The WTH Primary Season ** Open Thread **

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Another Tuesday and another Wednesday that finds me shaking my head in disbelief. Another Wednesday to wonder how we in this country came to this place.

Trump won Arizona. Big. 47.1% to 24.7%. No surprise to me – John McCain has been winning in Arizona for generations. It’s touted as a “Red” State. Seems to me a real “Red” state wouldn’t have been electing McCain for all these years.

You also have to wonder what part the idiot “early” voters played in the 18.2% who voted “other”.  95, 509 votes for “other”. Some may just have written in someone they preferred to any of their choices, thereby just wasting a vote to make a point that no one will ever know about. Their vote – their right. I wonder how many were “early” voters that voted for someone no longer in the race? Maybe Rubio for instance?

Cruz won Utah. Big. Really big. 69.2% to 14%. The margin of the win would probably have been bigger is Kasich wasn’t determined to play spoiler. Maybe the good folks of Utah didn’t like Trump casting aspersions on Romney’s religion. Or maybe they just, like so many of us, didn’t like Trump.

Kasich hangs on. Like the last guest at the party that just won’t leave so you can begin to clear the mess. He has less delegates than Rubio but still he hangs on. He won he says. His own state. And no other. Bizarre.

What I have always suspected is that he believes that by blocking Cruz for Trump he will win the VP spot. That and his ability to deliver Ohio. Scummy yes. Typical politics that voters say they hate but support, yes.

Roger Kimball expresses the way I feel well:

 Between a Louse and a Flea  

By Roger Kimball

If many GOP-friendly observers have edged towards supporting Donald Trump, another portion of the commentariat has adopted the #NeverTrump hashtag, even, in some cases, to the point of threatening to endorse Hillary if she is the only alternative.

A couple of observations. First, it is a sad irony that many Trumpeters seem to believe that he represents an alternative to the corrupt, inbred Washington establishment. In fact, he is merely the impish, bad-mannered Id of the Washington establishment. What his supporters hate, Trump embodies.

https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2016/03/21/between-a-louse-and-a-flea/?singlepage=true

How did we ever get to the point where it even could be possible that the only choices would be between two such disreputable people? Has our national character devolved so much or was it never what I thought it was?

A short time ago I would never have believed that good, decent people would support a man that advocates torture. I would have never believed that good decent people would support a man that loves eminent domain. I would never have believed that people I used to like and respect would go against all the things they always said they believed in to support a man that believes in none of those things.

I didn’t want to write another “I Loathe Trump” post. It just seems to happen. I want to write about good things and express a feeling of hope and renewal in this season of all others. I cannot. I can see no hope when millions of people support a fraud and a phony and millions of others will vote for a woman they admit is dishonest and not trustworthy.

You often hear that a country gets the government its deserves. I have come to believe it. The problem is for those of us that live here and don’t deserve either of these dishonorable people will have to live with the results of their supporters stupidity and lack of character.

Our current President is in Cuba smiling and doing “the wave” with Raul Castro while more than 30 people are laying dead in Brussels. I understand he had a schedule he had to keep, although I feel he shouldn’t have been there to begin with, but seriously, the wave and a big smile? Disgusting representation of our country and who I thought we were. Congratulations Obots, your choice embarrasses us as a nation again. Elections really do have consequences.

I can still respect people who will go to the polls, from both the left and the right, and hold their nose and vote for someone they don’t like and don’t want but feel is just that tiny bit better than the other choice. I can respect that having done it many times.

I cannot, do not, will never respect those that voted or supported Trump or Clinton in the primaries. They chose them when there were better choices available. They must not have consciences to live with. I do.

 

 

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12 Responses to “The WTH Primary Season ** Open Thread **”

  1. foxyladi14 Says:

    Pray for Brussels
    Pray for our troops. ❤

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Barone: Trump Trails Hillary in 11 of 12 Battleground States

    In the RealClearPolitics.com average of recent polls, Trump trails Clinton by six points, 47 to 41 percent. Ted Cruz, in contrast, leads Clinton 46 to 45 percent. Ex-candidate Marco Rubio and splinter candidate John Kasich have been running even better. All at least equal the 46 percent that is the lowest percentage won by either party’s nominee this century. Against each of them Clinton falls short of that.

    Trump’s poll performance is not just a momentary blip. In 49 polls conducted matching him against Clinton starting last May, Trump led her in four, tied her in two, and lost to her in 43…His current 41 percent is his lowest showing in the RCP average since last August, when people were just starting to seriously contemplate his candidacy. Polls typically show 60-plus percent of voters with unfavorable feelings toward him, even worse than Clinton’s 50-plus percent unfavorable rating. Trump’s standing could decline further if and when he is nominated.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/03/23/barone-electoral-math-shows-trump-would-lose-to-hillary-n2138055

    So it appears that if Trump wins the nomination, which seems almost inevitable, all those Trumpanzees that have been calling us names for months will want us to come and play in their yard. I think I’ll decline the offer.

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Heidi Cruz here in Wisconsin being smart and classy. What a first lady she would make.

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Europe’s Fear Of ‘Islamophobia’ Led Directly To The Belgium Attacks

    This latest attack in Brussels would not have been possible without this network of native-born, disaffected Muslims. And for that, Europe has no one to blame but itself.

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/22/europes-fear-of-islamophobia-led-directly-to-the-belgium-attacks/

    And we have all ready sown the seeds of disaffected Muslims within our own borders. We will not escape them.

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    It’s the End of the Line for GOP as We Know it

    By Jonah Goldberg

    Nominating Donald Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. Not nominating Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it. The sooner everyone recognizes this fact, the better.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2016/03/23/its-the-end-of-the-line-for-gop-as-we-know-it-n2137865/page/full

    Many of those that are angry with the GOP, and rightly so, think this is a good thing. I don’t. A divided party may seem fine to some. But I suspect in the end even with a divided party, and don’t forget the Dems are divided too, TPTB will emerge with their power diminished but not gone.

    For all the angst about the “establishment” the media is part of the Democrat Party and has been for years. They chose Trump and have given him billions in free air time.

    TPTB will win because they always win. Sadly we voters seem to dislike each other more than we dislike them.

  8. piper Says:

    A little Maxine to brighten what is a dreary sleety day here. Lost my internet last night and just got back on line – scary how much I rely on it to stay functional or is that dysfunctional.

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