Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Trump Considers Presidential Bid, Says China Is ‘The Enemy’

February 14, 2011 by  

Trump Considers Presidential Bid Says China Is The EnemyReal estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump has stated that he is "seriously thinking" about running for President in 2012 because the United States has become a "laughingstock throughout the world."

In a Feb. 9 interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Trump, a Republican, said that he will make his final decision on his Presidential bid by June. The billionaire said that, if elected, he would implement a 25 percent tax on all Chinese products, claiming that the Asian nation manipulates their currency.

"I see them as the enemy," Trump told the talk show host. "They want to take over [the U.S.] economically. They are not really out-competing. They are cheating. And we have people who don't know what to do, because we have the wrong people in office."

Although Trump lacks political experience compared to other rumored GOP candidates for President, he certainly has the bank account to fund a campaign. Forbes magazine estimates that Trump is worth approximately $2 billion, and he reportedly earns about $3 million per episode for appearing on NBC's The Apprentice.

According to media reports, Trump was a last-minute addition to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 10. His appearance fueled further speculation that the businessman is leaning toward a run for President next year.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Trump Considers Presidential Bid, Says China Is ‘The Enemy’”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • http://naver sook young

    I don’t doubt that Donald Trump has a lot of experience with money. This may help with balancing the budget, but he lacks in many other areas. But then again, so does our current president. Go Sarah! Go Michelle Bachman! I can’t wait to vote again next year. Thank you.

    Sook Young
    Wife of the Samurai

    • WayneT

      sook young, I would vote for Donald Trump over the clown we have in the White House now. At least there is not any doubt that he is a successful business man, and a good American Citizen. We would not be arguing about seeing his birth certificate to see if he indeed was an American Citizen. It is too early for me to say whether I would vote for him, or not. I will follow him, and see what is ideolgy is. So far I like what I see in him.

      • Jana

        Sook young,
        So far from what I know, I would also at this time vote for Donald Trump. Later something really bad may come up about him, but so far his life is an open book and we all know him. He is a business man, and our country needs to be run more like a business than a handout institution.
        Obama has NO ONE that has any business experience in his administration and it shows.
        I actually think our country would prosper under Trump.
        Before, someone said Trump voted for Obama. I haven’t personally heard that nor did that person provide a site for this. On that same note though, I really had to decide last time if I was even going to vote at all since I didn’t care for either candidate. Sarah was the reason I voted for the Republican ticket.
        I truly think we need to get the politicians out and put common sense people in for a change. I think we are seeing that we can’t trust politicians. Lets get Gov’t. back to “for the people and by the people.”

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Jana,
          I think you guys are overlooking the fact that trump has been bankrupt twice! He’s a good businessman, but can he handle things on the scale of a nation the size of the US??? Nobama is a plague on our country, but could it go worse under Trump?? after all, he did admit to voting for Nobama!!

          • Nina

            While it is true Trump entered “bankruptcy” a few times, he came out of it successfully. I am another who is ready for a break from Politicians. Trump addresses the underlying issues and isn’t afraid to be politically incorrect which is what is killing this country as well as the people in charge wasting all of our money. Too busy repaying everyone for getting them into office!
            Trump is exposed; his life an open book and still he thrives. His intent on entering this race isn’t political it’s to do the right thing. Solve the crisis. This country IS a business and is being run into the ground. I think we need tough love and Trump seems to be the only one with the experience to actually administer it.

          • Sam

            Would not trust Mr. Trump as it pertains to finances, specially considering the fact that his dad has bailed him out and guaranteed his loans on a few occasions, on top of the bankruptcies.

          • who cares

            joe Obama was the best we had since Clinton. even reagan was a bad president he did not even have the balls to serve his country during ww2. because of reagan and the last idiot we had we are this mess. I hope they bring back the draft so that your spoil kid serve this country.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            JoeH:

            I knew Trump went belly-up once, but not twice. However, he seems to hve recovered nicely from both.

            Worse under Trump? It could be. If he starts implementing tarrifs we could end up in a trade war and they never turn out well as there is always tit for tat.

            I am with Sook in that I would, without hesitation, voter for either Sarah or Michelle. However, the anti-America Lame Stream media would have a field day with either of them and the brain-dead American electorate who cannot think on their own would just bah, bah and bleep, bleep along behind the media.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Who Cares:

            Reagan was exempted from combat service do to poor vision. He did, howver, serve in the miltary during the war stateside and was discharged as a Captain, I believe.

            I sure do not see how your figure dick-for-brains was a good president. He left the first Trade Center bombing go unchallanged as well as the bombing of the USS Cole where several servicemen were killed. He ignored bin-Laden and could have had him on several occasions. He also sold us out to the communist Chinese. Remember the truck loads of cash they funneled to him?

            Clinton did, however, have no problem murdering women and children at Waco with his storm troppers.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Jana:

          You do not vote for VP. They simply tag along for the ride. I did vote for Juan, who never met an illegal he didn’t like, but as so many times in the past I held my nose.

          Ron Paul was not on my ballot, so there was not much choice as any thinking person would know that Obummer was not qualified IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

          The only hope was that Juan would assume room temperature on January 21, 2009.

        • who cares

          Jana, if you want get the politics out politicians stop voting republican. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?? republicans ran on the jobs issue most of you dumb asses voted for them, What did Boehner say (the speaker of the house) “SO BE IT if jobs are lost” the U.S lost one million jobs last year. Why are you not squaking for Boehner statement, do you not live here in the U.S. and work here in the U.S.?? republicans lied to you dumb asses so that you vote for them they lie to you over earmarks, job’s and i don’t know what else why are you not mad?? why because you fools don’t have the balls to do anything about it. YOU, and the G.O.P. will force women and your daugthers to back alley once again. Mainly conservatives/republicans are not for YOU or the U.S. well being, But to enrich them self’s and the cooperation they work for. republican will say what YOU want to hear and only what YOU want hear because you fools are so confused you don’t know who to believe. It’s call PROPAGANDA and or BRAINWASHING. Your party Republicans will one day take your guns away just as they take money from the Social Security system and not put it back. they will cut SSI, Medicare. who are you going to blame?

      • EddieW

        I have one question for Trump or anyone else running….Are you a member of CFR…if so, might as well leave Obaba in…there would be no difference!!! He obeys his CFR masters better than most, is his only difference as President!! But bottom line and outcome is exactly the same!!!

      • Richard H

        “At least there is not any doubt that he is a successful business man, and a good American Citizen. We would not be arguing about seeing his birth certificate to see if he indeed was an American Citizen.”

        Why? Because he’s white?

      • who cares

        If you’ll pray hard enough maybe reagan will rise from the grave run agaist Democrats because you mental case are stuck on stupid and where is his birth certificate.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Who Cares:

          If Reagan could come back he would not attempt to run due to the fact that the Constitution would not allow it.

          Oh wait! You people do not recognise the Constitution. However, Reagan did, and would.

          Talk about being “stuck on stupid”…..
          It would appear that your monicer speaks volumes….

          • who cares

            old henry, You are right in some ways, But wrong that the Democrats do not recognize the constitution. Your right that the Democrats don’t always do what the constitution say to do, cause if the did reagan and most of his administration would have gone to jail for violating the contitution. Like when a reagan representative when to Iran talked to the Government from releasing the Iranians hostages to President Jimmy Carter Instead they were force to stay hundred plus days more. Remember reagan Iran Contra gun for cash. Most recent bush, and his adminastration lie about Iraq and 9-11. a Our servise men die for nothing, what about all those Iraquis civilians they die because of bush lies. (they don’t count) The economy it’s because bush letting the bank do as they wanted. Your right and wrong republicans are the one that do not recognized the contitution and is the republicans who do not respect YOU or the American people. Have any of you notice that they say one thing and do the other or they say what they said is not what they meant we are only doing what the american people want, they turn things around. Sit and compare, republicants with any rogue government even fox (opinion) news, one voice one government why you think they want to shut public radio and or cut all public assistance then turn around give tax break the rich?? sarah palin book “going roque” she said thats not what meant.

