PPP poll: Trump totally running away with this GOP race now; Update: Used to support universal health care

posted at 5:32 pm on April 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

I don’t know what’s left to say about polls like this that I haven’t already said, so follow that last link if you missed it the first time around. Today’s funsies: Trump 26, Huckabee 17, Romney 15, Gingrich 11, Palin 8.

Only 38% of Republican primary voters say they’re willing to support a candidate for President next year who firmly rejects the birther theory and those folks want Mitt Romney to be their nominee for President next year. With the other 62% of Republicans- 23% of whom say they are only willing to vote for a birther and 39% of whom are not sure- Donald Trump is cleaning up. And as a result Trump’s ridden the controversy about Barack Obama’s place of birth to the highest level of support we’ve found for anyone in our national GOP polling so far in 2011…

Among that 23% only willing to vote for a birther Trump is cleaning up even more, getting 37% to 13% for Huckabee and Palin, and 10% for Romney and Gingrich. He’s a lot weaker with the 38% who say they’re perfectly happy to vote for someone who’s dismissed the birther theory- with them Romney leads at 23%, with Huckabee at 18%, Trump at 17%, Gingrich at 10%, and Palin at only 7%.

Couple of things here. One: Take a good, hard look at this classic Gallup poll from March 2007. Remember it whenever you see any new “Trump leads” data going forward. Two: No one seriously believes that 23 percent of Republicans have a hard-and-fast “Birthers only!” rule in the primaries. As Ben Smith notes, that’s less of a serious metric than it is a case of Kos’s pollster throwing chum in the water for the nutroots. Three: The one interesting data point here is that, without Trump in the race, Huckabee, Gingrich, and Palin all gain at least four points — whereas Romney gains just one. Last week, I thought there might be some overlap in the Trump and Romney bases, but this suggests that the Donald is pulling more votes from the right than from the center. Is that a result of his Birther push or more a function of grassroots conservatives looking for an outsider because they’re tired of politics as usual?

Via Mediaite, here’s his interview this afternoon with Rush Limbaugh. It opens with Trump donating $100,000 to the annual cure-a-thon.

Update: I already knew this and have linked at least one piece previously in Headlines about it, but if you missed it then, you’ll be hearing much more about it if he runs:

For a few months, Trump hashed out a policy agenda. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to fill a quickie book: The America We Deserve, published in January 2000. The Trump of 11 years ago sounds a lot like the Trump who has taken over cable TV and the Huffington Post top banner these past few weeks: He’s against immigration amnesty. He’s worried about terrorism. He’s rending his hair over America’s economic decline. Oh, and there were a few other things.

“We must have universal healthcare,” wrote Trump. “I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses.”

The goal of health care reform, wrote Trump, should be a system that looks a lot like Canada. “Doctors might be paid less than they are now, as is the case in Canada, but they would be able to treat more patients because of the reduction in their paperwork,” he writes.

So there’s something else he has in common with Romney, I guess.


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Western_Civ on April 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Obama’s approval rating is 41%. And you don’t think Trump has a shot?

I, for one, can’t wait for a Trump vs. Obama debate.

It’s going to be uuuuuugly for Obama.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

The guy donated money to Chuck Schumer. Chuck F#$king Schumer!!

Caper29 on April 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM

That alone should be enough, it is for me.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Many successful people have had setbacks, but came roaring back. I do find it inspirational that Trump was able to make himself rich three times in a row.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Yep. And the casino industry is tough.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Pretty softball interview. Where, for instance, was the question about an indy run?

paul1149 on April 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Limbaugh was fine with Donald’s reasoning in regards to his political donations to Dems.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

That alone should be enough, it is for me.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Amen!..Amen!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Maybe third time is a charm!
==============================

Donald Trump For President?
He has shown interest in the past in running for president, in both 1988 and 2000.
November 18, 2010 12:27 PM
**************************

He has shown interest in the past in running for president, in both 1988 and 2000. But in the interview, Trump said, “I am thinking about things.” He said he expects to decide by June and said he’d likely run as a Republican if he enters the race.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/18/donald-trump-for-president/

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Obama’s approval rating is 41%. And you don’t think Trump has a shot?

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

And I’ll put it to you also… do you really think Trump is prepared to release his financial records, or to put hiss assets in a blind trust?

JohnGalt23 on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Trump is a Johnny come lately…

Don’t trust him, don’t like him.

