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Friday, March 18, 2016


I’ve been trying to understand the Trump voter better. I know, waste of time. Their candidate, and most of them, just fans the flames of anger and divisiveness.

Why is that? It started over 20 years ago, when the republicans won control of Congress. "To truly achieve the level of change we want, we have to have control," Newt Gingrich said.

How’d that work out? The institution of trade polices that allowed their cronie-capitalist friends to accumulate ever more wealth while the rest of us are left in the dust. I’m not anti-trade; I’m pro fair trade – trade that protects American jobs.

Tax policy? It’s voodoo economic theory. It’s never, ever been successful! Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman warned us about their plan. However, the real threat to America lies deep within their thinking.

Have you ever listened to Ted Cruz? I know, its hard, but try. He professes to be an original intent brand of the Constitutionalist.

Original intent? Sorry, there’s a shovel full on top of Bullshit Mountain. They like term limits, except when it limits them. They like the original intent, but now Cruz thinks there should be limited terms on the Supreme Court. Reminder – the original intent of lifetime appointments was to eliminate transient political influence on the court.

Listening to the speech Marco Rubio gave on the eve of Super Tuesday 3, it struck me how they phony they really are. May God bless the conservative movement - horseshit! The liberals aren’t your enemy. This is not good vs. evil. Marco, this is why you lost - try reading Mathew 5:44 and put that message into your heart.

Yeah, we’re in the middle of a Tsunami, a bullshit tsunami. The GOP has done a great job of churning the water so all the crap comes to the surface. What I learned this week in talking to the Trump supporter is that they’re angry – and love, compassion, and empathy are things they boldly mock. So Bye-bye Little Marco, maybe you should show up for work now and do what Florida voters elected you to do.

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Bill Pickering