I watched last night’s GOP debate, which focused on National Security issues. Obviously, this is an issue near and dear to most citizen’s hearts as we watch the news and read about the horrific, demonic acts of ISIS and other evil people– like those who killed innocent folks at a Christmas party in San Bernardino.
More and more, I see the reason people support Donald Trump, despite the ridiculous ideas he floats– and swears with certainty he will bring to fruition if elected president. The fact of the matter is that he will not be able to deport 11 million people and execute [possibly] innocent family members of terrorists. He won’t be allowed to shut down all or parts of the Internet. Nor should he be. He may be able to build a big wall along the border (China, anyone?) to keep illegals out and cut down on the drug flow. Most people realize this– and I suspect he does, as well. So what’s the appeal? He acts angry. People relate to that anger. He offers action, outlandish though much of it may be. He is the “anti-politician politician.” Most hard-working Americans are angry when they see a big portion of their paychecks go to supporting idle people and also to foolish projects that profit us nothing. Most hard-working Americans are angry when they have to worry about sending their children to public schools when people like our president don’t seem to have any real plan to deal with the growing terror threat. After all, what’s to worry about from his perspective? His children are schooled elsewhere with adequate security.
I get it. I am tired of the “Harry Reids” and the “Nancy Pelosis,” who are career politicians that pander to their base and serve only their own interests at the expense of the American people. I am tired of the “Hillary Clintons” of our country who pretend to care about the downtrodden– while lining their own pockets from speeches and special interest deals and covering their own behinds on matters like Benghazi and classified email. It is certainly no wonder that Real Estate moguls, Surgeons and former CEOs do so well in polling when compared to many career politicians. We don’t need another Bush, any more than we need another Clinton, either!
Marco Rubio has some growing up to do, in my estimation. He has not shown sound financial judgment in his personal affairs, which concerns me when I think about him running our country as the chief executive. As far as Chris Christie goes, the jury is still out. He has a mixed record in New Jersey.
While I agree that almost anyone of the candidates would be better than Clinton in the Whitehouse, I do have my favorites. Right now, growing in my estimation of what a good president should be like, is Ted Cruz. He is smart, shares many values in common with me and other Christians, and has some plans to deal with ISIS that make sense to me. He also seems to be in charge of his emotions, not vice versa– as Donald Trump seems to exhibit.
It is time for more of the candidates to drop out. Jeb Bush needs to give it up, as well as the ‘second tier’ candidates. Will the Republican party ever be unified? The Democrats don’t seem to turn on each other with anywhere near the ferocity and regularity of the Republicans.
More will be revealed. Your thoughts?