Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty
"The Way things are going, they're gonna crucify me."
(John Lennon "Ballad of John and Yoko")
Commentary by Marc Platt
Look folks, when all is said and done we're going to see Hillary Clinton face off against The Donald in a general election. God knows why Trump will want to subject himself to getting "Fired" by America
and truly becoming "The Biggest Loser."
I still believe that he wants to find a way out of this mess he has created for himself.
He hasn't had a REAL political organization to do all the dirty work behind the scenes, because he is cheap. He could not have truly expected to be in this position, so he didn't bother to do what is necessary to actually win the White House.
The Trump "Campaign" is scrambling to put some sort of ground game together, while Hillary Clinton's machine has been intact since 2007. These Democratic campaign experts twice got Obama elected and now will have a "HUGE" head start on Trump.
It is very important for you to comprehend a few facts. I will keep this simple and not too wonky.
Mitt Romney got smoked by Obama. Obama got around 65 million votes and Romney 59 million. Ask yourself one simple question...Can Donald J. Trump come even close to 59 million votes by alienating Mexicans, women, Asians, Muslims and people making the minimum wage, which he claims is "too high?"
Can Trump get millennials to vote for him? The same millennials who were Sander's supporters?
If the GOP goes to Cleveland and denies Trump the nomination, there will be hell to pay. If Trump is the nominee then there is a big chance that the senate and house turns blue in the downballot elections this November.
The sad GOP reality is Republicans will stay home in droves and Democrats will have their chance to elect the first female U.S. President and the U.S. Senate and a ton of House seats.
We could be looking at an exodus of GOP voters who will
feel like they have no clear choices with Trump or Cruz on their ballots.
Paul Ryan was absolutely schooled by Joe Biden in the VP debate. He showed a total lack of knowledge in the area of foreign affairs. It is very difficult to find a qualified candidate on the GOP side. Kasich and Cruz have not really shown electoral prowess being beaten by a businessman who uses Twitter and Facebook much more than traditional advertising means.
This general election will be something to remember and reset the entire political process in America.
This is going to be very ugly for the Republicans.
By Marc Platt
My belief that Donald Trump has no intention of actually BEING president looks to be true. The things he says and does will not fly with the overall electorate. This "Abortion" comment is just part of the mounting drip that will completely destroy what is left of the GOP.
I do feel sorry for my more conservative friends who have had to gradually back away from this party because of a buffoon like Trump.
This is a reality that started many decades ago as wages for angry white voters have not increased. Those are the voters who are speaking loudly in the primaries and making a Trump nomination possible. They are the ones who vote in these Republican primaries.
It is my belief that Trump doesn't believe half the things he says. He panders to the max whatever will get him votes.
This man LOVES running for president. Being president is a very different matter. If he runs third party (which is where this is heading)...Hello Hillary....That is what we are looking at here. Sanders (who I admire) will have a big say in the platform, but he has to win the next two primaries decisively. She is 30 points ahead in New York.
By Marc Platt
By Marc Platt
Why is it that The Donald and Sarah Palin can rile the masses up against minorities who are American citizens who ALSO have a right to assemble and protest even against THEM without threatening the same Americans?
That is a long lead, but the question needs to be posed to these "American" candidates. Aren't the protestors the same people they want to govern and protect?
Or is it only the Americans who agree with them...You know....WHITE PEOPLE who are bigots, racists and angry people who only share the same political ideology with them.
The United States of America is a big country with many diverse interests. Shouldn't Donald Trump be going out of his way to EMBRACE minorities and women? Aren't they his constituents also?
Is it acceptable for Rubio, Cruz and Trump to demonize our first twice-elected African American President? These men aspire to that position, but have gone out of there way to deligitimize his presidency.
I submit to you that history will not look kindly to any of those three men. I would think with Barack Obama's long list of achievements, he WILL get good historical coverage right alongside Dr. King, President Lincoln, FDR and JFK.
History has a way of looking down on outliars like Trump, George Wallace, Mitch McConnell and several other "Obstructors." George Wallace is best remembered for obstructing African American students who tried to enter an American unuiversity in Alabama during a lot of civil unrest in the deep south. Wallace is also remembered for being a bigot and a racist who was shot. To his credit, Wallace repented for his lifetime of bigotry.
I would find it hard to believe that Trump would ever apologize for accusing our sitting U.S. President of being a Kenyon. I find it hard to imagine Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell and all of the GOP-elected officials who obstructed Obama's presidency from day one. These men shut the U.S. government down in 2013 over health care. They are/were willing to take millions of U.S. citizen's health care away for their own political ideology.
I really want America to remember this important fact. The American President is supposed to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and the citizens. The President WORKS for the people, not the other way around.