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Trump is the Candidate the Republican Party Deserves

“Politics is show business for ugly people.” Normally, the silly season of politics does not come into bloom until mid-Summer, when the frenzy of the also-rans turns into desperate pleas for voter recognition, the most ridiculous of accusations and promises made that have neither the practicality or in some cases the credulity of being made good. But the 2016 presidential race has been an entertaining show from the start, akin to a bus full of clowns heading downhill. And who is at the wheel but Donald Trump, a self-promoting billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV show success. Despite spending less of his own money in the past 6 months than Jeb Bush spends in a week, he has stayed atop the polls as the Republican candidate, despite an increasing level of pomposity that hasn’t been seen before. Donald Trump is the P.T. Barnum of US politics. And he is exactly who the Republican Party deserves. And that’s a problem that the Party leaders don’t want to admit and haven’t figured out how to solve. And neither have the other candidates. Trump’s rise and success can be attributed to a perfect storm of societal changes: The Republican Party Base[ment] Over the past few decades the traditional, conservative values of the “Regan Republican” base have been subjugated to a constituency whose fervent belief in All Things Republican has served to give strength to an undercurrent of bigoted, homophobic, racist ideals. Rather than being a party of conservative ideals and Christian fundamentals, the Trump candidacy has thrown the covers off the hypocrisy of a party that is no longer respectful and...

Random Thoughts

It’s December 1st, so let me ring in the holidays by clearing my brain of a few missives. And it makes me feel better about the length of time between posts The Republican party deserves a Trump candidacy. #fact Cranberries deserve a place right next to bacon I’m over turkey in, like, two days. Ham? I’ll eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week When did saying ‘Thank You’ become so strenuous? To many burst a blood vessel over showing appreciation Amazon Fire TV is the best tech deal on the planet. Discovering Spotify Connect is simply awesome Sames goes for Amazon Fire Tablets. Just buy one. Every time I’m stuck behind someone cruising in the left lane I imagine them listening to this in stupid bliss The Rachel Maddow Show is the best political show on tv. So many trailers, by the time Star Wars debuts I fear I’ll have seen most of the movie already I so love candy. My dentist found a cavity. #Can’tStopWon’tStop For all I love about #Chicago, I’m both mad and ashamed at the seemingly endless violence, racism, and injustice My kids and I have what we call Ross Dance Party. I’m not to proud to say I’m better at hitting the sack than hitting the quan Not gonna lie. I’m a mama’s boy for life....