    • Jimmy Joe

      Ditto sook young;Donald trump,Mitch daniels,and Hayley barbour,are all Bigger party not purer party social liberals.Newt gingrich,and mitt romney are Bi-Political(Swings both ways).Gingrich Like the bush’s sadly,are lapdogs to the clintons.Mike huckabee.Said barack obama is a great patriot,that loves this country.And that bill clinton;A habitual Sex offender,Convicted perjurer.Greatest national security accomplishment”Waco texas”Greatest foreign policy accomplishment.Selling out america,And Israel to islamic Muslim Billionaires,And Global warming Ponzi Schemes.Huckabee said Is the greatest political mind of our generation.Get it.If you are a professional con man,Sex offender,Perjurer,Can defeat some women,and children,in a compound,in texas.Are an economic terrorist.Lose 50 years of dominate congressional rein,Of the democrat party.You are a genius to those like mike huckabee/krauthammer/rove/Gingrich,And the bush family tree.Sarah is the only one who wasn’t having,a slobbering love affair,over obama.and who doesn’t still gives credit to bill clinton,for the Contract to america.Rather than the true authors,and co-sponsors.John kasick,And pete domenichi.Mike huckabee if elected president will be the republican party’s version of jimmy carter.He’s all about continuing to sell the constitution down the drain.So liberals will like him.And call it comprimise.The very reason we are in the mess were in now.Its time for a new years celebration concerning our political wanna be’s.Out with the old.In with the new.Check-out christie,Palin,types,etc.They don’t cave in to political correctness,And politically manipulated poll groups.They say what they think,and do what they say.Now there’s a new concept worth exploring.The truth;Can you deal with that america;It’s the same as was used in 1776.And then these truths were self-evident,and these truths set us free.

      • http://naver sook young

        They were also endowed by our Creator. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

      • barbm

        palin came in last in the straw poll. i don’t understand why so many tea partiers support her. she’s just like the old reps. she came to texas and supported rino rick perry for governor even though the tea party had a great candidate in debra medina who worked her booty off to get paul elected. we’ve got to come up with a candidate behind whom we can all rally, and we need to do it soon. it’s just over a year until the texas primary and less than 1 yr 9 months from the general election. it’s time for somebody to start campaigning. i’d vote for ron paul (took the straw poll by storm) or gary johnson. trump has been through how many bankruptcies?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          barbm,
          check out Duncan Hunter SR.!!!

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Not to mention Herman Cain!

      • elkhunter

        Too bad most of America is not as informed as you sir, great post!

        • who cares

          elkhunter, herman cain is a nobody But he is a water boy for the tea (pee) party a tea bagger. you have a better chance with 26 percent approval sareh palin.

      • Les

        Nice summary, Jimmy. Vetting stands out as one of our biggest issues, “but he lacks in many other areas”. In our history impaired, dumbed down society, Bizarro World political system people are brainwashed that we need “Professional Politicians” or lawyers with a parade of ideologue, junk science, “Certified Smart People” to tell us how to live. All the while forgetting that this nation was founded and built by Citizen Statesmen. Now we have a nation run by spineless, cowardly multi-millionaires who have never had a real job in their life. It seems that ‘Lack of integrity and good acting skills” are now the prime ingredients for electability. That we populate our legislature with prostitutes and con-men is just a natural consequence of becoming a Zombie Nation.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Les:

          Very well said.

      • RP

        Jimmy Joe…..learn punctuation!

    • http://www.americansbetrayed.com Debbie R

      Yeah Trump has lots of experience with money all right — as in how to take it! Or has everyone forgotten the S&L Savings scam he pulled off? Just what this country doesn’t need — another “experienced crook and skilled con artist” in Washington!, we have a White House and Senate and House of Rep. full of those kind of people already.

      • who cares

        Debbie R, Odd that you mention S&L savings. Did you know it happen under a republican and did you know it was under reagan (you god) and it was reagan his deregulation of the banks that cause it. 25 years in the fucure bush took full edvantage of reagan deregulation to give his buddies a pay off like a ponsi scheme. guess what else bush brother neil bush, was in thick of the S&L savings he made millions off scheme. Why it seem it only happen under republican president? If i did’nt know any better republican behave as if they were detectors they empty the treasury as bush did with the three plus trillion that President Clinton left in the treasury they enrich their buddies by starting wars, then the tax payer pay their ponsi scheme. NY 9-11 twin towers who do you think was in charge (head) of security? mel bush, strange isn’t. politics to republicans is like a game of chess figure that one out.

    • Jovianus

      Question:

      Inasmuch as not one GOP or TPer has come up with a rational reasonable alternative to the handling of the economic mess inherited by this administration, and that they can crticize but not put forth alternative solutions (other than solutions which would send this country in economic chaos and end any international power we may have)… why isn’t anyone asking the potential candidates the hard questions…such as “what would you do?”

      Heck…the GOP House leadership can’t find anything but a paltry $30 bil to cut from the budget….and that’s by making huge budget assumptions lining close to absurdity.

      And the recent Egyptian crisis was handled very good by almost all accounts…(note it took Reagan 3 years to get Marcos of the Phillipines out..and damaged our relations there in th process, and Suharto took Clinton almost 2 years, and damaged our relations…while Obama did it in a week and kept the alliance with Egypt unscarred.)

      It’s a given no one on this board would vote for re-election of our President, stupid as that would be…but why aren’t you asking the hopefuls any hard questions and looking at what the result would be if they were carried out as answered?

      Afraid of the truth?

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Obama took care of Egypt in a week? What are you smoking?

        Obama did nothing other than sit on his hands and tell Mobarak to leave. This event in Egypt has been brewing for about 4 years. The people of Egypt removed their president. All Obama did was endorse a radical muslim group to help them eventually take power.

        You are correct, however, about the Republican “leadershiop” in congress. Three trillion in spending and they cannot find at least a trillion to cut? I could do it in a couple of days, or less.

    • Dogma-Free “The Trinity”

      I agree with Sook Young – Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann should go…

      …far, far away.

      As far as politics go, those women should be seen, and not heard. haha…god, even McCain knew that.

      • Bruce D.

        Dogma your opinions rarely make sence. After a while anything you say becomes irrelevant.

        • who cares

          bruce d. you arrelevant if you think they have a chance, then bush is right as he said people like yourself should not be allowed to vote as he said your to stupid to know the deference.

      • libertytrain

        In the country dogma lives, perhaps women are sort of seen and not ever heard.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          I’m guessing dagma likes women and thinks every man should own at least four…

    • Peter

      Hallelujah! A potential politician with the guts to call a spade a spade! I would vote for Trump! China definitely is both the enemy and cheats, but they own a large chunk (trillions) in American debt already. I fear they will use their economic power to engineer something against D Trump.

    • who cares

      Ha Ha Ha Ha sarah, bachman Ha Ha Ha verrry funny sook young, Ha Ha bring them on. Ha Ha!

    • who cares

      You again sook young. Trump file for chapter 11, running a commpany is not the same as running a country. But Only one president balance the budget, left over three trillion dollars who is that? and who give the all tha money away?? who put us on a recession?? hint his grandfather tried to overthrow the government and helped put us on the 1920 great depression?? even helped the nazis during ww2. do you see the link now republicans are to be trusted.

  • Liberty

    I would like to know why Mr.Trump said at the CPAC conference that Dr.Ron Paul “can not win 2012″ presidential election. Was this because Mr.Trump was looking at a lot of Dr.Paul suporters or was there a different reason?

    • s c

      Liberty, Trump is probably right about Ron Paul. If Paul gets the nod for 2012, the media will do its infamous eye-rolling and whiz and moan routine (similar to what they did to Palin), and Paul will be ridiculed and marginalized immediately.
      America’s media whores view Paul as an incompetent lightweight. Right or wrong, this makes Paul a liability. I don’t like it, but in politics there is always a conflict between what we want and what we can have.
      I wouldn’t put it past the geekoids in the RNC to nominate McCain again. We are in dire need of someone who can slam dunk Obummer and get America off its Titanic II course.

      • WayneT

        sc, I certainly hope not.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        sc… I agree. I don’t think Ron Paul has the charisma to beat Obama. The MSM will kick his butt and once again the conservatives end up screwed before they even can start. Ron Paul has some good ideas and I don’t have issues with him. I just don’t think he is presidential-enough-like.
        As far as Donald Trump goes, hey why not? We have a community organizer in office. Why don’t we put a successful business man in who can stand up to our enemies and not bow to them? There wouldn’t be any doubt about who he will stand with, unlike Barry who claims he will stand with the Muslims!

        • eddie47d

          I doubt if Trump would be anti-Muslim just to please you. There are alot of wealthy Muslims and birds of a feather will flock together.Dubai has casinos and that could be Trumps connection. Would he take on King Saud or billionaire Mubarak? I doubt it.Maybe you think happy times will be hear again and casino chips for everyone. Remember it is the Conservatives who want free markets and anything goes in achieving those goals. Too many of their plans have backfired and we get stuck with one sided deals. Trump has also lost on a couple of ventures so do you really want his schemes?

