Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's My Party (and I'll cry if I want too)...

So I guess it's pretty much official...after a surprising day of both Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the race, Donald Trump appears to be the Republican nominee for president.

For quite some time now I have been trying to figure out the whole Trump phenomenon.
I went through lots of variations of why those who stood by Donald were so adamant 
in their dedication to him no matter what he said or did.
Honestly, it kind of reminded me of the way a battered woman talks about the person who beats her.
It appears that his supporters feel they are some how sharing his glory,
standing in his spotlight, a part of his fame.
That they see themselves by supporting him as something akin to being on Dancing With The Stars.
It's their moment. They are a part of something.
They stand by him even though he has no experience in running a country and running a company is NOT the same as running a country, not even a little bit!
Contrary to what president Obama said yesterday;

So here's my question,,, what happens if Trump wins?
What happens when he now starts accepting loads of cash for his champagne from the very people and entities  he has condemned and repays himself for the money he has loaned his primary champagne? Will he still demand he's self funded? Will people actually believe him?

What happens when he can't bring back the coal mining jobs he has promised because it's not the government that made those jobs disappear in the first place it's the coal companies themselves who cut jobs to make more profit because of the ever growing decline in coal use do to the advent of cheaper fuel.
And what about all those high paying manufacturing jobs he's promised to bring back,,, how exactly is that going to work?
If Mexico doesn't pay for the wall...

What do his fans do then? How will they react? And, who will they blame?
Will they take a look in the mirror or just blame it on Mexico and Muslims?

And what about the party itself?
Yesterday Paul Ryan, the Speaker Of The House said that at this time he would not support Donald Trump,

Lindsey Graham and other long time what used to be respected Republicans are lining up to make it clear Donald Trump does not represent their republican party.

So what happens to the party now?

In January we posted a link to an old political ad that could have easily been written today;

Well we have an update on that ad which is pretty darn remarkable!
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show
tracked down the man in the ad and spoke with him about the current race all these 52 years later;

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew


  1. Here in Canada there is a LOT of coverage of US politics, especially now. (Mind you, coverage is being trumped--pun intended--by the horrific disaster in Fort McMurray, with the wildfires.) As an outsider, all I can think is that the USA will have hit a new low if the people elect him. That said, it wouldn't surprise me at all if this does happen, though he's not likely to get any further with his agenda than any other president (or any other head of a country, anywhere). So many other factions come into play, so many other controlling interests.

    I wish you good luck. I despised Harper when he was our Prime Minister, but I'd take him over Trump, any day.

  2. Hari OM
    All I can tell you, from this side of the Big Pond, is that it's pretty darn unbelievable; Trump is a blot on the global landscape ... YAM xx

  3. Poor America... We cross our paws for a miracle ! Purrs

  4. You have evidently been following all the election news. We're not fond of Trump or Clinton or ... Politicians suck!

  5. Thank you for all the links, I will check them out. I am very scared that Trump could be our president.

  6. We always knew humans were an odd lot Noodle, but they are sure going out of their way to prove it this year!

  7. TW says all the Repubs are hypocrites cos they're all falling over each other to back Trump now. Even the ones who said they'd back HRC.

  8. A great post. If only right-wing Republicans would be following it more often. But you never know....
    Do they read blogs of worth? Do they read the NYT? Do they read?

  9. We purr that Trump never ever makes it into the White House. If he does, we'll be packing our bags and moving.

  10. Mom is as horrified as any sane American over how far Trump has made it, but she thinks it just shows how desperately unhappy people have become. Does he even truly WANT this? Probably not, just the attention. Anyway, she is planning on voting for whoever isn't Trump.

  11. Aaaaaaw Noodle gawjus as always. Happy Mother's day to your human. Hope your weekend is purrfect.

    Luv ya'


  12. There's no explaining it, I'm afraid. Well actually, I think there is but I won't get into that. All I know is I wouldn't let that 'man' clean out my litter box. Not even if he begged! Purrs, Seville.

  13.'s a "smoke & joe" vote for... uz all de way !!.......♥♥♥

  14. I live in Europe, but I can't believe Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. that seems like a bad joke.

  15. Donald Trump has been a bit of a run away train since the beginning of this race. Honestly, as a conservative, he wasn't my first choice. I don't think that he will actually stick with a conservative platform if he is elected.