Stupid Is As Stupid Does

“Trump will get Hillary elected” — exactly correct.
There has never been an election in which a Democratic nominee had more than a 50% “unfavorable” rating. Any nominee of almost any political party, except Ted Buddy and Charles Manson should have walked away with this election.

So what does the Stupid Party do? It elects a guy with 65% unfavorable numbers! 

Stupid is as stupid does, and the Republicans Stupid did!

Point! Set! Match!

Easy decision.
Trump was ahead on points until he stepped on his crank and said he might not accept the legitimacy of an American election. At that point, it was game over.

Point, set, match!

There was no recovery but in all honesty, from that point forward there was no trying for a recovery. Trump smirked, interrupted and behaved as he had done in the first — and losing debate. Apparently when pressed about accepting the vote, Trump lost his footing, and slipped, grabbed for balance, and did a face plant for the rest of the debate.

Damn, I regret that the Republicans have thrown this “gimme” away! 

But it is what it is. We can’t change it, I suppose the RNC could change it but it would cause not just chaos in the Republican Party, but in the election. Can you imagine another snap debate!

Damn. Just damn!

Looking For Distractions

I never thought I would live to see the day I want Obama to get a third term, but that’s where I am today!
I am embarrassed by candidate even worse than Obama.

Trump supporters believe Bill Clinton accusers, but not Trump accusers. Hillary accusers believe Trump accusers, but not Bill accusers. 

Personally I believe most accusers…it takes guts to expose yourself to everyone giving you everything except an anal exam. 

Meanwhile Trump supporters want Hillary in jail.

Not going to happen. She is a Clinton, but change any single letter in her last name and she would be in jail!

Now, I admit that my interest in the political fight is waning, so I seek other distractions. Last weekend, unranked Navy, a 16 point underdog opened a can of Whoopass, and defeated 6th nationally ranked Houston, and Thursday night my Chargers upset Denver. The Charger players with raised fists means the end of my watching the Chargers.

But, I have books to read, including “Jack Hinson’s One Man War”; “The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel”; and “A Torch Kept Lit” a story of William F. Buckley Jr., one of my heroes.

Stuck With Early Support

The problem with early endorsements in politics is that you have bought into future embarrassments, like it or not.
That is a real problem for Trump supporters in the main, and to a lesser degree, to Hillary supporters. As the last days of the election roll by both more Access Hollywood tapes and Wikileaks releases will be placed around the necks of early supporters.

Everyone knew that Trump was (and is) crude, lewd and crude before he won the nomination. That has been proven in spades, but the question is do we want a president who embarrasses us on the world stage every month.

We all knew that Hillary was (and is) irresponsible with classified material, and, in general believes (with some confidence), that rules that apply to others do not apply to her. They apparently don’t.

Trump is in a bind, one of his own making of course. His followers don’t believe that and contend to a person that Trump will win the election by a landslide. Trump has, according to the polls, about 80% of the Republican voters, and Romney LOST with 92% of Republican voters. In effect, Trump can hardly afford to lose a single a Republican voter, much less the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Hillary has the press on her side, and if there was any question in your mind, the Wikileaks leak that Donna Brazile, when she was talent for CNN, fed a question to be asked in a March Town Hall. Then there was the list of 17 journalists invited to a Clinton planning session. 

This isn’t going to change. The press is liberal, always was and always will be. Deal with it!

Clinton believes rules are not for her, and she will be an Imperial President. She has never been held accountable and with all the levers of government, she never will be.

We are screwed.

It’s Tribal!

America is in a crisis, and it has less to do with the two flawed candidates than with the American public. The nation has two ugly, awful, terrible candidates because both major political party apparatuses are flawed. 

But it is the voter’s reaction to being presented with two ugly, awful, terrible candidates that is America’s problem. We have collectively donned tribal red and blue dress to defend our ugly, awful, and terrible candidate because he or she represents our “tribe.” 

America is doomed if we can’t get out of this tribal mode. 

Hillary would be in federal prison if she was a submarine Naval Officer handling classified material, or had different positions depending on her audience, but instead millions of Americans hold her in great regard. 