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

JohnGalt23 on April 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM

On Hannity last night, he practically said that he couldn’t wait to release his records because they are “so good” — I think the quote was, “people are going to be shocked by how good they are”. He was bragging and chomping at the bit

As for the blind trust, I do have a question: can a candidate hand the reins to someone else? He’s got his three eldest children in high positions in his company, couldn’t he hand it over to Don Jr. while he runs the country?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

paul1149 on April 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Hannity asked him about that.

Trump gave a misleading answer, btw. Told Hannity he said he’d “consider” an Indy run if he didn’t win the GOP nomination, but he actually said he’d “probably” run as an Indy.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM

What is Trump but a walking object lesson in how to confront the media and how to talk about Obama. And how does the GOP respond? By directing their scorn and anger at Trump. Hopeless people.

rrpjr on April 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM

JohnGalt23 on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

He’s bragging about the fact he’d get to release his financial records, lol.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Limbaugh was fine with Donald’s reasoning in regards to his political donations to Dems.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Good for him, I’m not

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

I, for one, can’t wait for a Trump vs. Obama debate.

It’s going to be uuuuuugly for Obama.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Trump didn’t even know how many US Representatives there are the other day…Obama’s no genius, but of all the GOP wannabes, Trump would perform the worst. What’s he going to do, repeat ad nauseum about the birth certificate?

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Enough to make you not vote for the guy in a potential Obama vs. Trump race?

Come on….

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

That’s not entirely true. He didn’t answer the question — doesn’t mean he didn’t know the answer.

If Palin had done the same thing, a lot of people would have praised her for brushing off the “setup” question.

You know it’s true. ;)

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Update: “We must have universal healthcare,” wrote Trump. “I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses.”

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

What’s he going to do, repeat ad nauseum about the birth certificate?

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Watch his interview with Hannity and listen to his interview with Rush. He’s actually putting the birther issue on the backburner for now and focusing on the issues.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Trump isn’t gonna run, but he loves the attention and loves tweaking Obama even more.

It’s a blueprint, though; the GOP needs a Kamakazie Kandidate in the primaries to keep the Birther meme alive.

Cynical?

Not cynical enough.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” –Raoul Duke

Bruno Strozek on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Enough to make you not vote for the guy in a potential Obama vs. Trump race?

Come on….

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM

I’d vote for a ham sandwich over Obama, but we’re discussing primary contenders not the general.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

What is Trump but a walking object lesson in how to confront the media and how to talk about Obama. And how does the GOP respond? By directing their scorn and anger at Trump. Hopeless people.

rrpjr on April 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Precisely and we are seeing the same thing on this thread. Rather than applauding the guy for going after Obama a lot of people are more worried about being embarrassed.

We aren’t going to win in 2012. The GOP will attack any Republican candidate that tries to bring the fight to the Democrats and actively sabotage their campaign.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Meh, It’s April 2011- I start worrying about the Donald when he puts together a credible staff and organization.
Which will be never.

jjshaka on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Last week, I thought there might be some overlap in the Trump and Romney bases, but this suggests that the Donald is pulling more votes from the right than from the center.

Allahpundit

Get with it, Dude. All of Trump’s support is from Paulite ignoramuses*. (*Arrogant Elitist Warning!)

This crowd has no philosophy in an election, much less a philosophical basis for their politics. They may not know the constitution, but they know what they like, and they like anyone who will say in public that Our Idiot President was born in Mozambique.

Note to you Trumpettes: I know O’Bozo was born in the U.S. because no one born in sub-Saharan Africa who has to fight for his next meal could grow up as stupid as he is. Only in western liberal culture is stupidity developed through graduate studies programs in Ivy League Schools.

And so this group of pathetic suckers sits and waits to buy whatever schtick some flim-flam liberal spews out as long as it sounds like the schtick they want to hear. And along comes Trump to string them along, like gullible little children, with his Pied Piper song and candy corn.

Fools.

Rant/

Jaibones on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Meanwhile Mark Levin is railing against The Donald!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Aslans Girl on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM

On Hannity last night, he practically said that he couldn’t wait to release his records because they are “so good” — I think the quote was, “people are going to be shocked by how good they are”. He was bragging and chomping at the bit

I’ll believe it when I see it. I have real trouble believing that anyone in real estate – New York real estate especially – is eager to have the world poring over their investment strategies and business model.

