My Mind is Made Up

My mind is made up.  Don’t confuse me with the facts.”  So goes the old saying.  To many, politics is an absolute.  There is no discussion.

Pundits say most Democrats will vote for Hillary though she lies, cheats and may (should?) end up in prison.  Many Republicans would vote for Trump regardless of his craziness, despicable comments and scary volatility.  These people don’t care.    

These are people who would rather vote for (choose – the most evil person in history) than someone of a different party.   My mind is made up.  Don’t confuse me . . . . . What does this say about America?  What does this say about the breathtakingly uneducated  souls who would vote for these two (some of whom may be reading this)?   

Remember the book The Righteous Mind? (See 7/16/14).   No amount of evidence, education or clarity will change some people’s minds.   Ideology is everything.  They are hardwired and don’t know it.  My mind is made up. . . .  

But wait.  Could it be?  An arguably honorable person might run for President?   Michael Bloomberg?  As an independent?  Maybe there is hope for America.   Just maybe.  He is definitely not perfect.  But he is not a criminal or a jerk.   To be continued. . . .      

Trump

I’m convinced that Donald Trump is a Democrat. He was a registered Democrat for years on end. He has told CNN that the economy does better under Democrats. He wants a single payer health care system. He’s pro choice. He supports the ban on “assault weapons” and believes there should be a longer “waiting period” before one can acquire a firearm. Over the years he has contributed major dollars to Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other Democrats.    He rebuked George Bush as one of the “worst Presidents” ever.  Bill and Hillary are “close friends.” Best friends.  And they are regularly complimented by “The Donald.”  

And of course at the big debate, he’s the only one who raised his hand and said he would not promise to support the Republican candidate.  The man is a traitor (whether you are Republican or Democrat).  His ongoing buffoonery has angered women, Mexicans, the poor and a host of others — and cast a serious pall on the image of legitimate Republican candidates.  And if he runs as an independent?  Who wins?   Trump’s claim to be a Republican raises the specter that he is actually working closely with the Democratic Party to assure their success in 2016.  I am convinced he’s a Democrat.  And even Al Sharpton on MSNBC concluded that Trump is a Democrat.  What are Republicans thinking to include this character in their midst