Krauthammer: Trump is the Al Sharpton of the GOP

posted at 9:31 pm on April 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, here’s the latest attempt by a prominent conservative to stage an intervention with whoever it is among the base that currently has Trump fever. (Rush Limbaugh is, thus far, a notable holdout.) I sympathize with Kraut’s concerns, but … did Al Sharpton really wreck any of the Democratic debates? I remember him as being eminently watchable compared to Lurch in 2004, but if there was any “Sharpton effect” on Kerry in either the primary or the general, I’m not aware of it. Trump is more of a concern because he specializes in a fringe issue that’ll put the rest of the field on the spot, but then again, it’ll also give them an opportunity to position themselves as comparatively more mainstream by disagreeing with him. Same goes for his more “substantive” positions, like starting a trade war with China and sending the U.S. military to seize Iraq’s oil fields. It should be easy, and valuable, to a Gingrich or a Herman Cain to explain to viewers why that’s nutty.

I’m morbidly curious to see Trump at the debates because his “policy platform” seems to be based mainly on being as aggressive as possible, and I’m eager to know how many primary voters that sort of “platform” appeals to. The policies themselves are secondary, which is why he’s not sweating his liberal record on stuff like health care. His candidacy is based on confrontation; that’s why the Birther issue, which drives the left nuts, works so well for him. It’s like a lost chapter from “The Magic Christian,” with Guy Grand willing to spend a few hundred million dollars for a laugh to see how far he can get in a presidential race by being as superficially “hardnosed” as possible. If there’s a constituency among the base to whom that’s appealing, and who’d forgive Trump for years of ideological unorthodoxy while holding everyone else to an exacting standard, I’d rather know it. Everybody into the pool!



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Does this mean that Trump can now play the race card?

ericdijon on April 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Come on guys!

You are now regifting hit pieces?

Thats just low!

Matt Labash, a longtime writer for the Weekly Standard, said that because of Palin’s frequent appeals to victimhood and group grievance, “She’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition.”

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM

LOL. Awesome.

MikeknaJ on April 18, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Isn’t this the same ‘prominent conservative’ that joined in the GOP pile-on of Christine O’Donnell?

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Trump is battlespace prep for Saracudda.

phelps on April 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM

I have to disagree with Palin (ALERT THE MEDIA!). The Tea Party was seeded by George Bush. I remember Michelle Malkin taking Bush to task, along with many of us here and on her site. She wasn’t the only one either.

SouthernGent on April 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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canopfor on April 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Trump is battlespace prep for Saracudda.

phelps on April 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM

phelps:Lol,me likey!

canopfor on April 18, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Trump contributed to Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio.

Jon0815 on April 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM

TrumpaTeers,Trumping on the TrumpWagon,Triumphantly
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(snark).

canopfor on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM

And boy, was he ever wrong about Sen. O’Donnell. Wait, what’s that you say? ….

It's Vintage, Duh on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Since CNN found in March that 51% think there are questions about Barry’s background, how is it “more mainstream” to disagree with Trump? Riddle me that, AllahP. Bueller? Bueller? AllahP?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Trump is battlespace prep for Saracudda.

phelps on April 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM

I think so too especially after her Wisconsin speech.

gophergirl on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

If Donald Trump is Al Sharpton, I want to know what his Tawana Brawley and Crown Heights riot moments are. Which no one seems to care about re: Sharpton except me. So just for the record, what is the most awful thing Trump has done. Is it disqualifying to sane people, like Al should be.

Paul-Cincy on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I guess Chuckie wants Trump to leave the room as well, so the serious folks can talk.

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM

And boy, was he ever wrong about Sen. O’Donnell. Wait, what’s that you say? ….

It’s Vintage, Duh on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Um, it’s not his prediction of her loss that is troubling – a blind, paraplegic monkey could have picked that one.

CK is ruling class elite. He doesn’t like people without the ‘pedigree’.

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:45 PM

I think Donald Trump has only one purpose in making speeches and acting like he is entering the Presidential race…

… He has been asked to by the political ruling class to keep this story out of the headlines.