As for the blind trust, I do have a question: can a candidate hand the reins to someone else? He’s got his three eldest children in high positions in his company, couldn’t he hand it over to Don Jr. while he runs the country?

Dick Cheney had to put all his assets in a blind trust, when he could have just as easily handed them over to daughter Liz. I think that’s one of the things you just have to do. Unless he wanted to turn over all his assets to his children, he would essentially lose control of them.

JohnGalt23 on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

but this suggests that the Donald is pulling more votes from the right than from the center.

Allahpundit

Excellent point!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Here is Donald Trumps List of,
*********************************

Who
When
How Much
What Team
FEC Filing
==========

Donald Trump , 64 (bio)
real estate developer, game show host
NEWSMEAT Power Rank: 9

Election Picks: 168 wins, 67 losses
=====================================

$184,650* Republican
$252,900 Democrat
$376,083 special interest
total: $813,633
=================

The List!
*****************

http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/Donald_Trump.php

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

If Palin had done the same thing, a lot of people would have praised her for brushing off the “setup” question.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Thats because it was a ‘setup’ question. Our candidates shouldn’t go along with the media playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Geez, take a collective deep breath. Watch Trump, let him go but it is only April and he is getting all of the attention, I’d be shocked if it lasts.
If this is a liberal game, it bears watching for obvious reasons, but if it is just people entralled with someone new and different, it will pass. The stirring of the pot can only be a good thing. Look at the budget battle last week, the Republicans need some fight. If Trump can light a few fires, yahoo!

ORconservative on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I’d vote for a ham sandwich over Obama

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Lol.

we’re discussing primary contenders not the general.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Trump has admitted he’s got a harder shot at winning the primary than beating Obama. Totally agree.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

You know it’s true. ;)

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

The only thing I see as true, is your shameless pimping for Trump.

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Meanwhile Mark Levin is railing against The Donald!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Of course he is.

GO CHRISTINE O’DONNELL!

/s

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I don’t understand why you are freaking out over polls at this point in the game.

I still say that Trump garners support because he’s bold enough to challenge Obama’s origins (not just the b.c.) – which is more than anyone else did in 2008. Better late than never, and I, for one, want to hear what his investigators find.

Of course, those shadowy figures who put Obama there in the first place would be glad to see something happen to Trump. But they’ll try character assassination before the real kind.

I know this sounds totally paranoid, but if they can’t tighten their grip on the throat of America now, they may never be able to. We’re approaching an event horizon, beyond which the America we know will never escape.

Do you people think they’re about to let all of that slip away because of the Tea Party and some birthers?

disa on April 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

People like a fighter.

Whether they like his policies will be another matter.

But as long as Trump is kicking and biting and gouging the Untouchable (to other “respectable” R candidates) Barack, The Donald is winning admirers …for his tenacity, if not his perspicacity.

profitsbeard on April 15, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Exactly! He is throwing mud in Obama’s face and it is delicious to behold.

Winebabe on April 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Trump is a control freak and would never relinquish control of his various holdings for 400k per year job. And in case you haven’t noticed the POTUS is only 1/3 of the controlling apparatus of these here United States of America.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Meanwhile Mark Levin is railing against The Donald!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Levin has a very strict “purity” test.
So, tell us WHO to rally behind.

Love Mark, but I’d pull the lever for Trump happily.

Marcus on April 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Nah, I’m not pimping for him. I actually have no idea who I’m going to vote for in the primary at this point.

Btw, I’ve criticized Trump plenty today. (Scroll down.)

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Watch his interview with Hannity and listen to his interview with Rush. He’s actually putting the birther issue on the backburner for now and focusing on the issues.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Are there “issues”?…

the_nile on April 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Thats because it was a ‘setup’ question. Our candidates shouldn’t go along with the media playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Agreed. Which is why I was defending Trump for not answering the question.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I have busted my farking azz for the last 12 weeks. I am so farking tired that I just cannot see. All I can say is this

Love one another

/crying, that’s all I got

Key West Reader on April 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Key West Reader:For Gawds sakes women,git a hold of your
self,were at war,er pre-election thingy:)
(kidding).

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

When people say “this is a losing issue,” I don’t think they mean “this is a losing issue with GOP primary voters.”

HTH.

crr6 on April 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM

If you’re so convinced it’s a “losing issue”, and you’re so positive about O’bama’s birth certificate being legitimate, why are you even bothering to show up on every Trump thread here?