          • MSSouth

            Well, you were sounding believable until you identified ‘Conservatives’ as ‘they’ and ‘them’ and blew your cover. All we need is advice from the fruitcake progressives. Keep your advice to yourself, we don’t want or need it.

          • Robin from Arcadia, IN

            eddie47d… Ever heard the old saying nothing ventured, nothing gained? Maybe Trump has had a couple bad deals. The only real mistake anyone makes is when you don’t learn from a mistake! I seriously don’t think Donald Trump would be worse than Barry. Barry has set the bar pretty low…

          • eddie47d

            Okay MSSouth after the debacle of 2008 I think there is plenty a Conservative could learn about their feathered friends in Washington and I’m sure the Liberals could learn a thing or two also. So don’t get you undies in a bunch.

          • Bruce D.

            Eddie no one needs to be anti Muslim as you suggest. But they do have to understand what Muslims have the goal of Sharia Law as a political ideology and Obama does not have that understanding as recently demonstrated with the Muslim Brotherhood. We also need someone who can recognize Marxist ideology when dealing with the Unions.

          • Jovianus

            Bruce: What do you mean “as demonstrated recently with the Muslim Brotherhood”?

          • Bruce D.

            What I mean is that the Muslim Brotherhood should not be given credibility by the Obama administration or anyone else that supports terrorism as a means of creating a theocracy based on Sharia Law.

          • eddie47d

            Whoever is President needs to be asked how they would handle the Saudi kings or Ahmadinejad or a Mubarak. Who would this President protect or go to war against. G Bush said he would do no Nation Building yet he went to war and that automatically leeds to nation building. It’s hard to trust many things a President or contender says. With Trump we will need more proof that he will follow through on dealing with China.

          • Bruce D.

            Yes Eddie47d, Trump needs a lot of vetting.

    • Bruce D.

      The answer to your question Liberty was that some people were yelling out Ron Paul for president when he was giving his speech. It felt that they were being rude according to what he said on the news.

  • Michael J.

    Trump is right about China. As a matter of fact he’s right about a lot of things but I don’t think he’ll run for president and even if he did, he probably couldn’t win. Someone like him though is what we need. Despite claims that political and economic experience is what is needed, I think love of country and American pride is equally important. Each president has an army of staff and cabinet members to juggle information and crunch numbers which replaces the need for much experience, what matters most is a genuine intent to fortify and maintain “Life, Liberty and the persuit of Happiness”. For that I would vote for Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Chris Christie but not Huckabee, Romney, Gingrich or any other RINO globalist who say all the right things and then vote with the Democrats. Who ever I vote for will not have any Bilderberg, CFR or Trilat affiliation.

    • Dagney

      I think you are right on the money. The next presidents that we hire, whoever they may be, MUST love this country as it was founded. It goes without saying that the person should be intelligent, but I’m sorry, they don’t need no stinking Ivy League education. In fact, I think that would be a BIG negative for the possible candidate. I don’t think “governmental experience” is a requirement at all either. Just love this country, normal and good common sense, and the ability, as Reagan had, to talk over the heads of the elite “old” media. That’s it! Everything else can be delegated to the team of experts you bring in around you.

    • WayneT

      Michael, I like all the folks you mentioned, but I still think Michael Hucklebee wold be a great contender. I have watched him a lot over the last two years. He would be an honest man that we could trust, and his 12 years experience as governor would be a great asset. I believe he would associate himself with good educated experts in their field for assistance and this is what we need. We need to restore honesty back in the administration. Honesty is the most important thing we need in our government. Without it, what do we have?

      • Dagney

        Huckabee gives me the creeps. He talks down to people. I don’t trust him at all. I think he’s another progressive just like Romney. Wasn’t there some scandal about him releasing a prisoner early as governor who killed again? Killed some cops, didn’t he? No, please no Huckabee, no Romney (think RomneyCARE), and NO McCain redo. We need someone FRESH. Herman Cain looks REALLY good. So does Palin and Allen West if they decide to run. Look for Cain’s and West’s speeches at CPAC. Inspiring!

        • Deep River Rat

          Dagney i agree,Herman Cain IS the best choice to defeat Obummer in 2012. This man is very sucessful businessman to run this country like a business, not a nanny state. BTW, The race card would not be an issue. He is the true Conservetive that don’t need a teleprompter lol.

    • Al Sieber

      Michael J., I’m with you on that one.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Michael J,
      again I say, remember he has been bankrupt twice as well. He does not walk on water!!

  • SAM

    AMEN, Michael J. No EU, no Clintonites, No to Bushmen, Rockefeller, no to the elites. Perhaps this is Trump’s greatest asset: He truly recognizes the enemy. Not the political puppets he’d oppose.

    • spitfire

      You see, that is why we always get losers for government. Because the people think the candidate needs to be a politician or lawyer. I have voted for several people who were not career politicians. However they never get elected, because they have never been in office.

      • WayneT

        I agree, we do not need anymore lawyers in our government. I honestly believe we have way too many now. I believe this is what is causing a lot of our problems now. I worked around lawyers for years, and I have seen how crooked some of them are. We need business leaders to lead this government. They understand the working of the business world and would do a lot better job. Look at the clown we have in there now, he has never worked in a business setting in all his life and people still voted for him. This goes to show just how stupid the electorate is.

        • Cawmun Cents

          It should be stated that after the media blitz concerning (whether deserved or not)”Dubya”,the obvious outcome was “anything but a Republican.” That is what makes the electorate look stupid. Jumping on a band wagon is as American as,”every pot with a chicken in it”.It defines our way of doing things.What we need is a return to sensible values and moral fiber. This old,”who can I hoodwink to get re-elected this time”,will be the undoing of us all. That is the cornerstone of democracy now.Our fault for letting the Communists take over our school system.How can you expect the “edumacated”masses to vote using reason,when they are taught to go with the flow?

    • Michael J.

      Sam,
      Yes, no Bushmen. Do you remember a movie from the eighties I beleive, titled, “The Gods must be crazy”? The South African who played the leading role in the movie was the spitten image of Obama. My point being that everyone assumes that Obama’s facial features and light complexion are a result of being born to a white mother. I say he may have been adopted and thus is the reason he is not eligible to be POTUS.

  • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

    Seems to me that the Republicans do not have that “dynamic, resolute tough-enough candidate”, with the make up to call a spade a spade and command (not demand) respect, without which , the present President is going to landslide the election.Can America afford this tragedy again? How terribly sad that would be.It would be great to rid the States of him and his entourage but the question is how? Seems like more of the same again? Even a certified Sarah could be better but once elected they all toe the line as set out by the “shot callers” don’t they?

    • WayneT

      I really don’t think Sarah Palin would. This is why she is not liked by some of the established Republicans. She went against some of the established Republicans in Alaska. I think Sarah Palin would make a great president and she would not be a puppet for anyone. She certainly was not a puppet in Alaska. This is the type of president we need. I also believe she is an open, and honest person with good character.

      • Fast Freddy

        I really like Sarah Palin, she certainly would be my choice over the present occupant of our White House. The media buffoons have done a real hatchet job on her, but clear thinking folks hopefully see them for the left-wing enablers that they are, anyone who buys into their cheap shot attacks on Palin’s intelligence or experience I guess deserve to have the likes of the two faced Muslim liar that got elected in 2008, after all, he’s only half done in ruining America.
        I believe that Palin sharing a ticket with someone like Allen West, J.C. Watts, or even Huckabee could topple Obama. Sarah could run either for the top spot, or for veep again.

      • Bruce D.

        Sarah Palin to me is a sincere and honest person who would have the best interest of the country at heart. I believe it is not her time yet to be president. Trump is appealing for his business experience and because he is candid. He needs to be drilled on illegal immigration and other areas to make sure he is not a rino. I have the feeling he is but I am not sure.

        • Dogma-Free “The Trinity”

          Oh, lordy…@Bruce D. – If you think Sarah Palin is ‘honest and sincere’, then, my friend, I have some really great swampland in Florida I could sell you, at an absolutely *incredible* price…but only for you, because you seem like a good guy, and I wouldn’t give this good a deal to just anyone…

          • Bruce D.

            I stand by my post. Your viewpoints are always useless banter.

        • Cawmun Cents

          The very reason why Mrs.Palin is maligned is because she doesnt conform to the”normal”standards.You can see that easily.Their fear stems from the fact that they might have to deal with a hardcase if she is electable.Then the “go along to get along” mentality that the left fosters would be rendered impotent.I agree Bruce D.,Sarah is a great candidate.However,arent you aware of the malice the left would bring to a Presidential run by Mrs.Palin?They would be relentless to say the least.They have only part and parceled their hatred for common decency up to this point.They like their cigar chomping yes men who have Ivy League edumacatiions.Please dont try to put a normal decent person in office.It is unthinkable…there again we need a sarcasm font.

