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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 11:54 AM

Trump Tops Eastwood’s Rambling ‘Empty Chair’ Speech With Rambling ‘Empty Room’ Speech





n a display of “Huh?” worthy of Clint Eastwood and the Empty Chair, Donald Trump gave what Business Insider is describing as “confusing and terrible:”

Trump said he was upset that President Barack Obama did not return his calls about a free ballroom he offered to build. He also made a strange statement about how he wants the U.S. to go back to Iraq to take some oil.

Conservative writer David Freddoso tweeted that the crowd stopped applauding before Trump had even left the stage. He also said:

“I feel dumber for having listened.”


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/03/15/trump-tops-eastwoods-rambling-empty-chair-speech-with-rambling-empty-room-speech/

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Reply Trump Tops Eastwood’s Rambling ‘Empty Chair’ Speech With Rambling ‘Empty Room’ Speech (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2013 #1
Erose999 Mar 2013 #2
klook Mar 2013 #20
sufrommich Mar 2013 #3
Brother Buzz Mar 2013 #4
DCBob Mar 2013 #5
BumRushDaShow Mar 2013 #10
randome Mar 2013 #21
Initech Mar 2013 #6
Rex Mar 2013 #7
TeamPooka Mar 2013 #8
JHB Mar 2013 #9
ZRT2209 Mar 2013 #18
ieoeja Mar 2013 #26
rurallib Mar 2013 #11
Coyotl Mar 2013 #12
Ikonoklast Mar 2013 #23
tularetom Mar 2013 #34
SCVDem Mar 2013 #13
Raine Mar 2013 #44
JDPriestly Mar 2013 #14
ZRT2209 Mar 2013 #17
zeemike Mar 2013 #28
Bette Noir Mar 2013 #30
zeemike Mar 2013 #33
xtraxritical Mar 2013 #35
zeemike Mar 2013 #37
xtraxritical Mar 2013 #38
zeemike Mar 2013 #42
sangsaran Mar 2013 #32
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2013 #15
ZRT2209 Mar 2013 #16
wryter2000 Mar 2013 #19
ieoeja Mar 2013 #27
tblue37 Mar 2013 #29
Politicalboi Mar 2013 #22
bullwinkle428 Mar 2013 #24
ROFF Mar 2013 #25
KamaAina Mar 2013 #31
Javaman Mar 2013 #36
lpbk2713 Mar 2013 #39
bobclark86 Mar 2013 #40
DCKit Mar 2013 #41
Blue Owl Mar 2013 #43
Exultant Democracy Mar 2013 #45

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:00 PM

1. "Confusing and terrible" is a good description of CPAC in general,

but it sounds like The Donald has managed to seem confusing and terrible even to that crowd - quite a feat.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

2. He wanted to top Eastwood. A room full of empty chairs is better than just one chair donchaknow.

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:28 PM

20. Bwa-ha-haa!

Good one!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:05 PM

3. "I feel dumber for having listened"

Because who expects Donald Trump to be an idiot? Seriously, why does anyone expect Trump to be anything other than the circus clown he is.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:05 PM

4. Jeez Louise, this is not satire. Not the Onion®

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:06 PM

5. so this buffoon deserved a speaking slot more than Chris Cristie?

CPAC is a joke.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:35 PM

10. I expect he paid for the slot (highest bidder). n/t

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Response to DCBob (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:29 PM

21. "CPAC is a joke."

Yes, but more and more people are getting it!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:10 PM

6. Trump is such a huge fail. There's few people who deserve the hate they get. Trump is one.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:12 PM

7. When is Frump's 15 minutes of fame up?

As far as I can tell, he has made decades out of his 15 minutes. Why does anyone pay attention to him? He is not a self made millionaire. He never made money and had to be bailed out by the taxpayers (thanks Reagan) in the 80s?

He is a huge failure and novelty item way past the due date. Why would our POTUS talk to such a loser? Didn't Frump get the memo? He is the laughing stock of the world...is that what he is living off of now? How sad, someone please tell the M$M that The Don is obsolete and no longer relevant.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:26 PM

8. The GOP has the empty chair vote locked up.

Maybe they're all in the bathroom....

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:32 PM

9. ...but...aren't empty chairs President Obama?

By the Eastwood standard, Trump's speaking to a full house!

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:25 PM

18. Obama must have the powers of Dr. Manhattan!

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:57 PM

26. So the GOP *is* expanding their base. They've added the empty chair vote to their empty land vote.


This is when someone comes in and points out that there are people living in the Wyoming being somehow slighted by my pointing out that it is not the amount of land, but the amount of people that is important in determining political popularity. Why they find this simple fact insulting I will never understand.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:42 PM

11. proving forever that itis hard to speak with your head up your ass.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:50 PM

12. LOL “I feel dumber for having listened.”

That image is a work of art. These clowns are self-marginalizing.

"This year’s CPAC has many scratching their heads in that right extremists like Trump, Palin, Allen West and Dick Morris are headlining but more moderate voices have been completely ignored."

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:37 PM

23. The Oligarchs funding that party are desperate to keep moving it to the right.

They got spooked quite badly in the last election after spending a billion dollars and getting nothing for it, in fact, their loudest Teabagger auxiliaries took a drubbing.

They are still operating under the assumption that if they just keep saying things really, really loudly people will believe them, even when reality and their own eyes show different.

Republican moderates are quietly working in the background to save what is left of their faction, because they know that if the Kochs and Adelsons have their way, the Republican Party is sunk.



Rand Paul will be their nominee in 2016, mark it.

