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Meet Donald Trump: Democrat Donor, Abortionist, Single Payer Supporter, and Taxer

Update 1: A New NBC/WSJ Poll has Trump at an astonishing 17%, tied for second with Mike Huckabee behind Mitt Romney (21%). I know this is probably just a little surge by people who know nothing of Trump’s politics pre-3 weeks ago, and he is making an interesting splash right now. It’s like he found a Tea Party manual sitting around somewhere and suddenly adopted all of those positions (and then added birthirism for good/bad measure).

Update 2: 2008 Trump Blasts Bush, Praises Obama, Says he Can Save the World: “I think he has a chance to go down as a great president. Now, if he’s not a great president, this country is in serious trouble,” said Trump. “I think [Obama’s] going to lead through consensus,” continued Trump. “It’s not going to be just a bull run like Bush did. He just did whatever the hell he wanted. He’d go into a country, attack Iraq, which had nothing to do with the World Trade Center and just do it because he wanted to do it.”

Update 3: Now that Donald Trump is claiming that the Tea Party is the be all end all, isn’t it quite peculiar his support AGAINST nearly every tea party candidate in the 2010 cycle? He opposed Sharron Angle in favor of Harry Reid (and gave Reid almost $5k to defeat her). He supported uber-Rino Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio. He supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey. He donated the max to Kirsten Gillibrand over Joe DioGuardi. He donated to far left congressman Anthony Weiner and Carolyn Maloney. His one “big” uhhh “conservative” donation was $50k to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads PAC. Needless to say, Karl Rove is about as anti-Tea party establishment RINO as they come. This is a man who has NEVER done anything for either the Tea Party or the Republican Party or for Conservatism, and is now running around waving all three banners as though he is the Braveheart of the Right.

Meet the Donald Trump, Sudden Right-Wing Conservative: Contributions, Abortion, Health Care, and Taxes….

Political Donations: Might as well start here:

Charlie Rangel (D-NY): 2006 – $10,000 Yes, he of corruption, tax evasion, and mass liberalism

Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) $12,000 Total, $2,000 in 2006 Re-election

Harry Reid: Donated $4,800 in 2010 to Reid to defeat Sharon Angle. $10,400 to Reid overall

Chuck Schumer: Donated $4,000 during 2010 Election Cycle

Kirsten Gillibrand: $5,800 over past 2 cycles

Ted Kennedy: $7,000

John Kerry $5,500 ($2,000 in 2004 Pres race, which he also gave Bush $2,000. How bi-partisan!)

Democratic Senatorial Committee: $116,000 (versus $30K to GOP equivalent)

Abortion:

Donald Trump Then: “I support a woman’s right to choose, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures. When Tim Russert asked me on Meet the Press if I would ban partial-birth abortion, my pro-choice instincts led me to say no. After the show, I consulted two doctors I respect and, upon learning more about this procedure, I have concluded that I would support a ban.” From his 2000 book.

“I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors” – When he last considered running for President in 2009.

Donald Trump Now: “As you know, I’m pro-life…  I’m forming an opinion, I’m forming a very strong opinion but I’ll let you know in about three or four weeks if I decided to.”

That’s comforting, he will let us know in 3 or 4 weeks what his reformed views on abortion are.

Taxation: Forget raising taxes, Trump wanted to tax, at 14.25% the net wealth of “the evil rich.” Money that was already taxed. Of course, he played the “I’m raising taxes on myself” card to prove his selflessness. (Ironic given his inability to settle his own debts…) His 1999 plan:

  • Raise $5.7 trillion to erase the nation’s debt and save $200 billion in annual interest payments
  • Use the savings to save Social Security and slash taxes for the middle class
  • Increase his personal tax bill by at least $725 million.

