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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:13 PM

Trump's birther PR stunt a reminder of the danger of gossip

Seriously. For 24 hours there was speculation about drugs, divorce and tons more just because this asshole known for birther lies said he had some huge announcement that would change the election. I was as guilty of it as anybody for being worried but it's shocking how many people were pulled in by this, worried by this, and trying to figure out what it might be in order to prepare for it.

Once again, our own insecurity seems to have done the President a disservice, just like after the first debate. Now, let's get back to promoting his IDEAS and his CHARACTER and put this sad chapter behind us. The Right Wingers are united in tearing him down. We need to be united in raising him, his ideas and Democratic principles up as much as possible wherever possible.

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Reply Trump's birther PR stunt a reminder of the danger of gossip (Original post)
DHelix Oct 2012 OP
Jennicut Oct 2012 #1
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #2
LineReply ?
SLCLiberal Oct 2012 #3
writes3000 Oct 2012 #4
LisaL Oct 2012 #11
DHelix Oct 2012 #12
LisaL Oct 2012 #14
DHelix Oct 2012 #17
whttevrr Oct 2012 #20
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #5
themaguffin Oct 2012 #6
LisaL Oct 2012 #7
writes3000 Oct 2012 #9
LisaL Oct 2012 #13
DHelix Oct 2012 #18
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #16
graham4anything Oct 2012 #8
moobu2 Oct 2012 #10
GallopingGhost Oct 2012 #15
reformist2 Oct 2012 #19
DHelix Oct 2012 #21
GallopingGhost Oct 2012 #22
Dubster Oct 2012 #23

Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

1. I wasn't worried. I mean, it's Trump.

Biggest blowhard around. No one took it seriously, even many conservatives.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

2. Do you have a facebook page

Twitter account?

Make up for it by posting this - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/the-donald-fired-from-trump-tower-no-longer-manger-new-york-high-rise_n_2006368.html

D.T. is humiliated right now - so I'd love to see that story firing around on google when people type in the words Donald Trump.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

3. ?

Did trump ever "announce" anything?

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:16 PM

4. ALL of your posts are about rightwing shit.

And you just got here.

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Response to writes3000 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:23 PM

11. I think we should change the rules about how many posts it takes to start an OP.

Sure as hell should be more than 20.

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Response to writes3000 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:24 PM

12. Not true or fair.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1534039

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021552173

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251155288

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251166763

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=132747

I have already apologized for being nervous/insecure about situations where Obama is in trouble. I do tend to lose my cool when it seems like some BS smear may work but that's only because I'm concerned. Perhaps I shouldn't worry as much and put up the wall that some of you seem to be able to. I'm working on it.

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Response to DHelix (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

14. But you still managed to repeat this false gossip, even in this OP.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:31 PM

17. Only to remind of how stupid it got now that we know what he really had (nothing)

I also wanted to make it clear that I'm embarrassed for being taken in and worried by it all. I"m sure I wasn't alone. It's obvious from posts on here that others were refreshing nervously hoping nothing damaging would come up.

There's a big difference between that and hoping for failure which is what it seems like you're implying I was doing and I take offense to that.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:50 PM

20. Yikes!

Relax... What's up with the judgement? That's not very Liberal. Is there a written list of posts that are unacceptable here? Or are you just making them up as you go?

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. Trump

has officially jumped the shark. Wow just wow!!!

We now need one of our own to offer 10 mil for Robme's tax returns.

Three words, un bee lievable!!!

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. EVERYTHING Trump does is $ELF $erving. Remember that, always. Always.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

7. Considering you were one of the people spreading this false gossip around here...

I am glad you finally realized the danger of spreading gossip.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

9. IT is ridiculous.

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Response to writes3000 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:26 PM

13. Sure is.

Somebody joins, starts posting OPs about gossip and rumors, and then freaking lectures us on dangers of gossip. I think free republic is missing its member.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:39 PM

18. Who better to speak of the dangers of anything than somebody who made the mistake themself?

There has been a lot of talk and jokes about what Trump might have had. I thought I had info to share that we could all discuss. I don't see how it's any different than what others were doing and the point of this thread is to admit that I feel bad for believing he might have had something bad in the first place. You can look at those posts and it's pretty clear that I ALWAYS saw it from the perspective of "What would this mean" and how could we "minimize any damage" for the President if the rumors are true.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:28 PM

16. +101

Hence why people like the Donald are multi millionaires because they understand a very simple concept which is; --There are SUCKERS born every second of the the day-- it used to be every other day or every few hours, but now it seems like every second.


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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. YUP! Been saying this for months- we should only focus on positives.

 

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

10. I never thought it was anything serious.

maybe a fake document or something.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

15. I'm guilty as charged,

because the Republicans are the masters of dirty tricks.

Then again, it being "The Donald," I should have known.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

19. This stunt is so bad, it's actually good for our side.


1.) Most people don't like the idea of rich people trying to bribe others to do things.

2.) Most people aren't proud of their college transcripts - that is, if they even went to college!

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:54 PM

21. I think it's even worse for them than that. The birther lies aren't shared by centrists

The birther lies only took off in RW circles because of Barack's name and skin color. Had he been a guy with a name like Mitt Romney that looked like Mitt Romney nobody would be questioning his heritage ever.

When Trump turns to this birther BS it HAS to remind undecideds and centrists who they're running with if they vote for the other side. Do they really want to be associated with such nonsense? That's where I think this will backfire.

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Response to DHelix (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:14 PM

22. After the birth certificate stunt, Trump's

popularity took a nosedive. That will happen again after this latest nonsense.

And at the beginning of the video, he still takes credit for the release of the long-form. Unbelieveable ego. It amazes that any serious politician wants to associate with him.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:29 PM

23. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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