With just days before the May 12th deadline to re-certify the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump announced to the world that the United States would withdraw from the deal altogether. If Trump’s goal was to make the U.S. and its allies less safe, potentially destabilize the Middle East and ignite a nuclear arms race; go ahead and find an aircraft carrier to hang that “Mission Accomplished” banner now!
My beautiful home state of Iowa has an incredible history of supporting and paving the way for equality. Iowa was third to recognize interracial marriage, home to the first state university to offer degrees to men and women equally, second state to prohibit segregated schools, first state to elect a woman (Julia C. Addington) to public office, first state to have a female attorney (Arabella Mansfield), site of the oldest mosque in the United States (Cedar Rapids, holla!), third state to legalize same-sex marriage and home to the nation’s first state university LGBT organization (Iowa City, holla!).
And Donald Trump, whom the New York Times recently described as “the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history,” is currently projected to win it in November.
“The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president,” President Obama told the press during a White House news conference last week. “He keeps on proving it.”
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to attack a Gold Star family, insinuated the general election may be rigged, advised Americans against keeping their 401(k) funds in the stock market and the solution he gave to victims of workplace sexual harassment was “find another career.”
This was only Tuesday.
Last week’s GOP debate had the same runtime as the second Lord of the Rings film. Like The Two Towers, Carly Fiorina not only took the battle to Helm’s Deep and wounded an Orc, she won the night.
During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Senator Ted Cruz discussed his stance on the world’s changing climate:
“My view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science, and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.”
“We’re going to do the right things for the veterans of America,” GOP Senator Jeff Sessions stated after voting against a bill enhancing benefits for 22 million veterans and their families. I can only imagine coal is a requested gift in the Sessions household at Christmas.
If you are participating in not only your final debate of a general election but the final debate of your career, you want to go out on top. President Barack Obama did just that.