Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Saturday, August 8, 2015

L - Who do you LIKE??

The Rogue Speaks:

The GOP debate was watched by millions of people, many of whom only wanted to see how the "front runner" would fair against a field of real politicians, and one neurosurgeon.  And, yes, I did watch it, in bed, with a glass of wine and a couple of Bayer aspirin.  Here are my views on the candidates, in alphabetical (almost)order:

Jeb Bush -  Pleasant enough, smiling, but not always telling the truth about his years as governor of Florida.  Fact check needed there, for sure.  And please!!  No more dynasties!!!

Ben Carson - What a nice man he is.  Unfortunately, he has no political experience, and in fact, has very little knowledge about how this country works.  He is not at all assertive.  He should stick to separating Siamese twins. OR he could volunteer to give one of the candidates a frontal lobotomy, and delight the rest of the field.

Chris Christie - Yes, he DID hug Obama after Hurricane Sandy.  So what, Rand????  But I don't trust him to be completely honest, plus he looks a little like a member of La CosaNostra.  Sorry!  I just couldn't help that!

Ted Cruz - He looks like a televangelist about to burst into tears.  Anyone who says, "I always tell the truth," probably doesn't.  He supports pork barrel politics, because he has a video out, cooking bacon by wrapping it around the barrel of his AK47, and firing away until the bacon is fried.  What does a "Christian" need with an AK47, you ask? You tell me!

John Kasich - The only one on the stage who appeared to be actually presidential and genuine.  I'm glad he got into the debate.

Mike Huckabee - This guy isn't a politician, but a preacher.  He will push his religious agenda, and walk all over the Constitution.  Now some people may like that, but most Americans do not.  We don't want his brand of religion shoved down our throats, or any other religion, for that matter.

Rand Paul - Rand, Rand, Rand!! You look like a sophomore geek at MIT!  And you have a tendency to get a little hostile.  Not very presidential, and way too much of an isolationist for my taste.

Rick Perry - How many times does he have to take that public speaking course and not get an F???  The glasses didn't help his image one bit, plus he has a goofy smile, and a bad memory.  Carly Fiorina should really have had his place on the stage.

Marco Rubio - Pretty, smooth talker, but without any real substance.  He hasn't been out of short pants long enough to fully understand American voters.  AND he's a suck-up.  Just ask a couple of the other candidates.

Scott Walker - Despite what he says, Wisconsin is not better off with him as governor.  Way too many questionable decisions! Lots of Fact Checks needed there!  Plus, he is VERY bad at managing his $222,899 salary.  He has between $10K and $20K in credit card debt, and one of his cards charges 27.4%, and he has $100,00 to $200,000 in student loans for his two boys in college, and so just how does he expect to manage our country? Plus, he has squinty eyes.  I never trust a man with squinty eyes.

And finally(I told you it would almost be in alphabetical order), "He Who Shall Not Be Named."-
A sociopathic narcissist who knows just what to say to get the borderline mentally incompetent fired up and cheering.  He has no respect for other people, especially hates women, and is only out for himself.  Claims that he will bring American jobs home, while his men's clothing brand is made in Mexico.  Calls people stupid.  In short, he's the last man on earth fit to be president--a total loser.

That's my take on the top 10 GOP candidates, and my  "L" post on Jenny's AlphabeThursday.  I welcome any and all comments.


Lmkazmierczak said...

Concise Carly is the one to watch?

Judie said...

I really don't know enough about her to say for sure, but in the "happy hour" debate for the runners-up, she held her own admirably. I'm sure we'll here more about her shortly.

Gattina said...

Most of them I don't even know. I have to say that none of my friends follow these debates, anyway at the end they all say the same. Lots of promises which they are unable to keep. When I only hear the name "Bush" I get allergic ! The whole family is a catastrophe ! I only wish that the American people would look a little further than their little corner where they live and only listen to local TV stations ! My favorite is Hillary, women are better politicians then men !

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You pretty much said it for me, Judie. I missed the first half-hour, but I'm sure I missed nothing. I don't remember Rick Perry being with that group at all. Haha. Kasich is the only one that I may feel at ease about having as President. If any of the rest became President? I think the whole world is going to be in big trouble.

Many of the candidates answered their questions by bashing Pres. Obama and in the end never said what they would do as President. Who wants that? If any of these guys win it will be because he managed to whip up a mob mentality based on emotional and personal issues, such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and gun control. All distractions for his real purpose, which, in my mind, is to screw our govt. and country by handing it over to his bosses, the delusional 1%.

Sarah Beth said...

Ah, Judie, you always hit the nail on the head! John Kasich was the only one who made a lick of sense! I love your televangelist comment on Ted Cruz -- that's perfect! He just looks so sleazy to me, and is yet another Texan who shouldn't be on the stage. I'm sick of Huckabee and Rand Paul and anything that comes out of their mouths. Rick Perry was on the B team debate and that is well deserved. (Yes, I live in Texas, but I'm not a "Texan") Christie is always good for a giggle. Jeb Bush is losing it. And Ben Carson -- you're right, he is very nice. Of all of them, I enjoyed listening to him the most, but he's too sweet and polite to be president! Now, as for you-know-who -- he's just a giggle and a half to watch!! But God help us if he actually got in the running.

Judie said...

I knew I had missed someone! But Santorum is easily missable!!!

Sarah said...

I didn't watch it as there wasn't enough wine in the house, nor was I in the mood to make multiple trips to the toilet!

Cara H said...

You're more eloquent than I would have been about this bunch. I would have summed them all up in one word:
Thank you for visiting me at

Judie said...

Thank you, Cara! I posted another comment on your blog. I am looking forward to reading your next post.

VBR said...

Who do I like? Ummmm....none of them. Sure hope we see some improvement from all candidates on both sides before we have to vote.
I haven't been on line in a long time but am so happy to see that you are well and still producing this wonderful blog of yours!

Annesphamily said...

Oh boy oh boy! Politics my favorite! MY husband and I enjoyed your read. I am not impressed with any candidate. I hate the name calling, mud slinging, schoolyard bully baloney! Everyone points the finger t the next one! My dad would say, be careful, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself! Have a great day Judie, it is always a pleasure to stop by and say hi!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

If He Who Shall Not Be Named is elected president, I'm moving to Canada for four years. You should join me! We'd drink wine! Lots of wine!

Judie said...

RMW, don't think we haven't thought about that!! Rod is originally from Alberta, and we have cousins in Edmonton and Banff. If we do have to deal with He Who Shall Not Be Named as president, you are in charge of picking out the wine. You always seem to come up with such excellent choices!! I'll pay half. Hahahahaha!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Really, this is the best we can do?
entertaining, but not hopeful (the "debate")

Splendid Little Stars said...

PS: Your summaries are so much fun!

Susan Anderson said...

Honestly cannot believe that anyone would consider for voting for Trump. Oops, I named him.