  • Donald

    Businessmen don’t have Congress to deal with. Doing what you want to do can be extremely frustrating even with a majority of your own party in Congress. Anyway, China isn’t the “enemy”. As Pogo used to say years ago: “We have met the enemy and it is us”.

  • Warrior

    I say, go for it.

    • Gracious

      I’m with Warrior!!!! GO FOR IT….TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT!

  • tim

    Paul and Col. West 2012!!!!!

    • Steve

      YES!!! I think you are on to something………..

  • vietnam

    trump NO, would take too long for his makeup
    GINGRICH and the Tea Party are the only ones that could slam dunk our
    present doofs in CONGRESS.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      vietnam… Gingrich has a good background, but he is not presidential material. He isn’t strong enough on his own to do what needs to be done and I would question his judgment on some things…

      • Dagney

        I agree, Gingrich does not have it to be president. No strength of voice or, really, convictions. He’s another elitist who tried to sell us on the Global Warming SCAM. We need fresh and NEW with obvious common sense and love of country.

    • Deep River Rat

      vietnam, Newt Gingrich carries alot of bad luggage with him. The one that he help pass as Speaker,that we are paying dearly with that needs to be abolished is……NAFTA!

    • who cares

      vietnam, i question you, did you leave you brain in Nam? the doofs you’r talking of, you are right they are doofs guess what republican run congress.

  • spitfire

    I think Trump would do a good job, simply because he is a true Patriot, knows his way around the arena,won’t take guff from anyone,is admired,and commands respect where ever he goes. He also knows the business world, and money,so I think he would get us back on track. He is also a good leader. The biggest asset he has, or we would have in him as president, is that he is a Patriot, that loves his country, and believes in America.

    Palin and Bachmann would also be good choices, but they are politicians, and that is one strike against them. McCain would lead to a disaster, and Paul is a little weak. There is something about Paul that causes me to not trust him very much. In addition, he is too involved with politics.

    The one thing for sure is we need to find a way to get rid of this current administration. I would personally like to see that happen before the next election, because I do not feel we, as a country can withstand another two years of these morons.

  • Joe Myrick

    Trump would do what he does for a living, as his greed would get the best of us, not him. Don’t be fooled people. We should have already learned this by now. Hollywood, and the rich do not make good leaders, or leaders at all. It is easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle than to enter the kingdom of God.

    • spitfire

      So you hate the rich, and love the politician, or would you like to elect a priest or preacher? If it were not for the rich, you could not afford a bible to read, or a ride to church.You really amaze me!

      • eddie47d

        To please the Conservative Christians you better find out where and when Trump goes to church. Does he worship at the foot of Trump Towers?

        • Bruce D.

          It is not so much whether he goes to church or not. He seems to like Marxist progressive ministers who become wealthy preaching against free markets. Similar to Michael More.

  • spitfire

    I would like to correct my last paragraph of my last post. The one thing for sure is we need to find a way to get rid of this current administration. I would personally like to see that happen before the next election, because I do not feel we, as a country can withstand another two years of (these treacherous,devious snakes).

  • Ret

    Guess my memory is too long, wouldn’t vote for Gingrich, can’t think of anybody I would fully support. The Donald might work because he knows how to run a business and would be able to overcome a lot of the news media crap. As much as I hate to say it, I’d actually vote for him. Palin is bringing down the Repubs because she’s splitting it, and another 4 years of O**** will finish off the country as we know it. After viewing some of the videos on YouTube and my knowledge of Hawaii, I know he’s wasn’t born there. You will never convince me that he was. It really sucks.

    • Dagney

      The only people Palin is splitting off are the elitists who are only out for themselves. The good people of this country know a good heart when they see it and she has it. And, boy does she have the experience and chops to do the job! No one is perfect, mind, so please get off that horse!

      • Bruce D.

        Dagney I agree with you that Palin is only splitting off closet Progressives and has already help to show the door to those that are more opinion about it.

  • Swiggy

    Hollywood? Where do you think Reagen came from? He was in Hollywood AND on the radio for years and was constantly helping out others in their political campaigns. He also was governor of California. Might want to check you info on past successful presidents before you nix someone just because they have any of those backgrounds. I would agree that it might make them ‘suspect’, but it doesn’t entirely rule them out.

    • WayneT

      Good reply, Swiggy.

  • Raggs

    I would vote for Donald Trump any day!

  • s c

    Trump’s comment on China needs a bit of clarification. The main reason why China is an economic powerhouse is because the faceless SCUM who control our politicians are redistributing America’s wealth and position the American people to become slaves.
    Any communist country that can use capitalism to get rich and powerful is being ‘guided.’ This situation was engineered, people. If you think the Chinese are capitalists, please get in touch with me so I can sell you the dark side of the moon.

    • Al Sieber

      Right on s c I wondered who started out guiding them, and who’s still doing it, sounds like Rothschild money behind it.

      • Fast Freddy

        The Clinton administration lobbied hard in the 90′s to give China “favored” trading nation status, I wondered then why would America want to help enrich a communist regime? Seems to me that had we awarded such a break to Mexico, maybe we could have built up their manufacturing base, providing millions of jobs for Mexicans certainly would keep them in their home country instead of illegally coming to ours.

        • Dick Gazinia

          good point.

        • Bruce D.

          Oddly enough business tried to relocate to Mexico but found they were not productive enough to make profits even at low wages according to a newspaper article I read. Chinese work hard for low wages.

    • spitfire

      Good point on that one sc. However, who could it be? You have a lot of choices.

    • who cares

      SC, It started with (your god) reagan. and continue with the republicans who’s destroying America with you help.

  • Curtis

    Didn’t you guys get all pissy when you started the myth that Bill Clinton delayed flights at LAX just so he could have a haircut? Have you seen Trump’s hair? How long do you think it takes a team of trained birds to weave that nest? Trump would spend as much time on haircuts as Bush spent on the ranch.

    • WayneT

      Curtis, your all wrong about Donald Trump. He is not the kind of person to back down from anyone. After hearing him talk, and the way he handles himself, my guess is that he would not back down from anyone. That is not in his makeup. Go Donald.

      • Curtis

        Oh don’t get me wrong… I totally agree with you about Trump’s personality. He wouldn’t back down from anyone and he might even out crazy the crazies… like Kim Il Sung and Ahmadinejad. I’m just saying that his hair harms his effectiveness. There’s got to be at least an hour a day that’s spent twisting and styling and spraying that comb-over from hell. Trump could never make a speech outside in even the slightest breeze without that hair weave coming undone and flapping in the wind. And speaking in the rain… that’s right out! I think Trump should go “Kojak” and show the world he’s serious and eliminate his “Achilles-hair” at the same time. Please forward this advice to his campaign manager.

        • spitfire

          Curtis, your point is sooooo far to the left, you have given yourself away.LMAO

          • Curtis

            Spitfire… I don’t know about my comment being too far to the left, but as long as it made you laugh… that was really all I was trying to do. So when you wrote LMAO… I was just glad that you laughed.

        • barbm

          it costs about $10,000 for hair implants that look like the real thing. that’s a pittance to the donald, so why doesn’t he get one?

        • Karolyn

          Totally agree. His hair shows him to be a real jerk at heart!

          • Bruce D.

            “His hair shows him to be a real jerk”??? I don’t get that. What does your hair have to look like to be considered a nice guy???

          • libertytrain

            I’ve got to agree. Sounds like if we don’t like someone’s hair, they are automatically jerks. Too fat to be smart, too Skinny to be nice, too what else?

  • spitfire

    If all you people who hate the rich would sit down and actually use your brain, it would be much better. Even that little pea size one that alot of you have.
    If all the rich that are from America, or anywhere for that matter, moved all of their business interest elsewhere,what would happen to YOU?????? In less than a month most of you would starve, or freeze to death, or die from some virus or other illness.
    GET A GRIP! USE YOUR BRAIN!

    • Lance Sligar Sr

      Can you spell Switzerland, The Grand caymens, or Morcco, or even Shanghi, or Singapore or Bankok. Its a tax thing.

    • WayneT

      I agree, spitfire. We need the rich businesss entrepreneurs to give us jobs. Why can’t people see this???? Those folks have the ingenuity to run a business where a lot of us are just workers, and could never run a business.

      • spitfire

        Because they are all too Dumb! Thanks in part to our education system, and their lack of interest in anything past football and saturday night at the saloon.

      • Karolyn

        You sound like a slave saying “We need the massuh’s handouts, so we better be good.” Or like a peasant swearing allegiance to a cruel King who throws him crumbs.

