Franklin Graham: Sure, I can see myself endorsing Trump

posted at 7:16 pm on April 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via the Hill, Trump’s only half the story here. The other half is that Graham seems more enthused about him than he does about Palin, whom he traveled to Haiti with a few months ago. Quote: “[T]he more you listen to him [Trump], the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy’s right.” Really? What is it that he’s right about? Using political connections to boot people out of their homes so that he can develop their property, or starting a trade war with China to show ‘em who’s boss?

Some reporter needs to corner Gingrich at his next public appearance and really get him going on the Trump boomlet. For all the buzz lately about how the Donald is supposedly filling Palin’s niche, it’s Newt who shares the social-con liability with him of having multiple marriages and it’s Newt, more than any other major candidate, who’s attacked Obama as someone essentially foreign to America. After months of hearing how his personal foibles might pose an insuperable obstacle with the Christian base, I bet he’d have choice words for Billy Graham’s son suddenly giving Trump the green light after a month of Birther rhetoric.


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Hooray… soon we can go to war and this time get some oil!!!

lexhamfox on April 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM

BTW we’re eating Papa John’s pizza tonight and it is good!

CCRWM on April 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

+1

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Mcguyver is seeing with clarity.

Heckle on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

There are two classes of self-professing “conservatives:” Those who know who Trump is, and those who are in severe addict-level denial.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Well that latter group better not mess us all up!

CCRWM on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hotair seems to be going after Donald Trump even more than dailykos went after Sarah Palin. There is a lesson there.

Heckle on April 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Yeah don’t mess with the RINOs

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

To do justice IS a conservative value..!!

It is called: equality under the law..!!

**blows steam like an elephant…!!**

IDIOTS..!!

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Oh, you mean like Vera Coking was a victim of Trump-style “equality under the law?” Like the way Trump grafted the Manhattan borough council in order to get the most important exit ramp into Uptown Manhattan closed? Do you mean that kind of “equality under the law?”

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

“I can see myself supporting an unprincipled opportunist.”

AshleyTKing on April 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I like the Chris Rock Quote,” I can’t vote for Trump, I would be afraid he would leave us for a younger prettier country.”

bigmike on April 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

that’s funny right there

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

China is manufacturing everything you buy in this country.

Want i pads built here?

Light bulbs?

Shoes?

Free trade with a communist nation has failed!

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

How about steel?

Trump knows how to fix it.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM
Lol, you’re late to the show! New policy: I don’t dialogue with douchebags who do nothing but criticize people for not being in love with Palin.

nickj116 on April 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Ahhhhhhhhh…..so your defense of Franklin’s possible
endorsement of Trump isn’t so much about Franklin or Trump.
It is, however, more about your dislike of Palin supporters.
We get it.

Amjean on April 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Free trade with a communist nation has failed!

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Free trade with a communist nation has failed only insofar as free trade with China is freer than trade within our own borders. Fewer government regulations within our borders would necessarily mean fewer businesses would leave to do business overseas.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Trump Trump he’s our man if he can’t do it no one can!

geeze the Trump supporters need to put the pompoms down and start explaining why his positions are good enough to get my vote. So far all I’m hearing is how he is taking it to Obama. which is polarizing the country and divisive.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

How about steel?

Trump knows how to fix it.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

The same way that moron wants to fix all of our trade problems: By starting a trade war.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

How about steel?

Trump knows how to fix itbend with one hand!.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Fify

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

BTW we’re eating Papa John’s pizza tonight and it is good!

CCRWM on April 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

What? No In n Out?
;)

OmahaConservative on April 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

MSNBC is going all out.

So is Hot Air.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

About the birth certificate, that’s what!

What other thing is Trump’s claim to fame here?

Trump is right about requiring Obama’s certificate to be put under the same scrutiny as Obama did to John McCain’s in the Senate during the presidential campaign.

People understand this to be equal treatment under the law and they are sick and tired of, I MEAN REALLY SICK AND TIRED of the Democrats getting away with demonizing, questioning, maligning and investigating the Republicans but then watch the mealy-mouthed, linguine-spined Republicans wither under their responsibility to return the favor with equal treatment under the law..!!

Come on…what part of this do you birther bashers not understand…!!??