Healthcare,: “I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on health. It is an unacceptable but accurate fact that the number of uninsured Americans has risen to 42 million. Working out detailed plans will take time. But the goal should be clear: Our people are our greatest asset. We must take care of our own. We must have universal healthcare. Our objective [should be] to make reforms for the moment and, longer term, to find an equivalent of the single-payer plan that is affordable, well-administered, and provides freedom of choice. Possible? The good news is, yes. There is already a system in place-the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program-that can act as a guide for all healthcare reform. It operates through a centralized agency that offers considerable range of choice. While this is a government program, it is also very much market-based. It allows 620 private insurance companies to compete for this market. Once a year participants can choose from plans which vary in benefits and costs.”

Here is your Republican Nominee. If you choose to have him.




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  1. Sir2You
    April 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    The lesser of…a bunch of evils.

  2. K
    April 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I totally support him, unless you have someone better that is going to be running and will win in the Republican Party. Let us not forget who we sponsered in the Governors race in Colorado, and how pathetic that was?? Give me someone who is strong enough to go against the worst president ever, Obama, and win.

    • April 8, 2011 at 5:23 am

      How the heck is it Donald Trump can win? He’s debatedly not even a Republican. He’s looking for the birth certificate. I want to see the voter registration…

    • cf
      April 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      I know it’s tough for some people to have an intelligent and deliberative president, rather than a rich idiot with whom you’d like to have a near-beer. FYI, George W Bush was the worst president in recent memory, though he probably was slightly better than Hoover (another Republican).

      The GOP field shows just how anti-intellectual they are. From the birther Trump who, as mentioned, was previously a huge proponent of abortion and gay rights, and single payer health care. To Romney and his flip-flopping on every single issue. To Palin, who would have quit her job as VP by now had McCain won. . . This is not a serious field of candidates.

    • Lonn
      April 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Ron Paul, ‘nough said…

  3. rlinders
    April 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Right now I am for the Donald. I don’t care about his marriages, he said he was for abortion a long time ago but saw with his friends how that did not work out so great. He is a business man and does what he needs to stay in business and don’t we all really? People change their perspective and for now…he seems like the only one with the courage to face the other countries taking advantage, he is asking questions that should be asked by the already elected, and he is someone that can work all sides of the fence. Do we really want the losers from the last race in 2008 to be there again? I don’t. Time for change and oh..he is a natural born citizen of the Untited States of America. What a switch!

    • April 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      And the fact that less than a year ago he supported 0 Tea Party candidates and all of their challengers, and is now claiming to be a Tea Party kinda guy. Yes, the Don is brutal honesty!

  4. Silver Jouett
    April 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Trump is a brillient business man and government is the biggest business there is. We need a CEO that acts like one, not some spineless chatter box that promises everything and accomplishes nothing. Trump doesn’t mind telling anyone to get on the bus and get out of Dodge…including the lot of worthless politicians we have in congress that continue on a spending spree.

    • DMW
      April 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      This might shock but a government is not a for-profit corporation and has no reason to be run like one.

  5. Bryan
    April 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Trump is Pro-Gun Control: “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within 72-hours if a potential gun owner has a record.”

    Trump would have us defenseless during any civil unrest such as we saw during the LA riots as Dr. Susan Gratia pointed out they serve a valuable purpose:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4069761537893819675#

    • Bryan
      April 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      sorry, I got sidetracked in a discussion; they = assault weapons

  6. cf
    April 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    BTW, he will not run due to the financial disclosure statements he would need to file. This whole thing is a publicity ruse by ‘The Donald’, just like everything he does. . .

  7. bobbi brewer cooley
    April 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    changing our minds is a great human choice – pro-life is a good thing – i respect the Donald and with his knowledge of finance and budgets – getting the public back to work is major – G-d will take care of the babies

  8. Michael Sullivan
    April 20, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    No candidate will fit through a fine comb. It is just reality.
    I personally don’t care that much for Donal Trump, however, his message resonates with me and my fervor for this great country. We need a National Leader with Red White and Blue running through his veins… Tell me my fellow conservatives, who can lead us?

  9. Sir2You
    May 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Jeff Vigne for president!

  10. Sir2You
    May 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Oops! ViGne

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