Up for Debate: Trump to host GOP debate

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:19am

What's your take on Donald Trump hosting a GOP debate later this month? Good idea or bad idea? Showbiz or politics?


Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

42 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 12/8/11 at 3:09

Keeping with the GOP topic, but on the smut side, google Jerome Corsi smear artist.

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 5:20

Trump recenty divulged his net worth: His Co. has assets of $7. billion and $300 million in cash.
When he's on the phone over at FOX & Friends, he's an ego-manic who's absolutely positive America is ruined and will get worse the longer Obama stays in office.
In person, his skin is orange as well as his blown over hair.
His mouth is too small for the size of his head. He's always "puickering".
He'll fit in nicely with the gaggle of other idiots running for President.

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 6:43

This just in: Because Trump is still considering running, only 3 candidates are going to show up.
What a joke!

By: gdiafante on 12/8/11 at 6:50

I think it's safe to say the GOP nomination process is officially a three-ring circus. If I were Obama, I'd just sit tight, act like an adult and let the GOP destroy themselves.

I am actually embarrassed for the sane Conservatives.

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 6:58

Good morning, Nashville!

Of course it's showmanship and grand theater...that's all American politics is these days. The general public has little input; special interest groups craft the legislation, bribed politicians simply introduce the legislation....each lawmaker's vote is determined by who donated how much.

Since their "jobs" are phony; their selection process is equally phony.

A US Senator has to raise about 10K every day, on average, to be able to spend the millions that it takes to run for a Senate seat...our junior Senator from NY, Kirsten Gillibrand, for example, spent 24 million dollars to win her seat....do the math...it's a 6-year election cycle....about 10 grand per day has to be pulled in from supporters.

Given the extent of the corruption of our federal government, it is only a matter of time before the republic collapses into chaos and anarchy.

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 7:14

All of these GOP hopefuls should go on the Jay Leno and Letterman shows, or the Daily show...we might as well get some belly laughs out of the buggered system.

GD is right, Obama just needs to sit tight, keep his nose clean and act Presidential.....and keep doing what the Israel Lobby dictates...if he can do those basic things, he's good for four more years....sure, he is the Reneger-In-Chief; but the alternatives are simply ludicrous.

With Obama re-elected, and with the Congress going full GOP control mode, we can expect more gridlock until 2016, or so. The Republicans will thwart Obama's every move...they hate his guts.

By: Kosh III on 12/8/11 at 7:18

"I am actually embarrassed for the sane Conservatives"

I'm sure that Howard Baker, Bob Dole and the few others left are equally embarrassed.

By: yogiman on 12/8/11 at 7:20

The money being spent on election re-affirms my argument where campaign money should be allowed to be received from, Loner.

1. The President should only be allowed to received money from American citizens. They are representing the people, not the corporations or industries or foreign nations.

2. The Senators should only be permitted to receive campaign money from the American citizens of the state they are seeking to represent (or are supposed to be). Again, no corporations or industries or foreign nations.

3. Members of the House should only be allowed to receive campaign money from the American citizens of the District of the State the are seeking to represent. Again, no corporations or industries or foreign nations.

No one person, or organization should be given the privilege of buying them out.

By: Kosh III on 12/8/11 at 7:23

I am not surprised that the GOP now seem to venerate Trump. After all, like Gingrich and Reagan, he is an adulterer and has committed the sin of divorce several times.
He's been in legal trouble with the SEC, he has been bankrupt at least once and close to it other times. He has the morals of an alley cat and won't hesitate to frak over anyone who gets in his way.
He's a Republican Saint and role model.

By: Kosh III on 12/8/11 at 7:26

I agree with Yogi about relection money, I would also add that we need to murder corporations: no more personhood except for flesh and blood persons and only flesh and blood persons have any rights.
The Boards and Execs of corporations should be personally liable for wrong-doing: e.g. The Execs of BP should already be in jail for the murder of 9 employees in the Gulf and for the enormous poisoning of the biosphere.

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 7:28

...Dole's still trying to get rid of that 4+ hour boner.
I was impressed Obama invoke Teddy Roosevelt's 1901 concepts. And was a Republican to boot.
Obama is as smart as a whip.
Unless Arnold Swartznegger gains citizenship and a Constitutional exemption and runs, none of these fools can beat him.

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 7:41

Yogi's 7:20 post makes sense....there IS hope for change?

I agree, Kosh, the Citizens United decision could be more harmful to our Republic than Al Qaeda ever was.

D7, Nelson Rockefeller would not recognize today's GOP...there is no secular wing of the GOP....born-again after-lifers have hijacked the Party of Lincoln.....Holy Wars Suck.

I'm in Albany...4 inches of snow fell last night....beautiful sight, crappy stuff to drive through, however....the Summer is over.

