught me that. without a conservative leader you get everyone becoming RINo’s and falling inline quickly.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:17 AM

You are right about that – I was referring to the birth certificate and didn’t make that clear.

silvernana on April 14, 2011 at 1:16 AM

I was thinking that is what you meant which is why I included that last sentence.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM

k out for the night have fun!

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:20 AM

You need to elect leaders that make the footsoldiers follow.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:17 AM

This is how it’s done.

Rebar on April 14, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Like George Patton and Joe DiMaggio, Trump is now quintessential American. Trump will pursue Obama to his inmost recesses and make him fear and dread him.

Heckle on April 14, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I think MB is a stalking horse against Palin. I think trump was suppose to be a stalking horse but his fame and name made him more than those that were using him bargined for.

It’s not parniod. It is simply how politcs are done. It’s a dirty disgusting game that the people in power use to retain control but they use it and the people continue to fall for it.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:03 AM

MB?

And I seriously doubt Trump thinks of himself as a stalking horse. Nor do I think he would agree to be used as a second fiddle for anything. If he is in he wants to win or at least get some kind of power out of it.

And Fred had a very stanch following who were totally devastated when he dropped out. I thought his mother’s impending death was too much for him to stay focused… I didn’t think he was qualified but I liked him.

Because Fred was an actor they said he was like Reagan… drives me nuts.

I am not familiar with the stalking horse thing… you may be right I guess since I dont’ know what you really mean by it.

Who is MB?

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where’s the streetwise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a knight upon a fiery steed?

Somewhere just beyond reach
There’s someone reaching back
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It’s gonna take a Superman to get America back on it’s feet

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear there’s someone somewhere
Watching over America and me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel Donald Trump’s approach
Like a fire in the blood

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on April 14, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Who is MB?

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 1:24 AM

MB=michelle bachmann

a stalking horse candidate is:

sham candidate put forward to conceal the candidacy of another or to divide the opposition.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I think it’s very possible Trump is clearing the way for Hillary. He’s pushing the issue exactly when these states are considering their bills – a pretty big coincidence, no?

If Soetoro really is hiding something, and Trump wouldn’t be pushing unless he had some solid proof, Hillary could sail into being the nominee. And since it would have been a “big bad republican” who blew the whistle, she could still count on the black vote.

Rebar on April 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Of all the head scratching paranoid strategies put forth… I missed this one…

The Birther issue is Hillary’s issue. Hillary made it an issue for some reason. She may know or suspect more than she can say… that lawyer who is doing all the work is Hillary’s guy.

HillBuzz has gone all secret club membership lately so I don’t know what the pumas think of Trump…

But I can see Trump as a Hillary guy.

And if this all goes down the tubes and we get a totally unpredictable jerk like Trump in the Whitehouse, we will still be far better off than we are now.

At least I believe Trump truly loves this country, I doubt he has a great deal of patience with the ever growing welfare state… and he will want to help business and business people will feel like they have a champion and sometimes I think that is all it would take to put this recession behind us.

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Ed’s article on CNN was shameful and pathetic. It seems he has his head so far up the GOP a** that he just can’t think clearly so even dicern how little party politics matter in this little time that our once great country has left.

jonnyshocko on April 14, 2011 at 1:58 AM

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM

So Bachman is a stand in until Palin gets in the race and then all her support goes to Palin?

Huckabee too? I mean those three all share the same followers pretty much. I don’t know why but I dont’ see Huck’s people ever going to Mitt…

T-Paw is too new to know where his support will come from…

I dont’ know I think Bachman really wants to run.

I guess it’s late and I can indulge… to take that a little further if Beck was in on the plan… his pick of Bachman could be concealing his support for Palin?

I can’t see Bachman wanting to hurt Palin’s chances. And Palin said she wouldn’t get in unless there was no one else to do it… so Bachman is someone else who is pretty solidly conservative. I don’t think Michelle has the experience either by the way.

Okay so if Trump gets all the fiscal conservatives to go for him instead of Mitt then… if he is just in this to make a point against Obama and he drops out doesn’t all the fiscal support go to Mitt?

Or that other theory that he is paving the way for Hillary…

I just think people with big egos are running for President.

I feel like Glenn Beck! Conspiracy theories abound!

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM

How does Trump feel about George Soros?

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 2:02 AM

How does Trump feel about George Soros?

