Things have been really heating up inside Mount Doom on the Cuyahoga.
We can thank "Lyin' Ted" Cruz for most of those BTUs.
Cruz is one the worst of the fundamentalist tea-bagging Republicans to come along. Despite being unlikable in every way, the guy has a Nixonian calculating sense of strategy and purpose.
Too bad his purpose is to create a corporatist theocracy.
Lyin' Ted seized his moment, and drew boos and howls from agitated Trumpies at the convention, only after failing to endorse their anointed One Who Will “Make America Great Again” ™.
We all know how a rabid gang of authoritarian personalities react to those who fail to fall in line. It is ugly. He was even compared to Hillary! How’s THAT for pure hate?
One can almost sympathize and admire Teddy boy. For good reason, he resents Trump, not only as being one who is not a “true conservative”, but as a vile brute who smeared his wife and father.
Poor Ted. He’s been made an example of the new lows Republicans now embrace in their Jihad against decency, democracy, and government of, by and for the people.
Trump has been busy terrifying the world, brandishing his unstable personality while leading his legions of fanatic followers. As his VP Pence talked about commitments to friendly nations, Don the Con announced he wouldn’t be in any hurry to meet our NATO treaty obligations in case of conflict.
Having it both ways is what he’s always been about.
But Pence is now to be the Trump appointed President of domestic and foreign policy, if we are to believe the Kasich people. Asked what Donald will be doing, his toady replied, “He will make America Great Again” ™.
How’s that for before-the-fact dereliction of duty? He’s not only Sarah Palin’s twin in being grossly uninformed, he’s also planning on being the next “Quitter in Chief”.
I guess the Trump Constitution allows all powers to be ceded to the VP, just like Cheney had assumed from a previous clueless neo-Aristocrat allowed into the White House.
Trump will appoint “Unbelievably good people” to make America great again. Trust him.
Gotta love America the Ignorant.
But what I find most savory is Ted’s words that rankled the rubes more than anything else. “Vote your conscience”.
“What conscience?” one may reasonably inquire. He’s talking to fanatic far Right Republicans, after all. Authoritarians value obedience and conformity, not conscience, and never dissent. That’s for sissy liberals, not Real Americans ™.
Once again Democrats have been handed the perfect weapon to use for their campaign. I doubt they will run with it though. They’re arrogant, and too smart by half, which isn’t too smart.
Democrats should appropriate “Vote your conscience” for Hillary’s campaign slogan. What could be more bi-partisan, and appeal to more people?
They could even thank Ted for the perfect gift. He’d just LOVE that.