Archive for May, 2016

Bernie or Bust…is BUST for America

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Are Dems perfect?  No.  However…name ONE GOOD THING in America that Republicans have done.  Now name good things that Dems have given us….and you will have every good thing that America has to offer.

I see people say they are not voting for Hillary….yet they voted for Obama twice.  Obama was not a perfect candidate…especially into his second election…however literally hundreds upon hundreds of good things happened solely because we had Obama in office.  If people would have taken the Bernie or Bust view of Obama’s first or second election….we could quite possibly have had McCain/Palin for the first term and possibly the second or another Republican in the second term.  Bernie or Bust would have been BUST FOR AMERICA if they actually carried through with that idea in year’s past.  Actually Bernie or Bust would have seen us miss out on the 2 years of GREAT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION that we had.  Bernie or Bust would have DISMISSED THAT TOTALLY.  We would not have had ANY Dems in office if Bernie or Bust were carried through.

I believe the Bernie or Bust thought is merely ego of the people that want Bernie and the scab is really sore and open now….and I truly believe the vast vast majority of those people will actually vote Hillary once handed a ballot.  I really dont think the Bernie or Bust people who follow through with not voting for Hillary have ever followed politics prior to today or they are not looking at politics in a realistic way….because womens rights…gay rights….rights for black people to be seen as human…health care for mostly all…unemployment insurance….Social Security…clean water/air/food laws…..and EVERY good policy we have today…..they all took time to get due to Conservatives opposing them all….BUT WE GOT THEM….and Democrats voted them all in to law once Republicans got out of the way.  If a Bernie or Bust thought was held up then we would have NONE of them as they ALL took a long long time to achieve.

Do Bernie and Hillary have differences…yes.  However the difference between Hillary and Bernie is a little bit while the difference between Hillary and Trump is miles.

 Please list the major policy areas in which Hillary and Trump are saying the same thing and you get a very very short list.

Bernie or Bust?  Quite the OPPOSITE is what we need.  We need all those people to FLOOD THE ELECTION WITH VOTES and vote for the one of two candidates who actually have a chance to win in the General Election.  Historically young people don’t vote….period.  Historically the poor don’t vote…..period.  If the 99% VOTED……we would have a Bernie EVERY TIME.  AND OF COURSE THE MID TERMS ARE EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT BUT AGAIN PEOPLE DONT VOTE!!!!

So Bernie or bust….is bust because it is discounting the effect of a vote.  It is disenfranchising people from voting when the opposite must be done.  It is saying if I don’t get my way I am going home…..which has NOTHING to do with politics.  It says voting once is all I need to do….when in fact voting EVERY TIME is what needed otherwise we get Republican majority in Congress and then possibly having a Bernie in the White House is worthless…..and again people are dismayed as even Bernie can get nothing done.

Reality says getting things in life often times do not go according to your timetable.

Reality says we will have 2 viable candidates that have a decent chance to win the Presidency.

Reality says there are huge differences between Trump and Hillary’s policies for people.

So you WILL vote….whether you fill in a ballot or not.  Will you vote for a candidate who ADMITS she wants to carry Obama’s third term through and improve on it or do you want Trump?

Reality says you will get Hillary or Trump….period.

Make your choice….using reality….not ego.

Response to an article about the 2016 election

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Talk about an article pulling stuff from all over the place!!!!  WOW!!!

So what is this author saying?  I think possibly the lone coherent paragraph in this long article is the one in which the author states we have NO IDEA what Trump is….nor do we have any idea what he would do.  THOSE are the facts about Trump.  Trump has abused foreign workers….he had abused his worker as we saw in his Las Vegas Casino paying them less than other casino workers….he has not shown us his tax returns which will show he uses the tax laws against us….and the list goes on and on and on.  He is not a good businessman as he lost money in his CASINO venture which is genrally a license to print money.  He has been wildly disrespectful of women and anyone “less” than himself.  He has been a typical bad American…loudmouthed self centered offensive and abusive in his personal and public life.  Another fact that this author did not include is that Trump’s closest advisors admit that he only ran as a protest candidate and the bar was set at about 10% of Republican support.  They never ever ever in their wildest dreams saw him winning the Republican nomination.  Even Trump himself was shocked as this happened.  And people WANT him to be a leader?   Here is a good overview of this

