Feel the Trumpmentum

I saw this in a bookstore while out of town and thought it will pretty much sum up the Trump run for President in a couple of months (click to embiggen):

A friend sent me this Politico story on Gary Busey’s endorsement. Charlie Sheen’s is probably too expensive, but I’m sure Politico will let us know when Meatloaf, David Cassidy and Richard Hatch make their decisions.






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  1. 1
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I’m sure that Trump is more than happy to have the crazy contingent endorse him. Gary is just wanting to be at the head of the line.

    A fool and his money are soon parted and Donny Trump knows crazy fools will part with it even faster. He’s just cashing in on the crazy and trying to avert his next bankruptcy.

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    dmsilev says:

    Apparently The Donald demonstrated that he didn’t know the proper code words to appease the pro-life fanatics out there (TPM story), and I feel quite sure that he’ll fail to emit the proper dog-whistles for various other GOP interest groups. Should be highly amusing to watch.

    dms

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    Bruce S says:

    This is an even better deal than the copies you can get for a penny at Amazon – given the $3.99 shipping and handling.

    “I would never want to live in a country without people like him.” – David Brooks

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    MikeJ says:

    @Bruce S: Fortunately for David Brooks there are assholes everywhere you go.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    An article in the NY Times today has un-named NBC executives saying that they don’t think Trump is serious. And they say his campaign thing has the company concerned that they couldn’t renew his show because they might have to give equal time to his opponents. Apparently NBC needs his show for their line-up and they are concerned.

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    Comrade Javamanphil says:

    @PurpleGirl: How hard can it be to find another arsehole with a comb-over who likes to fire people?

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    Asshole says:

    Et tu, Busey?

  8. 8
    MikeJ says:

    GE, one of the largest defense contractors in the world, would sure look funny if they had the president on the payroll.

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    NonyNony says:

    @dmsilev:

    That’s awesome. Because Trump asks exactly the question that so many people not well-versed in the anti-abortion agenda and dog whistles asks:

    What does that have to do with privacy? How are you equating pro-life with privacy?”

    I soooo want to have a Republican candidate out there blatantly pointing out that the anti-abortion agenda is built right on top of the idea that the Constitution doesn’t provide a protection for people’s privacy from the government. Right there in everyone’s faces is the ultimate end of the anti-abortionist crusade – their argument for why the government should be allowed to stop abortions is the same argument for why the government should be allowed to put a tracking device in your head and monitor your every move.

    This shit about “privacy” has been going on with a wink and a nod for decades now. I would love to see Trump unknowingly stumble right into opening up this debate for the whole country to see just exactly what the anti-abortionists are basing their arguments on and the kinds of judges they really want to see seated on the bench.

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    Punchy says:

    It’s funny to watch “mainstream” journalists twist themselves into knots over this guy. Yahoo had an article out a few days back (written by the AP I think) talking about how the “establishment” GOP hated this guy. Then, a day later, an article about how the big-time GOP peeps loved this guy. It took less than 24 hours before the GOP had the AP switch the memes.

    This guy is either a Dem plant, or a clown.

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    stuckinred says:

    @MikeJ: “Some” say they already do.

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    jwb says:

    @MikeJ: Didn’t GE sell NBC to Comcast?

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    Citizen_X says:

    @Punchy: The Party has always loved Comrade Trump.

    (Psst: those guys quoted in the first article? Don’t even ask about them. They’ve been airbrushed out of the Party pictures!)

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    Brandon says:

    It all makes me wonder if Trump is actually a considered part of the Republican strategy as a solution to their frontrunner problem. He loves the attention but wants no part of actual campaigning and the R’s need a candidate for ritual sacrifice. This years Rudy G and Fred Thompson. Everyone wins.

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    dmbeaster says:

    Its funny to see Rove go off on this guy, after earlier trying to sell the lie that it was Democrats who were pimping the birther line (classic Rove tactic).

    If Rove had any hair left to pull (on his head), he’d be doing it now in angst over the hurt Trump can cause Republicans in general. That is why the Republicans are so desperate to have him labeled as “not serious.” Every Democrat worth his salt should be doing the opposite – pointing out that he is the front runner and the new face of the Republican party, and represents the core Republican values. Time for some reverse Mau Mau.

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    alwhite says:

    In case anyone was wondering – Gary Busey had a motorcycle accident a few years back. No helmet, severe brain damage. That explains a lot.

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    Amir_Khalid says:

    Donald Trump is a rich man’s son with the soul of a grifter and the aesthetic sensibility of a magpie. He’s showing himself as utterly ignorant of the Presidency and how to go about presidenting, plus he’s hopelessly inept at political messaging. That he can still seem a plausible President to Gary Busey can mean only that Gary knows fuck-all about how to pick one.

    So I wouldn’t worry about this endorsement, even if I didn’t know about Gary’s reputation for being somewhat mental.

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    Ryan S says:

    @Punchy:

    This guy is either a Dem plant, or a clown.

    I’d guess clown, the problem with that is the people really like bread and circuses.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    I will make no decisions until I hear from Omarosa.

  20. 20
    Captain Haddock says:

    His “campaign” is all about boosting Apprentice ratings. He really is that shallow.

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    JCJ says:

    @Amir_Khalid

    “aesthetic sensibility of a magpie”

    Thanks. My day was made much better by that.
    Does that also mean you don’t like Newcastle United?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    the company concerned that they couldn’t renew his show because they might have to give equal time to his opponents

    Another negotiating ploy.

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    Cacti says:

    @Brandon:

    It all makes me wonder if Trump is actually a considered part of the Republican strategy as a solution to their frontrunner problem. He loves the attention but wants no part of actual campaigning and the R’s need a candidate for ritual sacrifice. This years Rudy G and Fred Thompson. Everyone wins.

