Thursday, September 17, 2015

President The Donald?

I try, I really do, to watch the Republican debates. Otherwise, how will I be able to make fun of them, but I have to tell you, I find them less than compelling. Actually, I have the same problem with the Democrats, but at least I agree with them most of the time.  Every time the Presidential elections roll around, I think, "OK, this year, I'm going to suffer through the debates and every time, I come away realizing that the candidates haven't said anything of substance.  It's just carp, carp, carp about the other party, and no real information.

The only difference between the two is when the Republicans say what they're going to do, you know they have no intention of doing anything. It's just blah, blah, blah, Hillary, blah, blah, blah, Benghazi, blah, blah, blah, e-mails, blah, blah, blah, private server, for shame! In the end, it's always much ado about nothing, because, you know what?  In the end, Hillary will be proven "innocent" of all the accusations and tsk-tsk-ing.

So, once again, I tried to watch the Republican debate on CNN. I lasted about 45 minutes, which is the outer limit of my patience with fools. 

According to Jim Hightower, Donald Trump is a figment of his own imagination. I say he's a legend in his own mind.  But, usually, he is worth a few giggles.  But, last night, he seemed kind of flat. Maybe he was on his version of good behavior, but he wasn't his usual entertaining self. Maybe, he just didn't think the other candidates were much competition for him.

Carly Fiorina, who has never succeeded at anything she has tried in her adult life, constantly tried to interrupt everyone.  Someone finally called her on it, and I thought, "HA! Take that, bitch!" and stuck out my tongue, which wasn't very grown-up of me, but then, there weren't any real grown-ups in that crowd.  I found her speaking style annoying.  She's going to have to do something about her ssssss's.

Marco Rubio, full of boyish charm, tried his hand at humor, making a joke about the drought and how he brought his own water, yuk, yuk.  It went over like a lead balloon. 

At one point, they let Mike Huckabee loose with his "war on Christians" spiel. But, after that, they pretty much ignored him.  He'll drop out early in the game, but not before Iowa and New Hampshire, because he's not through crusading, yet. Maybe he hasn't collected enough money to get him through the next few years. That house has to be expensive to maintain.

Rand Paul managed to sound sensible a time or two, or maybe it was just in comparison to the rest of the clowns.  Maybe when you know you have no chance of winning, you can feel free to say what you really think.

Jeb! thinks Margaret Thatcher should be the woman on our ten-dollar bill.  Hey, Jeb!  I kind of think the first woman to appear on our currency should be an American.  But, that's just me. He made a bit of a fool of himself by insisting that Donald Trump apologize to his wife for the things he has said about Mexican immigrants. As if THAT was gonna happen.

I can't talk any more about the debate, because I changed the channel before my head exploded.

I only have one more thing to say about the debates, all of them. I don't think the networks should be sponsoring them. It may not be a conflict of interest, but I have a problem with the ethics of the  networks inserting themselves into the mix.  I think the media should step back and observe and report. Sponsoring the debates and participating in them puts them too close. So there.

Stay tuned.



I couldn't watch..was afraid I'd end up in ICU.

Margie's Musings said...

I couldn't watch either, Jackie. I knew we would see the highlights on the news anyhow. It's all just too stupid.

Olga said...

You did better than I did. I tell myself it is the responsible thing to do, listen to the "other point of view"--but then I just want to scream and that might scare small children. It's so hard trying to be responsible.

Sister--Three said...

I could not watch but loved your take on it.
Comedy act.

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