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    • Terri Connett

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    • July 1, 2015 in Columnists

    The GOP deserves the S.O.B.

    Nobody believes Donald Trump will become our 45th president. But given his rise in the polls, even after his hateful and ridiculous comments about Mexican immigrants, he may be the Republicans’ just desserts.

    When it comes to members of the Grand Old Party, some, I assume, are good people. But their heartless and mean-spirited positions on civil rights and human dignity have pushed me over the edge. So in the same way I’m rooting for Bachelorette Kaitlyn to end up with creepy Nick, I have joined Team Trump.

    Leaders of the “19 Candidates and Counting” show will undoubtedly rise and fall over the next year and a half. And it’s highly unlikely Donald Trump will actually be the Republican nominee. But awww shucky ducky, let’s hope he doesn’t flame out before we can get him on the debate stage.

    Immigration reform will certainly be one of the first topics the monitor lobs Trump’s way. Let’s hear him explain his theory about Mexico deporting their rapists and murderers to the U.S. To be fair, others have some ‘splaining to do too. Like Marco Rubio who co-wrote the Senate Immigration Bill in 2013, got slammed by his party and eventually abandoned his own legislation. And let’s not forget Ted Cruz’ bonehead move to shut down the government over immigration in December of 2014.

    I can’t wait for Donald Trump and Ben Carson to exaggerate the terrible consequences of Obamacare. Every single one of the Republican candidates are against it, most vow to repeal it – even after 60 failed votes in Congress and two unsuccessful legal challenges that ended up in the Supreme Court. And although many Republican voters benefit from the Affordable Care Act, they will, as they often do, cast their ballots against their own interests.

    National security, the darling topic for this crowd, will be even more entertaining with Trump at the podium. Recent bloated remarks like “there’s nobody bigger or better at the military than I am” will be publicly dissected. He may even be egged on to reveal his “foolproof, secret plan to defeat ISIS.” He has until that first debate to invent just what the scheme might be.

    Trump’s words will eventually bury him. He will be fully exposed when he stands on that stage and calls everybody else big, stupid idiots. Not even the right wing primary voters who delight in Trump’s arrogant, self-righteous, no apologies style will be able to save him from himself.

    The Republican Party has neither heart nor soul when it comes to issues like income inequality, fair taxation, a living wage, education for all, LGBT rights, a woman’s right to choose, gun control, voter registration and the environment.

    Trump is not just a climate change denier. He has deemed the whole thing a hoax created by China to make U.S. manufacturing less competitive. Donald Trump refers to winter snow storms in the northeast as his make-believe proof global warming doesn’t exist. He can deny all he wants but glaciers are still melting.

    Trump also combs his hair up and over the top of his head. But he is still bald.



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