The time is late February, 2016, and it is an election year. The United States is honestly in a really big mess . . . we have been on a frightening down-hill spiral . . . morally, culturally, financially, socially, militarily, and in world-standing.
For the past eight years, Barrack Obama has occupied the Oval Office and he has clearly been the laziest, most self-serving, unChristian and least effective President in history. His policies have been disastrous, his appointees to high office have been embarrassing, his lack of leadership has been troubling . . . he has left our enemies chuckling over our indecision and our allies scratching their heads about what has happened to our Nation.
Amazingly, a large group of good folks concerned about where we are—and where we are headed—at a frightening pace, and I honestly believe they, for the most part, care about our future, and have thrown their hats in the ring. Some of those people are decent, honest people with track records of public service: Gov John Kasich of Ohio, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Dr. Ben Carson, famous Neurosurgeon, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida, former Pastor Mike Huckabee, and a snake-oil salesman with a really bad hair-do named Donald Trump. Trump is a flamboyant businessman/real estate developer with a confusing, checkered past. Over the years he has been unfaithful to his wives (he is now with wife #4), and he has left a wide range of damage and hurting people in his wake of business practices, including banks and investors. There are just big questions about who he is and what he really represents.
As crazy as that is, Trump has taken the Republican voters by storm and left the Republican Party standing on its ear . . . that fact has created great debate across the country . . . about the hows and whys of it all. It Seems to Me . . . the truth is actually quite clear . . . the leaders of the Republican Party have betrayed its base and have failed to stand up for true conservative values. The folks who have worked on behalf of, sent financial support in, and carried the card of the Party are just flat angry . . . and have demonstrated that anger over recent years . . . and spurred the Tea Party movement.
Those angry voters have fallen blind victims to his brash, anti-establishment rhetoric that he says what they want to hear . . . and says it in a brash manner that strikes a chord with them. It is almost unimaginable to me that he could even seriously be considered for the highest office in the land. In my humble opinion, he really stands for very little . . . he publicly holds up the Bible and declares his Faith and sickens me as I get the sense that he is trying to use God for his own purposes.
On the other side, Democratic: the candidates are Hillary Clinton, and her only Democratic opponent is a 74-year-old, self-avowed Socialist who calls for free college tuition . . . and he is giving Hillary all she can handle! Hillary is the wife of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton and his immorality embarrassed this nation as no other President ever has . . . with one sexual scandal after another over a 30-year period! He embarrassed us with a young intern in the White House . . . he lied over and over on the charges . . . then the blue dress appeared and silenced his lies. Hillary was only concerned about their political life . . . and shrugged off his behavior. She has a long history of dishonesty in public service . . . beginning when she was fired as a young attorney during the Nixon impeachment process by Democrat leaders who said, “Because she is a liar.” She has proven that over and over through the years . . . and it is once again being cast in flashing neon signs . . . related to her service as Secretary of State. She, even in high office, simply was unable to abide by a few simple, time-honored rules of service. It is public knowledge that as she runs for the office of President, she is being investigated by the FBI.
I don’t know how this thing will play out, but an important reason I do this blog is for my family . . . and I want you to,know my thoughts and beliefs. You can read my thoughts, expectations, and then see how it all plays out and say, “He was full of prunes,” which is okay.
But I want to go on record as saying that Donald a Trump offends me . . . and I think he presents great danger to our nation. If he is successful in getting the Republican nomination, he cannot win the General Election. I promise you that if he is the Republican nominee, he will blow up in the election . . . or the Clinton machine will expose hidden things about him that will end his campaign in shame.
Last night, as I watched the CNN Debate being held in Houston, I am a supporter of Senator Ted Cruz for President. I think he has a shot. Moreover, I like Marco Rubio, but I suspect he is still a bit young and free. I think he will be a very good candidate a few years down the road.
There you have it . . . I fear that we are a culture swimming in an ocean of information, yet drowning in ignorance. God Help us!