(nasty little story just won’t go away)

Seven Percent Solution on April 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I can imagine Trump`s kids huddled together in a room saying “What the hell are we going to do about dad?!”

ThePrez on April 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM

What Trump can do is make the rest of the GOP field look mainstream. So if his presence at those debates provides a boost to the candidacies of people like Palin or Cain, then I say more power to him. Let’s have him there.

Doughboy on April 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Not as vulgar as Krauthammer although I don’t like Trump.

Spathi on April 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Maybe the rest of the GOP field could grow some ballz and make him irrelevant. Until then…

Valiant on April 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM

What Trump can do is make the rest of the GOP field look mainstream. So if his presence at those debates provides a boost to the candidacies of people like Palin or Cain, then I say more power to him. Let’s have him there.

Doughboy on April 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Last I checked, 51% meant “mainstream”. Those who run away from the questions about Barry’s background are the ones out of touch with the “mainstream”.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I don’t agree with many of Trump’s past positions, just as I don’t agree with many of the past positions of former Mondale speechwriter, Charles Krauthammer.

But I love watching Trump call out Obama. I also love that he has the establishment so upset. And since Romney cannot win, Trump is doing conservatives a favor by knocking him around. Whacking Rove was a nice bonus.

flyfisher on April 18, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I don’t agree with many of Trump’s past positions, just as I don’t agree with many of the past positions of former Mondale speechwriter, Charles Krauthammer.

Michael Savage and David Horowitz used to be Communists. What’s your point?

blatantblue on April 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM

The Kraut wants to see a return to the days of uncertainty when no GOP hopeful could bring the message that assembled a winning coalition. That situation let Kraut split hairs ad infinitum and find flaws in the message of each candidate. Now Trump has closed the deal selling the American electorate just the message and messenger that they want to buy. So long Kraut.

jimw on April 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Basically Kraut has been in the game for a long time, has experience, and has knowledge. That’s why we shouldn’t listen to anything he says, but amateurs instead.

Hope ya don’t pick your doctors that way. “He’s not a professional, establishment doctor, that’s why I trust him!”

It's Vintage, Duh on April 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Does this mean that Trump can now play the race card? we can like Krauthammer now?

ericdijon on April 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Or this.

Bee on April 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM

You folks have to know that if Trump is in, the liberal-network run Republican nomination debates will dedicate an entire debate to birtherism, and they will see to it that it’s a circus.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Basically Kraut has been in the game for a long time, has experience, and has knowledge. That’s why we shouldn’t listen to anything he says, but amateurs instead.

Hope ya don’t pick your doctors that way. “He’s not a professional, establishment doctor, that’s why I trust him!”

It’s Vintage, Duh on April 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Kraut has been wrong on more than one occasion, and under no circumstances do I ever just trust anything anybody says, even if an anonymous poster on teh interweb tells me to.

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Omg. al sharpton again? They used that line against Palin. are people like CK so braindead they can’t come up with an orginal thought?

unseen on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Michael Savage and David Horowitz used to be Communists. What’s your point?

blatantblue on April 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM

The zeal of a turncoat.

lexhamfox on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Last I checked, 51% meant “mainstream”. Those who run away from the questions about Barry’s background are the ones out of touch with the “mainstream”.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Keep posting the link. Trump is right – half the country wants to see the BC.

fossten on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

If Trump really wants to stir things up, he can start to call Obama the “Affirmative Action” President. I can see him now:

“Come on Bill [O'Reilly], we all know why Obama got elected: it’s because he is black. If Obama were a white guy from Chicago named Barry, he never would have been elected. But he is a black guy named Barak Hussein Obama; so he gets elected. Everyone knows that he is the first affirmative action President. And I say that with all due respect. But it is true.”

I’m with Charles K. This guy is a clown and the media will make certain that Republicans pay for his nonsense…

RedSoxNation on April 18, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Hat tip to Dr. K.

Pretty funny!!

