We won't bother to discuss the GOP nomination for president.
OTOH, the Democrats; Social Democrats, Socialists, Greens, Anarcho-Syndicalists or whatever they are, be interesting.
- Joe Biden -he says he is a " union guy," and a lower middle class/working class man of the people. He does not seem to have ever had a job that would fit that description. Well, he has now abandoned support of the Hyde Amendment which he has supported for 40 years. This bar to the spending of federal appropriated dollars on abortions is near and dear to the Catholic and other pro-life population. I wonder what Cardinal Dolan (a version of Joe, but clad in red) will say about Joe's defection from Catholic teaching on the murder of children. Probably nothing would be the most likely occurrence. Joe has also adopted a program for de-industrialization of the US in order to "save the planet." The Leftos in the party have demanded that and he accepted their demand. Such a program is, of course, in direct opposition to the needs and interests of his fellow union men and women. Alas! Poor Joe! I knew him and he always was a dummy.
- Bernie! Bernie! How could you and your lovely bride have thought that an Intourist Soviet government guided tour of the USSR was a good idea for your introduction to wedded bliss? How could you have thought that? The photo of you singing bare chested at a picnic in Russia during the Cold War is a crushing burden to carry. Tiny Vermont is a charming place but it ain't America writ large. The Lefty 60s refugees, the flinty "leave me alone" old Yankees and my French Canadian relatives make up a heady but unusual brew of voters. You won't find anything like that in many states.
- "My parents said I was an Indian!" Oh, come on! Have you never looked in a mirror? The essential dishonesty of her many claims to minority status , and therefore deprivation of privileged majority status when combined with her animosity toward business are obvious burdens. The Indians don't claim her as one of their own If the economy doesn't "tank," her plaintive cries of jealousy against the banks will sound mighty hollow. Remember. This is a wealthy and tenured Harvard professor, who, like Comrade Bernie, is a millionaire rentier. That's Marxist techno talk folks.
- The mayor of little South Bend, Indiana is a clever fellow, well spoken, well dressed, and handsome in a diminutive sort of way. He must have been very popular at Oxford University, the centerpiece at every party. Unfortunately, he, too, has burdens. He said yesterday that it was inaccurate to ask that America should be made great again because America was "never that great." In that statement he mimics the NY Cuomos and other Lefty people. Well, pilgrims, most of us dumb cluck Americans do think that America was always great and deserves a chance to be better yet. And then, there is his Queerness. The gay folk, many of them in the media, are exulting in increasing acceptance by Americans of Gay people. IMO, they are counting their chickens early. A fact lurking behind Romney's many defects as a candidate was the nasty truth that a lot of people said they would vote for a Mormon for president but did not. That combined with his snobbishness, haughtiness, etc. was just too much for many. Mormons are Christians? OK. I'll take their word for it, but many do not. This phenomenon will IMO carry over to mar the chances of the Buttigieg couple occupying the residence in the White House, no matter how photogenic and in love they may be. BTW, Mayor Pete is Maltese in ancestry. The Maltese speak a dialect of Arabic in which his surname means "father of chickens." (Abu Dajjaj). So, it would seem that someone in his family was once in the chicken bidness.
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