I think it’s a little humorous bordering on slapstick that a candidate seeking the nomination of his party for the presidency could generate enough signatures on a petition for his arrest to oblige a White House response.
This kind of casts Trump in the same light as the “Bieb” who was the subject of a deportation petition.
Humorous, but also embarrassing for Trump and I would think the RNC, if not for the nation in the global view.
Maybe it all has something to do with those “planetary alignments” people go on about at times – petitions for arrest on the one hand and federal investigations into servers and emails on the other.
Then too maybe it’s about that bad moon rising CCR sang about, sort of a portent of political earthquakes and lightning.
By this time next year the revenue generated for the media by the campaign and their “experts” may have subsided somewhat, though I’m sure they find a creative way to take up the slack and the nation will either be in the soup or in the conservative contested throes of meaningful change.
Trump is a construct of both the media and the Republican party – without the media’s addiction Trump would have been relegated to speaking in public parks dodging the “donations” made by pigeons – an appropriate venue and set of circumstances.
Establishment Republicans are beside themselves now in an effort to create distance, a sort of no fly zone between them and Trump.
Good luck with that as it’s driven them squarely into the Cheshire Cat arms of Ted Cruz, and the resulting gutter dwelling fur flying battle between Trump and Cruz over territory is replete with the characteristic hissing and clawing.
I suppose that may provide a modicum of entertainment value at least for the global community who surely must be rolling on the floor by now but it doesn’t serve the nation in any constructive manner.
The sound and fury will pass in time, disgruntled rejected candidates will grouse and grumble, probably fatten their bank accounts with speaking engagements, books, and in Trump’s case a flurry of law suits in the midst of the now familiar tantrums.
If Hillary isn’t crowned the queen she believes herself to be she’ll go on about right wing conspiracies, lies, and sexism as she always has and then cash in with more speaking engagements where she and her corporate cronies can commiserate over lost opportunities.
This is a nation that has survived internal strife, depressions, recessions, corrupt politicians, Manifest Destiny, human rights violations, and every other misery known to man.
I suspect it is capable of surviving the candidates who have tumbled out of the clown car as well.
But surviving and benefitting are entirely different and that is what will define the 2016 election.
In previous blogs I’ve offered the opinion that Bernie Sanders may well be this countries last hope, in as diverse and opinionated a population as the one that exists in a country this size I’d be foolish to expect everyone to believe as I do – even so it is a simple thing for people to do the actual math and arrive at a reasoned and logical conclusion.
If that is the way of it then the change and equity so often discussed can become a reality.
Either way voters will have earned the leaders they deserve by casting their ballot, good, bad, or indifferent.