        • Bruce D.

          You and your progressive ideologues are the ones that are always looking for handouts. You and your Marxist friends could start your own business and divide the profits up equally, but what is the chance of that. You do not see Michael Moore or Reverend Wright dividing up their wealth. They all live the life of wealthy businessman even though one is a minister.

  • Jack54

    To: All

    You have to have a detailed plan to succeed at anything…it has to cover all bases…all parts/sectors of the plan have to be accountable…you have to able to control all parts of the plan and make required changes/corrections to achieve goals…

    You better believe the Chinese assemble a detailed plan and stick to it…the USA has to assemble a better plan than the Chinese and push it on thru to a successfull conclusion…but it has to be doable…currently, our business/government functions on lobbyists control and selfishness…whether it is big business or unions it just is not working…we need a law that eliminates favoritism for any group period…no legislation that gives special interest groups money or control that can result in bad decisions that effect the economy…personal rights or unemployment…

    Due to a Supreme Court ruling on employment law…that became enacted law a long time ago our country began tipping towards the system of nobility and entitlement that has slowly eroded our country…whether its the government or business the people at the top can be tyrants…reality is what they say it is…they simply will fire anyone or send them somewhere where they will be silenced if they go against the grain…those who want to do things correctly and sometimes stop disaster…get fired or removed from the operating structure for going against the powers to be…the Gulf of Tonkin Incident…the Space Shuttle Columbia…WACO…Ruby Ridge…911 Towers falling without being struck by planes…most probably the BP Horizon use of a hydraulic cement that did not pass all the laboratory tests…it never ends…

    Until, those at the top are held accountable for their actions and abuses of power it will never end…

    Our military planners for the D Day invasion overcame tremendous odds to succeed…modified equipment to move the invasion force thru mega mine fields…to this day our guys are still getting blown apart with IED`s in Afghanastan…we spend hundreds of billions on the military and can not come up with a mode of operations and the nec essary equipment and hardware to prevent this?…what the hell is going on?…with all the talk of spending billions on lazers etc. for fighting the wars of the future…lets get it together fighting our current wars…lets utilize the scanning technology to protect our guys/gals in the war zone…lets build/modify equipment to protect them so they can return home in one piece…

    With so many laws to imprison the averasge American for negligence…maybe, we need some laws to imprison those or at least fire those who fail us in government when terrible things causing the loss of life or major destruction of our natural resouces result…

    Let the TEA PARTY or any other political group push for getting things done correctly and accountability by all…

    Have a nice day

    • Lance Sligar Sr

      Some good ideas and rational thought, however. Remember we have a Republic not a democracy in its strictist sense. Its our duty to know the difference, then work, politic, and advocate accordingly.

    • Curtis

      You know Jack54… I don’t agree with some of the points you made and I certainly don’t share your love for the Tea Party… but I have to thank you for a well-written readable post.
      Bottom line is this… you’re right… like YOU said:
      “Until, those at the top are held accountable for their actions and abuses of power it will never end…”
      I’d also like to extend this to Wall Street execs too.

      • spitfire

        Curtis you seem confused if you agree with him, then you should agree with the T-Party, because that is what they are all about. To clean up the government, and get people in office that listen to you and I and most other Americans.

  • TIME

    OMG, The ego of this guy has no bounds. Keep in mind the Government can’t bail him out this time.
    Oh wait if he’s running the governemnt I guess he will just bail himself out.

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://personalliberty Confoundmeoncebut nottwotimes

    merican itizens are fed up to here with all these shysters who make their fortunes off the people just by being good liers.

    • spitfire

      Damn you must be talking about the U.S. government, and our state representatives.

  • Lance Sligar Sr

    Pres J Carter was honest. Want a guy like him again? Beck says he would attempt to get three consttutional ammendments added, a balanced budget ammendment, a line item veto ammendment , and a term limit ammendment. I would add a Fair Tax Ammendment. Bottom line….this country desparately needs a person of leadership with qualities of common sense and a strong constitutional and foreign and domestic policy. All men and women have faults and are flawed in some way. We can’t bring back George Washington but we can make an intelligent choice. The trick is gatting that person on the ballet. Amen?

    • Ramases

      The only person smart enough and strong enough is Donald Trump.
      We do not need another gutless lawyer up there that hasn’t a
      clue what he is doing.

      Donald Trump is smart enough and strong enough not to be pushed
      around.

      Would you like to debate against him?

      • spitfire

        Hahahahahahaha LMAO

    • Deep River Rat

      Abolish the 16th Amendment and replace with the FairTax. That would be sweet……www.fairtax.org

  • http://Verizon Bud G.

    I believe Michael J. has a good idea of what is going on in America but I do not believe you can be without knowledge of government affairs and foreign policy to be a true candidate for president. Look what President Obama did in surrounding himself with academics as advisors and you see where it got him. A president must be able to decipher the advice he is given. In the case of the present administration, I believe the Bilderburg agenda was in full play but the American people saw through it and reacted to it in the last election.

    Donald said that China is not a threat. Many years ago, China said that they did not need to defeat the United States militarily but would do it economically. On the surface, people see China as a huge economic force but they are only one tenth in comparison to the economic base of the United States. The population and archaic infrastructure of China will be a growing problem for them. However, I think Donald Trump sees what others don’t and that is China is cheating to overcome that balance and even buying our debt as leverage. This needs to be addressed now before it becomes a larger problem but then China’s internal problems may neutralize their plans to become the worlds economic power.

  • http://None Ratty

    Ron Paul would be the down fall of this country… No 1) Ron Paul does not support Israel and that in itself is enough not to vote for him.. Every country that has ever turn its back on Israel has died.. Everyone!!it is written in the Word… This administration is putting on a good front,but that is as far as it goes.. They do not stand for Israel.. He stand with the Muslim because he is one. His so call B.C. from Indonesia states his Relgion is Muslim and you have to be a Citizen of that country to go to school there… Obama thinks that our Constitution is flawed and he hates this country,because he sure is doing everything in his power to bring it down…

    • karolyn

      Is that why the US is the only reason Israel exists? Because of prophecy? They have no industry. Where do you think the money comes from? Without the US, Israel would not exist. I, for one, would like to know why. The Bible shouldn’t play in this.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        karolyn… That is where you are totally wrong. It’s all about the Bible! And if you have never read it, you need to!

        • Karolyn

          Oh, I’ve read it. I just don’t believe it, at least the way it’s normally interpreted.

    • spitfire

      You have a really good point there,and you better hope the evil in the White House does not do something stupid in regards to Isreal.

    • Erik

      Fairy tale bible stories will rot your brain.
      Those stories were created by people who would, today, be hunkering down in their basements while wearing tin foil hats.
      Thanks for the chuckles!

  • American Taxpayer

    Donald Trump is smart, powerful, successful, can run a business and meet a payroll. I never liked him until I heard him speak about his strong, successful plans to restore America’s standing in the world. He’s my man, with or without hair, the press can slam him & his hair all they want, but he loves America and the petty hair remarks won’t prevent him from doing a good job for the USA! Sarah Palin is great but we need a man who will help us regain our standing in the world. The press has already saddled Sarah with too much negative baggage.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      American Taxpayer… Well said! I think we need a fresh outlook and a show of strength in our next candidate. Perhaps Donald Trump is our man. Let’s see how this plays out! With a good running mate it could happen!

    • WayneT

      American Taxpayer, like they say, the press can ruin a persons reputaton. This is exactly what has happened to Saran Palin. I think the Liberal Press is so scared of Sarah Plin they felt they had to demean her to get the populace against her, and it seemed to have worked. This is a damn shame. I despise the press, NBC for one, for doing this to such a good true American Citizen. I hope some day they will all have to pay for this crap they have said against Sarah. I will not watch NBC nightly news anymore for that very reason. I hope they go bankrupt.

      • eddie47d

        Any Presidential candidate who makes controversial statements will bring the press down on themselves. That is a fact of life and Sarah needs to get use to it. That is hardly the fault of NBC or Fox for that matter. If you want a free Republic then support a free press.

        • WayneT

          eddis47d, I definately support a free press, but not a biased press like NBC, MSNBC and a few others.

        • Bruce D.

          The left is finding it more and more difficult to defend their ideology and it has become necessary to resort to personal attacks. Glen Beck has expose the agenda of the liberal progressive movement and it will never recover from his exposure. Also Obama has given Beck a lot of credibility by hiring people like Anita Dunn who has proclaimed Chairman Mao as her source of inspiration.

