Overnight Open Thread

Trump said fuhgeddaboudit.


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139 Responses to Overnight Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    For any other candidate this might be suicide. But the normal rules don’t apply to The Donald.

    • Somebody says:

      I was going to say the same thing. It could be political suicide, but it is teflon Don so who knows??

    • Venus says:

      Bret Hume just reminded Megyn that Reagan skipped Iowa debate and GHWB was able to win it, but Reagan went on to win the nomination, so it didn’t really hurt him.

  2. Somebody says:

    BTW did anybody read the press release?? Was it that bad??

  3. lyn says:


    Trump Campaign Statement on FOX News Debate

    (New York, NY) January 26th, 2016 – As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low-rated afterthoughts.

    Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and FOX News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. There have already been six debates, and according to all online debate polls including Drudge, Slate, Time Magazine, and many others, Mr. Trump has won all of them, in particular the last one. Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process – and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity.

    He will not be participating in the FOX News debate and will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated so horribly by our all talk, no action politicians. Like running for office as an extremely successful person, this takes guts and it is the kind mentality our country needs in order to Make America Great Again.

  4. taw46 says:

    I like the statement his campaign issued. Don’t blame him for walking away. Saw Megyn’s intro Monday night, and she made some comment about this election will look different after Thursday night debate. WTF? Announcing a “planned takedown”? Just was strange to me.

  5. Myiq2xu says:

    I think undecided voters don’t follow the daily drama of the political sphere.

  6. taw46 says:

    I also watched first 10 min of Kelly File tonight, she seemed pissed he walked. Then, she had Brit Hume on and it became a whine fest about Trump being mean to her. And they talk about Trump’s ego. I turned it off.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      How many people who watch TKF are undecided? How many of those live in Iowa?

    • leslie says:

      So did I (turn it off). I watched “Homeland” episodes before my free intro to Showtime expires. Much better use of my time.

      • lyn says:

        I watched the five season recently. I love that show. Obama should be watching it.

        • leslie says:

          Yup. That’s what I’m watching… Season 5. So far, it is better that season 4 and I’m loving it. (enough to actually pay for Showtime if I don’t finish watching season 5 before my free month ends.)

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  9. taw46 says:

    As someone who has watched all the R debates, won’t watch this one. Did not like the snarky press release by FOX.

    • Mary says:

      Agree completely. This is not about Megan Kelly, although she’d like to think it is. It’s about the snarky press release. Fox owes Trump an apology for that.

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  12. Venus says:

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Patton was the walking, talking definition of a hero. Today’s cry bullies wouldn’t last 5 seconds in the same room with him.

    • mothy67, says:

      Re: House of Cards
      I found it refreshing to hate Underwood, but then it was like House. Predictable. I saw Spacey on B’way in The Iceman Cometh. He seemed to me too intense. I was disracted from O’Neil by him. He got raves. I thought Tony Danza as the bartender stole the show. I will watch season 4 out of curiosity. Funny when I was watching it the obligatory gay/bi thing happened and I thought I bet the x-files revamp has something gay. Sure enough episode 2.
      I’m gay but it gets a bit exhausting.

  13. taw46 says:

    Cruz on Hannity, really going after Trump. Hannity joining in, which surprised me. Guess FOX is worried about ratings and advertising money for the debate. And surprise, surprise, no one has mentioned that snarky press release.

  14. Underwhelmed says:

    The people are bigger than the elites and the establishment. I wonder if, at long long last, the people are finally waking up to that fact.

  15. lyn says:

    Stefan Molyneux simplifies Trump’s U.S. immigration stance: People who want small government want to keep big-government cultures out. He also states that Donald Trump is not a candidate; he is a murder weapon against the GOPe.

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  17. 1539days says:

    The smart move for the other GOP candidates is to not mention Trump. I doubt that will happen.

    • taw46 says:

      Hannity talked to Rubio, who did not comment, said he hoped Trump was there. Carson would not say anything negative, said he thought Trump would be there. Cruz piled on, calling Trump afraid of Megyn (said that about 10 times). He also set up some website, Ducking Donald. Christie, not negative, but on and on how you always have to show up. Those are the ones I saw tonight.

      • 1539days says:

        I meant at the debate. Fox shouldn’t ask any questions about him either. If the media treated Trump like just another candidate, his Twitter would be the only story generator.

        • Somebody says:

          Fox will use the debate to bash Trump. They’ll ask the other candidates to weigh in and pile on Trump.

          I’m curious 1539, did you see the press release? Nothing in that press release gave you pause? What if they had said similar things about one of the other candidates??

          • 1539days says:

            Trump spent about a week saying that Megyn Kelly shouldn’t host because she’s unfair to him and hedging that he might not show up unless certain concessions were made. Frankly, the press release was just an excuse Trump needed to pull out of Iowa. If he loses, he’ll probably win New Hampshire. If he wins Iowa, he’ll make the media look irrelevant. Fox caught Trump off guard and he wants to make them pay.

  18. elliesmom says:

    When candidates agree to a debate, they are agreeing to debate each other, not debate the moderator. TV personalities have injected themselves into the debates, and that’s not good for the candidates or the voters. Time to go back to the days when debates were hosted by the League of Women Voters and move them to CSPAN.

    • Venus says:

      Thank you — the League of Women Voters knew how to conduct a debate.

    • taw46 says:

      Yes, I agree.