    I’ve also wondered if Trump was the sideshow buffoon to make the other GOPers look reasonable.

    The problem w/ that strategy is, the GOP voters have gone so far off the rails, they might not get the joke.

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    Amir_Khalid says:

    @JCJ: I have no problems whatsoever with the Magpies, whose place in football history is eminently worthy of respect, or their fans, who unlike The Donald are never distracted from their loyalties by mere glitter.

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    Hewer of Wood, Drawer of Water says:

    @Amir_Khalid: born on third base, thinks he hit a triple

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Culture of Truth: Yes. Because Trump is all about the DEAL and how you make it and get the best one he can.

    It must take extreme amounts of discipline that executives negotiating with him don’t laugh out loud at his hair. I’d love to be a fly on the wall after a session is done and the executives are going over what happened. At one level they might applaud that he can get away with the combover and at another they are horrified to contemplate how he looks.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    The NY Times magazine has an article this Sunday (up on the web site now) about President Obama’s mother. It includes a bunch of pictures of him as a child. (Trump claims there are no pictures of him as a child… yes, there are. They include one of Barry as a pirate at age 6.)

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    SDC says:

    @Punchy – why does it have to be an either/or thing?

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    Ash Can says:

    According to Gary Busey’s Wikipedia entry, he’s on Celebrity Apprentice 4, so his endorsement is just all about the biz, I’d say.

    And Trump may be a 24-karat ass, but this presidential ploy of his is sheer marketing genius. And it says a lot about the brain-dead state of our news media and punditry that they’re being played so easily and extensively.

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    Bulworth says:

    Glad to see Trump’s books in the bargain bin. Next stop, the dumpster.

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    MikeJ says:

    @jwb: Yep, and I forgot.

  32. 32
    Tara the antisocial social worker says:

    I’m sure Politico will let us know when Meatloaf, David Cassidy and Richard Hatch make their decisions.

    Richard Hatch the tax-evading “Survivor” winner, or the guy who played Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica?

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    alwhite says:

    @PurpleGirl:
    If I were negotiating with the twit I’d have a large fan in the room & turn it on high.

  34. 34
    kd bart says:

    @PurpleGirl

    Just proof that Obama was actually raised by Somali pirates.

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    alwhite says:

    @PurpleGirl:

    They include one of Barry as a pirate at age 6.)

    So you are saying her really is Somali, not Kenyan?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    I wonder if in his childhoods pics Trump has the same combover.

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    NonyNony says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    the company concerned that they couldn’t renew his show because they might have to give equal time to his opponents Another negotiating ploy.

    You know I figured he was trying to drum up ratings, but this brings a whole new angle. He threatens to go off and do a political campaign instead of another season of The Apprentice unless NBC comes around with a fatter paycheck.

    If this actually is a grift (as I suspect it is) it’s almost reaching the status of an 11-dimensional grift.

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    Amir_Khalid says:

    @alwhite: Come to think of it, I’ve never seen a picture of Trump doing that my-time-is-so-precious billionaire thing, getting around in a helicopter. I think I’ve suddenly realized why …

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    Brandon says:

    @Cacti

    The GOP base doesn’t need to get the joke. They have proven time and again that they will fall in love with any candidate that makes the cover of Teen Beat that month, until of course there is another heartthrob to turn their heads. It’s the political equivalent of the succession from Miley to Jonas to Bieber. If the GOP didn’t want Trump out there leading the charge they wouldn’t be allowing it and every GOP ‘operative’ would have gotten the talking points faxed over on how to message Trump out of the equation.

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    The Golux says:

    Red Rover, Red Rover, let Donald Trump comb over!

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    catclub says:

    @Ash Can: When Pat Paulsen ran for prez, everyone knew it was a joke. Now the media is the group that has not figured that out.

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    dmsilev says:

    @PurpleGirl: Clearly, the Liberal Media Elite is engaged in rewriting history to make it *seem* like Obama had an actual childhood rather than springing full-grown from the forehead of Zeus.

    dms

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    Rhoda says:

    Per Politico, Charlie Sheen is a birther.

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    Bruce S says:

    My guess is that if Palin hadn’t “led” and shown how an unscrupulous grifter, unhinged from anything harder to master than soundbites, can mine a potential candidacy for book/teevee/twitter media real estate, we wouldn’t have the spectacle of Trump playing Celebrity Candidate. Palin must be seething that Donald is exposing her as a lightweight not just at national politics but at major league swindles, despite her innovation.

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    The Golux says:

    That Trump, that Trump, he’s a helluva clown
    He keeps pointing out that the President’s brown
    He don’t know his ass from a hole in the ground
    That Trump, that Trump – he’s a helluva clown!

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    Bill says:

    Can’t wait until Trump announces his candidacy, and Ivanka is standing there next to him, saying, “That was a tough one, but I think you made the right decision,” And Trump will snap back, “Yes, it was a tough one,” and then send her and Donald Jr. out on a listening tour so they can come back and tell him what the people want.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    @Amir_Khalid: I’d give a dollar to see a photo of him getting out of the shower or pool. I imagine it would be quite scary.

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    Ruckus says:

    @alwhite:
    He was riding without a helmet. I’m not sure the accident was the whole or start of the problem.

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    Hal says:

    It includes a bunch of pictures of him as a child….They include one of Barry as a pirate at age 6.

    Hmmm…Pirate, Somalia, Africa, Muslims!! The Anti-Christ! By all that is Victoria Jackson, Trump is right! Stephen Baldwin preserve us!!!

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    Tehanu says:

    @MikeJ:

    And all he has to do to see yet another one is look in the mirror.

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