I dislike Tim Kaine. In fact, I despise Tim Kaine. If I had to put all of the contenders of Clinton’s VP shortlist in a list of my own, I would have put Tim Kaine in last place by a mile. He, despite what the media is trying to beat into the news, is NOT a progressive. He’s far from it. He just recently changed his course on the TPP, has been campaigning for bank deregulation, and is yet another thing wrong with Clinton’s campaign.
If Trump stays “to the left” of Clinton on foreign policy and trade – even if he’s lying through his fucking teeth about his platform (which he is) – he will win the election. Many Democrats have a God Complex going on right now. They think Clinton against Trump will be a cakewalk. As multiple polls have shown, it’s going to be a back and forth. Hillary Clinton, don’t be link your logo: don’t go to the right.
It’s embarrassing to see just how narrow the Republican establishment is making this convention. To narrowly “pray” for officer deaths and not bring up the mass shootings and diverse racial problems in America is already narrow-minded. To narrow down the nation through religious guidance, you’ve labeled your party as “The Party of The Religious”. That’s not how you make America “Great Again”. That’s how you further divide up the people of your nation. You’ve established yourself as nearing theocracy; from Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee to the inclusion of religion in a political party resorting in so-called secular nation.
The Alt Right exists primarily in blogs, podcasts, and social media storms. The ideology is blatantly far-right (almost to the point of fascism). Members of the movement include extreme and incredibly far-right libertarians, critics of immigration reform in America, and “intellectual racists” that refuse to call themselves anti-Semites and prefer the term “race realists”. They completely oppose multiculturalism and have a white supremacist concept for American politics.
Republicans were, then not now, the party of Lincoln — many progressives that believed in change for society, usually for good. The fact that people like Paul Ryan can even dare claim that the Republicans today are the party of Lincoln makes our 16th President roll in his grave. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, was a racist and vile group of political exorcism that only shaped up under people like Harry Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson, political machines that knew that they needed to change their outlooks to gain minority votes. Slavery existed under southern Democrats, most segregationists were those who switched from the Democratic side to the Republican side after the votes were counted. The concept of, you know, actual reform and humanity tends to shoo those sorts of people away.
For those of you that haven’t been following my Twitter account, I’ve been pretty intrigued with calculating possible scenarios and victories for the presidential primaries. I spent a couple weeks spamming predictions and results, but in order to stop a political overflow on my site (I went about a solid month without posting any history, psychology, or sociology because of it), I started doing independent research and county-by-county predictions with a group of friends of mine.
I have loved the analogy of comparing the demoralized and destructed Republican Party to a Five Ring Republican Circus for as long as I can recall researching our current politics. We don’t have a strong-right anymore. Nor do we have a strong left. The internal pendulum of American politics has found itself in a predicament: it’s shifted to the right severely, but the right has splintered off into oblivion. What do our politics look like? Well…
I’ve been following the 2016 election since the minute the one in 2012 ended. I’m not even kidding, unfortunately. I frequently look at the political polls, I keep up to date on most of the campaigns, and I do my own independent research on the history of each candidate’s careers. If you would have told me in 2012 that real-estate tycoon and living ego Donald Trump was going to win the 2016 Republican nomination, I would have called you politically ignorant. If you would have shown me a newspaper dated from February 2016 that exclaimed “JEB BUSH SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN AS DONALD TRUMP SURGES IN SOUTH CAROLINA”, I would have exclaimed that you were really good at Photoshop.
Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas who has been running from indictment charges since August 2014, recently endorsed Ted Cruz. Perry has run for the Presidency himself twice, failing in ways that could get him crowned the King of Stupid. Perry claims that he really only has the choice of Cruz and Trump, according to an interview with Politico. So, in short, he’s really only endorsing Cruz because he seems him as “more conservative”. Perry’s endorsement “blesses” Cruz’s already sinking campaign with the longest serving Texan Governor’s support. But lots of people are forgetting something crucially important: Rick Perry, an unfathomably mentally challenged politician, is a criminal.
Governor Mike Huckabee has been raging across Twitter ever since God created the Earth in seven days against the Obergefell v. Hodges case in the Supreme Court, which ruled in a 5-4 agreement towards legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states. Of course, an extremist, right wing, hypocrite like Mike Huckabee is sure to be angry at such a progressive movement, which at this point has around 60% popular opinion in the states, making it the majority. However, go look at any other Republican Presidential Candidate twitter feed. You’ll see somewhere around zero to four responses towards the final verdict, none of which are as strongly worded as Governor Huckabee’s.