Khun Joe on April 18, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Basically Kraut has been in the game for a long time, has experience, and has knowledge. That’s why we shouldn’t listen to anything he says, but amateurs instead.

It’s Vintage, Duh on April 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM

We are getting sick of the ‘smartest people in the room’ because they are so damn stupid.

The guys at Enron, at Goldman Sachs, at Treasury, at the Fed, and the guys from Harvard and Yale. Guys like Krugman and Obama who even have awards and everything!

Things must be great in the old Republic right? Right?

What do you mean we are up the creek without a paddle? How did that happen with the bright boys in charge?

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Haley Barbour? Please.

Trump is no clown. He is exhilarating, like jumping out of a plane without a parachute.

AshleyTKing on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Trump’s a poser. Period. Punto. The beginning and the end of the story. Poser.

Blaise on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I don’t agree with many of Trump’s past positions, just as I don’t agree with many of the past positions of former Mondale speechwriter, Charles Krauthammer.
Michael Savage and David Horowitz used to be Communists. What’s your point?

blatantblue on April 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM

A lot of these establishment guys are beating him up for everything he’s ever said when many of them have records that are equally poor. They mostly want him to shut up because they find his aggressive hostility toward Obama offensive. They prefer candidates like McCain who use nice friendly rhetoric about liberals, and then lose elections. They find Palin offensive for the same reason.

flyfisher on April 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM

There’s only only Al Sharpton (for which we should be glad), and whatever else he may be, Trump is not him.

INC on April 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Trump contributed to Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio.

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canopfor on April 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Don’t compare Trump to Sharpton. Compare Trump to Jesse Jackson. At least JJ ran for POTUS.

joejm65 on April 18, 2011 at 10:05 PM

If you’ve followed New York media for the past 35 years, Trump is Sharpton in that they both are masters at understanding the dynamic that goes into playing the Big Apple’s media, which — like it or not — is now the same dynamic you can use to play the national media.

Which is: You can say the most outrageous, in-your-face statement possible, whether it’s true or not and as long as you never, ever, ever, EVER admit you’re wrong or show any sign of self doubt or weakness, the media will be at your beck and call forever.

That’s not the same as the media liking you. It’s not the same as the media respecting you. But what it means is whatever your latest pet cause is, whether it’s an apartment complex over the West Side Yards or protesting outside of Freddie’s Fashion Mart, the media will give you blanket coverage because they know you’ll say and/or do something outrageous that will sell papers.

I’m amazed at some of the people on Hot Air and other conservative sites right now who have no qualms about attacking in-your-face northeastern Republican politicians like Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie who are having keyboard orgasms over Donald J. Trump, just because he’s latched onto a few of their key issues and is throwing out some juicy sound bites. His past statements about Bush? Don’t matter. His past support for nationalized health care? Don’t matter. Statements in support of Obama? Who cares? Longstanding campaign contributions to Democratic politicians? Hey, that’s the way a guy like The Donald has to do business. Cut him some slack.

Trump is doing just what he did in the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s and in the oughts to gin up publicity, and if he thought he could get more publicity by suddenly having a change of heart on everything he’s said and done over the past month, he’d do it in a heartbeat. Which in a way makes him less principled than Al Sharpton. At least with Al, you know he’s always going to be on the Democrats’ reservation — it’s just a matter of which group he’s trying to scam money out of this week. The Donald will con all sides with no remorse (though I’m still hopeful he actually means what he said about his conversion on the abortion issue. Surely even he can’t be that nakedly cynical).

jon1979 on April 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM

To the “I can’t vote for Trump because he donated to Democrats” here….

You do realize that Ronald Reagan was

a) a uniom member
b) a registered Democrat

for decades, yes?

angryed on April 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM

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canopfor on April 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Just another elitist redefining the word intellectual. Get these beta male cowards out of the public forum. Trump has balls no other candidate does. Allen West has balls. Trump is softening up that creep obama and will be a brilliant cabinet member when Col. West is elected the next POTUS. The rest of the suits are just more of the same bunch of elite, know it all, blowhards. If any of them get in.it’s over. Boehner is the poster child of the wimp politician of today. West and Trump are alpha males, liberal communists worst nightmare.

frizzbee on April 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Has there been a lot of doppelganger going on this race?

