Comments on: Obama, Trump and the 2012 elections http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ExRepublican2 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1357 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:40:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1357 Did everyone forget Linda McMahon? She ran for Connecticut’s Senate seat (Senator Dodds) and she spent 50 million dollars (her money) for TV and Radio advertisments. God knows they (TV and Radio agencies) didn’t need her money. She could have easily given each Connecticut voter 10,000 dollars (3.4 million CT residents), meaning she could have energized the Connecticut economy with that money. I say go ahead GOPers let Donald Trump spend your money, he won’t spend his on his campaign for president. He needs a political funds yet he has claimed he has 7 Billion dollars. View his MTV Roasting where he avers 7 Billion!)

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By: ExRepublican2 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1356 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1356 Wealthy people have lost sight how to energize the economy. Example: Donald Trump avers (Watch his MTV Roasting) to have 7 Billion Dollars and if he would just spend one billion back into the economy. Bill Gates, who has 92 Billion Dollars could spend 5 Billion dollars back into the economy, Warren Buffet, who has 47 Billion Dollars spend five billion back into the economy and there are countless other billionaires, millionaires who could spend billions or millions back into the economy. Those dollar amounts wouldn’t affect them at all. But they won’t do it, because they have to make money investing it instead. Another example: CEOs who would rather accept a 5 to 25 million dollar bonus instead of using that money to save their employee’s jobs. You see America, the wealthy are not in it for the working class, but would rather lay you off and accept their bonuses. The economy would recover if only ‘all of the wealthy people’ started spending some of their wealth. God knows the middleclass doesn’t have enough money to spend any more.

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By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1353 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:54:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1353 I don’t see Trump pulling a Whitman and spending his personal fortune to get elected to anything. Trump is a showboat with a huge ego and all of this media attention is just so much free publicity for him and his ridiculous TV show.

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By: 4ngry4merican http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1352 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:07:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1352 “The fact that 51% of Republicans believe that Obama was born somewhere else is terrifying, because it simply proves yet again that when one repeats the lie often enough, it becomes true. Anyone can quite literally be made to believe anything, irrespective of the facts.”

Agreed, this is terrifying. The same can be said of the fact that majority of Republicans still believe that giving huge tax cuts to the rich creates jobs, despite three decades of evidence to the contrary. When you give the rich boatloads of extra cash, they don’t just create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts. If there’s no demand for new products and services because the middle class is flat broke, those tax cuts just go into the pockets of the CEOs. The only way you get the rich to create those jobs is to create a demand for the products and services they provide, and that can only happen when the middle class has expendable income, something it hasn’t had in 20 years.

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By: mcright http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1336 Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:14:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1336 If I do like Obama, I do not like Donald Trump even more!!!

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By: outsiderinsider http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1296 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:56:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1296 You cannot equate wealth with character and leadership. Its true Trump is wealthy but he has no class. The content of the words that originate from his mouth is self-agrandizement and self-serving. When Obama came to office, the country was already in crisis. Eight years of Bush and his cronies has placed the country in a huge hole. The Iraq war cost is in trillions. Obama has only been in office for 2 YEARS. Let him finish his term and then critize and stick to the issues.The U.S. is the only industrialized country with no health care.Think about that.

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By: outsiderinsider http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1295 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:15:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1295 The U.S. is going down the drain and all they talk about is place of birth. Stick to the important issues.

It was Bush and his cronies who places the U.S. in this quagmire. I wonder why Trump or any Republican questioned Bush education? He cant even speak English.

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By: Vertigo http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1294 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:19:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1294 People, Bernd gave you a hint here, there is one issue that overrides all others. It’s Campaign Finance Reform (CFR).

As long as elections go to the highest bidder you must forget about any meaningful movement on any of your pet issues.

NO issue of any interest or benefit to the general public will be dealt with in a forthright and straight-ahead manner by any high priced politician. Only the big campaign contributors receive service.

Please stop bantering senselessly about all of your pet issues and instead focus the politicians on CFR. Watch their faces turn ashen when you mention it.

Keep all politicians’ noses to the grindstone on CFR. You tell them what the most pertinent issue is rather than allowing politicians and their think-tank pollsters to define it. The single most important issue, Republican or Democrat, is CFR.

Wikipedia has a backgrounder on Campaign Finance Reform.

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By: Davetakaki http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1293 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1293 Donald Trump is a multi-tasker. He is both showman and clown.

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By: CharlesBivona http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/04/12/obama-trump-and-the-2012-elections/#comment-1291 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:30:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=192#comment-1291 My stepfather was a compulsive gambler. He often lost bill money at the blackjack table. Guess who owned his favorite casino? This crazy Trump talk made me so angry that I created the @StopTrump Twitter account, much like the @StopBeck account that just took down The Glenn Beck Circus. But, alas, Twitter suspended @StopTrump after only 106 Tweets. The reason: exceeding the 1,000 Tweets/Day limit–with only 106 posts. Talent. Long Live Free speech for those who can afford it! And Stop Trump! for the love of…

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