I remember some activists in NYC in my college days. There was a sign in their office that read, ‘If Voting Ever Really Changed Anything It Would Be Illegal.’
Perhaps 2016 is the year when we see that the people’s choice for the nominations of the Democratic and Republican Parties become illegal. Well, maybe not in the sense of a law being passed to make voting illegal. But rather, in the sense of the people have honestly spoken, and the Washington insider power brokers need to save the people from themselves while preserving their own elite status.
This is the year of the outsider candidates, namely Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders.
Just for the record, I’m a Libertarian. Therefore, I’m always stuck choosing between the lesser of two evils.
On the Democratic side
Option A: Hillary Clinton gets the most delegates and doesn’t really need the help of the Super Delegates. Of course if this is how things turn out, I’ll forever substitute the word Democrat with Dumbocrat.
Option B: Bernie Sanders gets the most delegates from the primaries and caucuses, but at the last second the super delegates decide that Hillary is the candidate anyway. Sorry little plebeians, we’ll decide for you.
Option C: The F.B.I. investigations of emails and the Clinton Foundation prevent Hillary’s nomination, which leaves the delegates open to drop someone in at the convention, like Joe Biden or John Kerry, robbing Bernie Sanders and all of the voters in those primary races. Sorry little plebeians, we’ll decide for you.
And on the Republican side
Option A: If either Trump or Cruz receives enough delegates to be the official nominee, then conservative establishment forces are going to raise funds to back an independent conservative. Sorry little plebeians, we’re gonna stop you in your tracks.
Option B: If neither candidate gets enough delegates, and there’s a brokered convention, then a mainstream centrist will be named like Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan. Sorry little plebeians, we’ve decided for you.
Yes, I know there are rules and regulations on the books concerning a brokered convention. But just remember, the Republican hierarchy can change those rules at any given second.
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I saw Mitt Romney interviewed this week. He firmly stated that he is not running for President and doesn’t see any way that he could. However, he also said, how can anyone drafted by their country refuse to serve? Doesn’t that sound like he was leaving the door open?
Let’s Face An Uncomfortable Fact
There is no difference between a Democratic or Republican centrist. Therefore, the entrenched establishment doesn’t really care about which party controls the oval office, as long as they get to control the candidate.
Let 2016 be remembered as the year that the American Electorate took a page from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and said to Washington D.C., “And now for something completely different.” Then the Washington Elitists retorted with, “Oh yeah, we’ll just see about that.”
Who will you support?
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