So much going through my head right now. And all so very politically motivated. How am I to organize it all so it doesn't derail mid-post? With a (potentially) one-time return of... SNIPPET WEDNESDAY!!!
Early on in this circus of a campaign season, I was willing to put up with Donald Trump's antics knowing that he would be gone soon enough and the country could hopefully become a bit more serious about politics. It's now February 2016. The Republican candidate list has whittled itself down to, I believe, five with Kasich, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, and... *gulp* Trump, still arguably atop the list.
I'm seriously in shock. The idea that people are buying into his load of shit just shows what little people know about politics in this country. I've heard the whole "well Trump is willing to say what everyone is thinking" line too much already. Yeah, he speaks. Loudly. And maybe it is what a certain percentage of this country thinks, but don't put that on everyone, got it? He's a businessman and a very successful one. But he's gotten that level of success by bullying. Do you really want a bully commanding our military? Do you really want a bully determining the future of foreign relations? I don't. I had enough of bullies in grade school and middle school. Trump scares the ever-loving shit out of me.
I can't explain why, but I've been a fan of Meghan McCain for several years. Maybe it's because despite the fact she's an avowed Republican, she still has left leanings when it comes to topics such as gay marriage and she's not afraid to admit that. Well, she's been rather quiet the last couple years, comparatively speaking, so I checked out her Twitter account to see what was up. This says it all...
So many republicans coming around to Trump, I feel like one of the last remaining humans running around in invasion of the body snatchers.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 22, 2016
Maybe this is why I like her.
The Christian Science Monitor has a pretty interesting article about how the non-Trumpite Republicans can beat Trump. My only issue with it is that they don't suggest who would be a better candidate. They state that Rubio might be best to take him on, but that doesn't make him a better candidate for President, by my estimation. Just that he's someone willing to face down a bully.
I really hope Politico is right about Wall Street not supporting Trump and sincerely believing he doesn't have a chance of winning the Republican nomination. I hope. And hope is a good thing. But, they also think Rubio is the best means of defeating him. Mind you, again, that does not mean Rubio is the best Republican candidate for President, just the best shot at dethroning Trump.
This side-by-side photoset that I found on Twitter and posted to my Facebook account says everything you need to know about Ted Cruz.
He's a joke. And that's all there is to say.
I'm not a registered Republican. Nor am I registered Democrat, although I typically vote Democrat. But I am considering voting in the Republican Primary just because something needs to be done about this madness. I just don't know yet for whom. FML.