The way I look at it, the whole system is broken and we won't go forward until we end career politicians. I don't think Jefferson and Washington envisioned a system where you start running for re-election your first year in office.
But I'm disturbed by Donald Trump. In a really, really, bad way. (Is there a good way to be disturbed?)
I'd like to ask him these questions, none of which are policy related. And you won't see them on CNN.
Mr. Trump, feel free to reply.
1. The name-calling. What's up with that?
Are we in bleeping THIRD GRADE. I get it. You think people are losers. You diss on women for the way they look (nevermind that you're not exactly Bradley Cooper. ) Free speech and all. I get it.
But it's not the best for diplomacy. We all know that Kim Jong Un is a (insert derogatory comment here), but to call him that on the world stage, esp. in the decade of You Tube (aka, play your worst moments over and over again) and esp. when he has nukes, well, don't think that's best for business.
2. How are you going to get Mexico to pay for that wall, short of all-out war?
Trade sanctions? See #1 above. I've heard you hire more Mexicans than Americans to work in your hotels. Is that true?
I got news for you--- Mexico is too busy having issues with drug cartels to pay for the wall.
3. How do you reconcile your faith with whatever you're doing?
Hey,, I'm not one to throw stones. God knows I wouldn't want my personal life on display. I'm a Christian, abeit a heavily flawed one. I don't like to question whether or not anyone is a Christian. That's between you and God.
But-- correct me if I'm wrong--didn't you say you haven't asked forgiveness of anyone? That's pretty standard for a card-carrying Christian. Even the most liberal and most conservative theologians would agree on that.
Here's an article from CNN that expounds on this (written by a conservative columnist) http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/politics/evangelicals-donald-trump-questions/
4. Why haven't your PR gurus advised against the orange spray tan?
I'm not being mean or name calling. I'm just saying. You don't look healthy. Take care of yourself.
5. What the waht is up with the "earpiece malfunction" that made you hesitate on the David Duke question?
Why didn't you say, "I've got a problem with my earpiece. Can you repeat that?" Or ""Oh, KKK---I thought you said KFC and I was about to comment on their wonderful family bucket deal."
6. Do you really want to make it easier in the constitution to sue the media for defamatory articles?
I get it. I was a reporter for more than 7 years. I agree the media has gone off the rails. But you're in the party of Lincoln, who believed in defending the democracy. May I quote Mark Twain: "The duty of the press is to print the truth and raise hell."
And do you really think you'll get the votes to do that? Congress has to go along with it you know.
Like most Americans, I'm really put out with things going on with both sides of the politcial spectrum.
My conclusion on Super Tuesday?
I'm giving out slaps and cupcakes. And I'm all out of cupcakes.