As a former Republican I can not understand how any reasonable, intelligent member of the party can look upon the field of candidates that they have been given to choose from in this election year without feeling, at best, appalled and humiliated. From Trump all the way down to Bush, the party can’t in any way be said to be putting forth its Best and Brightest… indeed, it’s more like “Send in the Clowns.”
Where are the reasonable Republicans? Where are the Barry Goldwaters and Eisenhowers of this generation? None of them seem interested in leading; rather, the tone of the Republican debates has been to inflame, provoke and divide.
I fail to see how anyone with half a brain (which doesn’t say much about the level of American intelligence) can take any of these ranting Republican cartoon characters seriously as a candidate for the highest office in the country. Even down to Carly Fiorina, who is considerably smarter than some of the others she is running against, although more purely, coldly, calculatingly Evil, we’re looking at a field of characters who belong in an old Warner Brothers cartoon — where Bugs Bunny would promptly make mincemeat out of them.
As I looked around for a Republican candidate who could be considered without, you know, pointing and laughing, I realized that there is one serious, reasonable Republican candidate out there:
It’s Hillary Clinton.
The one percent have got this figured out: turn the Republicans into a party of crackers, weirdos, lunatics and cartoon characters, then turn the Democrats into Moderate Republicans and completely disenfranchise true liberals by marking us as dangerous socialists, by essentially stealing the Democratic Party out from underneath us.
I must say it’s a brilliant plan, and all the signs are pointing to its success.