Donald Trump and the F-bomb

With scores of people across the South yet to be buried, with houses and schools and businesses and churches to be rebuilt, Donald Trump may be a strange topic to focus on. But perhaps the hazards of real life – flesh, metal and futures twisted by tumultuous winds of fate — are precisely the tools needed to illuminate the tin-foil nature of American politics.

Two days after Donald Trump claimed credit for President Barack Obama’s decision to release his Hawaiian birth certificate, the real estate mogul and prospective GOP candidate late Thursday night gave a speech laced with F-bombs to a Las Vegas crowd of several hundred Republicans, promising to subject rival nuclear powers to dialogue provided by Elmore Leonard.

As if he could treat Hu Jintao as if he were a Chinese version of Gary Busey.

You may find all of Trump’s incestuous recommendations, in their entirety, on YouTube. Here’s a cleaned up version from CBS:

Southerners know how to cuss, with a rhythm and color worthy of study by many New Yorkers. We do not shy away from expressing ourselves. But the best of us demand an elevated form of public dialogue. This is the land where Rhett earned his most grievous black mark for declaring — on the printed, public page — that he didn’t give a damn about Scarlett.

Martin Luther King Jr. surely employed locker-room language to privately rail against the indignities of segregation. But in public, he used G-rated words – powerful, biblical stuff — to bring down Jim Crow.

Unfortunately, what’s said in Las Vegas can’t always stay in Las Vegas. It must, given the networked nature of the world, come our way. Someone needs to tell me how Trump and his language – not just his choice of words, but his ideas, too — can play a constructive role in the Southern heart of the Republican party.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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117 comments Add your comment

Georgia Voter

April 29th, 2011
11:00 pm

Well said, Mr. Galloway!

jg bennet

April 29th, 2011
11:07 pm

“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.”

“As for the types of comments I make”, he continued with a wry smile, “Sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.”

George Patton

Trump has some Patton in him….

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jg bennet

April 29th, 2011
11:17 pm

How about Trump being anti free trade? That is Lincoln Republican not neoliberal Eastern Progressive Republican…

**Northern Progressives sought free trade to undermine the power base of Republicans** –
Woodrow Wilson would admit as much in a speech to Congress. A brief resurgence by Republicans in the 1920s was disastrous for them. Woodrow Wilson’s ideological understudy, Franklin Roosevelt, would essentially blame the Great Depression upon the protectionist policies exemplified by the previous Republican President, Herbert Hoover……….

So if a “socialist” Democrat like FDR supported free trade and was against protectionism to undermine the Republicans why is it that Republicans so staunchly support it today? Look at CATO, Heritage et al…

Republicans dominated American politics until around the early 20th century. President William McKinley stated the United States’ stance under the Republican Party as thus:

“Under free trade the trader is the master and the producer the slave. Protection is but the law of nature, the law of self-preservation, of self-development, of securing the highest and best destiny of the race of man. [It is said] that protection is immoral….

Well, they say, ‘Buy where you can buy the cheapest’…. Of course, that applies to labor as to everything else. Let me give you a maxim that is a thousand times better than that, and it is the protection maxim: ‘Buy where you can pay the easiest.’ And that spot of earth is where labor wins its highest rewards.”

And Remember all of those Reagan Democrats? Trump and Reagan have a ;ot in common

May 30, 1988
The Reagan Record On Trade:
Rhetoric Vs. Reality THE CATO INSTITUTE

The Reagan administration has failed to promote free trade. Ronald Reagan by his actions has become the most protectionist president since Herbert Hoover, the heavyweight champion of protectionists.

THE ENTIRE ARTICLE IS HERE http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa107.html

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Peto

April 29th, 2011
11:30 pm

It is not Donald Trump that is sick, twisted and ignorant, it is any part of a country that would entertain (even for a second) his presence as a leader or someone whose values we would want leading this country. He is a clown. From the period of January 2001 to January 2009, we should know the consequence of having a clown in the oval office. Everyone who so voted wants to forget those consequences (debt, stupid war, loss of international respect, bi-partisan rancor, failed economic policy, lack of regulation and government protection, greater disparity between the wealthy and the middle class). What does it say, that anyone in this country would support him?

phipip

April 29th, 2011
11:45 pm

we still have another clow only rhis one wears the crown better

Mary Elizabeth

April 29th, 2011
11:45 pm

Donald Trump’s leadership style is the polar opposite of President Obama’s. Trump’s antics help to clarify, starkly, that difference.

