Those of you supporting trump, why?

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  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    I see a common trend among the trump supporters. A lot are saying "he's not another politician."

    Ok. I get it. We all hate politicians. Does not being one automatically make you good? Reminds me of the people who vote third party because its a third party, not based on the views of the actual candidate.

    Others say it because he speaks his mind and isn't afraid. Sure. Good. His views on issues suck. When he actually states one instead of trying to make a soundbite.

    Does anyone look on his record, his stated views, etc, or do you all just see some guy who's "not part of the establishment" and avoid digging further?
     
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    Not supporting Trump (at this time), but he's one of the few that make my first cut because he has balls. Carlie does too (so it's not a "male" thing).
     
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    I'm not supporting Trump, but I have a question for the op who says he gets it, who are you supporting, just who is it in the party that holds down both houses of congress with a 93% pro-Obama liberal voting record since the last midterm that has you so excited?

    93% PRO-OBAMA VOTING RECORD!
     
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    Because Republicans are supposed to be ball busters, and in my opinion the only two ball busters running right now are Trump followed by Rand.
     
  5. Diesel McBadass

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    Rand a ball buster? Guy looked terrible on stage.
     
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    Trump is ballsy, and I really like some of his non-PC positions, but he has a short fuse and rarely completes a thought verbally. He gets offended at the drop of a hat, engages in petty attacks, and, worst of all, he rambles. Those are problems he's going to have to deal with eventually.
     
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    I love how he hits back hard against the media. I love how he backs back hard at his enemies, and doesn't show them any mercy. Imagine what he could do against an enemy of the United States.

    He doesn't apologize for his actions or his words. Name ONE republican that would act in a similar fashion.

    He is famous enough to win. Like someone said recently, he is a "brand" like Obama was. No one is excited about any of the republican candidates. No other candidate can get media exposure at the same level. NONE!

    Has he changed positions on things? So what? They all have at one time or another. He speaks to the people in an honest tone that is appreciated. I actually remember things that he says, unlike the others that put me to sleep.

    I hope he becomes the next president, I really do. At the very least though, he is teaching these featherweight republicans using the school of hard knocks. They could learn something, and they'd better.
     
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  8. Diesel McBadass

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    His changing of positions reminds me of when Kerry ran for president.
     
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    And Bush, Walker, Kasich, Rubio, Christie, etc....
     
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    Badass wannabe, you were asked a question.

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    I'm not decided yet leaning towards rubio. I do know when I vote it will be based on issues. I get trump is a different type of candidate. Doesn't make him a good one.
     
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    Doesn't make him bad....he is a loud pushy guy who can MAYBE get things done, he is a businessman, he doesn't "owe" a ton of people jobs....get rid of the establishment...they haven't done anything in the past number of years.
    And even with all that, he still has an uphill battle to accomplish change.... (I HATE to use that word)
     
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    Why?

    -because of his opinions about illegal immigration & the Southern Border
    -he does not worry about offending people and says what needs to be said
    -he does not have to fundraise and pander to donors & will owe no favors down the line
    -........did I mention the illegal immigration thing?

    Folks, you may not like The Donald but if you brush off or ignore why he is the front runner by a double digit margin over the pack of Rinos you do so at your own peril
     
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    Let me get this straight...you and I are on the same side on this?? Or are you being sarcastic??
     
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    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Didn't you vote for Obama?
     
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    Yes, twice.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I'm 100% serious.

    As an adult male I don't use smiley faces or LOL (or open cat threads) so I can't display sarcasm.
     
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    Terrible? How so? He never got a real chance to speak, all the questions were being fielded to trump and bush.
     
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    I suspect Trump is gathering support from a disparate group of not only repub/conservatives, but probably some independents and democrats.

    I don't have anyone I'd say I 'favor' or 'support' at this point. Far too early in the game. Too much can happen to cause flame-outs. Too much opportunity for candidates to do and say stupid things between now and this time next year.

    On the other hand, I've been seeing that there are easily a few repub candidates who are increasingly scaring me for their self-righteous and pious views, and I have little enthusiasm to be forced to choose between someone looking to use the bully pulpit to try and impose a theocracy-in-the-making, and further steps into the deep end of the poll where a socialist government lurks.

    In the early phase of this election, it seems it's going to be easier to pick a list of candidates I won't support or be willing to vote for, instead of someone I can identify with wanting to vote for ... and it will amaze me if Trump ends up being on a short list of those remaining in the running. :eek:
     
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    At this point as long as its not Hillary idc who wins.
     
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