Paul Begala, Democratic political consultant and commentator was asked prior to the Tuesday Democratic debate his feelings about Hillary's assent to the presidency. He said that he liked Hillary, he will vote for Hillary but, he asked, is he excited about it? His answer was no. He pretty well summed up my thoughts at the time. The Democratic Socialist, Sanders, as I see it, cannot win due to this nation's Maynard G. Krebbs-like allergy to the word "work" but this time to the Sanders word socialist (to understand this analogy see 1950's TV sit com Dobie Gillis.) What a difference a day and a debate make!
Hillary surpassed my expectations as she slid into home plate to win the game for herself and I would aver to the intellectual-superiority-by-far of the Democratic Party. Way to go, Hillary! She now at this time is, in my opinion, the Democratic Party's number one best shot to reach the presidential peak of Everest.
The debate itself was light years better than anything the two Republican debates put together had to offer. Republicans are a vessel of hate; maligning and impugning even nature's DNA roll of-the-dice composition of the faces and hair of their fellow Republican candidates. It was short, no it was minuscule if non-existent, on policy and long on looks and hair. It was an embarrassment to the nation if not to the world for its carnival barking stupidity in its quest for the highest office in the land better left by the Republicans to a Ringling Brothers circus.
I have never in my life seen such verbally moronic Republican "debates" in attack mode throwing each Christian colleague on their stage to the lions. The lesser candidates in the Republican field stood in glassy eyed catatonic fear of the pummeling egotist-in-chief, Trump, with his two other front runners making up stories and telling lies. No one in Republican land researches the truth as to what their candidates say. Why look for truth when lies work so well for them in Republican primaries?
The Democrats, the other party of American political pugilism, could not have been more opposite to Republicans if they practiced it longer than the Lion King performed on Broadway and to my eyes, it was just as entertaining. It was an enthusiastic but polite, multi-layered and detailed exchange with enough emotional excitement to light the lights of New York City. In my view Hillary Clinton won her Kentucky Derby well beyond my expectations. Will she win the triple or the quadruple crown? I do not know but my Las Vegas bet is on her to do so.
Hillary Clinton made me proud to be a Democrat as they intelligently and quickly shot out policy like an AK47 shoots out the bullets Republicans with their NRA mountains of cash propping them up seem to love so much.
In short, the Republican Party is not about most of us. It isn't even about most Republicans. Unfortunately the white, racist, nativist and extremist so called "freedom caucus" cannot figure that simple fact out for themselves. Republicans are about protecting the wealth of the 1% while they push for government control, they say they hate so much, with attacks on Planned Parenthood, a woman's right to choose the life she wants, the Republican repeal ad infinitum of the much maligned Obamacare, and lest we forget, Hillary's email. Why should Republicans hate health care for the American people so much and every other government policy that helps human beings in trouble? When it's the Party of hate that is what they do and they do it so well. Their uber loud voice for what they want is Donald Trump. As Bernie Sanders said: "Damn the email. Let's talk about policy!" Republicans cannot because they have none.
Republicans have not made it to even the Mountain’s base camp while the Democrat, Hillary Clinton, is climbing the presidential hill to Everest’s summit and I cannot wait to see her make it!
TO SAY THE NATION IS DESPERATE FOR MORE INTELLIGENT LEADERSHIP IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. GET YOURSELF, YOUR FRIENDS, AND YOUR RELATIVES OUT TO SIGN UP DEMOCRATS TO VOTE. THEN MAKE SURE THEY GET OUT TO DO SO AS WELL! OUR NATION CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER BUSH-LIKE LEADERSHIP OF THE INTELLECTUALLY STARVED AND SCIENCE DENYING REPUBLICANS. MAKE SURE WE DO NOT GET IT.