Southerners, and all Americans, can see – quite dramatically – the difference in inner strength between the two. Trump is betting on the likelihood that the American psyche still respects the bully. His belief is that one “wins” by intimidation. Obama knows better. His strength comes from the deepest resources of his character. He does not need to bluff. His inner strength shows forth when he leads through his insight and impact, as did MLK Jr. Having strength, by those traits, eludes Trump’s consciousness.

If both were actors, Trump would put on the mask, with nothing going on inside; Obama would deliver the character from the deepest resources of his being.

The world is continually evolving in consciousness. Americans have a clear choice through which to express who they presently are. I’m betting they have evolved past the time when they were perceived to be “the ugly Americans.” Bullies have never really been respected. I’m betting the majority of Americans will call Trump’s bluff.

As far as Southerners are concerned, they could always recognize real class, which has nothing to do with a “colorful” word, or two, being expressed with gusto, but has more to do with innate dignity. Money can’t buy class. You either have it or you don’t. Trump doesn’t. Obama does. Southerners know the difference. I only hope Southerners will vote what they inherently know to be class and strength.

Hunter S Tomboy

April 29th, 2011
11:57 pm

Trump is a double-talking snake that cares only about Trump. He’s bankrupted 4 times, and skated on the debts (who absorbs that debt?). He’s crossed over on every issue he was ever for. His only purpose is the elevation of Trump. He’s earned horrible marks on foreign labor issues. If it fills his pockets, he’s for it- at that time.
I can just imagine Lady Liberty toppled so there can be a big vertical word “TRUMP” in her place, as Donald turns us into Trumpistan, declares our debts as non-existent, and runs our credit rating into the ground while turning us into an economic wasteland.
Folks need to quit getting all buttery in their nether-regions over what Trump says, and look at what Trump has done- repeatedly.

page schlomm

April 30th, 2011
12:05 am

Donald Trump is a cheesey windbag.

gnorwood

April 30th, 2011
12:17 am

Trump is amusing and hilarious, as well as on point. His diatribe (I believe) was done intentionally to remove himself from the race, after firing rockets at the dems and hopefully motivating repubs to step to the plate and start swinging. The man is a genius and I wish I could use his comments as the ringtone on my cell phone. What a guy!!

The Thin Guy

April 30th, 2011
12:32 am

When describing demoncraps billingsgate is permissible. You can’t discuss a skunk without mentioning the smell. As Plugs would say, what’s the Big FFing deal? The Donald has some warts but he is an American and is proud of it which more than you can say for the subhuman vermin infesting The White House. Øbungle spends other people’s money. The Donald makes billions. We need a leader not a teleprompter reader. The Donald is a pit bull and Jug Ears is a wharf rat. Go Donald go!!!

CJohnson

April 30th, 2011
12:33 am

Mr. Galloway: It is obvious you have no problem dismissing Trump as not a serious candidate for President and no problem labeling him a side show or clown. If he wins the Presidency will you be saying that we should not speak against him and have more respect for him. He is going to be running against Obama if he runs for President…did you want him to glorify him as you in the MSM do. The American public is tired of all the tip toe through the tulips walk with this Wizard of Oz …after 3 years of him running this nation in the ground do you think we cannot see what’s going on behind the curtain? Call Mr. Trump anything but crazy until you have mastered a way to increase your wealth as he took his father’s money and increased it into the billions. I believe he can do it. No I do not like cursing and it upsets my sensibilities because I never hear it but at least it’s not Joe Biden not knowing the mike is on. I think Donald sees what’s gong on with his own businesses and he will make our country prosperous again …and he will not bow to leaders of fhe world. He was reading the comments sections of articles and knew that people were not getting answers to their questions regarding Obama’s murky past. You guys will not touch vetting Obama at all….afraid I guess of being called racist. The birthers are not racist they just are intelligent people that knew the packaging didn’t match the contents of what you have presented as the ideal and glorious Obama. I don’t blame the President but the Puppet masters.

Sam

April 30th, 2011
1:31 am

I want Trump to name his investigators. You know, the ones that never existed. He is clearly lied about that. He said that what his investigators found would be shocking. Still waiting to hear what was so shocking about what these fake investigators found. The fact that Obama was born in this nation is not that shocking. Still waiting to hear the shocking news that Trump promised to deliver–the shocking news from this invisible investigators.

