The GOP clown car grows as Donald Trump has added himself to the list of presidential hopefuls. And boy does he have ideas:
Trump has already billed himself as the “most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far,” pointing out even that he owns a “Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney.” … He pointed out that his wealth and successful business career not only qualified him to be president — “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” — but that it would allow him to rid himself of the special interests that he said control American politics. …”I’m really rich,” Trump said, adding that his confident attitude is what the country needs after having “losers” run the country.
Now all Trump needs is actual supporters–he reportedly paid actors $50 to cheer him on during his presidential announcement.
Team Blackness also talked more Rachel Dolezal, police brutality, and the Dominican Republic’s treatment of undocumented Haitians.
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Almost as ridiculous as this:
“During his address, Monckton explained what can happen when religious leaders wade into matters of science by citing Pope Urban VIII, who in the 17th century put Galileo under house arrest for his theory that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
Do not for the second time make the unwise mistake,” Monckton warned Pope Francis.
Wow, that’s a topic you don’t hear addressed too often. It’s a real problem. About 25% of Haiti is living over on the habitable side of the island (the DR) in conditions little better than slavery.
Trump is ultimately the most liberal candidate in the GOP primary – you’d think liberals could meet him halfway, but there’s no rhyme or reason anymore. Even when their own candidate has her own history of shady land and stock deals.
Trump is the most “successful” person to run for President after being bankrupt multiple times. I don’t understand why his claim to being a billionaire makes him qualified for the highest office in the land. His toupee is better qualified.
It’s like you’re not even trying anymore srv. You used to be able to troll better than this.
@srv: yeah he must be a generous guy he did go bankrupt running a casino after all. how does someone go bankrupt running a casino?
What the Dominican Republic is doing is ETHNIC CLEANSING.
Trump in a debate would be so “awesome”. Think about it. For the most part he has been able to get away with his verbal diarrhea with no push back or consequences when he is talking. He usually dominates a room/situation just because he is a bully and wants a lot of attention. But a debate would mean sharing the stage and the mike with others who like the attention and can be just as obnoxious. His ego is enormous but he as been treated with kid gloves by everyone around him for decades and I don’t know how well his ego can stand anyone else’s egos and demands cutting into the Donald Trump Show.
Culture of Truth
All you anti-Trump critics are just losers. LOOSERS!!
That is what made is so sweet when Obama cut into Trump’s TV show time to announce the US had gotten Osama Bin Laden (if I am remembering correctly).
Even David Brooks sees the rise of The Democratic Tea Party
Good news: the supremes say that Texas doesn’t have to issue license plates with the treason flag on them.
David Brooks knows “small and inadequate.”
Mike in NC
Finally saw the Colbert parody of Trump’s declaration to run for president, where he’s literally foaming at the mouth. Priceless.
I guess it’s up for discussion out of sheer comedy value. My cat has a better shot at POTUS.
Mobile Grumpy Code Monkey
I am convinced that Trump is trolling the GOP. There is no way that he’s serious about this run. He’ll stick around long enough to queer at least one debate, and then say “never mind” when it comes time to release any of his financial information.
To which I say, “rock on, dude.”
That is such a classic Trumpism.
And the best part is several of the media figures covering him didn’t stand up and say “WTF…are you crazy?”
They scurried off to write stories about how much the Gucci store might be worth and whether or not the statement was accurate
@Mike in NC:
that was classic
Trump is so out of touch with 99% of the electorate that he though the Romney Gucci store quote was a good idea. Why people support his ego trip and believe he would be a good president is completely beyond me but then the “There’s a sucker born every minute” seems apt here.
@Doug R: four casinos. Once, twice, thrice… we don’t have a word for the fourth time…
dammit, stuck in moderation over a C-word.
@ET: You should revisit reality:
He speaks to the everyman in a way that Hillary can never doo
why does the media continue to refer to him as ‘lord’ monckton? he doesn’t have that title. the house of lords even made a public statement saying ‘nobody believe this lying sack of shit who says he’s a lord’
I don’t know how I’m going to survive another 11 months of this foollishness.
