This past week I got to watch the Democratic Debate. It was a breath of fresh air compared to the clown-car, insanity of the most recent Republican Debate. Let’s compare:
Democratic Debate: 5 participants
Republican Debate: 11 participants (I think. It was tough to count them all)
During the Republican debate the most discussed topics were, God, defunding Planned Parenthood, taking back America, deporting brown people, building fences to keep brown people out, and making America great again.
These are the topics that the Republicans think the average American cares about. Someone needs to tell them that a world exists outside of the Bible belt and the Tea Party. They make Sarah Palin sound moderate.
A couple of thoughts occur to me here.
First, if America has been lagging behind in something, or has had trouble getting things accomplished, it’s probably because the Republicans have blocked or stopped just about any meaningful legislation during the past 8 years. I mean, come on. How would it look if they actually helped a Democratic president? Especially a black one?
Which of course leads me to point two – take America back from whom? Apparently, take it back from the black man in charge. That’s what the last 8 years have been about as far as the Republicans are concerned- make the black guy look bad, even though he has repaired the shit-storm that Dubbya saddled him with including an unwinnable war, a financial meltdown, and a trampling of the constitution.
In contrast, the most talked about topics in the Democratic debate were education, climate change, the dwindling middle class, and gun control. I know. Issues that are actually relevant to 96% of the world population. Sure, three of the candidates didn’t belong there, someone had obviously found them hiding under a rock and thought it would be nice to invite them out into the sunshine, even though they only had like 1% of the polls.
I like Bernie Sanders, and I think his heart is in the right place, but sometimes he comes off as Grandpa Sanders- wagging his finger and yelling at me to get off his lawn.
Hillary on the other hand should probably be the democratic candidate for president. But here’s the problem…did you see what the Republican politicians did to the black guy in the White House for 8 years? Can you imagine what they would do to a woman? A woman named Clinton? Republicans don’t like women- unless they’re making sandwiches or hosting news shows on FOX.
It’s too bad scientists can’t genetically combine Hillary and Trump. Hillary has the common sense and experience to handle foreign issues, and Trump is a good businessman and could strengthen the US internally.
Wait, what about Mike Huckabee, you ask? He seems like a good guy.
The idiot who tweeted: “I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador! #DemDebate,”
Sure, let’s give this racist, man of God the nuclear codes and see how long it takes him to nuke Utah.
I’m just amazed at how the Republican party fools people. The only people who should be voting Republican are the rich.
Now get off my lawn!