I hate myself for getting involved in presidential politics 15 months before an election. But seeds were sown in several conversations over the weekend and the Monday morning newsfeed almost cries out for this post. So I shall succumb, but will hate myself for it. It is too damned early to be taking Presidential Politics seriously… We are just being played……
The great aggregator for the conversations was the Republican debates. Apparently unlike any other first debate in my memory, they did their job in putting the race for the President on everyone’s mind.
The multiple conversations always went like this….
What do you think of Donald Trump? Answer: he serves a purpose.
Were any of the Republican Candidates any good? Yes, two of the females (too lazy to look up their names) were very surprising.
Should Biden run? Yes, Democrats NEED a race to keep from imploding before the convention.
Can Hillary win? Yes, but that is not the real question. The real question is can she give us the huge voter turnout we need to regain super majorities in both Congressional Houses? If anything, the last ten years have shown us that whomever is president has little play in steering the country. Whoever controls Congress, controls the fate of this nation… Lack of one single vote, stymied this president of his right to lead. Having Hillary in charge of a Republican Congress is like putting brakes on a car… She can stop it with vetoes from going into a wall, but she can’t make it go anywhere on her own. Obama when he first ran as the first black president, brought many new voters into the process for the first time. They also voted his party in at the Congressional level. As the first woman, Hillary has that capacity as well. Woman should vote for her, just to make a point to all the men they know that no, women are not inferior…..
Can Bernie Sanders win? Is supporting him a waste of vote? Were Bernie to win the nomination he would rapidly be pushed into the “crazy old man” box by our corporate media and would constantly be on the defensive clawing his way out. Vast numbers of the ill-informed would take portraying him that way as the truth. Little about American Presidential politics is based on ideas or policies… For a majority of Americans it is about electing your favorite Superhero. AS in do your like Flash better than Wolverine? If Bernie was the candidate then large numbers of voters would compare him with the Republican who would be cloned like Romney and say,” Romney-clone is the more normal and with whom I am more comfortable with… I like what Sanders says but I’m more at home with a Romney clone on my TV than someone like Sanders”…. and a Republican then takes the White House…. Hillary despite her faults, as of now, is probably going to be the Democrat’s candidate simply because she has potential to steal voters away from the Republicans…. and bring voters into the fold who have never voted before but want to be part of putting a woman as the most power person on this planet.
That is too bad; Bernie Sanders is the only one making sense… Which is why you should send him money; right now. Many fooled by our media think the personal attribute of a president are what make our country. “Who has better character” as our media puts it… They are wrong. What governs our country is our ideals and our ideas. If everyone thinks we should cut taxes, those who want to be president follow that line of thought and support cutting taxes. This has happened across the past 30 years… Likewise if everyone thinks we should RAISE taxes, then the best candidates all flock to that position and all say they want to RAISE taxes.. Following trends is necessary in their support to jockey for financial consideration… Which is why you see no candidate running around arguing for legal prostitution for example. There is not enough support… But get support, and you will get the candidates….
Right now, we are in the process of sounding out the electorate. Imagine if you can, a sea of minute particles spread evenly across a universe. Each particle suspended individually… gravity starts to interfere and particles attract. Some aggregates grow bigger than others and they pull the others into them growing even bigger. As they collect and form into planets they attract and merge with moons and other large bodies and eventually become a planet with lots of empty space void of matter between themselves and the next planet… That is what is happening now in the political world. That is what Trump is doing, Wading through the electorate plastering himself with more and more attracted particles making himself bigger and bigger and in doing so, making him the prime candidate.
If Bernie’s ideas resonate with you, then you need to help him aggregate as well. Send him money. Political campaigns are starved for money, Your money going to Sanders and not Hillary completely nullifies the media’s attempt to portray him as a doddy old fool. They can say it all they want, but his campaign is swelling and the other Democratic challengers are faltering. Fact at some point always wins out over fiction. The question for fiction writers, is does it do it in time? Can they get past the vote before the truth comes out.
What’s more, you give credence to Bernie’s message. Though you may not think he can win, at this point your concern should be over what message do you want the party to take, not who should take it to the American people… For example, do you want a Carperesque Party? A Carneyesque Party? A party of Coons? A Wall Street Party? Or….. do you want a party that “holds these truths to be self evident“…….
If any of these thing matter you need to send Bernie $8 dollars today… One day’s lunch… It may not seem like much but it is $8 dollars not going to the Republicans and not going to Hillary… The point is: if anyone running needs that $8 dollars they will have to either absorb Bernie’s fans or lose to him. And if someone who is able to win nationally by bringing in a lot more votes, finds it necessary to mimic Bernie because that is what We The People want, then We The People do get the type of government we wanted in the first place.
That is how politics work. So though it is early in the season, those who want a bombastic loudmouthed crazy old geezer running this country, are right now, throwing money at Donald Trump… That money is funding a bombastic loudmouth campaign which is picking up steam causing others to be starved of money in the process. That campaign in the early stages even if it does not win the Republican nomination for President next August, will dominate the policies of the Republican Party for the next 5 years… The Republican Party will always have to cater to that irresponsible wing because of Donald Trump became the first to bring in the money.
On the other hand if you want responsible government which is responsible to real human beings and not money, then you need to support Bernie Sanders right now… Don’t worry about the man. It is the ideas of his you are supporting. That huge idea that people need a voice and that millions of people who vote are willing to give credence to that voice, is why you need to send your money now…
It is just $8 dollars and it may or may not be enough to save your vision of what this nation can be. But like every patriot in our past history who sacrificed for an idea that sounded crazy but came to fruition, you will know as you looked back over your life that you did all you could do to fight for your vision of this country……
It all distills down to a battle between corporations and people…. Right now, all the candidates except one, support and are supported by the corporations… If you are fine with that, so be it… But if you are not, then right now in the early stages you need to act to make sure the one candidate who has just as equal chance as any other particle in the universe to become a planet, gets the jump on aggregation over all others… The others will attract to it, if it gets bigger first… and the only way to do that now, is send in $8 Dollars…. As a favor to you, here is a link to where you can do the absolute utmost to fight back against corporations….. DONATE HERE…
So if you ask me who is the biggest surprise? It is Bernie Sanders. He attracted 20,000 people to Portland to hear him speak yesterday. Obama at his height barely attracted 20,000. If your money can immediately follow those numbers then we luckily have a real fight on our hands… And that is good for every single one of us, …. (as long as we are earning less then $40 million a year/ if we aren’t then it is bad for us) Thank goodness. 🙂
If you support Hillary but want her to steer away from Wall Street, send money to Bernie. She will follow….
(And man…. do I hate myself for talking presidential politics this early in the season… )