Would Lincoln Be Crying?
by Amy Lignor
No, this is not a debate regarding the donkeys against the elephants. This is not a debate as to healthcare, national debt, the theory or reality of war, etcetera. This is an article that—whether democrat, republican or independent—is all about a great big joke that is no longer funny.
People have faith in America still…don’t they? Well, if so, then look back at the first time you heard that Donald Trump – a man with real estate coffers well-filled, a low-rated reality television show, and a political background that includes…huh, wait, oh, yeah, right…absolutely no experience whatsoever – was running for office, and say that the first thought that came to your mind was: “I completely thought he could be President of the United States!” If you can say that, you’re lying.
Perhaps it’s Trump’s Archie Bunker mentality that people like. He says what he wants to say (even if it is completely inaccurate, stupid, embarrassing to the country, or actually disses the Pope of all people), and tells all those out there in the world that he is the leader they want because he has his own money to spend. He won’t use other people’s money to travel or run a campaign. He’ll make Mexico build a wall (never going to happen), and even dumber things. He is striving to be FDR-‘esque.’ A man who actually WAS presidential material and led the country through some of the worst times ever seen. When FDR wanted to do something, he did it. Simple as that. And most will say that if term limits hadn’t been put into place, FDR would have been President until his death. They also say this about Lincoln…even though many hated him while taking the first major step to protect humanity. Would these two powerhouse presidents be as confused as (I hope) most of the world is at this Trump farce?
If Trump was initially put in place to knock out Jeb Bush early on, it worked. Jeb seemed to be smarter than his brother, although his gentile and quiet mouth was certainly drowned out by the guy with the orange hair. The republicans seem to like Cruz – he seems to be gaining – and even Trump looks to be eyeing him to run as the V.P. on his ticket. Although, the new host of his reality show – Schwarzenegger – would be a more apt choice for Trump. Only difference being, Arnold can claim a political background, even if that, too, is a joke.
Clinton and Sanders? Oh, yeah, both of them have an interesting background. Yet, again, Clinton can claim a political background. But with each “Super” whatever day of the week you want to call it, the American people are being bombarded with fifth-grade speeches. (Sorry fifth graders, I don’t mean to condescend. I’m sure your speeches are better). And the American people actually seem to be buying the “I’m a regular Joe” stuff Trump is spewing out. (A regular Joe who lives in a golden apartment. We all know one of those).
As more and more days and weeks go by, the only people that seem to be really understanding this campaign is Saturday Night Live. Yes, people, it IS a joke. Wrapping Trump in the American flag and calling him a savior is far worse than burning Old Glory. If you believe that he will be able to raise his mentality to sit and listen to peace talks, stop wars, and keep Putin from rolling over in laughter, you have gone ‘bye-bye’ yourselves. Is it really just the fact that the “field” of politicians out there are THIS sad that a reality show mogul moron is a “choice” candidate to run the country? I hope so. Because if Trump is actually winning states and votes because America believes he can do this job, instead of just jumping on a bandwagon because there’s no other wagon to jump on, then America really has lost their minds.
Would FDR be crying right now to see this? Would Lincoln be crying? Answer: Yes. They would be crying from all the laughing they would be doing while watching this absolute joke play out. But if America chooses to become known as the dumbest country in the world, then the reason for the crying will turn.
Trump in the White House will bring about that WWIII everyone’s been expecting. And Italy, France, Greece, and others will be really upset. Because millions of Americans will flee to find a new homeland.