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Well, it’s election season again (or is that still) and the usual cabal of candidates and news reporters have begun their nomadic journey crossing the American landscape in search of money, votes, stories, innuendos and tabloid-worthy smut.
Tis the season when politicians never answer the questions asked of them, political pundits and spin doctors try to convince us that north is south and east is west. Obfuscation becomes the science of using a lot of words to say nothing. And with Donald Trump running for office, the phrase “I Love Me and Me Loves Trump” will replace “In God We Trust” on or currency.
Trump now is THE man, numero uno, king of the hill and all the other accolades that he loves to bestow upon himself. He rests on top of the latest GOP national poll conducted by CNN.
Tis the season that the GOP voter, known for waving the American flag, believing that war solves everything, eating apple pie and loving mom and a Christian God , demonstrates an incredible wealth of stupidity when the cheer a draft-dodging coward after he publically calls an American soldier a coward for allowing himself to be captured after his plane is shot down in enemy territory.
Hate is a powerful motivator because human nature is more inclined to hate than to love. Trump’s entire candidacy is fueled by anger and hostility. Substance and policy are a lost art form. Even truth becomes an after thought; it is like the car accessory that you think you want but know you can’t afford it so you let it fall to the bottom of your wish list. After all, a politician telling the truth is such an oddity that I believe that we as a constituency can’t handle a good dose of truth-telling.
Everyone claims that Trump is just a transitory flash in the dark; like Palin, Gingrich and Herman Cain. The experts say that his star will fade.
I doubt it. I think his strength will only grow as more and more people, searching for a bandwagon to jump on, will see the Trump circus as something they can grab a hold of even though Trump stands for nothing of substance. The Donald is anti-Washington and that is all that the conservative base of the Republican party want to hear. Trump followers don’t care what is in the sausage or what type of beef is in their desired six patty super burger. It is all about taste.
For the most part, the American voting constituency is a superficial, topical sentence, substance and truth avoiding society and Donald Trump’s campaign personifies this intellectual disenfranchisement. No one cares about what is in the weeds.
In the end, we get what we vote for and when the moment of truth comes knocking on our door, when Sarah Palin is the administration’s top intellect, when Trump’s hand is on the nuclear trigger and he is mad and has been offended and when his insecurity needs to strike back….god help us.
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