ZEB my brother in iron, I actually agree with you on this last point.
I am hoping that actually Bernie is the go to guy. If you look at his past 24+ years, things he said that long ago have not changed.
He has held his position all through time, and yet the Republicans have not dug up to much on him as of yet.
Do you think that is because they do not consider him a threat yet ? Or is it still to early in this cycle.
Also, I never really thought about politics as a spectator sport, so IF i change my mindset it may help with my dislike of politics in general ?
Thank you for the great reply…
The republicans have not said a word about Bernie and for good reason. It is the GOP’s wildest wet dream that a 73 year old half balding, grey haired socialist who lacks even the slightest bit of charisma could be the democrats nominee.
If God smiles on America and Bernie Saunders is the democrats nominee it will the biggest republican landslide since Reagan took 49 out of 50 states from Walter Mondale in 1984.
The left wing press would love to have us believe that we are nearing socialism. They have been feeding the left wing Bernie Saunders craze. But, the fact remains that our current (and very charismatic) President Barack Obama won not because he is a left wing (semi-socialist). He won in spite of it. He won because of the power charisma and his uniqueness as potentially the first black President (which by the way proves most whites are not racist).
As I have always said, the major part of the electorate vote, not for policy but for personality.
America today is every bit a capitalist nation with no intention of swinging left on economic issues. And even if they were Bernie Saunders would not be the flag bearer of such a take over.
It’s interesting that Hillary actually has to worry about a Saunders challenge. And she does need to be just a bit concerned because mostly the left wingers vote in the democrat primaries, just as the right wing votes in the republican primaries. This will pull Hillary farther left which makes her even more unelectable than she already is (if that is even possible) when the general election process begins. So, God Bless Bernie Saunders he is helping the GOP in a great, great way!
Anyway, I certainly hope that looking at politics as the greatest game available will help you at least tolerate it somewhat.
I have been looking forward to Presidential elections ever since I sat with my Dad as a 9 year old and watched the Presidential election returns on TV. He would make it fun by putting up a wall map and we’d color in the states as the returns came in. My Dad was an avid democrat and used to tell me why democrats were the best answer in solving the nations problems.
So how did I end up a republican?
Ronald Reagan who used to be a democrat and card carrying union member said it best: “I didn’t leave the democratic party the democratic party left me.”
I have to agree with the greatest modern day President.
And while the republican party has disappointed me on many occasions I do believe that the republicans are the best hope at this point of digging us out of the mess we are in (even though they have been part of the problem in the past).
What we need is a strong republican President who wins by a good margin and a republican controlled Congress. We then have at least a chance of turning this country around. And God knows we will never turn it around with the pathetic left leaning democratic party who tries to divide the country based on race and economic class warfare. Pandering to the electorates greatest fears. If JFK were alive today, based on his voting record and what he did and wanted to do as President he would be a republican! That’s how far the democrats have fallen. This would all be clearly pointed out if we actually had an unbiased media. Always keep in mind the republicans have to field a stronger candidate than the democrats because the GOP has to defeat the democratic nominee and the left wing liberal media. But this Presidential election year we can do it!
That’s how bad Hillary is and also that’s how good the GOP field is!
Okay, sorry about the long post but I am passionate about this particular “game”.