Are you really that dense?

Do I need to move to another country to be around smart people?

You “birther bashers” are extremely dense, hopelessly stupid, and mortal demagogues..!

By the way kiss my ass with you stupid responses..!!

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM

+1001

I am also sick and tired of the Roves and Krauts throwing petulant hissy fits over their inability to play kingmaker. More and more it is becoming evident that this IS NOT ABOUT CONSERVATISM OVER LIBERALISM !

It is morphing into a battle against the INSTITUTIONAL ELITES ! Its is time to let the debt limit run its course.

singlemalt 18 on April 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

A trade war against Communists?

Bring it on.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Trump is clearly the ONLY man in the field. Except for maybe Sarah Palin.

Heckle on April 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Except for maybe Sarah Palin.

Heckle on April 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Palin called Obama the Campaigner in chief today.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM

A trade war against Communists?

Bring it on.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Oh Jesus H. Christ…

Does “The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act” mean anything to you?

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Oh great, we are in THREE FREAKING WARS and now Trump wants to start a trade war with ASIA, meanwhile the Sec Def and the President want to cut Defence? I say if we get in a war and win we get to KEEP that country. This is America not freaking Israel./sarc

bigmike on April 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Palin called Obama the Campaigner in chief today.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I call him the Kenyan psychopath.

Heckle on April 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Does “The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act” mean anything to you?

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Socialist policies strangled the economy, not a tariff act.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Socialist policies strangled the economy, not a tariff act.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

the tariff act was a socialist policy. You know before Qe 1 and QE 2 I would have been for Trump but china isn’t doing anything we aren’t. The fact that China is beating us is because we have choosen to lace our economy up in a straightjacket.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Socialist policies strangled the economy, not a tariff act.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff had the opposite of its intended effect, Shar. It was supposed to free up trade. Instead, it strangled it. It was the worst law Hoover signed into being, until FDR brought the real socialism to bear.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Does the Cold War mean anything to you?

Building a Communist nation with 1,341,000,000 (billion) people, five times as many people as the U.S.A. is so horribly stupid.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:30 PM

china isn’t doing anything we aren’t. The fact that China is beating us is because we have choosen to lace our economy up in a straightjacket.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I agree except they are protecting their economy and so should we. Free trade is a tool to get something for the country, not a part of the constitution.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Why trump’s threat of a 3rd party is not that big of a deal:

If Perot cost Bush the election, the proof must lie somewhere else. On a statistical basis, it’s essentially impossible to make a case for Perot costing Bush the 1992 presidential election. The election results show that Perot took many voters from Clinton among his supporters who demonstrated a low interest in politics by voting only for President and Governor, while taking marginally from Bush among those who demonstrated more commitment by casting ballots for Congress.

This analysis can be further confirmed by comparing the 1992 and 1996 results where Perot’s vote dropped by 10 million compared to 1992. By comparing the vote totals for Clinton in both years with Bush’s and Dole’s (assuming Dole voters and Bush voters were the same voters) it is possible to conclude that in 1992 Perot’s presence on the ballot cost Bush: Montana, North Carolina, Colorado and Georgia. However, Perot cost Clinton: Florida and Arizona in 1992. So, in 1992, Perot cost Clinton 32 electoral votes while costing Bush 37 electoral votes. Bush lost by 100 electoral votes, so 5 more would not have given him victory.

This same analysis shows that if Perot had not been on the ballot in 1996, Dole would have carried Nevada instead of Clinton. So, by any measure, even admitting that Perot’s presence may have cost Bush a few electoral votes in 1992, it was no where near enough to change the outcome of that election, nor the Clinton – Dole contest in 1996.

http://www.leinsdorf.com/perot.htm

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Point of Information (for the 437,212th time): Christianity hasn’t had a “leader” since Paul (and he was humble about it).

I wouldn’t give a tinker’s dam if Franklin Graham endorsed a piece of cheese.

Meaningless.

mankai on April 22, 2011 at 9:33 PM

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff had the opposite of its intended effect, Shar. It was supposed to free up trade. Instead, it strangled it. It was the worst law Hoover signed into being, until FDR brought the real socialism to bear.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I am not arguing the benefits, just that similar tariff’s had been used before and didn’t have that sort of effect. The policies of the FDR administration had far more to do with it.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I agree except they are protecting their economy and so should we. Free trade is a tool to get something for the country, not a part of the constitution.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Oh I agree. Free trade was a military policy to fiught off communism in Eastern Europe and Asia. when the wall fall and the USSR was defeated the policy should have been stopped.

