This is Not an Election
Buzzy is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 21, 2016. Buzzy, the proverbial fly on the wall, is at the breakfast table this morning. He has asked for the pleasure of your company to discuss the circus that is masquerading as an election. Please join us today. Buzzy and I have whipped up a batch of cornbread and homemade jelly. I'll be serving international coffees for your enjoyment. We hope to see you soon.
Send in the Clowns
Thanks so much for joining me this morning. I have been flying around with the candidates these past weeks and I am sick to death of all of them. We have elephants, donkeys, socialists, phonies, liars, and posturers. The only thing we don't have is a viable candidate who can put this humpty-dumpty nation back together again without having the walls come tumbling down. Never in all my insect years and my millions of miles of travel have I encountered an election like this. I believe it is an outgrowth of eight long dangerous years under a dictator. I believe it is the outgrowth of eight long years being told how divided we are. It is the whites against the blacks and the rich against the poor. This administration has fostered and nurtured this mess, and we are now paying the price for eight long hideous years of lawlessness and hopelessness. I read recently that more than 130 million Americans are dependent on mind-altering substances just to get through a day. I am not surprised. In fact, I am sure the number is actually higher. President Obama took office eight painfully long years ago, and we are in real hot water now. Our debt is higher than a kite, as are our citizens. Our military is decimated, our world is dangerous, our allies don't trust us and our enemies hate us even more. Our colleges are hotbeds of stupidity and radicalism. Our Congress is asleep at the wheel. Our kids are being brainwashed in elementary school and our university graduates can't name the vice president. ISIS is growing, our response is shrinking and our veterans are still getting the short end of the stick. Our nation is a mess. Our nation is broken, and if we are looking toward this next election to straighten it all out, I'm afraid we are dreaming.
This Isn't an Election
What we are witnessing now, isn't the election process as it was meant to be. All these caucuses and primaries don't mean a thing. Donald Trump is racking up points, but the party elite is pulilng out their hair trying to get rid of him and the voters. I heard a GOP delegate tell anyone willing to listen that voters don't pick a candidate, the delegates get to decide. I am sure that's true, but the real truth probably lies elsewhere. The party big shots who are so entrenched in the system tell the voters who they will vote for. Whether you like Donald Trump or despise him, if he keeps his train going, no one has the right to derail it. That is not the way this democracy is supposed to function. Third world nations are used to the kind of chaos we are witnessing now. Protesting is part of the American way. Stopping a candidate from speaking is not part of our tradition. That kind of behavior has no place in our country. By all means hold up your signs, but if you make sure that violence erupts, go directly to jail. While you are at it, take the bigwigs out there with you because they are telling the American people to stay out of "their" business. I have grave reservations about Trump, the candidate, but I defend his right to be heard.
A Motley Crew
When I look at all these candidates, I wonder where the remarkable people capable of leading our nation are hiding. Probably the ugliness of the process scares them away, and I can't say I blame them. We have to deal with what we have, so let's take a new look at the candidates just to remind ourselves of who and what we are dealing with. The Dems have offered up Bernie Sanders. Bernie is making socialism sound like a viable solution. He's speaking to college graduates who don't know the meaning of the word "viable" let alone socialism. There are also plenty of so-called smarter people out there who really believe that socialism is the answer to our problems. If only these smarties would do a little research. Moving along, we have Hillary, an accomplished liar. She makes Pinnocho look like a novice. This nation can't afford to put Bernie or Hillary in the White House, so we have to look at the Republican field. Baby Rubio has packed up his knives and gone home, along with Christie, Fiorino and Huckabee. Kasich is hanging on, which makes as much sense as opening our borders to terrorists. I discovered that Kasich accepted money from George Soros which surprised the hell out of me. I once thought he was a good guy. Now I know better. Kasich will drop out when Soros tells him too. Ted Cruz believes he is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary. Hillary really isn't all that popular among many people, but then again Cruz isn't either. So that leaves us with the Donald, who sometimes strikes this fly as being bi-polar and off his rocker. Would someone please tell me why these elections always come down to choosing the least offensive candidate rather than the most qualified? Perhaps it's because none of these people are all that qualified.
Fly me to the moon
And let me vote where I am free
Things down here are ugly
And I think we're up a tree!
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