Donald Trump says … I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency. In a move that should pretty much not surprise anyone, The Donald will not run for the GOP nomination for the President. As much as he would like to, Trump is out. Next, Trump has milked enough attention and PR for himself. Then again, did anyone think he was a serious candidate?
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” Trump said in a statement.
With his typical bravado, Trump maintained that he would have won the Republican primary and the general election, but recognized that “running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly.”
“Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector,” Trump said in the statement.
Trump served his purpose, he made Obama blink.
Donald Trump says, What ever is “F’n” said in Vegas, doesn’t necessarily have to stay in “F’n” Vegas.
Donald Trump was not at a loss for words, nor expletives, during his speech in Las Vegas, Nevada as he ripped the establish government on Iraq, education, oil and China. Whether Trump runs or not, he has tapped into the anger and frustration of the American people and the status quo politicians. YIKES, looks like Trump is going after the Mofo vote.
We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can’t get a f***ing school in Brooklyn,” Trump says.
To the audiences approval, while talking oil.
“We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you’re not going to raise that f****ing price,” he says.
And finally, while speaking about taxing Chinese goods.
“Listen you mother f***ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent,” Trump says.
I have to agree with The Lonely Conservative, that serious politicians do not go around dropping the “F” bomb, let alone the “MF” bomb. Who knew I have to use my 7 second sensor delay on YouTube as a supposed Presidential candidate made a speech. Which is unfortunate, because although I would never vote for Trump, I find him amusing and necessary to tear at Obama and status quo politicians. Lost in all the profanity, because that is all the “Fu#@ing” MSM will play was the following doozy … “you know there is a really good chance no matter what happens I won’t win ,because one of these blood sucking politicians who has been bullshitting people for years will wind up getting elected.”
However, I will say this had he not decided to drop the “F” bombs this would have been a pretty good speech. Trump talked about the present weak Obama leadership that is having difficulty with Libya, what are they going to do with our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel? We have weak, pathetic, incompetent leadership.
More from The Other McCain who is spot on.
Trump’s speech kind of reminded me of a satire comedy routine to lambaste Obama, not the actions of an actual serious and electable Presidental candidate. I will say this to Trump’s credit … he is a master marketer and knows exactly what to say and how to act to get the MSM’s attention.
An Independent, eh? Well we know he was never a Republican … Nothing this Opportunist does would supri
Turncoat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist gave $1,000 to the congressional campaign of Patrick Murphy, a Democrat who is going to challenge fir the seat of Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West. Crist is showing his true colors and that it might have even been a stretch to call him a RINO. Crist is a failed Republican and Independent … now he is going to test the waters of the Democrat party. What a political opportunist.
Crist: Really America, I am an Independent
Former Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist gave $1,000 to the congressional campaign of Patrick Murphy, one of the Democrats who has opened a campaign for the seat of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation.
Murphy’s political consultant, Eric Johnson, was an adviser to Crist’s failed independent campaign for Senate last year.
Crist, you can give all the money you want to Democrats, it still will not change the fact that you are a loser and got blown out by Marco Rubio in the Florida US Senate election in 2010. Republican and Tea Party favorite Allen West reported raising an eye popping $433,500 in the quarter. West is a politician with principle and conviction, which would be the anti-Crist. It would appear that Crist is continuing his political road to nowhere.
So-Called Independent Florida Senate Loser Charlie Crist Apologizes for Use of 1985 Talking Heads Song “Road to Nowhere” in a 2010 Campaign
Road to Nowhere … more like Charlie Crist’s political career to nowhere.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has settled his lawsuit with David Byrne, the lead singer of the Talking Heads for Crist’s unauthorized use of the song “Road to Nowhere”. The song was used during Crist’s campaign without permission. As part of the settlement, Davis Byrne forced Charlie Crist to record embarrassing apology for stealing Talking Heads song, watch the VIDEO here.
A much more fitting Crist theme song: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Desert loving in your eyes all the way
If I listen to your lies would you say
I’m a man without conviction
I’m a man who doesn’t know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go, you come and go
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group’s songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday.
Terms of the settlement were not released, but it included a recorded apology by Crist that was posted on YouTube Monday afternoon. Byrne had sued Crist for $1 million for using the song “Road to Nowhere” in a YouTube video attacking Marco Rubio, one of the governor’s opponents in the U.S. Senate race.
Crist said Monday that he was pleased with the terms of the settlement and that Byrne “couldn’t have been a better guy” when they met last week to mediate the case.
Charlie Crist, the once Republican turned Independent, but really wannabe pseudo Democrat lost to Republican Marco Rubio badly in the 2010 Florida US Senate race. A fitting end to a disastrous Senate campaign.