I think as we venture into the General Election we will see Trump do precisely what Romney did during the debates.  Remember the first debate when Romney flat out gave baldfaced lies as to what his positions were?  Here is an overview of that night and I truly believe that this lying will be the standard for Republicans going forward.  Actually Trump has gone one further….he lied about being wildly religious (he fed the rubes that line with meetings with religious leaders) and the RUBES ate it up.  He then fed racism with the whole US AND THEM creation from being anti-Muslim and calling Mexicans rapists.  Really those things are what a lot of his supporters heard and then their vote was won.  NOW……Trump can say ANYTHING he wants because those people are won over already.  NOW…Trump can lie like a rug….like Romney did….knowing he has the support of the real racists and religious bigots which was won very early on.  Here is an article about Romney lying…AND ROMNEY WON GREAT SUPPORT FROM IT!!!!!!

As far as the success of Trump and Sanders as this guy writes in the last paragraph.  It is FASCENATING beyond BELIEF that the Sanders supporters win most Caucus elections yet lose most traditional voting primaries.  When I see people having to go to a multi-hour Caucus as many of those states were hit with bad weather or simply taking up hours at night…it really makes me not support Caucuses.  I see traditional elections as far more equalizing as everyone gets a vote and everyone SHOULD be allowed to VOTE BY MAIL.  So Caucuses are odd….and then the people that show up for Bernie are the ones who don’t vote.  Young people have a HORRENDOUS history of low voter turnout.  Thankfully we don’t have to rely on them to elect Democrats because if we did we would lose every election every time because young people don’t turn out to vote.  And many of the people showing up at his events are not even registered….and those that are are often times registered Independent or something else.  I really like the ideas that Bernie has but….because of his base….and because of the tactics of his past being so hyper focused on Vermont that the nation didn’t know he existed prior to a year ago…..that he has shot himself in the foot several ways.  Could he have gotten more support if he had begun 2-3 years prior?  I think so.  However the message of Trump…which has no foundation and changes day to day….has completely drown everything else out including Bernie’s message.

Another Bernie shortfall from his supporters is money.  I hate hate hate that money is in politics but the fact is that about $2Billion will be raised for this next President to win……and Bernie’s support base doesn’t have the cash.  Sad to say but it is true.  If they cant line up being registered and they cannot line up actually voting…sadly how can we rely on them to give money that they do not traditionally do not have?

And the last line discounts the changes Obama created during his 2 terms.  This is a ridiculous assertion to make considering the banks are re-regulated….we have a health insurance plan insuring tens of millions more Americans and so many more things as a direct result of Obama being President.  NONE of it would have happened under a Republican administration.

As far as Hillary this election cycle…people forget she was the 7th most liberal voter when she was in the Senate.  She was very good and I believe she has gone further to the left which is great.  She does have some baggage but nothing that will drown her out beyond the baggage of Trump which is more.  Hillary’s race is supposedly going to take the high road and Trump of course will take the low road as we see his attack line being that of Monica Lewinsky.  Even his attacks are not smart.

Donald Trump has done one thing…shown the baselessness and rabid racism and bigotry of the Republican Party.  Trump has discounted any notion of Jesus in the Evangelical voting group.  Trump has shown there is a vast number of people who are simply beyond embarrassment when dealing with serious issues.  These are the only good things that will come as a result of Trump doing what he is doing….which is NOT running for President.

Is the system rigged? Yes. The way to fix it? Get MONEY out of politics because if we get the current PEOPLE out of politics then the NOVICES will be beholden even more to those holding the dollars.  When the bribes are removed from politics the nation will swing way to the left and help more people.  Which is why Republicans fear this.  Which is why voting for a Republican for President makes no sense.  Trump says the people are overpaid…and people want to vote for him?