Let the bloviating begin
Posted by keithosaunders on June 9, 2016
Our long national nightmare — primary season – is finally over and the Republicans now have a giant, orange, self-aggrandizing boob as the face of their party. Kudos.
I believe that Donald Trump is unelectable. Demographics are against him and even his own party is not crazy about him. Paul Ryan, that simp of a man, finally endorsed him, with caveats, but both Bush’s are not. This week Illinois senator, Mark Kirk withdrew his support in the aftermath of the furor of Trump’s having attacked Mexican-American Judge, Gonzalo Curiel. Most prominent Republicans will likely congeal around their nominee in the coming weeks, but it’s obvious that they’re embarrassed to do so.
Just about the only way Trump could win would be if his opposing candidate had to endure some kind of scandal. Or possessed an unlikabilty factor. Perhaps someone with a history of being in the center of a maelstrom of controvers…oh…
At least Hillary Clinton didn’t have an exclamation point at the end of her campaign posters like Jeb! That’s about the only good thing I can say about her. On Tuesday night, after the day’s primarys, the party line was that we were supposed to feel as if history was been made with the first female presidential nominee. If the nominee had been Elizabeth Warren I would have been thrilled. Clinton has been on the wrong side of many issues that are important to me – the Iraq war, gay marriage, and marijuana legalization, to name a few. Furthermore, she’s way too hawkish for me. She even name-checked Henry Kissinger as a way of asserting her foreign policy bona fides. That’s right, she used one of the great war criminals of our time as a way of assuring the American people that we’re in good hands.
Of all the presidential elections I’ve voted in — this is my 9th – I’m least enthusiastic about this one. I even felt more passionate about Michael Dukakis, for God’s sake! Come the second week of November, however, I’ll hold my nose and cast my vote for Hillary. My motivation: Fear of the Yuge one possessing the power to appoint Supreme Court Justices.