Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Politics, politics, don’t we all love politics.
My wife is, on occasion, an active Facebooker. She also is currently being barraged (as are we all) by the current crop of political wannabes and “their” PAC’s and she has developed (as have we all) a certain amount of opinion from the experience. Not too very long ago she decided she is not a “Republican,” nor is she a “Democrat.” Nor is she (as am I) an “Independent.” It seems she has done a good bit of reading about the “Libertarians,” probably due to my Cousin Joe’s posts, and that, so she says, fits her to a Tee.
Fine. Who knows, with the current selectees-apparent of the two “major” “parties, I could find myself on board with her too.
By current “selectees,” I am counting on the opinions of the two so-called “leading” candidates, i.e., T. rump for the Reps and Hillary (Good Wife) for the Dems. I guess one might ask why I have negative feelings about both these sterling candidates. Well, no particular reasons—other than, perhaps, the following:
Let’s start with GW Hillary. In spite of her long list of political qualifications, some of which the Reps may point out as being as much a negative as a positive for her, I just can’t understand why, in a country of 300 million people, anyone would think we would need not one, but two “Clinton” Presidencies. The first “
Presidency will best be remembered by the phrase “I did not have sex with that
woman!” Now, the current Clinton candidacy gives us: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email." Why, oh why, would anyone want
to bring that kind of “stuff” back to our oval office? Who do you suppose might be invited to
inspect the underside of our Presidential desk the next time we might invite a
“ Clinton” to occupy it? Is there not a single person in the
200,000,000 (a WAG) or so eligible Americans who might be able to do as good a
job as she? I suspect there is at least
one other—maybe a few thousand—who might do as good a job. Maybe even T. rump (then maybe not.) The Reps agreed we did not need another
“Bush.” What is taking the Dems so long
to come to a similar decision? We need a
President—not a “Good Wife.”
Now—as to T. rump—you may have noticed how I have taken the liberty of slightly modifying The Donald’s last name to fit my own nefarious purposes. In his own way, he is sort of a Tyrannosaurus, is he not? He tried to eat a couple of lovely Ms’s early in the campaign, alienating quite a few of their sisters. He tried to eat one of our two closest neighbors, wanting them to build a fence (“and they will pay for it.”) He’s trying to eat quite a few of us when he singled out a religion for his Islamiphobic purposes, un-American though that may be. The only question is: Who or what will he be setting his sights on next? Is this presidential behavior? Well, while it might be appropriate for the “Boss,” it is not and never will be “Presidential” behavior. (My thoughts, “T. rump, ‘you’re fired!’”)
Candidates: Zero for two so far. How about those “Libertarians?” My choice would have been Dr. Joseph G. Buchman. Since, for some reason they selected a guy who’s already been dismissed by the voting public once, I’ll have to do some serious thinking here. Dr. Buchman’s recommendation will probably carry the day, in this case, mainly because I happen to know just a bit about him (the good Ph.D.,) and he is one good judge of character. And, as for that “Boss” business, if you want an interesting take on it, one you might have heard before, but one that seems to apply, you might go to: http://stephenvgeddes.blogspot.com/2012/12/oldie-but-goodie-what-it-takes-to-be.html .