Let’s be honest: The GOP lost the little credability it had after the 2000 election with the 2008 Election. One thing the media should be talking about and isn’t is the mass exodus of now former Republican voters going Independent and Democrat. The party’s extremist views on prettymuch everything is driving even longtime supporters out of the party.
People are FED UP with the same disproven rhetoric from the GOP: They want leaders who share their core values but they also want leaders who won’t shut down the government because of political ideologies. They want leaders who won’t waste taxpayer dollars on foolishness but they also want leaders who will invest money in the basic things needed in America like infrastructure. They want leaders who are willing to defend America’s allies abroad but not leaders willing to waste money and American lives to satisfy the special interests of a handful of people.
Take a good look at this list. Every single one of the Republicans on the list–including Donald Trump–is being backed by lobbyists, the rich, hate groups, armed millitia groups or a combination of all of them. NONE of them have American interests in mind and ALL of them, like George W. Bush before them is running a campaign of lies, falsehoods and empty promises.
Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton isn’t much better having said that. The REAL reason she and most of the GOP candidates are even running is because they were pressured by the media. They never would have given it a second thought if Fox News/CNN/MSNBC didn’t invite them on the air just to ask them “Are you prepared to say you’re running for POTUS?”, “How about running for President” and of course, “Your name has come up as a possible presidential candidate.”
Let’s be honest: Except for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden–who isn’t officially running (yet!)–NO ONE on the above list is qualified for the job. The 2nd GOP debate last month reaffirmed that: The only people in the room were their own brainwashed supporters. The Republican Party, once beloved by conservatives is beyond redemption at this point: They allowed the Tea Party free reign after the 2008 election and paid for it when the more moderate Republicans were replaced with extremists who were instrumental in shutting down the government–a fact they are not only proud of but actually threatened to do again last month.
The reason this time is they wanted to defund Planned Parenthood after conservative reporters created a fake video alleging to show Planned Parenthood employees discussing selling aborted fetuses for money. This is right up there with a similar video by the same group they released online last year showing an aborted second trimester fetus still in its amnotic sac allegedly shot at an American abortion clinic. The graphic video, which shows the aborted fetus kicking for a few seconds was actually ahot in an illegal abortion clinic in Latin America. As the saying goes, people are more likely to believe a little lie over a big one. It’s one thing to be against abortion but it’s another to intentionally twist the truth to deceive people and that is what is going on.
There is a reason all the special interests, lobbyists, Wall Street AND the NRA fear Bernie Sanders: He can’t be bought, he makes sense and he actually cares. He’s the no-nonsense Independent Senator from Vermont so many have been talking about all year. Don’t let his age and race fool you. He is honest and unlike Hillary, he isn’t surrounded by controversy. He also isn’t afraid to speak his mind or stand up to both Repiblicans AND Democrats. Yes he is running for the Democratic nomination but his campaign is grassroots and he is taking money from no political groups. All the money is from donors–myself included.
That said, I want to repeat something I have been saying to my coworkers for the last four weeks now: The next President we get will be the President we deserve, not the one we need. Due to the media’s influence, I have a pretty good idea of who the final candidates for both parties will be. Like I said before, most of the GOP Candidates will be out by next summer.
I predict a 2016 GOP President/Vice Preident combo to be something like this: Cruz/Christie, Paul/Kaisich or Rubio/Bush. Those are the six most likely to to get the Presidential or Vice Presidential nomination. Notice neither Trump or Carson are listed. The way things are going for him right now, Trump will be forced to withdraw but will give one of the listed pairings (any combination of them, actually) his blessing. Carson’s political inexperience is obvious. He’ll come up with a cover story to withdraw from the election.
One thing the media and I agree on is the benefit to having all these billionaires running. It shows the rest of the world how broken the American political system truly is. The saying “Anyone can be president” is a lie. The world was reminded of America’s racism problem when Obama became president so…yeah. Let’s be honest: All these millitant groups we’re suddenly hearing about were quiet until Obama became preaident.
On the Democratic side, it will be Biden/Clinton or Sanders/O’Malley. I can see Hillary willing to step aside should Biden get in the race. Biden has a real shot at winning the needed votes unlike her. I don’t see Sanders picking Biden or Clinton as VP though he probably wouldn’t mind Clinton if needed. Only time will tell of course.
I’ll end with this: The Media’s role in the circus we call American politics should NOT be underestimated, overlooked or ignored. I’ll speak more to this in a separate blog this coming weekend but the National Media’s sensationalism plays a huge role in manipulating those who don’t do their own research on the candidates. Fox News is the most notorious offender but CNN and MSNBC aren’t exactly innocent either.