It has been some time now since Hillary and The Donald wrapped up their respective party nominations, and it is not a stretch to say many on both sides of the political aisle feel like they are in the middle of an “ugliest date” contest. Lord knows I feel that way.
But I don’t see myself switching sides and, yes, I consider “not voting” as a form of aiding the bigger enemy so, no, I won’t be doing that.
I don’t see much of the other team bailing either.
I do have to chuckle at the “heartfelt” admonitions from people like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Samantha Bee, etc., etc., etc., who would have us believe that “this year” the Republicans have really lost their minds, they have finally come up with a candidate no one can fathom. I chuckle because they say that every four years.
David Letterman assailed Mitt Romney mercilessly for months, ridiculing the GOP presidential nominee as some type of “Scrooge McDuck” billionaire who was so rich that he was out of touch with reality. Oh, and he was an animal abuser to boot. Funny thing, I looked up Romney’s net worth and it is listed as $250 million. Impressive figure, but even more impressive is that Letterman beat him by $150 million with a net worth of $400 million. But don’t tell anyone.
The left winger did keep a far more impressive “secret sex room” at his CBS office than anyone ever accused Mitt Romney of having, and as far as the animal abuse goes, I think dogs enjoy car rides, even strapped on the roof in a car carrier, more than they do the studio lights and noises associated with “stupid pet tricks” on TV, but hey, what do I know?
In 2008 Sarah Palin was the anti-Christ, so all the forces listed above were in on that effort. They had to be, because, you know, they had to.
The bottom line is that the GOP could put forth “Abraham Lincoln resurrected” as the nominee and the Hollywood and Main Stream Media Left would line right up as they always do to stand against him. Because, you know, Lincoln’s wife is crazy, and he didn’t graduate from law school, and he has that weird facial hair that makes him look like Amish. He is just too weird and, come to think of it, did he really fight racism as hard as he could have?
The hypocrisy on display at the “outrage” over Mrs. Trump’s plagiarism in her Monday night speech is another great example of their selective outrage. The speech was copied, no doubt. If you are terribly bothered by that, don’t vote for Mrs. Trump. Problem solved.
But wait a minute. Joe Biden was found to be a serial plagiarist many years ago, and the left had no problem showing up and voting for him for vice president. Twice. Social media wasn’t a thing back in those days, so maybe you forgot, but the press was sure on him at the time. They flat wore his fanny out over the issue. Pardon me, issues. There were many. But they had “Liberal B” (Bill Clinton) to run to, so they could afford a little righteous indignation, and boy did they nail him with it.
Years later when he was the running mate of the Dem nominee it wasn’t such a big deal. You know, because Obama, of course.
And don’t even get me started on the folks who call the sheriff of Milwaukee an “Uncle Tom” because he dares speak out as a conservative, black, law enforcement officer. Of course the left tends to say that about every conservative black, so at least they are consistent in that regard. Open minded, inclusive folks that they all are.
But those of us on the right can’t complain about being steadfast; we are stuck with Trump because we are so deathly afraid, not of the individuals on the Democratic ticket, but of what they intend to do.
I am one of those people.
Hillary says she is afraid of what Trump will do with the “nuclear codes.” She said that this week to Charlie Rose. Kinda scary to think someone with her “access” (past and present) thinks the president can single handedly launch nukes. Can’t happen. Not without a slew of other folks checking off on the decision. Not sure what TV shows she has been watching, but there is way more than one human that stands between us and a nuclear launch.
But she does know that, of course she does. But she can’t scare you about Trump if she doesn’t make him out to be Martin Sheen’s crazy character from “The Dead Zone” movie.
On the other hand, we are one Supreme Court Justice away from the Second Amendment being gutted and the federal government issuing “ding dong” inspection rules for elementary school student bathroom use. The president can and will instantly affect our stand on terrorism, illegal immigration, support for police in our cities and climate policy for God knows how long. I can stomach Trump’s silliness over Hillary’s stand on those topics any day of the week.
Barring something just this side of verified demonic possession or verified treason, I am going to ride this Trump wagon, possibly off the rails, if need be. I do that because I believe in a political sense, Hillary’s wagon has been off the rails, over the cliff and plunging toward the rocks since day one.
This election is about political philosophy, and as long as I have the hope of conservative viewpoints prevailing, I ain’t budging.
I know the other side won’t either. They never, ever, have.
Romney, Palin, Bush… the left said they were all the devil.
Trump? Wait. Trump is the Double Dog Dastardly Devil. With a triple twist.
And this time, they mean it.
They ain’t budging.