As an unabashed liberal I, like many of you, may be looking at the now 16 GOP candidates...this cornucopia of ignorance, with drooling delight at what will be...which must be...one of the easiest progressive occupations of the White House in 2016 ever in the history of American politics.
But, not so fast my left leaning friend. Do not...and I mean DO NOT underestimate this roster of the most bigoted, war mongering morons ever collected.
As repugnant as their collective political platforms are...the Mexican immigrants are lazy, murderous rapists rant, the poor people should work more philosophy, the welfare recipients are drug addled addicts who will all be tested before getting some relief mandate, not to mention the collective disdain that Obama would actually work towards a nuclear deal with Iran which would take away our ability to engage in yet another Middle Eastern conflict...nonsense all...except...
They are resonating with some Americans. And not just a fringe element of America...a wide swath of people who actually agree with this ridiculous pabulum. And as much as I hate to think that some of this crap actually could capture enough of the hearts, minds and votes of the American voter rolls...it may just work, if one is to listen to the early polling.
And because of one very real statistic, I am considering joining the ever increasing minority who legitimately feel that this once great nation's best days are behind us...
Donald Trump is leading the pack of GOP candidates for the office of President of these United States...arguably the most powerful position in the world...and a large portion of one of our only two political parties deem him worthy of the position. Holy fuck can you imagine. As if we weren't already a laughing stock globally, we now have to live this down.
I hope and pray this polling data was collected solely from residents of trailer parks. Dear Lord, please don't let these ignorant, bigoted, hate filled positions actually represent the views of anything other than a handful of Americans who hopefully do not own guns or get off their couches to vote.
This nation was once too intelligent, too proud and far too great to stand for, let alone agree with any of the verbiage being spewed forth on the campaign trail over the last few months. Please tell me we above this and clowns like Trump and Walker and Fiorina et al...well, we are only keeping them around for comic relief, and a bit of nostalgia for the days when a VP candidate couldn't name one thing she has read, or as much as one Supreme Court case.
But the truth is, this is a horse of a different nature. This is not stupid. This is pure hate. For other peoples, for minorities, for the poor and indigent, for the gay and transgendered, really for any one other than who they are themselves. And that scares the hell out of me. Please be smarter than this, America. Please.
And that is the world...the "World According to Kimba." Thanks for reading.