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Keep buying your i phones from the commies if it makes you feel good.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Oh my. Trump posts really bring out the stupid.

Let’s see.

Allah, many folks who are NOT astute political observers, such as yourself, and Franklin Graham, have wrongly assumed Palin isn’t running for President. Never mind she has done everything in the last week but file the legal papers.

She said it in Madison and she reinforced it on Hannity’s show. She not only said she doesn’t see a swingin’ richard she could support, she also said it was WAY to early to start campaigning for president.

Unlike Trump and the rest of the GOP losers, she knows we are at war in this country and that it’s more important to beat Obama and his policies NOW, than screw around with an election that is still almost 2 years away.

The great Renaldus Magnus didn’t jump in until the fall of 1979. I suspect Sarah will follow his example, though she might get in by late summer.

The thing to remember is she has 100% name recognition, and unlike Reagan, we now have 24/7 news and the internet. That has shortened things up. One doesn’t have to start running for 2 years to build things up. What used to take months now takes weeks.

Now, As for Reverend Graham. He’s a good man, probably respects Trump, is not the type to say bad things about folks who haven’t wronged him, and isn’t politically knowledgeable enough to know just how big of a DEMOCRAT Trump is.

Again, he’s basing this on the false notion Sarah isn’t running.

Now, for everyone else.

If you support Trump (as a candidate) seek help. Especially if you call yourself a Republican. If you call yourself a Conservative, I suggest inpatient care, as well as a course in the meaning of conservatism.

If you are sane, and don’t support Trump (as a candidate) carry on and don’t feed the loons.

gary4205 on April 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM

They should be built here.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I am not arguing the benefits, just that similar tariff’s had been used before and didn’t have that sort of effect. The policies of the FDR administration had far more to do with it.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Similar in theory, but never in scope or degree. What Trump is advocating hasn’t seen its like since Smoot-Hawley. Most tariffs aren’t punitive in nature.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM

They should be built here.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:38 PM

If it was as inexpensive to build them here as it is in China, they would be. You really should read Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics.”

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM

I love Dr. Sowell…

OmahaConservative on April 22, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Trump has too many skeletons in every closet he’s got. He says a lot of words but doesn’t say much.

Kissmygrits on April 22, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Wow, pretty sad Friday Night Troll Shift here. Tisk Tisk.

Oh well, I guess Soros is a little strapped these days,after all he bought $62 million worth of Halliburton just before the market crashed.

Del Dolemonte on April 22, 2011 at 10:16 PM

The Birther Trap

Nearly Nobody on April 22, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I love Dr. Sowell…

OmahaConservative on April 22, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I agree!..:)

PS..Get the Results today?..

Dire Straits on April 22, 2011 at 10:33 PM

The Birther Trap

Nearly Nobody on April 22, 2011 at 10:27 PM

That was really stupid.

He just flapped his gums and made no argument at all.

sharrukin on April 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Do you mean that kind of “equality under the law?”

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Of course you have to skirt the overriding issue at hand, that of Obama not being scrutinized like McCain in the Senate – avoiding the real issue at hand and pointing out Trump’s own hypocrisy is what goody-goody hypocrites like you do.

Obviously, no candidate for office is perfect in anyway, but true leadership at least focuses on the overriding issues of the time, and our is that of Democrats demonizing Republicans, and our wimps don’t apply equal justice under the law.

By the way, gryphon202, besides being an conservative hypocrite for not demanding the same scrutiny of Obama as was done to McCain regarding birth certificates, you are also a raging lunatic and a do-gooder idiot.

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

By the way, gryphon202, besides being an conservative hypocrite for not demanding the same scrutiny of Obama as was done to McCain regarding birth certificates, you are also a raging lunatic and a do-gooder idiot.

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

I would love nothing more than to find out the truth of what Obama is hiding. Practically speaking, that’s not going to happen. I’m not saying it’s right, I’m saying that’s the way it is. That doesn’t make me a hypocrite, thank you. It means I’m not going to be distracted by foolishness.