Bad News for Incumbent Obama … Quinnipiac Poll: Ohio Voters Divided On Second Term For Obama, 45% – 46%
Its never a good sign when an incumbent politician polls under 50% … such is the case with Barack Obama in Ohio and whether the voters think he deserves a second term.
According to a recent Quinnipiac Poll, 45% of Ohio voters think he deserves a second term, while 46% disapprove. Ohio, is a key swing state that Obama carried in 2008; however, went strongly Republican in the 2010 midterm elections. As stated by the Hot Air Pundit, Ohio is a must win for Republicans. However, the same could be said for Obama.
Ohio voters are split 45 – 46 percent on whether President Barack Obama deserves a second term, but they favor him over an unnamed Republican 2012 challenger 41 – 34 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
President Obama has a split 47 – 48 percent job approval rating, compared to 49 – 46 percent in a January 20 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
The problem for Obama in any swing state that he won in 2010 is that he now has a record to defend. Obama can not longer talk and “Hope & Change” or that he is not GWB. He will have to defend Obamacare, the economy and his continues lack of leadership when crisis occur. After being against Bush going to war, Obama has his own war now to defend in Libya.
Polls at this point are pretty much irrelevent; however, the real issues will be what is the economy, jobs, gas prices and the instability in the Middle East going to look like. Voters will have a clear choice in 2012 to decide on in Ohio and across the United States, the failed liberal/socialist policies of a weak president or a return to more conservative, capitalist ways.
One thing is for certain, Obamamania will not exists … We the People know exactly who and what Obama is. The real question is not whether Obama deservess a second term, it’s whether the United States can stand an
Wisconsin: RINO Senator Dale Schultz Offers Compromise to Undercut Gov. Walker’s Budget Cutting Plans
Wonder why states wind up in such bad budget shape, it’s not just because of Democrats … add RINO’s to the list as well.
RINO ALERT! So called-moderate Wisconsin state Senator Dale Schultz buckles as he floats a compromise that would undermine Governor Walker’s budget. Difficult times call for difficult choices and isn’t it pathetic that RINO’s would cave. Maybe Mr. Schultz would like to go into hiding with the rest of the “fleebaggers”?
The proposal, written by Sen. Dale Schultz and first floated in the Republican caucus early last week, calls for most collective bargaining rights of public employee unions to be eliminated – per Mr. Walker’s bill – but then reinstated in 2013, said Mr. Schultzs’s chief of staff Todd Allbaugh.
“Dale is committed to find a way to preserve collective bargaining in the future,” said Mr. Allbaugh in a telephone interview.
What is wrong with Republicans? Do they not understand when they are in the driver’s seat? There was an election in 2010 that swept the GOP into power in Wisconsin, including the election of Gov. Walker. The people knew what he was running on. As stated by Hugh Hewitt, Walker knows that he may never have more power than he does right now; however, there are weak-kneed Republicans that don’t appear to have the stomach to do the right thing.
Elections have consequences and it appears the elected Republicans have heard the people …
As reported at The Hill, the US House of Representatives voted to prohibit funding for Obamacare and eliminate funding for family planning. The House passed a ammendment putting an end to the end of federal tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood by a 240 to 185 vote. Ten Democrats crossed party lines and voted with the GOP in this bipartisan vote.
The House of Representatives Friday passed a measure to end federal funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood a day after Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., brought the chamber to stunned silence after describing her own personal experience with abortion.
Friday afternoon, the House passed the amendment by a vote of 240-185. The vote was generally along party lines, with all but seven Republicans voting for the cut, and 10 Democrats voting in favor. One Republican voted present.
Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated that the “GOP using Planned Parenthood as ‘whipping boy’ in health debate”. Sorry Nancy, but you lost all credibility when you acted like you did as Speaker of the House caring little what the opposition party or “We the People” had to say. Weasel Zippers does not seemed very impressed either.
It was not just Planned Parenthood, but Obamacare that was also defunded by the GOP lead House as three amendments bar federal funding for the healthcare reform law:
- an amendment from health appropriations subcommittee Chair Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) blocks 2011 funding for the health and labor departments to implement the healthcare reform law;
- an amendment from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) blocks all federal funding for the law; and
- an amendment from Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) bars the Internal Revenue Service from using funds to enforce the law’s individual mandate requiring Americans to have insurance by 2014. Two federal courts have ruled that the mandate is unconstitutional.
The ball is now in the court of the US Senate and President Obama whether they want the continual resolution to go forward. American have stated that they wanted Obamacare repealed; however, defunding it is the only option at this point.
Democrats Abandoning Ship Across the South … Switch to the GOP … Democrat Party Does not Represent Conservative Dems
It was the obvious handwriting on the wall following the shellacking the Democrats took in the 2010 midterm elections … They did not leave the Democrat party, the party left them.
