It’s getting very hard to follow the Republican Candidates for president of the United States. It seems as though they are using some form of Republican “New-speak” or rather a language that their Republican base can understand but that leaves the rest of us scratching our heads and wondering how they can fit both of their feet in their mouths at the same time.
Yesterday Jeb Bush said that the United States is “creeping toward multiculturalism” and described it as “the wrong approach.” Yet Jeb Bush has a wife who is Mexican by birth and he himself speaks fluent Spanish and embraces Spanish cuisine like Guacamole…but then again who doesn’t…like guacamole that is?
America is Multi-cultural isn’t it? Hasn’t it always been? So what kind of multi-multiculturalism are we creeping toward that isn’t good for us? And who is the good governor talking to when he says that? Perhaps he was addressing those among his party who see modern day immigrants to this country as threatening…even though we pride ourselves on being a “nation of immigrants.” Could it be the “kind of immigrant” that you are that matters?
The day before that, presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, said that Islam and the Presidency of the United States would not make a good fit, as in, a Muslim would not make a good president. Said Dr. Carson, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that”.
Of course everyone knows that our constitution in no way specifies what religion a President of the United States can and can’t be. He simply must be of age and an American citizen. So what was the good doctor talking about and who was he talking to? Could it be that he was speaking to the 40% of Republican voters who already think that we have a Muslim president…who by the way, they hate?
And how about Senator Rafael Ted Cruz (that’s his Christian name) who was born in Canada?! And his father was born in Cuba! And no Republican has any problem with his running for president? Yet President Barry (His nickname, as in Ted) Obama, was supposed to prove that he was an American citizen even though he actually was born in the USA!?
But as any good constitutionalist and Republican knows, it doesn’t matter where one is born anyway because if your mother is an American citizen, as are both Senator Cruz’s and President Obama’s mothers…and which has never, ever been disputed…you ARE an AMERICAN CITIZEN! Duh…
So what is it with these Republican candidates who, as well educated and intelligent human beings, know better than to say the things that keep coming out of their mouths? No wonder “The Donald” is leading in all of the Republican polls. He’s the only one who is speaking in “American” and not “Double-speak” or “New-speak”, so that we all can hear the message loud and clear… It’s all about hate and fear and prejudice and wanting to go home again to the America of the 1950s where civil rights and civil liberties and feminism had yet to rear their ugly heads.
So I guess that all you have to do is put on your ruby slippers America and repeat after those candidates for the Republican nomination for the presidency:…”There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home.” But when you wake up next year, guess what? It’s going to be 2016…whether you like it or not, and this kind of 20th Century Fox nonsense isn’t going to help anybody solve our 21st century problems.