Strongly disagree with Texas14 regarding Trump, but I don't see anything wrong with him voting on his own poll. He's just as entitled to his vote on the topic as anyone else. And besides, he's right about it being a useful tool to get the votes and comments rolling.
On militarizing america ... To be fair he did say he was going to upgrade our military to the point that we wouldnt have to use it. So he promised at least half of what you said. The expansion part ... Not so much.
@Texas14 -- First off, if you can't correctly spell "Fascist", you aren't allowed to use the word. || OK, let's define "Fascism" || Fascism -- a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. || OK, piece-by-piece here: "[...] exalts nation and often race above the individual[...]" As Trump consistently discusses how he will "attack" China, Mexico, and other nations who are severely undercutting wages which is leading to massive unemployment and underemployment rates in our nation, totaling 30% of the population; bringing jobs back domestically to get the people back to work; we can say without debate that his focus is on the citizens and the individual's economic stability and well being as opposed to the Fascist ideology of valuing the nation over the individual. Additionally, Fascism generally holds one's own race above all others, enforcing the racist ideologies that one's own race is superior to all others. I say generally, but judging by your picture, I can assume you are insinuating that Trump is in fact a racist. So please provide factual, verifiable evidence backing your slanderous assertions. || "[...]a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader[...]" Here you are making the assertion that Trump wants to be a pre-Magna Carta style king where no laws or constitutional rights or rules apply to him and he holds full power without any opposition over the entire nation-state and applying to all subjects of "HIS" kingdom. Again, please provide factual, verifiable evidence backing your slanderous assertions. || "[...] severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition." Here you are asserting that Trump wants full, unopposed rule over economic and social rules and regulations. This is accompanied by forcible, aggressive and violent actions against any individual or group that disagrees or opposes him in any way. As I have not seen, nor have I heard anything from Trump suggesting he wishes to be the Kim Jong-Un of the U.S., again, please provide factual, verifiable evidence backing your slanderous assertions. || The only thing you have done here with this poll is show that you are one heck of a spiteful, ignorant and slanderous person with no filter what-so-ever.
@Texas14 -- In your vote, you state "He inflames racial tension, he is in favor of mega-deportation, and he has spent his life in big government-big business partnerships." || Firstly, none of these items correlate to "Fascism". Do you even understand what "Fascism" is? || Second, you state that he "inflames racial tension" Please provide factual, verifiable evidence of this slanderous assertion. || Third, you state "he is in favor of mega-deportation". This is an incorrect, and again, slanderous statement. What he says about the deportations is, illegal immigration is bad for our economy, which it is; as well as illegal immigration being a Federal Crime, which again, it is. What he proposes for his "deportation plan" is actually the same exact plan that was previously proposed by the Democrats where we have all illegal immigrants head back to their home nations that are are currently, legally under the jurisdiction of and hold sole allegiance to. Once this happens, a fast-track program will be put in place to verify the identities of each illegal immigrant to ensure they do NOT have a criminal history, followed by a fast-track path to legal status within the U.S. and approval to reenter the U.S.; legally this time. This seems pretty fair to me...You don't think so? Let's be honest here, we don't even need to deport them; we can get them to self-deport very quickly if we wanted to, simply by passing legislation requiring E-Verify across the entire private sector. The only reason this has not been enforced yet, is because all those career politicians across the nation are in the pockets of the businesses out there who want illegal immigrant workers so they can bottom out their workforce budget with below minimum wage employees. || Fourth, you state "He has spent his life in big government, big business partnerships". And? So he was and still is an amazing businessman, who did exactly what every other company in the nation does as well. So, if you want to hold that against Trump, then walk over to your parents and start calling them Fascists and horrible people. Why? Because assuming they have jobs, they participate in this same exact act by performing there job duties which results in them earning money for their bosses; the same bosses who are in these exact same partnerships. So you are saying your parents are terrible people. Furthermore, does this mean you will never work a day in your life? Remember, if you do, it means you are earning money for your bosses who participate in this same exact action, which means you are also enabling this behavior, making you, yourself an accomplice to this action.
@FreedomBeforeEquality -- I know what you mean, I was saying the same thing in 2008, then again in 2012. But, right on queue, the American Public both times displayed evidence of why you can never underestimate their collective level of stupidity.
Although I'm supporting Trump 100% of the way, my money is on Hilary. Come on, it's a woman. She'll be voted in because she's a woman, not because she has any logical, rational ideas to make the country better. Same for Obama. He's black. He had relatively the same ideas as everyone else. It's change, people think a "different" (race/gender) president is going to be a good thing, without even looking at who that person is. Although Obama hasn't been horrible, I can tell Hilary won't be ideal. And you can thank the hypocritical feminist ideologies when she gets voted in.
@Mister_Man -- Obama is horrible, I spent years keeping the hope in the back of my mind that Obama had some grand master super chess champion plan he was in the process of setting up. Now, I look out both domestically and internationally and see nothing but failure compounded by pure narcissism. I mean seriously, not a single thing he has done came with national growth; or in the words of Trump: "He hasn't won at all, he doesn't win, he can't win, Obama is incapable of winning." Can you give examples of any wins we have had under Obama? || As for Hillary...If she is elected President, all hope for this nation is lost; if she is elected President...Bernie Mac help us.
Eh, I'm up in Canada so haven't followed a hell of a lot, but he took out Bin Laden, legalized gay marriage, and... Yeah can't really think of anything he's actually done other than just "be president." He significantly increased the national debt, sides with the lowest common denominator, decides to be politically correct instead rational, and, well, Obamacare kinda sucks. The reason I say he hasn't been "horrible" is because he hasn't done a lot of real negatives. He hasn't done a lot of positives, but he hasn't made any huge mistakes that severely impacted America. I think if Hilary is elected, she can pick up where he screwed up and ACTUALLY completely ruin the country.
