Saturday, February 27, 2016


What the Hell?!!

I mean to say…What the Fucking Hell??!!!

What is happening to the GOP? Not to mention to the USA.

As Gerald Ford once said, “If Abraham Lincoln were alive now, he'd roll over in his grave.”

Donald Trump, the Republican front runner [sic], splashes bottled water on the stage and accuses Marco Rubio of being a “low-life” and a “nervous basket case,” and Rubio, the darling of the Republican establishment, responds by suggesting that Donald Trump wets his pants and that he “begged for Secret Service protection.”

Then, Chris Christie jumps into the fray by endorsing Trump – because he really, really hates Marco Rubio -- and Governor Paul LePage of Maine quickly clambers onto the Trump bandwagon as well.

For those of you who aren’t keeping up with Maine politics, Governor Paul LePage’s most widely cited quote is as follows:

“These are guys with names D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty…They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.”

When it was pointed out to the governor that these comments might possibly be construed as racist, he corrected himself saying that he meant to say “Maine girls” instead of “white girls.”

Oh, Okay.

More from Governor LePage: “What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back. We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in.” (From a WVOM interview)

Given Governor LePage’s flair for drama, I can’t say I’m surprised that he likes the Donald.

But where does all this leave us, the American people? The good news is that the betting markets are increasingly inclined to favor a Democrat win this year. But what if a Republican takes the White House? Which one would do more damage, Trump or Rubio?

As horrifying as a Trump presidency would be, I’m inclined to think a Rubio presidency would be worse. Think of it this way: If you owned a jewelry shop and discovered one morning it had been broken into and robbed, which would you prefer – that the robber were a drunken lout or a professional jewel thief?

You see what I’m getting at, right?

A President Trump would make a god awful mess of things because he’s an egomaniacal ignoramus. But a President Rubio would continue the right-wing program begun by Ronald Reagan decades ago, the program that has steadily impoverished the middle class and suppressed the poor.

For my money, I prefer the recklessly ignorant to the downright vicious. This is assuming, of course, that Trump, with his strutting blowhardiness, wouldn’t drag us into a game of nuclear chicken with Vladimir Putin…

Hillary, Bernie – those of us who haven’t lost all contact with reality are holding our collective breath. Please don’t let us down.

It’s called the American Dream ‘cuz you have to be asleep to believe it. – George Carlin