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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #435 on: January 04, 2016, 01:36:56 PM »
the old Adam is not made of straw...His power in like that of an old tyrant... 

I still do not know what laws are directed toward a Christian audience. 

And there's your straw man again, Mrs. Meyer. And he's rapidly becoming old.

But now he's got a new straw man who's already old.   ::)

Or is the new old man the same as the old man? Won't get fooled again, Mrs. Meyer.  :o

 ???

Back to Donald Trump and the mystery of why he has captured the attention of an incredible number of Americans.

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #436 on: January 04, 2016, 01:39:14 PM »
According to Gallup, The Donald is neck-and-neck with Pope Francis, tied for second Most Admired Man for Americans.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/187922/clinton-admired-woman-record-20th-time.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=lead&g_campaign=tiles

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #437 on: January 04, 2016, 02:02:15 PM »
Trump’s first TV ad very Trumpy indeed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itsSDhgKwhw

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« Reply #438 on: January 04, 2016, 02:16:08 PM »
the old Adam is not made of straw...His power in like that of an old tyrant... 

I still do not know what laws are directed toward a Christian audience. 

And there's your straw man again, Mrs. Meyer. And he's rapidly becoming old.

But now he's got a new straw man who's already old.   ::)

Or is the new old man the same as the old man? Won't get fooled again, Mrs. Meyer.  :o

 ???

Back to Donald Trump and the mystery of why he has captured the attention of an incredible number of Americans.

Marie

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #439 on: January 19, 2016, 04:18:00 PM »
Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/us/politics/donald-trump-sarah-palin.html?_r=0

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« Reply #440 on: January 19, 2016, 04:30:21 PM »
http://bizarro.com/comics/january-18-2016/
Another viewpoint on The Donald.

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #441 on: January 19, 2016, 05:02:42 PM »
Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/us/politics/donald-trump-sarah-palin.html?_r=0

Those who never liked Trump in the first place still won't like him. Those who already liked him will continue to like him. But, a few fence-sitters might have their minds made up by this turn of events.

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #442 on: January 19, 2016, 05:29:24 PM »

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« Reply #443 on: January 19, 2016, 06:33:52 PM »
I seriously doubt there are 10 people in the country whose votes will be determined by Sarah Palin.  She had her 15 minutes and any respect I might have had for her went away when she resigned as governor so she could be a celebrity--someone that everyone knows (quoting Roxie in Chicago)
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« Reply #444 on: January 19, 2016, 07:12:23 PM »
I seriously doubt there are 10 people in the country whose votes will be determined by Sarah Palin.  She had her 15 minutes and any respect I might have had for her went away when she resigned as governor so she could be a celebrity--someone that everyone knows (quoting Roxie in Chicago)


I think that the endorsement might be of limited but real value to Trump.  Cruz in the past has said glowing things about Palin and gave her credit for helping him gain election to the Senate.  Once word came out that Palin was likely to endorse Trump, Cruz went after her a bit.  I'll bet that Trump uses this whole package to try to chip away some of Cruz's Iowa support.  Moving just a few percent of the GOP caucus goers might well matter in terms of the post-caucus media spin.


After Iowa, I don't think that the Palin endorsement will matter.  Trump will either be done.  Or breaking away from the pack.

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« Reply #445 on: January 20, 2016, 10:08:39 AM »
Cruz suffered two huge blows in IA yesterday, Palin's endorsement of Trump, and this from Gov. Branstad:

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    “Ted Cruz is ahead right now. What we’re trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels. He actually introduced a bill in 2013 to immediately eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard. He’s heavily financed by Big Oil. So we think once Iowans realize that fact, they might find other things attractive but he could be very damaging to our state,” Branstad said.

    Branstad added that Cruz “hasn’t supported renewable fuels, and I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him.”

    Asked if he would want to see Cruz defeated, Branstad said “yes.”

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« Reply #446 on: January 20, 2016, 10:53:02 AM »
Cruz suffered two huge blows in IA yesterday, Palin's endorsement of Trump, and this from Gov. Branstad:

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    “Ted Cruz is ahead right now. What we’re trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels. He actually introduced a bill in 2013 to immediately eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard. He’s heavily financed by Big Oil. So we think once Iowans realize that fact, they might find other things attractive but he could be very damaging to our state,” Branstad said.

    Branstad added that Cruz “hasn’t supported renewable fuels, and I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him.”

    Asked if he would want to see Cruz defeated, Branstad said “yes.”

As Sioux County, Iowa goes, so goes the Republican caucus. At least, that is the pattern.

And I haven't seen any Cruz lawn signs come down yet.

(Of course, they may be frozen into place!)   ;D
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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #447 on: January 20, 2016, 11:27:39 AM »
I have heard that IA is a do or die state for Cruz...

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #448 on: January 20, 2016, 12:09:55 PM »
Cruz suffered two huge blows in IA yesterday, Palin's endorsement of Trump, and this from Gov. Branstad:

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    “Ted Cruz is ahead right now. What we’re trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels. He actually introduced a bill in 2013 to immediately eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard. He’s heavily financed by Big Oil. So we think once Iowans realize that fact, they might find other things attractive but he could be very damaging to our state,” Branstad said.

    Branstad added that Cruz “hasn’t supported renewable fuels, and I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him.”

    Asked if he would want to see Cruz defeated, Branstad said “yes.”

As Sioux County, Iowa goes, so goes the Republican caucus. At least, that is the pattern.

And I haven't seen any Cruz lawn signs come down yet.

(Of course, they may be frozen into place!)   ;D

Just to be clear, "renewable fuels" has something to do with corn?  Here in NYC we are of the belief that milk comes from a carton, not a cow.

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Re: Donald Trump: The Man And The Myth
« Reply #449 on: January 20, 2016, 12:59:36 PM »
Cruz suffered two huge blows in IA yesterday, Palin's endorsement of Trump, and this from Gov. Branstad:
They were blows, but I doubt that they will end up being "huge" (said in the much-imitated Trump way).  Palin will now be able to take some legitimate credit if Trump ends up winning Iowa; Cruz was on track to win it without her.  Gov. Branstad (and others) oppose Cruz mainly because they are (rightly) terrified of the possibility that someone could (finally) win Iowa without kowtowing to the ethanol lobby.
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