10 Questions Progressives Should Ask Conservatives About Their Pathetic Candidates

republican-presidential-debateWhile I’m not a Republican, I’m someone who can at least look at my opposition and give respect when respect is due. I can disagree with someone on just about everything but still recognize whether or not they’re a solid candidate. That being said, these last two presidential election cycles, Republicans have held presidential circuses, not primaries. While 2016 has been ridiculous thus far, it still hasn’t topped the absurdity we witnessed in 2012 – but I have confidence it will before all is said and done.


So, being that we’ve already seen two fairly well-known Republicans drop out of the race (Rick Perry and Scott Walker), I thought I’d list 10 questions liberals should ask Republicans concerning the absolutely awful nature of their presidential candidates.

1. Isn’t it a sign as to how fragmented your party has become when you had seventeen candidates vying for your party’s nomination? Three or four candidates means you have solid contenders; seventeen means you really don’t have anyone.

2. Can you please provide the details as to how Donald Trump would rid the country of all of our illegal immigrants and inner city gangs within 24 months, or for that matter accomplish anything he’s promising to do if elected? Please, be specific.

3. Without the help of the Internet, can you even name all of the remaining candidates?

4. The job of our Supreme Court, as defined by our Constitution and written by our Founding Fathers, is to interpret the laws of our land. That being said, should candidates like Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz – two men who clearly don’t understand how our Constitution works – be disqualified from running?

5. Don’t you find it odd that most of your candidates almost never talk about the policies that they support, instead spending most of their time talking about how terrible other people are?

6. Do you realize that the only reason why Jeb Bush was recruited by the RNC to run is because they realized how awful all of the other candidates were going to be?


7. If Carly Fiorina was actually successful while CEO of HP, as she claims, then why hasn’t she been hired as CEO of another company following her firing from the tech giant? Is it common for very successful CEOs to go unemployed for a decade?

8. No one doubts that Ben Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon, but that relates to medicine – not government. Can you name a single thing that qualifies him for the office of the presidency, especially knowing how utterly absurd and flat-out unconstitutional some of his views have been?

9. Doesn’t it say something to you about the state of your party when nearly all of these other GOP candidates are attacking Donald Trump for simply telling conservative voters what they want to hear? After all, he wouldn’t be the current GOP frontrunner if he wasn’t saying things that Republican voters agree with, correct?

10. Do you understand that almost everything Carly Fiorina so passionately said about Planned Parenthood at the last debate was a flat-out lie?

Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Christopher

    The problem with asking questions to conservatives is that they either dismiss the questions, or simply answer with a question themselves.