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I scratch my head and sigh

I rarely wade into politics in this blog but witnessing the Republican race for presidential candidate has me scratching my head. Donald Trump is a cartoon character and this man cannot possibly be taken seriously and yet he is by more than a few people.

I used to think that about Reagan, then about Dubya but it seems to be only getting worse.

Whether its standing on an aircraft carrier with a banner behind you stating "Mission Accomplished" or ranting about expelling foreigners these populist candidates employ the worst kind of lowest common denominator pandering to appeal to people who seem to thrive on fear and xenophobia.

I admit that things are not going great in the world but then they never are except that the candidates keep getting dumber and dumber. All we need now is a Trump and Palin combo running for the White House. Americans would be better off with Fred and Barney. It almost makes me miss the days of "Bedtime for Bonzo".

The fractured red versus blue state divide seems to be feeding this anomaly. It's uppity urbanite versus God fearing, gun tottin' rural voter. Only the divide is only being magnified it seems.

How else do you explain Trump.

Spewing populist propaganda helped Hitler too but only for a time








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  1. I was thinking about this very same issue this week. I have been a registered voter for almost fifty years and this has got to be the worst field of candidates I have ever seen. This field of candidates is so bad I can't and wouldn't vote for any of them.

    You would think that a country as large and diverse with a population of over 300 million we could do better. I don't know what the answer is but it has me scared for my country.

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    1. ichelle no intelligent and honest person would survive in the shark tank that is politics today. Obama tried but was blocked at every turn and his attempts at being bi partisan were routinely snubbed. The extreme polarizaton has reached a new high

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