Can this be happening?

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

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Can this be happening?

  1. 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.

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