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Trump: The Aftermath 5/18/11

What Trump Should Do 5/16/11
The race for the Republican Presidential nomination is still wide open. If anything the field has gotten thinner with the drop out of Mike Huckabee. Meanwhile NBC has offered Donald Trump an astronomical amount to forgo the Presidential race and renew his contract for the Apprentice.

Trump Trumps Obama 4/29/11
The Obama White House released the President's birth certificate not because they wanted to clear the air (they could have done that three years ago) but because the issue, raised most effectively by Donald Trump, was hurting them with the number of American suspecting Obama was foreign born on the rise.

Karl Rove Political Profiteer 4/29/11
Former George W. Bush political guru, Karl Rove, has disparaged the potential candidacy of Donald Trump. The last time Rove was in the saddle he cost the Republican party control of both houses of Congress and put the 2008 Presidential election out of reach. Obama's single most effect attack on John McCain was at he voted with President Bush 86% of the time. Rove encouraged the Bush Administration's insane federal spending and helped lead the country into a war, in which our national goals are indecipherable.

Trump Kicks Spitzer's Ass 4/29/11
Billionaire Donald J. Trump called disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer and confronted him about misstatements Client Number 9 made on CNN regarding Trump's Net Worth.

Trump and Reagan 4/29/11
I find it amusing when groups like the Club for Growth blast New York developer Donald J. Trump over his conservative credentials. The Club for Growth shapes its' criteria around entirely economic issues.

The Demographics of Trumpmania 4/19/11
I'm a Trump cheerleader. After 25 years as a lobbyist for Trump and Chairman of his 2000 Presidential Exploratory Committee, I like the man. I have studied mountains of polling conducted by the Trump casino interests studying the Trump brand for twenty years. I have studied the shocking new polls that show Trump vaulting to a lead over conventional politicians. A new PPP poll for Talking Points memo showed Trump leading the field.

Zuckerman poised to attack Trump 4/12/11
The Obama White House gave Donald Trump a big leg up with Tea Party adherents when Obama 2012 Campaign Manager David Plouffe tried to dismiss Trump's candidacy and merely confirmed that a free-spending Trump is the one candidate they fear in November match-up. Obama's sultans want Mitt Romey knowing he is neutered in the Health Care issue. Plouffe calling Trump a "clown" betrays an elitist attitude of arrogance.

Mitt's Trump Problem 4/7/11
When Mitt Romney had his high powered Finance committee phone call last week a full five minutes of a 25 minute call were spent on Donald Trump. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has Romney barely leading a surging Trump in New Hampshire. The sudden spate of interest in the New York real estate developer has knocked Romney off-stride.

Eliot Spitzer Still Doesn't Get It 4/1/11
Eliot Spitzer, who accomplished nothing as Governor of New York State, other than having sex with a large number of expensive call girls and using the state police to harass his political opponents, has criticized new Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo who just closed a $10 billion state budget gap without raising taxes. In an interview in Our Town Newspaper Spitzer actually criticizes Cuomo for not raising taxes and for cutting health care costs.

Why Trump Should Forgo Public Campaign Finance 4/1/11
If Donald Trump runs for President, he should forgo public finance and federal matching funds not just because, as a mega-wealthy billionaire, he can, but because doing so would allow him to spend in the early primary and caucus state's without federal limitation. A candidate who accepts matching funds also agrees to observe strict spending limits in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, and all the primary and caucus states. A candidate who self-funds and doesn't accept Federal matching funds is under no such limitations.

Warren Christopher R.I.P. 3/21/11
Warren Christopher who led Al Gore's legal team in the 2000 Presidential recount passed away last week, may he rest in peace. Republicans owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Christopher who began his career as an aide and speech writer for California Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown. Christopher and his Democratic legal team completely misunderstood the nature of the Florida 2000 recount; it was a "street fight for the Presidency of the United States" in the words of James A. Baker III, the former Secretary of State and Treasury Secretary who headed the Bush recount team in Florida in the HBO movie "Recount".

More Good News For Trump 3/21/11
More good polling news for New York developer Donald J. Trump who is considering entering the lists for Republican Presidential nomination. Donald Trump has an approval rating higher than better-known political quantities Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, the latest WSJ/NBC poll found.

Ed Rollins: Gay-Baiting Buffoon 3/14/11
Ed Rollins ran a campaign against former Democratic Speaker Tom Foley, who was by all indications a decent man, which attacked the veteran Congressman for being gay - and he calls me "despicable" in a recent story in The Washington Post. What could be more despicable than an orchestrated and anonymous whisper campaign smearing someone for their private life? Rollins has the effrontery to insist to the Post that the campaign of innuendo and hate that took down Foley was "clean" but he knows that's a lie. Rollins has chronic trouble telling the difference between a lie and the truth. Don't forget his claim that New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman's 1993 campaign "suppressed the black vote," a lie he retracted in front of the grand jury in Newark.

No Jail For Hevesi? 3/14/11
Speaking of Political consultants, Disgraced New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi's consultant Hank Morris got a four year sentence and a $19 million fine for orchestrating a fee stealing scam in the Comptroller's office but Hevesi himself is yet to be sentenced to a day in jail. Former Attorney General Andrew Cuomo charged Hevesi with misuse of his office, a less serious charge than bribery which would have carried a mandatory jail sentence. Cuomo's sentencing recommendation is not known and has not been made public. Hevesi's lawyers are trying desperately to remove respected State Judge Bart Stone (no relation) from the case, because Stone is thought to be ready to send Hevesi to the slammer. Since when do the guys at the top of a criminal conspiracy get a pass on incarceration for cooperation while those down the food chain get hard time?

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