Trump has dissed American POWS, said he would order his military to commit war crimes, believes he knows more about ISIS than the military, and is a serial predator, but the Red Tribe believes he is a savior, and almost worship him.

The most recent video tape of Trump confessing to being a sexual predator just highlights the problem, because Democrats who are attacking Trump’s admitted proclivity for sexual assault are the very same Democrats who still treat Bill Clinton as a rock star. 

This nation has no moral compass! Each “tribe” overlooks or diminishes the obvious flaws of their candidate, and attacks the opposition as if Heaven has assigned them to wear heavenly armor. 

This is absurd, not just for the two major political parties, but more importantly for the national psyche. We are acting like Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy, and his famous Bunga Bunga parties have come to America. For those who do not follow European scandals (as if we don’t have enough of our own) Silvio was a super-rich Italian industrialist who won the Italian presidency, made outrageous statements, and threw famous sex parties. 

Of course, European standards are different from ours, and few would say better than ours.

Trump’s parallel with Silvio Berlusconi are many, but Bill Clinton was as bad, as were Ted Kennedy, and Jack Kennedy, so we historically overlook the sexual flaws of our politicians. 

It is the American people who have permitted this, permit it still, and as long as they line up reliably as the Red Team and the Blue Team, it is always going to be so. Each team must protect their quarterback! 

It was not so at the political dawn of the country, and yet there were sides to issues and almost violent debates on issues, and there certainly were those who supported Hamilton or Jefferson, but it was not institutionalized as it is today. 

We have third parties today, and one represents many of the values of the Democrats (Green Party) without the baggage of the Democratic candidate, and the other representing many of the values of the Republicans (Libertarian Party) without the baggage of the Republican candidate.

I intend to cast my vote for the Libertarian Party. It is represented by two successful Republican governors, each of which was reelected in his state. I have reliably voted for the Republican president for 60 years. Not this time.

Men Don’t Change. Ask Bill Clinton!

The nation KNEW that Bill Clinton was a predatory lecher even while he was Governor of Arkansas but the nation believed, against all of history, that Bill Clinton would change as president. He didn’t!
Men don’t change! But the hypocrisy of Democrats, who always supported Bill Clinton, and still hold Bill as a rock star, well, the Democrats hypocrisy is monumental!

Zero chance Trump will win, either, so he has decided to poison the wells, burn the crops and salt the fields!

Trump was down 2-4% yesterday, and now has lost many Republicans and almost all Independents.

All the TrumpBots can argue is that Hillary is worse, which may actually be true but we have the option of staying home or voting Third Party.

I understand those who can vote for either major super-flawed candidate, but I can’t. I believe that Hillary belongs in jail, and that Trump would embarrass this nation almost daily for four years!

I couldn’t bring myself to vote for either Trump or Hillary, and I knew that I could not stay home. I have voted for the Republican for president for 60 of my 83 years, but not this time.

I will vote for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, two Republican Governors who were elected and reelected. They aren’t perfect, but they are not as flawed as the two major candidates!



Jan 24, 2016 – “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said
At the start of the Republican primary, like others I remarked in a blog that Trump was “lewd, rude and crude”…now proven, but worse he is an admitted predator!

He gropes women, and feels entitled to do so because he is a “star.”

Some may be shocked by the language, but, as a 26 year Sailor, I am far more concerned with his behavior. In my decade in small (six man), officer Wardrooms, I never heard anyone mentioning groping women. Submarine Sailors are as raunchy as anyone — probably worse — but every one I ever heard “talk” about their escapades always waited for a signal from their frequent encounters until there was a signal. 

Even the famous Rick (last name unimportant), renowned in the boats as “Rickus Erectus”, approached single women in the fine restaurants the Wardroom dined our first night in ports, and said, “Hi, I’m an officer of a Submarine that is in port for week. Can I spend it with you?”

Rick was forward, certainly, but he scored one out of five times, but even he would not ad how grope a woman.

Because of Trump’s behavior, he is obviously another lecher of the Bill Clinton mode. I wouldn’t vote for Bill Clinton, and I won’t vote for Donald Trump!