This made me smile, unlike most of the real news from this campaign.
And while I am quoting random people off the internet, I am reminded of a post from some random guy on Twitter that went something to the effect of: “Illegal immigration will actually increase under a Trump presidency, but then Canada would send all the Americans back.”
Rick Perry is out, Scott Walker is out and the dynamic from even a month back is so bizarrely different to make round 3 the most interesting round so far in Presidential Apprentice 2015 (you know, it’s like Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, except for president).
I find it just bonkers that Ben Carson is saying more and more ridiculous things which is causing his numbers to go… up? I mean holy crap, is he actually leading in Iowa?? I wanted to take a closer look at some of his better lines (and by “better” I mean bat-shit crazy) and parse out what he really means.
One of my biggest frustrations with the Republican mentality is that pure obstructionism is somehow a reasonable way to govern. Getting rid of Obamacare is not the way to fix the state of healthcare in this country. That’s fine if you want to “repeal and replace” but dammit, you have to “replace” it with something. Simply going back to the previous status quo is NOT an acceptable answer. I am fine if you don’t agree with something, but you have to at least move the conversation forward.
The first chance we had to see the key occupants of the Republican clown car in a single forum didn’t disappoint. It was well run (not a small feat considering there were 10 people on stage), the grandstanding was minimized, we got to see some hand to hand combat and most importantly, it was informative – we got to learn more about almost all of the candidates to understand who Hillary will stomp next fall.
For me, almost everyone came off with a worse impression than what I came in with.
Started this page on my take on the Republican primary nominees… will keep it updated as time goes on, things develop and as I learn more…