I’ll tell you what is not good for this country. That is three more months of Trump and Hillary throwing insults back and forth! The Democrat and Republican “shows” are over. It is time for the two presidential nominees to tell the American people just what they are going to do for the American people and how they are going to do it IF they are elected president! I’m fed up with this “dog and pony show”! It’s time they both started acting like “adults” and stop all this nonsense!
At the Democratic National Convention, Bernie Sanders said: “This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. This election is not about political gossip. It’s not about polls. It’s not about campaign strategy. It’s not about fundraising. It is not about all the things that the media spend so much time discussing.” He continued with telling us the issues he thought the election really is about. The issues he talked of in his campaign.
The media and most journalists/reporters have given up their responsibility to report actual news. They are more like “Entertainment Tonight”, giving us the day’s gossip and adding their own little bias to that! The good news is that many people have given up on the media for information and gone to the internet sites that have many more choices and much more depth. You have to learn which sites are “political” and which ones will give you an unbiased report. Once you have found these sites, you will learn much more from them than watching the evening news or listening to some opinionated political talk show.
It is obvious Donald Trump has taken the entire Republican Party to task and although in a totally different way Bernie Sanders has taken the entire Democratic Party to task. Both parties are equally responsible for what has happened to America and the middle class.
Both parties are “pawns” of Wall Street, K Street, the corporate CEO’s and the 1%. Congress and yes, even the administrations, are just “leader figures” to cover for who really runs this country. This didn’t happen overnight. The American people have been “duped” by “snake oil salesmen” for many years. As he was writing about Rome, Plutarch told us how power and money can affect the electorate. He wrote “The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread in the law courts and to the army, and finally, when even the sword became enslaved by the power of gold, the republic was subjected to the rule of emperors.” We are now going to select our next “Emperor”!
With the internet, people are beginning to find out the truth about our politicians and who they really care about….themselves! Americans know something is terribly wrong in this country and are learning who is to blame. The politicians! The more a person is informed, the better they can help with righting the wrongs in this country with their vote.
Neither the Republican or Democratic establishments will acknowledge America isn’t what it used to be and that we are on a “downward spiral” moving fast. They keep telling us all is well and how great America is. They are in their own little bubble oblivious to what is going on in the rest of the country. They all have their large annual salaries for “working” about 80% less than any other American, paid by the taxpayers. They all have their “fat little nest eggs” paid by the taxpayers. They all have the best health care paid by the taxpayer and, on and on, paid by the taxpayer! This is why they will never pass any law that limits the number of terms they can be in congress. The hard truth is the only way to change this is to vote them out of office. That is a hard task with the political establishment spending millions to keep them in office…but, it can be done!
Who is good for America? Is it Trump with his pugnacious behavior, his outrageous and racist remarks? His talk about war with other countries? His promise to “Make America Great Again”. He certainly has succeeded in that! Sadly, he has also succeeded in getting millions in this country to agree with his twisted thinking that there is no way to change America except through “tough talk and “bully action”! He is “selling” to the tea party and they are “buying” every bit of it! Trump is fooling everyone, including the Democrats, with his behavior. He is truly a “showman”. No one knows what he would actually do as president. Therein lies the problem.
Is Hillary good for America with her hawkish foreign policy agenda? She is just as tough talking about other countries as Trump is! She talks tough about Russia and regime change in the Middle East. She has been endorsed by Republican who pushed for the Iraq invasion just as she did. Her campaign funds are from Wall Street, Oil and Gas companies, health insurance companies, the 1% crowd, etc. She has changed her mind on what policies she believes in so many times, it is hard to know which ones she truly does believe in! Hillary is a “career politician” who can lie with a straight face or ignore facts as she pleases. Unlike Trump, who, politically speaking, is “starting from scratch”, Hillary has years of baggage in her thirty years of political life. This “baggage” attests to the fact that Hillary is also a “flawed candidate”. Therein lies the problem.
This is the choice the two political parties have given us for the most important job in this country! The President of the United States! There is definitely something terribly wrong in America!