Strange Days

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"If you think these are strange days, picture a world where we have a President Sanders. I know, I know - very scary. But even though I am convinced Trump will be re-elected in 2020, it will not be a cake walk."

People of Earth! Or, should I be more specific and say, "People of the United States!" These are indeed some strange times to be alive. Why? The inmates are truly running the asylum. This person who somehow got elected in CD 5, has made a cottage industry out of saying some truly outrageous things in her young tenure. The most recent was her slap at the 9/11 attacks. Her punishment by the people? Fundraising went through the roof. She is now ahead of all other Minnesota Congressmen or women with over $800,000. SMH big time.
In 1984, when Minnesota's own Fritz Mondale was running against Ronald Reagan, he made the misstep of telling the people, "You are darned right I am going to raise your taxes." He said this while running against one of the biggest tax cutters in American history. The rest is history. Except for the hayseeds in Minnesota and the statists in the District of Columbia, Ronald Reagan "ran the board" in 1984. One of the most lopsided elections in our history.
Why bring this up? Bernie Sanders. This soon to be 79 year old socialist and atheist from New York/Vermont. Should he get the nomination from the Democrats, he will be running against Donald Trump, our present day tax cutter. And just like Fritz Mondale did in 1984, Uncle Bernie is telling EVERYONE he is going to raise their taxes. Why? He needs money to pay for Medicare for all. Even though we will be paying Swedish type taxes, in return we will be getting Canadian style healthcare. Once the minions get used to VA type healthcare, everyone will be happier than clams!
Why are these such strange days? The Democrats have emptied out the cupboards for this election. Every fruit and nut is now running for President. It is the biggest collection of misfits since the bar scene in Star Wars. I never thought I would see candidates running for President which would make Carter, Clinton and Obama look almost normal.
As goofy as parts of this country are right now, I remain convinced that the adults will want to be in charge again in 2020. Donald Trump will get re-elected, and the Republicans will keep the Senate and take back the House. Should that happen, this could be the last chance for the Republicans to show they can govern. To fix this healthcare mess. To really fix our income tax mess. To keep this roaring economy roaring.
If you think these are strange days, picture a world where we have a President Sanders. I know, I know - very scary. But even though I am convinced Trump will be re-elected in 2020, it will not be a cake walk. Every citizen, every patriot, will need to be part of the team. As trite as this saying may have become, the republic depends on it.