MORE BREAKING NEWS: Cruz has announced Carly Fiorina as his Vice Presidential choice. What an EXCELLENT choice, such a smart, erudite, accomplished, experienced woman, and a Texan to boot!
BREAKING NEWS: Ted Cruz is about to make a BIG announcement, and I think we will all be happy withwhat he has to say:
Back to the original post:
That is my takeaway from this Campaign season as yet another “Super Tuesday” has concluded. The big winners, predictably, though that doesn’t make it any easier, were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Both of them are moving closer and closer to the magical Official Nominee numbers. This Hobert cartoon from Townhall sums it up:
Uh, yeah. There you have it.
I continue to be confounded by Trump’s supporters. I know that some Democrats are crossing over to make sure he is the nominee so Clinton can trounce him in the General Election. But still. These parts of the country that act all high, mighty, and smarter than the rest of the country are demonstrating just the opposite in my opinion. At least the Trump supporters, that is.
I get being angry. I do. I am angry, too. And now I am really, really angry at these people who are pushing a man who is childish, immature, makes fun of people, bullies people, threatens people, and as readers here have noted, has yet to really discus any policies substantively. And yes, the media is colluding in a BIG way with Trump. No doubt, they will also turn on him to push Clinton in the General, as others have noted (along with me).
Regardless, thanks to these ANGRY PEOPLE, we will be stuck with Obamacare for the rest of our lives, most likely. A terrible, terrible law, one that continues to wreak economic havoc on the country, as well as the companies charged with fulfilling this law (United Healthcare being the latest to pull out of markets). We’ll have a President who believes that “the unborn person doesn’t have Constitutional rights,” according to her interpretation of our laws. We will have higher taxes, more flawed foreign policies, and more Social Justice Warrior demand fulfilled over the will of the people. And that is just the tip of the iceberg of what this nation is facing once we have Madam President. So, yeah – I understand the anger, and at this point, it is all directed toward Trump supporters.
I was so certain at the beginning of this season that the Republicans were going to put forth a candidate who could easily defeat the presumptive Democrat nominee with all her many flaws and current FBI investigation. It SHOULD have been a total cakewalk for any one of the top Republicans who were running from Gov. Scott Walker to Sen. Marco Rubio to Carly Fiorina, and of course, Sen. Ted Cruz. It SHOULD have been easy. Instead we are are looking at Trump as the presumptive nominee, a man who is lecturing another candidate (Gov. Kasich) on manners. TRUMP. TRUMP is lecturing someone on manners, apparently forgetting all the times he has chowed down as this Daily News article highlights. But his supporters will just jump on THAT bandwagon as if Trump is the beacon of decorum.
Just astonishing. Hence why I am watching the MLB Channel right now instead of CNN or Fox Business Network. I just can’t. I cannot listen to these people go on and on and on regurgitating Trump’s ridiculous claims of “rigged systems,” the very one from which he is benefiting, or “hey, he’s close enough, isn’t he?” mindset on the Right, or the Sanders supporters on the Left (a MoveOn.org guy today) describing how Bernie is going to completely transform this country.
But in their superficial understanding of Socialism, they do not understand just what that kinds of transformation will mean. So, I’ll make it easy for them: MORE TAXES FOR EVERYONE. I mean, EVERYONE, as this Federalist article highlights:
He (Sanders) fails to recognize — or simply isn’t admitting to voters — that the system he desires doesn’t actually exist. In Europe, it’s not just the wealthy who pay more in taxes. The working and middle classes foot a larger share of the bill as well.Unlike the cruel, predatory, uncaring U.S. government, which levies minimal federal sales taxes, European governments rake in revenue through “value added” sales taxes on most consumer goods, ranging from 10 to 27 percent. As anyone who took high school economics knows, this “regressive” form of taxation hurts the lower and middle classes more than it does the wealthy.
This considerable tax burden is why, despite what many people here and in Europe believe, Europeans don’t get anything for free from their governments. You know why a European doesn’t get a bill from the doctor following an appointment? Because he or she has already paid, that’s why. Those complimentary college educations they’re handing out? You already locked that in by the age of 12, with what your parents paid in taxes to raise you.
Socialist governments are like shrewd hookers: They get the money up front for services they may or may not render. There’s no guarantee you will get the medical care you feel you need or the college education you think you deserve. The threshold for these services is considerably higher. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Exactly. And hey, considering Clinton said she will go even further left of Obama, we may not be out of the woods yet from this Socialism drivel that so many in the “Democratic” Party are pushing.
From Trump supporters to Sanders supporters, the inmates are running the asylum, and they are making the rest of us nuts…
That’s it for me. What’s on your minds today? This is an Open Thread.