In Texas according to the NYT, “Mary Lou Bruner, who claimed President Obama was a drug-addicted gay prostitute in his youth (among many other outrageous things), was defeated in the Republican primary for a seat on the State Board of Education.” Now there are many things to consider here like why are school board elections partisan, but let’s just stick with her claim, which of course is untrue and President Obama’s childhood is an open book. Say he was a drug-addicted gay prostitute in his youth, wouldn’t we admire him for how he has turned his life around? Wouldn’t that say something powerful about President Obama’s character? Oh, and as a betting man I would bet Mary Lou is a Christian with a capital “C”, so where is that redemption thing you all are so big on? Could it be that none of it applies if you are black?
In another NYT story, “Protesters outside a rally for Donald J. Trump in Albuquerque threw rocks at police horses and lighted fires on Tuesday night, according to the police and postings on social media.” Note that once again the news was from reported sources, not from objective reporters on the scene which is why they had to correct it for reports of the use of tear gas. But once again, let’ assume it is true. Is this equivalency to alleged folding chair throwing in Las Vegas? My point here is very simple. There certainly was a heated reaction in Las Vegas, but it does not rise to the level of the Trump folks as our media and Hillary supporters who own the airways want you to believe. People are angry yes, but sucker punching no. Bernie and his followers are not Trump and his followers which the media wants you to believe because it is good entertainment, and Hillary supporters want you to believe because they are terrified of Bernie. Time to dial it back.
Then there was the headline, “Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mull Over overhaul of the Primaries.” That’s a laugh. Remember their post-mortem after 2014? See any changes? And they did this before which resulted in the Donald getting a commanding lead early and not being vulnerable later in the process. We have a problem here Huston and it is our entire primary system which the Democrats and the Republicans control, not the American people. John Oliver had a great dissection of it last Sunday. The prime example was that Washington State was voting yesterday, but their delegates had already been selected through the caucus system. The vote doesn’t matter. Go figure.
Okay, and in the last piece of news, “Millennials’ Roommates Now More Likely to be Parents Than Partners”. And economic inequality is a sidebar to this election? Wonder why the youth vote is not with Hillary? Their parents like Hillary and it is their parents politics that got us here. Okay, a way over simplified conclusion, but there is a giant kernel of truth in there. Or could it be that grown up life in the mercantile world is just too boring? To have or to be, that is the question. Happy Wednesday.