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Probably about the same as he feels about Allahpundit and Ed Morrisey.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on April 14, 2011 at 2:19 AM

MB=michelle bachmann

a stalking horse candidate is:

sham candidate put forward to conceal the candidacy of another or to divide the opposition.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM

LOL!..Sounds like you are scared of Bachmann!..Are you a sexist?..:)

Dire Straits on April 14, 2011 at 3:18 AM

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Thanks for that link. I’m glad Reince didn’t say such a boneheaded thing. When you’ve got a candidate who has just caught fire like Trump, you don’t tell him to stop doing what he’s doing, lol!

I think the MSM wants to get Reince on record about “birthers”; they’re hoping to force him to give his opinion. If he comes out against, he angers a bunch of the base and if he comes out for, they’ll make fun of him. Glad he refuted the tall-tale.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 14, 2011 at 5:01 AM

Because Fred was an actor they said he was like Reagan… drives me nuts.

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 1:24 AM

That wasn’t the reason that Fred was said to be like Reagan. It was because he was conservative on all 3 fronts — social, fiscal, and national defense — without apology, and was able to express himself.

I would have loved to see Fred in a debate with Obama. He would have been so much better than McCain.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 14, 2011 at 5:33 AM

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 14, 2011 at 5:33 AM

I would’ve LOVED seeing a debate btw those two as well. Fred! is 6’7″ and he would’ve dwarfed O both physically and mentally. I could still cry over his not being our nominee in ’08 :’( If he were to suddenly throw his hat in the ring for ’12, I would support him all over again.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 14, 2011 at 6:10 AM

I write this, which is also good news. The bigger the field, the more fun the race will be to blog. Imagine a southern bloc of Huckabee and Barbour, a libertarian bloc of Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, a “true conservative” bloc of Palin, Bachmann, and Santorum, a bland yet probably electable bloc of Romney, Pawlenty, and Daniels, and … Gingrich somehow left over. Traffic bonanza.

Here’s Cantor on CNN this morning daring to suggest that Trump might not be totally serious.

My atheist friend, you have sometimes the wisdom of King Solomon.

ProudPalinFan on April 14, 2011 at 6:48 AM

That Townhall ad on the right side of the blog is gonna have what, like three rows of people?

ProudPalinFan on April 14, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I can’t help but picture Trump and Obama plus lackeys sitting around, drinking when someone says, “What we really need is someone to split the Republican vote.” With a drunken swagger, Trump slurs, “I’ll do it.” et voila.

cynccook on April 13, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I don’t think Trump is stupid-on that alcohol theory. Just sit Melania next to Michelle; pictures will be as epic as the one with Carla Bruni. Check the whole page out here, funny as heck!

ProudPalinFan on April 14, 2011 at 6:56 AM

Dana Loesch interviews Donald Trump link @ Breitbart

maverick muse on April 14, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Although he has no place being in charge, he should have a spot in govt. I say the new President should make him Ambassador to China!

jeffn21 on April 14, 2011 at 8:31 AM

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Oh please. Yes, it’s positively insane to think that Donald Trump is a disaster who is suckering in a bunch of gullible fools like you with his ‘straight talk’ about birth certificates, and it’s crazy to find his extortionist demands that we nominate him or else very disturbing.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Oh please. Yes, it’s positively insane to think that Donald Trump is a disaster who is suckering in a bunch of gullible fools like you with his ‘straight talk’ about birth certificates, and it’s crazy to find his extortionist demands that we nominate him or else very disturbing.

Buy Danish on April 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM

ROFL…He is not and never has suckered me. I don’t support Trump. but nice try. The only person I have found in the last 23 years since Reagan to support, defend, and give money too is Gov Palin.

Trump is 10 times better thatn Mitt but 100 times worse than Palin.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 9:36 AM

petunia on April 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Huck’s support I think is from those that vote “none of the above” He is a safe “none of the above” because indications are he isn’t running.

MB isn’t a stand in for Palin. Many people feel she is an stalking horse for the establishmernt, Rove got her elected in her first campaign. The rove’s think MB could steal enough votes from Palin to cause her not to win.

But her 5% showing in the polls show she isn’t catching on. So not sur eif 5% is enough to damage Palin or not.

unseen on April 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

They say a lawyer should never ask a question they don’t already know the answer to.

I am sure the same principle applies to business.

Do not pursue an avenue of negotiation where you have a weak hand.

Would Donald not already have another hand to play in this Birther issue?

I would think he would’ve wandered on to this particular battlefield, unless he had was setting someone up for a clobbering.

Thune on April 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

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