If I were a Democrat candidate for the office, I would be less than flattered to be included in the group “Everyone Else but Hillary,” and realize that my candidacy has already been defeated before I have even begun my campaign for the office. Is this how we choose our elected officials today? We let the media decide who is fit to run and then tell us who to vote for? The Founding Fathers of this nation would be appalled at what the media has become versus what they entrusted the media to do from the outset. The media was supposed to be the conscience of our nation. It was supposed to report the facts, find the truth and lay the cards on the table regardless of the way things ended up. That seemed to be the case for much of our history, when real journalists valued getting the facts and reporting them over pushing personal agendas and shaping outcomes to favor the party of their choice. I saw a commercial just this week which touted the message, “It’s only a lie if you get caught!” It seems this is the place our national media has come to and, to some degree, we have on a personal level as well.
But let’s get back to the unfortunate realization that, at least for the media, it appears as if the nomination is already over and Hillary is the winner. She is the winner, although her fingerprints are all over the mismanaged tragedy in Benghazi. She is the winner, although she really has no significant accomplishments to show for having served as a New York Senator and as Secretary of State. She is referred to as the smartest woman in the world, but no one seems to be able to explain to us how or why she was awarded that title. All these honors bestowed on her seem to magically appear and then get repeated ad nauseam by a media that obviously hopes no one will ever raise a question. Anyone seeking to challenge Ms. Clinton for the presidential nomination is just written off as inconsequential with no real qualifications for the office.
Cross the aisle and take a look at the Republicans—a pitiful lot as well. The RINO bunch that controls the reins of the party continue to bathe in the belief that anyone who is a principled conservative cannot win the Republican nomination or the hearts of the American people. Ronald Reagan would have much greater difficulty today securing the nomination than he did back in the 80’s. Obviously, those in control of the party are blind or choose to be. Americans are crying out for a conservative approach to all aspects of the federal government, yet this bunch is caught up in how they can appeal to the voter in the same fashion that has been used by the Democrats to win the presidency. In pursuing this path, both conservative principles and conservative candidates are brushed to the side in an all-out effort to satisfy the statistical principles of Karl Rove’s erroneous whiteboard strategy. The message is already coming across loud and clear: “America likes Jeb Bush for the job.” That is not true, but that is the party line and the campaign process is not yet off the ground.
As conservative Americans, we need to understand something. When we lean on our principles and believe in them, the person who carries out those principles is secondary. That is certainly the case on the Liberal side of the aisle; those willing to vote for Hillary Clinton understand full well that she will continue down the same path that Barack Obama is following today. Billionaire socialist George Soros financially made sure Obama captured the White House in 2008, even to the extent of depriving Hillary Clinton of campaign funds. But soon Obama will be gone and those shoes will have to be filled once again. Soros’ money will be on Hillary Clinton because she has a long track record of dedicated socialist aspirations and beliefs. Soros knows he can count on Hillary to be the standard bearer for the destruction of America—his primary agenda.
Meanwhile, if the RINOs running the Republican Party have their way, Jeb Bush will get trotted out to the starting gate for the election. Winning will be all about giving the Republican Party a different face—not a conservative one, but an empathetic RINO one—one that wants to feather everyone’s bed in America except the people who are working to pay the bills. The Republicans will be more interested in grabbing the Latino and Black vote than in getting their conservative base to the polls. For you see, Karl Rove’s formula tells them that the conservative base is already on board the ship—a total error in judgment and a superb way to make sure Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2016.
Of course the media will be there helping things along by holding up Hillary’s banner at each turn while hyping all her honorary designations to every corner of the country. As long as there is a Clinton running for the high office, there is no reason for Jesus Christ to return to earth—that will be the lofty, unstated message which the media hopes the American voter will embrace. What more could a nation drowning in massive debt want but a continuation of the same course we have trod for the past two presidential terms? It is just one big give-away that never ends, and working Americans are expected to pick up the tab regardless of how large it gets.
These selections get made and rationalized because someone conducted a “poll” and the outcome was indicative of the choice made. Some people actually believe that polls do reflect the opinions of this nation. Just remember one thing about statistical surveys, though: people answer questions on the basis of how they are asked and the choices they are given. On that basis alone, a poll may be statistically valid, but it is really always up for interpretation even though it is sold as definitive.
In this nation, one of two political outcomes is possible in 2016: Hillary Clinton will capture the presidency and finish the job of transforming America to a socialist nation (something that fills her dreams on a nightly basis)or, counter to that horror movie, the Republicans will win and pursue a spineless, lackluster approach to governing that will ignore all the woes created by Obama and forego reapplying any conservative principles of governance. Neither outcome is one that will preserve our heritage or safeguard those precious documents like the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Regardless of who holds the office, Americans will be faced with an ever-growing debt and an ever-expanding federal government. Jonathan Gruber appears to be correct—Americans are a stupid lot.
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