Palin-Bachmann
Barbour-Huckabee
Daniels-Pawlenty
Romney-Gingrich
Trump-Christie?

AshleyTKing on April 18, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Trump is the Al Sharpton of the GOP

Sorry to you girlie Trump fans, but this is exactly right.

Admit it — you watched Jerry Springer before The Apprentice was on, didn’t you?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Omg. al sharpton again? They used that line against Palin. are people like CK so braindead they can’t come up with an orginal thought?

unseen on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Didn’t Krauthammer himself call Sarah Palin our “Al Sharpton”? Mind you, I think Trump is just in it for Trump.

Sharr on April 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Omg. al sharpton again? They used that line against Palin.

unseen on April 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Didn’t Krauthammer himself call Sarah Palin our “Al Sharpton”? Mind you, I think Trump is just in it for Trump.

Sharr on April 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Oh, you whiny little b!tches. Pull the fuc*ing column out where Kraut called Palin “our Sharpton”, or STFU.

You’re such a bunch of little victims.

Turn on a rerun of Maury Povich and cry yourselves to sleep.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Trump has balls no other candidate does.

frizzbee on April 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Hey, frizzy: Trump is making you his b!tch. He’s a life-long liberal Democrat and he has you on a conservative website holding his balls and making kissy noises.

I would never have believed that conservatives could be this stupid.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:32 PM

There’s only only Al Sharpton (for which we should be glad), and whatever else he may be, Trump is not him.

INC on April 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Can we really be sure? Have we ever seen the two in the same room together.

Well, best not to take any chances… better get both of their birth certificates.

JohnGalt23 on April 18, 2011 at 10:33 PM

angryed on April 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM

People can change and the Democrat party wasn’t always the baby-killing, Marxist party it is today, but Trump was donating to these modern day Dems just last year.
Trump contributed to Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio.

Jon0815 on April 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM
That’s bad, but he contributed to Harry Reid in 2010. I’m sorry, but that is unforgivable, IMO. I don’t care if you think Angle was a bad candidate. I don’t care if it was a ‘smart business move’. Harry Reid?? No. How about Rahm Emmanuel…yep $50,000 to his mayoral campaign—that was this year.

With friends like Trump…

pannw on April 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Trump = Obama’s egotism and narsissism + Mitt’s lack of core values and flip-flops + Newt’s baggage.

bw222 on April 18, 2011 at 10:35 PM

This is what happens when the incumbent president is so horribly incompetent . . . Anybody thinks they can do the job better than him!

DrStock on April 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Krauthammer is such a snob.

JimP on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Thanks Charles!

You and Karl Rove are absolutely correct! What we need is an establishment Republican to lead us out of this mess! Like “Poppy Bush” would say; “When you’re battin’ .275, why send in a pinch hitter?”

David2.0 on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Since CNN found in March that 51% think there are questions about Barry’s background, how is it “more mainstream” to disagree with Trump? Riddle me that, AllahP. Bueller? Bueller? AllahP?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

What an impressive collection of nitwits you have supporting the great Teh Donald. High school dropouts, people who sign their name twice to Hot Air comments, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer fans, Truthers, Birthers.

Hey, Aslan — did you vote for Ron Paul last time around?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Oh, you whiny little b!tches. Pull the fuc*ing column out where Kraut called Palin “our Sharpton”, or STFU.

You’re such a bunch of little victims.

Turn on a rerun of Maury Povich and cry yourselves to sleep.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Sorry, but Krauthammer shows how truly out of touch he is, and lacking in argument when he asks certain people to “leave the room” or ends up name calling – yet I see by your response that you’re learning from the “best” here.

Some of us don’t just sit down and do what we’re told and its time the GOP and Left get this. That’s fighting, not complaining. Rush didn’t even understand the whole “Al Sharpton” name calling.

