Friday, December 11, 2015

2016 Presidential Election, Thoughts

My Food for Thought
By Jim "Gymbeaux" Brown, December 11, 2015

What a ballot of kooks!  The Democrats have three, the Republicans have at least that many if not more.  To understand why I make the comments I make here you have to first understand what I consider important, to me, in the next President and America.  Specifically:  A smaller government.  A balanced Budget!!!!!  A secure border program (north, south, and all coastlines).  An end to Executive Orders!!! An end to the IRS meaning a new simplified tax program!  An end to the Department of Education AND Common Core!  A strong military force!!!  Proper care and treatment of Veterans!!!!!!!  An end to ISIL!!!!!  Here goes my analysis as if someone other than me actually cares what I think:


Bernie Sanders:  He is a self-confessed Socialist which is just one step away from being a confirmed Communist.  I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but electing a Socialist just isn't in the cards.

Hillary Clinton:  She is a confirmed serial liar.  Brian Williams was forced to resign for lying about much less severe situations than Hillary (Benghazi, being shot at, etc).  She has accomplished nothing as First Lady, Senator and then Secretary of State.  In fact almost all of the countries she has work with or against now have a far worse relationship with America than before she took office.  If that were not bad enough, she studied, just like Barrack Obama, Saul Alinsky's (a Communist) Rules for Radicals.  Do we honestly need another 4 years of an Obama like Presidency?  I certainly do not!  If anyone wants more proof, watch the movies, Agenda, Grinding America Down AND Agenda 2, Masters of Deceit.  If you watch them there is NO WAY you could possibly vote for Clinton for President.

Martin O'Malley:  He may be a good man but has no chance at the Presidency.  Why he remains in the race is beyond my understanding.  In actuality he is probably a better Democratic candidate than either Sanders or Clinton.


Jeb Bush:  He actually did a lot of good in the State of Florida but in my opinion and mind he will be forever linked to the establishment of Common Core which is a "non starter" for me.

Ben Carson:  In all respects, a very fine man with tremendous credentials as a surgeon.  As much as like him I am not convinced that his limited knowledge of foreign affairs would leave me to question him as being able to be a great President in such dire times.  I am not sure I can get over that one shortfall.

Chris Christy:  Like Jeb Bush, he has done a lot of good for the State of New Jersey.  Like Donald Trump he tends to speak his mind which is a plus in my book.  I wish I could tell you why I would not support his candidacy but I can't.  It is more like a "feeling" that I am not prepared to ignore.

Ted Cruz:  Of all the candidates he is most like Donald Trump in that he does not align himself with those Congressman/women and Senators in the Congress and that is definitely a plus for me.  Along with Marco Rubio he is the most well-spoken and President-like than any of the other candidates for the office.  If the election were held in December 2015, Cruz would be the one I could support with no reservations.

Carly Fiorina:  I like Fiorina.  Is she ready for the Presidency, I don't think so although like Christy, I could not specifically state why other than my gut "feeling."  If she were to become the primary candidate against what appears to be Hillary Clinton, of course I could support Fiorina.

Jim Gilmore:  Why he is still running is beyond me.  He should leave the race.

Lindsey Graham:  Well versed in Foreign and Military Affairs but I doubt he could work with others as President Graham.   He should leave the race.

Mike Huckabee:  A good and honorable man.  Is he President material; not in my book.  Why?  Again a gut feeling. 

John Kaisch:  He is confusing to me.  As a Congressman he did wonderful things for the country.  As the Governor of Ohio he completely reversed the state's fortunes in his short term so far as Governor.  Why he does not resonate as a future President is beyond my understanding.  He should be garnering far more support than he has thus far so others obviously see something that I don't see.

George Pataki:  A good man but why he remains in the race is beyond my understanding.  He sould terminate his run immediately.

Rand Paul:  What can I say?  He has so many good points but he also has so many points that I just don't agree with, mostly in foreign relations and policy.  ISIL will NOT go away on their own and it appears to me that the ONLY way the world will ever rid itself of these demons is to take them on NOW.  Being an isolationist simply does not hack it in my opinion.  If he were the last Republican standing I could support him.

Marco Rubio:  A very well spoken candidate.  I don't agree with everything he has thus far stated, especially when it comes to Amnesty but in all other respects I could get behind his candidacy.  In regard to amnesty, I do not understand or approve giving people amnesty for breaking our laws while so many other people legally wait on the list to be approved for immigration.  Of all the candidates Rubio and Cruz are the most Presidential-like.

Rick Santorum:  Another good man but not someone I can get behind.  Not for any particular reason, just could not do it.

Donald Trump:  He is last because that is how his name fell alphabetically.  I believe that money makes you more about what you already are or were.  In Trump's case he is a blowhard and egomaniac.  His abundance of money has just made him an even bigger blowhard and egomaniac who speaks from the hip and then fails to thoroughly explain his positions other than one sentence sound bites.  The question then becomes, would he make a better candidate than Hillary Clinton?  Answer, a rock would make a better candidate than Clinton.

As it stands at this moment in time, December 11, 2015 at 12:05 PM, there are really only two candidates that I could support and vote for, Cruz and Rubio.  But if it comes to Hillary Clinton against Trump, Cruz, Rubio or Carson, there is no doubt in my mind that I could support any of the Republican candidates over a Hillary Clinton who I consider a disaster looking for a place to happen.  I understand everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but when it comes to her nefarious background and their ultimate continued support of Hillary Clinton, there opinion is based on smoke and mirrors rather than upon FACTS!  That I cannot accept or understand.  A person's support for Clinton is verifying that THEY, the supporters, want more of her same behavior!  That is incomprehensible!  

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