The Trump polls harvest has continued to be bountiful with Donald Trump registering a 19.8 percent Real Clear Politics average, ahead of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 14.8 percent in the Iowa count on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This confirmation of Trump’s top spot among the GOP hopefuls comes in the wake of political pundits predicting his doom due to verbal gaffes on women and Hispanics.
Prominent political analysts have been quick to pillory him as an outsider acting like a loose cannon oblivious to the rules of engagement observed by his more restrained rivals. Speaking out his mind with no regard for political correctness, reveal him to be a non-politician who will be the author of his own demise, the pundits warn.
Especially vocal in his attacks on Trump is The Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza who has referred to Trump as “irrelevant.” Cillizza contends that Republicans know Trump and don’t like him because his goal is attention, not winning.
Another analyst who has engaged Trump in a war of words is The Washington Post‘s Charles Krauthammer who has labeled the billionaire real estate mogul a “rodeo clown.” Krauthammer lamented in one of his articles that putting people like Trump on the GOP stage, who are not serious candidates, diminishes the stature of the others who are.
Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, sent Trump a tweet prior to the Iowa results.
“We are past PEAK TRUMP! Sell-by date approaching. Plan exit strategy before Iowa!”
Other pundits who have panned Trump are New York Times‘ Nate Cohn, Kevin Drum atMother Jones, and RedState blogger Erick Ericson.
In Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, one-third of the women interviewed by Reuters on the street recently, admitted being Trump supporters and indicated they would continue to back him.
to al silverback mary and all of you other idiots trying to foist a vaudeville act onto us for president:
google: trump, pyramid scheme, ACN.
trump used his slick spiel to con thousands of poor people out of their money ($500.00 each) for some worthless "internet secrets" and other junk. Like all con men he was clever in how he did it. Even some of the people he victimized still like him. Hardly anyone made money on the scheme he promoted; trump made millions.
His philosophy is "If god did not want them sheared - he would not have made them sheep."
Most probably they were simply plain "STUPID" people. You know.... they are the people who voted TWICE for Obama and no doubt will vote for HILLARY, and continue to be CONNED by the DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
If (and I know he will) TRUMP increases the incomes of the American people, brings more JOBS and OPPORTUNITY, to American SOIL, vastly DECREASES OUR DEBT, brings PRIDE and UNITY back to our NATION, Those people you referred to (if they exist) will be on their knees praising the likes of Donald Trump. Most time, political ideology blurs the sight of otherwise intelligent people. Time to take the blinders off and see that POLITICAL HACKS and PARTY'S HAVE MADE A MONUMENTAL MESS of AMERICA. TRUMP WILL CHANGE ALL THAT !!!!
TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP. TRUMP IS WINNING TRUMP IS WINNING. LATINOS WANT TRUMP. BLACK LADIES IN ALABAMA WANT TRUMP. NEW YORK IS HIS. PROBABLY NEW JERSEY. YOU WILL KNOW HE IS WINNING WHEN FOX SAYS WE ALWAYS LIKED TRUMP.