He lied. He is a sick version of Yellow Journalism run wild. He should work for the National Inquirer. Maybe he can have some made-up investigators do a fake story on the Roswell Aliens or search for big foot or something. What a stupid nation to fall for this garbage. Oh yeah, Obama’s mother was an American citizen. Doesn’t that nullify all of the birther talk anyway? Funny, how the republicans love the Constitution so much. Too bad they never seem to read it or know what it contains. Birther=someone who does not know the basic concepts of our Constitution.

mikeokie

April 30th, 2011
3:44 am

This is because Mr Trump is a 100%, ( F—ing ) correct !

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Z

April 30th, 2011
4:01 am

OMG, Puleeeezzzz do not put Trump in the same playing field as General Patton. Trump got more deferments from Military duty than did X VP Cheney..Patton, I’m sure would roll over in his grave at even the thought of this clown being mentioned in the same sentence. Trump is a showman, a barker, a fruitcake, he likes to hear himself talk, and such an egotistical wacky human being, it is what he does for a living and of course the Sheep fall for “it” hook line and sinker..
And, the Cato Institute, nothing but a right-wing think tank, funded most likely by the Koch brothers, Faux Nutty Nuz owners..out there in never never land to make bigger fools out of the camp followers..Pay attention people, they want you to vote against your own self interest, don’t let them fool you. Reseach, research, research, vote smart.

mike

April 30th, 2011
4:07 am

It would be interesting to see how you know what words MLK used during those private strategy meetings to combat segregation. Or unlike the video of Trump you just assumed he used those words. It is not hard to see there is a place for Trump, his words and his ideas in the Southern heart of the Republican Party. Georgia’s governor used the term ghetto grandmothers in his campaign speech. Ole Barbour of MS said while growing up a kluxer group was okay as well as maybe he should okay an auto tag honoring the founder of the klan. And at the tea baggers rallies, I just loved all the racial caricatures of the President and his family by all those patriots and christians.

John

April 30th, 2011
7:56 am

What a silly p.o.v. and I love the low brow invoking of MLK and the clarification that he spoke in one manner privately and a more pleasant manner when in a speaking to the public.
Folks…that’s two faced. I don’t like Trump for pres, I voted for Obama. I will vote for anyone besides the disappointing O again. At least with Donald Trump what you see is what you get.
Speaking of seeing…may we know see all your college transcripts, your selective service record, etc..
Haha no is the answer.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 30th, 2011
8:20 am

@jg bennet: Shut your mouth! To even use the name Patton in the same sentence with the draft deferring, 4-F seeking, flatulence spewing Trump is an abomination!

Trump is what he is and that is a self-promoting, publicity seeking empty suit who is all hat and no cattle. He has no intention of running, but is playing a desperate pool of anti-Obama miscreates like a banjo.

The only good thing that has been accomplished by the Trump antics is that they have put Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich on the back burner.

If the Tea Party/ Republicn Party is smart they’ll soon spit Trump and these other fire breathers out like sunflower seeds and try to find an intelligent candidate who stands a chance of winning. But, my guess is they’ll continue their march to the fringes and wander off into the wilderness of mediocrity and defeat.

And, so it goes. . . .

Charles Brooks

April 30th, 2011
8:21 am

another Republican clown!!!!

Gunluvr

April 30th, 2011
8:23 am

Trump and his style of talk is best suited for the regional area that he lives in(New York). We southerners are sensitive when it comes to the use of profane and vulgar language. We don’t mind using it but there should be a valid and immediate point being made not just repetitive cursing intending to try to shock the public.

We have moved beyond being shocked as most of primetime TV constantly use such profanities in some kind of attempt to be “hip” often employing young actors to corrupt our youth and make such language acceptable; it is not and I don’t tolerate it in my home nor do the people that I associate with and least of all would I tolerate it in someone who wants me to vote for him as the next President.

Travis McGee

April 30th, 2011
8:29 am

There’s only one thing you can say about The Donald with no fear of contradiction and that is he’ll climb a tree to tell a lie when he could stand on the ground and tell the truth.

The ol’ boy is so used to lying that he can’t tell the difference between the truth and a lie. And, you know he’s lying when his lips are moving.

pragmatic

April 30th, 2011
8:32 am

President Obama chooses to stop Boeing from relocating to the south since we are a right to work state and Ol Jim is worried about some dufus saying the F word. Typical left wing bias Jim, stay away from real issues and focus on nonsense so we lose track of the issues.

outsider

April 30th, 2011
8:33 am

I notice there is a certain segment of the population who thinks that tough talk is a sign of someone’s courage. (Hence, the bizarre comparison in these comments of Trump to Patton.) I noticed the same phenomenon with Dick Cheney. Both Trump and Cheney did everything they could to avoid military service. I also notice a certain segment of the population seems willing to overlook Trump’s bailouts and bankruptcies. I can’t imagine how Trump would have ever been “successful” if he didn’t have the head start.

