Exactly. Yet they all (esp Trump, Perot types) beat their chests
AS IF they are really going to "get 'er done". And, folks *buy*
*I* stand as much a chance of getting it done as *they* do! And,
I've got far less "Washington insider" (even those who claim NOT
to be "insiders" have already been tainted by serving elsewhere
*or* paying the way of those who did!). Yet, I'm not foolish
(nor arrogant!) enough to make the claim (or innuendo) that I
could get any of these things "done".
Exactly. She found something that got an emotional response from
the voters. Rode that into office. Then, realized that The Reality
was a lot harder to deal with than the Campaign Rhetoric.
"But, I was elected so I'll server my term..." (boo hoo)
People think *their* official is doing a good job. It's the other 532
bozos on the bus that they blame for all the problems! Yet, few folks
can even *point* to anything that their officials have "done". Or,
even tell you how many votes they *missed*!
You need a broad brush that regularly sweeps things out. *Risk* losing
some of the good with ALL of the bad!
Yet we hear the likes of McCain claiming "nothing is too good for our vets".
But, besides the rhetoric, what's being *done*? Gee, a guy with his
stature and he can't promote change??? What's he wasting his time
working on? More "party planks"??
I've not voted *for* anyone since I reached majority. Instead, I vote
*against* people. Unfortunately, I can only vote against "all but one".
Hence the idea of "None of the above" being used as "NONE of these people
can be allowed to hold this office" instead of "I don't like any of them".
How I cast my vote wouldn't be any of your business! That's why it's
called a SECRET BALLOT. Frankly, spouting off your bias suggests
an uncertainty on your part -- as if you need to get others to
share your belief lest it be *wrong*!
It doesn't seem to be hurting him in the polls. It may come into play if he
gets nominated as either a Republican or Independent. As far as the
conservatives go, Trump has less baggage than Jeb, who's got his brother's
war, his Hispanic wife, his Common Core work and his "act of love"
I suspect that because he doesn't really need the money that donors will be
falling all over to give it to him.
They have probably been found already and paid off after signing
non-disclosure agreements. Trump has the same wind at his back that Obama
had: He's cast as a Washington outsider and lots of people want to break the
revolving door of career politicians.
The fact that saying all the things that were thought to be career ending
turned out to boost him to the top of the polls says he's turning the
long-held rules on their head. And that's exactly what people *thought*
they were getting from Obama. "Hope and change."
Some people think Jeb was instrumental in getting his brother elected in
2000 and not in a positive way. I think people will be more critical of
Bush than of Trump because of the family name. Not fair but it happens on
both sides of the aisle.
One thing's sadly for sure - this will be the most entertaining primary race
we've had in a long time - and maybe ever. Where are the conspiracy
theorists who believe that Trump has a secret agreement with Hillary for him
to run as a 3rd party candidate and spoil the election?
Yeah, this from the man who assured us that Obama was going to be a one-term
president. The sad facts are that if he could run again he'd probably win a
Forgive me if I give your predictions about Hillary the same big yawn I gave
your predictions about Obama. The way the Republican race is going, the
Democratics could nominate and elect a ham sandwich. <hyperbole alert>
To be convinced Hillary will be knocked out of the race over an email server
(or double yawn - Benghazi) is to fall into the same trap that Mitt Romney
did. Look where his belief in his own faulty polling led him.
The Republicans have failed to put anybody out there that stands out enough
to win - unless it's Trump and if he doesn't get the Republican nod, he's
made it clear he'll go independent and sink anyone the Republicans choose
instead by splitting the Republican vote.
Even worse for the Republicans is that once again the candidates for the
nomination will begin tearing into each other and that will only help
Hillary. Yet there's not enough party discipline left to stop the
backstabbing that's sure to come as the race heats up.
As I have said before, I didn't leave the Republican Party - they left me.
When they decided that unlike Congresses before them that they would not
compromise or "horse trade" to get bills passed I realized that sanity had
passed from the party. As you pointed out, laws get passed because of the
give and take that no longer exists. And while I am sure you'd like to
blame that all on Obama, remember - it's Congress that's got only a 13%
approval rate while Obama runs much, much higher. Most people know where
the problem lies.
That's why I could easily bring myself to vote for Trump. Out of almost all
the candidates, he's the true outsider - the one Obama pretended to be - and
he might be capable of really shaking things up.
Now that you have said such a thing, I have to take it seriously....
But do you think he could function in a political environment where he
cannot rule by edict: "Do this or you're fired!"...
I imagined the same problem for Perot.
Have been watching HBO's "Show Me a Hero", which reminded me what "The
Voting Public" is like (having blissfully forgotten 20 years after
serving 7 years as treasurer of a 1,200 member civic association).
Now I just Googled "palin nugent 2012 bumper sticker" and clicked on
"Images"...... Now things look *much* worse than I recall...... -)
That does not mean no one gets paid anything. Various chapters outline
the situation. In some cases, creditors will get a portion of what is
owed over a time period to be determined.
In other cases they get 100% Companies have gone bankrupt when faced
with high future liabilities, such as when asbestos lawsuits started.
Yes, and the JUDGE decides who gets the money, not TRUMP. Yet some
people are bashing Trump because he didn't go around the bankruptcy
court and make payments to people. If he did so he probably would
have been sued by someone he DIDN'T go around back and pay.
There was a caller on Rush Limbaugh, yesterday (Aug 25, 2015)
who said he did some work for D. Trump. $85,000 worth of
work, actualy. He wrote toask to get paid (can't remember
the cicumstances) and two days later had a fedex envelope
from D. Trump with the check for the full 85K, singened by
D. Trump himself. So, this one anecdotal evidence is that
D. Trump did pay the bill, in this one case, if the caller
is for real.
On Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:28:46 -0400, Stormin Mormon
I can't speak for Trumps jobs but for the contractors I've know about,
many of them go to great pains to avoid paying their bills till the
last possible minute. It's entirely possible trump's company was PART
of a consortium on some project that was delaying payments. The
longer you delay paying the longer you earn interest/or the shorter
time you have to borrow on the construction loan. To think Trump can
know which bills are paid and which aren't for the thousands and
thousands of contractors and subcontractors on all his projects is to
imagine he is a superman. People love to hate rich famous people and
with Trump's ego he's a big target. I don't think Trump has any
interest in screwing people out of money they are due and it's good to
hear this story. There's a lot of "personal" in the contracting
business, everyone knows everyone, a true deadbeat will probably not
be around for long.
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