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 10:58 PM

By the way, gryphon202, besides being an conservative hypocrite for not demanding the same scrutiny of Obama as was done to McCain regarding birth certificates, you are also a raging lunatic and a do-gooder idiot.

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

The irony of a birther crusader calling me a do-gooder idiot/raging lunatic is completely lost on you, isn’t it?

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM

What more is there to say? Except, AMEN!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM

The irony of a birther crusader calling me a do-gooder idiot/raging lunatic is completely lost on you, isn’t it?

gryphon202 on April 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM

The irony of you calling us birther crusaders while at the same being fatalistic about the prospect justice being mete out to the Obama adminstration is completely lost on you isn’t it?

WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DEMAND JUSTICE ON Obama and the Democrats, the truth being revealed about the birth certificate being the most overriding issue of our time, your demonizing of us not withstanding.

If conservatives don’t demand justice then who will?

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 11:49 PM

If conservatives don’t demand justice then who will?

Mcguyver on April 22, 2011 at 11:49 PM

I’m a little more worried about about the “justice” of having my paycheck raped every two weeks for medicare and FICA that I’ll never see.

I’m a little more worried about the “justice” of having my kids and grandkids saddled with more debt in the last two years than we had to worry about in the last 232 years prior.

I’m a little more worried about the “justice” of Obama’s laser-like focus on jobs, which completely ignores the plight of the oil rig workers in the gulf who can’t work even though a court order says they have to be allowed to.

I’m a little more worried about the “justice” of union leaders who are lining their own pockets at the expense of their pink-slipped rank-and-file, in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

You’re not worried about justice. You’re just worried about one particular instance of justice, and I think you know better than to really believe that your particular brand of justice will ever be served. But that’s not my problem, birther. I’m worried about me and my freedom. Remember freedom? WIthout it, not much else matters.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Franklin Graham is a Moderate/lib(theologically)evangelical.

Kjeil on April 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Trump holds a deuce, only.

He is total graft built on NJ eminent domain kickbacks. A liar who started off so poor his daddy could only afford $1 million to stake him c. 1972. Don’t try to drive that used car he sold you past 3 miles without tow service. A demonstrated bully on his show.

IMNSHO Trump = Obama with chlorox.

Caststeel on April 23, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I’m worried about me and my freedom. Remember freedom? WIthout it, not much else matters.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 12:01 AM

What you are really worried about is political correctness and succombing to wussy-assed Republicans who simply don’t have the spine to stand up to Obama.

How do you attain justice in those areas you mentioned if too many Americans have a entitlement mentality?

Well, the answer is you educate them, that’s how, which is not attainable instantly since we have allowed dependency so long.

In any battle one must always focus, if we want success that is, on the short term, mid-term and long term battles that we can win.

Education is an ongoing long term battle that must eventually result in giving that power to the local level and away from the NEA and the feds in education.

The mid-term and ongoing battle is to defeat the Democrats at the ballot box and to that we must show a hairbreath difference in leadership in all your above examples.

The most easily won battle in the short term is to demand justice on the birth origin of Obama, and it is easy because Obama himself treated McCain that way, and he and the Dems promised us open and honest government and an end to rule by dictate.

In fighting from this angle and on this subject it kills so many birds with one stone it should be patented..!!

For one, it pushes back on the media’s lie, cover-up and shilling for Obama and the Dems, for two it puts Obama and company on the defensive trying to explan why he would expend so much effort to suppress what he himself demanded from McCain, for three it as the Trump has proven gets so much media attention on the sibject of us demanding justice applied equally under the law, for four it seriously makes even mildly curious people pay attention providing a great opportunity on the benefits and principles of conservatism, for five it is an issue that is on people’s mind that worries them about Obama and thus for six: it makes people doubt Obama’s clean image, for seven it will force him out of the primaries of he cannot provide the birth place witnesses and location, thus kneecapping his second reign, for eight it gives the Republican candidate who forced this issue a great advantage.

Look, I would like nothing better than if a more conservative candidate tham Trump would ride this issue until it destroys Obama, but such is not the case right now.

