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So lets look at the field.

Jeb Bush: I never thought I’d say I hope he wins. He is one of the sane ones. Along with Chris Christie and John Kasich. Bush has an optimistic solid message. His focus is on small government.

Ben Carson: Has little chance. And has done nothing to show me he could be president. He also goes off the deep end.

Chris Christie: Would be a strong second choice. But haunted by scandals. I believe he could work with people. Make deals with both sides. I’m not sure I trust Christie. Defunding Planned Parenthood doesn’t win my vote.

Ted Cruz: One of the crazy four. I don’t trust Ted Cruz. His trick in Iowa was a theft of the election. A lot of rhetoric and extremism. Cruz like a couple of the others are too negative. He is focused on attack.

John Kasich: A friendly guy. I am sure he would make a good president. But on the one hand he comes across weak. On the other he leans towards the crazy side of the party. He best stance is immigration and economics.

Marco Rubio: Is inexperienced. Is too extreme. Is a slippery politician. More than anything I don’t trust him. I disagree with her stands. He focuses to much on Obama.

Donald Trump: Wrong on so much. I doubt he would be a good leader. His stand on immigration is wrong. And what he said about Muslims is wrong. Trump would be bad for America. He would harm our standing in the world.

I am growing more conservative. But not on social issues. When it comes to gay rights. Candidates like Carson, Rubio, Cruz lose my vote. Them plus Trump are the crazy four. On social issues Bush and Christie are better. On abortion, I don’t agree with anyone.

Moon for Feb. 1

Today is caucus day in Iowa. And it looks like a good day for Trump – sadly. The moon remains in Scorpio. This brings us deep. If we have open hearts. We go deep into our hearts. Deep into our emotions if we can allow our emotions. Early in the morning Mars conjuncts the moon. We have a passion today. This brings deep energy to the surface. And fuels a hot flame. We feel our hearts beating. Also in the morning Pluto sextiles the moon. A transformation comes into our lives. Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio. This deep dark planet is our shared power. This could be sexual energy. Or a passion we share with a partner. Push into these connections. Be open to what they may bring you. An aspect with Mercury is next. A sextile with the moon a few hours later. Our minds and hearts align. This is a good time to talk about our passions. Tell someone you are attracted to them. Later in the day Jupiter sextiles the moon. This could bring a moment of luck. It is almost sure to boost your faith. Oh, about Trump. Scorpio could stir up a lot of fears. Trump has run a race on fear. With an alignment with Mars adding anger. Making people crave power. A need for action. These feelings will be easy to express thanks to Mercury. And a caucus is about talking to others. Late in the day Jupiter’s energy may come to late. Trump is a Saturn candidate. Jupiter energy will bring many out of his sway.

Rubio counters Trump: Blame Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush, for failing to prevent 9/11 « Hot Air

“He doesn’t have a fundamental understanding of what caused 9/11.”

Source: Rubio counters Trump: Blame Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush, for failing to prevent 9/11 « Hot Air

My first thought when I heard Trumps comments regarding 9/11 were basically the same as Rubio’s. While Trump stated he could have prevented 9/11 by keeping the terrorists out of the country. My understanding has always been they came in while Clinton was president. Which isn’t to blame Clinton. But to say, if Trump had became president on the same date as Bush 43, he would have been just as powerless as Bush was to stop the attack.

That being said. In this election cycle picking a fight with Trump is the best, and maybe only way to get attention. This fight works for Jeb in two ways. It will upset and offend people out there with a loyalty to Bush 43. But it also draws attention to Jeb in the race. And it draws attention to the political experience he brings to the table. It is a reminder of the steps his brother took, which many on the right still support.

I am starting to feel like Jeb would be my second choice candidate. I only hope the Trump balloon deflates soon.

Donald Trump doesn’t challenge anti-Muslim questioner – CNNPolitics.com

“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims,” an unidentified man who spoke at a question-and-answer town hall event in Rochester, New Hampshire asked the mogul at a rally Thursday night. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”A seemingly bewildered Trump interrupted the man, chuckling, “We need this question. This is the first question.””Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” the man, wearing a “Trump” T-shirt, continued. “That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”

Source: Donald Trump doesn’t challenge anti-Muslim questioner – CNNPolitics.com


Am I the only person who finds the racist and xenophobic nature of the question to be scarier than the comments about Obama. Sometimes the best thing to say when someone says something stupid is nothing at all. I don’t know why Trump didn’t challenge the man. However, media attention of the pointless comments only serves to stir the pot.

In my opinion nothing the ranting man said deserves our attention. This time I am not just talking about Trump.

Now on to the racist tone of his question. It frightens me to think of how many people out there agree with the mans angry question. During WWII we locked up honest Americans from Japan. It was a travesty. My hope is my country would never make the same mistake again.

Debate Day

I watched both debates today and I want to make a quick note about each candidate. Then go to sleep because I am tired.

