I really didn’t expect that we would get “more truth” than we could handle as it pertains to our current form of the “Democratic Election Process.” And, even though I am old, and cranky, and jaded, I never expected it to come from the good folks at “WIKILeaks” who also brought us so much information on NSA spying and the mind-blowing revelation that nobody is safe from hackers (certainly not a home-cooked, poorly installed, personal server, Hillary).
But, here we are…facing the grim reality that what we have suspected after watching the primary elections, was not only true…but far worse than even the most conspiracy-minded, anti-mainstream, advocate of change could have imagined.
Like it or not (and trust me, I don’t), the recent plethora of leaked DNC emails has revealed a system that was beyond “rigged,” but has also revealed the exact kind of “insider favor currying” that has taken our political system to the brink of implosion, while making the phrase, “We the People” a sham.
There is much to write about here. And I will in good time, once I parse some of the information that is flying off of the news servers. But suffice it to say, Bernie, or for that matter, anyone but Hillary, never had a chance at getting the Democratic Party Nomination. It wasn’t going to happen. Period.
The corruption in the process is too widespread, too papered with huge corporate donor influence, and as we know now, ladened with “quid-pro-quo” offers of special appointments, to ever remotely be resolved by something so simple as “one person, one vote, winner takes all” elections and caucuses.
Don’t get me started on “Super Delegates.” This mess makes the “we have superdelegates to protect the electorate from themselves” argument look like child’s play.
Sorry…but anyone who is supporting Hillary as “the most qualified and experienced” at this point is part of the problem. Yep. She is experienced all right…and “playing the game” the same way that the Russians competed in the last Olympics…with a system “doped up” and rigged to the point that it can’t pass even the lowest standards of fair play.
We. Are. Screwed.
We either elect a corrupt insider who has paved the way to the White House with billions (that is not a typo) in corporate special interest investors, supported by a Party leadership that is so full of hubris and entitlement that it had no issue manipulating the election process…or we elect a guy who clearly has taken his game plan from a long history of psychopathic dictators, possessing not even the most basic grip on statesmanship, in a world that is set to come apart at the seams.
The worst part about all of this…is that it points out so very clearly, just how long Bill and Hillary have been positioning and “promising” to reach redemption once again. Because, make no mistake here…it is all about redemption for both of them. Bill for having his nutsack squashed by the Gingrich/Neocon crowd after getting caught with Monica, and Hillary for having to endure the same period of time with smile on her face, and then losing out on her “destiny” to guy who made his own history in 2008.
How desperate is the “It’s OUR TIME!!” segment of the this regime to win? How about blaming this debacle on the Russians…instead of where it really belongs?
I want nothing to do with this election. I cannot in good conscience vote for either of these iconoclastic, destructive assclowns.
It’s time for the American People to demand control of our political system once again…by demanding two things…
TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS…and the ELIMINATION OF OUTSIDE MONEY In the campaign process. Period.
Much more on that later.
If there was a way to outlaw the two-party system…I would vote for that as well. But, removing the power (money) from the system will do the same thing…slowly, but surely strangling the beasts that have mutated into a hideous plague on our country.
Money and Politics can no longer be allowed to subvert our Constitutional Right to “free elections.”
Oh. Wait. That’s what most of our recent wars in other countries are about…right? So, we are holding third world nations to standards that we won’t meet ourselves? Nice. How very ambiguous of the “leaders of the free world.”
Pardon me. I need to take another batch of antacids and put a little whiskey in my morning coffee.
I’ll say it again.
We. Are. Screwed.