So I watched the Republican debate, or as I called it, the Republican clown car convention. I watched all of the crazies come out and beg for the presidential nomination.
Let’s just say the candidates belong on the island of misfit toys.
He’s obviously the Captain of the clown car. He’s insane. I have never seen someone who’s so angry all the time. His face is twisted into a perpetual scowl. He has a great life and all the money in the world, and yet he hates everyone, and is not ashamed to show it.
Everything he said on the stage was somehow flip-flopped into an opportunity to brag about his business acumen. In fact, in one part of the debate, Chris Wallace gave Trump an additional 30 seconds to actually answer the question, which he didn’t.
Trump reminds me of a young Adolf Hitler on his rise to power. Hitler made these fiery speeches, blaming everyone in the government for society’s ills, calling people stupid, and blaming anything bad on the gypsies, the Jews, and just about anyone else who was wasn’t a blond-haired, blue-eyed remember of the master race.
Trump does the same thing- he blames Americas woes on the Democrats, Mexico, Canada, China, and Miss America. He was so nasty and unlikeable at the debate, I’m pretty sure he’s no longer a viable candidate. But I’m sure his popularity won’t suffer.
He’s kind of like the love child of Ross Perot and Joseph McCarthy.
I was also stunned by the closing question about God. Everyone on the stage said they knew all about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, yet no one seemed to remember the First Amendment. It says something about separation of church and state – and it was penned by Thomas Jefferson himself. But somehow, all the Republican candidates made sure to explain how God had spoken to them personally and explained how we should handle the country, which usually entailed building more weapons, and bombing more brown people.
And the topic of immigration came up for debate several times. The canned response seemed to be: build a wall and deport everyone here illegally – and if they come back, jail them. Jeb Bush was the only candidate who seemed to realize that the majority of illegal immigrants are not criminals, but people looking for a better life. And according to federal data, most illegals are from Central America, not Mexico.
It’s really hard for me to imagine that half the country would actually consider voting for these mush heads.
There are so many things that need to be fixed at home, and yet not one of the candidates suggested rebuilding our power grids, giving more money to schools, or getting our kids a better education. There was no mention of gun control or climate change. It was simply politics.
America is a lot like a 60-year old leading man. He’s had a great career, but the choice parts aren’t coming his way anymore. He’s getting slower and more bloated, and the other countries are referring to him as the “aging superpower”.
There’s younger, more hip countries waiting to take his place and he’ll need to decide if he’s going to go out with a whimper, or if he’s going to lose some weight, bang Sweden, and win himself an Oscar.