And have you ever heard of Seattle lawyer Robert Bauer?

Del Dolemonte on April 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

That’s not entirely true. He didn’t answer the question — doesn’t mean he didn’t know the answer.

If Palin had done the same thing, a lot of people would have praised her for brushing off the “setup” question.

You know it’s true. ;)

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I’ve noticed one thing about the Palinis…sorry, Palin-supporters…lately, in that they’ve quieted down a bit. I didn’t see Palin mentioned once in this thread, with her at the bottom of the poll pile on this one. I’m not complaining…but either they’ve reigned themselves in, or their losing faith.

That being said, yes…Trump didn’t answer, but come on, he certainly would have had he known. So I ain’t buying his excuse. Again, I have nothing really against Trump…heck, he should have been put in charge of the Ground Zero rebuilding from the get-go, they’d have been done and occupied 5 years ago…and they’d be “twin towers” again, just “one story taller” each.

And yes…the Palin-supporters may just have said that…and we’d be right to chastise them for it, just like I do to Trump and would to any potential candidate if they did the same.

Just sayin’. I usually agree with you around here…but on this, not so much. But I may have been wrong once or twice before :D

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Agreed. Which is why I was defending Trump for not answering the question.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Gotcha.

I hope Palin (if she runs) follows suit. Its silly to cooperate with our enemies.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Wait until Trumped is pressed to answer questions on the 2nd Amendment.

Why do Bloomberg and Ventura always come to mind when Trump speaks?

At this point, I don’t trust the guy.

dugan on April 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM

If Palin had done the same thing, a lot of people would have praised her for brushing off the “setup” question.

You know it’s true. ;)

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Maybe so, but you would absolutely be one of the people calling her a complete moron and wishing she would stop embarrassing the party with her ignorance, and just stay home with those kids and let the big boys handle the serious business.

You know it’s true.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I agree completely that he should have answered the question. But I don’t necessarily think that means he didn’t know the answer.

To leave that speculation out there though was unwise.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Nah, look at my answer above in regards to Trump dodging the question. Would be the same for Palin in my book.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM

What is Trump but a walking object lesson in how to confront the media and how to talk about Obama. And how does the GOP respond? By directing their scorn and anger at Trump. Hopeless people.

rrpjr on April 15, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Take note GOP- we want a candidate with bold colors … not pale pastels.

redridinghood on April 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Something tells me its social issues that’s souring many on Trump…and it’s true he may not be in this for real…but it is delicious nonetheless.

We need someone now who can bring our financial house in order, rather than someone to go after the ideologies of the Liberals.

But, would even a GOP/Tea Party dominated Congress actually back up a President Trump? Will he actually push for the idea of imposing high import duties on Chinese goods?

Have to be wary with anyone, but I for one will listen to what the man has to say should he seriously run.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Love Mark, but I’d pull the lever for Trump happily.

Marcus on April 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Well I draw the line!..Trump will NOT get my vote!..:)

PS..As Mark Levin pointed out..Trump contributed to Anthony Weiner!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Nah, look at my answer above in regards to Trump dodging the question. Would be the same for Palin in my book.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Maybe I’m misremembering your name with someone else.

My point still stands with many of the usual suspects around here though.

Trump isn’t “playing the victim with the media” here?

“Whining” about being “setup”?

C’mon, you know if Palin had said this, that is exactly what we would be seeing said here right now.

For Trump, he’s being the tough guy.

For Palin, she’s “whining” and “playing the victim card”, even after she’s accused of being an accomplice to mass murder.

The double standards are glaring.

Not to mention all the idiocy Biden has gotten a pass on for freakin’ decades.

That needed to be said, IMO.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Trump isn’t even a candidate, but Romney is, to wit:

From the National Review, Romney, a Second Amendment Killer? :

As governor, Romney declared his support for banning so-called “assault weapons.”

Running for re-election in 2002, he bragged, “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.”

Romney’s website brags about how he balanced the Massachusetts budget “without raising taxes.” That depends on what the meaning of “taxes” is. Unmentioned on the Romney website is how he dealt with a state budget gap: namely, by quadrupling the fee for a Firearms Identification card (FID) to $100. Without a FID in Massachusetts, you are a felon if you possess a single bullet, even if you don’t own a gun. The FID card is required even to possess defensive pepper spray. Thus, an impoverished woman who wanted to buy a $15 can of pepper spray was forced by Romney to spend $100 for the privilege of defending her own life.