When I hear bluster like this, I think of a bully. A bully would make the worst sort of president. When I consider the most courageous presidents in American history, I can’t imagine any of them would act like Donald Trump.

jconservative

April 30th, 2011
8:35 am

Trump lost me when he played the race card on the birth certificate thing. Haley Barbour lost me when he lied on national TV about the spending during the Bush administration. Michele Bachmann lost me when she opened her mouth and noise came out. Same for Palin. Huckabee lost me when he played the race card on the Obama youth years. John Bolton lost me when he opened his mouth and noise came out. Rudy (I’m gonna wait till the race is over and put all my assets in the Florida primary) Giuliani lost me when he gave away the 2008 nomination.

Does anyone have any influence with Governor Chris Christie? Can we get him in the race? So far he has not lost me.

Will salty language ( I realize I am soft pedalling his language) fly in the Bible-belt South? I can handle Trump’s language. Most of my evangelical friends say they object to such language.
Now we shall see if they have been honest about their objections.

I would love to be able to vote for a conservative for president but the Republicans haven’t nominated one since Eisenhower (I was to young to vote) and the Democrats are incapable of nominating one.

So it appears we will go liberal again in 2012.

The Voice of Reason

April 30th, 2011
8:49 am

We are a frustrated people and Trump is articulating our frustrations.

However, if you’ll just get you head out of your posterior, you’d realize that his rantings are insane and the consequences of his proposed actions would be catastrophic.

And, his limited vocabulary is appalling, causing him to appear to be as stupid as the folks he says are stupid.

So, as ol’ Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does” or something like that.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 30th, 2011
8:52 am

Looks like the Republican primaries are going to be a real hoot this year.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 30th, 2011
10:11 am

@Pragmatic: You better tell the folks down in Charleston, SC, because they’re building a plant for the Boeing 777 Dreamliner. Dang, I bet they’re going to be PO’ed with all that money spent and no Boeing.

Nah!

Why tell the truth when a lie better fits you partisan views?

Edie

April 30th, 2011
10:37 am

Trump has mental issues. He is locked-in at a juvenile level of development. He is obsessed with over compensating for his insecurities. He is still the obnixous little boy nobody really likes, with a ” I’ll show them” sound track going on in his head all day long.

Bless his “little” heart.

Who's Really Stupid?

April 30th, 2011
10:48 am

Trump shows a total lack of understanding about how government works. He seems oblivious to the political process, so many of his remarks fall into the “stupid remarks” category.

Government is not a business. It doesn’t work that way. And, duly elected members of congress will not be steamrolled by a president with a CEO mentality.

Good CEOs make bad politicians. Bad CEOs make horrendous politicians. Shouting “You’re Fired” at Gary Bussey is not the same as dealing with congress.

But, of course, this is all a publicity seeking hoax and very soon the “Celebrity Apprentice” season finale will show how The Donald played gullible and desperate Republicans like a banjo. He took them for the fools they are for thinking he in any way would be an acceptable candidate and effective leader of the American people.

The Donald is quite the prankster!

Bob Silo

April 30th, 2011
10:57 am

Wow! Trump sounds as angry as I!!!

downtowner

April 30th, 2011
11:00 am

Trump reveals something else besides bullying, lying, and meglomania. His contemptuous remarks about our elected President Obama consistently show the racism that is behind much of the opposition to the President. There is the “birther” nonsense. There is the claim that the President could not possibly have gotten his Harvard degree on his own powers. There is the statement reported here that the President spends all his time on the basketball court. Over and over Trump’s words are racially coded attacks on the President. We should be glad that he is revealing this so starkly.

You Can Tell By The Smell

April 30th, 2011
11:06 am

As a life long conservative and a disabled veteran who served in two wars, I wouldn’t vote for Trump…that draft dodging, foul mouthed, clown…under any circumstances! Unfortunately, the rest of the so-called Republican crowd don’t look much better either. These losers are part of our problem…not the solution and make even liberal President Obama look that the best choice of a sorry lot. If this is the best the Republicans can do I predict Obama will carry Georgia and win re-election. Oh for an independent conservative candidate who is a combination of Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, and Ross Perot and will do what is necessary to bring back manufacturing jobs, restore national pride, and lead us out of this financial nightmare before China forecloses on the debt we owe it!

