Party Systems & the GOP in 2015

I’ve been thinking about American political parties some today after hearing about a report from the Washington Post that saying the RNC/GOP may be making plans for how to nominate someone other than Trump if he’s in the lead going into the convention.

And? Okay. I understand that, because: Trump. But, on the other hand, if he’s who Republicans across the States vote to nominate, he should be the nominee, because if not? What’s the point? (But don’t even get me started on what so many Americans apparently support because YIKES.)

For once I guess I don’t have to feel too awkward about agreeing with Ben Carson about something:

“I am prepared to lose fair and square, as I am sure is Donald,” Carson said. “But I will not sit by and watch a theft. I intend on being the nominee. If I am not, the winner will have my support. If the winner isn’t our nominee, then we have a massive problem.”

Read more on Politico.

Also watch the video above if you’re a big ol’ nerd who likes fast facts about the history of political parties in the US. We haven’t always been stuck on just these two (or any at all), and maybe that’ll be the case again sometime soon…ish.


Donald “Go Back to Univision” Trump

Trump missed the memo on how national elections are going to be won now. It’s not going to be without the Hispanic vote (or without women, for that matter — so he’s got another problem: A recent CBS News poll of registered voters shows that 62% of women have an unfavorable view of Trump.)

So this seems pretty stupid:

Donald Trump attacked the most important journalist on Spanish-speaking television in a face-off on Tuesday in Iowa, telling anchor Jorge Ramos to “go back to Univision.”

When called out on his plan to deport a whole lot of people (including those born in the U.S. to foreign parents, meaning U.S. CITIZENS BY BIRTH):

Trump defended his plan to Ramos, saying “We’re going to do it in a very humane fashion,” said Trump. “I have a bigger heart than you do.”

He said he doesn’t even know who Ramos is, but somehow he knows his heart is bigger? His comments about how great of a person he is remind me of when that person you know who is always the most dramatic and ridiculous is always the one to say they “don’t like drama”… OH OKAY.

Read the rest at Time: Donald Trump and Univision’s Jorge Ramos Spar on Immigration



Modern Day Hamilton & Burr

If only Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr had social media to fight their battle, maybe they wouldn’t have had to duel.


Also ♥️:


Future Debates.

I’m a huge nerd for politics (and even went to university for it), so of course I watched the GOP Debate on Fox News tonight. That sure was a lot of dudes on one stage. There’s so, so much to say about it, but everything’s been said on Twitter already. See: #GOPDebate.

Also, this:



Bernie Sanders!

Bernie Sanders filled a stadium with 10,000+ people tonight in Madison, Wisconsin, while another 8,000+ watched the livestream. His speech was honest, blunt, and what a lot of people need to hear. So: considerbernie.com!

Think the media will pay him the appropriate attention now?