Anthrax Scott Ian: Current Presidential Candidates Are Idiots

February 27, 2016

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently did an interview with Radio.com and shared his opinion of the 2016 presidential election, saying “it’s pretty crazy” that one of the current Republican candidates “has the opportunity” to be voted into the Oval Office.

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“I don’t have a candidate,” Ian said, “I don’t subscribe to any political party. I think they’re all full of crap. I think all politics is bullshit. I don’t subscribe to any of it. As a complete outsider, this is the worst, craziest circus I’ve ever seen in my life, and I thought it was bad last time.”

He continued: “It’s weird; I just had this conversation with someone the other day. People thought George W. Bush was… Whatever you wanna say about the guy… People thought, oh, maybe he wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed or this or that. The guy looks like Albert Einstein compared to what’s happening now. It’s pretty crazy that one of those idiots has the opportunity to run for president. Is that really the best the Republican party can do?”

Ian said in a previous interview that he found it hard to believe that Donald Trump is running to be the next US President. Ian told Stay Tuned Interviews: “I look at it this way: if Donald Trump was to become president, then America would actually get what it deserves. It truly would. The only thing I can say positive about that fucking circus is he really is showing what a circus it is. He’s really showing how full of shit the whole process really is.”

According to Ian, Trump’s chances of actually being elected president are slim. He said: “I don’t think he will win. I don’t even think he’ll become the Republican candidate, because I think the Republicans are having a very hard time with him; they hate him too. And he’s really making a mockery of the whole system, which I really enjoy. And I think it would be great if, at the end of this whole thing, he actually came out and said, ‘You see, this was my whole point: to show everybody how stupid this whole system really is.’ Because America does need… This whole party system is… it’s fucking done. The Republicans are in the pocket of the hardcore right wing, Christian right, and that’s it. Every soundbite by a Republican is just something that the Christian right wants to hear, and you can’t win on that. But they also can’t run unless they do that. There needs to be a third party now that has, let’s say, more centrist values, or what the Republicans used to be — the moderate Republicans from the ’70s and ’80s — which actually made sense.”

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He continued: “The whole thing is insane, and I can’t say I’m worried, because it’s… Really, no matter who wins, nothing’s gonna change anyway — whether it’s Hillary Clinton or it’s…I don’t even know who the best candidate is for the Republicans; they’re a bunch of fucking monkeys, as far as I’m concerned.”

Anthrax released their new album, “For All Kings”, on Feb 26.

 

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