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Many years ago. Many years a guy taught me how to play poker at the frat house. He once told me something that made me never want to gamble again:

There is a reason casinos build billion dollar buildings. It is good to be the house.

The odds are, well in the favor of the House. I mean they are gamed to make money. That would be why it is "strange" Donald Trump's gaming concerns have had to declare bankruptcy three times.

I am seeing from the right he is a successful business person. Really? He lost money in a casino. Three times. How does the "House" lose money?

I think folks on my side, our side, can't frame things. We want to focus on his bizarre ideas that he is a birther. This goes past what we should say. The man says he is a successful business person and he can't make money gambling.

That should be pounded home.

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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 04:07:29 PM PDT

  •  The Man Has Declared Bankruptcy (13+ / 0-)

    three times. Let me say that again. Three times.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 04:10:26 PM PDT

  •  He's Been Married Three Times..... (3+ / 0-)
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    webranding, LynneK, janl1776

    Something is askew with his judgement.  I know the rich can afford to shed wives, but he still can't pick 'em.  

    And that hair.  He's like a pot bellied emperor no one will confront.  He needs a makeover.   I won't rest until I see him in a crew cut.  I sense there's something under that hair he just doesn't want us to see.  

    •  I Am 41 And Never Been Married (2+ / 0-)
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      drmah, LynneK

      but I like to think if if do get married (and I'd love to fall in love) it wouldn't be a thing where I'd go with a lot of wives. I can see one mistake, we all make them. We change. But three. Not sure how that would happen.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 04:32:54 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  One divorce can be overlooked (1+ / 0-)
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        LynneK

        like Reagan's -- heck, he was in Hollywood you know and they all have a lot of divorces, Martha. But three, like Trump and Gingrich? That's going to raise some eyebrows in flyover country. (Then again, when we got an update on the Midwest cousins, most of them were on their 2nd or 3rd marriages, while those of us in "immoral" California are still on our first spouses of record -- marriage length stretching from almost 45 years for my oldest sister to 20 years for yours truly.)

        Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

        by Cali Scribe on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 06:14:49 PM PDT

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        •  Oscar Wilde's line (0+ / 0-)

          from "The Importance of Being Earnest":

          To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

          "One man's Mede is another man's Persian." - George S. Kaufman

          by Dbug on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 11:39:48 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  What was the line from the Godfather? (0+ / 0-)

    When Michael visits Mo Green? And they discuss how his casinos are losing money? Something like:

    Mo: Are you saying I'm cheating?
    Michael: No. Just unlucky, I guess.

    BTW, I can't get it out of my head the Obama only scores 47% against this guy. To me, that says he is vulnerable, though it's unlikely the Republicans will find anyone to take advantage of it.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 04:33:10 PM PDT

    •  That's more the celebrity factor (1+ / 0-)
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      LynneK

      or maybe the Celebrity Apprentice factor in Trump's case; people are only reacting to what they see on the TeeVee. It's why Palin polled well when she first started running in 2008...until people really got to know her. Once people get to know the real Donald (maybe we can get some help from Ivana on this?), the numbers will turn around.

      Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

      by Cali Scribe on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 06:17:32 PM PDT

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  •  How many people know anything about the Donald? (1+ / 0-)
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    LynneK

    I think that if he were to  run, all the information that came out would change minds of potential supporters.

    This is for ratings for his show.

    If you want to know the real answer: Just ask a Mom.

    by tacklelady on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 05:07:30 PM PDT

  •  Are u suggesting a casino could never loose money? (2+ / 0-)
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    DennisMorrison, VClib
    Really? He lost money in a casino. Three times. How does the "House" lose money?

    Basic business: revenue/profit - cost/overhead.

    If a casino could never loose money, no one with any money would ever create a different type of business.

    Not to defend Trump, but ANY business can lose, even (or especially) a casino.

    What's The Matter With Kansas? -Nothing. Folks like to have their dreams, is all.

    by RyanBTC on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 05:10:53 PM PDT

  •  Chill, everyone. The Donald has inherited (0+ / 0-)

    Perot's misfortune.  Even if he has great ideas, nobody wants to listen to that voice for 4 years.  I don't think there's a chance in hell he could be elected, and I don't think he's serious about running.

    Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by Hanging Up My Tusks on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 05:37:27 PM PDT

  •  Donald Trump fits in perfectly ... (1+ / 0-)
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    LynneK

    ... with the GOP 2012 primary field.

    Three wives? That didn't discourage Giuliani or Gingrich.

    When the Donald stands on the debate stage next to Newt, Bachmann, and Herman Cain, who's to say who is the weirdo?

  •  It's amazing what one can do when they inherit (5+ / 0-)

    their wealth from a Daddy that practically owned a major portion of the real estate in Queens NY at one time.

    Trump:  Just another reality show loser, BS, gum flapping member of "The Lucky Sperm Club".

    Ignore him, and he'll go away:  If we are lucky...

    Hey Boehner and the Republicans: WHERE ARE THOSE JOBS YOU PROMISED????

    by LamontCranston on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 05:54:24 PM PDT

  •  dude is not smart or goodlooking, he's rich. (0+ / 0-)

    he was born rich & he is famous for being rich. he is an old guy version of paris hilton, only with less class & no looks. if he hadn't been born rich he'd be cliff clavin & only boring the fuck out of one or two people.

    Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. The Gita 3.21

    by rasbobbo on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 08:30:50 PM PDT

  •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

    So tonight I joined a couple of girlfriends at the neighborhood tavern.  Two women I thought had their heads bolted on pretty tight.  Then I learned that they watched some interview with the Wig and were alllll freaking gaga over him.  When I brought up his Birther status, they actually agreed with him.  I wanted to puke. Hard.

    I can't believe this...persona...is actually "getting away with it". =o(

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