Trump and his ego bolt GOP

Donald Trump, fresh off a pity party after having to cancel his much hyped presidential debate due to lack of participation, has decided to give the Republican Party the heave-ho.  He’s now contemplating other options, such as running as an Independent candidate for President.

Trump cited his disgust with partisan politics as he changed his party affiliation from Republican to Unaffiliated today.

Party changing is not novel to the egocentric billionaire. He was previously a Republican in the late 1980’s. In 2001, he switched to the Democrat Party and boomeranged back to the GOP in 2009.

Now, he’s flirting with Americans Elect 2012, an online, independent presidential nominating organization.

We’ve been down this path before. Ross Perot, another billionaire,  momentarily energized discontented Republicans by running as a Reform Party candidate.  Each and every vote cast for him helped pave Bill Clinton’s path to the White House.

Donald Trump and the equally flaky Ron Paul will let their egos guarantee America another term for the Obama Socialist agenda to deeply entrench. We will not recover.


9 Responses to Trump and his ego bolt GOP

  1. Doc says:

    Didn’t I read somewhere that th’ donald donated $50,000.00 to rahm immanuel’s chicago mayoral campaign???

    I DID! I DID! Here it is right HERE!
    I hypothesy that trump KNOWS he’s gonna be helpin th obamanation get re-elected ala H. Ross Perot helped slick willie!

    …just sayin’…

    • Justin says:

      What a guy that Donald is!! All out for himself — and the Dimocrats!

    • Army Of One says:

      Thanks for this informative link, Doc. This chiseler was never a commited Republican. It was only for show and expediency. Trump gave liberal Obamite Rahm Emanuel $50,000 just last December, and donated $12,500 to the Cook County Democratic Party. Pardon me while I puke.

  2. Sally Forth says:

    I’ve neither liked nor trusted Donald Trump. He has confirmed my suspicions by changing political affiliations as easily as he switches wives. No long hauls for this opportunist.

  3. Another LD 20 PC says:

    There are many Republicans out there upset with the nastiness of both Mitt and Paul. I know many many Tea Party people out there also disgusted with both of them. Do I know if they are going to vote Independent, they may, If Ron Paul runs Independent I know they will go vote elsewhere. Look at the fiasco this week with Boehner, he betrayed the Tea Party Congressmen and women with another deal that goes against what the Tea party stands for. I am of the mind change comes from within, the Tea Party stuck it out with the Republicans, but this election season is nastier than most and it is coming from the Republicans that again are eating their own. Donald Trump may just be what many of he defectors are looking for to stop Mitt and Paul. Trump may be a huckster but so are the Candidates themselves and their supporters.

    • Jane says:

      My opinion is similar. Anyone keeping abreast of the executive agenda for Obama’s second term, knows that this is the last hurrah. However, the RNC is not organizing a Republican win in 2012, and there are plenty reasons to believe that is true. Too much flies under the RNC radar to give me confidence, such as voter fraud and the surge in ACORN visits to the WH,

      Ultra-wealthy people give generously to both parties; Trump’s giving record doesn’t worry me, but the RNC does worry me. Say what you will about Trump, but admit, he’s shrewd enough to know when something doesn’t work. When he says, if THEY pick the wrong candidate, he’s calling out the RNC for ignoring primary votes—locking out a serious win.

      How many GOP tea-partiers haven’t had a fleeting thought about switching to independent? Deep down, we all know the RNC is dishing it out to non-Romney candidates. They left Ron Paul alone because they know he can’t win, but wasn’t it odd how there was no dirt on Ron Paul …until he surged past Romney in Iowa.

      I’m inclined to credit Trump as being serious enough about beating Obama to go around the road block—the RNC. Being a traitor to a political party is not the same as being a traitor to this country. We watched the last minute switch in 2008 and were told that we can’t win if we’re not loyal to the GOP. Now we watch Boehner’s chronic caving; the madness with the Virginia primary ballot–and still, we can’t win if we are not loyal to the GOP. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results is for the birds. I want a horse in this race, and my gut feeling is that Romney will NOT win against Obama. If party loyalty means throwing my vote to a planned loss, count me out.

  4. Jill H says:

    Note to Mr. Van Steenwyk, You have no realistic chance of beating Jeff Flake. At least Wil Cardon vows to fund a credible campaign which is more than you offer.

    Siphoning off attention and votes matters. Jim Deakins ruined any chances for future Republican votes by aiding John McCain in 2010. Don’t become a Jim Deakins/Ross Perot. Your Republican friends would like to see you do the right thing…save your ammunition for a realistic run at a public office and give all your support to beating McCain protoge’ Jeff Flake.

  5. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    …and if libertarian moRon Paul doesn’t get his way, he’ll do the same as phony repub trump.