I have a feeling, in this inarguably bizarre Presidential election season, that the idea of “Curiouser and Curiouser” may end up being a series. As a refresher, the term came from Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, published in 1865. It is the language that Alice uses after falling down the rabbit hole, and all of her world is turned upside down. Animals are talking to her, she is growing and shrinking, and the Hatter is Mad. She is scrambling to stay sane, and manages to learn a lot in the process.
Depending on who you talk to, either the impossible has just occurred, or the inevitable. I am referring to Donald Trump defying everyone, and winning the Republican nomination. How could this happen? Or, how could it not?
Is this just the “course of human events,” or is it a God-thing, an enemy-thing, or a combination of all three? It will take the wisdom of Solomon to answer that one, and most likely, not anytime soon.
For now, there is a list as long as my arm of Republicans who will not, under any circumstances, vote for Trump. They include radio talk show hosts, lawmakers, authors, activists, and more. My question is, will you sit it out, vote for Bernie, or for Hillary? Please know that not voting is voting, but that may be a discussion for another day.
I remember how puzzled I felt when Sarah Palin endorsed The Donald several months ago. And, that feeling increased even more when Jeff Sessions endorsed him at the end of February during Primary season. Senator Sessions had the following to say, in part, as to the reasons he made his surprise endorsement:
“This isn’t a campaign, this is a movement. Look at what’s happened. The American people are not happy with their government… There is an opportunity Tuesday — it may be the last opportunity we have — for the people’s voice to be heard… Politicians have promised for 30 years to fix illegal immigration… Donald Trump will do it.”
Over ten years ago, Jeff Sessions met Donald through the debacle that was the remodeling/renovation project that was being undertaken at the United Nations. It was a disaster. There were deadlines missed, huge cost overruns, and someone suggested that they scrap the building altogether, move to another location, and start over. This was being presented as a cost saving measure.
Enter Donald Trump. He came to Congress and offered his services free to the citizens of the United States for the purpose of getting the project back on track. Here’s what he had to say that day:
“Anyone who says renovation is more expensive than building a new one doesn’t know the business.” He then added, “It only costs a fool more.”
Jeff felt Donald was a “breath of fresh air.” However, it was Senator Session’s subsequent statement that I find the most fascinating, as it pertained to the U.N. situation in 2005. He said he felt it was “the most impressive Congressional testimony I’ve ever heard.”
Senator Sessions is a consummate litigator. He received his law degree from Alabama. He is ex-mil. He is considered one of the best Senators in the land. Could he know something we don’t know, see something we don’t see, or did everything just get curiouser and curiouser? We shall see. All I know is, it is going to be a long, hot summer, irrespective of the weather.