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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:45 PM
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April 07, 2011 10:00 AM
Donald Trump claims to be the ideal Tea Party candidate: 'I represent a lot of the ingredients of the Tea Party'
By David Neiwert

Donald Trump is now fashioning himself the darling of the Tea Party crowd:

TRUMP: I think the people of the Tea Party like me, because I represent a lot of the ingredients of the Tea Party. What I represent very much, I think, represents the Tea Party.

In this segment, Fox's Bret Baier mentions that Trump once sent a nice note to Nancy Pelosi, which is certain to get him into hot water with the Tea Partiers -- though even then, he probably managed to score points with them with his sexist dismissal of the question. Far more likely to get him in trouble both with Tea Partiers as well as with rank-and-file Republicans is his 2008 declaration that George W. Bush should have been impeached by Pelosi.

But in reality, Trump may be right. Bill O'Reilly has taken to identifying Trump as a "populist," which might seem absurd on its face -- for one of the world's richest men to claim to be a man of the people is like Colonel Sanders claiming to be a man of the chickens.

However, they're actually right, insofar as Trump is clearly a right-wing populist -- which means he's a manifestation of all their wildest Randian fantasies and the mythology attached thereupon. This might explain why Trump has been doing so well in Republican polls lately.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 PM
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1. He's turned the political system into a reality show.
And we're all in the audience.

He's drumming up hype beyond the actual content, and he keeps telling us to tune in tomorrow to find out more. I liked it better when Pat Paulson turned it into a comedy special. At least no one thought he was serious.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:07 PM
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2. um, isn't he pro-choice?
that's GOP game over, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
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