Jeb Bush: As much as I want to say no because of his family, he did a good job. He isn’t Trump. He isn’t Rand Paul. If he keeps his little engine chugging he might make it to the main election. He did well tonight against Trump.

Ben Carson: I think Carson got into politics and into the race because he is a black man who disagrees with Obama. He sounds like a good man on stage. I admire his desire to avoid attacking other candidates. His great line tonight was about Trump being an “ok doctor.” But I don’t see him as a president.

Chris Christie: Behind Bush in tonight’s debate. He tried too hard. Played the 9/11 card twice. When will the 9/11 card ever get old? Like many on the stage tonight he loses me when he starts to talk about Planned Parenthood and abortion. I wouldn’t disagree with ending funding to Planned Parenthood as much as I disagree with taking away a couple’s right to choose.

Ted Cruz: While he has a fire for what he believes, I firmly disagree with him on too many of the social issues. Immigration, gay marriage and abortion just to name a few. He may be loved by the base, but I don’t see him winning a wide audience. Like someone else in the debate, he may have made his supporters happy and yet gained no ground.

Carly Fiorina: I misspelled her name all night, oops. She got a few good jabs in at Trump. She was the winner of the night. I predict she will get a bump in the polls. Hopefully at the cost of Trump. She was on her game tonight. While I still don’t know if I trust her, I am more open to her nomination than before the debate.

Lindsey Graham: All he could talk about all night was war in the Middle East. And not an air war. But he wants to send men and women to die in the worthless sands of Syria and Iraq. This man shouldn’t be allowed outside his own home. Maybe he needs to be medicated.

Mike Huckabee: I imagine he would make a great pastor. But he isn’t running for Pastor-in-Chief. Though he seems to think he is. I don’t trust him because of his slant towards religious law over secular law. We are a nation of many people’s and many gods. It would be dangerous to drift away from a secular foundation to the nations laws.

Bobby Jindal: He waited too long, he should have jumped into the last election. Sure he would have lost, but it would have set the stage for this election. He did little to stand out in the fracas. I doubt most Americans know him any better after this debate than before.

John Kasich: I’ll be happy when he drops out of this race so I don’t have to look at how to spell his name again. Just another of the pack, he does tack a little more to the center, and I would prefer him to many others on the stage. But, in the end I do not see a path to victory for him.

George Pataki: Playing the 9/11 card. Really. There were no real standout moments in the debate for him. Like Kasich, Fiorina and Jindal, he just didn’t set himself apart from the scrum.

Rand Paul: He is the man I want to see in the Oval Office. However, in tonight’s debate he did little to gain ground. The people who already love him will love the debate. Those who don’t know him or don’t stand with him probably were not wooed.

Marco Rubio: He had a strong night. He needs to keep fighting to stay in the game. He is probably one of the core candidates who will make it through the first primaries. Like Cruz, he has a strong base. He didn’t win me over, and I doubt he won over many other people.

Rick Santorum: A less likable version of Mike Huckabee. In the debate he seemed to have a bad word to say about everyone. I don’t trust him due to his religious believes mixing with his political beliefs. Oh yeah, look up his last name in the Urban Dictionary.

Donald Trump: He would be a bad president. I don’t trust him, I don’t like many of the things he has said during this race. But I haven’t approved of his fowl behavior for years. If he wins the candidacy I would fear for America. But I don’t seem him being the nominee, and I don’t see him defeating a democrat.

Scott Walker: He should have stayed out of the race and just been a hero to conservatives. In some ways he is like Ralph Nader. Who was a hero to progressives. Then he ran for president and lost. And ran again and lost. But, the point is getting into the ring didn’t do anything but tarnish his image. I think Walker is only losing in this bid for president. No one is perfect, but his errors wouldn’t have ever been given the highlight if he hadn’t run. And he doesn’t have a stand on the issues much different than half the other candidates.

Rick Perry: Made the right choice.

I see Huckabee as the next one out, followed by Kasich, Graham, Santorum and Pataki.

My bet is Paul will stay in the fight until the end. But he will sadly lose.

Ann Coulter:  Not a candidate, but apparently went on an epic rant about Jews in America. Was she drunk?

Ok, besides the debate I went to the gym. It is now late. I need sleep. I need to work tomorrow. Goodnight.

Today was a hot day

It was another hot day in Five Corners, Orchards. But it was my day off and I did get a lot done on various tasks online.

I have been listening to news podcasts, George Will just made a good case for Donald Trump being a Democratic mole set to wreck the Republican party. Man, there are so many people running this year. I haven’t posted any real blog posts in a while.

And writing was a clear challenge for me because of the heat and other tasks I felt I wanted to accomplish. I am in a little of a stuck point on my novel and questioning if I want to write it at all. I do have some good ideas for it, but I don’t know if I can flush it out. I don’t know if I have the skills to write a good novel, as opposed to writing in other formats. I also don’t know if the idea is something rich enough to support a full novel and if the characters I have been thinking about are real enough to be alive for the reader.