First of all let me say that I absolutely surprised myself by watching any of this stuff. Normally I wouldn’t give a so-called “Republican” presidential debate the time of day because I am still stinging from the “Bush Run” that took place from 2000 to 2008 ….. absolutely a regrettable historical circumstance the effects of which we are still feeling and which our generations will feel and then the total, absolute and utter fiasco of the political comedy that happened in 2008 and continues unabated to this day.
The “Hope and Change” became …. for me … “Hope that something might somehow change.” —– I feel a lot of my Fellow Americans have been disappointed … even duped … by what has been going on in Washington since “The One” assumed the throne and I don’t think the original vision …. the original picture that was painted …. was anything more or less than somebody’s wish dream fantasy because I think the effects of it all have been less than ideal … and that would be putting it mildly.
I will say it is my opinion that America went nuts twice in a row this time and I don’t remember a time in History when that ever happened before.
We went nuts in 2000 and then again in 2008 and neither time has done a damned thing to lift America —- both fiascos have done nothing but tear America down a little more than She already was.
I have gotten really frustrated with politics ….. American Politics in particular ….. Maybe it is because the generations have passed me by now and I am no longer relevant ….. Maybe it is because America has entered a period of irreversible decline like every other great and bloated empire in History —– Maybe we have gotten too comfortable and smug and arrogant and are about to get a lesson in humility.
I don’t know what the fuck my problem is but right now as I sit here at this keyboard writing this post, I am really not all that concerned about who becomes the next President because if things go on the way they have been going I don’t think it is going to matter much who the president is because I think we might be going up shit creek without a paddle regardless of who sits in The White House.
I will say one thing right now that I would have kicked my own ass for saying a couple of years ago ….”I don’t see the Democrats making much noise on the television set or in the papers …. The Republicans seem to be the ones that are ‘In your face’ with their campaigns …. and I have this gnawing gut feel this is time for another Republican Administration —- although I think it would do nothing but continue to bring the country down —- but I think it is time —- I think those are the cards that are being dealt to us and so I may have to just hunker down and get ready to get a clown car ass whipping once again.
On the other hand, I don’t have a drop of confidence in any of the Democrat candidates and I think the “Coronation” of Hillary Clinton that everybody was predicting and worrying about is probably not going to happen —- I think the Clinton Campaign is in irreversible defense mode right now and I think it will play out and simply fade away ….unless, that is …. unless big money and Wall Street has more power than I think they do —– and they do have a lot so we will have to bide our time patiently and see how this inning goes.
Even having said all this I do not know what I have to complain about. —– I am eating three meals a day —– I have a roof over my head —– I am not being forced to learn another language by my captors (Because there aren’t any captors yet. America still feels free as a bird to me every time I go out the door.) —– I can pretty much come and go as I please —– I do not see the dire circumstances being talked about by some of the meat head assholes who do nothing but complain no matter what —– So I am thinking that either I will not vote at all this year or I will toss caution to the winds and go with Donald Trump.
I watched the Repuke debates for two hours and all I saw was people attacking each other in various ways —– Few if any of them actually talked about the issues that concern Americans —– The fair-haired boy of the big money gang seemed weak, uncertain and ineffectual —– (Do we really need a replay of deers in headlights?) —– the rest of them …… well …. I went to bed after two hours because I wasn’t hearing anything …..
Good luck, America! —- You’re gonna need all you can get this time around!