Donald Trump, the redneck presidential candidate

 

I’m going to call Donald Trump the Redneck Presidential candidate. Let’s face it: Rednecks love Donald Trump! Of course they do! He’s the reality TV star. By using the term “redneck” I am referring to the people that enjoy  watching “Here comes Honey Boo-Boo” on TLC. Yes, there is actually a reality TV show with that name, and it is just as ridiculous as the name. So, please don’t get me wrong. I live in the country, and I love it. I have a few gun toting friends that like to drink beer and shoot at targets once in a while, so , it’s not about southerners vs northerners, or country vs city. It’s a cultural phenomenon in our country.

There is a large portion of the U.S. population that are not appalled when Trump says he could shoot somebody on 5th Ave and not lose any votes. It’s outrageous, and it involves guns. Perfect! They don’t care that Trump refuses to disavow the KKK now. The more outrageous, the more they like it. Because the reality TV Americans love the in your face, hateful dialogue…they are angry about something, but they are not sure what, exactly.

Donald Trump, or any other reality TV star can help show them what they are angry about.  Those Mexicans are taking our jobs! We’re going to keep the Muslims out. Lets just be angry for the sake of being angry. We all have underlying anger at SOMETHING, right?

This is what we have become, America. We have become a nation who doesn’t care about substance, doesn’t care that when pressed by the media to explain his stance on issues Trump can only say, “We’re going to make it great again” .

So, Ben Carson was exactly correct when he was asked what would happen if Trump became the nominee, he replied, “Americans are going to get exactly what they want.”

Now, amid all the hoopla and excitement, the real possibility of a Clinton vs. Trump presidential race is emerging. What does that mean? Here’s what I found on Huffington Post.

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-general-election-trump-vs-clinton

I was personally hoping for a race that wouldn’t be so nasty–like, John Kasich or Jeb Bush vs Clinton or Sanders. But no000…if it is Clinton Vs. trump, the gloves are gonna come off real quick.We all know that. One thing is for certain: It would be a legendary race.

Donald Trump, the billionaire who has has every luxury imaginable, who laughs at the very people who support him.  The very people who struggle to pay their bills , while Trump sleeps in his luxury towers.  What an irony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Lite

Nags Head MorningIt’s Friday. Nice to relax after working all week.

This Sunday is Superbowl Sunday. Another major american cultural event. I am not into football at all so I won’t watch the Superbowl, but I fully understand it’s significance in American culture.

I love America, with all it’s flaws, big and small. I love it that our democratic process is sometimes messy, discombobulated, controversial…that people in America can feel free to stand up in a public place an voice their opinions. That makes us great. But when clashes of opinion create hatred and violence, it has gone too far.

 

 

 

February

Winter. Donald Trump is dominating the airwaves. Actually, sucking precious oxygen from the air. The drama of politics is in full swing….the mud slinging, gossip and incessant chatter on the internet, social media, TV, etc.

Ted Cruz is an arrogant asshole, they say, and it seems like they are right. Hilary Clinton is going to be indicted for the email scandal, others say. Donald Trump decides not to attend the last debate before the Iowa Caucus, and subsequently loses the Caucus. Thank God, right!

Wait, but Cruz is not much better…Rubio, a young upstart with very little experience but a great deal of ambition, suddenly being molded into the GOP’s last chance of having a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the upcoming presidential election.

Things aren’t looking good for the GOP. But you just never know.

On the Democratic side, not quite as much high drama but still, plenty enough.

Hilary can’t be trusted. She’s dishonest. She has baggage. Benghazi. Emails. Bottom line, I believe that there are some very, very rich and powerful people out there that made sure she didn’t win the 2008 nomination, and apparently trying to do the same now, again. Something about that woman rubs a lot of people the wrong way. I personally don’t have a problem with her. I would vote for her. But for me, the main issue about Hilary Clinton is that she is uninspiring. I don’t really believe that she is any more dishonest than most of the old boy’s…probably much less.

Bernie Sanders–an unknown, giving Hilary a run for her money. Just like Obama did..when she was and is the obvious choice. Something is behind that. I think a lot of people, especially men, can’t stand her because she is unapologetically ambitious and smart and worldly. She doesn’t put her head down and smile a little bashful smile. So I guess that makes her some kind of Battle ax. But Hilary is just the gateway to a new and different kind of feminist movement that is coming.

 

Richmond 2016