Friday, August 21, 2015

A Mind Like An Unmade Bed

The title has often been used to describe me, and as I get older it becomes a more and more accurate description. It's not that I don't WANT to blog, it's just that I can't seem to organize my thoughts into a post that makes sense.  But, I'm going to try, once again, because I am opinionated and because my kids are tired of listening to me bitch. So, if there's still someone out there who wants to read it, I'm back.  Who knows for how long?  With election season coming on strong, I should have plenty to say, if I can just keep it together enough to be coherent.

Donal Trump.  What can I say?  He's the media's darling right now, and if they try hard enough, they can probably make him the candidate. And, boy howdy, do the Republicans deserve it!  It has been observed that one of the reasons he is so far ahead in the polls at this point is because there are so many other candidates even crazier than he is. Personally, I think 1.) the serious voters are not yet paying attention and 2.) the ones who are engaging want desperately to "send a message" that they're tire of the same old retreads running for office. The only problem with that is, if they are sending that message, they're going to have to back it up by either not voting at all or voting for the guy they think is an "outsider" and this time around, it's Trump. It doesn't make a a lot of sense to complain about a candidate and then turn around and vote for him/her.

Hillary Clinton.  Oh, dear. Here we go again.  I really would like to see a woman elected President during my lifetime.  I'm just not sure she's the one. Just thinking about all the abuse she's going to have to take, and we are going to have to listen to,  for the next year makes me feel sick.   She will have to endure all the baggage from her husband's "scandals", and she will have "scandals" of her own with which to contend.

Benghazi hasn't worked out very well for the opposing party, but I'll bet we'll have to live through it again before it's all over.  Right now, they're busily trumping up (no pun intended) accusations about her e-mails from her private server while she was Secretary of State.  Good grief, people! Get a life! It's not as though other people in government have never had their own servers.  And, it's not as though the Government servers are particularly secure.  The point is they haven't found any classified material in the e-mails they have already picked apart, and I'm guessing, chances are they won't. Something that is classified now, but wasn't back then doesn't count. They can't very well nail her retroactively. Now we know why Romney took all of his hard drives out back and destroyed them.

I'm going to get around to the other candidates pretty soon, I hope, but right now, I'll just ask:  Is anybody feeling the Bern?

Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Welcome back--I've missed your pithy comments! Keep up the good work!
:)

JACKIESUE said...

I think the Donald is a Democrat and just fucking with the republicans

Arkansas Patti said...

Welcome back. Not sure I am ready for all the political crap ahead of us. Trump doesn't scare me, his followers do a bit.
I am hoping Hillary can survive the hate coming her way.

Meryl Baer said...

Frontrunners - and here I am specifically thinking of Trump - usually are not frontrunners by convention time. I fear Hilary has too much baggage, although she would make a great President. I would go for the Bern, but...

Margie's Musings said...

You are so right about Hillary. The press is trying to crucify her to please the Republicans. The law about using a government server wasn't enacted until after she left office.

Margie's Musings said...

By the way....I am so happy to see you are back!

Rian said...

Just came across your blog today and have been surfing it a bit. I really hate to even mention the election issue... but you covered pretty well how I feel. It's a joke, really, and a bit embarrassing. I guess if I "HAD" To pick now, it would be Hillary - but I agree that they are going to crucify her, so what's the use. What scares me at the moment is how divided people are...