This year, Romney has been portraying himself as a staunch Second Amendment advocate. But when he was interviewed by Glenn and Helen Reynolds, he displayed little understanding of the Second Amendment and had difficulty articulation anything more than platitudes and slogans.

Last week, Romney declared, “I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.” Asked for details, his staff said that he had only been hunting twice — once when he was fifteen, and last year, on an excursion for major donors to the National Republican Governors’ Association. On Thursday, he said that his staff was wrong: “I’ve hunted small game numerous times, as a young man and as an adult. I’m by no means a big game hunter. I’m more Jed Clampett than Teddy Roosevelt.”

No state in which Romney has lived shows any record of him having ever possessed a hunting license.

Romney is no hunter. The guy is fraud, that’s what he is. He’s the timid ShamWow Stooge favored by the establishment.

flyfisher on April 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Well I draw the line!..Trump will NOT get my vote!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Then Obama does, by default.

I’d vote for anybody who stops Barack.

STOP BARACK!

He’s bankrupting our nation for generations!

profitsbeard on April 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

The object is to get rid of Obama…
…and his Czars, his incompetent department heads, his TSA, Obamacare, government-siezed companies, government-siezed land, feckless foreign policy, stupid regulations, ‘no real energy’ policy, etc, etc.

…and I’ll vote for the person who is in the best position to do this at the time of the election.

That said, I’d still rather play “no Trump”.

landlines on April 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM

I agree completely that he should have answered the question. But I don’t necessarily think that means he didn’t know the answer.

To leave that speculation out there though was unwise.

nickj116 on April 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Yes…unwise. I still say he didn’t know, but there it is.

The only thing I see as true, is your shameless pimping for Trump.

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I see where nickj is coming from…heck, a time or two I certainly haven’t gone with the HA flow on a few topics and been entirely misread. He hasn’t been “pimping” Trump, just commenting on what he sees in him. He’s not a…how did canopfor put it yesterday…a “TrumpetTeer” (I love that).

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I’ve noticed one thing about the Palinis…sorry, Palin-supporters…lately, in that they’ve quieted down a bit. I didn’t see Palin mentioned once in this thread, with her at the bottom of the poll pile on this one. I’m not complaining…but either they’ve reigned themselves in, or their losing faith.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Hmmmm…I wonder what requires more faith at this point…supporing Palin with her current poll numbers or supporting Daniels with his?…

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM

We need someone to attack liberalism as a philosophy all the time, every day in every way possible.

That means fiscal and monetary policy, but it also means social policy and national security policy too.

They are all intertwined.

For liberals, they excuse their insane fiscal policy with two words:

Social Justice

Get my point?

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I’d vote for anybody who stops Barack.

I kept trying to tells ya all…I wish more people at least felt that way in ’08. Could have avoided a lot of heartache.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM

profitsbeard on April 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Then you are assuming Trump wins the primary or goes third party..Let me make it plain..I will NOT vote for Trump in the GOP Primary..NOR will I vote for him as a 3rd Party candidate!..I do not think The Donald will win the GOP primary so don’t bother with your next question..:)

PS..Trump contributed to Anthony Weiner!..:(((

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Hmmmm…I wonder what requires more faith at this point…supporing Palin with her current poll numbers or supporting Daniels with his?…

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I do still support Daniels, but to compare the two like that is a stretch. Until Daniels quits his job, goes on a national book tour, and stars in his own reality show.

:P

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Where was Trump in the run-up to the 2010 midterms? While devoted patriots like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann were putting the GOP boys to shame by fighting the good fight with courage and grace, Trump was donating to progressives like Harry Reid…..

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I kept trying to tells ya all…I wish more people at least felt that way in ’08. Could have avoided a lot of heartache.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Very good point!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

So again on the president’s undocumented status, what are the progs so terrified of? What do they fear is in those records? Why don’t they tell Bammie to just show the damn thing and get it over with?

slickwillie2001 on April 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Hmmmm…I wonder what requires more faith at this point…supporing Palin with her current poll numbers or supporting Daniels with his?…

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I still favor Palin, poll numbers or not. Polls are pretty stupid to count on right now, as even the poll addict Allah pointed out in this post. Remember the Battle of the Century, Rudy vs. Hillary? Yeah, me neither.

Speaking of that, she made an interesting move.

