Right now I’m witnessing the implosion of not one, but two major political parties. Last night, at the Republican debate, I’ve heard the first presidential candidate make allusions to the size of his penis. Seriously! Here’s the video of that claim.

And that’s not all. This link has a litany of the most insane moments that happened during last night’s debate. This isn’t some radical political extremist party here. This is the GOP. This is the Republican Party, the same party who once included people like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

What kind of candidate would talk about his penis size during a presidential debate like that? That’s the kind of talk that would be more appropriate for some contest for The Biggest Penis in America that’s sponsored by a pornographic filmmaking company than President of the United States of America. That’s just about as bad as the times that Donald Trump has spoken about his daughter, Ivanka, in such a way that had inspired The Daily Show to come out with two segments titled Don’t Forget: Donald Trump Wants to Bang His Daughter and Again, Don’t Forget: Donald Trump Wants to Bang His Daughter. The more I hear Donald Trump spew the latest outrageous quote, the more I’m starting to believe those rumors that Donald Trump is only running in an effort to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.

It wouldn’t be the first time that someone ran a fake campaign. I remember when the late comedian Pat Paulsen ran for president a few times but he made it clear that he was doing it as satire and not trying to throw the election to favor one candidate. I also don’t remember ever hearing him talk about his penis size either.

If Donald Trump is running a fake campaign, then I have one more reason why I will vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary next month and, if he fails to get the nomination, vote for Jill Stein on the Green Party ticket in the general election. And I’m not the only one who feels that way either. The bottom line is that Hillary Clinton has too many issues for me to ever consider voting for her. Ditto for the Republican candidates (with the possible exception of John Kasich).

As for the Democratic Party, that party has its own problems—starting with DNC head Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who has been doing everything possible to ensure that her friend Hillary Clinton gets the nomination including scheduling fewer debates at odd times (like the one that was scheduled for the week before Christmas). Recently she has also started standing on the side of payday lenders, whose predatory lending habits have harmed many Americans. It’s no wonder her primary Democratic opponent for Congress, Tim Canova, is starting to gain steam in his effort to defeat her.

All the crap that’s going on with both major parties is now making me wistful for the 1970’s when the debates actually included discussions on policy and the participants acted dignified and would never have even considered talking about their manhood.

I’m just going to end this post with vintage footage of the late Pat Paulsen running one of his fake campaigns in the late 1960’s. Here he is with Robert F. Kennedy.

Here’s the original special that ran on TV under the name Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Special: Pat Paulsen for President.

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