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Will This Movie Never End?

Jeff Hall

Posted on July 5, 2016 11:29

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Trump used to seem different, clever, fresh. Now the joke is getting tired.

In the early stages of the campaign, I told all my liberal friends that Donald Trump wasn't just a joke, and that he would do surprisingly well -- possibly going all the way.

One friend called me "insane." 

I felt then that Donald Trump -- and Bernie Sanders in a different way -- identified a core issue that had gone unaddressed by the elites for decades: the gutting of our middle class.

Trump especially had a gift for making the establishment Republicans look silly, worn out, irrelevant.  With quips like "low energy," "Little Marco" and a few other zingers, his opponents became toast.  It was all great theater.

I think the final straw for me was when he went after the federal judge whose parents happened to come from Mexico.  This judge actually needed protection because he was so tough on Mexican drug cartels. 

Trump was way out of line.  If he really felt the judge was prejudiced against him, there are legal steps that can be taken to have a judge removed from a case. 

But Trump never did that.  This was a civil case about whether Trump University defrauded those who signed up for the course.  Ethnicity played no role in the case. 

People don't seem to be in love with Hillary, but, by comparison, she seems stable and sane.  The presidency is something we need to take seriously. 

Our whole culture has been swept up in the reality TV show mania.  It's time for each of us -- one at a time -- to step back and ask ourselves if this is what we truly want for ourselves. 

This is the country that produced Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, JFK and Ronald Reagan.  These guys took it all very seriously.  We need to, too.

 

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on July 5, 2016 11:29

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