A lot of the GOPer’s were at the Americans for Prosperity Tea Party rally in New Hampshire today, but it was confirmed yesterday that Sarah Palin is going to appear at another AFP Tea Party rally tomorrow, in Madison Wisconsin.
Away from the others, but in the heart of the battle.

Interesting.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

He’s against immigration amnesty.

Good, only Pawlenty has a similar position, Palin and all the rest are amnesty stooges, although Romney does at least try to deny it….

Of course, we won’t know the details, which could render the blanket statement moot…

He’s worried about terrorism.

No kidding, I’d never have thought it…

He’s rending his hair over America’s economic decline.

I thought male pattern baldness was rending his hair.

Oh, and there were a few other things.

Like property rights and the second amendment?

Universal health care is a deal breaker, though. Better hop off that one fast, Donald.

rightwingyahooo on April 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM

He is a Blowhard. We won’t let the media choose our candidate this time around.

antisocial on April 15, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Where was Trump in the run-up to the 2010 midterms? While devoted patriots like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann were putting the GOP boys to shame by fighting the good fight with courage and grace, Trump was donating to progressives like Harry Reid…..

idesign on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

He was “evolving”, no really…

I dont get how so few people dont see him as the phony opportunist he is.

the_nile on April 15, 2011 at 6:56 PM

PPP are liars anyway, so really, who cares about this poll?

rightwingyahooo on April 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM

We all know how that turned out. Khorum

o yes…we surely do….jonny mac scolded us for questioning barky’s religious creds & then said we didn’t-shouldn’t-oughta be afraid of B.Soetoro.

as for “anti-constitutionalists like Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin, and Sarah Palin, and Ann Coulter, and Jim DeMint”…

that is correct, anti-CONSTITUTIONALISTS …full stop.

Article II Section 1 Clause 5 Of The U.S. Constitution…
MINOR v. HAPPERSETT, 88 U.S.162 (1874) U.S. Supreme Court

This is nothing more than an advertisement for next year’s The Apprentice.

or not.

& as goes Chris C.

We discovered he wasn’t the conservative we expected, and the enthusiasm waned.

no, actually, he turned out to be a dhimmi…ok if you like the sword to the throat.
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the Donald is the only one going for the
jugular of the MSM. Lt.Col.Terry Lakin was court marshaled & put in jail for asking the same question.
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TRUMP/WEST 2012

lobosan5 on April 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Universal health care is a deal breaker, though. Better hop off that one fast, Donald.

rightwingyahooo on April 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Too late. He said it, and that’s that forever more. At least according to your standards.

You still bring up 2 and 3 year old quotes from Palin to do your amnesty schtick, even though she went to the mattresses for Jan Brewer in Arizona, in person and many, many times since.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:59 PM

I dont get how so few people dont see him as the phony opportunist he is.

the_nile on April 15, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I see it plain as day.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:59 PM

A lot of the GOPer’s were at the Americans for Prosperity Tea Party rally in New Hampshire today, but it was confirmed yesterday that Sarah Palin is going to appear at another AFP Tea Party rally tomorrow, in Madison Wisconsin.
Away from the others, but in the heart of the battle.

Interesting.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Hopefully she plays a deeper game than the other flim flams.

the_nile on April 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Very good point!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM

I like Dire…agrees with me often, and I’m not used to that ;)

(P.S. your weekly check is in the mail heh)

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I still favor Palin, poll numbers or not. Polls are pretty stupid to count on right now, as even the poll addict Allah pointed out in this post. Remember the Battle of the Century, Rudy vs. Hillary? Yeah, me neither.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I agree with you. I don’t put any stock in polling this early either. Especially from an outfit like PPP. I was simply enjoying the irony of someone noting a candidate’s low poll numbers when the individual he supports polls much lower.

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

NOR will I vote for him as a 3rd Party candidate

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

If he tries that route, he deserves to be scraped off the bottoms of everyone’s shoes as a twin of the turd sandwich Obama is.

profitsbeard on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The elective is so ready for a change that Hitler himself would be considered a viable candidate and that is just where “they” want it.

That is how Hitler got in. When you have to buy a cup of coffee with several stacks of bills and then buy it before you drink as if you pay after you would need another stack. Someone one who come to save from above and make the peopel great again and is shown to lead they can lead to genocide and the people will follow.

Watch in two months when Hillary announces she will primary O to save us from his radical ways, Trump will be but a footnote in the 2012 election.

tjexcite on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Hopefully she plays a deeper game than the other flim flams.

the_nile on April 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I expect she will.

