We are doomed. People that know me have been hearing me say that for years. The only thing I’ve been wrong about (take note ’cause that never happens) is how long it’s taking. I absolutely hated showing up at the polling place in 2008, tumbleweeds blowing through the parking lot, and holding my nose while I pulled the lever for the “McShame” aka: John McCain. And then once again I guarded my olfactory against the smell of failure in 2012 and punched the chit for the “Milquetoast Mormon” also known as Mitt Romney. I didn’t like either one of these buffoons, but compared to the unknown nightmare that was Obama in 2008, then the known nightmare that was Obama in 2012, I felt I had to at least try to elect the “lesser of two evils”. What I have now decided is……no, Obama voters, I don’t accept your apology for voting in the biggest threat to America not once, but twice. And if you’re one of those that isn’t apologizing, and proudly drives around with your “Hope and Change – Obama/Biden” sticker still on your Prius, you are an ignorant menace or a racialist, and I don’t care about you. In fact, I’ve already decided you can’t be helped, only defeated. The real problem is for the first time I actually think there are way more of you than there are normal people.
Part of my current thinking is due to the Republican debates and the handling of them by two supposedly different cable “news” outlets. Maybe I’ll get to that later, or not……..my writing style is more stream-of-conscience than pre-planned, and I’ve beat my head against the wall enough ( for now ) regarding the state of affairs within the GOP. Because for all the hand wringing and deviousness of Karl Rove/Bill Krystal/Charles Krauthammer, I’ve noticed one thing that is absolutely lacking……and when pointed out it is also absolutely inexcusable. Where is the criticism of Barack Obama’s horrible abuses of power as President? Or all the awful, illegal, and blatantly tribalist executive orders out of the White House? Where is the criticism of the ridiculous Bernie Sanders or the obviously corrupt Hillary Clinton? Why are a bazillion republican candidates trying to take out Trump/Cruz/Carson? And no, I don’t include Carly Fiorina in that sentence because no matter what you think she is a tool of the Establishment masquerading as an outsider. Do you really think Fox News would champion the cause of an outsider? No…….according to the GOP and it’s media minions the only thing that would make her an even better candidate would be a latina last name. Carly Fiorina-Fernandez maybe.
Back to the point. Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly the most devious, corrupt, politician currently running for high office. In fact, her defenders excuse her behavior in every way imaginable. From blaming good ole’ Bill to pinning it on the “it’s so hard to be a woman in politics” card, Hillary supporters think, in her case, the ends justify the means. The next question they should be asking themselves is, “what are the ends?”. The final straw should have been releasing a video “about the need for women to stand up to their sexual assaulters” while at the same time ignoring that “Bill Clinton became iconic of just the sort of multifaceted sexual assaults – and of male denials and conspiratorial female efforts to demonize the victim – about which Ms. Clinton now shakes her finger.” (1)
So, if we’re honest, left and right can agree that Hillary Clinton is at best a serial liar, and at worst an evil, Machiavellian, figure who plots the downfall of the world. Enter Bernie Sanders. He’s the typical White Old Fart From The Sixties that should inspire laughter from even the youthful progressives, yet because people are so enamored with his promises of yet even more free stuff they rally and support his cause. I read somewhere that his promises would total 18 trillion more in debt ( I can’t remember where I saw it to quote it, but this is all my opinion so it’s your job to prove me wrong ) that we cannot afford. In my humble opinion I think if you advocate Sander’s as Chief Executive then you are not only completely ignorant…. you are also a moron. And yeah, you’d have to prove me wrong on that one too.
The issue is not the recent “resignation” of John Boehner, which is bullsqueeze considering that he will still be working hard to implement Obama’s agenda for the next 30 days. If you resign then leave……..only in our government are you fired and then get to stay on wreaking havoc for another month. Besides, this is all a shell game to appease the base. Now Mitch McConnell can talk about how much the republicans have responded to their voters. Never mind that Boehner will now make millions lobbying the very people he used to work with.
Bottom line: If this ridiculous “process” that is the dozen or so republican debates continues, I will most likely be sitting it out in the next election. I’m done propping up the failed 2 party sham that has been perpetrated on the public. I’ll also turn the news back on when they decide to ask Shrillary Clinton about the multiple criminal enterprises she has been the head of…….or decide to ask Bernie Sanders how another 60’s hippie idiot will change the very system they represent, while giving away tax dollars like Obama gives away ground to ISIS.
(1) Victor Davis Hanson