One of the reasons for doing my blog was to free my Facebook friends from my political tirades and to give myself a new venue to voice my opinions in a format which you, the reader, have the choice of deciding to read or not. I have not addressed politics directly because frankly, I am overwhelmed by all the absurdity that is coming out of the mouths of current candidates and I truly don’t know where to begin.
First of all, I would like to say to all of my moderate Republican friends, I feel for you. If you stick to party lines, I wouldn’t be surprised you are reeling with concern from the front runners at this point. I miss the days where candidates ran on platforms that encouraged working across the aisle and focusing on the betterment of all citizens. When you look at all of the 17 candidates (I believe that is the latest number) running in the current race, you seriously have to shake your head. The Republican Party no longer resembles the party of yesteryear. And by the way, I will get on the Democrats in posts to come.
All of you who know me, know my feelings on Scott Walker. But in my wildest dreams, I never considered we would be at this point with an even more contemptuous Donald Trump leading the polls.
I find Donald Trump to be a racist, hateful, spiteful bully who talks with no filters and bulldozes his way through interviews and conversations. Listening to some friends yesterday, some of the things they said was, “He at least tells it like it is.” Really? Would you not agree that a President should value tact and decency? Speaking of decency, at a recent rally, Trump faked an Asian accent to mock Chinese and Japanese businessmen by saying ‘We want deal! That is not a way that a leader builds bridges with other countries. And as disturbing as it was for him to say that, the crowd responded with laughs and applause. Really? If people can laugh and applaud that type of offensive behavior, it says a lot about the constituents that are supporting him and the mentality driving him upward in the polls. My friends also said “He is refreshing among “conventional” politicians who say what you want to hear.” Again, really? I would have to ask if they are liking what they are hearing? Are they agreeing with his brassy response? I cannot laugh. There is nothing funny being said.
I hope America wakes up and really thinks about who we want to lead us through the next 4 years. If middle class America thinks he has their interests at heart, they are seriously delusional. He is a businessman with no diplomatic skills. If one thinks deporting massive groups of people south of the border and building a wall will solve America’s problems, then one might be seriously delusional. If one thinks running America will be like running his empire and lead us to solvency, one might be delusional. He is a man that glorifies bankruptcy and filing lawsuits. 4 times his companies have declared bankruptcy. I wonder how many times he plans to bankrupt America?
I believe Donald Trump is a narcissistic, power hungry, thrill seeking joker. It is delusional to believe that deporting undocumented immigrants from Latin America will solve America’s problems and it’s quite comical (if you can laugh at this point) to believe that Trump will be able to achieve fiscal solvency by running our country like his empire. Every news coverage you hear is him attacking someone; not him offering a workable, viable plan. His rhetoric is dangerous. When is it ever acceptable to label an entire group of people as rapists? He is feeding off the massive turnouts and it is stroking his ego. He attacks like a rabid dog and seriously, if you are listening, you are not hearing any type of plans or solutions to moving our country towards being a “United States” of America.
His slogan is “Make America Great Again”. To that I say….really? What does that even mean anymore?