You know, I used to wish for an end to all the 2016 presidential campaign shenanigans—especially with regard to the GOP—but they provide such entertaining blog fodder that I am quickly changing my tune.
And I am not even talking about last night’s Republican debate.
I know it seems like I’m picking on the GOP—being a registered Democrat and all—but I assure you this isn’t the case. Granted, Hillary and Bernie can say some crazy things from time to time, but neither of them come close to Trump, Carson and the rest of the Republican field. Consider the following comments, for instance:
- Conservative Christians recently took offense with the holiday cups being used at Starbucks, primarily because they are simply red with the coffee giant’s logo. There is no mention of Christmas, which clearly offended people who felt this was an insult to Jesus. True to form, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump jumped into the mix and suggested people boycott the popular caffeine-fueled company. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you,” he said. I’m glad to see he has his priorities straight since coffee cups are such a serious issue in this country.
- Not to be outdone by Trump’s craziness, Senator Ted Cruz decided to share his whack-a-doodle opinions when he recently explained how atheists and others who don’t fear God and pray daily should not be president. “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this country.” I guess he missed the part about America’s founding having some basis in religious freedom, huh?
- Finally, Jeb Bush joined the fray when someone asked if he would go back in time and kill baby Adolf Hitler if time travel were possible. “Hell yeah I would!” he exclaimed. “You gotta step up, man.” Although this question was nonsensical—anyone worth their salt can tell you that doing something like this could disrupt the space-time continuum (a la Back to the Future)—I find it quite telling. After all, it wasn’t baby Hitler who killed the Jews. And I certainly wouldn’t vote a baby killer into office, nonsensical or not.
Yes, the more I listen to these insane GOP candidates—despite how truly entertaining they are—the more dread I feel that one of them could soon be leading our country. But hey, at least my next Starbucks holiday cup may have a sleigh, candy cane or baby Jesus on it…
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