This will be the first election I am eligible to vote in and this is the first time I have sat down to think about the issues I have with the direction of the government and other associated items. While there are plenty of different issues, here are the ones that stuck out to me as a millennial voter. But now as a concerned American, is the government paying attention to my issues? To my vote?
With portmanteaus being the order of the day, we might call this phenomenon "Moribush" to bring it into sharper focus. This doesn't by any means suggest that more of Bush would inherently be a good thing, but for those (both inside the GOP and outside of it) who have had their fill of Trump by now, it may seem palatable.
This week saw another brazen attack on America. The target: our values. The perpetrator: Donald Trump, who called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Along with being an assault on our bedrock beliefs, this is also a test of the media, which, after allowing Trump's ugly views to gain legitimacy, have finally begun to call him out. Perhaps it's time to resurrect the idea of the Homeric epithet, adding an obligatory descriptor to each mention of a name. Those of us raised on Greek myths can't think of Athena without our minds autocompleting with "owl-eyed." Let's make sure that no one can think of Trump without their brain autocompleting with "mendacious racist" (Ben Smith's suggestion) or "sexist" or "serial liar" or "birther and bully" -- or get your Homer on and suggest your own in the comments section below.