It’s because Cruz is genuinely frightening. Trump is a hypocritical blowhard who has a familiar face and is the representative voice for the internet Troll and the heckler before the Internet, a voice that needs to be heard or something. I dunno – maybe we ARE a representative democracy after all maybe?
Or still an oligarchy. I dunno. I’m just glad ppl can vote how they like. Checks and Balances works well enough whoever gets in.
I’m not a Trump supporter. But my brother is. He doesn’t even vote and is proud of it. But my brother is an old-school heckler: in any group of people, he’ll crack the most painful-to-the-person wisecracks where everybody is laughing, one person is hurting but after a while even that person who is hurting starts to adore him until there’s new fresh meat to toughen up.
It’s not my way or my style but to me, he’s the perfect trump supporter and honestly, even though I’m not likely to vote for Trump, I’d support anyone’s right to do so.
[I’m probably _too_ liberal come to think of it now that I’ve said all of that, but whatever]
As fucked up as US political system is, the constitution is a very powerful document and the system *does* generally work.
Granted, I feel bad for any country that’s NOT the USA because we _really do enjoy_ bombing the shit out of brownish people and yellowish people before that, and rounding of reddish people before that and brownish people before that.
I don’t know WHY the US likes doing those sorts of things honestly but I suspect I should’ve been Canadian. I’d have made a DAMN good Canadian.
But whatever. I’m here. It’s not a bad country to live in, but I think I could probably live anywhere.
That being said, I think most Trump supporters are assholes. But even assholes have a right to have a say in government.
I can disagree with that. People are not seeds. Ambiguous defeat/victory is not fertilizer. Those are analogies designed to convince me via metaphorical associations.
I discovered today that I’m a fan of “Protectionism”. I didn’t even know what the heck that was. I looked it up. It’s basically “Keep the money with us”, “Buy local” type stuff.
That’s usually associated with “Make in USA” right-wing republican values and all the other stuff that’s supposed to go with it according to the stereotype.
But I’m left somewhere. Never been democrat but lean more than way, yet never been republican either. I just couldn’t be republican. But… I could never be democrat. I was always independent.
So, if this was pre American revolution, I’d probably have sided with the British and been a Redcoat because I read up on Mercantalism, the precursor to Protectionism…and yeah, I kinda agree with it.