Many Democrats in the South are reading the tea leaves and see that the Democrat party no longer represents the people, especially in the South. As reported at the LA Times, the latest Democrat to switch parties is Ashley Bell from Georgia. The Pelosi-Reid-Obama lead Democrats made it obvious that conservatives are not welcome in the so-called “big tent” Democrat party. Add 29 state Democrat legislatures to the 680 that one election in 2010 … the shift is on to the GOP.
Reporting from Atlanta — For Democrats, Ashley Bell was the kind of comer that a party builds a future on: A young African American lawyer, he served as president of the College Democrats of America, advised presidential candidate John Edwards and spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
But after his party’s midterm beat-down in November, Bell, a commissioner in northern Georgia’s Hall County, jumped ship. He joined the Republicans.
Bell, 30, said he had serious issues with the healthcare law and believed that conservative “blue dog” Democrats in Congress who shared his values had been bullied into voting for it.
Democrats switching to the GOP has been a sign of the times since the 2010 midterm elections. The count to date, 24 state senators and representatives have made the switch in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Texas. This is added to the 680 seats that the GOP picked up in the state legislatures in the 2010 elections.
As stated at the Daily Caller, “because of the wave of defections, Republicans in Louisiana now hold a majority in the state House for the first time since Reconstruction”. Many in the South have come to realize that the liberals that are the power brokers in the Democrat party in no way represent Conservative Democrats and their is no reason to stay in a party that does not represent their beliefs or values.
Democrats call for civility … yet they continue their hateful rhetoric, when will the GOP ever learn?
Once again Democrats claim they want a more civility political rhetoric, yet keep playing the shameful race card. Lucy, the Dems, have once again pulled the football out from Charlie Brown, the GOP. It would appear that US Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) did not get the message of civility and political rhetoric. Moran stated that is the Democrat party’s losses in the 2010 midterm elections occurred because President Barack Obama is black. These sad pathetic politicians are still playing the race card. making matters even worse, he made his comments on the Arab television network Alhurra.
When will Republicans ever learn?
A Democratic congressman is attributing his party’s losses in the 2010 election cycle to the fact that President Barack Obama is black.
Speaking to Arab television network Alhurra, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said Republicans made big gains in November in part because “a lot of people in this country … don’t want to be governed by an African-American.”
Even more objectionable to some Americans, he said, is that Obama is a black president “who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society — that’s a basic philosophical clash.”
Moran’s remarks came Tuesday in an interview conducted after Obama delivered his State of the Union speech. Democrats, Moran said, lost for “the same reason the Civil War Happened in the United States … the Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.” Virginia, of course, is one of those Southern, formerly slaveholding states.
Is it Jim Moran or Moron? I thought the Democrats and Obama stated prior to the election that President Barack Obama was not on the ballot in 2010? Of course the “shellacking” taken by Democrats had nothing to do with the poor economy, over the top government stimulus spending, unemployment near 10% and the Democrat controlled House and Senate, coupled with Barack Obama not listening to the will of the American people and forcing Obamacare down their collective throats.
Will Democrats police their own and call out Jim Moran for these hateful and untrue comments? Time will tell. Keep it up Democrats; it is exactly this kind of nonsense and dismissiveness of the American people that caused the shellacking in 2010. It is a center-right country, not a racist one. That is why Democrats got their political butts kicked in 2010.
The US House of Representatives voted 245 – 189 to repeal Obamacare. Republicans and 3 Democrats made good on a GOP campaign promise that swept them into office following the 2010 midterm elections. The repeal legislation gained more votes than did the original passage of Obamacare which only had 219 votes. Three Democrats, Boren (OK), Mike Ross (AR) and Mike McIntyre (NC) crossed party lines and voted for the repeal. The full vote can be seen HERE.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the healthcare law on the books would increase spending, raise taxes and eliminate jobs.
“Repeal means paving the way for better solutions that will lower the costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting our government,” Boehner said in remarks on the floor before the vote.
“Let’s stop payment on this check before it can destroy more jobs or put us into a deeper hole.”
As stated at the American Spectator, although the House vote to repeal Obamacare may not go much further as the Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will never allow this to go to a vote, even after the challenger set forth by GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Obama would certainly veto the bill, the House repeal passage has significant political ramifications.
At the same time, there were 13 Democrats who voted against the original health care bill who are still in the House, meaning that Republicans can now paint the 10 who didn’t vote for repeal as supporters of the law.
Also aptly pointed out by The Other McCain, “10 Democrats who voted ‘no’ on passage in 2009 also voted against repeal, which gives the GOP ammunition against them in the next election cycle: If you wouldn’t vote to pass it, why won’t you vote to repeal it?”
The vote for Obamacare against the will of the people caused great pain for Democrats in the 2010 elections and appears will be a political hot potato for them in 2012 as well. In the 2010 campaign cycle Democrats ran from the President on this issue. What is in store for them in 2012 to defend their vote, or lack thereof.