- August 30th, 2015
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At times we cringed. Sometimes our foreheads wrinkled with anger. Other times we laughed. Honestly though, this is no longer a laughing matter. I’m taken aback by the polls leading into the primaries this year. I laughed and admittedly disregarded Donald Trump’s attempt at presidency. I had written it off as a publicity stunt that would gain prominence only as a human spectacle. I’m scratching my head now.
Playing the Trump Card
Trump, atrocious toupee and all, has somehow turned what I first perceived to be a spectacle into a viable candidacy for the Republican Party. Most die-hard Republicans more than likely may be looking to another of the Bush boys as their front runner. Nevertheless, Trump has edged his way into the heads of enough voters to make us take his campaign more seriously. What does that mean for the Democratic Party?
I’d like to think that Trump winning a Republican nomination works in the favor of the Democratic Party. But, truth be told, I’m really uncertain. Hillary Clinton would be my first choice for the Democratic nominee, but she has lost favor with some initial voters. With this in mind, a Trump Republican nod might not work in our favor at all. Yes, I said our favor because I have been a Democratic voter since I was granted my voter’s registration card many moons ago. I also realize that voting either party doesn’t guarantee any political agenda will ever be set in motion to make this country work in unison. The ideals and words from Trump, though, appear to be even more divisive than most. After his comment about Mexicans being rapists and drug dealers, I was more than certain that the presidential plans would disintegrate… but they didn’t. What does that say about America?
Perhaps America loves drama. Maybe that is why reality tv rules the airwaves. Even more theoretically, it can be said that some Americans secretly agree with Trump’s rants. Then again, it’s not a secret. People are a lot more racist and prejudiced then publicly displayed and Trump privately gives that sector of people a way to say what’s on their minds without actually having to say it themselves. Somehow, Trump has become a metaphorical Apprentice for the percentage of people who actually maintain his same ideology. Until someone finally says those words that Trump has made so infamous. “YOU’RE FIRED!” Catch ya’ on the FLIPSIDE.