Forget Being the Party of Stupid, Republicans Are a Disgrace and an Embarrassment to this Country

As I sat there watching yet another Republican presidential debate, it didn’t take more than a couple of minutes before I was already ashamed at what I was seeing. Because in those first few minutes, the whole world witnessed a leading presidential candidate from a major political party in the United States of America brag about the size of his “manhood.”

What prompted that comment was this same candidate bragging about how many compliments he gets on his hands. Of course, that was in response to another candidate mocking him for apparently having small hands. Though the small hands comment from the second candidate was actually in response to the candidate who bragged about the size of his “manhood” mocking that particular candidate for having big ears.

Meanwhile, both candidates have traded barbs over each other’s sweating habits.

Oh, and then there was a third candidate who kept mockingly telling the “manhood” candidate to “count to 10” whenever they got into it. Basically how someone might talk to an out-of-control child.

Of course I’m talking about a few of the recent asinine exchanges between Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. You know, the three leading GOP candidates for president.

I’m not a Republican so, technically, these people don’t represent me. But I am an American – which means they kind of do. Whether I like it or not, people all over the world view the Republican party as a representative of the United States. So, when three idiots stand on a debate stage and act like low-IQ buffoons with the maturity level of an immature 14-year-old aiming for the title of class clown… I am ashamed that this great nation is partially being represented by these nitwits.

Forget being the party of stupid. We’re way past that now. The “party of stupid” would actually be a step up for the GOP at this point.

The Republican party has become an outright disgrace and embarrassment to this country.

When you reach a point in your presidential campaign where your leading candidates are exchanging petty personal attacks about each other’s looks, talking to each other in condescending ways like you would an enraged child, while your overall leading candidate makes references to his “manhood” during a live televised debate – while that’s technically not the lowest point your party could probably reach, it’s pretty damn close.

If candidates want to spout off negative attacks against their primary opponents – fine. That’s nothing we haven’t seen before. But there are ways to negatively attack someone without coming off like you’re a group of a 13-year-olds trying to bully one another in a high school locker room.

While I have plenty to say about the current state of the Republican party, I’m also a bit speechless. Undoubtedly I’m enjoying watching the Republican party completely implode before my own eyes. But at the same time, these people are making this country – my country – look like a bunch of knuckle-dragging simpletons. Like cavemen pounding their chest, pointing and grunting at one another because mentally they’re not advanced enough for actual evolved, adult dialogue. Though I hesitate to make that last comparison because I don’t want to insult cavemen.

And I’m not even getting into Ted Cruz openly embracing anti-Semitic pastors, the fact Donald Trump blatantly refused to instantly condemn David Duke and white supremacists, or Marco Rubio acting like he’s the leading Republican presidential candidate despite the fact that he’s currently 1-14 in the primary and closer in delegates to John Kasich and Ben Carson than he is Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

If Democrats find a way to screw up this November (and I’m begging everyone on the left, please don’t let that happen), this country is doomed. If we end up with one of these embarrassing clowns as our president for the next four years, I really don’t know if we’ll ever be able to recover. And even if we are able to, it’s going to take us decades and at least a couple of extremely talented presidents to get it done.

A President Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio would make the Bush presidency seem like a dream compared to the unimaginable nightmare they would inflict upon the United States.

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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