Sharr on April 18, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Not a Trump fan by anyvmeans but…

Krauthammer, is a f’n Republican Hack. He’s part of a larger problem of the aristocracy class.

F-U GOP.

F-U Libs.

Both of you carry equal blame as well as your supporters. May a Réabhlóid consume you all.

MadDogF on April 18, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Matt Labash, a longtime writer for the Weekly Standard = loser.

bw222 on April 18, 2011 at 10:46 PM

What an impressive collection of nitwits you have supporting the great Teh Donald. High school dropouts, people who sign their name twice to Hot Air comments, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer fans, Truthers, Birthers.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Oh, you whiny little b!tches. Pull the fuc*ing column

Is this what they are teaching at Harvard these days?

Thank you for the intellectual stimulation! You always bring the very best with you when you choose to debate! /

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM

What an impressive collection of nitwits you have supporting the great Teh Donald. High school dropouts, people who sign their name twice to Hot Air comments, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer fans, Truthers, Birthers.

Hey, Aslan — did you vote for Ron Paul last time around?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Behold the very definition of a NEO-CON!

A “reformed” (chicken hawk) Liberal who wants to fight Israel’s battles to the last American.

Jailbones, I can see why Trump seems “too American” for you since he doesn’t hold dual passports……….which I am sure you do.

David2.0 on April 18, 2011 at 10:49 PM

No passports at all, “David”. Does this ruin your imaginary world?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Thank you for the intellectual stimulation! You always bring the very best with you when you choose to debate! /

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM

And yet … no column. Where is it? When did Kraut refer to Palin as “our Al Sharpton”, kids?

You guys are making this crap up as you go. Trump has hooked you like a carp with his Birther BS and you have turned him into a rock-ribbed conservative, despite the demonstrated facts that he is a business partner of George Soros and claims to have supported Obama (we know he donated to Hillary Clinton).

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Is this what they are teaching at Harvard these days?

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Dude…I couldn’t find Harvard on a map, and you don’t know anyone who is to the right of me on politics. All I’m saying is you guys are getting ass-fuc*ed by Trump, and I urge you to find a serious candidate and stop wasting your energy on this effing douche. He’s just having sport with you and trying to save his stupid TV show.

He couldn’t get elected President of the local school board.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Hey Jaibones, since you’re all about providing links to back up one’s arguments, how about you providing links proving that anyone here in this thread is a high-school drop-out? Or a Truther? Or a Jerry Springer fan? Or a Maury Povich fan? Or voted for Ron *spit* Paul? Links, please :)

-Aslan’s Girl, who, by the way would’ve voted for Teh Fred! in her state’s primary if he hadn’t dropped out mere days before…

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I greatly admire Charles K, but he dropped the Obama file. If he had spent 5 honest open-minded minutes on the eligibility issue and if he had condemned the improper use of the term birther to describe citizens with reasonable demandd and questions then perhaps he would not have helped create the Trump candidacy.

The parents of the Trump candidacy are the GOP establishment and the conservative commentariat, including Malkin and Morrissey.

McCain was a war hero. His father and grandfather were Admirals. That didn’t stop Democrats from challenging McCain’s eligibility.

Our GOP heroes were deterred by a birth announcement. A bulldozer stopped by a grape. And they couldn’t even work up the courage to determine who placed the ad.

The did nothing on this issue but cover for Obama with their juvenile name-calling.

Basilsbest on April 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I urge you to find a serious candidate and stop wasting your energy on this effing douche.

What serious candidate?
THERE ARE NONE THAT THE ELITES WILL APPROVE OF.
They attack trump, they attack Sarah Palin. They attack anyone who challenges the porker chowdown.

Do tell, who is on the acceptable list?

He’s just having sport with you and trying to save his stupid TV show.

Well at least that would be creating jobs and making money which is a damn sight more than the GOP-Democrats have managed.

He couldn’t get elected President of the local school board.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Then why the constant attacks? Why the vulgarities and hysteria?

