By: Susan Bea Good
“Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” (Ronald Reagan)
Tonight’s two debates started out early with second tier Republican candidates for the 2016 Presidential nomination sparing over the issues, and ended with the top eleven finishing the fight, for now.
Donald Trump committed and received the majority of the Reagan command-violations tonight:
“Let’s stop treating Donald Trump like a conservative…he’s a narcissist and an ego-maniac” (Jindal)
“Rand Paul shouldn’t even be on this stage!” (Trump)
“There’s a sophomoric quality that’s entertaining about Mr. Trump.” (Paul)
“I never attack him (Rand Paul) on his looks, although there’s a lot of material there.” (Trump)
“Carly is (a failed CEO).” (Trump)
“Walker is (a failed governor of Wisconsin).” (Trump)
“Pataki is a failed governor of New York.” (Trump)
“(George Bush) gave us Barak Obama!” (Trump)
“I’m sick of hearing Senator Cruz…” (Graham)
“…Jeb Bush smoked (marijuana) forty years ago.” (Fiorina)
“Donald Trump is unfit…not going to be the nominee!” (Pataki)
“(Trump) gets his foreign policy by watching television” (Graham)
In my judgment tonight’s debates reinforced more than a dozen strong potential Republican candidates for President in 2016. These candidates self-described as defenders of the Constitution, dedicated to families, hopeful, restorative, unifying, concerned for the future of our country, worth billions and billions of dollars, ready leaders, and willing to take on the status quo. Any of these would be better than what we’ve had for the past seven years!
One thing on which all of tonight’s candidates agreed was their love for America… demonstrated as they placed hand to heart in respect for our flag during a performance of the Star Spangled Banner. I assure you that this will not be seen at upcoming Democrat debates!
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…” (Hebrews 10:24/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a apart of it. Adonai Eloheinu!