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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:56 PM

 

Obama could turn Trump's challenge into an October surprise and get a week's worth of free press!

Trump's offer of $ 5-million for Obama to provide his college and passport applications is getting some air-play, but if Obama took the deal - which no one expects him to do - it would be a big suprise AND when he collects on the $ 5-million, Obama could only be viewed as the WINNER of the challenge, while the Donald would be PERMANENTLY regulated as "the boy who cried wolf."

Now listen, this is an easy victory that Obama could win and it would be talked about for a week, guys!! When you can get the press talking about the President being victorious about anything before the election, and for an entire week on the air-waves; well, that's great press and it doesn't cost his campaign or the DNC a dime! Also, imagine how they could play up this in the campaign, that Obama has once again put people in need above himself by doing this and donating the $ 5-million to chairty!

Obama can't lose! I say, "Take the money, Obama!"

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Reply Obama could turn Trump's challenge into an October surprise and get a week's worth of free press! (Original post)
sharkman25 Oct 2012 OP
malaise Oct 2012 #1
wtmusic Oct 2012 #2
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #3
mzmolly Oct 2012 #4
IllinoisBirdWatcher Oct 2012 #5
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #8
NoMoreWarNow Oct 2012 #44
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #6
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #10
former-republican Oct 2012 #17
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #19
former-republican Oct 2012 #23
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #28
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #38
yardwork Oct 2012 #49
Hugabear Oct 2012 #21
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #7
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #9
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #13
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #14
NoMoreWarNow Oct 2012 #46
onenote Oct 2012 #11
Whiskeytide Oct 2012 #12
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #16
CreekDog Oct 2012 #26
mainer Oct 2012 #15
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #18
former-republican Oct 2012 #22
former-republican Oct 2012 #20
former9thward Oct 2012 #50
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #32
Floyd_Gondolli Oct 2012 #24
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #33
CreekDog Oct 2012 #25
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #31
CreekDog Oct 2012 #34
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #36
CreekDog Oct 2012 #40
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #41
CreekDog Oct 2012 #47
SalviaBlue Oct 2012 #27
nolabear Oct 2012 #29
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #30
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #35
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #42
datasuspect Oct 2012 #37
myrna minx Oct 2012 #39
graywarrior Oct 2012 #43
MineralMan Oct 2012 #45
Blueprogress Oct 2012 #51
Tanuki Oct 2012 #53
A-Schwarzenegger Oct 2012 #48
H2O Man Oct 2012 #52
leftynyc Oct 2012 #54
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #57
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #55
DearAbby Oct 2012 #56
Spazito Oct 2012 #58

Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:58 PM

1. Sorry - fuck Trump n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:59 PM

2. Ditto. nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. Really good argument against this proposal...NOT.

 

When your foe is digging himself a hole, you hand them the shovel.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

4. Never give in to lying bullies.

eom

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

5. HairBall needs to make the same offer to $Rmoney for his 10 years of secret Tax Returns. n/t

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Response to IllinoisBirdWatcher (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. Agreed! n/t

 

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Response to IllinoisBirdWatcher (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

44. indeed-- Obama should only do this on the condition Romney reveals his hidden documents

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

6. Trump has an out clause in his challenge

 

"to my satisfaction"

He'll never be satisfied thus he'll never pay up.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

10. The media would necver let him off the hook and neither would the people! He would have to pay up!

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:11 PM

17. Did you miss the part to his satisfaction?

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

19. If losing $ 5-million in a stupid stunt is satisfying, then let's give him the pleasure! n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:27 PM

23. The point is he won't pay

 

He still says to this day Obamas birth certificate is a fake

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:51 PM

28. He won't pay. Nobody can force him too. He might look stupid, but if he really cared about that

he wouldn't be doing all this stupid stuff in the first place.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

38. If he doesn't pay, the media will never entertain another of his stupid stunts!

 

Wouldn't that be nice?

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

49. The media never stop paying attention to Trump.

If President Obama released all this material, Trump would say it was fake or wasn't complete, and the media would play that story for days. It would go on for weeks, feeding Trump's craving for attention. Trump would never pay, and meanwhile the Obama campaign would be distracted with this stupid game.

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:23 PM

21. Donald Trump would care about this...why?

Since when has Trump been concerned about media scrutiny or public opinion?

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

7. While I prefer the President ignore him, perhaps Dem surrogates could challenge...

Trump to offer the same to Romney for releasing his tax returns.

Not sure if this is the kind of bogus media coverage anyone wants in the waning days but, maybe it could be beneficial. The media coverage is bogus anyway. At least the Obama camp could be steering it to their advantage in a way people can wrap their brains around.

Maybe the challenge in and of itself (by the Obama camp) could bring the spotlight back to Romney's tax returns and character issues (or lack thereof).