By: govskeptic on 12/8/11 at 7:49

With his continued remarks about possibly running himself, he's
certainly giving the remaining committed or uncommitted a great
reason to say no to this event. If half of the candidates were to show
up, it might be as interesting as any of the others.

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 7:58

See the blizzard in Memphis?

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 8:14

Just saw a pic of Gingrich's "gay" sister...This beast is backing Obama.
Good grief!
And I thought Chaz Bono was hideous.
At least the gay Rachael Maddow is attractive.
Shaving your head, getting prison type tats, and gaining 100#'s is attractive to gays?
They've lost me.

By: BenDover on 12/8/11 at 8:22

The moderators thus far except for maybe Bret Baier have all been Obama lovers. Why should every major outing of the Republican hopefuls be spun first hand by people who want the Republicans to lose?

Obama won't have to face any hostile debate 'moderators'.

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 8:33

Newt could raise some campaign cash by selling his own brand of hair spray...Hair-Helmet-in-a-Can....Newt's "do" looks like a hair helmet, without the chin strap...I would be nice to see Newt's Hair Helmet alongside Trump's Cosmic-Comb-Over on the same stage, at the same time.....the smell of hairspray on that stage would be over-powering...and the atmosphere could even be inflammable, if not explosive.....Imagine a hair spray related fire in the TV studio, on live national television...I'd tune in for that.

Newt looks rather gay, IMO, must be the hairdo....what do his young male volunteers look like? Probably flaming homosexuals.....not that there's anything wrong with flaming homos...it's the GOP anti-gay hypocrisy that bugs me. It would not surprise me to learn that the Newt is a flaming fruit...he walks funny.

By: BenDover on 12/8/11 at 8:43

"Newt's "do" looks like a hair helmet, without the chin strap" lol loner

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 8:49

I listened to Rush yesterday too, Ben, you have mimicked his take on the Trump debates perfectly. Nearly verbatim...do you get the Limbaugh Newsletter?

The truth is that the big US media are all owned and operated by Zionists, as Helen Thomas pointed out...they are not eager to see Obama re-elected; Limbaugh's allegation is false.

Yesterday, before a group of fat cat Jewish Republicans, Newt promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...this would recognize the OT and E J'lem as Israeli territory....Mitt tried to out suck the Newt...he promised to visit Israel as his first state visit, if elected POTUS. It's a suck-up contest.

Former NYC Mayor, Ed Koch, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, defected to the Tea Party last November...encouraged by that, Eric Cantor is trying to flip the Jewish vote & money over to the GOP-TP side...if Obama loses Jewish support, he's toast and he knows it....that could even destroy the Democratic Party.

By: Loner on 12/8/11 at 8:55

Glad you liked that, Ben...have not had my meds yet....no-smoking suite here....gotta go out to the parking lot and check out my car...play some tunes on the radio and jam along on the whistle....while enjoying a bit of Mother Nature, of course....gimme 15 minutes.

By: serr8d on 12/8/11 at 9:06

Meh. What Trump has done (accumulating wealth) is more than any Democrat could do without disavowing their newfound Marxist ideology. Of course, there are Democrats who are wealthy; but that's more corruption than actual business acumen I'll warrant.

The real topic should be what to do about the SCOAMF Obama, who is destroying this little Republic. No one is mentioning his speech at Osawatomie two days ago? Here, allow me to speak on Baracky at Osawatomie. It was...

Publicly-funded neo-Marxist Class Warfare, presented on the public dime. Seems Barack Obama is reaching out to the Occupy Wall Street crowd, doesn't it? Who can deny that Barack Obama is anything but a class-warfare-indulging, community-organizing neo-Marxist looking to attract the soft, weak, compliant, expectant, fat, dumb and happy Americans who want things handed to them, and are willing to give up their freedoms to get on some form of Government dole.

His speech is a perfect example of what we can expect from Barack Hussein Obama right up until November 2012, when hopefully he'll be kicked to the curb by real Americans. But know this: he's going to do whatever he can to attract the weak 'Americans' who expect to have things given to them. Buying votes, that's all Barack Obama and Democrats can do; he certainly can't run on his miserable record, now can he?

SCOAMF. Put that in your g00gle and smoke it.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/8/11 at 9:07

Donald Trump just really irritates me for some reason. I really wish he would get bone cancer or have a massive heart attack and go away forever.

By: serr8d on 12/8/11 at 9:10

Heh. Barack Obama's 'Godfather' Speech...

Most press accounts of Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the "president of the United States." And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party.


He's one sorry POS, our little prezzidint-man.

By: serr8d on 12/8/11 at 9:11

NewYorker1, may you should suffer the same fates you wish on others.

By: BenDover on 12/8/11 at 9:20

Missed Rush yesterday but happy to hear he's on the same wave-length there loner.

