“As yourselves your empires fall,
And every kingdom hath a grave.”
― William Habington
September 26th, 2016 will be remembered as the date of the worst political debate in American history; and as the night tens of millions of Americans questioned the validity of Democracy. At no point during the course of this debate did either of these candidates “come close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.” The entire country has now graduated to a level of absurdity and degradation the likes of which it’s never experienced before. I fumble for words capable of describing how embarrassed I feel, and how horrified I am for these two candidates and the great nation they seek to lead. People in other countries may have seen this debate. If they haven’t, they will.
Secretary Clinton’s well prepared political propaganda was so thinly veiled that a twelve year old should have been able to unravel it. Donald Trump, however, struggled to form sentences that included both subjects and predicates. I have no idea if his retorts to her mind-numbing homilies were true or false, in English or brilliantly obscured in code. For a candidate who promised America that he had the best words, this evening Donald Trump failed to string those magnificent particles of speech into complete sentences.
How did we get here?
What the hell happened?
While I will vote for Donald Trump in order to stop Hillary Clinton, I am half ashamed that I am forced to do so. What frightens me more is that the American People, tuning in for the first time in four years, oblivious to the dangers which threaten their liberty, prosperity and future, might think that something they heard tonight may have made sense.
Convention folks – tonight was your argument. The next time someone tells you that primaries are superior to conventions – just link them to the youtube account of this debate and ask, “really?”
Democrats. Republicans. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.
Libertarians – you couldn’t field a better candidate than these two? You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Green Party people – well, that’s too easy. You already are ashamed of yourselves.
To Republicans all across the great Commonwealth of Virginia, I beg you, please get out and vote for your Congressman or woman. To Republicans in the other 49 States, please vote for your Congressmen and Senators. We will need a strong Republican Congress for the next four years. This is the most important election, in my life time, for ensuring Republicans (any Republicans) maintain control of the United States Congress.
Tonight was an unmitigated disaster. I know we’re supposed to “Rah Rah” and cheer our nominee on; but how can we cheer what we witnessed this evening? How can we take what took place tonight and explain to others why the Republican Party is relevant in 2016. My advice is to get out there and volunteer for your local, state, and federal Republican representatives, to ensure that this country retains relatively conservative legislatures capable of dealing with the uncertain future before us.
Donald Trump – please tell me that this wasn’t the best you could do. Please tell me there is hope that in the next debate… my God… there’s going to be two more of these.