Politically speaking, 2015 will be remembered as the year the old rules of politics ceased to exist. Think of Donald Trump and remember back to when a sitting Senator, and ex-governor of Virginia, George Allen, lost his seat mainly due to a (as in one) racial slur directed at a dark-skinned operative of the opposing candidate. The 2006 incident went viral, later to be dubbed Allen’s “macaca” moment.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has so far defied political gravity, gaining more support from an angry GOP base with each insult hurled at anyone who dares get in his way.
2015 will also go down as the year the GOP establishment lost control of their party. The party’s handpicked candidate, Jeb Bush, has been soundly rejected by a riled up Republican mob no longer interested in business as usual. Political experience has suddenly become “the kiss of death.”
This year also marked the launch of MoronMajority.com. What began in April 2015 as a simple outlet for this writer’s frustration at the dumbing down of our great country is now a well-recognized political blog. Ranker.com currently lists MM as the 24th best online liberal blog. The site has received over 30,000 visits since its inception.
I thank all the readers and supporters of this “labor of love” and look forward to an exciting 2016. Hold on to your hats and buckle those seat belts. The ride is sure to be bumpy, with many twists and turns, as we head towards election day 2016!
One final thought, and request. If you are an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders and have vowed not to vote for Hillary Clinton if she indeed becomes the Democratic nominee, please think twice. I know, no one wants to vote for the lesser of two evils, but we as a country cannot afford a Republican in the White House… especially one who will, no doubt, appoint one or two new Supreme Court Justices!
Happy New Year to all! May the coming year be filled with love, happiness, good health and a Democratic landslide across the board!
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