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Matt Labash, a longtime writer for the Weekly Standard, said that because of Palin’s frequent appeals to victimhood and group grievance, “She’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition.”

it was actually Matt Labash, a Conservative “intellectual”. My mistake, cause Krauthammers name got thrown into that discussion when Rush brought it up.

And Yet look – Krauthammer has gone and done it right here. This is his “leave the room” moment all over again, but with Trump – Whom, I’m no fan of. But I’m less a fan of elitism-deciders.

Sharr on April 18, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Krauthammer is such a snob.
JimP on April 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM

This!

Trump won’t be president, but CK blows country club.

Sick of that bunch. So polite; so accommodating of our enemies. Let those Main Street boys get shot and IEDed for genteel fantasies.

The country club trash can go to hell.

Feedie on April 18, 2011 at 11:23 PM

-Aslan’s Girl, who, by the way would’ve voted for Teh Fred! in her state’s primary if he hadn’t dropped out mere days before…

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Do you like anyone who isn’t a TV poseur? Just curious.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Trump is not a serious candidate but Kraut did let his elitism show when he said Trump was “vulgar.” Trump likes his politicians sophiticated and educated.

All others are so stupid they might as well be jumping in the shallow end of the pool.

Vince on April 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Do you like anyone who isn’t a TV poseur? Just curious.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Still waiting to hear who might be a serious candidate!

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Well at least that would be creating jobs and making money which is a damn sight more than the GOP-Democrats have managed.

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM

OK, fine. But remember all of this when Trump disappears from the race and his name appears on the list of O’Bozo donors in 2012.

As for Democrats, I haven’t voted for one in any race at any level since 1988. And I will vote for any of the candidates currently in the mix against Our Idiot President, of course. That’s why I want distractions like Trump out of the way — we have important work to do, and can’t waste our time on jerks who aren’t serious.

And for all your hurt feelings you Trumpets sure like to criticize Republicans. Krauthammer and Labash (both very serious conservatives and both very smart) are “elites”, I guess, and the rest of the GOP field is a bunch of RINOs? Is that the deal?

Come on.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Funnily enough, since I’ve never watched an episode of Law & Order, I had no idea who Fred Thompson was until the summer of ’07 when he started doing his youtube vids and they were linked here. So, his being on TV had no bearing on why I ended up loving him as a candidate. Same thing with Apprentice; I’d never watched an episode of that either.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 11:38 PM

I guess, and the rest of the GOP field is a bunch of RINOs? Is that the deal?

Come on.

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Yeah, thats the deal.

The GOP lineup stinks on ice!

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Still waiting to hear who might be a serious candidate!

sharrukin on April 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Bolton, Daniels, Romney, Pawlenty, Huckabee, Paul Ryan, and my current favorite — Rand Paul (he’ll never win while calling for an end to all aid to Israel, but his budget-cutting proposals are outstanding).

I adore Palin, but not for President. Same for Bachmann. Gingrich has no moral basis left on which to lead people. He belongs at the RNC, I think. Ron Paul is nuts. Who am I leaving out?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Pawlenty with his global warming loving ways (including that ad with Janet Napolitano which is just as bad as Gingrich’s sofa moment with Pelosi) is not a serious candidate. Romney with his Romneycare albatross is not a serious candidate. Daniels with his “let’s have a truce on social issues” is not a serious candidate. Rand Paul is too new and we don’t know yet if he’s different from his dad (I like him so far, though). And that’s just a start.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 18, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Noonan, Parker, Will, Krauthammer, Kristol, Barnes, Brooks, etc.

THE PRISSY PUNDIT CLASS all.

Do us all a favor Prissy Pundit Class….go back to Georgetown and wait for Barry O to need you again.

PappyD61 on April 18, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Who am I leaving out?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

John Galt

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2011 at 11:58 PM

This is what happens when the incumbent president is so horribly incompetent . . . Anybody thinks they can do the job better than him!

