Monday, April 11, 2016

The Choice Between Arsenic and Hemlock

  I just realized it has been weeks since I have made a new post to this blog. That is what happens when one is working 70 hours a week, and is unable to find the time for even routine chores let alone commenting on the political machinations of the day. I do have some thoughts however on the recent complaining of Donald Trump about the Republican primary process and the yet another position on the Trump campaign by the ever-fluid Mark Levin. I will try as hard as I can to make sense of the senselessness of both topics and tie them together in a nice, neat package.
     The Trump campaign and his goose-stepping followers, realizing that the myth of overwhelming support for Donald Trump is drifting away like the vapor from an E-cigarette, have now begun to blame the Republican primary process for their candidate's electoral impotence. Both the candidate and his votaries have said the Republican primary process is corrupt and must be changed. Odd how they seemed blind to the flaws in the system only a couple months ago when the Trump campaign appeared unstoppable. And there does not seem to be any whining about the primary process from Donald Trump and his marionettes about the primaries he wins, only the ones he loses.
     So according to the Trump campaign the only fair primaries are the ones he wins, all others are corrupt and should go the way of the typewriter and the phone booth. Anyone who is being intellectually honest at all would admit that if The Donald had clinched the nomination by now we would not be subject to the constant whining about him being treated "unfairly." The whining by him and his devotees are a consequence of his inability to rise above 35% support and clinch the nomination with the accumulation of the 1237 delegates needed to be called the Republican nominee.
     As for Mark Levin and his constantly changing political values, I have to say I agree with his recent sentiment of not voting for Donald Trump under any circumstance. Although his reason for doing so is because of his perception that the Trump campaign personally attacked him, and not because he understands that Donald Trump would be a bigger disaster for the country than Hillary Clinton. It has been amazing to watch "The Great One's (that is what Mark Levin's trolls call him)" shifting position on The Donald. In the span of only six months Mr. Levin has gone from full-throated support for Mr. Trump, to now saying he would not vote for him if he is the nominee. Talk about values built on sand.
     As for all those who say Donald Trump could not be worse than Hillary Clinton, and might, just might be slightly better; is this what we have come to in this nation, i.e. voting for someone who we think can not be worse than the most corrupt and inept candidate to ever run? And who says Donald Trump could not be worse that Hillary Clinton? This is the most irrational reason to vote for a Republican candidate I have ever heard. To state categorically that Mr. Trump would not be worse than Hillary Clinton begs the question: Have these folks been paying attention to this campaign? Some on the Right have such a hatred for and a vendetta against Hillary Clinton that they are willing to elect someone worse just to keep her out of the White House.
     Not that I cherish a Hillary Clinton presidency. I do not. But a Trump presidency promises to be as bad if not worse. Let us hope that our choice is not between arsenic and hemlock, because neither is pleasant to think about and both will lead to a greater demise than we have already experienced.


  1. Please comment on how you feel Trump would be worse than Clinton.

  2. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Trump would be worse than Hillary because Hillary is the devil we know, Trump is the one which we do not know. Hillary is at least predictable, Trump is not. Additionally Trump would destroy the Republican Party and conservatism for at least a generation, being its standard bearer if he were elected.