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It seems like a nightmare, but it is reality: The Democratic Party has chosen a criminal as its presidential candidate. And the liberals said that Reagan wore teflon!

Enough commentators have made the point that Hillary has been elevated above the law even before she is POTUS. The One Percent know how to protect its servants.

As Obama and Hillary demonstrate, the Democratic Party, formerly a defender of the common man, now competes with the Republican Party as an agent of the One Percent. Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat, and Ronald Reagan the last Republican, whose concerns encompassed ordinary folks.

Who represents the people today? Ironically, one of the One Percent—multi-billionaire Donald Trump. The incongruity of the people’s champion being a One Percenter has produced conspiracy theories that Trump’s assigned role is to alienate voters, thereby delivering the presidency to Hillary. Considering how deceptive American political life is, such a conspiracy cannot be dismissed out of hand. However, it seems to me that Trump is making too good of a fight out of it for his candidacy to be a conspiracy. The damage he is doing to Hillary does not fit the conspiracy theory. Trump can do himself in without having to take Hillary with him.

The presstitutes are assigned the task of laying Trump’s scalp at the feet of Hillary. Paradoxically, the standard of comparison for denigrating Trump’s political leadership is Ronald Reagan, who during his terms was consistently derided as a senile old fool who fell asleep during cabinet meetings, but nevertheless was responsible for Iran-Contra and everything else that resulted in media concerns. Even the neoconservatives, who Reagan fired and prosecuted, now hold up Reagan as the gold standard of presidential leadership.

As I do, Amb. Faith Whittlesey, who served Reagan during both terms, remembers it differently.

Moreover, she sees Trump as a proven leader, especially when compared to Hillary, a mere vassal of the One Percent.—they-said-that-of_b_10845880.html

In my opinion, Whittlesey’s emphasis on Reagan’s free market capitalism is overdone. Reagan was a union leader, and free market capitalists are opposed to unions. It was Bill Clinton, not Ronald Reagan, who deregulated the financial system in the mistaken belief that “markets are self-regulating.”

Reagan spoke up for private enterprise, because the deck had been stacked against it since the Great Depression. There had been two large expansions of government, Roosevelt’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society. One more and private enterprise would have had to have been put on the endangered list. There needs to be a balance between governmentg and business, and Reagan was trying to keep a balance.


If Trump were to be elected, none of us knows whether he could escape the power of the One Percent and rule in behalf of broader interests than has been the case during the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes. However, unlike Hillary, Trump is not a vassal. He is his own independent person.

This doesn’t mean that he knows what to do or whom to appoint to government office in order to save the sinking ship that is the United States of America.

What does seem clear is that if Hillary is elected, more war, including war with Russia, will be our future.

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• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton 
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  1. I know Hillary hates my kind and wants me dead.

    I know the GOPe thinks I’m too expensive and need to be replaced.

    Trump is all my tribe has got. I’m voting with my tribe.

    • Replies: @Realist
  2. Singh says:

    Yea,I don’t really agree with you. America for its entire history & especially the past century & a half has tried to spread christianity & destroy traditional cultures.

    You guys are savages at your core & need to be brushed aside for the world to move on & bring back its traditional heritage.

    Good riddance,


    • Replies: @another fred
    , @22pp22
  3. Rehmat says:

    A great majority of American voters like their religions are also carry political baggage; Democrat or Republican. The minority that knows the evilness of a ‘two-party system’ are given the choice to vote for the “lessor evil”.

    Both Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter as country’s president were controlled by AIPAC. Reagan was an Hollywood Clown who depended on advice from his Hollywood Jewish mentors and pro-Israel White House councilors.

    Jimmy Carter failed to con Iranian revolutionaries. Thus, he was dropped from AIPAC’s list of favorites. When he announced about his cancer, he was told that was a CURSE fallen upon him by his Bible for calling the Zionist entity, APARTHEID State.

  4. @Singh

    … for the world to move on & bring back its traditional heritage.

    That all things decay and pass, I have no doubt. Perhaps we have had our day. We are surely flawed as far as the ideal is concerned.

    As far as the traditional heritage is concerned, I’ve got a good book for you. It’s short and footnoted. You can ignore the last chapter, IMO, as that ceases to be objective.

    I would not be expecting unicorns and lollipops if I were you.

  5. 22pp22 says:

    Like the Aztecs sacrificing thousands, the Mongol killing of 1/6 of the planet, the suppression of the Taipings (50 million), thousands of dowry deaths in India, the Thuggee religion and the burning alive of widows. … … … … … Yeah, you’re so civilized. I don’t see many people wanting to emigrate to India.

    Turkish Moslems committed no less than three genocides against Christians between 1890 and 1920.

  6. Rurik says:

    at one time I advocated for Ron Paul to head the Treasury

    now I suspect that PCR is better suited, having done so already under Reagan

    so now Donald, I’ve changed my mind, and decided that you will appoint PCR as Treasury Sec. and Ron Paul as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. These two gentlemen will be responsible for disentangling the unholy alliances between these two organs of Rothschild, and returning the Treasury to solvency and putting a stake in the black heart of the Fed.

    I know you gentlemen are up to the task. (Wear bullet proof vests)

  7. Singh’s generalizations are something I may have done some 50 years ago when I was 15 years old and very ignorant about how the world worked and what made people tick. I did not curse my country because I learned a lot from my father who tried to keep a balance about things and he was a poor blue collar man.
    Singh may need to read more and investigate more. He won’t learn truth if he is reading and viewing what the mainstream media promotes.
    I am grateful to computer sites such as this one, to many authors of books, to magazines like Chronicles and The American Conservative, and especially to the underground Catholic press which in 2002 made it clear just who was creating lies in order to invade Iraq. Reading leads to finding out about hundreds of other men and women who tell us what really happened something that the USA mainstream media does not do. An entire world opens up with reading which tells us what more experienced and knowledgeable people know. But I get the feeling that 80% or more of Americans only get their version of truth from the mainstream media. This is why the majority of college kids are ultraliberals and curse us stupid antiquated elderly white men and women.
    I would also tell Singh that America is too often volunteered to come to the aid of other countries. Perhaps we should have stayed out, but we lost some 82000 men in WW1, 440,0000 during WW2, 34,000 in Korean War, 58000 in Vietnam, 4400 in Iraq, and ?2000 in Afghanistan, and there are thousands more who died in other places- Gulf War, Somalia…
    I guess to people like Singh, India has never done any major wrongs including its very own caste system. I guess all those millions from India who flooded into the USA and Europe felt a great sacrifice in leaving India.
    I guess all those men of European heritage who died in foreign countries such as during WW2 were just no good oppressors- some 440,000 in WW2.

  8. Realist says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Never forget most Americans are fucking stupid on a stick. Hillary probably wins.

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