    • elliesmom says:

      When i was a kid,my first introduction to the League was through watching the debates they hosted. When I became a voter, one of the first things I did was join the League. I have always admired how uncommitted they remain to any candidate or political party. OTOH, at the local level League members often prepare position papers on various issues. Before the League releases them for publication, they undergo serious vetting. It was the League’s position on maintaining water quality standards that got me interested in water issues, which turned into my first serious foray into local politics as a candidate myself instead of working for someone else. I wish they had the national recognition now they had then.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        My mom joined the LWV in the early 70’s. I learned to drive in a car with a LWV bumper sticker on the back. She was the local chapter president more than once. She still goes to some of the meetings but she isn’t as active anymore.

  19. taw46 says:

    Hannity begging Trump to reconsider, said FOX’s door is open. That is how he ended his show tonight.

  20. Venus says:

    Fox is now calling Trump a terrorist! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hacks gotta hack.

  21. DandyTIger says:

    And let’s see what Scott has to say:

    Now let’s say you are Donald Trump, the scariest Republican that any Democrat has seen in ages. What is the one best thing he can do to separate himself from the Republican machine and show that he can be a deal-maker for everyone? Answer: Punch FOX News in the mouth. Right in front of you.

    Democrats are watching. Trump is framing himself as an enemy of their enemy. (Democrats hate FOX News.)

    Trump’s setup here is pure genius. He doesn’t know how it will end, but he is making sure he goes where the odds are deeply in his favor.

  22. Myiq2xu says:

    Trump had little to gain and much to lose at the debate. It would be everybody’s last chance to score points on him.

    Why should he agree to play pinata?

  23. Venus says:

    Panelist on CNN said: Trump turned entire debate into the “undercard” debate!!

    OMFG — I don’t think its legal to have all the fun I’m having with this election. Thank you, Donald J. Trump!


    • lyn says:

      I blame Sarah Palin!

    • Shez ZK says:

      Did you see the tweet that said Thursday is now the Kiddie debate? I’ve been falling all over the place laughing all night.

      President-Elect Trump. They’re melba, as in toast.

      I just saw Ann Coulter call out Tammy Bruce, and Tammy had the gall to respond that Ann was impugning Tammy’s lying ass integrity! So many are being flat out exposed and they are flip freaking out.

  24. mothy67, says:

    Imagine if Hillary/McCain/Romney had said Fuck Off.

  25. Myiq2xu says:

    The Trump Method of Negotiation:

  26. DandyTIger says:

    Ace’s take:

    So in other words, a representative and spokesman for Fox goes out and makes the exact case against Trump that all the Rubio supporters and Establishment people are making against him, that he’s thin-skinned and if he can’t stand up to Megyn Kelly, how can he stand up to world dictators?

    Now, if you don’t like Trump, you might very well agree with that sentiment.

    But, dig this: A media organization is really not supposed to act as a house organ for a particular faction of a political party.

    Whether you agree with it or not, a media organization is supposed to have no particular opinion on the sentiment.

    At least they’re not supposed to broadcast it.

    At the very least.

    Eh, let me parrot back the establishment critics’ favorite anti-Trump charge back to them.

    They’ve taken it as a mantra, in attacking Trump’s supporters, “You hate it when Obama does it, but you love it from Trump.”

    Well to them I’d say:

    You hate it when MSNBC does it, but you love it from Fox.

    As long as Fox is going after the candidate you want to knock out, so that millions more people can see Marco Rubio appear overpolished and underwhelming at a debate.

    By the way: I think this is a very risky move on Trump’s part. He’s letting these guys have free shots at him all night long.

    It’s also a risky move for Fox. Fox may think it’s King Shit of F*** Mountain, but a lot of us have been pretty down on Fox for a long, long time.

    Every fighter looks invincible until he gets knocked the f*** out.

    Personally, with them playing games and not having the front-runner in the debate, I’ll be hard pressed to gin up the interest to watch another one of these things.

    I’ll just watch Cruz’s clips the next day.

    • 1539days says:

      Trump has been forcing this issue all week. It’s not like he was ready to debate and the statement came out. He was really trying to win the debate before he got on stage. It his art of the deal. It the same way he makes sure he can make a real estate deal by greasing the palms of politicians.

      My guess is that he has a lock on NH but is much weaker in Iowa. When he loses Iowa, he can now use this debate as an excuse, just like the way he personally never declared bankruptcy, it just sort of happened near some of his other business deals.

      And if you think I’m unfair, the media is going to be Satan against Trump.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Fox has been in love with the GOPe for way too long. Time to break them up. Falling on their swords over hubris is probably the best way for this to work out. I’m tired of mediaheads thinking they’re the story. Of all persuasions. Just reeks of unprofessionalism.

    • Somebody says:

      The media never, ever, not once piled on Obama like this, not even Fox.

  27. DandyTIger says:

    Best election evah! 🙂

  28. Myiq2xu says:

    After reading the online reactions to this story for the past couple hours I have concluded that what you thought about Trump before this story broke will 99% probability determine what you think of this story.

    IOW – It ain’t gonna change any minds.

  29. Venus says:

    Well, well, well. look who FOX invited to “participate” in the debate — a Muslim activist who FALSELY claims that Trump wants Muslims to wear special badges and accuses him of “hate speech.”
    Trump is crazy like a fox to tell FOX to F off.

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    And of course:

  32. Dora says:

    The rioters in Baltimore are just expressing their frustration. Leave them alone. These ranchers are dangerous to society though. We have to get them! 😦

    BOMBSHELL: Rancher LaVoy Finicum Shot and Killed by Feds While he was laying face down in the street


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