Why the Heck is Trump Still Popular (Reason #987)?

Donald Trump

The short answer is: because he is probably not a complete and total fraud.

“Isn’t it obvious that Ted Cruz is in it for Ted Cruz? The man had a choice–he could fight the Senate’s push for “amnesty first” immigration legislation, which he had a very good chance of killing, or he could stage a showy fight against funding Obamacare that he’d certainly lose. The first course would annoy the business backers who fund Senate and presidential campaigns. The latter course would gin up and channel conservative anger, boosting Cruz’s profile in the caucuses and primaries, without doing anyone much damage at all (since it would fail). The choice seems to have been a no-brainer for the senator.

I originally thought Cruz opposed amnesty and took a dive on the issue, doing the minimum possible to maintain his credibility. I now don’t think his behavior was that bad. It was worse–his very opposition to amnesty was fake.”

UPDATE: Trump now leads Cruz by over 8 points in his OWN NATIVE STATE!

  • How is it that none of the “establishment” Republicans can speak as openly as he has on immigration, illegal aliens etc?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I know, it’s like a total mystery.
      They are ALL so beholden to special interests that they would rather loose than admit the obvious that would make them electable.
      THEY REALLY ARE THAT COMPROMISED.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The rest of them are running for vice president now.

        • Justin St.Denis

          if Donald CHOOSES to select one as his running mate.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I thought that as well.
            Which opens up the field for the ‘who’d you rather’ game.

          • moraywatson

            Rudy Guliani.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I hadn’t thought of Rudy G., but now that you bring him up, I must admit it would be an interesting combination.

          • Exile1981

            Anne Coulter

          • moraywatson

            But she wasn’t the mayor of NYC …

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Not to sound crass, but just the thought of that makes me sexually excited.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Friggin’ Giuliani!
            Sorry I can’t find a video of the SNL sketch where he’s the cab driver.

          • moraywatson

            Are you serious!? Gotta find that.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I get a sniff by searching for Friggin’ Giuliani SNL on the Joojle.
            But, every time I click a link it tells me that my country is not authorized to see this video.
            It is very funny, though, when Giuliani, the cab driver, says Friggin’ Giuliani!
            Crikey that must be fifteen years ago.

          • moraywatson

            Ditto. But better yet (perhaps) I have the link to the entire Episode Review of that show….http://www.saturday-night-live.com/snl/reviews/97-98/giuliani/patrick.html

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I forgot about Will Ferrell doing an impression of Janet Reno.
            That tells me that SNL used to be equal opportunity offenders.
            And that they were actually sympathetic to and appreciative of Giuliani’s accomplishments at that time.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Mark Cuban would be my choice for Trump’s running mate.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Except, Mark Cuban would think that was a waste of his time.
            Or would he? ,cough, Dallas Mavericks, cough.

    • Clink9

      Donnie’s giving Texas an enema now. Keep on flushing.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Since this is a rhetorical question, the obvious answer is that Trump is not beholden to business interests that profit from off-the-books labor. Come to think of it, Trump is a real estate developer himself and many illegals are employed off-the-books in the construction industry. Hmm.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Yeah, he just has his illegals flown into New York by his subcontractors.
        How about this, instead.
        Have you ever noticed that the people most opposed to doing something sensible to resolve a problem are the ones least affected by that problem?

      • mobuyus

        Shut down none union construction, there’s the cure for illegals employed off the books. A hundred million dollar project is still a hundred million project whether it’s union or non union labor. Non union illegal labor may even increase the costs.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          That might work if unions were not allopwing ILLEGAL ALIENS into the unions.
          They are doing just that!

          • mobuyus

            The unions are co-opting them forcing them to work for higher wages and benefits instead of having them undercut everyone, driving wages down further impoverishing hard working Americans let down by progressive government immigration schemes. Most trade unions do filter out lazy bums, can’t say the same about public service or teachers unions.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            It’s not even that deep.
            They still let them get exploited, but they still collect dues from them, and are usually in cahoots with the crooked employer.
            I’d make it a criminal offense for non-citizens to belong to any union that makes political contributions.

    • ntt1

      the establishment repubs are all on a leash controlled by their financial backers. Trump is not .Hillary is another obvious control;led candidate her clinton foundation is basicly a slush fund for lobbyists to donate into with the perceived repayment in favours later.

