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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:06 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Revealed -- The REAL Reason Donald Trump Is Running For President



Trump May Start a TV Network


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Revealed -- The REAL Reason Donald Trump Is Running For President (Original post)
EarlG Jun 2016 OP
liberal N proud Jun 2016 #1
PJMcK Jun 2016 #13
NewJeffCT Jun 2016 #14
Cirque du So-What Jun 2016 #16
Cal33 Jun 2016 #19
Cary Jun 2016 #23
Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #37
yellerpup Jun 2016 #2
annabanana Jun 2016 #6
yellerpup Jun 2016 #8
annabanana Jun 2016 #30
yellerpup Jun 2016 #32
elljay Jun 2016 #36
yellerpup Jun 2016 #42
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2016 #3
bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #4
PJMcK Jun 2016 #15
annabanana Jun 2016 #5
underpants Jun 2016 #7
passiveporcupine Jun 2016 #18
potone Jun 2016 #38
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #40
FlaGranny Jun 2016 #56
In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #9
irisblue Jun 2016 #11
yallerdawg Jun 2016 #10
nolabear Jun 2016 #12
PatSeg Jun 2016 #17
lark Jun 2016 #20
Chemisse Jun 2016 #21
catbyte Jun 2016 #22
JNelson6563 Jun 2016 #24
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #27
progressoid Jun 2016 #44
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #46
JNelson6563 Jun 2016 #48
liberalnarb Jun 2016 #25
MynameisBlarney Jun 2016 #26
noiretextatique Jun 2016 #28
MADem Jun 2016 #29
annabanana Jun 2016 #31
Night Watchman Jun 2016 #33
63splitwindow Jun 2016 #34
elljay Jun 2016 #35
arcane1 Jun 2016 #39
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #41
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #43
rladdi Jun 2016 #45
Skittles Jun 2016 #47
L. Coyote Jun 2016 #49
NorthCarolina Jun 2016 #50
lonestarnot Jun 2016 #51
Initech Jun 2016 #52
Frustratedlady Jun 2016 #53
BlueStreak Jun 2016 #54
Bucky Jun 2016 #58
Akamai Jun 2016 #55
Bucky Jun 2016 #57

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:08 AM

1. That's all we need, another FOX-like network forced down our throats

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:45 AM

13. I hate Fox News, too

But it's not really forced down my throat for two reasons. First, I cut my cable several years ago so Fox News isn't on my TV. Second, if it's on someone else's TV, I either politely change the channel or use my headphones to listen to some good music.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:47 AM

14. This will be for the people

that think Fox News is too liberal! And, there are those people out there.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:01 PM

16. Won't be forced down my throat

unless this practice is mandated:

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:08 PM

19. I can imagine Fox and Trump contradicting each other in the future. Why not let them

 

fight it out? Some truth usually comes out of contradictions. If that's the only way they
know, let them have a go at it.

So far Democrats seem to be not capable or not interested in having nationwide news
media that tell the truth -- the way journalists used to do in the past.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:24 PM

23. I heard some details yesterday on CNN on how Trump scuttled his casino

Trump said Atlantic City went down so he did, but Trump's lying. He went down before the other casinos. He skimmed off millions of dollars of other people's money. The man is a fraud.

It's it the only instance of Trump scamming. Let him start this "network." Do yourself a favor and don't invest in it.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:17 PM

37. Yeah, 3 of them is plenty.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:08 AM

2. Following in Sarah Palins footsteps.

Sure, that worked out great for her.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:17 AM

6. She was ill prepared in ALL ways.. especially to take advantage

of massive amounts of notoriety. HE, however is as well prepared as humanely possible

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Response to annabanana (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:23 AM

8. He'll start it and it will end up in the trash

and everyone involved with it (except HIM) will be screwed, which is normal in the case of The Donald. It will end up another failed project for him. He is vastly over estimating his appeal, IMO.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 02:27 PM

30. not over estimating with a solid, angry ignorant

slice of the electorate.. They will always be with him

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Response to annabanana (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:44 PM

32. So true, they will be with him.

And he does have a solid slice of the electorate (what? less than 1/2 Republican primary voters), but it will take hundreds of millions of dollars to sustain a network. I don't think there enough angry, ignorant followers that will chip in to keep it going. What will they watch? Donald Trump 24/7? Will he broadcast educational content from Trump University? Maybe restart the "Tour de Trump" bicycle races so he can have a sport to himself? After following his tawdry exploits in the local papers for almost 40 years (he LOVES publicity, but I guess that goes without saying) with full knowledge that he starts and crashes businesses regularly, I don't any faith that he can pull it off because I don't believe he is as rich as he claims to be.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:08 PM

36. It really did

Net worth $12M. Clowning usually doesn't pay that well.

http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/politician/republican/sarah-palin-net-worth/

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Response to elljay (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:51 PM

42. Interesting.

I trained as a clown, and you are right!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:11 AM

3. Wow ...

 

and the best thing the gop can do to make Don D. Con much, much more money in this scheme would be to replace him at the convention.