@Mister_Man -- He increased unemployment from 5% when he took office to 10.5% as of last month. Underemployment increased from 7.5% when he took office to 19% as of July. When Obama leaves office, he will have accrued more national debt than every other President combined. Think about that, by himself, he has created so many handout programs and increased subsidies SO much, that he will accrue more debt than 43 presidents before him combined. Health care, is a death sentence for the private health care industry here; he delayed most of the fees and regulations until right after he leaves office so he doesn't get blamed for it; think about that, his health care plan was designed to bankrupt the private health care industry, which comprises 1/6 of the U.S. economy. He single handedly destroyed and trashed the progress we made in the Middle East which led to what we see today with ISIS grabbing territory and oil fields as well as the massive migration of all those refugees. In addition to this, he still lets Russia walk all over him, same with China, same with Mexico, same with Iran; in the past 7 years he successfully undid the progress in race relations we have built over the past 50 years. And here is one that most people don't realize: 121 murders committed by illegal immigrants have been DIRECTLY traced back to Obama's release of all the illegal immigrants from prison, violating federal law; he is an accomplice to 121 murders minimum. I'll stop there.
Thing is you think Hilary has the power to destroy everything ... Guess who has been setting the stage for her to come in and have unrestrained control when she does make it? The democrat we've had in office for the last 8 years, thats who. If shes so dangerous, it is completely Barracks fault for having weathered the Republican resistance long enough to change things and set a liberal stage for her to come into.
And yes, MakeSensePeopleDont is absolutely right (above). If you lived here those negatives would be alot more apparent to you. It doesn't surprise me that the gay rights thing is the only thing that resonated outside, especially in your country. They only kicked over the news in Canada about stuff they care about over there. Alot of people down here find that to be a negative too, really.
Well he wasn't my choice to begin with so with you pointing all that out, I'd have to just agree with you more. I haven't really been following American politics until the last year or so, but after you pointed out what you did, I've realized how right you are about what a bad president he was. I think up in Canada we aren't really shown how he's tied to things like all these immigrants pouring in to other countries, or ISIS taking power because he took out the leading radical organizations, etc. Meh, let's hope Trump trumps Hilary and reverses all the damages Obama has done. But we all know that won't happen because of the libcuck society America has become.
You guys have a couple moderates too. (seems only liberals and moderates there from my perspective). But the current guy you have in was against that stuff. They seem to be holding out. I saw a debate on TV of theirs ... Wildly different from ours. Every single statement a guy made was getting personally slammed by the other two. None of them have anything nice to say about each other. We save that kind of disagreeing until the general election here ... Start easy with the primaries and then move up. Tom Mulcair though was rubbing me the wrong way the whole time ... Sounded like a Bernie Sanders to me.
@CodyNiskanen -- You confuse lack of respect with honesty. Sometimes the truth hurts. I mean look at what the government just did with the Iran Nuke Deal, they spent weeks blasting off about how bad this is and how they will go to the ends of the Earth to stop the agreement from going through. Today they held their votes and they all flopped and voted against stopping the agreement. They have a simple, legal solution in their hands by way of the Corker Bill which Obama has not yet satisfied, yet not a single congressmen will use it to stop the agreement. So when a man like Trump stands up and says they are all worthless, lying, good for nothing, losers and continues bashing them, that is pure honesty; it has nothing to do with lack of respect.
@thigner -- To start with, just as I said in an earlier comment to the original poster Texas14; if you cannot do /list the most basic and simplistic action in Fascism, which is correctly spelling the word Fascism, you have no business categorizing individuals or groups as fascist. Second, for decades now, American citizen have increasingly identified individuals and groups that have a differing opinion or belief in politics and economics as fascists. However, when presented the task of defining what Fascism is, only a VERY small handful of the users of this word can provide a definition for the word; even more shocking is the disproportionate number of users that when posed this task, are unable to provide even a piece of the definition, sometime even a coherent sentence seems to elude these individuals. So, going at this with the assumption that not a single one of the contributors here asserting that Trump is a fascist can even BEGIN to define Fascism; for this reason, in a previous post, I defined Fascism then followed that up by taking the definition piece-by-piece, comparing Trump to each individual piece of the definition of Fascism. The conclusion of this comparison clearly shows that Trump is not even remotely close to a fascist. Sad part is, this proof won't change any minds on this poll; people simply need justification for their slanderous attacks on Trump and it does not matter if it is based on fact or not. Finally, you state that these slanderous attacks are reason that Trump is not the right guy to be president. However, if we take a look at all of the polls being taken during his campaign, Trump is by leaps and bounds the front runner. These early polls are collected overwhelmingly from the well-informed voter base; the section of the population that actually pays attention to, follows, and even studies politics so they know what they are talking about and who they are voting for. Unfortunately, once we get closer to the primary elections, all those ignorant and low-information voters will start to come out of the woodwork, giving ridiculous opinions and even voting based on...Well nothing logical; this is when Trump will end up getting railroaded if he is not prepared and ahead of the game.
@slo1 -- Let me ask you a question quick; what are you talking about? Do you mean those times he was honest and said he would lobby congress back in the day to get what he wanted from them? Or are you referring to the time recently where they tried to embarrass Trump by bringing up the fact that he filed for bankruptcy in NJ on behalf of his property? Or is there something else? || As far as Trump previously using a system he never wants to again, adding the qualifier "if [...]": What system are you referencing?