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Donald Trump for President..

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by willair, 23rd Jul, 2015.

  1. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Anyone that has ever been to the USA would see the difference the minute you walk outside the airport,but the above is starting to gain speed with the way this is starting to unfold on justice and righteousness and imagination,maybe Donald Trump can win over Jeb Bush who thinks he can talk to God,and Hillary who most people think will just walk in the door..

    http://images.businessweek.com/cms/2015-07-22/7-22-15-Report.pdf
     
  2. Bayview

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    As much as I admire him, and I reckon he's quite interesting to listen to at times, I don't think DT would do a good job; he'd upset every Diplomat around the world eventually...he's a bit too competitive for that arena; a bit bombastic.

    What amazes me is how terrible their system is - surely in a population of over 300 million people, they can come up with a wider selection of candidates than the rellos of previous Presidents?
     
  3. sanj

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    He's an absolute twat, as someone who has voted right a lot more than left in my life I truly cannot imagine voting for the Republican party in America, a true case of "f#ck u I've got mine" politics and putting the haves well above the have nots
     
  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'd vote for him. Having a businessman in charge of the multi-trillion dollar enterprise that is America makes a lot more sense than having a politician.
     
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    You'd vote for him regardless of policies etc? Simply because he's a successful business man?
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Not as blindly as you put it, no, but surely some level of leadership success should be a pre-requisite for the job?
     
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    Sure.

    Actually giving a damn about the 300m Americans should be too
     
  8. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Nah who cares about americans :p:p
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Trump would be the worst outcome for everyone in the US. And indeed the wider world.
     
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    He said some amazingly bad things about Mexicans. Plus some other rather nasty statements. I thought the US turned a blind eye to illegal Mexicans due to the economic benefits their cheap labour brings to the nation?

    See ya's.
     
  11. JDP1

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    So have we on this forum; they are buying up brisbane and driving up the prices/introducing more competition . :)
     
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    I think the root problem over there - from my observations having lived there for 3 years, and when Obama was elected the first time - is the Congress and the lobby groups....massive drug companies etc.

    It seems to me that it is too easy to get your way with "donations", and many of the Congress seem to be folks with large interests (theirs) to protect.

    Having said that; another problem they have is the fact that it is not compulsory to vote, so a lot of the folk who could vote to make a difference stay home....the Black vote is thin on the ground - increased enormously when Obama ran for Pres and they all voted for him.

    Ironically; the Black vote seems to be predominantly Democrats, whereas if they were to be a bit more pro-Republican, then the Republican GOP might start to take notice and start to look after this section (and other minorities) of their Country a little more.

    It's sorta the case of they vote with their feet, so the GOP say: "Well; ***** you guys; if you are not going to show interest, then we won't show interest in you"....Bush and New Orleans, for eg?
     
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    I think it would be a much more dangerous world if Trump became the US President. He doesn't seem to have any diplomatic skills whatsoever. He would just nuke(or should I say fiiiiiiire) his enemies out of existence
     
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    Agreed, but I wouldn't worry about it. No way he will ever win. He is a gross embarrassment to his own political party and I think they will quietly show him the door before too much damage can be done.
    Pretty sure it will be bush vs Clinton qs the last man and woman standing.
    Trump is good comic value though.
     
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    America is stupid enough to let another bush at least have a good crack at it.

    Trump might have been good comedic value in the past but now he's just outright offensive
     
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    America is not a nation. It is a bunch of business', a corporation. The peoples interests will never come first regardless of who leads them.
     
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    He lost my respect when he ridiculed the American war hero and especially when it comes down to the fact he didn't serve in the army.
     
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    I'm on the other side of the fence, I think that America glorifies people that go to war and war itself way too much.
    War creates more villains than it does heroes and war is an inherently bad thing that should be avoided where ever possible.

    Having said that, Trump is a horrible human being and I certainly don't want him to win.
     
  19. Coxy89

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    In what world is Trump a successful businessman? The guy has had more failed companies than most people have had hot dinners
     
  20. MarkB

    MarkB Some guy on the internet Premium Member

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    Only in his own fantasy world will Donald Trump ever get the GOP nomination.

    But.... by his mere presence and the ridiculousness of some of his statements he is, I believe, helping the Republican cause.

    The truth is that Hillary is looking pretty good for 2016. Trump raises the profile of the republican selection process and, possibly might bring some more voters out of the woodwork (if he doesn't completely alienate them first, of course).

    And with voter turnout so low -

    Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections (source: wiki)

    1960 - 62.8%
    1964 - 61.4%
    1968 - 60.7%
    1972 - 55.1%
    1976 - 53.6%
    1980 - 52.8%
    1984 - 53.3%
    1988 - 50.3%
    1992 - 55.2%
    1996 - 49.0%
    2000 - 50.3%
    2004 - 55.7%
    2008 - 57.1%
    2012 - 54.9%


    And the results often pretty close -

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    See: wiki.

    A few more people in the polling booths might be all it takes.