        • eddie47d

          They will definitely recover from Glenn Beck. He can’t just tell the truth some of the time and then use fear and smear on other occasions. Whether Liberal or Conservative the public will notice who is saying what and that knocks anyone credibility down a notch. Some pundits linger for years and some go down in flames early on. Time will tell.

          • Bruce D.

            It is not smear Eddie if you use their own film clips with their own words. It is who they are and what they stand for.

      • Curtis

        Sarah Palin demeaned herself in the Katie Couric interview and then went on to embarass herself even further with Charles Gibson. She has to write notes on hand while giving speeches, she invents words, and at the age of 40-something she had to be told that Africa is a continent not a country. The press didn’t do it to her, she did it to herself. The fact that this woman is even being considered as presidential material is just ridiculous. That’s why the press has put her under the microscope, because she volunteered to be there and eventually, maybe even the most naive will see Mrs. Palin for the ill-prepared and unqualified opportunist that she is.
        As MSNBC it was a farce but it only tried to mirror Faux News. Faux News is nothing more than the Republican Party TV Network. Roger Ailes hands down the daily talking points right from the GOP. They don’t even try to hide it… Hannity, O’Reilly, will say the same phrases as GOP senators and representatives will offer up in their daily sound bites. It’s not a coincidence… it’s collusion. But as long as they’re telling the story you want to hear you’re not going to challenge their integrity… and that’s intellectually dishonest.

        • libertytrain

          You’re so right, our presidential candidates and president – how many states are there? 57? We do seem to have some problems in this area and with the newscasters, frothing at the lips (literally) over some candidate they really don’t like, and, lordy, what they did over Obama, practically x-rated in the hots so many displayed as they gushed over him. I wasn’t sure for whom I was more embarrassed. The candidates or the newscasters. Couric lost all credibility as did Gibson as real journalists.

          • Curtis

            Hey LT… you said Couric and Gibson lost their credibility. How or why do you think they lost their credibility? Don’t get me wrong, neither of them could was Edward R Murrow’s socks but at least they’re not Democratic lap dogs like Chris Mathews.

          • Curtis

            ** that should read ” ‘wash’ Edward R. Murrow’s socks”…

  • Patriot

    Look for candidiates that have common sense principles and whom are not part of the establishment, which means are not associated with the CFR, IMF and will back ending the Federal Reserve in its’ current form! Who is Ezra Pound? Can this happen to any of us?

  • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

    From this article I would reject Trump because a 25 pc tariff on Chinese goods would start an unnecessary trade war. Trump’s policies are unoriginal and foolish. China isn’t our enemy; the enemy is corrupt politicians grown right here at home.

    • WayneT

      Pete, maybe if nothing else, it would at least get China’s attention, and they would start playing by the rules. It seems like everything you buy anymore comes from China. I have never been to China, but I wonder how many American Items you would find on their shelves for sale. We need to get our folks back to work and off the welfare doles. I feel it is wrong to borrow money from a Communist Country and have them dictating their terms to you. What has happened to the American Spirt??? I will answer this one. It is the peoples greed in their desire for more money that they will sell out their own country for their own selfish purpose.

      • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

        Wayne, Trump should read my book. I recommend revoke the Minimum Wage Laws to jump start our small businesses and manufacturing companies and put millions back to work. I traveled around China: the chain stores you shop at here are over there, like KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Walmart. You can find soda, juice and beer. GM sells more cars there than in US. Except for horrible air pollution, the cities are clean. They seem to have very few unemployed. Clean water is a problem. All kinds of bottled water for sale. I bought Phila Cream cheese in the familiar wrapper. If the US gets creative and bold, it could sell lots of things there and affordable. But we have to stick together and elect honest men and women to office. Really honest and plain speaking, are we ready to make sacrifices to get our Spirit back?

  • http://ActionAmerica.org/ John Gaver

    I have said repeatedly that Trump, while acceptable, is far from my favorite GOP nominee. But recently, every time he makes an appearance and makes a new statement, he gets closer to the top. I still doubt that he will ever be my favorite candidate. But if he keeps this up, who knows?

    As for those who still ramble on about Ron Paul, just three words describe his chances – “Blame America First”. He would be the GOP answer to B. Hussein Obama. Both are out to destroy the USA, but for different reasons. WIth Obama, it’s intentional. But with Paul, it’s an incredible naiveté, born of years of exposure to worshipping anarchists (i.e. the LP).

  • karolyn

    Anybody who starts out of the box saying that China is the enemy is bad news. Wrong attitude, wrong projection.

    • WayneT

      Karolyn, go ahead and support the Chinese Workers. I will support the American workers. Let’s see who is more popular among the population, you, or I. We need a fair and balanced trade agreement with China. W have not had that for better than a score of years. See what a Democrat said about this: I am assuming you are a Democrat due to your Liberal views: http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/us-china-trade-how-long-will-us-be-chinas-doormat

      • karolyn

        That is not what I said, Wayne. I said that anyone that comes out of the box saying China is the enemy is bad news. It’s a bad way to solve our problems. We need to work together with China. Yes, there need to be more in the way of taxing their exports; but labeling them the “enemy” is not a good idea. That’s making any bad outcome of our relations with them a certainty.

      • eddie47d

        I believe most Americans support the American worker. Yet why do we we have treaties that are encouraged and fully endorsed by Republicans. The American workers shouted from the rooftops not to sign on to NAFTA; yet that treaty was full of loopholes that Corporation drove trucks through. The American workers got stiffed because of these business elites who trash these treaties(laws) for their own use. It could be an enforcement problem or maybe arrogance on the business side.

        • WayneT

          I am a Conservative Republican. I really don’t care what party a person belongs to as long as they love their country, and do their best in supporting it. It can be a Democrat, A Republican, or an Independent. I just don’t like Obama’s ideology and the company he has kept in he past … plus a lot of other things I will not go into here. It seems that the newer Democrats have Socialist ideas which I don’t like. The old Democrats of the past were not like this at all.

        • Bruce D.

          I am not sure why Clinton lobbied so hard for NAFTA in the 90s. Trump is the only one I have heard talk about a real solution to China from either party. It was Ronald Reagan who put a stopp to Japan’s unfair business practices back in the 80s and Japan has never recovered from it. China should not be looked on as an enemy but the more power they get it is possibly the more aggressive they will become. Sometimes I watch CCTV-5 News from China which is in English. They never come off as being anti American. They report the News without the normal liberal progressive slant of Marxist.

        • eddie47d

          Dan; Clinton lobbied hard because he was promised a bed of roses from the Republicans on that NAFTA deal. That certainly didn’t work out for the American workers or trust in the Republican Party. Instead of labeling everything Marxist you should be cleaning up the bad decisions from the Republican side of Washington.

          • Bruce D.

            The Tea Party is trying to do just that. Clean up the Republican Party. Most democrats and many Republicans do not want politics cleaned up so they demonize the Tea Party. The left wants big government so it is business as usual for them.

          • Curtis

            I believe the consensus at the time was that NAFTA was the logical extension of the existing US-Canada Free Trade Agreement worked out between Reagan and Mulroney. The original FTA was in part a response to the birth of the European Union and a way to ensure the US had access to Canada’s resources, the most important ones being oil and water. Adding Mexico would help raise the standard of living in Mexico, curtailing illegal immigration and give the US access to Mexican oil too.
            However, after reading some very informative posts on the “Lincoln, Political Tyrant” thread it seems that the lessons of history had been ignored. In a free trade environment it seems that wages fall to the lowest common denominator. So instead of Mexico rising to the level of the US and Canada, the opposite happened. When companies found cheap labor they moved factories to Mexico. Then they found even cheaper labor overseas. The catch is that consumers want to pay the lowest price and the biggest expense for most producers is payroll. A label that reads “American Made” should be 100% American and even if it costs a few extra dollars that’s what American consumers should be buying.

  • J.M.R.

    trump stay in n.y.

  • ADurden

    Finally, a candidate that has a consistent tract record. Wears his love for his country on his sleeve, really does support the American economy, puts America first, balances his check book, self made more than once, loves his family, supports his family, great values, speaks the truth and does not need to manipulate people and lie to get his way like BO or blackmail them, and most important he will uphold the US Constitution and forge forward to keep a Democratic society. I will vote for Donald T.

    • spitfire

      You mean a republic together. We are not a true Democracy and never were and do not want to be.

  • American Taxpayer

    The Trade Wars suggestion is another political scare tatic.

