GOP primary choice is between a clown and an inquisitor
Choosing between Ziggy, the Creepy Clown and Torquemada, the Great Inquisitor. That’s what it has come to for the Republican Party.
Or as Senator Lindsey Graham (R) put it back in February, when he was still a Jeb Bush supporter, to have to choose the GOP presidential candidate between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would be equivalent to "being shot or poisoned."
But that was then and this is now. The South Carolina senator, who himself dropped out of the race in December after a disastrous showing, seems to have chosen death by poison after all. Yes, although with a remarkable lack of enthusiasm, Graham is supporting the Texas senator.
You know the GOP must be desperate when its elders –people like Graham who really are not much different from Trump or Cruz deep down-- are scared witless by the prospect of the thuggish billionaire becoming their party’s standard bearer, and look up to a hateful character like Cruz as their savior. But the cure is bound to be worse than the disease.
The Texas senator, a religious fanatic and son of immigrants who believes in massive deportations and carpet bombings, is not exactly an endearing personality.
Listening to Graham talk one realizes that much nose-holding has been going on among the GOP establishment. According to him, his fellow senators are “afraid of Trump’s voters and they hate Cruz.” Yet, they feel there is no other alternative than supporting the insufferable Texas senator.
The plan is, of course, to prevent Trump from getting to the July Republican national convention in Cleveland with the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination, something that after Cruz’s overwhelming Wisconsin victory last week seems to be a possibility. If it happens, then the presidential candidate could be chosen in an open convention, and even if Trump has the most delegates, it doesn’t necessarily mean he will be the nominee.
Of course, when the circus comes to New York on April 19th, the Clown will kick the Inquisitor’s behind from Manhattan to the Bronx and from Queens to Brooklyn without forgetting Staten Island. Most New Yorkers never liked either Trump or Cruz (who does?) but, not surprisingly, after his ridiculous comments on “New York values,” they hate the Canadian-born senator with a passion.
Trump, who has encouraged violence against his opponents in many of his campaign appearances, is warning of riots if he is not the nominee, practically guaranteeing that a brokered convention will be a messy and divisive affair.
The odds of a Republican making it to the White House are not all that great, no matter who ends up being the nominee. As every poll shows, with their hatred, bigotry, lies, harebrained schemes and disrespect for people, Trump and Cruz have earned the contempt of Hispanics, African Americans, women and immigrants. Without their vote the Republican Party can kiss their Washington dreams good bye. Which is great.
After all who would want Ziggy, the Creepy Clown or Torquemada, the Great Inquisitor to become the next President of the United States?