  • WalterBannon

    President Trump’s popularity will reach an all time high after he makes his first executive order, compelling the DOJ to file criminal charges against Hillary

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      If he gets there I don’t think we’ll hear the words Rosie O’Donnell for eight years. He’ll respect the office.

    • mobuyus

      Round up that whole gang.

  • Go Donald go. You’ve got them shaking in there boots.

    Nothing can be better for this electoral session than deep sixing PC sensibilities.

    Tell it like it is. The others won’t know what hit them.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You will never hear Trump say I Feel Your Pain.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Precisely. What a refreshing change! No bald hypocrisy. I think that alone could fuel Trump’s rise to POTUS.

      • Alain

        I cannot say how much I abhor people saying such rubbish, because it is impossible to feel what another person feels. I find it insulting. One can sympathise at best.

  • The Butterfly

    I am Donald Trump. (And also a beautiful butterfly.)

  • cmh

    it’s because of the hair which appears to be getting better everyday….

  • Shebel

    It sure is nice to see a REAL American speak the Truth and not be shut down because of Political Correctness and LAWSUITS.

    It might be just another Reality Game to him—- but you gotta admit—
    Trump makes the Liars SQUIRM.

  • Edubeat

    BCF must be short on headlines today. Two on The Donald. PIP still waiting for another ‘Hammy” story.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Maybe they ran out of Queer Nation coverage?
      Isnt there some gay porn to tide you over until the next one?

      • Edubeat

        Perhaps but we prefer PIP’s take on things.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Pip says you are an asshole too.

          • Edubeat

            Takes one to know one sweethear!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Tell it to the cat!

  • barryjr

    Trump doesn’t need the job or the connections he honestly thinks he can improve the US and wants to help his country. Why else would somebody with 10 billion spend what you and I consider a large fortune of his own money knowing that right from the beginning 49% of the population will hate him and the job he is doing?

  • warrenzoell

    Trump is a left wing blowhard with no real solutions to anything. He says he’s conservative but he still has too many leftisms in him.

    Just look at the man’s history. We’re all just supposed to ignore that?

    Sure we all love his anti PC rhetoric. but without real leadership solutions it’s just entertainment. The only Trump solution that has any value is the Jeff Sessions immigration plan. Of course that wasn’t written by Trump, just approved of.

    Remember it’s a long way to February till this thing really starts and a lot can happen till then. Ted Cruz is easily the better pick, but it’ll take time people to realize that.

    Despite what this opinion piece says Cruz has actually been quite recently on the subject of amnesty. Though in 2013 he opposed a bipartisan amnesty bill in the senate.

    Also at the Republican debate Cruz said “A majority of the candidates on this stage have supported amnesty,” adding, “I have never supported amnesty.”

    • Trump obviously understands the bottom line on a P&L statement.

      Show me a liberal politician who does.

      • warrenzoell

        There aren’t any but there are plenty of conservative candidate who do have an understanding though possibly not as well as Trump. The problem is Trump’s lack of knowledge and some of his leftist ideology on other issues. Not a true conservative.

        • I consider myself a “true conservative”. I believe in paying for what I get.

          That means in government – no deficit spending for social programs. If the government puts in place a social program, it needs to be paid for with taxes collected in the period when the benefits are paid.

          That way, the population will feel the financial effect of the program immediately. It also mean the population will be less likely to vote for programs they have to pay for.

          Unfunded social programs are “free lunches” from politicians today paid for by people in the future. This allows politicians to make promises without having to ask the people for the money.

          Unfunded government liabilities are presently the largest threat to our society. I am an old fart. I will most likely be dead when the social security funding fiasco hits the fan. But it will be a mess, brought to you by well meaning liberal politicians who couldn’t ask the people to pay for what they were promised.

          A real conservative would not get into this problem.

          • warrenzoell

            I agree.

          • Between Trump with a skeleton or Clinton with a skeleton. I’ll take Trump any day.

          • warrenzoell

            Rather take Ted Cruz with no skeletons.

  • warrenzoell

    Ted Cruz explains his 2011 interview on birthright citizenship

    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-explains-his-2011-interview-on-birthright-citizenship/#ixzz3jW3VBfQy