I scratch my head, wondering what to think, on the eve of another day of primaries. I am weary. Weary of the demagoguery of Donald Trump. Watching the tragedy unfold — fights at rallies, rallies called off, name-calling. “Kasich is a baby,” says Trump on the eve of the Ohio GOP primary, while people applaud the arrogance, the name-calling, the bravado, the nonsense: “We’re going to make America great again!”
We’re talking about the President of the United States of America.
A people’s frustration and anger do not a good president make. To the contrary, they make for division and demagoguery, for brawls in the streets, for the devolution of a nation to its lowest common denominator and the elevation of race, nation, and class as the altars of worship.
It leaves me speechless.
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 14, 2016
I know. An incoherent, ignorant, racist, violent blow-hard could well be a candidate for President. And the Democrats seem determined to nominate someone who would probably beat him but by a frightening slim margin when they have a candidate who, the polls indicate, would beat him by a comfortable margin. The most frightening thing, though, is that it seems likely that more than 40% of Americans will vote for the blow-hard. That is truly scary.
CA, and some of them were in our HS class!!!
You are not alone. Horrified is the word!!!
Glad to be in good company, Anna. Pass the Sakitinis!