Open Thread for August 4, 2015…Trump…’Me…Me…Me’….

Last night the GOP Sweepstake contestentants attended a C-SPAN forum…..

Donald Trump wasn’t there….

The people at the forum never mentioned Trump….They DID go after Hillary Clinton….

In addition, The people on the stage answered questions about policy….

Donald Trump tends to not speak a sentence without saying ‘Me…Me…Me’…….

Now this morning the political media types are talking about the get together for a few minutes….

But as Johnathan Alter mentioned …..Trump is the master of insults…..

Style…NOT Substance…..

Here at the PDog I’ve been harping on Trump and his substance….

People here are think I’m missing the boat on the guy….

I don’t…..

Oh, yea….

Quietly in the national GOP primary polling Jeb Bush has moved back into second….

And some pundits are talking up Kasich….(Bush without the baggage?….Alter)

On ward to the GOP Debate!

Zreebs
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Schumer should be replaced as minority leader

Manila Calling!
Guest

I also think we could buy Canada if we offered every family there one million dollars.

Scott P
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There’s chatter that the indictment of Rand Paul’s top aide could spell the end of his campaign.

Keith
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“Seriously, what’s this guy’s problem?”

— Jeb Bush, quoted by Politico, talking to a donor about Donald Trump who he also called “a buffoon,” “clown” and “asshole.”

mac
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Ref. strategies for tonight – here’s from the opening of Trump’s book Art of the Deal from 1987: “Most people are surprised by the way I work. I play it very loose. I don’t carry a briefcase. I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open. You can’t be imaginative or entrepreneurial if you’ve got too much structure. I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops.” That might be relevant for his mindset tonight as well.… Read more »
Keith
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Or, how we should invade North Korea immediately? Or how naive Bush was in his negotiations? Or, did the Senate Democrats send a letter to North Korea saying they would void any agreement with them as soon as a Democrat was in the White House?

Zreebs
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Keith’s 1:21 is quite good, but it understates how bad the Bush administration was. For example, the unemployment rate was not only higher, but it was rising, and economists stated that we were on the verge of a great depression.

Oh, and North Korea announced that it had nuclear weapons. But I forget, was there a discussion on whether Bush marched the South Koreans to the ovens?

My Name Is jack
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It’s really surpring how Scott Walker ,usually ranked asa first tier candidate ,is still a virtual unknown , even to many Republican voters.

You often read that he is the lowest “Unfavorables” among the GOP candidates,yet in many of these polls almost half the respondents say they don’t know enough about him to give an opinion.The same applies to lesser degree to Marco Rubio where around a third have no opinion of him.

Keith
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I forgot about Dr. Ben, I saw him interviewed on PBS last night – it was like he was on downers. But, doesn’t matter when they were born, they are still old in how they think. And, of course, Hillary killed Vince, I have had people tell me that with a straight face. From Kenya to Vince Foster – sounds like the title of the book I should write about this dysfunction.

My Name Is jack
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I found this amusing. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard ,a certified member of the Conservative political establishment , wants the questioners tonight to nail down Trump on “specifics.” The amusing part is have ANY of the others given us any “specifics?” Jeb did present an immigration plan which provided NO path to citizenship. Marco Rubio presented one a few years ago but quickly abandoned it when the Right Wing growled. Besides not liking Unions ,can anyone tell me any “specifics” to Scott Walkers campaign.… Read more »
My Name Is jack
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As to Keith @1:42

Hahaha!

Yeh you’ve pretty much summarized it!

Zreebs
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yse – but did Susan Rice completely tell the truth about Benghazi, and have we ever found out the real reason why Vince Foster committed suicide?

Scott P
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Ben Carson will be there so while the debate will be all male it won’t be all white.

And while you wouldn’t know it from their policy positions or how they acted three of the men debating tonight were born after 1970.

Keith
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I just did James.

My Name Is jack
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I didn’t “clarify” anything.

I merely RESTATED what I have STATED many times before.

Perhaps if you would actually try to read and comprehend what one is saying,rather than immediately putting your “spin” on their actual words ,you wouldn’t be in need of

“Clarification.”

Keith
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Tonight ten old white men will stand on a stage in Cleveland and hearken back to a time when gas prices were 30% higher, Osama bin Laden was alive, the stock market was at 8,000, millions more people were unemployed and without health insurance, we were fighting two unwinnable wars, and gay folks were without the freedom to marriage. In other words, the Bush Administration.