  • Norm

    Fox News poll February 11, 2011
    Potential 2012 Head-to-Head Matchups
    The poll asked about several hypothetical head-to-head matchups, and President Obama bests each Republican tested.
    Romney comes closest to Obama, trailing by 7 points (48-41 percent). Last fall Romney was just 1-point back (41-40 percent, September 2010). A year ago, Obama lead Romney by 12 points (47-35 percent).
    The president has an 8-point advantage over Huckabee (49-41 percent), up from a 3-point edge in September (43-40 percent).
    Obama has even wider advantages over Palin (56-35 percent), Gingrich (55-35 percent), and Jeb Bush (54-34 percent).
    Even as White House staffers depart to work on the 2012 campaign, 53 percent of voters think Obama is still focused on his job as president, rather than turning his attention to his re-election (33 percent).
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not running, yet 29 percent of Republicans say he would be a good president. That trumps Trump at 23 percent.
    The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 911 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9. For the total sample, it has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    Mike Huckabee is the host of “Huckabee” on Fox News Channel, and Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum are Fox News contributors.

    • WayneT

      If people are so damn stupid to vote this man in again after he has spent all their money ($3.7 trillion so far) along with their grandchildrens money, they deserve everything they get. This will prove that the Americans Electorate are too stupid to be voting.

      • karolyn

        And that’s your opinion.

        • WayneT

          Yes Carolyn! you will eventually suffer from this man also. You just don’t see it yet. The time is slowing coming when we all will feel the effect of this president’s flawed ideology. I believe it is by choice that he is taking this country down by expanding our debt. Karolyn, try doing what Obama is doing to this country to your own household, and see if you can come out of it without declaring bankruptcy. I have neve heard of anyone spending their way out of debt. You should know by now that this is ludicrous.

          • Bruce D.

            Liberals do not understand that inflation hurts the poor and middle class the most. It is a heavy burden and acts as a tax. The rich prosper during inflation. Because they have the cash and the credit they buy when most people are selling and they sell when most people are buying. Inflation and instability in the markets are advantageous for those who know how to play it.

          • eddie47d

            “Liberals don’t understand that inflation hurts the poor and the middle class” I think everyone understands that concept. Conservatives,Liberals,Democrats and Republicans alike.No one wants the value of their money to disappear.

          • Bruce D.

            Why would you support Obama’s policies then. Do you not see what is coming when banks start loaning money for business and homes obtained from monetized debt.

          • Bruce D.

            In addition to monetized debt you have other deficit spending which drives inflation.
            “But it is the core spending on the bureaucracy itself that is driving this deficit, increasing by $200 billion in the two Obama years. And it is Medicaid and food stamps and other welfare entitlements, up by $140 billion that are also culprits.

            In the past two years, we have added 80,000 federal workers, 11 million food stamp recipients and $50 billion in Medicaid costs under Obama.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Norm,

      Obama’s Job Approval Continues to Rise in Latest Poll, Thanks to Independents.Its 50 to 55 percent.

  • mrvic

    My number one candidate by far is Gov. Christie. I hope he runs. The way he has been tackling every situation he has faced in New Jersey is what we need in this country. And he has no problem with speaking his mind.

  • WayneT

    Harleyrider, I think I may have read your message too quickly before I made my post. Certainly, using corn for fuel will raise our food cost. However, Al Gore has made millions of dollars from his rhetoric about global warming, which I think is a lot of crap. We have now had two successive cold and snowy winters. I heard a Cmimatologist saying a few weeks back that we can expect this for the next 20 to 30 years. It was like this when I was a kid grwing up in the 40′s and 50′s. The climate is cyclic, not man made.

  • WayneT

    Sorry about the last post, it was supposed to go into another forum. Disregard it.

  • John Garback

    In my opinion, the real question and problem is not about Donald Trump running for President it’s about when will the American people wake-up to the fact that we have a dysfunctional political system that “must be changed”. We have a corrupt, self-serving, inefficient, ineffective political process that is driving our country into oblivion. Just look at the economic mess we’re in that our ineffective Congress, Corporate America, and Wall Street created.

    The “must first step” is to institute “Term Limits” in all political positions (city, county, state, national). Our Founding Fathers (who were statesman not politicians) never intended that this nation would be served by “Career Politicians” – that’s what we have and it has taken us 234 years to reach this horrible status.

    You mention that Mr. Trump’s wealth is approximately 2 billion. How can we have an effective system when the system is predicated on how much money a candidate has to “buy the political office” – instead of the quality of the individual and their capacity “to serve its people”!

    Donald Trump’s comment that “China is our enemy” – let’s not forget that Corporate America “created” them through “their greed”!

    Our country is on “a slippery slope” to destruction unless “change” is made to our political system. I’m a registered Independent (since 1995) because neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are serving this nation. It doesn’t make any difference what party is in power, they function the same way and until we change the system we’re not going to exist.

    • WayneT

      John, you have a very good point there. I agree completely with you. Everyone running for any political office should get in on their own merits. They should be limited to the amount of money they can spend, and should be limited to what the man with the least money can afford. Wouldn’t that be great if we could take money out of politics.

  • http://google mike b.

    We need somebody like Christie or Palin who arent afraid of the state- controlled criminals in the mainstream media, and arent scared to attack this thuggish, childish, amatuerish adm. Really, mickey mouse would be a great alternative to King Thug Hussein Obama!!! We need a Egyptian style protest here in the US to get this Thug Hussein Obama to resign for the future of our kids and grand-kids before he takes all their future with his, marxist, communist, socialsit mandate.

  • Jim S

    China is not the enemy. Yes they have a fast growing economy because they have a good work ethic, and save more than they spend.
    The Americans are their own worst enemy. They generally have lost the work ethic, cannot save any money, attempt to blame others for the state of the US economy.
    Trumps comment, as along with the comments of the politico that China is the enemy is what the population want to hear, as it lays the blame elsewhere.
    To say that there infrastucture is archacic is the immediately signal that the person has never been there.
    USA today is falling behind the rest of the world in every aspect and until each citizen realises that fact and decides to rectify the current status it will continue on the path to oblivion as the worlds leading nation

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    SI, SI, SI!! Ya estamos el hazmerreir del mundo!!!! (We’re already the laughingstock of the world!!)….More pathetic is the fact that we don’t have to be. Yes, it’s pathetic that we have a Marxist POTUS who goes around the world badmouthing and apologizing for America. Of course, much of the problem is with American voters. So many are drones, or uninformed naïve morons who fell for the lies of BHO and his lame stream media cronies in 2008. And while many voters in most states wised up in the midterms 3 months ago, sadly too many democraps got re-elected. Nasty Pelosi got 80% of San Francisco’s votes, up from 73% in 2008. In Massachusetts, they re-elected one of the most crooked politicians with the Elmer Fudd/Daffy Duck voice!! New Yorkers re-elected the most arrogant and rude Senator – Chucky Shmucky Schumer!! We can only hope people will vote even more wisely in 2012. IMO the 2012 election can’t come soon enough!! WAKE UP AMERICA!! VOTE MORE WISELY IN THE FUTURE!!

  • Tom from Idaho

    I think Trump would make ca great president. He would run this country like a business and he is dead-on right about not only China, but our energy policy, or, really, a lack of an energy policy. Trump believes in reopening our own energy resources here at home and not listening to the environmentally mentally ill. I heard him in an interview on a popular talk radio show the other day and he was asked what he would do about the rising energy costs. His response: “First, I would be OPEC’s worst nightmare. I would tell them that you had better get the price of oil down to $40 a barrel and do it soon or we will look to other sources for our oil” he said, ” guarantee you that the price of oil will come down the minute we satrt looking for other sources of energy”. He is for opening up our own resources here at home and I don’t think that he’ll cowtow to the uber left environmentalist kooks.
    Additionally, here’s the deal with Ron Paul. He’s dead-on right about economic issues; I agree with him 100% on what he says, including eliminating the Fed and simplifying the Tax code (i. e. flat tax). What I wehemently disagree with him on is his foreign policy. In an on-fire dangerous world, he wants to cut drasically, our military presence around the world. I do believe that our military resources care stretched but we are the stabilizing force in many regions of the world.

    • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

      I want to hear Trump say he will cut the bloated government down to 20 pc of what it is today; and that he will work for almost no salary. Will any politician get the message that they are over paid and expendable? The only answer is small government and no more policeman of the world. Ron Paul is as close to a stateman that you can find today. And all clean-record Americans should train in weapons handling and carry. That is the only way to end crime. Smaller is better; self responsible is the way to go. End welfare and end the minimum wage laws.

  • GregS

    I think Trump is just another RINO, whose jumping on the bandwagon to be President. He’s trying to appear to be a conservative, just so he’ll look good to the Republicans. He needs to run first for a lower office in government (e.g. senator or congressman), so that we can see how he really stands on the issues.

