The Sandbox

Remember in elementary school, K and 1st graders could play in the sandbox, some 2nd graders could, but by the third grade, you were too sophisticated to play in the sandbox. It was a time to play on the swings, monkey bars, jungle gym, or play Dodgeball. If you were a guy, girls had cuddies, and to the girls, boys played in the dirt all the time. I can still remember parts of the third grade. We were very sophisticated ourselves and called each other ‘duddie head’ and ‘dummy’ and other very adult names like poo poo face and sing things like ‘Julie and Mark sitting in a tree, K . I . S . S . I . N . G . If someone insulted you, a come back might be something like ‘I am rubber and you are glue. Bounces off me and sticks on you’. Or, the ever popular habit of adding ‘infinity’ to an insult like …’You are ugly. No! You are uglier! No! You are ugliest… No! You are ugliest times infinity, to which one could reply ‘You are ugliest times infinity plus one’. Hopefully, you have outgrown such sillyness. But it seems that some people never did outgrow it.

Did you happen to watch the Republican National Convention 2016 held in Cleveland, Ohio? As an observer and interested Republican myself, who likens myself as a Constitutional Conservative member of the Tea Party, let me share my observations. Yup, you guessed it, a bunch of elementary children playing in the sandbox. Now, there were some highlites, like Scott Baio’s speech (, yes, the same Scott Baio of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Jonie loves Chachi’, and Willie Robertson of the hit T.V. reality series ‘Duck Dynasty’ ( who both gave heartfelt speeches on why it is important to vote for Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton. And I agree that between the two candidates, Donald Trump is the clear choice for President. But then there there were the childish, elementary school sandbox moments that show immaturity and do not inspire me, like my choice for President Ted Cruz ( who’s speech was 85% brilliant and 15% schoolyard crap. He can not get over Donald Trump making fun of his wife or accusing his father of being involved with the John F. Kennedy assasination. Then, there is the even bigger schoolyard sandbox immaturity of Donald Trump himself, who said he does not want or need Ted Cruz’ endorsement ( going so far as to say he not only does not need his endorsement and would not accept it if given, but can and will win without it. It tears me up realizing that the man that I MUST vote for is a man that is so full of himself that he truely thinks he can win by making fun of people, putting them down and then telling others that he or she is not worthy of anything but pitty. Think about it, in order to secure the Republican nomination for candidate for the highest office of service in the United States of America, he had to make fun of Ted Cruz’s wife and her looks AND spread an ubsubstantiated lie that somewhere, there is a picture of Ted Cruz’s father and Lee Harvey Oswald in the same vacinity which begs the question, what did they have in common? How undignified is it to lower yourself to do such childish, schoolyard thuggery and not expect some resentment from the man you lied about, all while calling HIM lying Ted? Who’s the liar?

But the thing that most people neglect is that Donald Trump believes that he can win the nomination without the vote of conservatives like me. If you remember just 4 years ago, Mitt Romney lost the nomination because a small number of conservatives just simply stayed home instead of voting. A mear 4 million conservatives could not bring themselves to vote for Mitt Romney so they stayed home as a form of protest to the lackluster Republican leaders. Think of it, Donald Trump must have the support of those very 4 million conservatives that he claims he does not need. Talk about egotism, the Trumpster is literally ‘full of it’, and yet he is still the better choice that the woman that has taken millions of dollars, probably tens of millions of dollars from foreign entities like Saudia Arabia and other countries that treat women as property. The same Hillary that protected her filandering husband and tried to bury the fact that he raped several women while governor and President. The same Hillary that has had many friends and aquantances that end up dead. The same Hillary that sounds like an angry chimpanzee screaming at every speech. And the same Hillary whos nickname is Killary rob ’em Clinton.

That also begs more investigation into who this man is. Donald Trump is NOT a conservative. He is not an idealog. He is not a small government person. Some of his policies will not be to shrink government. He will not be another Ronald Reagan. This November, I will vote against Hillary Clinton by voting for Donald Trump. But do not be confused, I am voting, yet again AGAINST a candidate and not FOR a candidate. But that puts Donald Trump in a position of weakness because ‘he will win without the support of conservatives’, or so he thinks.

But to an observer like me, it reminds me of elementary school sandbox bull schtick. Donald Trump vs Killary rob ’em Clinton. It is time to get on your knees and pray for Gods grace on America again.

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