Tuesday 22 December 2015

Bernie Sanders on the real issue about Donald Trump

“Somebody like a Trump comes along and says, ‘I know the answers. The answer is that all of the Mexicans, they’re criminals and rapists. We’ve got to hate the Mexicans. Those are your enemies. We hate all the Muslims because all of the Muslims are terrorists. We’ve got to hate the Muslims.’

Meanwhile the rich get richer. So what I say to those people who go to Donald Trump’s rallies: understand, he thinks a low minimum wage in America is a good idea. He thinks low wages are a good idea. I believe we stand together to address the real issues facing this country, not allow them to divide us by race or where we come from. Let’s create an America that works for all of us, not a handful on top.”

Published on Dec 19, 2015 by ABC News
YouTube: Democratic Presidential Candidates Remark on Calls for Muslim Ban

As I wrote in my blog Why I’m not writing about politics: I’m bored. (Dec 13/2015), the political debate has gotten completely inane. Donald Trump exemplifies the right end of the political spectrum where ideology has become divorced from reality. The so-called Republican leaders are deliberately leading people astray with artificially created issues that have nothing to do with the serious underlying problems of the nation and of the world. The entire election process is not about doing what's right; it's about winning at all costs. It's shameful. And it's stupid. We have stupid leaders and stupid followers as the electorate are just as much to blame. They have no idea what's going on and keep supporting that which in the long run harms them. Donald Trump? Ben Carson? You've got to be kidding me. These people are no more fit to lead than Forest Gump. No, wait. Forest actually had more common sense than any of these people.

A curious note
I read Wikipedia's article on the 2016 Election and discovered, as of this moment (Dec 22/2015), there are three people running for presidential candidate of the Democratic party: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley. However, there are thirteen people vying for presidential candidate of the Republican party including the likes of one Donald Trump and Ben Carson, but also notable divorced from reality idiots such as Rick Santorum. Why single out Mr. Santorum? This man has such a strong anti-homosexual agenda, he brought down upon himself the condemnation of syndicated columnist Dan Savage who successfully campaigned for a neologism based on the name Santorum.

The campaign for the neologism "santorum" started with a contest held in May 2003 by Dan Savage, a sex columnist and LGBT rights activist. Savage asked his readers to create a definition for the word "santorum" in response to then-U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's views on homosexuality, and comments about same sex marriage. In his comments, Santorum had stated that "[i]n every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be." Savage announced the winning entry, which defined "santorum" as "the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex". He created a web site, spreadingsantorum.com (and santorum.com), to promote the definition, which became a top internet search result displacing the Senator's official website on many search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, and Bing.

This isn't the only time those against homosexuality argue by equating it to pedophilia and bestiality. Go extreme or go home.

Final Word
I'm tired to listening to the GOP. They're crazy. They make no sense. They open their mouths and spout off such bullsh*t, it isn't worth my time to even supply a rebuttal. If they can accept the Bible as the word of God, if they can accept the Earth was created six thousand years ago, if they can accept that dinosaurs and humans roamed the wilds together in peaceful harmony, they can believe anything. Defunding Planned Parenthood is a good thing. Obamacare must be repealed. Mexicans are rapists. Muslims are terrorists. And for sure, the top one percent deserve more tax breaks.

Bernie is a very nice man. Hillary will probably win and that will still be a good thing. Being more middle-of-the-road, she may be better equipped to deal with the right. However, I will repeat that Bernie is a very nice man.


my blog Why I’m not writing about politics: I’m bored. - Dec 13/2015
Back in 2011, I went nuts about the GOP nominations. In 2012, I went nuts about the election. Now, in 2015, nary a peep. I have no plans for 2016. What gives?

my blog The 2016 Presidential Race and The GOP Nominations - Jun 22/2015
I’m Canadian. If you listen to Fox News and the rest of the Conservative ilk, I live to the north in a bastion of socialism. Canada, a country which has had universal health care for decades. Canada, a country whose banks did not collapse during the 2008 financial crisis. Canada, whose life expectancy is 81 years as opposed to 78.7 south of the border. And I ain’t a socialist. And Canada is a democratic country. And Fox News knows Jack s**t.


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