He'll lose in a historic landslide.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:38 PM

34. Dick Morris? Palin? Really? Do they know these idiots were fired by Fox?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:54 PM

13. His audience would be bigger

if he was speaking in the restroom!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:39 AM

44. Yeah and they would pretty much be a captive

audience.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

14. Donald Trump is a living, breathing argument for a 100% inheritance tax

on any sum over, I'll make a wild stab, $1,000,000.

No reason to pick that number. Any number will do. Just as long as we don't get folks like Donald Trump who think they are entitled to tell us what they think and how we should live and who we should elect simply because they have the money to do whatever they want whenever they want to -- money that they did not earn themselves.

A living, breathing argument for a 100% inheritance tax.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:25 PM

17. that is EXACTLY what Thomas Paine's Common Sense is about

everyday people have a right to decide their own futures without an unelected, unaccountable aristocracy functioning as per se dictators

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:08 PM

28. And there is far more wisdom to that than most people think.

History should show us that...just look at the monarchs of the past and see how it produces severely flawed people because of the influences of wealth and privilege...go back to Rome or Greece...same thing plays out...you wind up with little Caligula, or Mad King George...

And it is not hard to see why...

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Response to zeemike (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:19 PM

30. Caligula and King George didn't turn out badly because of a poor upbringing.

Both had organic illnesses-- porphyria in George's case, meningitis in Caligula's-- that affected their mentation.

For an example of someone who turned out poorly because of too much wealth, look to Mitt Romney.

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Response to Bette Noir (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:31 PM

33. Yep Mitt is a good case.

But I just looked at a documentary by the BBC on Queen Victoria...and the dysfunctionality of that whole family and even they speculated that there was something physically wrong with them.
But the reality is that the Queen was not mad, just consumed with power and control and thought god gave her the right to be that way....and had no affection at all for her 9 children who were scared for life by it.
I am not altogether sure that madness cannot be caused by early childhood experiences...like babies that are deprived of touch.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:45 PM

35. Prince ("what me worry" Mad Magazine) Charles?

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

37. Him and Alfred E Newman may share a common ancestor.

They do favor one another

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Response to zeemike (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:59 PM

38. Hey thanks, with the alzheimers setting in I just could not think of Alfred E. Newman!

 

Don't you think the resemblance is striking?

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 06:13 PM

42. Oh Alfred E Newman was a childhood hero of mine.

I could never forget him....I bought every mad comic that I saw and had a dime to buy it with.

But believe it or not, I did not make the connection until you mentioned it...but yes, they could be related....father and son really.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:21 PM

32. Yup.

There's a reason the greatest Roman Emperor was also the first Roman Emperor.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

15. Just saw that on Twitter

Might explain the Republican's paranoia. It seems everyone is against them.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:24 PM

16. it is a mystery to me how this man made millions of dollars

he seems like an idiot

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:27 PM

19. I dunno

It takes real talent to lose money on a casino.

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:07 PM

27. Well, first he inherited millions of dollars.


He then parlayed that into hundreds of millions of dollars. He then went bankrupt.

However, that would have left some banks holding the bag. So the banks put Trump on an allowance (I think it was close to $100K a month) and hired somebody to run his businesses. Eventually, that person recouped Trump's losses.

I think everything was put back into Trump's control again. But I am not entirely certain. Even if it has, he may have learned from his previous debacle and hired someone to run his businesses for him.


The weird thing is that this same logic did not apply following the housing bust. The simplest way for the banks to avoid going under was to restructure mortgages, even defer payments for a couple of years. Either Trump got special treatment because he is now a "member of the club", and they most definitely do give each other preferential treatment in the matter of bankruptcies, or a couple more decades of Reaganism saw the banks grow greedier.

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:12 PM

29. He inherited it and then lost a lot of it. But then, because

Americans worship obscene wealth, he wrote self-congratulatory books that earned him money and enhanced his fame, and because his debts were "Huuuuuuge," he never had to repay all of them but was able to settle. Then his notoriety got him the Apprentice franchise, so now he is just a millionaire entertainer, like others who get rich by starring in reality shows. He is just like Snooki (is that how her name is spelled?).

But he has never been as rich as he claimed, and he didn't earn most of it by practicing "the art of the deal"; he got started by inheriting millions.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:30 PM

22. CPAC

Crazy People Aren't Coming. LOL! All this time I thought it was Crazy People ARE Coming.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:49 PM

24. LOVE the con writer's "Billy Madison" tribute! Here's the scene he's referencing:

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

25. Don't be surprised

if republicans give chairs the right to vote. They did not walk out.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:19 PM

31. He should buy the Miami Marlins

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:46 PM

36. what's more amazing to me is...

the building didn't collapse out of pure sadness.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 03:02 PM

39. Looks like Mittens stadium gig.




He didn't even have enough warm bodies there to fill up the end zone.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 03:10 PM

40. Now, now... we strive for accuracy here...

It's not COMPLETELY empty... it just looks like it from this (and most) angles .

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 05:38 PM

41. Too funny. Even Trump is now admitting our President....

 

needs more ball room.

It must be killing him.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 11:29 PM

43. Tronald Dump

n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:43 AM

45. Trump is a troll, but in all fairness this isn't an empty room, actually looks like a lot of people

anyone who has been to a few of these types of conferences can pull two important clues from this picture. The first is that he is in the main room and second that most of the light are on in this room.

Generally the main room, or big room is only filled a few times generally at the opening and closing of the event and for keynote speakers. In any of these occasions they will also dim the lights in the main room. If the lights are on like this then it is probably during a breakout session where there are a ton of speakers of panels in a number of small rooms. From the look of his crowd Trump may actually have had to be in the big room because it looks like their could easily be too many people there for a smaller conference room.

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