The Lydster, Part 137: The GOP debates

Larry Wilmore, on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, asked if he had to explain to Trump Prejudice 101.

"I really don't know if Obama was born in the US"
“I really don’t know if Obama was born in the US”
The morning after the list of candidates who would appear on the Republic Presidential primetime debate on August 6, the Daughter wanted to stop the news broadcast so she could get the names.

I told her she had to get ready for camp, and that I would print out the roster of 10 who made the main stage (Trump, Bush, Walker, Huckabee, Carson, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Christie, Kasich) and the seven who were relegated to an earlier event (Perry, Santorum, Jindal, Fiorina, Graham, Pataki, Gilmore).

Of course, she didn’t actually WATCH the debates – heck, neither did I – because sanity. Still, of the 17 candidates running, she can name more than half of them, which is more than most people. She’s particularly irritated by three:

3) Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana for his debacle of an announcement for President. (No, this is NOT faked.) “He can’t even win his own household!”

2) Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, who is a bully, and who she believes is more culpable for Bridgegate than he’s acknowledged.

1) Donald Trump, real estate guy, NOT because he said that President Obama was the worst President in history, but because Trump suggested that, as a result, there wouldn’t be another black president for generations.

Larry Wilmore, on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, asked if he had to explain to Trump Prejudice 101. Now, The Daughter doesn’t actually watch The Nightly Show, which is on 11:30 p.m., but she saw the clip on CBS News This Morning.

Still, she has the makings of a political junkie.

Author: Roger

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2 thoughts on “The Lydster, Part 137: The GOP debates”

  1. My favorite kind of kid, that girl. Like Riley, opinions and research. Smart to keep her to the Top Ten, but it looks as though our wish is being granted and Walker is in free-fall mode. The kind in Super Mario, off a cliff.

    Too bad we get him back in Wisconsin, but that’s a “whole ‘nother story,” as we say…

    Trump and his comments about anyone who is not a powerful (meaning rich in his terms) white, straight male? It’s for yikes. My sisters probably think he hung the moon, while I, the inveterate Manhattanite, remember all the times his ass was saved by public bailouts of his various failed businesses.

    His emotional bankruptcy is matched only by… his finances in the 80s.

  2. As with good political junkies, it’s always good to hear, see and read everything in order to objectively understand opposing positions. While the GOP field is still sketchy, I wish I could take pieces of them all and craft a perfect candidate. Not sure what the Dems are going to do at this point. They may not want the baggage Hilary is going to bring to a campaign. Don’t know anything about Carson yet. After that it’s the same ol’ same ol’ suspects with Biden and Kerry. Not sure who is on the horizon.

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