Richard

April 30th, 2011
11:07 am

Profanity is an ignorant person’s feeble attempt at communication. Trump thinks it makes him look tough. It makes him look like the stupid fool that he is. He has the nerve to say that our leaders are stupid. Everything about Trump reenforces his stupidity. If the Republicans nominate him for president, they may as well say, take another four years to the Democrats

double

April 30th, 2011
11:17 am

CJohnson Can you not see beyond 3 years back?If someone else elected president the Puppet Masters will be the same.Richard it’s not the leaders that’s stupid as Trump says.It’s the people playing this D or R game.While the elected use us like pawns.

John McCain

April 30th, 2011
11:33 am

Well, folks, there’s always “Joe the Plumber.” Hey. “Where’s Joe the Plumber?”

You know, ol’ Joe is looking better every day.

Richard

April 30th, 2011
11:50 am

Trump actually reminds me of the typical inferiority complex type of person. He attempts to make himself look superior by trying to downgrade and bully others. The only difference between him and the school yard bully is that Trump has money (not as much as he says he’s worth) A real man doesn’t have to brag about his worth and his power since real power comes from within. Trump is nothing but a phony bag of hot air.

Last Man Standing

April 30th, 2011
11:52 am

Although I haven’t yet decided exactly how I feel about Trump, he is a breath of fresh air compared to the pompous, lying excuse for a president who now occupies the White House. Time will tell if he is a serious candidate, but I suspect that he is. The battle cry now is “Anybody but Obama”, and if that “anybody” is Trump, he has my vote and whatever financial support I can give him.

V

April 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

I demand to see a list of all the women Donald Trump has slept with. Because while he refers to President Obama about playing ball, atleast he isn’t sticking them in everyone.

pb

April 30th, 2011
12:11 pm

The “Donald” is pretty funny to me. Although he is obviously intelligent and knows how to make money, he is more of a show biz guy than serious politician. Hard to believe he would actually run, and lose all his TV power. Think all he is doing now is further stirring up the Republican side and ultimately, helping Obama.

Richard

April 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

How do we know if he was actually born in the US or dropped from another planet. What kind of academic student was he, or are his credentials really authentic. He reminds me of a modern day KKK. Dumb, ignorant, and hatefull. No I am not a black man trying to instigate things. I am a white, educated man who graduated with a 3.84 GPA and you can check it Donald.

Mrs. Norris

April 30th, 2011
12:25 pm

Donald Trump’s F@#$ing Tour of Truth! Ha Ha, I love it. Politics has turned into a three-ring circus these days and The Donald makes a very good ringmaster. Viva le Donald!

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 30th, 2011
12:30 pm

@LMS — May I commend you on your intelligent approach to electing the President of the United States. And, may I commend you for your help?

You’d think the McCain/Palin/Joe the Plumber embarrassment never happened as the Republican/Tea Party rush headlong into another presidential fiasco. You guys have the greatest capacity for snatching defeat from the mouth of victory.

And, again, may I commend you on your stategic approach to 2012.

Charlie Sheen

April 30th, 2011
12:37 pm

I sent The Donald some of my Tiger Blood and look what happened. He became me.

Poke 'Em With A Stick

April 30th, 2011
1:10 pm

I stand on my conviction that 80% of the American population is retarded. Look at all of the posts supporting Trump. So 20%’ers, you know who you are, please be sure and vote, since only 35% of the eligible voters ever show up, we’ve got it in the bag!

Mojo

April 30th, 2011
1:12 pm

Who among us hasn’t cursed a blue streak over what politicians are doing to our country? What good is “class” when the country is in crisis. We don’t need “class”; we need a strong leader with common sense ideas and a ruthless resolve to solve our problems. I’m tired of weak, wimpy, lying politicians.

Last Man Standing

April 30th, 2011
1:26 pm

Clinton “Skink” Tyree:

That you for your gracious commendation! My approach to choosing a candidate sure beats the hell out of the one taken by those voting for Hussein last time around, and will stand me in good stead in this coming election. I’ve had all the “hope” and “change” I can stand. Now, it’s time to elect something other than globe-trotting, America apologist, inflation creating, energy producing deficient, community organizing, union standard bearing empty suit.

All the college degrees in the world does one no good if he is unable to perform the tasks at hand.

If my meaning is not clear enough, let me know and I’ll try to break it down a little more.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

@MOJO — Forget about his classless use of vulgarity and profanity. If you think he’s offering common sense ideas that you need a reality check.

His rants are insane.

He’s all hat and no cattle.

He’s a lying, draft dodging, flatulent spewing hoax. Can’t you understand that?