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

9. Glad to see someone else thinking strategy here and not auto F-that typical response. n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

13. Surrogates could say: "We'll gladly take part in Mr. Trump's charitable challenge...

but in order for it to be fair and balanced in the waning days of this campaign, we feel it only fair that Mr. Trump offer Governor Romney a challenge as well: release the tax returns! If Governor Romney is on board, we're on board!"

That would be hilarious.




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

14. Absolutely! n/t

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

46. seems like it's worth a try!

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

11. I'd rather have a prominent Democrat donate $5 million and show that real charity is done without

strings attached.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

12. The correct counter is for a celebrity to offer...

... $5 mil for rMoney's Tax returns. But it would be sweet if the Prez did this and then made Chrump write a check to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:11 PM

16. And the next time someone challenges Obama on this, he should set the pricetag at 10-milllion. LOL

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:49 PM

26. so you want Obama to play this game and start negotiating with Trump?

you want him to start some sort of bidding process for documents?

i'm, uh, skeptical.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:10 PM

15. Who still has their passport applications?

Since Obama probably first applied for his initial passport decades ago, I highly doubt he has any old applications still lying around. And any more recent applications would just be for passport renewals.

Since Trump wants college transcripts AND passport applications, it means the deal would be off if Obama only provide one or the other. In other words, there is NO WAY to satisfy Trump.

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Response to mainer (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:12 PM

18. The records are probably in a govt. computer somewhere, just as yours and mine are. n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:24 PM

22. I bet they are not.

 

We are talking about 1967

Maybe on microfilm some where possibly .

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Response to mainer (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

20. Wasn't Obama 5 or 6 years old when his mother moved to Indonesia

 

Who the hell would still have that.

Trump knows he would never have to pay up.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

50. The Passport office keeps all of the applications.

But they are like tax returns, they can only be released to the public if the individual agrees.

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Response to mainer (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

32. He would most likely have been on a "family" passport

Few children had their own back then. They used "family" passports with the whole crew on the one picture and using the one passport. That's what we had back in 1970. I.e., it would have initially been he and his mother on it and later, he, his sister, and his mother on it.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

24. Is this satire?

 

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:59 PM

33. No. And now that this Benghazi story is all the rage, something needs to take its place! n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:47 PM

25. how? i don't have my college and passport applications, why would he?

who does? we submit them, we don't keep them.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

31. Of course you don't, but the college you attended has a copy. n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:00 PM

34. from 25 years ago?

how do you know?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:02 PM

36. I bet they have it. I'll give you $5 for it. LOL n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

40. thanks Donald

but no thanks.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #40)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:10 PM

41. Oh come on, sometimes we're just to tight around here. You know that was funny. :) n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:14 PM

47. well, the 5 dollar part!

probably wouldn't even cover the records search!

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:49 PM

27. Fuck Trump.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:52 PM

29. We know how well it worked with the birth certificate.

They'd spend the next two weeks questioning its authenticity and twisting it about. He deserves exactly nothing.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

30. This is not a thinking strategy

this is plain stupidity and I'll be very surprise if the president leaves his campaigning to focus on something so trivial such as this.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:01 PM

35. Of course it's a thinking strategy. n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:11 PM

42. If you say so. nt

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:03 PM

37. trump is a charlatan

 

he affronts the dignity of the office of the president.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:06 PM

39. The President of the United States will not be bullied by a circus clown.

Trump is just a silly sideshow. What makes you think Trump would honor this wager - his integrity? He probably doesn't even have that kind of liquid cash anyway.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

43. Trout face needs to be on America's Ignore List.

Seriously, who in the fuck does he think he is?

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

45. No. President Obama should not even acknowledge

Trump's insulting demand. He should not mention it in any way. Fuck Donald Trump!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #45)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:18 PM

51. This

^^^

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #45)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

53. Yes---it would be beneath the dignity of the POTUS to respond to something this stupid.

Trump flatters himself to think that this is worthy of a moment's notice or that it is any more compelling than anything Lindsay Lohan or Honey Booboo might come up with as a publicity stunt.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:14 PM

48. Karl?

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:19 PM

52. silly

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

54. Give in to blackmail? Not a chance.

Ignore the slimy maggot.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #54)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:42 PM

57. This is a challenge, not blackmail. There's a difference. n/t

 

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

55. Trump would stiff the charity...

if PBO did this. He doesn't have the money.

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:37 PM

56. He could use this...

Obama believes he is the only way to save this country...and it would show courage, to lay every document regarding his life...in a binder, and lay it on a table and say...."Does this finally prove I am American enough to serve as your President? What more proof could you possibly want?" Shame the bastards in their filthy attempt to dehumanize and humiliate this Person. I, as a human being is totally offended by this obvious game.

THis is when the GOP has taken it over the line, this is the HAVE YOU NO SHAME moment could happen....

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Response to sharkman25 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:46 PM

58. The President will do what most of us should be doing and that is...

ignore the racist birther and stop giving him any attention.

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