O'REILLY FIRED THE COUP DE GRAS SHOT THAT FOX STARTED TO HELP LITTLE JEBBIE.BUSH BUT THE BULLET MISSED IT'S MARK. TRUMP WAS MORE RESERVED BUT STAYED ON MESSAGE. THE ONE THING TRUMP MUST STOP SAYING IS HOW SUCCESSFULL HE IS. WE ALL KNOW THAT. MOVE ON AND UP.THE FAIR AND PARTIAL NETWORK CAN NO LONGER CLAIM THAT TITLE. THE COORDINATED EFFORT TO DESTROY TRUMP BEGAN SUNDAY EARLY JUST LIKE PEARL HARBOR. JUDITH MILLER, MS MISINFORMED. ALAN COLMES REMOVE HIS BELT AND SHOE LACES. AND JAMES RODENT KICKED OFF THE OFFENSIVE. EVEN BRIT HEUME HAD A PONTIUS PILATE FINGER BOWL.THE CALL MUST HAVE COME DOWN FROM NBC, THE DNC AND THE RNC TO FINISH TRUMP NOW. HE IS RESONATING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD IT WITH BS POLITICIANS. THOSE BRIBE TAKING LIARS WHO ONCE ELECTED, SHUT THE DOOR IN AMERICA'S FACE. EVERY FOUR YEARS YOU GET ONE SHOT TO GET EVEN. THAT IS WAY TOO LONG.O'REILLY BLEW MCCAINS RINO RATINGS WAY TOO HIGH. MCCAIN WAS TO GUARD ARIZONA'S LLP AND INSTEAD HE ALLOWED THE STATE TO BE TURNED INTO A DISTRIBUTION HUB FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY FAVORITE EL CHAPO. I WONDER IF THE DNC ASKED EL CHAPO TO KILL TRUMP. MCAIN IS A RINO AND TWO OF HIS BEST FRIENDS IN THE SENATE WERE FLAG BURNERS AND BABY KILLERS. RUSSELL FEINGOLD AND TED KENNEDY. MCCAIN ENDORSED OBAMA AND NEVER HELPED SARAH PALIN.MARK LEVIN SAID IT BEST. WE ALL AGREE HE WAS A HERO. I JUSTASK WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR US LATELY. DID HE GIVE BIRTH TO LINSEED GRAHAM? O'REILLY USES THE WORD RIGHT WING A LOT WHICH IS SIMILAR TO MCCAIN 'S CRAZIES. O'REILLY WILL NOT TAKE TEA WITH US. BE SURE TO GET MY NEW BOOK KILLING O'REILLY.UNDER THE CIRCUMJSTANCES KNOWING THAT FOX IS ENDORSING BUSH AND THE TEAMING UP OF RINOS WITH THE COMMOS WILL TRY TO BEAT TRUMP DOWN NOW. NEVER FORGET THIS, COMMUNISTS HAVE NO RULES.MY SUGGESTION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GIVE US SOME ACTION. START WITH RESCUING 10 FAMILIES FROM SHAME AND POVERTY. THE LEAVENWORTH 10. THOSE POW'S IN PRISON CHARGED WITH THE PC CRIME OF FIGHTING BACK ON THE BATTLEFIELD. O'REILLY WILL HELP YOU TO RESCUE THOSE POW'S.THEY WERE TRIED BY JUDGES WITH NO COMBAT EXPERIENCE UNDER ORDERS FROM A PC PENTAGON. THE SAME PENTAGON THAT HELPS CRAZIES GET GOD OUT OF THE MILITARY. SOON IT WILL NO LONGER BE THE PENTAGON IT WILL BE THE PENTEGRAM AND WE WILL ALL BE GONE.THE SAME PARTY WHO WOULD NOT LET MCCAINE'S WAR RECORD BE USED IN HIS CAMPAIGN. THE TIMES WOULD NOT PUBLISH HIS EDITORIAL. THIS IS THE SAME PARTY THAT THREATENED BUSH NOT TO USE 911 IN HIS CAMPAIGN.NOW THEY ARE PATRIOTS. WHEN RINOS TEAM UP WITH DEMO COMMOS TO DESTROY ONE AMERICAN I SAY WE NEED A HERO.O'REILLY PLUGGED KASICH. . CANCEL THAT CANDIDATE. I DID NOT HEAR O'REILLY PLUG TED CRUZ.TWO THINGS O'REILLY IS NOT. A GENERAL OR A POPE. WHILE APPEARING ABOVE BOARD HE STUCK THE MULETA INTO TRUMP AFTER THE FOX PICADORS HAD DONE THEIR WORST.UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES TRUMP GOING INTO THE SNAKE PIT KNOWING THE HISSING WAS ALL ABOUT HIM DID VERY WELL. HE WILL DO BETTER WHEN HE PERSONALLY DOES SOMETHING FOR THE VETS. HE WILL DRAW THE VET VOTE AND IF HE PLAYS HIS CARDS RIGHT HE WILL DRAW THE ENTIRE MILITARY VOTE. THAT INCLUDES EVERYBODY WHO HAS A RELATIVE IN THE SERVICE.HE CAN PULL A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF LATINOS BECAUSE HE EMPLOYS THEM AND HELPS THEM GROW. YOU CAN EXPECT THE COMMUNISTS AND THE RINOS TO TROT OUT A DISENCHANTED CHAMBER MAID CRYING WITH A GREAT STORY. JUST BE SURE IT IS NOT JOE SCARBOROUGH CAITLAN WITH A WIG.JUST BECAUSE JEB BUSH CAN SAY BUENOS NOCES THAT MEANS NOTHING. JUST ASK THE CUBAN AMERICANS IN MIAMI WHY DID JEB SWALLOW HIS TONGUE WHEN THE CLINTONS SOLD ELIAN GONZALEZ TO FIDEL CASTRO.LET'S GIVE THE COMMUNISTS CREDIT WHEN THEY STAGE A STUNT LIKE USING MCCAIN TO GET TRUMP. IT IS WELL PLANNED AND COORDINATED WITH THE COMMUNIST MEDIA. I WAS AMAZED TO SEE THE TEA PARTY STAND ALMOST MAN TO WOMAN WITH TRUMP. IT IS ABOUT THE PERSON ON EITHER SIDE OF YOU.WAIT TILL TRUMP GETS TO TALK TO THE SENIOR CITIZENS. IF ANYBODY CAN IMPEACH OBAMA THEY CAN. THAT IS WHY HE WANTS TO TAKE THEIR GUNS AWAY FIRST. CAN WE WAIT 17 MONTHS TO RID OURSELVES OF THIS THREAT TO AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY? I DON'T THINK SO. IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS COULD SLOW HIM DOWN OR MAKE HIM MORE OBVIOUS.TWO THINGS TO CONSIDER. 