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Here is a link to a very interesting commentary by Steven Kinzer that appeared in todays Boston Globe.
He makes some very good points about what these candidates (Trumpy, in particular) say and what they mean and how their supporters have no real idea of whom or what they are actually supporting. As much as I dislike Trumpy, he is not a real Republican, either, anymore than Hillary is. The only real, traditional Democrat today is Bernie, Hillary is simply a neo-liberal Republican lite (as are most so called Democrats running for office today). Hillary and her supporters feel they are "good" people just as Cruz and Kasich do I'm sure, but scratch the surface and they care about themselves and their power and wealth first, the average citizen last. We are something to enable them and be thrown a few scraps as a treat for our support. Trump, on the other hand, couldn't care less about the Republican or Democrats. He s only interested in his own narcissism and looking good and being worshiped by the fools that support him. In real life he would run them over in the street if they were in his way and they are too dumb to even understand that.
The whole point of this commentary is to expose the shallowness and ignorance of both political parties and their fervent supporters. This is why I refuse to consider or call myself a Democrat (although I believe in their expressed basic ideals and vote for them). When the Democrats embrace their original values and stop being Republican Lites I will once again consider calling myself one of them but I don't think that is going to happen soon. Democrats (typically) don't even recognize the fact that Bernie is the only true democrat and the rest are only imposters - slightly better than the avowed Republicans, but that's all and not a very high bar to cross. Republican, for the most part, actually believe their party wants to make their lives better rather than face the truth they are nothing more than misinformed, fear-ridden closet bigots.
Ain't politics grand (and uplifting)!