The bad news, is that people have given up on the American Principles that’re now called “conservatism” and instead are engaging in fantasies, wishes, and bumper-sticker slogans as political philosophies.
Starting, of course, with the Republican nominee. Out of the field, he was probably the third-worst choice that could be made…only Goober Graham and JEB! might have been worse. And I’m not even that sure that’s true of JEB!
The NeYawk celebrity real-estate groupie, who’s become rich through crony-connections and as a graft channel…developed, consciously or otherwise, a cult of personality. Now, cults come out in times of trouble - people looking for a superhero or god or savior who’ll make it all okay with magical powers. Cult groupies are a minority, fortunately - but there are more of them in turmoil. Frequently enough to alter history - as we have seen in Germany.
It’s just a repeat of the Ron Paul cult of the last two election cycles. Paul, even more than God the Donald, was unelectable - but that didn’t stop the fantasizers from making noise and strident accusations at those who rejected their idol.
There’s that. Then there’s the current fantasy that outsiders, and ONLY outsiders, should be elected.
Well, I’d like to see some fresh blood in there, too. But to lump Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in with McConjob and Boner…is beyond stupid. And then PLAYING INTO the cult-leader’s black-and-white alignment of the world, where all those who oppose The Great Donald are all evil, assassins, aliens, liars and cheats…makes the cultists worse than tools. Some who had opposed him did so for very valid reasons - such as, for one thing, he could not get elected. Because he offered no concrete proposals, policies, intentions, or believable pledges that further the principles the nation was built on.
No, we’re just evil.
And THEN… the vapid uninformed, politically naive persons they look to…Dr. Ben Carson was another. Brilliant surgeon? Probably. I can’t judge a surgeon.
His political acumen was on the level of a college freshman. It was obvious that before last year he gave NO thought to politics. It was not his work or his interest. Which is no crime; but it makes him totally unsuitable for high office.
But all this is the result of neo-Leftist bumper-sticker stuff. “IF THE PEOPLE LEAD, THE LEADERS WILL FOLLOW.” That kind of mindlessness that isn’t true but sure sounds good as you’re holding hands and trying to teach the world to sing.
What’s going to come of this, I’m certain, is a victory for the Left. Communism under a new name, with this miserable old bat, like that dumpy East German frau over there…leading us right back into the arms of Marx.
Look at Venezuela. That’s our future.