Donald Trump really put on a show at an outdoor rally in Dubuque, Iowa today:

And who would know more about stagecraft than somebody who advised Obama?

The only things missing were the Greek columns, right?

  • D H

    Air Force One has a theme song?

    who knew?

    • johnstretton

      Yes. I believe currently it is a bugler sounding Retreat.

      • interestedobserver2

        Now THAT’S a great line!!!! 😉

      • Snowblind

        Not Yakwty Sax?

        Maybe one is for taking off, and the other for arriving?

    • AMD_Afficionado

      It is one of Harrison Ford’s better movies but I wouldn’t have recognized the theme song either (not one of Goldsmith’s more memorable ones).

    • Karla1953


    • interestedobserver2

      I presume they are talking about the music from the movie. The actual AF One doesn’t have a “theme song” — unless you count “Hail to the Chief…”

  • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

    So, who brags about Axelrod supporting them? A Democrat undercover operative?
    I tire of this drama and circus.

    • Karla1953

      Oh I think many tired of it long ago……………this gal did.

    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      ..A DemoPlant indeed…It seems that Rump (oops-meant-to-write-Trump-but-I-like-my-typo” actually believes what the last TIME-magazine said about him: “#HowTrumpWon (and all he needs now are the votes)”…Trump’s been behaving as if the nomination is just a formality. Last week, in fact, he spoke of having Scott Brown as his VP-running-mate, which caused a Boston-friend on Facebook to swoon over DT…until I reminded my friend that Trump was campaigning in New Hampshire at the time (where Brown ran for Senate in 2014) which means that DT’s pandering for NH-primary-votes.

  • FaithColeridge33

    Like him or not this is how I like to think of America. I little bigger, a little bolder, a little more fun. Not a shaky sexual predator and a felonious grandma speaking to 30 people in a stinky room.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      I like the American exceptionalism message, but Trump is most definitely the wrong messenger.

    • Gislef

      ” I little bigger, a little bolder, a little more fun.”

      P.T. Barnum certainly took that to heart.

      • FaithColeridge33

        And he was a success wasn’t he?

        • BillinDetroit

          We need someone to run a country … not more circus clowns.

    • kd

      Trump is a Dorito?

    • wrestlefan01

      obama was about bigger and bolder as well..look what that got us.

  • tim

    Just the mention of axlerod’s name makes me feel all slimy and in need of a long shower. That guy is scum personified

    • Suzyqpie

      Axerod & Rahm, that scrapping sound ya hear, yeah, it’s the bottom of the barrel….
      Both of them total political hacks of the worst order.

    • Sanchez

      Like axle grease.

      • BigSky1970

        Axle grease serves a purpose.

        • Randy K

          The grease serves a purpose when BHO gets “behind” them. 🙂

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Would Trump consider flying in Air Force One to be “slumming it”?

    • littlerobo

      Yes, yes he would, and rightfully so.

  • Giuseppe Franco

    Trump has the worst unfavorable rating among the general electorate of anyone in the race at 60% and would have the worst unfavorable rating for a nominee in history.

    By contrast, a very weak Hillary Clinton has an unfavorable rating of 52%.

    Sure, let’s nominate this asshole. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Roy

      And you’re suggesting which candidate?

      • Giuseppe Franco

        As Buckley used to say, nominate the most conservative candidate who can win.

        That would be Rubio. It’s not a coincidence that Team Clinton is terrified of him.

        • Conservative4Ever

          LMAO! Rubio is NOT a conservative. Only one conservative in the race and that is Ted Cruz.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Yeah, the guy with the fourth most conservative record in the Senate isn’t conservative simply because you say so.

            Ok, chief. Whatever you say.

          • Conservative4Ever

            He’s actually 7th but with a C (79%) average. The 2nd most conservative is Ted Cruz with a A (97%) average. Rubio far too often votes with RINO’s. Nice try though.


          • Giuseppe Franco

            Not really.

