Political Madness in 2016’s Presidential Contests — Like Nothing I’ve Seen Before

Once again, I find myself shocked and flabbergasted by the lunacy of our Republican Presidential Primary. There is nothing I love more than election season. It is just such a glorious picture of our freedom and all that this nation stands for. I love the debates; I love all the media coverage (not that I believe any of it). I just love the whole process.

However, today, when a wonderful friend asked me how I was enjoying this election season, I sighed. Now I’m kinda a newbie when it comes to politics and such; I’ve only been voting for 24 years as compared to my dear friend who has been voting for 52 years. As the newbie in this political conversation, I was thrilled to hear that he had never seen anything like it because I was certainly thinking the same thing but felt silly saying so given my limited knowledge. So here are a few things that make this GOP Primary seem different to me than any other and have me on tilt.

First, you have a liberal who has hijacked the conservative party based off the premise that he is simply saying what everyone is thinking. UH?? My parents taught me that that was a lack of self-control, and quite frankly as an adult Mr. Trump should know better. This kind of attitude will not bode well on an international stage. You shouldn’t get to be an Elephant while acting like a Donkey. If for some reason you want to call him a legitimate conservative, then you could perhaps do so based on his “let’s make Mexico build a fence” policy. Really? Mexico in its tragic condition can’t even keep its streets safe much less pay its debt to America. Give me a break. But, hey, if American’s believe this is a reality, then I’ve got some beach front in Arizona I can sell you for a great price.

Second and related to the first, I believe you have a large group of people who are actually Democrats voting in Republican Primaries, at lease where that is allowed. People who voted President Obama into office are so disenfranchised that they plan to vote for whomever the Republicans put forth. Thus, they are picking the person who most closely aligns with their political views, and Mr. Trump is all the rage.

Third, John Kasich, who has no possibility of winning the nomination, plans to stay in to the end. I mean, does he really think he’s going to bust in at the convention and suddenly draw the delegates to break tradition and not vote for the person that the people pick. At this point, he is nothing more than a selfish coward who is taking votes from Ted Cruz and thrusting the very thing he says he hates into the nomination.

Fourth and final, Ted Cruz is not loved and adored by all. It is beyond my realm of thinking as to why people in the Republican party don’t love Senator Cruz. He is conservative to the bone, LOVES this nation, has clear and concise plans for the changes that need to be made, and is fearless when it comes to standing by his convictions. Thus he can be trusted to do all that he has said he plans to do (given he’s not blocked by congress) and our national security would be in more than competent hands. He is by no means a perfect candidate given that he comes from the human race and is not God. I would even disagree with him on an issue or two. But if there is anyone who knows what this nation is supposed to be, it is Ted Cruz. What other person has our Constitution Memorized before leaving high school? I know that is not what I was doing when I was in school.

So as we forge ahead in this election season, just remember that it’s a world, an America or a Republican part rather, gone mad. My only prayer is that we survive the whole thing to see Senator Cruz victorious and America still intact. Because if Donald Trump gets the nomination, it will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done as it concerns elections to vote for him.

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About the author: Karen Serna

Karen Serna is a wife and homeschooling mom with two children. She holds a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Math from Angelo State University. In addition, she is a certified secondary educator. Prior to having children, Karen worked for Texas State University-San Marcos as an analytical chemist and industrial hygienist for over twelve years. Her passion lies in seeing a generation of Americans once again embrace true freedom.

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