The Unthinkable Has Indeed Happened: I SWEAR I JUST SAW AN IOWAN PIG FLY BY.
HOW COULD TRUMP NOT HAVE WON IOWA?
...HOW? Hey, I'm just askin'!
For those of us who've had our heads buried comfortably in the sand for decades, herein lies the risk of CARING AGAIN!
My visceral reaction to Trump coming in 2nd in the Iowa Caucus calls for both a DIRT FIT and the invention of a new word meaning "insanely and profoundly stumped-stupid."
I just don't get it. And I'm far from the only one!
Quite frankly if @realDonaldTrump doesn't get the nomination, America as we knew it is finished.Special interests & Elitists will destroy us— Michael Patriot (@surftheturf) February 2, 2016
WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY! REFUSAL TO VERIFY IOWA VOTES IS CONFIRMATION OF VOTER FRAUD! DON'T ALLOW FRAUD! https://t.co/rONKSBb7i1 — Dennis Durbin (@Kalub85) February 2, 2016
Mind you, I don't expect everything to go predictably in politics, which is, in my opinion, an insane and fickle forum by design, anyway. But what more glorious demonstration of insanity than watching a microcosm of the U.S. wherein BAZILLIONS of fervent supporters first show up to stand in the snow for hours, overflow the venue by thousands, videotape ad nauseum, chant, cheer, flop signs around, scream out their love and hope, broadcast selfies, wait even LONGER to rub elbows with Donald Trump - their hero - no doubt brag about seeing the man himself and being part of the "movement"... only to march to town to cross the finish line and scribble the name of ... TRUMP'S CURRENT POLITICAL ARCH-NEMESIS?
Amid multiple Cruz dishonesty and denial scandals Iowa? Amid concealed Cruz citizenship Iowa? Amid concealed Cruz financial dealings Iowa? And amid VERY well concealed Cruz sincerity Iowa?
Does Iowa truly think politics-as-usual and relative inexperience combined with Cruz' "snot-itude", scripted and practiced posturing and pandering can trudge us through another 4 years without disrupting a relatively staid existence?
Yep. There was evidence of insanity in IOWA last night.
And I don't just mean that ridiculous coin toss!
@WhatWILLTrumpDo @mitchellvii Iowa have no clue about all the problems this Country is facing, shameful — orange 2017 (@miamsnow) February 2, 2016
I think you have it. And here I thought the yellow brick road was in Kansas. UN-REAL. https://t.co/kQ4fBhMyp3 — What WILL Trump Do? (@WhatWILLTrumpDo) February 2, 2016
So Iowa, it's time to take a peek at you for the moment.
You have just become a mystery. I don't understand you, Iowans, and you were THE point persons in the new-found political hope of the noisy majority.
Who ARE you and what did you do with all those Trump supporters whose numbers CLEARLY dwarfed the competition?
Why don't you see what I and millions of other Americans see?
Or if you do, why didn't it translate into DELEGATES via simple math!?
Is there a "glitch" in this caucus system? Is it too antiquated to work accurately?
Or did a huge chunk of people who stood for hours in the snow many times suddenly decide they couldn't take an hour to follow through and write a name on a piece of paper?
CAN VOTERS FULLY EMPATHIZE WITH PROLONGED ISSUES AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE THE GREATEST NEEDS... IN ORDER TO FULLY RECOGNIZE OUR PRESIDENTIAL NEEDS?
Do you TRULY empathize and know something NEEDS to be done, or have you given up to the extent that you just look away now, realizing the problem is much too big for little ol' you to make a dent in? Besides... these problems won't likely touch you where YOU live... right?
AS AN EXAMPLE, CAN YOU RELATE TO AND EMPATHIZE WITH:
- Victims of terrorism
- POTENTIAL victims of terrorism coming down the pike due to lax immigration and pathetic mental health services.
- Veterans suffering needlessly in ways we can't even imagine - Psychologically - Medically - Financially - without treatment, health or help - after literally giving their very quality of life for our safety.
- POTENTIALLY MORE Veterans to suffer needlessly under the currently abysmal system.
- Unemployed folks who have watched their entire careers disappear overseas.
- Homeless folks who have lost everything and don't know where to start - within the current economy and with the pervasive stigma - to recover a modicum of dignity or security.
- POTENTIALLY MORE Unemployed and homeless folks waiting to happen... currently teetering on the edge of financial disaster...
Need I go on?
The list of current and potential problems in our country are nearly endless.
I do know the problems are too big for me, but I have never personally been able to pass a needy Vet on the street without giving them everything I am able to offer... from a job to cash to food. I've found many to be so far gone emotionally that they don't even conceive of a life outside their homeless existence, and are actually very hard to help in some ways. I suppose they have no trust and no hope left, oftentimes - PTSD WILL DO THAT TO YOU.
I feel most people are incapable of true empathy - the ability to walk in another person's shoes figuratively, without having to do so literally.
Perhaps San Bernardino and the World Trade Center were too far away from Iowa and most other states to seem real, but I can assure you that innocuous little mental health center probably felt like the last place that would be effected by terror, also.
Judging from that caucus and the reported chaotic voting abomination, Iowa may be the softest target yet.
