A vigil was held Saturday night for an MIT police officer authorities say was killed by the alleged Boston Marathon bombers.
Buck B: I think the Republican party was already taken over about a decade ago with the tea party and their extreme ideals. Before that, the Republican party wasn't quite as nuts or intolerant as it is now. Aside from some wacky policies, Trump's demeanor toward social issues actually aligns more toward classic Republicans than the modern Republicans. Will McAvoy from "The Newsroom" summarizes this up. When Republican anchorman Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, was asked why he considered himself a Republican when he regularly attacked the tea party on air was this: "I call myself a Republican because I am one. I believe in market solutions and I believe in common sense realities and necessity to defend itself against a dangerous world. The problem is now I have to be homophobic. I have to count the number of times people go to church. I have to deny facts and think scientific research is a long con. I have to think poor people are getting a sweet ride. And I have to have such a stunning inferiority complex that I fear education and intellect in the 21st Century. Most of all, the biggest new requirement – the only requirement – is that I have to hate Democrats.” Such is the difference between what the republican party USED to be, and what the republican party has become. Frankly, I'm disgusted with what it has become, and it's clear from the voters, that they are too. Unfortunately, the savior of the party comes in the form of an orange tiny-handed carnival barker with a chinchilla on his head, so I can't say that there's much hope. But hey...it was a good try.