  • AProgressive

    Gee…
    I see a lot of posts about “inheriting the mess” this administration is leaving.
    Can anyone tell me by what number did Reagan raise the national debt ? Since WW2, what was the trend of debt to GDP ratio, and what happened during the Reagan years ? By what factor did GWB raise the national debt ? How many tea partiers voted for Perot ? (I was one of the 19% who voted for him in 1992 specifically because of the debt). What was the unemployment trend the last 9 months of the Bush presidency. What was the deficit under Bush (the real deficit, and not the “off budget war deficit).
    Smells like a lot of hypocrites on this board…

    • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

      Now just a minute. I voted for Perot, too. Its unfair to say there are a lot of hypocrites here. Mind yourself.

  • unclebarry

    At this point in our history I believe we need more of a Business Manager—not a President. And as for the rest of the stuff—that’s what the cabinet is for.

  • Dogma-Free “The Trinity”

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahaha….oh, sweet jesus, that is funny!!

    …and yet, scary, all at the same time.

    Oh, Trump…you are good for a laugh (or many), and so fittingly, he’ll run as a Republican, no doubt.

    “Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump has stated that he is “seriously thinking” about running for President in 2012 because the United States has become a “laughingstock throughout the world.””

    hahaha…yeah, and what better way to restore dignity and respect to the country, than by electing a *reality TV sleazebag*. Good job, Republicans…good job, indeed.

    Actually, in *reality* (eh? see what I did there?), it actually illustrates what America is becoming – a corporation.

    So, who better to run a giant corporation, than…a reality TV rug-head…? Really…??

    Everybody join me now…

    Big golf clap, GOP (God Owful Politics?)…a big golf clap to you all.

  • Hugh Campbell

    China’s Innovative Beggar-thy-neighbor Strategy!

    China’s beggar-thy-neighbor strategy is not a competitive devaluation of its currency, which would only cheapen its exports and make exports into China more expensive, but an over-valuation of the currencies of one or more of its trading partners. This negatively affects all the trade of the pegged trading partner(s), not just trade with China. U.S. Dollar over-valuation was 8 times as damaging to the U.S. recovery as what the media refers to as “China keeping it currency undervalued”.

    The United States’ trade gap is the proverbial “leak-in the-dike” with its de-simulative effect on our recovery. In November 2003, Warren Buffett in his Fortune, Squanderville versus Thriftville article recommended that America adopt a balanced trade model. The fact that advice advocating balance and sustainability, from a sage the caliber of Warren Buffett, could be virtually ignored for over seven years is unfathomable. Media coverage that China has kept it currency undervalued is a gross understatement, it has actually been keeping the U.S. dollar over-valued; which adversely affects all U.S. trade with ALL U.S. trading partners, not just trade with China. Until action is taken on Buffett’s or a similar balanced trade model, America will continue to squander time, treasure and talent in pursuit of an illusionary recovery.

    A link to my submission for the record for the September 15, 2010 Hearing on China’s Exchange Rate Policy, follows:

    http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/2010Sept15_Campbell_Submission.pdf

    An Inflation-Neutral Balanced Trade System (BTS), inspired by Warren Buffett’s 2003 Import Certificate Plan is introduced at the top of page 4 of the Pdf.

    • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

      Let me repeat: US Minimum Wage Laws must be revoked. Then, prosperity will gradually return to America. Yes it will take time, but there is no other solution. Do you agree?

      • who cares

        Pete NY, folks are you seeing what brainwashing does to one mental thinking! How you figure by revoking the minimum gage thing would get better? The minimum gage act is keep employers from taking advantaged of employee’s it means you! in other words employers can then pay you one dollar an hour and an other person would get fifty cent an hour, or what ever he desires, also thats the deference betwee union worker and none union workers that is why cross country trucker are still being paid 1980 salaries is a matter a fact they are getting less. they no one to speak for them. If i ever have a company I’ll hire you pete NY, and since you live, eat like a bird i’ll pay you with a bag of seeds thats if and when the government should revoke the minimum gage act. guess what the law can’t help you because their no minimum gage i can give you what ever i want. thats the facts jack!

  • paul

    It’s interesting that Donald mentions putting a 25% tax on all Chinese imports.If I remember correctly, congress was considering a similiar move a few years ago with tariffs on Chinese goods. The Chinese responded by telling us it was cool to do so, and that they would pay for all the tarrifs or taxes we want from them by cashing in their US treasuries to pay for them. I never heard another word from our congressman or senators after that.

    • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

      LOL. That is exactly why Trump is clumsy and unoriginal. He cannot learn from the past.

  • Donna

    I would vote for a great business man like Mr. Trump for our President. He is a proven, successful man that really cares about our country and its future and can afford the campaign costs. I want to see our country become the best again, in all areas! Way to go, Mr. Trump!

    • who cares

      Did he not file for Chapter 11? If you kiss his ass any deeper your face will be up his as*Hol* not even your buddies will come to save you.

  • Steve

    I think Trump is like a Joe Biden except with business experience and no forign policy experience. And usually with one foot in his mouth. Lacking to say the least. Actually I feel sorry for anyone that gets elected because I don’t think it’s going to be a very popular job and even less so if they make the changes that are needed to the way our government runs and what it does. At least with Ron Paul you know what you are going to get, right. In the past I thought that Ron Paul was a little crazy but looking back he was right on. AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS RIGHT! I think if Paul was elected 2, 6 or 10 years ago we wouldn’t be in the world of crap we are in right now. I can’t say the same about Bush, Gore, Obama or McCain. Think about it, that’s saying something. Hey Ron, get some sun and get those bags under your eyes fixd and I think you have a shot.

  • Keith Richard Radford Jr

    I remember living behind a church were Brian Lamb, and a bunch of these Cspan guys used too have a wood shop. At that place of residence my mom thought I needed an exorcist, after playing in the mud the way very young children will sometimes with my uncle who mixed a glass of this red clay in water and told me it was chocolate milk.

    After drinking it as he would force me to do thing all the time like the time he made me cut off the limb I was sitting on and the device came out of my shoulder being more powerful and in control I broke out with ring worm all over my body and my mom told me it was writing that could not be understood so she had priests come in from the church.

    I guess my Dad did not know that one of the people at the church was in line for being my new dad but that was not in the cards because I guess he felt I was in need of discipline after an accident in the wood shop. I had been check out on the band saw by my grandfather who was a millwright in Arkansas/Washington etc. and to do some jobs the blade shield had to be removed. Some kids came in and wanted to use the saw, then got mad that I wanted to warn them to put the guard on and they told me they owned it all and I was not to tell them anything, and after this head strong kid cut his thumb off the other kids said they would tell their fathers it was all my fault, but it was not.

    I had a fever of well over a hundred and I was a bloody mess with the infection. The priests came in with outer guys and one had a camera. The priests would throw me across the room well the other snapped a picture. I would fall on furniture and the floor and they would tell me get on the bed, don’t get off the bed very loud and when I would crawl back on the bed they would pick me up and throw me over and over again well the other priest would snap another picture and this went on till one guy said we have enough picture and they left me in the blood, mud, and bedding, then my aunt came in with some save that was for ring worm.

    She spread the save and kidded me about dying when the rings got to my heart. After getting well I went back to the wood shop and the guys had made me a special shield and gave me my sword which were both made of wood and I had to fight one of the guys in my shorts because I did not want to remove them and the other guy was naked (he know who he is). I was still not up too speed and lost the battle. They then called me the bad guy and this group was supposed to be my gate keeper or something like that appointed by the priests. My Dad did not like them much also but that did not matter much because someone at the church was going to be my new dad till he said no, my mom cried allot, my dad was gone, I healed up, but I still have a case.

    Please know that there is nothing any of you can do to make what you and the rest of the ones involved can do to make this my fault. See at the time I was about seven years old. Since then the church has made an effort to kill me, to the extent of trying to pass laws to kill sex offenders.

    Come on, keep it up, keep pushing laws that you as a group of very said individuals know have no value. Take me too court so I can own a network. I have met with your staff members in private since along with military personal and others.

    Now lets note when this happened I was only a small child being thrown around a room like a rag doll by people that started all this clear back in the late fifty’s and the steering by very bad people that think abusing kids to make laws to stop abuse, Ha! these laws are bogus and the fact that they can not kill gays anymore does not justify the use of laws too kill someone set up by them to create some worthless set of laws by a fusion of church and state is wrong and realty designed by them to harm us all.

    My case was pragmatic but more than that I know what was done and who was involved making vendetta laws that really have no bases in truth, and are based in lies.

    Keith Richard Radford Jr

    PSS don’t be cowards, let me know you received this e-mail through a response.

    It’s time to communicate

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.