IOWA CAUCUS WAS IN DISARRAY!CONFUSED VOTERS! A͟C͟C͟I͟D͟E͟N͟T͟A͟L͟ O͟R͟ D͟E͟L͟I͟B͟E͟R͟A͟T͟E͟ @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/HUkOql6tkK — TrumpsIrishGirl (@TprDmansgirl) February 2, 2016
Is it possible that "we" could be that out of touch with the EXTREME and DANGEROUS CHALLENGES WE FACE?
Is America STILL willing to risk life as we know it on politics as usual?
I refuse to believe it. I think Iowa is some random aberration.
Like Trump, I believe that OVERALL if the truth is delivered to voters in an understandable way they can't HELP but see what we need to do.
We need to see our DESPERATE NEED for IMMEDIATE, AGGRESSIVE and LASER-FOCUSED control of refugees and illegal immigrants, along with the SWIFT, COMPLETE and TOTAL annihilation of ISIS from the planet - to protect life as we have come to know it, and deter others from even THINKING about trying it again.
We need to see the country's DESPERATE NEED for a leader who is INCOMPARABLY FUNCTIONAL, TIRELESS, DAUNTINGLY AGGRESSIVE, UNCOMPROMISING, HONORABLE and TRUSTWORTHY.
We need to see our DESPERATE NEED for a leader who is likely so many steps ahead of us strategically in VISION, PLANNING, NEGOTIATION and LEADERSHIP that despite being a great communicator he may have no "security-minded" way to impart to us each tiny DETAIL... and so what?
Why do we need details of Trump's EXACT PLANS to pick a leader, anyway?
It's not like we're remotely qualified to judge the potential outcome of a detailed plan, nor do we want the details to fall into the wrong hands and therefore NOT WORK!! Shall we insist on details simply as fodder for the over-populated, under-skilled mainstream media hacks to have still more drivel to fake-debate and drone on about?
It's also surely impossible for Trump to explain down to mind-numbing minutia WHY and HOW his unpredictable, often-rigid, foundation-laying and reputation building will WORK TO KEEP SAFE AND MAKE US PROSPEROUS.
In world politics - as in business - often perception is everything. I believe the details of HOW things will get fixed are just not my business.
We need to PICK THE RIGHT CANDIDATE, then STAY IN OUR OWN LANES and GET OUT OF THE WAY.
We need a LEADER, not a FOLLOWER, not a MEDIA LAPDOG, and not a POLITICALLY CORRECT GROVELER.
Donald J. Trump can handle these DAUNTING, MAMMOTH PROBLEMS that no one else wants to truly tackle. HE CAN DO IT. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO DO IT BY HIMSELF. HE IS A LEADER.
And that's what the noisy majority will be electing Donald J. Trump to do.
Trump is a tough, energetic, aggressive, uncompromising person willing to work his tail off for at least 4 years in service to his country.
Trump CAN fix these problems so we will all continue to have the luxury of them being unlikely to ever touch upon your life.
If you TRULY KNEW Trump's motivations, the extent of his abilities, his intentions and heart... would you feel more at ease voting for him?
If it were possible for Trump to "dump his head" into yours, would you feel better about voting for him?
If the future of our country and the quality of your life depended on it, could you spend a few minutes a day until November thinking about this? You probably spend that now watching the mainstream media hack away at Trump for entertainment.
How about giving this radically positive candidate lottery we've won a true fighting chance?
I hope Iowa was an aberration. I have faith in Americans and their determination to stop complaining and start acting on this rare opportunity to pull ourselves out of the PC muck.
"NOVEL" IDEA: READ A DONALD TRUMP BOOK!
Start with the first one he ever wrote, which predates ANY designs on the Presidency: "The Art of the Deal." Then read another. And another. Read every book he's ever written if you can. Listen to Donald Trump interviews, old and new.
GET YOUR VIRTUAL PH.D. IN DONALD TRUMP'S BRAIN.
You can get past the often rough New York exterior and get into Donald J. Trump's head much better in print - if that's an obstacle for you.
You think you know the man from what you've seen on TV, or watching a rally? But how many times do you get the opportunity to truly learn SO MUCH about the thinking and inner workings of the person VOLUNTEERING to save your country? A man willing to take a step DOWN in lifestyle when he could be enjoying an amazing retirement life and family, and take a huge step up in schedule, stress and safety concerns... for YOU? For all of us?
What makes him tick? What would compel him to succeed for America like we have never seen before, or die trying?
And what, ultimately, makes him worthy of YOUR VOTE?
Lastly, consider the miraculous, long-shot odds of our being lucky enough to have a person of his caliber, wherewithal, business acumen, honor, energy and options VOLUNTARILY CHOOSE TO REPRESENT OUR INTERESTS IN THE WORLD FOR FREE. In fact, not only for FREE but he is actually PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE by self-funding his campaign.
YEP. I KNOW WE'VE WON THE LOTTERY ALREADY.
Once everyone else in the country does also, then and only then will I pull my nose out of the dirt about the "Iowa Incident".
Now don't screw it up, America! ;)
@faagifts @fcwic1 It's a long Race just a few points! Fight for America we love @realDonaldTrump he did very Well! pic.twitter.com/Lo8DHcd4wb — Debbie Miller (@DesignerDeb3) February 2, 2016
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