March 30, 2016 at 11:58 pm #48079
Well that was back then when lying Romney said It Would Be a ‘Mistake’ For Convention to Choose Nominee. How funny that all of these politicians have a record of saying one thing and years later saying something else for the same subject. It is all about what is good for them at the time.March 31, 2016 at 1:13 pm #48080
Lying Romney and lying Cruz say they won’t support the nominee Trump after they had him sign the pledge? Hypocrites. It appears the Gop doesn’t want to save the country as much as keep the political gravy train on track.March 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm #48081
Brulen This is what is happening, the GOP will do everything in there power to take down Trump. They are all in the gravy train with the free trade deals(Dems and Rep) . They tell use that free trade brings cheap products for all of us to use. But what they will not tell us is that free trade doesn’t bring one job. They are all in it with the elite rich and they only one that has put this in the front burner is Trump. They will call him every name in the book and take him down now.
Cruz is part of the GOP elites so they will nominate him. We the people have zero voting power! They do not care who we want period.March 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm #48082
Politics 101 for Aspiring Politicians:
- 1. If your constituents have no problems, then you have a problem. Therefore, never “solve” their problem, unless you can replace it with a bigger one. Better yet, don’t solve any — you never know when an old one will come in handy.
- 2. If what you’re promising isn’t a lie, then what you’re doing isn’t politics.
- 3. It’s always the other guy’s fault.
March 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm #48084
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by L Tecolote.
LT, So we have been lied to! Our vote doesn’t count, we the people really do not pick who the next president will be. The two parties are the same and maybe take turns in the White House. Trump is just someone that is getting in there way and will be taken down one way or another. So the two parties are playing this game with the people and are run by the same powers? They make all of us think we are in control but we are not, they make us think we are free but we are not.
So what are We The People to do about this? Will this system be taken down?March 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm #48087
The system won’t be taken down because there are not enough citizens that want it taken down. Most Americans are so dumbed down that they think the gravy train will always be there for them. That an avowed Socialist is a viable candidate especially among the young tells you that the future is bleak.
Look at the Presidential candidates now running. There is not a leader of men among them. The vast majority of citizens have lost faith in the things that made this country great, and they are sitting on their hands.March 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm #48088
I believe when a plane takes a nose dive into the ground there is a point of being unable to pull out no matter how much power is applied. Gravity and momentum take over. Ryan sold out, Romney never had it and the GOP is a mess. Neither Obama or Hilary come close to Trump in intelligence. They play mind games. In the end physics trumps politics.March 31, 2016 at 8:44 pm #48093
Freedom, you shouldn’t read more into “Politics 101″ than is there. Yes, I think that’s the way the overwhelming majority of politicians, — left, right, and center — do what they do. By and large they get started as idealists, then soon discover that for a variety of reasons, the changes they hoped to accomplish — good, bad, or indifferent — couldn’t be pushed through all the entrenched opposition. Some drop out at that point. A few stay and serve their communities in functional jobs that few want (or could do well) and often for little or no $$. But most, having stood in the limelight and heard the cheering of the crowd, want more. Since the base pay and bennies for most offices ain’t too bad, and “other compensation” often beckons, they hang in, learn “Politics 101″ on the job, and rise to their level of incompetence, or corruption, or both. The late Lee Rodgers often said the the only way to look at (such) a politician, is down.
As for whether our vote counts, it depends on which election you mean. In local elections, the tallied votes usually carry the day, though the honesty of the vote counters is a legitimate question in some jurisdictions. But since the founding of the Republic, the people have not directly elected the president. History is full of tales of vote-switching convention delegates picking almost unknown nominees, and electors settling for candidates who received few or no popular votes.
Trump, despite his TV popularity, is a political unknown. Yeah, he’s had to grease palms to get his hotels and casinos permitted, and he’s often supported “liberal” politicians or causes. I think he has been so focused on his business deals (and bankruptcies) that his awareness of what modern politics has done to the nation is relatively new — undeveloped — like what most less driven people acquire at a much younger age. But it seems to me that he finally took a good look, and said, “Dude, where’s my country?” So now, he’d like to fix it (to the extent that he understands how it came to be that way) and (true to form) he expects to be a hero for doing so.
The powers that run both parties are those donors who furnish (or withhold) not only the nece$$ary “mother’$ milk,” but also control the media, therefore, the kind of publicity a candidate receives. Such people are getting what they want from the system as it is, and naturally resist any efforts to reform it. Because he is a celebrity aside from politics, Trump’s candidacy is noteworthy, therefore covered, even by people and networks who disparage him. His intentions may be good, but his political understanding is just beginning. He’s smart enough, but he strikes me as so much a political newbie, that he often fails to perceive a “trap” question, until he has fallen into it. He may be a leader in building and running hotels and casinos, but national politics is a new gig for him. I fear he’d end up being “run” by the inevitable insider cabinet “experts” he’d have to appoint.
As for what We, the People can do, how many of your neighbors, your co-workers, understand how we got to where we are — politically, economically, socially — to be able to pick this pile of gigantic political jackstraws apart without collapsing it into nationwide riot? Meanwhile, the pile grows taller, more vulnerable, every day, often through the efforts of people who (at least say) they are trying to take it down. So We, the People of SHTFSchool are doing what we can do to be out from under the pile when it inevitably collapses.
Cry, "Treason!"March 31, 2016 at 10:32 pm #48097
With respect to Mitt Romney personally, his descent from being a very decent, honorable man began years before he hit the national spotlight. I speak from personal knowledge. I don’t know that any one of them is different. Even Ron Paul appears to have succumbed to money-grubbing since his exit from elected politics in 2012, even if his message is generally what we might agree with.
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