Comments on: How Trump reflects America’s obsession with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: deeznutz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1113820 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:17:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1113820 It’s because we’ve spent the last 8 years in a society full of liberal losers who complain and get offended by everything. duh

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By: daawgmatix http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1109609 Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:42:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1109609 The writer makes a serious mistake. There has always been the rich and the poor, in every nation and era. Most of the poor are not greedy, they are content if they can do their jobs, take care of their families, and provide for their children. We all know politicians are crooked, but until recently they’ve had enough sense to keep their greed in check so as to keep feeding the goose that lays the golden eggs (i.e., the working class).
Now politicians no longer care about the goose, only greed. Trump does not appear to have the lean and hungry look we see in other politicians, who seem only care about themselves and their cronies. Maybe he’s no different. One thing’s for sure:
Like Obama 7 years ago, the public is ready to try anything, because we can hardly do worse.

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By: kuronekowa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1109384 Sat, 10 Oct 2015 20:43:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1109384 In other words you wrote this to shill for a Hollywood flick.

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By: BeauxBeaux http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1109383 Sat, 10 Oct 2015 20:40:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1109383 There was a time when American citizens COULD definitely improve their social and economic standing through hard work; the system allowed for this. Things have changed, for many reasons. Perhaps most importantly, our justice system has been corrupted. Once the rule of law goes, all bets are off. The executive branch just rides roughshod over the Constitution, creating laws and new taxes without using the legislative process, and our representatives in Congress just act like they are in shell shock, unable to move. The uber rich in this society have more wealth than they know what to do with, while the majority of Americans are struggling. They spend their money on frivolous things – spending multimillions of dollars on car collections, for only one example! We are moving towards the typical socialist model – the majority of the population struggling while there is a wealthy class that just continues to accumulate surplus wealth to levels the majority of us cannot even conceive. Our education system is turning out students who don’t have basic knowledge and skills, and there is a terrible moral and spiritual crisis that has enveloped our land. Personally, I see Donald Trump as a champion of the underclass, as someone who truly wants to improve the lot of the average American and to restore our country to its original destiny – to help us regain our footing both nationally and internationally. He will bring a renewed respect to our country and put Americans back to work. We are neither respected nor trusted by other nations – heck, OUR OWN PEOPLE NO LONGER TRUST THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT – and with good reason!!! The corruption is just “in your face” and the Press remains silent or complicit. This has to change. Donald Trump is fighting back against the injustice and corruption that has gotten us to where we are today. I hope he wins. Otherwise, we are going to find ourselves at war. I’m just waiting for some nation to demand that we as a nation pay reparations for the mess we created in the Middle East by helping terrorists overthrow sitting heads of state. We created the chaos that reigns there now. Take Libya, for example. Why the hell was our Ambassador in Benghazi, one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East, without any security, meeting with the Turks (who conveniently disappeared from the scene right after the meeting) only a few hours before he was attacked and assassinated? What exactly was he working on with the Turks? Gun running to the Syrian rebels? If the State Department WAS running guns and weapons to Syria, they broke the law.

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By: scaber http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1109344 Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:26:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1109344 Trump inherited his wealth from his real estate tycoon father Fred Trump. In 1974 Donald inherited between $40-$200 million. The only winner here is the winner of the lucky sperm club.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1108995 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:38:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1108995 Trump is supported by a minority of a minority. Neither the GOP or the DFL have members that account for 50% of the population. They equally split at about 30-35%. Trump is supported by 30% of republicans, or about 9% of the population. I suspect some of these only say they support him because they are tired of the do-nothings. So, he has very little real support. To try and say that his current level of support represents anything but some dissatisfaction in a small segment of the population is very dubious.

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By: ReverendJim http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1108796 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:12:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1108796 Despite all the press and the media try to tell you, and despite all the propaganda from brain-dead soccer moms, there is ONLY one way to stop a bully. Beat the tar out of them. Anything else just aggravates and encourages them. The American people will only take so much bullying before our current plutocratic masters get a well deserved punch in the mouth.

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By: machiavellianz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1108781 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:31:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1108781 wow … comment not “approved” … i guess if you aren’t slamming trump and the successful tier of america you aren’t fit for Reuters comment section.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1108778 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:24:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1108778 Republican party is in chaos. They are letting a right wing looney fringe call the shots, and now can’t even decide on a speaker or a presidential candidate. Donald friggin’ trump? Are you kidding? The guy who came in 8th last time? Has a chance this time? Wake up or keep losing.

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By: caserojj http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/08/how-trump-reflects-a-nations-obsession-with-winners-and-losers/#comment-1108774 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:18:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44042#comment-1108774 I think your analysis is flawed. For one I don’t see Trump as a winner. I see him as the ultimate example of the failure of American ideals. That fact that he has to rely on racist rhetoric appealing to the base sentiments of some American’s is further proof of his failure. He fails to address what has impoverished an entire generation of Americans because he represents the very class of people who are responsible for that tragedy. Instead he chooses a scape goat (Mexican immigrants) to direct the rage of disenfranchised whites who have seen their standard of living steadily eroded since the time Ronald Reagan was first elected. It is much easier to blame poor illegal immigrants because they look different, they don’t speak the language, and have no rights or advocates. Trump’s fortune is not an indication of his success. He has declared personal bankruptcy many times to avoid repaying his debts and has failed in several of his business ventures. About the only thing he is good at is prostituting his name and his brand. Some Americans may idolize this man but that is because they are misguided bigots with a messed up set of values. Being wealthy does not necessarily equate to being an ahole. Take Warren Buffet as an example. I cannot think of a more successful business person in America that Mr. Buffet. Fundamentally the Trump phenomena says more about the erosion of civilized discourse in America and the pollution of our set of values by the forces of greed and avarice.

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