It appears that a funny thing has happened along the way to the steel cage death match between American political dynasties the Bushes and the Clintons. The peasants are revolting or more accurately, rejecting the establishment’s two chosen candidates that had been all but preordained by the elite and it’s pocket media propagandists. Today, renegade billionaire outsider Donald Trump is kicking assand taking names, trouncing the rest of the Republican field that only a weeks ago referred to as the strongest and deepest group in history.
The Democrats are also looking for a way to salvage their chances now that the arrogant, entitled and thoroughly corrupt Hillary Rodham Clinton is going down in flames. While progressives are enamored with socialist codger Bernie Sanders – who has as much chance as Col. Harlan Sanders – it is V.P. Joe Biden who is looking like the man now that Clinton is going down like the Titanic. It is encouraging to see both of those loathsome political ghouls getting the finger from the electorate, but it is still early and the entire system has been constructed to preserve the interests of the elite by offering up the two worst contestants for our national popularity contest every four years.
The National Journal offers up a good analysis of the current situation in the story“Still Think Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton Is Happening?” from which I excerpt the following:
By focusing so much on the candidates, consultants, and donors in political coverage, it’s easy to overlook the most important element in the political process—the voters. And at a time when Washington has prospered but much of the country has struggled, it’s easy to forget just how disaffected the American electorate is. For nearly all of the past decade, Americans have consistently believed that the country was headed in the wrong direction and have grown alienated from their elected leaders.
It has been a dismal decade for most Americans. Whether it’s government incompetence (Hurricane Katrina, the Veterans Affairs’ deadly lapses in medical care), economic recession followed by a slow recovery, deadly struggles in managing post-war Iraq, or the increasing threat of terrorism from a brutally repressive enemy, there’s been good reason for voters to distrust their government and its political representatives. Indeed, since 2006, we’ve seen wave elections occur in four out of the past five cycles. Democrats capitalized on the public’s anger to take back control of Congress in 2006 only to hit historic lows in representation across the country eight years later. If the United States had a parliamentary system, the government would be facing routine votes of no confidence.
Not surprisingly, Bush and Clinton’s favorability ratings are consistently among the worst of the candidates running for president. Clinton’s numbers outside the hardcore Democratic base are so poor that she barely looks more electable than Trump, according to the latest round of national and swing-state polls. She loses to Trump in a head-to-head matchup in Florida, according to Quinnipiac’s August survey. And while Bush is only winning lukewarm support from rank-and-file Republicans, he’s also struggling to make inroads with independents. Last month’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found Bush’s net favorability at -14, offering little improvement over the GOP’s battered brand (at -16). If their names weren’t Clinton or Bush, they’d look like also-rans for the presidency, not frontrunners.
There has always been very little difference between Jeb! and Hillary – outside of a dick and even that is debatable – which made their matchup a win-win situation for the special interests, the big Wall Street casinos, various plutocrats and most importantly what Ike called the Military Industrial Complex. The media would promote their epic battle incessantly and at the end of the day, no matter which one ended up winning, Americans would be the losers. It is very reassuring to see that the sheep are finally starting to sense that something is amiss before they are led into the steel chutes of the slaughterhouse. The whole system is a scam right now and there is a damned good reason why the entrenched elite are quaking in their boots at the popularity of Trump. Bill Clinton’s mentor, Professor Carroll Quigley perhaps put it best in his epic tome Tragedy and Hope when he wrote that:
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”
Because that is what it boils down to now and the “extreme shifts in policy” that Quigley refers to would be the busting up of what has become a corrupt racket in which ordinary Americans have become the victims. The most dangerous thing to the establishment is a guy like Donald Trump who fears nothing, is beholden to nobody, has more money than God and appeals to something deep inside of a once proud people who are beginning to understand how their country has been destroyed by those who view patriotism only as a vehicle for which to promote their own personal agendas. Granted that it is still over a year until the elections but the establishment is being given a scare unlike anything that they ever thought possible.