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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:01 AM
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Newt accepts Trump debate: 'How could you turn down The Donald?'
Source: Politico

Newt Gingrich has become the first GOP hopeful to accept the NewsMax/Donald Trump debate invitation, and explained to reporters why a bit ago: "How could you turn down The Donald?"

"I would want to go just for the entertainment value," he added, noting he's meeting with Trump on Monday in Manhattan. But he quickly added, "Trump is a unique American character...it'd be like if Bill Gates called asking for a debate presence."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69705.html



Let the Birther Debate begin!

Sure, Trump is just like Bill Gates -- the only difference being that Bill Gates started with nothing and earned his wealth over his career, whereas Orly Trump inherited gazillions, mismanaged it, filed for multiple bankruptcies and then was forced to grovel for a reality TV salary to maintain his egomaniacal standard of living.

I have to wonder, though - is this where Donald will finally produce his promised tax returns or tell us what 'amazing things' the investigators of his Hawaiian Birther Task Force found on their top secret mission? Still waiting for the starstruck media to call him out on that lie.
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:05 AM
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1. great photos...
best picture of Donald I've ever seen
:rofl:








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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:32 AM
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16. Very revealing of his inner self.
:rofl:
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:06 AM
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2. I don't like to judge people by physical appearance
but those are two washed out dudes.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:09 AM
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3. me neither
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 01:11 AM by Adenoid_Hynkel
I normally would say it's a cheap shot to use those pics, but in the case of these guys, they deserve it.
And it captures their personalities so nicely.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:13 AM
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6. They're just fugly. No other word for it. nt
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:40 AM
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23. There's an old saying about politics being where unattractive men can get the girls.
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:09 AM
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4. It will be like two sacks of fecal matter on the same stage
engaged in an IQ demonstration.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:13 AM
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5. BTW, here's an old gem from Newt that's relevant:
The people who are standing with this campaign have rejected reality TV politics, he added, and they hunger for the kind of nuanced debate worthy of our national history.
-- Oh wait. That was just two days ago when he said that.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/a-promise...
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:28 AM
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7. Bill Gates isn't Trump, that's for sure. But he didn't start with nothing.
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 01:29 AM by pnwmom
His father was a wealthy attorney who could afford to send him to the most prestigious private school in Seattle, and from there to Harvard. And after young Bill dropped out, his father gave him a nice chunk of change (about $100K, if memory serves) to help him get his company started.

So, not Trump -- but he did have a leg up from his dad. His wasn't a rags-to-riches story.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:34 AM
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8. I stand corrected
but he's still light years away from Orly Trump.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:44 AM
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9. I agree. And his wife is light years beyond any of the Trump women.
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 02:00 AM by pnwmom
I think Gates' choice of a spouse indicated a lot about him. He could have afforded a bimbo, if he had wanted one. Or even a series of them, like The Donald.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:14 AM
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Well...not quite like Bill Gates calling
Isn't Gates at least nominally liberal?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:14 AM
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10. Well...not quite like Bill Gates calling
Isn't Gates at least nominally liberal?
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:16 AM
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11. Debate? Doesn't a debate require two differing views?
Seems more like two asses in an asstastic ass kissing fest.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:41 AM
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28. yes, that was my thought
so, they're going to be agreeing with each other most of the time. Maybe they'll debate on who has the best hair or suit. Or maybe they'll debate on how much they can each out do each other on taking away anything that will help children, the ill, the elderly or the poor. Or who has the most draconian labor policy, especially when it comes to putting those lazy children back to work. Or who has the best arse kissing policies for corporations and the wealthiest.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:59 AM
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29. Wait, isn't Trump moderating? How can he be debating?
DOn't you even have to be IN the GOP race to be in the GOP race?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:25 AM
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12. Newt accepts The Donald as his personal Lord and Savior
The Donald delivering the Sermon on the Newt


"It is easier for a Rich Man to enter the kingdom of the Donald than for all of the OWS protesters to get a job - even after they take a bath"



"Blessed are the Wall Streeters, because they have more money than you"
http://www.mmodesigner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/m...

"Blessed are the Bankers because they have already foreclosed on the American Dream"


"Blessed are the Corporations because they own everything anyway."


"Blessed are the Enforcers of the Peace, because they'll pepper spray your ass"


"Our Father, who art in Trump Towers, hollow be your soul"
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 06:47 AM
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13. Mickey Mouse is a unique American character too. Maybe
he could moderate one.
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demicritic Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:15 AM
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14. Having the same views
A debate for two camps having the same views? Interesting...
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ThomThom Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:03 AM
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25. you need more than a moderator and a candidate to be a debate
so far it is an interview
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:18 AM
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15. Circus Maximus
<sigh>
:eyes:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:42 AM
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17. Two blowhards spewing their vomit on stage
If the other candidates have any dignity left, they will decline this sideshow.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:24 AM
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30. Dignity ? They are republicans. Their dignity was sacrificed
long ago.
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jimmyfungus Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 07:53 AM
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18. Newt obsessed with his new celebrity status...






Who else is invited to this "debate"? Hank Williams Jr., and the Kardashian sisters???
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Jello Biafra Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:10 AM
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19. Hey Newt....
go kiss his ring and his ass while you're at it......
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SnowCritter Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:15 AM
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20. Hell, that's easy!
Just say "No!"
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oldbanjo Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:21 AM
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21. There are some stupid people in this Country,
why would anyone allow a person that's running for President head a debate, this show the stupidity of all of these assholes.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:40 AM
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22. Freaks. nt
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:46 AM
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24. The point is this is Newsmax, not that the mod is Trump. Newt just proved he is not a serious
candidate, as Newsmax is a fake news organization.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:23 AM
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26. Newt, just say "You're FIRED!!" that'll do it. n/t
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:24 AM
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27. You could put a dimmer switch on the neon red in his hair :P
Thank you I'm here all week!
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:49 AM
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31. delete
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 11:50 AM by Ter
Someone else pointed out Gates didn't start with nothing.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 12:51 PM
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32. He wants to have the debate for "entertainment value."
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 12:51 PM by NYC Liberal
That about sums up the state of our democracy today.
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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:53 PM
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34. Turning down
The Donald (TM) would probably be the best thing for his campaign. I read that Ron Paul's campaign turned it down in a "You must think I'm crazy if you think I'm going to do a debate with you involved" way. I loved reading that. Anyone that flips off Trump gets a day pass with me.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 06:11 PM
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35. Maybe it will be a Trump/Newt interview.
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