By: serr8d on 12/8/11 at 9:22

Find any Sarah Palin speech, and compare it to Baracky's Osawatomie speech. Tell me who's targeting and attracting the dumber, stupider, and farther-from-real-American audience? Which person's speech is looking for votes amongst the sorrier crowd?

What an awful SCOAMF you Democrats selected as president. Don't you ever say anything about BOOOOOOOOOSH! again, y'hear?

By: bfra on 12/8/11 at 9:40

Sarah can't talk, right now, she is watching Russia from her window to see how Putin is doing.

By: brrrrk on 12/8/11 at 10:09

Up for Debate: Trump to host GOP debate


By: brrrrk on 12/8/11 at 10:10

serr8d said

"Find any Sarah Palin speech, and compare it to Baracky's Osawatomie speech. Tell me who's targeting and attracting the dumber, stupider, and farther-from-real-American audience?"

Well, she attracts you........ nuff said.

By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 10:18

Palin always had a screw loose. Little Bristol was giving the hockey puck an early Christmas gift...in August. Speaking of screwing.
Bachmann has actually shown signs of improvement. Her husband has a "cure" rate of over 50%. Gays to heterosexuals that proclaim, Jesus!
As President? Not a chance, no way.
Palin? Not a chance.
It's Gingrich vs. Romney and both have so much baggage they cannot possibly win.
But, American elected the Chimp-in-Chief, so I guess anything's possible.

By: brrrrk on 12/8/11 at 10:22

So, did Newt break the law by promising to appoint John Bolton Secretary of State?

Section 599 of the Federal Election Campaign Laws.

"Promise of appointment by candidate

Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

By: NewYorker1 on 12/8/11 at 10:24

serr8d, that really hurts. LOL....

By: zmania on 12/8/11 at 11:15

I think its a bad idea. Donald Trump is a joke. Just look at his hairpiece. I mean, how can he host a debate when obviously he doesn't like some of the " contestants " on this game show?

This whole GOP debate process is a crying shame. The candidates know the topics in advance. I wish real life was like that. None of them show any type of real leadership. They talk about national security and education and in the same breath talk about privatization of the TSA and Dept of Education. These people are whack jobs. Maybe they should do that game show. Americans could use a good laugh.

By: judyboodo@yahoo.com on 12/8/11 at 11:45

This is a first, I've never seen as much agreement on this board as that about campaign financing. Yogi's 7:20 is right on, I would also be afraid that for federal elections we need term limits. 85% incumbent reelection rate is way to high! One term in the Senate, Two in the House. Politics should not be a career. No Lifetime anything, especially health insurance. Serve your term and then go home and live under the same laws you passed for all of us.Ditto the SCOUS and corporations. I agree also. But I like the concept of the "debates", this is the only way most Americans get to see and hear the candidates other than in sound bites, you get to form your own opinions. God knows if we had had more of them before 2008 we maybe would have figured out just what "hopelessness and change" we were in for.

By: yogiman on 12/8/11 at 12:18


There is term limits on congress. It's called elections... or so they say. When Harry Truman got the term limit for the President's office he also tried to get congress in on that bill but they wouldn't accept it. They only okay-ed the limit for the president.

And I also believe it was a mistake to place the Supreme Court in lifetime positions. They should have term limits, or at least put an age limit on them. They are now determining the laws based on their political party instead of the Constitution.

Go back in history and you'll see people went to congress and served one or two terms and went home. Then they found out that could make a career out of it. And you can now see what we have.

By: yogiman on 12/8/11 at 12:29


I also believe the 17th Amendment needs to be repealed. Out nation was founded by several "countries" joining together because they were in the same "boundary lines" and felt they should be friends with each other.

That's why the Senate seats were made to be filled by the governments of the states. When the 17th Amendment was passed, that took away the control of the senate from the states giving all of congress it to the general population.

We need to go back to our founder's plans. Amazing how those men though like they did 235 years ago. Wish we could get their ancestors in to our nation.

By: brrrrk on 12/8/11 at 2:01

Who knew that Jonathan Swift was actually channeling Newt when he wrote this....


By: dargent7 on 12/8/11 at 2:37

Hey, fellas. Remind me not to do any graduate work at Virginia Tech.

By: govskeptic on 12/8/11 at 2:44

After the "New Gingrich" is through with his first debate with the President,
I'm sure all on this board will be won over. Kosh II and III may not be and
Loner questionable, but remainder will be cheering!

By: yogiman on 12/8/11 at 3:54

Gotta wait 'n see, govskeptic. Newt acts as egotistical as Barry Soetoro. Constitutionally knowledgeable, yes, true American? I'm not sure. I think he's more true Gingrich.

By: shef2 on 12/8/11 at 4:19

The Donald and The Newt belong together.
They should both walk off, hand-in-hand, into the sunset...
Ahhh, nice vision... Bye Bye...

By: brrrrk on 12/8/11 at 4:28

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." - Harry Truman