What we have is such dereliction of duty, adherence and responsibilty to the whole gammit of conservative values that we have reached a tipping point to where not only am I raging mad as a hurt elephant, I am alos daily prayiing for God to have mercy on us and raise a true leader up, in fact, I am literally praying for a dead founding father to rise up from their graves and drive every imposter out of congress with whips..!!

Plus, if Obama is proven to be the ursurper and lier that he is, than all his rulings, executive orders and votes are null and void..and the lying Democrats will be destroyed as party for many decades to come..!!

In fact I cannot think of anything, other than the birther issue, if pushed to it’s ultimate end would more damage to all the lying, cheating, two-time-a-dealing, corrupt, stupid ass politicans and punditry, and nothing that is so easy pickiings that would bring credibilty to the tenets of conservatism as would forcing Obama to reveal his place of birth as seen by sworn and true witnesses.

Mcguyver on April 23, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Kjeil on April 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Proof? Links?

He is a conservative Christian. One who preaches that Jesus is the only way to the Father and one of the ONLY high-profile Americans to call Islam a Satanic religion.

I <3 Franklin.

-Aslan's Girl

Aslans Girl on April 23, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Aslans Girl on April 23, 2011 at 1:29 AM

OT:..You need to go to the Headlines and read Marcia Morrissey’s post!..You will like it very much!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 23, 2011 at 1:37 AM

In fact I cannot think of anything, other than the birther issue, if pushed to it’s ultimate end would more damage to all the lying, cheating, two-time-a-dealing, corrupt, stupid ass politicans and punditry, and nothing that is so easy pickiings that would bring credibilty to the tenets of conservatism as would forcing Obama to reveal his place of birth as seen by sworn and true witnesses.

Mcguyver on April 23, 2011 at 1:12 AM

That is assuming that’s what he’s really hiding. For all your lofty rhetoric, you don’t even know for sure. No one does. And I wish you birther chumps would start being honest with yourselves. It could be his citizenship. Or it could be uncertain parentage. Hell, for all we really know, it could be a felonious criminal record!

And for the edification of the management, no, I’m not saying any of those things are necessarily true. I’m just saying, because we know something is being covered up doesn’t mean we know what. I’m not ready to die on that hill, and I don’t appreciate the birthers making me look like a chump by association.

The most easily won battle in the short term is to demand justice on the birth origin of Obama, and it is easy because Obama himself treated McCain that way, and he and the Dems promised us open and honest government and an end to rule by dictate.

Most easily won? Are you sh!tting me? I mean, come on…we’ve got two-and-a-half years worth of public policy…good grief. There’s more stupid in that one paragraph than…oy.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM

Yeah don’t mess with the RINOs

unseen on April 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Since when is Trump not a RINO? Seriously, what exactly is so conservative about him?

Esthier on April 23, 2011 at 2:51 AM

Michelle has a very devastating post on Trump, surprised it hasn’t been linked here.

The guy is dead to me. I don’t care about the birther stuff. He’s the worst kind of crony capitalist imaginable and has no respect whatsoever for property rights or individual liberty. Even as a Brit I feel more American than that SOB.

Sharke on April 23, 2011 at 3:15 AM

Trump is a narcissist who actually has an ego larger than the poser in the White House now. He’s also an opportunist of the worst order who’s conveniently now running as GOP when he’s been a registered Democrat until 2009!!! He’s also been an active and recent financial supporter of menaces such as Chuck Schumer, Anthony Weiner, Harry Reid and spoke glowingly about Nancy Pelosi. Trump has said absolutely nothing substantive on policy (yeah, and a trade war with China will wreak havoc and is moronic to even suggest and oh, yeah, let’s just go take Libya’s oil. Real Nice.) and I can’t believe being a blustering lightweight is somehow attractive to any principled conservative. The media is building him up to yet again, pick our candidate, and then they will destroy him. Don’t be fooled by the cult of personality the MSM is setting up. Trump called for Bush’s impeachment for crying out loud, after calling him the “worst President in history”. Donald Chump is a lunatic AND he’s awful on eminent domain. He’s too old to have “seen the conservative light” and the fact he’s said if he doesn’t win the GOP nomination and would then run as an Independent should prove a giant red flag. Reagan didn’t do that the many times he ran. Be smart people!