DrStock on April 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM

+1,000,000,000,000,000

PappyD61 on April 19, 2011 at 12:01 AM

He couldn’t get and my current favorite — Rand Paul (he’ll never win while calling for an end to all aid to Israel, but his budget-cutting proposals are outstanding).

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Has he singled out Israel in particular, or simply called for eliminating all foreign aid? If it’s the latter, I imagine he might be able to sell it.

RINO in Name Only on April 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Daniels, Romney, Pawlenty, Huckabee, Gingrich?
Those are the GOP jokes.

That is why Trump is a serious candidate. His politics are no worse than what the GOP is pushing.

Bolton, Ryan, and Rand aren’t running or have no chance.

sharrukin on April 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Who am I leaving out?

Jaibones on April 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

John Galt

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Who’s that?

RINO in Name Only on April 19, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Trump is the Al Sharpton of the GOP

That’s exactly what I thought when I first learned about him running.

itsnotaboutme on April 19, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Same goes for his more “substantive” positions, like starting a trade war with China and sending the U.S. military to seize Iraq’s oil fields.

I think you’re underestimating the Donald and some of his back door tricks to reducing the national deficiet. 25% tax on imported goods from China is a great start in my book.

bayam on April 19, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Another thread that has turned into mind numbing bashing of Krauthammer and the brilliantly orchestrated chants of ‘Sarahcudda’.

Pathetic.

You-Eh-Vee on April 19, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Pathetic.

You-Eh-Vee on April 19, 2011 at 1:10 AM

1/2 correct…

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Oh, damn, I thought pundit was supposed to mean expert, what we see here is slathering bias.

Speakup on April 19, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Shouldn’t Kraut be attacking Obama?

Shouldn’t they all be attacking Obama?

profitsbeard on April 19, 2011 at 1:37 AM

If we manage to nominate someone as unserious and ridiculous as Trump then Obama deserves to win.

Scrappy on April 19, 2011 at 2:05 AM

If we manage to nominate someone as unserious and ridiculous as Trump then Obama deserves to win.

Scrappy on April 19, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Shouldn’t you be attacking Obama?

profitsbeard on April 19, 2011 at 3:13 AM

Dr K is outstanding on policy, but he is a failure at assessing candidates. Typical, as medical doctors have been scientifically proven to be the WORST managers in the world

georgealbert on April 19, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Trump is a poser. I can’t believe anyone is falling for his BS.

juliesa on April 19, 2011 at 6:07 AM

I can’t believe anyone is falling for his BS.

Exactly.

Jaibones on April 19, 2011 at 6:22 AM

If we manage to nominate someone as unserious and ridiculous as Trump then Obama deserves to win.

Scrappy on April 19, 2011 at 2:05 AM

That’s why I think Trump is an Obama plant.

Shouldn’t you be attacking Obama?

profitsbeard on April 19, 2011 at 3:13 AM

Why? Obama’s record attacks Obama. He’s a self-evident joke, and all we need to do is run a qualified Presidential candidate against him. The real question is why you Birthers want to squander the opportunity to remove this joke from office by running a Clown Candidate.

Jaibones on April 19, 2011 at 6:26 AM

I have to disagree with Palin (ALERT THE MEDIA!). The Tea Party was seeded by George Bush. I remember Michelle Malkin taking Bush to task, along with many of us here and on her site. She wasn’t the only one either.

SouthernGent on April 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

His “compassionate conservatism” line had my spidey sense tingling early on. Whatever good points he had, and there were several, we were right to be wary of him.

SKYFOX on April 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM

Shouldn’t you be attacking Obama?

profitsbeard on April 19, 2011 at 3:13 AM

And another thing, and I don’t mean to pick on you, PB, but Kraut hammers Obama every single day on Fox News with Baier. Maybe you don’t watch him … fine … but to suggest that he is going after the wrong devil here is not right. Krauthammer has laughed Obama off the stage.

Now Trump thinks he’s going up on the stage and Krauthammer is saying get the eff out of here, poseur. That’s not exactly a vote for Obama, is it?

Jaibones on April 19, 2011 at 7:59 AM

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