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.
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.