Oh, what a sticky place they find themselves.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:12 AM

4. "something is going on" Cheeto Jesus

Orange, inflated, fried mental lightweight faux savior ... to be continued

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:48 AM

15. Your list is great!

Here's a post with nicknames for Mr. Donald Trump:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027925799

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:16 AM

5. The Trump Network will showcase the Trump Party

He wants people who are devoted to HIM.. Not policy, not party, no underlying philosophy of government.. just HIM

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Response to annabanana (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:18 AM

7. Like Beck's The Blaze

$13/month 3 million subscribers close to $40 M a month in operating expenses less Beck's pay and "overhead".

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Response to annabanana (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:08 PM

18. I'm not sure he'd even stick with the job of President if he won

It's too much work for him. He loves the attention and the ego bloating, but he doesn't want to have to give anything in return.

I'd not be surprised at all if this was all about inflating himself and starting a TV network, where he can get the adoration he so thinks he deserves. Heck, with his own network, he can have his own show running all the time.

He should have gone into religion...he's no different than any televangelist raking in the bucks for nothing but the attention he so craves.

Narcissistic idiot and fraudster.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:52 PM

38. I agree.

I am not sure that he even wants the job. He doesn't seem to have assembled a group of advisers on national matters such as the economy and foreign policy. I don't think he could stand to do a job which requires working with a Congress that won't just do his bidding, let alone foreign leaders who will not be inclined to cooperate with him on anything. He can't be stupid enough to think that being president is an easy job--no one thinks that.

I think that this may be just another money-making scheme of his. That explanation fits with the fact that he keeps saying outrageous things despite the fact that his poll numbers are falling.

I hope I am right; otherwise he is truly dangerously delusional as well as a demagogic buffoon.

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Response to potone (Reply #38)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:22 PM

56. If he succeeded

with a TV network or even a magazine, he would be able to perpetuate his racism and keep himself in the spotlight. There are enough of his racist followers to keep it going. They really, really want to make the country white only. I sincerely believe that every single Trump supporter is a racist at heart, whether they would admit it or not. Many would be right at home in 1930's Germany.

I have cousins who support him. They have become more racist than when we were kids, and, at the same time, have become more and more religious and antiscience. It boggles the mind. The main thing I hear from them is: Why do we support immigrants and not Americans who need it? They have many misconceptions about immigrants and immigration. It's an "us or them" mentality. They can't get it into their heads that the 1% are the ones keeping us down. Fox News watchers - all of them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:27 AM

9. Better that than President of America.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:31 AM

11. Truth! In The Wind

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

10. Oh, it's a beautiful thing!

Making a mockery of the Republican Party; guaranteeing us victory in November!

Trump IS the gift that keeps on giving!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:35 AM

12. Maybe all the crazy will constellate around him and free up the rest.

Trump TV...Nugent, Sarah, Duck Dynasty, Alex Jones, Miss Trump beauty pageants, Wrestling, educational programming from the Trump U. archives...I'd pay good money not to have it in my cable feed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:03 PM

17. Even his information deficient

followers will get tired of him and rather quickly. His routine is rather redundant and after the initial shock value wears off, he becomes just plain boring. He really has no inherent charisma and is terribly unattractive. If he wasn't so narcissistic, he might make a mediocre comedian. He could go on the road making fun of Obama and Hillary, but when the heckling starts, thin-skinned Trump will go ballistic!

This man has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. He is a terrible business man and an overall horrible human being. I look forward to the day when I don't see his nasty face every time I turn on the TV.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:09 PM

20. We knew he was just in this as advertising for himself.

Now we know more about a possible form this would take. What a sickening semi-human.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:38 PM

21. Maybe this will be his excuse for getting out of the race.

To pursue business ventures.

He won't want to admit the whole thing is spiraling out of control and he is sure to wind up a big loser.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:55 PM

22. ew, just ew. That's all we need--the Trump Vanity Channel.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:26 PM

24. Realistically though, who would buy ads?

The KKK? Gun manufacturers and especially hateful preachers come to mind...but Trump viewers would be such a narrow target market. Let's be honest here, any of them are low income people so it's hardly a coveted market for advertisers.


