Quotes of the day

posted at 10:38 pm on April 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

“A decision by Mr. Trump to formally declare his intention to seek the Republican nomination could disrupt the network’s plans to broadcast future seasons of his show, ‘The Apprentice,’ because of concerns that other candidates could request equal airtime.

“But no one at NBC has done much serious planning about what to do with ‘The Apprentice,’ because of what two executives cited as pervasive doubts that Mr. Trump would actually enter the race.

‘This is Donald being Donald,’ said one senior executive who would be involved in any decision about how NBC handles the show.”

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“Media coverage has focused on Trump’s belief in the birther conspiracy. But I doubt that’s the reason many in the Republican grass-roots are intrigued. Name-recognition surely plays a part in Trump’s poll numbers. What’s really behind the Trump bubble, though, is unchecked populism: the belief that America’s ‘ruling class’ isn’t being honest with the American people and is driving the country off a cliff. The deeper you get into the populist weeds, the more frequently you come across people who think that Obama’s entire presidency is based on a lie, who are so disgusted with politicians that they are willing to turn over the country to a thrice-married egomaniac.

“The populist tradition is as old as the country itself. And I’m sympathetic to the sentiment that everyday people have a better idea of how to run their lives than political, intellectual, cultural or business elites. But there comes a point at which populism ventures into conspiracism and the ‘country class’ refuses to acknowledge political realities. Atop this unstable political real estate sits a Trump Tower.”

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“Other analysts have tried to compare his potential to Ross Perot in 1992, perhaps if he ends up running as an independent. Yet there are key differences between the two men. Whereas Perot was a self-made billionaire, Trump inherited a fortune from his father and declared bankruptcy several times. While Perot was a folksy Texan who could pull off a certain everyman appeal despite his enormous wealth, Trump is an arrogrant, in your face, born and bred New Yorker. Being from New York myself, that sort of think doesn’t startle me. But having covered the Rudy Giuliani campaign (who, incidently lead polls for much of 2007), I can say that it’s hard to overestimate what a handicap being a New Yorker can be for a presidential candidate in other parts of the country. I can’t tell you how many voters I spoke to in Iowa who were reflexively distrustful of Giuliani because of his New York background.

“I can’t predict precisely how long this Trump for president fad will last, but it’s destined to fizzle.”

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“He is riding something else: the strongest and most subversive ideology in America today. Donald Trump is the living, walking personification of the Gospel of Success

“When it comes to success, as in so many other things, he is the perpetual boy. He is the enthusiastic adventurer thrilled to have acquired a gleaming new bike, and doubly thrilled to be showing it off.

“Moreover, he shares this unambivalent attitude toward success with millions around the country. Though he cannot possibly need the money, he spends his days proselytizing the Gospel of Success through Trump University, his motivational speeches, his TV shows and relentlessly flowing books…

“He emerges from deep currents in our culture, and he is tapping into powerful sections of the national fantasy life. I would never vote for him, but I would never want to live in a country without people like him.”

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“[E]ven those opposed to Trump privately fret that he might have some unconventional appeal as a wild card in a slow-to-start race.

“‘I don’t see Donald Trump trudging around in the snows of Iowa wearing ear flaps and trudging around the country fair,’ said a top official at the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land. ‘But look, we live in the celebrity age. He is a celebrity. He’s got the name recognition. He’s got the money. He certainly appears to have the moxie. So maybe Americans are ready for a brash New Yorker.’”

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Via Mediaite.


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AP you need help, serious flat on your back lying on a couch talking to a therapist help. Every thing happening in the world today including the first red lights of a financial meltdown within 90 days and all you were frothing at the mouth about is Donald Trump? Libya? The Royal Wedding so many things and you are sitting there peeing your pants over Donald Trump?

You need help.

Jdripper on April 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM

You had me until “The Royal Wedding”.

Kataklysmic on April 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM

But, the obamanation won’t sign the Columbia Trade Agreement…

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 2:14 AM

True, instead he would make them slaves to our own addiction to our energy needs. Creating a nation of dependence.

Kini on April 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

nation of dependence.

Kini on April 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM

They’ve been that before…

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 2:42 AM

upinak,

the obamanation…he’s from a green isle…

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 2:43 AM

“The deeper you get into the populist weeds, the more frequently you come across people who think that Obama’s entire presidency is based on a lie,…”

Now I wonder where that came from…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2011 at 2:48 AM

“The deeper you get into the populist weeds, the more frequently you come across people who think that Obama’s entire presidency is based on a lie,…”

Oops…

… I missed a couple.

Should I go on, and on, and on, and on…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM

Should I go on, and on, and on, and on…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM

NOT without a disclaimer…

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 3:05 AM

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canopfor on April 19, 2011 at 4:08 AM

canopfor on April 19, 2011 at 4:08 AM

Thanks for the link friend!..:)

Dire Straits on April 19, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Clarence Thomas is the Gospel of success. One doesn’t have to be a ego-centered money-worshipper in order to have made it in America.

It is apparent, however, that being independently wealthy is secondary to failing to belong to the secularist religion of socialism. Most of the wealthy in politics and those who support them as CEOs as well as the celebrity crowd: Hollywood, punditry, music,and even sports characters, are openly leftists -not to mention more than a few in the finance industries and, sadly, even the military and judiciary. Though the latter (the judiciary) might best be classified as the political class by the manner in which they rule!

Don L on April 19, 2011 at 6:26 AM

Lizard Man 2012

Bishop on April 18, 2011 at 11:21 PM
I told you before, set up a PAC and I’m there!

Nah, lizards, as everyone knows,are cold-blooded creatures. On the other hand -that’s what we already have in the White House – a cold-blooded creature.(Never saw an innocent baby that he wouldn’t encourage its slaughter – based upon that Harvard Law buzzword – “intent”)

I saw the movie – we need a king to do battle with the big cold-blooded one in the WH – “King Kong” and a pretty girl (so who’s going to run with Sarah?)

Don L on April 19, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Gohawgs on April 19, 2011 at 2:14 AM

*sigh*

how about an oil refinery in the good ol’US of A

cmsinaz on April 19, 2011 at 7:30 AM

You had me until “The Royal Wedding”.

Kataklysmic on April 19, 2011 at 2:17 AM

That one is rightfully considered to be the monarch over a nation of people by virtue of the family they were born into is about as silly a construct as ever imagined by the human mind. I’m not against tradition, but shouldn’t the idiocy of some traditions be honestly examined from time to time?

SKYFOX on April 19, 2011 at 8:07 AM

re: Quote #2 from Continetti via Jennifer Rubin @ The Post

William Buckley strongly opposed the elitists know best mantra.

Go figure. If the establishment politicians knew best, we would not be in this mess.

That said, it is fair and judicious to critically study the economic policy of the next POTUS.

maverick muse on April 19, 2011 at 8:14 AM

“‘I don’t see Donald Trump trudging around in the snows of Iowa wearing ear flaps and trudging around the country fair,’ but can you see SP doing that? A walk in the park for her. This is all about the Donald and gaining leverage for the renewal of his tv contract. He’s more like Mitt than he lets on.

Kissmygrits on April 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Heh I spoke to pilots too when I used to jumpseat; if those pilots are unhappy, I am unhappy. That applies to A/C mechanics too.

ProudPalinFan on April 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM

OT-The Breitbart “Big ” sites are down with a DNS notice.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 18, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Thanx for the vid “A Penguin Being Tickled”, the kids and I watched it three times…so funny! Wanna make me have a penguin running around the house. Now THAT would change my life here.

ProudPalinFan on April 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM

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