White Trash Liberal
Using a Trump quote to back up a claim about Trump’s popularity. That is world class chicken fucking. Weapons grade derp. The world has a little less beauty now because of you.
@chopper: you mean the media that fawns over niall ferguson, a man for whom his first accurate fact would break his historical cherry?
@lgerard: This is the post Citizens United world. This is not peak wingnut. This is not a satire. The world has become Onion. Their reality has lapped our satire. Billionaires really DO own the country, and candidates can now engage in open pissing battles over who is a more appealing to (or more like unto– which is Trump’s over-the-top take on Shrub’s old spin) the billionaires who run the country, and thus more worthy of the job of being their manservant.
Monckton is correctly addressed as “Lord” as that’s considered the correct form for people with the hereditary title of Viscount. He is not, as you point out, a member of the House of Lords, although in the past he has falsely claimed to be.
@srv: I am not saying that people don’t watch and listen to him for entertainment value, but he was trying to sell himself to Americans by saying he is rich when so many aren’t. Many people may be deluded into think they are going to be millionaires but no one like it being rubbed in their face that not only aren’t they but that someone else has something they don’t. People may know it but saying things like that point blank is a bad idea.
Reason the first: The House of Lords says that Monckton is not a Lord because of a law that was passed a decade+ ago changing how seats in the House of Lords are appointed. Monckton says that he is a Lord because that law is illegal, unconstitutional and wrong and that the law of “no backsies” means that he should have a seat in the House. Since there are two conflicting claims, by the Fifth Law of American Journalism “The Truth Must Lie Somewhere In The Middle”. Therefore he must be some percentage of a Lord (otherwise, via proof by contradiction, the Truth would not Lie Somewhere In The Middle but instead would reside solely with the House of Lords interpretation) and so calling him Lord is the “right” thing to do here.
Reason the second: There are many royalists among the American people who would love to have a King to swear allegiance to and a Nobility that they could be a part of. They want to be a part of that and so, like the idiot courtesans they are, they go along with Monckton’s ridiculous proclamations of his own Lordship for the same reasons that idiot courtesans in Europe used to go along with the Comte St. Germain’s proclamations of his own importance. They want to feel like they’re rubbing their bodies up against greatness, and if Monckton isn’t a Lord then he’s just a slimy skeevy asshole that they woke up drunk next to after a particularly bad bender the night before…
Every four years the cycle repeats. Every four years we forget how bad it was four years ago. We survived the derp-cycles of 2008 and 2012, we can survive this.
Why are you arguing with srv? Srv mostly hangs out here to troll us with jokes. Sometimes they’re really funny – like using Trump’s statement about his popularity as proof of Trump’s popularity – but they’re always pretty obviously stupid.
I mean I guess srv could think he/she is being serious but a) we’d never know because even if he/she copped to it we couldn’t believe it because it would probably be a joke and b) holy crap that would be pathetically sad :(
@KG: I mentioned my mom liked Celebrity Apprentice. Thought Trump was a solid business person. I was like he bankrputed a ca$ino more than once. She was how does that happen. I was like kind of my point.
Parsley. Some of the worst consider this unfinished business.
Can you do something about your audio plugin on the main page? It constantly causes a FYWP event with Chrome on my Mac. The page locks up and I can’t click on anything in it – I have to close the tab/window.
It doesn’t happen with Firefox or Safari. It looks like the plugin loads fine on those two browsers but gives the constant loading issue with Chrome. It also happens with Chrome in an incognito window.
Does anyone else have a fix?
Paul in KY
@srv: Now that’s a better troll job.
Paul in KY
@JDM: ‘Lord’ Monckton is the kind of peer that back in the good ole days would have been dragged out of his carriage in London & ripped limb from limb. Then there would have been a great party as various pieces of the late ‘Lord’ were paraded around.
Paul in KY
@NonyNony: Excellent response!