Some of the progressives are saying they will show up and shout her down, and throw cheese at her until she goes away.

Real nice people, huh?

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

I think we have all collectively lost our minds. Trump is a joke and he makes conservatives look like a joke. If this is the best we can do there is absolutely NO hope for the future of conservatism!!

PrincipleStand on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

LOL!..You are dead on about Trump!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

‘the donald’ puts his head out of a window daily to see how the hair goes with the wind. The wind blows the hair r or the wind blows the hair l! That is how I see ‘the donald’! I sure hope the msm isn’t gonna give us this man. I voted for perot against Bush 1 and we got clinton for eight years. I voted against clinton in the next election. NOT gonna make that mistake again. We can not, our Republic can not deal with bho for four more years!
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letget on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM
LOL!..You are dead on about Trump!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

MadCon is dead on about Trump also!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Yeah, I don’t think I really trust ol Donald. He’s nice and all. Doing great things on the birth certificate, but we’ll see what he does to try destroy the Republicans when he doesn’t get the nomination.

JellyToast on April 15, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Daniels hasn’t exactly lit up the grassroots so far, has he?

I don’t think he is going to get in, or if he does, he won’t get very far.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:06 PM

MadCon is dead on about Trump also!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Yeah, he whacked him good in the Green Room.

There is more than that. Much more.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Watch in two months when Hillary announces she will primary O to save us from his radical ways

tjexcite on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

From your keyboard to God’s CRT.

JohnGalt23 on April 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I doubt I’d ever vote for him. Unless he can really, really dance.

Seth Halpern on April 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I was simply enjoying the irony of someone noting a candidate’s low poll numbers when the individual he supports polls much lower.

Kataklysmic on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Oy.

Palin was on or near the top of the polls…now resides in the basement. Even Newt beats her out. Granted, this poll is certainly surprising…even with Palin so low. But it’s not like Daniels started out high and dropped like a lead balloon.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Yeah, he whacked him good in the Green Room.

There is more than that. Much more.

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM

You are right ..But MadCon gave us a very good start!..:)

Dire Straits on April 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Watch in two months when Hillary announces she will primary O to save us from his radical ways

tjexcite on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Now THAT I’d love to see! Hillary would have been much better for the Dems in ’08…but I still find it hard to forget what the Clinton’s put this nation through either.

Her husband should have been impeached.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM

“The Donald” now is he? Yes, Allah you are falling in line nicely and beginning to realize Trump is serious and has a good message.

But I watch him and so will many. If he strays or disappoints me I will be eating crow and very angry at Trump (for what it is not worth).

Sherman1864 on April 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I doubt I’d ever vote for him. Unless he can really, really dance.

Seth Halpern on April 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

That`s a bit funny at most.
Most edifying comment. Substantive as well.

Sherman1864 on April 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Supposedly, Trump is going to make a “major announcement” in about 20 minutes. Will he name Bob Trumpy as his running mate? 2 Trumps for the price of one!

Del Dolemonte on April 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Palin was on or near the top of the polls…now resides in the basement. Even Newt beats her out. Granted, this poll is certainly surprising…even with Palin so low. But it’s not like Daniels started out high and dropped like a lead balloon.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:09 PM

My point is who cares.

Around this time in the ’08 cycle Hillary was dominating the Dems, and Rudy had established a firm lead among the Repubs. Neither of them wound up on the ballot in November.

Let’s have a few more people get in, and let’s have a debate or two. Polls move, sometimes like tsunamis.

By the way, now would be a good time to tell me how right I was about that Boehner for President jag you were on for so long. :)

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Huh? WTF? 28% of 32% are for something and 41% of the 69% left over are against something else, which leaves 31%: 22% of which are leaning in favor of some other thing and that leaves 17% who want someone to get the GOP nomination. Did I get that right?

I’m 100% confused.

JimP on April 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM

By the way, now would be a good time to tell me how right I was about that Boehner for President jag you were on for so long. :)

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Yes…you, and others, were right. I admitted so much the other day, but will do so again. I would still vote for the guy in a heartbeat for POTUS…but do see we need him as Speaker right now. And he’s doing great.

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Can’t wait to hear: “Mr. Obama, you’re fired.”

katablog.com on April 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

JetBoy on April 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Heh, what the heck.

J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!11!1!

Brian1972 on April 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

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