Republicans really dropped the ball this election. Seriously? Donald Trump? Out of 14 candidates, the biggest tool with the least amount of political experience wins. Trump makes the 2012 Mormon nominee look not-so-bad.
I remember back when I preferred asshole men, however nobody should apply my dating judgement, during my 20s, to choosing commander-in-chief. I’ve gown up, adopting a taste for stability and practicality over irrational angry outbursts driven by pure egos. I want my needs — rights — respected.
I examined the other Republican candidates. Eliminating religious radicals from my list, I candidates more sensible than trust. Most of the options are less extreme than Trump or Mark Rubio. However, a few of the options actually had some decent ideas.
Barren, dismal and disoriented, the Republican party needs to look at their better — less vocal — options. credit: 2012 Candice Martinez
Lindsay Graham seems most concerned about foreign relations with Iran, Syria and Russia.
The once self-righteous moralist seems to have opened his perspective in his latter years. The man’s humbled himself. He’s come a long way since co-sponsoring the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Fast forward to 2015, Graham tells a Kentucky clerk to “comply with the law or resign” after she refused marriage licenses to gay couples.
He says a popular vote should decide gay marriage instead of the judiciary system. But, since public opinion will favor gay marriage anyway, the Republicans should stop wasting time attempting to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a popular vote, he says in a statement after Obergefell V Hodges.
He expresses mixed views on unions, banking and government assistance programs. He strongly supports securing the border. While he opposes citizenship birth, he wants to increase legal immigration. He supports amnesty for undocumented workers. He believes a broken immigration system greatly contributes to illegal immigration.
While he believes in the reality of climate change, he doesn’t want to regulate according to this belief. For better or worse, he keeps his heart and mind separated.
He’s pro immigration, pro citizen birth and pro green energy. While he openly advocates to increase funding for green technology, he won’t dare piss off his oil campaign donors by regulating the oil industry. A nature lover at heart, he added 26 national parks to New York State and extended land preservation by one million acres.
He claims to oppose legalizing marijuana but wants to see how well the medical marijuana industry. While he seems to offer a lot of lip service, he demonstrates more sense than Trump.
If he wasn’t so religiously blind, he would make a way better choice than Trump.
With some religious rehabilitation, he could design a better platform. For now, trading Trump for Paul is trading the borderline personality disorder candidate for the religiously brainwashed candidate. Unreasonable rational hardly beats irrational reason.
Maybe, one night, he’ll have a dream where God tells him to stop assuming he knows what God wants. And then, he’ll be able to optimize his administrative talents.
A U.N. Ambassador who prefers to focus more on foreign relations than legislating morality. He also advocates setting a Sunni Muslim state in the Middle East, forming a cherry pick against ISIS expansion. It’s like he uses a nonjudgmental understanding of Islam to help stabilize an Islamic region. Practicality with respect and trust in the Muslim faith? While Jesus would be down to vote for him in the primaries, most Bible Belt Republican Christians would not be down.
The soft-spoken doctor has developed public policy plans for healthcare and national security. Who knows whether or the not the plans are applicable? The point is he has a plan – on paper. He can actually prove he put thought into something. At this point, a candidate demonstrating knowledge on any particular subject is a relief.
Some guy with a really dull personality. His platform is too boring for me to read. He’s an ultra conservative – I know that much. But, he’s quiet and doesn’t seem to bother anybody. I’ll take that over Trump.
Okay…look, I had a tough time finding 10 candidates tolerable enough to be Commander in Chief. This guy is a spot-filler. He’s a Trump supporter. Although, I think he’s doing it for publicity.
A humble politician who sends his children to public schools and says he won’t touch public assistance programs because his children’s classmates come from families who rely on those programs. Wow! He actually engages with the working class enough to allow his children to attend public school.
Most of his platform aims to fix the tax system. He claims to have personal convictions against abortion and gay marriage, but feels the topics have no place in public administration. His plan was to increase the progressive tax on the rich. Before you republicans grab your guns, allow me to explain. He wants to redefine the concept of “rich” and move the tax bracket up a few notches. While he plans on increasing taxes on the rich, he wants eliminate all federal taxes for anyone making $100,000 or less. The revenue from those tax brackets will float from the filthy rich’s tax bracket.
He feels the middle and working class need financial alleviations to prosper. He has a point. Student debt and mortgages are draining the bulk of Americans. A chance to pay off money owed to those banks would divert a second housing crisis to happen.
The Rent Is Too Damn High!
A private investigator, Vietnam veteran, karate expert and Gubernatorial candidate plans on reducing New York City rent to the market prices in 2001. He feels the financial relief of New Yorkers would somehow fix the rest of the nation. The economy would stabilize. And, everything would be alright.
He strongly advocates for his “Right of Life Law.”
“This law gives sexually active seniors the opportunity to all this natural chemical balance to reproduce the cells that keeps life revolving. Seniors who choose to live out the remaining time of their life without a “Wife” or a “GIrlfriend” isn’t anyone business and should have the right to spend their money any way they like without any legal/ government intervention.” writes McMillan.
Still better than Trump.
- Deez Nuts Yes, Deez Nuts actually ran on the Republican ticket.