• Wanted: A Candidate for President We Can Vote For, Not Against

    August 24, 2015

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    Election 2016


    There is still time. Would a leader please stand up, someone people of good conscience can vote for? I am tired of voting defensively — better vote for Candidate A, or you’ll be stuck with B.


    I get Bernie Sanders, and personally support most/all of his positions. But electoral history is pretty clear what happens to outlier and third party candidates. And at this point supporting someone with good ideas, but who lacks his party’s support, lacks the funds sadly needed to run a national campaign and is unlikely to capture undecided and Middle America votes, well, that’s certainly a feel-good-about-myself symbolic gesture, but I don’t really feel good about things right now.


    Oh, Hillary. Can anyone be more of a worse enemy to you than you? Did you think no one would ever find out about your email mess, or did you think no one would care? Are you that cynical about America? About hiring Huma to work at State when she was already working for at least one private company and your Foundation? About all the money, known and still unknown, pouring through the Clinton foundation? The foreign influence buying via those juicy speech payments for you and Bill? That you could just let actual questions about Benghazi, Libya and your leadership (oh, they are not all partisan, spare me, read this list) hang indefinitely?

    Really America, do we want four, or eight, years of this? Because we will get it. Because the Clinton’s won’t stop doing actual bad things, and their opponents won’t stop looking for them, real or made up. Partisan attacks are nothing new in politics, dating back to the Greeks, but can anyone find examples as egregious as the Clinton history? She didn’t need a private server. She didn’t need the Foundation as it is run. She wanted them, and the fall out is nearly entirely self-inflicted. No one could criticize you for them, Hillary, if you hadn’t done them.


    Which leaves us to the several hundred Republican candidates. The current front runner is Donald Trump. Trump? The self-caricature guy from the reality TV shows? The guy who talks about women like it’s 1957? The guy who tosses out “ideas” like a Maginot Line along the Mexican border, or self-declaring parts of the Bill of Rights (i.e., 14th Amendment) unconstitutional? This is the person we want heading off to foreign countries representing us?

    The rest? A handful of odd ball fundamentalists who prey on people’s fears of race? Who think the most critical issues facing our nation have something to do with stopping same-sex marriage, stopping abortion and guns? Who as a group think health care is a luxury item?


    So, someone, please, save us from ourselves. None of the current candidates have deep support. The Democratic party in particular aches for someone who can represent a positive vision, instead of simply threatening “vote for me or it’s Trump and the nutters.”

    Anyone?

    Or this?






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  • Recent Comments

    • starknakedtruth said...

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      I simply can’t believe it’s going to come down to either another Clinton or another Bush in 2016….

      08/24/15 9:00 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

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      Peter, you forgot to mark this blog article as “satire.” For those who haven’t been paying attention, our democracy was bought and paid for by the guys who own ninety percent of this country.

      “Government is the entertainment division of the US military-industrial complex.” Frank Zappa

      08/24/15 9:57 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

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      Trump is the “Entertainment” candidate.

      PS: The Dumbest Country on the Planet deserves the dumbest candidate.

      08/24/15 10:24 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      To my astonishment yesterday, I happened to look at my sister’s Facebook. Omg. There it was. A picture of the head teacher for Ringling Bros. school of clowns…with a huge line of text that said… MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!

      I posted on her page, “If trump were president when your grandfather was 11, you wouldn’t be here. Btw, given your fathers family was the poster child for the Grapes of Wrath, when did you abandon your roots, hmmmm? And your faith? I guess you forgot all those years you were working class hungry, after you married into money. Oh well. I guess I only have a memory of my real sister. You know..the one who once had to go on welfare for 3 years to survive. But I’m sure you don’t want to remember that..do you?”

      The mere fact that Trump is leading the GOP polls, tells me this country is exactly what it is. The DFCOTP. And Rich is 100% correct. It deserves him. The only good thing is the US will become the laughing stock of the planet. I can just see Putin ROTFIGSL.

      08/24/15 11:45 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Lard Jesus 卐CHEIϟϟ, almighty! Poppy sez the JEB Is UP!! Time for another $erial PNAC Attack!!!

      08/24/15 11:46 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Folks, I sense we have been here before more than a few times. Out of 44 presidents there had to have been handfull who were pretty sketchy candidates who became POTUS.

      Biden/Warren vs Trump/Palin? Probably not too far from where the USA has been during a few low points in its governing evolution. A little deevolution is to be expected from time to time.

      08/24/15 1:32 PM | Comment Link

    • starknakedtruth said...

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      Biden/Warren or Trump/Palin?

      If that happens, I’m officially–Outta here!

      08/24/15 1:59 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Oh, I forgot. If Hillary doesn’t get the nod she’ll run as an independent with Huma. Their campaign slogan will be, “If you don’t vote for us you are homophobic!”

      08/24/15 3:45 PM | Comment Link

    • jo6pac said...

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      The Democratic party in particular aches for someone who can represent a positive vision, instead of simply threatening “vote for me or it’s Trump and the nutters.”

      I hope your kidding, the demodogs are doing what they do best collect $$$$$$$ from their puppet masters and maybe win the potus seat so it’s business as usual. If they don’t win they’ll whine to the public for not voting for them even if they don’t have anyone that isn’t center/right.

      I’ll be voting Green and not the lesser evil.

      08/24/15 4:53 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      I think that one cannot post anything but satire today about this pathetic election “cycle”. Everything I state is either out right satire or should be. Yet, I will enjoy watching Barack Hussein Obama agonizing over who to support. He jumped the line like a typical narcissist when Hillary he needed the nod in 2008. He could have run as Vice. Now her time seems to have passed as well as Biden’s possible bid. Both are sadly retroactive.

      08/24/15 7:47 PM | Comment Link

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