Renwaa on April 23, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Let’s not forget his $50K donation to Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago. Dump the chump Trump! He is out for #1 i.e himself.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/magazine/20Emanuel-t.html?_r=2&pagewanted=2

Renwaa on April 23, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Michelle has a very devastating post on Trump, surprised it hasn’t been linked here.
Sharke on April 23, 2011 at 3:15 AM

Um, it was in the Headlines earlier and linked in the first paragraph of this post. And yes, it was a devastating post against Trump.

conservative pilgrim on April 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Dire Straits on April 23, 2011 at 1:37 AM

Thanks, DS! Headin’ over there now :)

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM

How about steel?

Trump knows how to fix it.

freedomplow on April 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

In 2003 or 2004 Bush put tariffs on incoming steel that
reduced supply, raised prices dramatically (supposedly
to help the domestic steel industry) and forced many manufacturing businesses to close because they couldn’t
afford the increased costs or couldn’t purchase steel at all. The small companies were strangled.

Amjean on April 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM

If Bill Clinton can be president, Donald trump can be president.

Knott Buyinit on April 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM

If Bill Clinton can be president, Donald trump can be president.

Knott Buyinit on April 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Anyone over the age of 35 with the proper citizenship credentials can be president. That doesn’t mean that anyone who fits that description should be.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 12:04 PM

If you are sane, and don’t support Trump (as a candidate) carry on and don’t feed the loons.

gary4205 on April 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Interesting choice of words coming from the most insane, looniest, Palin cultist that HotAir has ever seen.

You-Eh-Vee on April 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Most easily won? Are you sh!tting me? I mean, come on…we’ve got two-and-a-half years worth of public policy…good grief. There’s more stupid in that one paragraph than…oy.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM

You don’t understand retail politics, nor do you understand the enemy that is the modern day demonizing Democrat, nor do you understand how to fight battles AND WIN..

Mcguyver on April 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Um, it was in the Headlines earlier and linked in the first paragraph of this post. And yes, it was a devastating post against Trump.

conservative pilgrim on April 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Damn, that’ll teach me not to not click on those things!

Sharke on April 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM

You don’t understand retail politics, nor do you understand the enemy that is the modern day demonizing Democrat, nor do you understand how to fight battles AND WIN..

Mcguyver on April 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I understand that you are a loon who suffers from an extreme case of political tunnel vision, who believes that anyone who doesn’t share your specific and narrow-minded ideals does not deserve to be taken seriously. I deal with you and your ilk accordingly.

gryphon202 on April 23, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Considering what happened to Franklin Graham last year over the National Day of Prayer, it wouldn’t surprise me if he is enjoying what Trump is saying about Obama. Perhaps we see a bit of Franklin Graham’s “human-ness” showing here. I believe Trump’s popularity has more to do with the fact that he is SAYING what many are THINKING.

EternalVigilance on April 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

EternalVigilance on April 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Thank you, me too!

DanaSmiles on April 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Exit Question:

When is Trump supposed to reveal the results of his investigation?

NextGen on April 24, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Regardless WHO wins the Republican nomination, WE MUST support the man or woman AGAINST OBOWMA. We cannot let the Independents in the northeast pick our nominee again, re McCain, we need the man or woman that will win as OUR nominee, or America as we know it is over.

dthorny on April 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Alternate headline: “Franklin Graham-Uninformed Naive Fool Set to Take Christians and America Over Cliff.”

Get a clue, Mr. Graham-you need to follow politics a bit closer before you go trying to influence others. Start by reading this story.

dave_ross on April 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Regardless WHO wins the Republican nomination, WE MUST support the man or woman AGAINST OBOWMA. We cannot let the Independents in the northeast pick our nominee again, re McCain, we need the man or woman that will win as OUR nominee, or America as we know it is over.

dthorny on April 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Sadly, this is 100% correct, which means yes, ultimately we may have to pinch or noses again. Every year O’Communist is president sets AmeriKa back at least 5-10 years in EVERYTHING. Four more years and it’s done-heck we’ll be lucky to survive the first four. If Obama gets re-elected, I predict a mass exodus from America. To where? Not sure, but it won’t be worth living here anymore.

dave_ross on April 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM

The Saintly Conservatives who want a Saint like them for President will not agree to any man or woman who has half a chance at victory over Obama. That is Obama’s ace in the hole. Palin is a woman who is not rich, and Trump is a man’s man who is rich. But those are our only well known and popular options… if we want to win. A blank slate politician that has no friends and no enemies is not going beat Obama and his Media Gang in 2012. As we speak, two forces are working night and day to diminish Palin and Trump’s popularity: Jeb Bush and Barry Obama.

jimw on April 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM

That’s it then.

