Thursday, March 24, 2016

Crackpots and Cranks

How far can our nation devolve into an "Alice In Wonderland" world where up is down and down is up? Every day, for all the world to see, a different insult is levied by one Republican candidate against another not over policy but over issues more prevalent on the playgrounds of juveniles than should exist in a race for the most powerful and serious office in the land. Are we really discussing the size of Trump's hands and relating it to his genital prowess or the posed nudity of Trump's wife and the inference that there is something about Ted's wife, as an employee of the investment firm of Goldman Sachs, that Trump threatens to expose? Are these men running for the highest office in the land; one in which someone will be entrusted with the nation's nuclear codes in the most dangerous world since World War II? There are such serious issues at stake. Have these Republican candidates lost their minds and will this nation lose its by electing one of them to the presidency? Trump is a Republican curse and Cruz is not far behind him.

Yes, I am a strong Democrat, BUT I do see the necessity of the two Party system and think if I were Republican I would stomp my feet and say "STOP IT" just "STOP IT" before you inflict the death knell of the Republican Party.

The Republican Party needs an extreme makeover. I would want this Party if I were in it to stand for a difference in the views of the economic system and not the exclusion of the vote for one group or another. I see a rationale even for the representation of the 1% who are after all Americans. Yes, they deserve representation too.

The cancer in the Republican Party's bone marrow is its rejection of science even when the science is clear. Democrats and Republicans alike should be on the same page when the issue is one of scientific certainty like global climate change is. It is true, it is fact, 98% of scientists agree, with the exception of those few who work for big oil, our planet is melting and the extreme weather events we have seen all over our nation and around the globe is evidence of that fact. 70 degree days in Colorado one day and a blizzard white out leaving 20 inches of snow the next is further proof. One cannot deny it as one could not deny that viruses and bacteria cause disease. If I were Republican I would demand my Party NOT eschew science but welcome it.

I would, too, want my Party to do as the Founders wanted and separate church from state. This is imperative as they saw in their time and we see in ours what fanatical religious belief, unyielding and extreme, can do. It places one foot on the neck of another with hands ready to kill for a belief not of scientific veracity but of personal unprovable adherence.

I once read a book entitled "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free" by Charles Pierce. I ask as he did how did stupidity become a virtue in our nation? Something must change in the Republican Party or its death knell will be a certainty. Our nation must NOT be run by crackpots and cranks with someone's hand on a nuclear bomb. The face of the Republican Party in our time is a frightening face and it needs to change or the body politic of that Party will succumb to the cancer invading it.

AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IMPLODES HILLARY CLINTON IS LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE ADULT IN THE ROOM. A REPUBLICAN MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED INTO THE HALLS OF POWER. GET OUT THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE, TAKE THE PRESIDENCY AND OVERTURN THE CONGRESS. THERE IS SO MUCH AT STAKE!