Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty
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.
By Marc Platt
We are in the final year of our first African American
President's administration. The obstructionist Republicans who have blocked everything he has brought to congress is now coming to grips with a monster they allowed to be created through fear and racism.
Duh. Did you think this would go smoothly?
Campaigning through fear and ugly demagoguery will always result in candidates that will most likely govern the same way.
America is coming to grips with The Donald and his Muslim-hating, Mexican-baiting campaign that is now being embraced by the Klan. Senator Jeff Sessions, a man denied a federal judgeship due to his views on race has endorsed Trump, as has David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of said Klan.
This has now become a reality. Trump is skating through the south, getting voters sympahtetic with these racially divisive attitudes and views. Trump and his fellow Republicans have demonized Obama for years and have skewed reality so much that it has become evident race is going to once again play a huge part of our electoral process.
The media has also played a part in this terrible onslaught of fear Trump and Cruz has been able to freely display.
The media has benefitted as much as anyone with ratings. The Trump phenomenum is a ratings bonanza because the public cannot get of the reality-star-turned-politician, who says whatever is on his mind. This act does not seem to get old, so they cover everything. Even the insults Marco Rubio and Trump lob at each other to try and nail down Super Tuesday.
Trump will likely be the nominee and will have to square off against Hillary Clinton. We may see an unprecedented amount of establishment Republicans endorse Clinton in a general election. Everyone seems to now be scared of a possible Trump Presidency.
Good luck America. I hope you do the right thing for everyone.