Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Triumph of the horse's ass

It now appears that Donald Trump has an essentially clear path to the Republican Presidential nomination, as Ted Cruz has decided to end his campaign this evening, following thorough thrashing in the Indiana primary.

This is a disheartening result, as Trump is probably the biggest horse's ass that has ever run for president. He's right up there with George Wallace and Henry Wallace, a thoroughgoing scoundrel.

Think about it, seriously. The presumptive Republican standard bearer was on television today accusing his primary rival's father of being an accomplice to Lee Harvey Oswald. How in the hell can this man represent the Republican Party? It's utterly beyond the pale.

Ted Cruz has his faults; of this, there can be no doubt. Still, how on Earth can anyone support  someone like Donald Trump? There's nothing remotely entertaining about any of this. It's a dumpster fire of the first magnitude.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Still, how on Earth can anyone support someone like Donald Trump?

The system is deeply sick. The society is sick. What choices are there? Hilary Clinton? Oh goodie, I'll vote for the not yet indicted felon. Bernie Sanders? Let's bring Venezuela to our shores!

I realize that you are probably aiming your comment more at the available choices in the GOP. But the idea holds: our society is sick. Even Andrew Sullivan gets it, in his half-blind way; he understands that there is something wrong beyond party affiliation (though he remains entranced by it.) A sick society is unlikely to produce healthy candidates.

Some say Hilary will win in a landslide. I'm not convinced. People are always an election behind in their analysis. But I think it's pretty certain that America will not win in any event.

Mr. D said...

I don't disagree with any of that, WBP. And I won't be voting for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, either.

R.A. Crankbait said...

I'm hoping for a tactical nuke to hit the first presidential debate, taking out the candidates and all the assembled consultants and punditry. That would make America great again.

Bike Bubba said...

I was with Crankbait; I'm starting to understand the imprecatory Psalms a bit more due to this. Then my daughter commented that we need to pray that Hilliary and Combover come to Christ and repent.