TRUMP for pres.

whew!

I’m now finishing up my tpp flyers.

amend2 on April 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

The Saintly Conservatives who want a Saint like them for President will not agree to any man or woman who has half a chance at victory over Obama. That is Obama’s ace in the hole. Palin is a woman who is not rich, and Trump is a man’s man who is rich. But those are our only well known and popular options… if we want to win. A blank slate politician that has no friends and no enemies is not going beat Obama and his Media Gang in 2012. As we speak, two forces are working night and day to diminish Palin and Trump’s popularity: Jeb Bush and Barry Obama.

jimw on April 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Well let’s look at it this way too: As Rush always says-the libs will tell you who they are most afraid of by who they attack the most. Compare the feelings liberals have towards Palin and Trump. They despise Palin, but many of them, DESPITE THE BIRTHERISM, seem to LOVE Trump…I wonder why that is…could it be because they know he’s a RINO or closet lib? His contributions and convenient last-minute flip-flopping would seem to indicate that…or could it be that they know he has no chance-due in part no doubt to the birtherism? Either or both of those reasons are possibilities and we should be concerned. I even have at least one rabid lib in my family who is gaga over a Trump possibility. This is a 30 year old male, who has recently finished his college “programming” and thinks Marx is great, socialism, the whole deal. Personally I’d prefer Palin anyhow for a long list of reasons. Chief among them perhaps, is that I DON’T BELIEVE the main stream LIBERAL media when they say “Palin is unelectable” as if the MSLM has any credibility. SCREW YOU GUYS-WE will decide who is electable. We bent over last time and let you cram Obama and McCain down our throats-NOT AGAIN DAMMIT.

dave_ross on April 26, 2011 at 7:49 AM

dave_ross, where are you getting the idea that the MSM “LOVES” Trump? Whoopi called his questions about the bc “the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve ever seen”, is that the MSM “loving” someone? The CNN and ABC journos I’ve seen interview him look at him with disdain and condescention. I don’t see any “love”.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM

dave_ross, where are you getting the idea that the MSM “LOVES” Trump? Whoopi called his questions about the bc “the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve ever seen”, is that the MSM “loving” someone? The CNN and ABC journos I’ve seen interview him look at him with disdain and condescention. I don’t see any “love”.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM

With the exception of Trump’s “birther” talk, the MSM seems to have little or no problem with Trump, especially when compared and contrasted against Palin. There is not a doubt in my mind they would rather see Donald in there than Palin, and that indicates a problem for me, last time that gave us McCain. At the end of the day, most if not all of the MSM will continue to paint us “birthers” as nutcases-including TRUMP-ESPECIALLY if he were to win the nomination, and NOTHING will ever come of it. I held out a LONNNG time before I admitted that, and I thought with Trump there might have been some hope. But Levin is right when he recently said, that no sitting judge will EVER remove Obama for this reason. Besisdes that, as I mentioned above, Trumps got a lot of other issues, including apparently giving Rahm Emmanuel $50K as recently as last year, and most people aren’t buying that crap about “Oh you have to do that when you do business in their towns”

I submit that no sitting judge will ever remove Obama for ANY reason. If you, or anyone needs a further indication as to why that is, you need to remember a) what history has shown us, how blacks react when they feel injustice (they burn down cities and go ballistic) and b) if anyone needs more recent (and frequent) examples, search the archives of the Blaze since around January 20th to present day, and see how many black on white violent attacks there have been, usually two or more against one white-I’ve been keeping a list of all the horrendous videos/news stories, and have 19 to date just this year-and I’m sure there are more. This country will be torn apart, burned to the ground, and chaos beyond our wildest nightmares, if Obama is removed from office for ANY reason.

dave_ross on April 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM

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