            Your one selective source doesn’t jive with my three sources that state otherwise.


            “As a result, Rubio has scored a rating of 90 percent from Heritage Action, 93 percent from the Club For Growth, and 98 percent from the American Conservative Union, three conservative groups that grade Republicans on purity. By contrast, Cruz’s ratings are 98 percent, 96 percent, and 100 percent—not a huge difference. Both are far above the GOP average and rank among the most ideologically conservative senators.”

          • Conservative4Ever

            LMAO keep stretching! Conservative Review considers all actions, not selective votes that Club for Growth & ACU uses. Nice try. Conservative Review is the best way to figure out how conservative our leaders are.

          • Conservative4Ever

            I shouldn’t have to point out that your one source, Bloomberg, is an ultra liberal rag.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Downplay the source all you want but they did report accurate statistics with this comparison.

            Rubio isn’t any less of a conservative simply because you said so, but thanks anyways.

          • Conservative4Ever

            Downplay? Bloomberg is incapable of reporting anything, let alone on who or what is conservative, accurately. You need a source that is actually conservative to understand who or what is conservative. But by all means keep using a liberal rag to report who is a conservative. You’re spinning your wheels.

        • BigSky1970

          Any candidate the media likes, I dislike. Rubio is one of them.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Good for you. So vote for the guy who can’t possibly win.

    • John Howard

      Well, we went twice with an asshole pretending to be our friend, and look how that went.

      • Giuseppe Franco

        So losing to Hillary as bad as Mondale did to Reagan is your solution?

        Nominate someone who would beat Hillary – not someone who has no chance of winning.

        Romney wasn’t an asshole. You might disagree with him on issues but he’s a good man and would have been a good and competent President.

        Not only is Trump the biggest asshole of them all but he as no chance of winning the general election.

        • Perry

          November is a long way off. a lot can happen. Latest Florida poll has Trump beating both Hildebeest and Bernie here. Let a couple more Islamic terrorist attacks happen before November, and he’s likely in the WH.

          • BigSky1970

            In Michigan too.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            It will never happen. He cannot win a general election.

            His unfavorable rating right now is 60% among the electorate and it would only get worse once he becomes the nominee and the Democrats go after him with machetes.

          • Knight64

            You keep saying he is unelectable in the general because his unfavorability rating is 60%.
            First, I’d point out that this is Jan. 2016 and the general election is Nov. 2016 — so who knows what happens in 11 months.
            Second, I have voted for people I did not like because I thought they were the best option available. I don’t have to like Trump to vote for him, and neither does anyone else.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            The point being is that his unfavorable ratings aren’t going to get any better if and when he wins the nomination because the Democrats will come after him with machetes.

            Trump is not Cruz or Rubio, two candidates who have plenty of room to grow as candidates because many of the general public don’t know who they are yet.

            Trump has 100% name recognition so everyone knows who he is and already have a strong opinion of him one way or another, so his unfavorable numbers are baked in and aren’t likely to improve.

            That is why Trump is unelectable. Trump had the worst unfavorable ratings the day he announced his candidacy 8 months ago and he still has the worst by a significant margin.

          • Knight64

            I don’t agree with you.
            Do you really think that the dems will only unsheathe their machetes if the GOP nominee is Trump? They are already blasting the top five polling GOP candidates, and will just focus more as the field narrows. We should not (altho we have in the past) pick the candidate the dems want us to have. The dems are not looking out for our best interests, nor that of the country. How many of those 60% you keep citing (source, please?) are dems? They’re going to assign an unfavorable to any GOP candidate Trump or otherwise.
            Unelectable? I don’t think so. I don’t know, but I don’t think so.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            The guy Team Clinton would be absolutely thrilled to face Trump in the general election without question.

            The source comes from Gallup regarding Trump’s horrific 60% unfavorable rating. Trump would have the WORST unfavorable rating of any nominee ever.


            Here’s yet another source that drives the same argument that general election voters really, really don’t like Trump. The headline says it all.

            Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular With General Election Voters


          • Knight64

            Thank you for the citations.
            Will you be addressing any other part of my previous post? The request for source was merely a two word parenthetical statement in that post.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            The Dems will come out with machetes no matter who the GOP nominee is, but unlike Trump, candidates like Cruz or Rubio have a lot of room to grow with the general electorate because they aren’t nearly as well known and aren’t extremely unpopular as Trump.

            They can define themselves before the Dems can define them in a general election.

            The candidate Team Clinton doesn’t want to face is Rubio and it’s not even close. He can successfully use the Bill Clinton 1992 playbook against Hillary and the contrast between Rubio and Hillary on the debate stage is rather stark.

            Rubio has consistently fared the best and beats her repeatedly in a head to head match up against Hillary among all the GOP candidates. That has been the case for months.

            I know Trump and his followers love to only tout poll numbers that have him winning and this is one they’d prefer to downplay and dismiss.

            It all comes down to electability. Trump isn’t electable.

          • Knight64

            I’m not sure I agree with you yet.
            One thing that also makes one unelectable is when no one is excited about you. No one is excited about Rubio. Maybe his wife. There are people who would walk thru fire for Trump, and those who would have Cruz’ likeness tattooed on them — but there aren’t even very may people who would put a Rubio bumper sticker on their car. I don’t think Rubio is as boring as Romney or McCain, but if we don’t have someone the electorate can be passionate about, they won’t be. And lack of passion will lead to lack of votes.
            Don’t underestimate how P.O.’ed the citizenry is right now. That’s passion too. GOP should make sure not to squander that.

          • Apothis

            Then why is he effin leading the poles? Your straw man argument is a joke.

        • Apothis

          Boy are you going to be disappointed.

    • marcus tullius cicero

      …I’m not in Trump’s camp but do you want a DemoCommie asshole for POTUS

      • wrestlefan01

        if we nom trump then yes..because if the people dont care enough to nom a clown then i couldnt care less if the country goes to socialist bernie rule

      • Giuseppe Franco

        Nominate someone who can beat Clinton and we won’t have another DemoCommie asshole for POTUS again.

    • littlerobo

      Trump took your coat. He’ll mail it back in 2 weeks.

    • Apothis

      The MSM does not want Trump to win. Do you think any of those poll/unfavorable ratings are even close to being accurate? Did you really think 8 million people signed up for obamacare in the first 6 months? Not a chance.

  • John Howard

    It’s not a stage with massive Greek columns like Obama’s, but it’ll do×225.jpg

    • Sanchez

      I guess I have to read more comments before I post.

      • John Howard

        Great minds think alike.

  • MoxieLouise1

    This is YUGE. I just don’t care any more.

  • san rafael blue

    Next thing you know, David Plouffe will compliment Donald for spending so little of his own money on the campaign.

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  • Petrucio14

    He is great at grandstanding. Too bad he has nothing to back it up.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Aw, isn’t it nice when Democrats compliment each other?

  • Karla1953

    I loathe Axelrod so saying this is hard for me……………….that last part of his tweet was actually LOL funny………………………..*runs away quickly*

  • Taco?bout it✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ SPICY?

    hang on while i go throw up.

  • Sanchez

    No match for this stagecraft.

  • MisterBee

    Good gravy, this is right out of the opening five minutes of “Triumph of the Will.” Bring up Godwin’s law all you want, but it’s true. Look it up on YouTube.

  • BillinDetroit

    “All he lacks is country to lead.”

    And it’s our job to see to it that he never gets one, either.

  • JMigyanka

    TRUMP trumped the main stream media.

  • wrestlefan01

    he isnt an elitist or anything..also #notacult

  • DeplorableKBS2011

    “All he lacks is a country to lead.” (D.Axelrod) Yeah, thanks to your buddy, bho, who has nearly destroyed our great nation.

  • Apothis

    Yes, experiencing leadership would be something new for David.