August 6, 2015

There was a time when the first Republican debate of those seeking the party’s nomination would have me glued to the TV set, but those times are gone. To tell you the truth, I can’t remember the last time I watched any of the Fox News nightly lineup. Sure, I have my favorite political websites and blogs I follow on a daily basis, but to watch a bunch of talking heads drone on about the same crap they’ve been droning on about for the last six years is a waste of my time. If I’m gonna watch TV it will be for the MLB Network, the Food Network when Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is on, and the Travel Channel when The Dead Files is on.

I’d rather spend my time contemplating the killing of bees and trying to get my swimming pool back.

All that being said, here are a few random thoughts about the state of things, politics wise these days.

Sure she may still be the presumptive Democratic nominee, but only those with the rosiest-colored glasses can’t deny that Hillary Clinton’s campign is in a heap of trouble. Perhaps even on the verge of imploding. There’s little doubt that, even if her actions involving her home-based e-mail server aren’t found to be criminal in nature (which they very well could be), she out-and-out lied about it and her actions were nothing short of reckless and ill-advised beyond any reasonable doubt. If she doesn’t get skewered during the Democratic Party nomination process she most certainly will in a general election. And I think Democrats are starting to realize it.

Congratulations to Carly Fiorina for having the courage to say what all the other mealy-mouthed Republican candidates won’t. Hillary Clinton has lied, and numerous times. Can you imagine a debate between her and Madame Hillary? She’s put me in her corner, I’ll tell you that.

I liked Rick Perry, but he lost me for good when he attacked Donald Trump personally.

If Jeb Bush gets the GOP nomination (which he won’t) I’ll stay home. If his last name wasn’t Bush he’d be a head cashier at the local Fry’s. That’s what he reminds me of.

He comes off a little too slick for me, but I still think Marco Rubio is gonna be there somewhere near the end.

Like I say, I didn’t see the debate, but anytime Donald Trump pisses off the GOP establishment and the folks at National Review, I think he’s doing something right. I think Howie Carr is right: People are sick and tired of politicians, and conservatives like me are tired of the political establishment and its incestuous relationship with the mainstream media. Trump has struck a nerve in the normal political process, and it will be interesting to see if his massive ego allows room for the discipline it will take to run a political campaign that goes beyond generalities and bombastic sound-bites.

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