Firstly, Scott Walker was my candidate of choice and I wish he was still in the race. I continue to believe he was the most qualified and capable person to be President among all those who ran. Problem is, he’s not in the race any longer thanks to Barack Obama. Obama was a novelty candidate who understood that social media was going to play a huge role in the Presidency and he tapped into the vein of selfishness of people better than anyone. I knew from the second I saw him dancing on “Ellen” that he was going to win the election. I think I’ve said it before- Jimmy Buffett’s song “Fruitcakes” includes the line “There’s a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.” I always loved that line. Similarly, there is, or was, a thin line between the CBS Evening News and Entertainment Tonight and I think Obama pretty much erased it in 2007. People care more about Kim Kardashian then they do the country. Obama has taken the Presidency so low that Charlie Rose finds Obama’s outright and repeated lying about health care hysterical.
Now we have Trump.
Trump is the flip side of Barack Obama. The Presidency has devolved into a popularity contest conducted on reality shows. Obama chided Trump about the Presidency not being a reality show, but it was obama who interviewed with a woman who eats cereal out the bath tub she occupies,
it is obama who carries around a selfie stick while he make faces at his phone,
it was obama who slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon,
and it was obama who dances with Star Wars Stormtroopers
Yes, the Presidency is a reality show. Obama turned it into one. If you listen carefully you can almost hear Regis Philbin saying “Let’s play “Who want to be a President!'” The campaign for President now resembles nothing so much as “Survivor.” The die is cast and we are left with a Hobson’s choice for President.
On the one side is Hillary Clinton, the Queen waiting for the coronation. On the other is the unpredictable Donald Trump. Clinton is supposed to be the shoo-in, the undefeatable candidate. Trump is supposed to be crushed by her.
I don’t think so.
A liberal friend is very concerned about the Republican Party. He tells me that Donald Trump will make it impossible for anybody anywhere running under the “R” column to win election. Even a dogcatcher in Podunk is doomed!
The New York Times shows a similar concern. Surely written with furrowed brow, its front page worries because “Sparring in GOP Rises” and because “Rift Grows Wide as Republicans Abandon Trump.” It joins two other concerned lefties, the Huffington Post and CNBC, in declaring that the GOP is “unraveling.”
Here Hillary supporters endorse Karl Marx for VP:
Hillary’s supporters are not very bright. They tend to be monolithic and single issue oriented. And easily as many democrats dislike Hillary as Republicans dislike Trump.
The thing is, obama has largely ruined the Presidency. Obama has made the Presidency unserious. He has diminished its dignity. He’s lied his way through it. His ego is more important that anything else. And yeah, obama has turned the Presidency into reality show entertainment- Obama’s Amateur hour. And the irony keeps piling up. Obama also said of Trump:
“I think it is important to take seriously the statements he made in the past,”
You know, like “You can keep your doctor and your plan” or “You’ll save $2500 per year in health care.”
Trump is simply the flip side of obama. Liberals, you have opened the bottle and let the novelty President genie out. Good luck putting it back in.