Just a couple of weeks ago, when it became apparent that Donald Trump would become the nominee of the Republican party for president this year, everyone was saying how fractured the GOP was. Everyone discounted Trump’s chances to win, and basically said he had such a mountainous climb ahead of him just to bring the right wing of the party back in line, it probably wouldn’t happen. Oh, how things change.
This has been such a topsy-turvy period during this election cycle, I can’t remember one that has been as rambunctious. Even going back to 1968 on the Democrats’ side, or 1976 on the Republican’s side wasn’t like this. And what is interesting is that it may not be the Republicans needing all the rebuilding after all. The Democrats seem to have their own problems.
Let’s visit the state-wide Democrat convention in Nevada, shall we? There, speaker after speaker were shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters who swore that state’s caucus was wrested from them by Hillary Clinton and they were damned determined to make some noise about it. Yelling “Fuck Hillary”, Sanders supporters shouted down Barbara Boxer who was trying to give a speech supporting the Arkansas Princess. It wasn’t working.
“When you’re booing me, you’re booing Bernie Sanders,” Boxer told the crowd. “You know something I grew up in Brooklyn I’m not afraid of bullies. I’m for Hillary Clinton because she’s for all of us. So keep yourselves booing and boo yourself out of the election,” the California senator added. It wasn’t clear what in hell Boxer, who has nothing to do with Nevada anyway, was doing at the Nevada convention. Oh…her words didn’t do a damn thing to quiet the crowd. And according to Sanders supporters that were there, they are going to make sure every state convention and the national convention in Philadelphia is disrupted.
So, apparently the Democrats may end up with the contested convention that won’t get anything done. I can’t imagine Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz being able to coddle together the party as split as they are. And I can’t imagine as much as Bernie’s supporters are screaming that they have 45% of the popular vote, and 7% of the Super Delegates that they are going to be behind backing Hillary much either. In fact, polls by both NBC News and Quinnipiac University have suggested as much as 30% of the Democrats are either going to sit this one out, or switch parties and vote Republican and Donald Trump this year. Only about 22% of the GOP feel that way. That’s enough of a swing to hand the White House back to the GOP.
So, I haven’t put away my popcorn popper just yet. Instead, I may have to put up with a week of watching liberal idiots try and convince mind-numbed zombies that Hillary Clinton is actually more than a pathological liar and unindicted co-conspirator of killing a US Ambassador (which I believe brings the death penalty!). I still say, hang on…it’s going to be a raucous summer!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!