Ron sez so much better than I some of the stuff that I have been thinking lately.
We do not E-lect presidents any more; what happens is that our media SE-lect one for us. Our system has devolved from a democratically appointed CEO of a republic into an entrenched DU-opoly in which two detached, self-absorbed, greedy, power-addicted parties have a MON-opoly on all power which is centered in a trained robot as carefully groomed and completely paid for as an NFL quarterback, exactly what many of the founding fathers warned us about.
Want proof of that devolution? Just think for a moment about two things:
First, if Hillary is so far ahead in the race that her winning is a foregone conclusion, why are the alphabet-network mainstream media still running anti-Trump propaganda interference for her? If it’s going to be a landslide in her favor, why are they still gang-mugging her opponent while she remains incommunicado except for late-nite gag-show appearances and carefully scripted speeches?
Second, when a maverick comes along who actually says what us flyover hayseeds have been thinking for years ourselves and exhibits no intention whatever of playing by the mouldy but cherished rules of PC and politics as usual, both sides gang up on him as if he’d been seen strangling puppies and reading Mein Kampf.
To paraphrase P.J. O’Rourke, leftistas tell voters that more government will make everybody smarter, taller, healthier, and happier with free everything to go around if we could just take all the money from rich white people and redistribute it. Then they blame their failure on the stuck-in-the-mud previous administration once they get into office and fail to balance the budget. Meanwhile, conservatives claim that government is already too big, too corrupt, too incompetent to accomplish anything and then once elected work passionately to prove it conclusively.
I voted for George Wallace back in ’68 and ’72 as a rejection of both Humphrey and Nixon. He’d have been a complete disaster as PotUS, but he said some very pithy things along the way: “In terms of legislative and executive effectiveness, there ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans” and “If some thug comes up and hits you on the head with a lead pipe in an alley and takes your money, he’ll be out of jail before you’re out of the hospital.”
Entrenched party politicians don’t LIKE it when somebody tells the truth on ‘em, so his campaign didn’t succeed, and since he refused to go away, he got shot. Well, I agree with those two statements of his: BOTH parties are equally guilty of government gridlock, grinding poverty, and growing debt, just for differing reasons.
I’ve been around for ¾ of a century now, lived in more than half a dozen states and actually set foot for one reason or another in every single one of the 50. Got a good high-school education, completed a military career of more than 20 years, visited 7 countries in Southeast Asia and 3 in the Mediterranean, stayed married to one woman for over 50 years and helped her raise 4 kids, picked up a couple of degrees, read a whole LOT of books, and taught college for over 15 years . . . . . and I just don’t get it.
I just don’t get why people voted for a completely unqualified, inexperienced, non-American rookie senator – TWICE – just because they thought it would be “cool,” and now are eager to have a covetous, duplicitous, spectacular failure replace him just because she happens to be female. Only two logical reasons come to mind: profound ignorance or belief that something’s in it for them individually.
It’s all just mind boggling that a guy like Trump can come along offering to sweep out the PC debris along with the painfully obvious pay-for-play deadwood in D.C.; blow away all the good ol’ boy Bushes and Kasichs and Santorums and even the fresh faces such as Walker and Rubio, not to mention the tokens Fiorina and Carson; and say over and over what a strong majority of average Americans are thinking, but the caviar and champagne crowd of the GOP treat him like a Nazi concentration camp guard and want to eject him from their elegant and time-polished ivory tower as if he were a leper.
Every four years since the 1980s the GOP has insisted that we pinch our nostrils and vote for the latest sock puppet they’ve found who’s stupid enough to want the job. Now, when a guy comes along who wouldn’t be intimidated by special-interest groups but would back up most of the conservative ideas they say they propose, they turn THEIR noses up in the air as if he’s tracking in barnyard droppings on their plush Persian carpet.
And when the Left sends out a politically correct attack dog such as Khizr Kahn to verbally assault him from behind the dead son whose body he’s using as a human shield, it’s not only the Democrats and their lapdog press who repeat skewer Trump with his badly chosen riposte but a horde of Republicans who condemn him as a racist and support the Muslim hired gun.
Somethin strange about that Khan thing, too, in that he becomes a celeb on all the alphabet network talk shows to represent the “Gold Star” families, but those on the right who lost sons get about as much press as a 4” bluegill caught accidentally in a bait bucket during a largemouth bass fishing tournament.
Go ‘head, tell ME the MSM isn’t biased in favor of a vicious female who’s accomplished absolutely nothing in her entire life except to intimidate people with her husband’s political clout and bring destruction to everyplace she visited in an official capacity in Soetoro’s thugocracy.
I just don’t get it. Think I’m gonna go have a li’l drink of blended whiskey and eat summadis tasty-lookin stuff The Regg is cookin for her cronies at the NavEx.
Actually Ron, I get it. The gummint run socialist indoctrination centers know as public schools have so dumbed down the citizenry of this country that they will vote for people like Obungler and Crooked Cankles. The GOPe is no longer Republican. It has now morphed into Dimocrat lite or maybe I should say the GOPe is Republicrat or Dimocan. They expected us to vote for two Dimocrats like McRINO and Mittens Romneycare but when we selected the person we rubes in flyover country wanted they are now doing every thing in their power to sabotage his candidacy and throw the election to Thunder Rodent Thighs. If Trump does lose as a result, four years from now, they’ll be back with another McRINO or Mittens Romsycare and demand that we vote for him because he’s not as far left as the Dimocrat. By then it will be too late. The Supreme Court will be lost for a generation and Crooked Cankles will have created so many new Dimocrat voters via amnesty that the GOP will never win another presidential election. Hopefully, a new party, the American Party, will have risen from the ashes.