1-HILLARY IS NOT THE CANDIDATE. THEY CROSSED HER OFF ONCE AND THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN. 2-THE ARAB AND PERSIAN LANDS WILL BECOME A NUCLEAR WAR ZONE. IT IS THE AREA WE CAN DO WITHOUT.NO FOREIGN POWER WANTS A NUKE TO LAND IN THEIR COUNTRY. THE NEXT WAR WILL BE NUCLEAR AND ANY COUNTRY THAT IS LAUNCHING WILL FIGHT IT OUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE PALESTINIANS PRAY A NUKE WILL TAKE OUT ISRAEL. DON'T THEY REALIZE THAT THEY GO ALSO? THAT IS LIKE BROOKLYN PRAYING A NUKE TAKES OUT QUEENS.AS FOR IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION. MOSLEMS DO NOT MELT.REMEMBER I SAID IT FIRST BEFORE THE NEW YORK POST VIVA EL TRUMPO.SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON BLOGTALKRADIO.COMFOR HELPING IRAN KILL ISRAEL AND THE USA. OBAMA SHOULD NE IMPEACHED.OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. HOW MANY CHARGES DO WE NEED TO IMPEACH THIS GUY.1-TREASON2-COWARDICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY.3- PROMOTING INSURRECTION4-ROBBERY5-DIVIDING THE NATION.6-RESTARTING THE CIVIL WAR.7- PUTTING COAL MINERS, FISHERMEN AND FARMERS INCLUDES CATTLE RANCHERS OUT OF WORK.8-FORCING AMERICAN TROOPS TO FIGHT UNDER THE UN AND NATO BANNER.9-ATTACKING A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT WITHOUT THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE AMERICA PEOPLE.10-LEAVING TROOPS TO DIE ON THE BATTLEFIELD. FOUR IN BENGHAZI AND 2400 IN AFGHANISTAN HIDDEN IN THE PRESS. CLASSIFIED AS NATO TROOPS TO BE IDENTIFIED LATER. PLUS 24,000 WOUNDED. HIDDEN IN THE COMMUNIST PRESS.11- GOING ON THE JON THE MONKEY SHOW TO TELL JOKES WHILE UNARMED MILITARY ARE GUNNED DOWN IN THE SOUTHERN STATE HE HATES THE MOST.12-THIS ONE SHOULD BE THE DEATH PENALTY. MAKING COMBAT READY MARINES HOLD UMBRELLAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE HIS STAFF LAUGHED BEHIND THE FRENCH DOORS.13- PLAYING THE COMMUNIST RACE CARD. AND FLIPPING THE BIRD EVERY DAY TO THE USA.ANY SCHOOL KID TOLD NO AMERICAN FLAG NEEDS TO SEE THIS.
You trump supporters are being fooled by the same slick talk trump used to promote his pyramid scheme. You are too stupid to see it even when it's pointed out to you. How can you criticize Obama supporters when you are just as foolish?
Triptolemus - you are allowed your opinion and posts. However, I am getting rather tired of reading I am either "stupid" or an "idiot" because I support Trump. How about just the facts. Nothing is accomplished when you put people down. They just turn you off and do not read your posts. I am still waiting for documentation as I scan your posts.
McCain learned to not call us "crazies." Trump's backlash caused his poll numbers to rise a couple of points. I think you are doing the same with Tea Party readers. The facts - just the facts.
Jo Anne: Those that are against Trump are those that believe in socialist agenda. I know a few who are employed by government and swear they are conservatives but are not for free USA. The love to spend others money then complain when it runs out.
AMEN TO THAT. I'm to the point now, as soon as I see it's his name commenting on an article....I just "delete" without reading---it has NO value
You people started the insults, not me. I'm simply responding in kind.
As for facts I know of someone ripped off by trump's internet scam. She could not afford to lose $500.00. She couldn't pay her rent because of the manipulated economy designed by trump's friends on capitol hill. Trump targeted people who would respond to his glib tongue and charismatic persona. He's fooled you people using the same persona that made him millions.
you want facts? Start here:
However you idiots don't look for facts do you?
Shakespeare wrote it this way; They like not in their judgement, but in their eyes.
But idiots are incapable of learning from Shakespeare - or anyone else.
" I'm to the point now, as soon as I see it's his name commenting on an article....I just "delete" without reading--"
MARYLYN YOU NOT ONLY PROVED YOU ARE AN IDIOT - YOU ARE A LYING IDIOT.
You people try to drown out information you don't like by your posts and insults. Other people can play that game too.
Well, Tea Party members - I tried. Triptolemus is not worth reading or replying to his insults.