I think it would be great if he tried this and it failed like all his other enterprises. Asshole.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:52 PM

27. Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Vitamins, Trump Enemas, Trump.com nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:40 PM

44. Trump Enemas

Oooh, that's gotta burn.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #44)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:53 AM

46. Bigly. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 08:04 AM

48. lol...perfect!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:28 PM

25. He really is gonna turn us into North Korea.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:46 PM

26. For fucks sake...

Well...hopefully he'll overexpose his "brand" and people will soon tire of seeing his fat face everywhere and hearing his annoying as fuck bragging.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:59 PM

28. I knew he never wanted to be President eom

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 02:23 PM

29. The song FAME says "I wanna live forever...."

....but the truth of the matter is, he's seventy. He can wreak havoc for a decade, maybe two with good care, but there will come a point when that hate-filled gasbag will have to slow down.

If there's anything to be grateful for, it is that Trump didn't decide to pull this shit thirty years ago.

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Response to MADem (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 02:29 PM

31. Boy Howdy - you got that right!

But I'm sure the authoritarian streak will be casting about for a successor . . a Donald 2.0

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:09 PM

33. Big Brother News

 

And you won't even have to watch it, because it will be watching you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 04:42 PM

34. Trump pursuing self enrichment?

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:04 PM

35. Maybe he can host a shopping program

I can think of some products his viewers would be eager to buy:





They can use Aryan Outfitters to customize:

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2008/03/aryan-outfitters-kkk-seamstress

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:36 PM

39. I've said all along thta he doesn't actually want to be president.

 

And therefore the "fear of Trump" tactic is as fake and unconvincing as his comb-over.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:45 PM

41. +1000 nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:14 PM

43. Hah! Trump is preparing to dislodge Roger "Baron Harkonnen" Ailes from ARAKIS!

"The propaganda must flow...." So say the plutocrats.

This'll be great. Trump can hire the entire team of Fox News bots, and re-program them to talk about how great he is. Before you know it, he'll be emperor of the oafs.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:54 PM

45. Every word and action THE DONALD does is all about "ME" or "I" So he would take

advantage of his supporters, using them for a new network.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 02:04 AM

47. oh goody, American Pravda

don't we already have that with Fox News?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 09:01 AM

49. We will be able to shut him off then!

Just what we need, a fascist channel.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:24 AM

50. According to the Washington Post, he ran because Bill Clinton encouraged him to. Watch @ link

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:40 PM

51. Another big time grifter. Trump U Mudflap!

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 05:32 PM

52. So what are some programs that will be featured on Trump TV?

One Trump To Live
Keeping Up With The Trumps
Say Yes To The Trump
How I Met Your Trump
The Big Trump Theory
Breaking Trump
The Daily Trump Show

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 09:51 PM

53. If this is true and he either drops out of the race early on, or gets kicked off the ballot

for his asinine campaign, OR actually becomes president under false pretenses, he should be charged with interfering with the election process and have to return those donations that were given to him even after being told he was paying his own way. (I doubt he has actually paid many of those bills.) What about all the free publicity he has received from the media? I guess that if they were dumb enough to fall for his scheme, so be it.

He is an unbelievable con. He has never come up with any policy changes or plans to move the country forward, has he? One positive thing about this is that all the millions donated by the RW and corporations to all those clowns on the stage went down the tubes and left the main clown still standing. I suppose he could always say he TOLD everyone he was financing his own campaign, so if anyone was dumb enough to contribute, tough! At least the Koch brothers were smart enough to keep their hands in their pockets and not donate any more.

The campaign isn't reality TV and should not be treated as such. Perhaps a little prison time would bring The Donald to his senses.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:43 PM

54. He never even wanted to be POTUS

 

This was all just a way to keep him name in the media. It was classic Trump brand management.

A funny thing happened along the way. The more outrageous and offensive he got, the more POPULAR he became with Republicans.

I believe he never even gave this a serious thought until maybe 60 days ago. And that thought was something like "Son of a ----, I can say anything and I get free publicity. I would rather make money then have to waste time running the country. But if I do get elected, there must be lots of ways to turn that into money. Hmmm. let's think ..."

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #54)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:54 PM

58. It's an 80 hour a week job. I doubt he even works 40.

And remember, his 40 hour a week job involve him mostly fluffing himself. Being president requires working to help other people fix their problems.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:31 PM

55. I have thought this for many months. Importantly for all of the world,

 

this means he doesn't take his job (running for President) seriously.

Most ninth graders would take it more seriously than he is.

Totally unfit but very consistent with the Republican meme -- "All that matters is that you have more money than others!"

Go Bernie!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:52 PM

57. it's like letting the glass shard you just stepped on have a say in your medical treatment

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