Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz – Iowa Caucus Results
With the Iowa caucus now complete and Hillary Clinton (D) and Ted Cruz (R) declared winners, it’s now time to call out the problems this creates. First, however, I would like to congratulate Iowa delegates on their decision to let Ted Cruz win this one instead of picking that bumbling idiot Trump. Hillary over Sanders (although just about even) may not be your finest moment, but Trump would prove to be a major mistake for American voters. Well, Hillary will, too, but that’s a longer story.
As I sit back thinking about these decisions and what to write, I feel a little vomit creeping into my throat for thoughts of Hillary Clinton becoming president. Since when did sleeping with Bill Clinton become a qualification for becoming president? Does that mean that Monica will be next? I know, I know, she graduated from Yale Law School, she slept with Bill Clinton, she did some other legal things (because lawyers are generally so well respected), and she worked for five years as President Obama’s Secretary of State. Her crowning achievement – United States Senator from New York. All of this, in some ways, does make her qualified to be President, but being president of the United States is about more than qualifications. Being President of the United States is about the willingness to put the country before yourself and I’m not sure that I see Hillary Clinton ever being someone that puts herself second.
Some of this is true about Ted Cruz, too. Is he going to put the American people ahead of his own personal interests? Doubtful. Looking at his website it’s interesting how front and center prayer is, for example, and while I do realize that the majority of people believe in religion and prayer it doesn’t seem prudent to elect a president who might bring in foreign heads of state to pray about the problems of global commerce and human trafficking. But these don’t touch on my biggest fears for society – Ted Cruz believes that “marriage is a sacrament between one man and one woman”, and he is on record saying that he “will instruct his Attorney General to investigate Planned Parenthood on day one.” These statements are scary as hell.
Gallup poll conducted in May 2014 found that 55% of Americans support allowing marriage for same-sex couples, 42% opposed, and 4% had no opinion on the issue. This was the largest percentage ever measured by the organization.
If Ted Cruz is elected he wants to veto the vote of 55% of Americans that support the right of same-sex couples to get married. He’s on record saying that he’s going to try and create a nation that values the opinion of the minority over the majority and says that straight Americans are more valuable than gay Americans. Ted Cruz, this makes you an idiot.
Half of Americans consider themselves “pro-choice” on abortion, surpassing the 44% who identify as “pro-life.” – Gallup poll
Ted Crus also thinks Americans should return to the dark ages and push back legislation effectively eliminating the right for women to have abortions. He says this while saying, he “only wants what’s best for women.” WTF, Ted? Best of all, this man wants to promote a 100% pro-life stance, because he feels that forcing pregnancy on rape victims and those unprepared for parenthood won’t create trauma or emotional harm. Again, WTF, Ted?
Well, another rant down, and at the beginning of this I didn’t think Iowa did half bad. Now, thinking about what’s going on here, they may have selected the best of the idiots, but a vote of non-confidence may have been the best vote and that’s what I’m putting in at this point in time.