|These monkeys don't look as dangerous as the real ones|
The field of 17 has now shrunk to 5: dopey Ben Carson, who was largely ignored by the moderators; Marco Rubio with his boyish looks, elephant ears and beady eyes; Donald Trump with a grotesque grimace that looked like he had been sucking lemons; Ted Cruz, also with big ears and a prominent nose and the look of a snake oil salesman; and finally John Kasich, who actually looked and acted like a normal, rational human being and therefore was totally out of place in this circus.
Anyway, back to the op-ed—would Jesus support Trump? The point of the op-ed was to question how God-fearing Evangelicals could reconcile their Christian beliefs with their choice of crass, fear-mongering Trump and all his empty promises and hate. I don’t know. How did all the Christians in Nazi Germany follow Hitler and justify the extermination of 6 million Jews? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Here’s the important take away: if citizens don’t educate themselves about politics, history, and the issues facing our country, they will be the victims of these monkeys. Democracy is hard. Fascism is easy to fall into if you are fearful and blind to the truth.
Here’s what I think: the Republican Party will be unable to take down the monster they created, Trump. The alternatives, except maybe Kasich, are just as scary. Jesus has nothing to do with this mess. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has contributed a lot to the debate, but I can’t see him as President. Why not give the job to a real woman who has more experience than all these men rolled together? Why not give the job to Hillary and let her see what she can do? Somehow I think Jesus would have more patience with a party and a candidate that advocates for the poor and disadvantaged and wants to fight the corruption of big money in our elections and Congress. Just saying—if we want to get something done, maybe we ought to consider a woman. We have our ways and God knows we're tough because we've been stepped on enough times.