Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Monday, August 10, 2015
A Tale of Two Candidates
These two videos on two men running for the presidency show the difference between a serious, informed candidate, Senator Sanders, and Donald Trump, whose qualifications for the presidency are that he talks loudly and carries a big schtick.
Here's Senator Sanders:
This is what a buffoon sounds like: Not one word on policy. He was defensive about his sexist remarks about Megyn Kelly. He bragged about how many people watched the Q&A because he was there. He bragged about how rich he is. He bragged about winning the debate. He attacked Hillary Clinton without backing those attacks up with facts. He bragged about leading the GOP polls He bragged about how good he is on women issues, then when asked for specifics, he changed the subject to Jeb Bush. All he said is that he'd be phenomenal for women, nothing of substance:
The most interesting admission by Trump during Thursday's Q&A was that Donald Trump engages in Pay-to-Play politics as usual. He spreads his money around to politicians of both parties, and then he admitted to the millions of people who listened to the braggart that he calls in favors from those politicians he's bought. This is the guy the Tea Party believes is the anti-politician, the outsider.
In fact, he's been playing the insider's game for years, and he admitted it on Thursday night.
The Tea Party folks love this guy because he's basically a cipher whose says nothing but says it loudly and with a lot of conviction. Their idea of "telling it like it is" is Trump, who avoids the hard work of knowing details about serious issues facing this country. He's the best when it comes to insulting women and his fellow Republicans. Ask him a question on an issue that is complex or vital to this country, and he'll tell you how great he is.
He's the GOP Tea Party hero.