The more I watch the presidential campaign, the more it resembles the WWF. A guy with ears bigger than a pick-up truck’s doors makes fun of the other guys face. Then the pundits tell me that the guy with the big ears is more presidential than the guy with the face. What I must surmise from that is that an adolescent insult about someone’s appearance is a presidential attribute. I am not so sure that I like watching presidential politics swirling around the toilet bowl realizing as it goes so goes our country.
We have the so-called outsiders versus “the” establishment. Problem is, some we thought were outsiders are now insiders who have sold their souls to the establishment. When I was a teenager in the 60’s, anti-establishment was the thing, now all of those old hippie protestors and draft dodgers from Bill Clinton, to John Kerry, to right on down through Congress are the establishment. Sad thing is they did not fix the establishment they so hated because they learned rather quickly where the wealth and power resides and one beget the other. Cruz aptly labeled it the Washington Cartel – today’s establishment that determines who gains membership into their club. Who wins who loses and it is never about the country.
I read that the establishment’s Roveshivicks are plotting how to take out front-runner Trump and force Cruz to quit propelling the big-eared kid Rubio into the nomination. If Rubio cannot pull it off, plan B is to introduce Mitt Romney back into the race. And if that fails, there will be a battle at the convention for who will be the Republican nominee. Whoever it was that said give the Republicans a chance and they will lose a sure thing is being proven right again.
Romney took pages from Harry Reid’s book and dropped an unsubstantiated income tax bomb on Trump. Next thing you know someone will want to know if he ever tied a pet dog to the top of the car or gave another kid a haircut while he was in prep school.
Trump’s taxes could be picture perfect and he still will not want to release them. They will show where his contributions went. Some of which may be hard to explain away. Then again, maybe not. But rest assured if there is some potentially embarrassing information in those returns someone will devise a way to have it leaked. That is how it works in politics these days. Just like Barack Obama’s opponent in his Senate campaign had his sealed divorce records released. Mr. Trump should be getting out in front on this one.
If nothing else, this campaign cycle has exposed how the establishment operates. What is more interesting is that they are not trying to hide it. It is kind of an in your face attitude toward Americans. The Democrats have their super delegates that will ensure Mrs. Clinton is their nominee. The Republicans have their establishment to ensure that neither Trump, Cruz nor Carson will be theirs. All of that making primary elections a bad joke on gullible Americans.
In the past, whenever I encountered someone who blamed his poor state on the wealthy I would give him the standard talk about how it is the wealthy that create jobs not the poor. The more I ponder that, the more I come to accept that in a pure capitalist system that is exactly right. Wealth creates wealth and builds a robust middle class – the backbone of any country. I do not see it working that way these days. The door is being slammed in the faces of the middle class and in some cases their work is being given to lower paid and imported immigrants ala Disney. Now this “cartel” is plotting to keep the people’s choice – whoever that may turn out to be – from getting the nomination. Instead, they want to give it to another big-eared adolescent that can make a good speech, but has no life or work experience. Since that approach worked out so well for the country. Or they want to interject a proven loser into the fight. The bottom line, they do not want anyone who might upset the Washington status quo and they are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that. They will even be happy with Mrs. Clinton. And they do not give a damn about what you think about it Mr. and Mrs. America.
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