- Jul 10, 2006
I dunno, Bernie is what the Dems most hate - a straight white man. I just don't see them getting behind him as much as with Hillary, and in the South and Midwest, tons of people are put off because he admits to being a socialist. That's a naughty word.Believe me, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone like Trump running in the Rep primary. Reps abandoned fiscal conservatism, along with just allowing crazy religious dogma into the party, and are reaping the benefits of having to start an election cycle pandering to their base. I feel bad in a way, because 'We'll give you free shit!' is so effective, it's hard to be the adult in the room vs the Dems, but that's what the Reps are in theory supposed to be. When you fail year after year, decade after decade, at what your role is supposed to be, it eventually starts to erode your base (and the base is eroding anyways, because of 'It's free!' loss/indoctrination).
The Rep party really needed to have a burn it to the ground moment when Bush II left, they've just prolonged the inevitable and it's leading to Trump being their candidate. So be it. (that Trump has some good ideas/pays lip service to them, all the better)
If by some miracle Dems actually grow a 3rd brain cell and rub all three together at once (basically an impossibility, but, they're supposed to be creative, so there's a chance) and nominate Bernie, that would be amazing. I know lifelong Reps who have zero problem (so far) voting for Trump but if Bernie is nominated are a lock for him. The electorate is looking for someone who is genuine and not fake, which is why Trump is actually doing so well. Billary? Her own party doesn't like her (except for the party jizz slurpers), she's about as far from not fake and genuine as one could get. A very interesting election!
Unfortunately the Republican Party gave up on fiscal responsibility because the American people gave up on fiscal responsibility. Kasich was one of the principle architects of the 1995 fiscal responsibility, bringing Clinton to bay despite vetos and the gnashing of the media's collective teeth. He's also been a very good governor. Yet he's getting absolutely nowhere. We've divided into two warring camps in America, one that wants free loot and their political enemies punished, and one that just wants their political enemies punished. sadly Kasich would win damned near every GOP primary from here on out if he had a credible path to banning gay marriage. We may speak of our desire for limited government, but where the rubber meets the road we just want that massive, all-powerful federal government doing OUR bidding.