Monday, December 7, 2015

They said WHAT???


Will somebody please explain to me what has happened to the Republican Party....the GOP....the party of Eisenhower and Reagan and all the Bush's?  (Yeah, 'ol George W is lookin' pretty good all of a sudden, huh?)

Why yes, yes I can get BOTH feet in my mouth at the same time.

Republican front runner Donald Trumph's most recent epiphany is that he wants to prohibit any/all Muslim's from entering the USA "until our representatives can figure out what is going on."  Now, I understand he's pretty much fed up with Muslims, and a lot of others agree with him, but he needs to learn when to keep his big fat pie hole shut!

Lets think this through:  We want to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  That by all accounts will require "boots on the ground".  We don't want those to be American boots on the ground.  We want the countries in that region....Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, etc....to put their boots on the ground.  So we just insult the hell out of them by lumping them in with the ISIS thugs, Muslims all?  Brilliant! 

I understand the concept of pandering for votes, but damn! 

 Our next Fuhrer?

And it gets worse....Candidate/Senator* Ted Cruz today said, "We will carpet bomb them (ISIS) into oblivion.  I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out."  Yeah, he said that!  

The last time I heard anyone talking about making the Mid East "glow", it was in a comedy routine on the Don Imus show.  That character was funny.  This guy Cruz is DANGEROUS!

Please God, just make them both go away!

S

* On behalf of all my fellow Texans I'd like to offer our sincere apology for not euthanizing Ted years ago.


10 comments:

  1. Someone wrote an article comparing the Trump Phenomenon to a paper a philosopher wrote in the 50s or 60s on professional wrestling. Since Trump has several times appeared on WWE programming seems pretty apt. Basically he's just playing the heel and the louder and angrier he gets, the more his fans love it. Eventually though people have to ask whether they really want the Iron Sheik running the country--or whoever your wrestling villain of choice is.

    As for carpet bombing ISIS, we can't nuke the Middle East until we has all the oil. That's the only reason we even give a crap about that region, after all. Really we should just go green and let ISIS have Syria, Iraq, and the rest of that dump.

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  2. It's about time for the sheiks in the Middle East to step up and fund their own war. The U.S. has lost enough blood and money already and the crazies who want to repeat the mistakes of the past are just that - crazy.

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  3. Trump and Cruz are laying right into the hands of ISIS. They desperately want US Muslims to feel persecuted so they'll have a massive pool from which to recruit terrorists. I also lament the disintegration of the Republican Party. I can only hope the American people won't fall for the carnival antics of these dangerous people.

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  4. One of my email buddies said recently "We have lost our minds."

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    1. I keep thinking I will some day wake up and check the internet and find the voters have figured out Trump is a bad joke as a politician and abandoned him. I'm beginning to wonder!

      These polls....are they aimed at only "likely Republican voters in Iowa and NH" or at ALL voters nationwide?

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  5. He's fantastic at generating publicity. Something like this comes out of his mouth and the media are in a frenzy talking about this for at least 48 hours.

    That's 48 hours of free publicity!

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    1. And you know what they say..."There's no such thing as bad publicity"... although that never made much sense to me. 'Course Donald Trump never made much sense to me, either. :)

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  6. Huh. I thought you rather liked Trump's tendency to being 'un-politically correct'? This is about as un-pc as it gets, isn't it? Something to be admired, something other politicians will avoid like the plague?

    Trump is raising suspicions about Muslims in this country, attending Mosques, living here. Go back and read some of your posts and responses to comments on that subject. I'd have thought you'd be in favor of things that would more closely examine their lives. You've said you distrust Muslims you see on the street (direct quote), and while you soften it with various statements, you leave the distinct impression of unease with their presence.

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    1. I do like people who say what they mean and mean what they say. I also like people who have sane thought processes, which Increasingly seems to exclude Donald Trump.

      Yes, I am suspicious of Muslims because I can't tell by looking which are just normal, hard working folks, which have radical sympathies, and which might actually be potentially violent. I observe, I'm vigilant, but I don't discriminate. Considering the times we live in, that seems prudent.

      You seem especially sour....please don't let that override your otherwise brilliant power to thoughtfully reason. And you know what they say about "assuming". ;)

      S

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    2. And to take that a step further, IMO we should all exercise heightened "situational awareness". When out and about I pay attention to whites, blacks, Hispanics, old folks, young people, stray dogs, pretty much everything. Nothing overt, just watching. If something seems out of the ordinary, then I watch a little more closely. But as none of those other groups mentioned have a worldwide radical movement egging them on like Muslims do, urging them to commit violence against innocents, I don't see them as groups to be as potentially dangerous. But even then, in line with our national values, I don't propose we discriminate against them.

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