(INTRO.- If you have visited this Website before, you may have seen my ARTICLES CRITICIZING REALITY TELEVISION. MY OPINION ON THE GENRE HAS NOT CHANGED, AND IN FACT, I THINK EVEN LESS OF SUCH PROGRAMMING NOW MORE THAN EVER. I just wanted to put this out front.)
Donald Trumps Campaign for the Presidency has caught many Americans off Guard, especially the amount of Support it has received. The Fact that he appears to have wrapped up the REPUBLICAN PARTIES NOMINATION FOR THE OVAL OFFICE SEEMS TO MYSTIFIED THE MEDIA, AND CAUGHT ESTABLISHED REPUBLICAN PARTY POLITICIANS AND OFFICIALS IN A POSITION OF SUPPORTING A CANDIDATE WHO HAS SEEMS TO BE DETERMINED TO:
OFFEND AS MANY GROUPS AS POSSIBLE, WITH JUVENILE AND GROUNDLESS INSULTS AND ACCUSATIONS, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME OFFERING NO PRACTICAL CAMPAIGN PLATFORM.
However, the Idea that this is something "NO ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED," MISSES THE POINT ENTIRELY. GIVEN THE STATE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND THOSE WHO ACTIVELY SUPPORT IT, A DONALD TRUMP TYPE CANDIDATE FITS THEM PERFECTLY.
Hard to believe? Ask yourself the following Question:
Before his Candidacy, what did you, or the General Public for that Matter, really know about DONALD TRUMP?
- He was Wealthy.
- Continuing Relationship Problems.
- A Loud and Abrasive Personality.
You may have known about his Wealth, but how was it Accumulated? What were his SUCCESSES, AND HIS FAILURES? Did you really pay attention to GOSSIP ABOUT HIS MARRIAGE(S)? Yes, he could be an ENGAGING INTERVIEW, BUT SO COULD HUNDREDS OF OTHER EGO MANIACS. If this makes you PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL, WE HAVE A POTENTIAL POOL OF CANDIDATES THAT NUMBERS IN THE THOUSANDS.
This Type of Personal History did not make Donald Trump a REGULAR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION ON THE TALK SHOW CIRCUIT, BUT SOMETHING ELSE DID.
NOW, Let us Turn to the REPUBLICAN PARTY.
During the BARACK OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, HERE IS PART OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LEGACY:
- Fought Tooth and Nail to get rid of the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS HELPED MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. Not Adapt it to changing circumstances, or look to make it even better, BUT REMOVE IT ENTIRELY. WHY? I still haven't heard a good reason.
- TRYING TO STOP AN INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE, SUCCEEDING ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, BUT FAILING IN DIFFERENT STATES.
- Used Personal Religious Faith and Beliefs to Fight Same-Sex Marriage becoming Legal.
- IGNORING, OR OPPOSING IMMIGRATION REFORMS PROPOSED BY
- VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION BY REFUSING TO MEET, QUESTION, AND VOTE ON PRESIDENT OBAMAS NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT.
- IGNORING THE CONSENSUS IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY, THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL, AND MUST BE ADDRESSED ASAP.
- IN TERMS OF GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, SAYING THAT WE SHOULD STOP TERRORISTS FROM OBTAINING ASSAULT WEAPONS, BUT THEN OBJECTING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT COULD HELP IN IDENTIFYING THEM.
- STOPPING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.
AND SO ON....