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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hello? Anyone here?

     Hey all, it's been a while. I have to be honest; the fault is 100 percent mine. Frankly, I had run out of things to say, and really, I couldn't muster the motivation  to write. But, the times we face today have piqued my interest. We're in the waning days of the Obama Administration, and those that support it say that it has been a raging success. Those that oppose it say that it has been a ruinous failure. I tend to agree with those that say it has failed. I'm not going to write a list of the whys; suffice it to say that the 17 trillion in debt guarantees that rough times are ahead.

     Unfortunately, it doesn't look like relief is on the way.

     On the one hand, we have the Democrats. Masters of the long game, they reached the pinnacle of their existence when they managed to convince their constituents to vote, not once, but twice, for a man who was nothing more than the result of marketing and opinion polls, and was elected for no other reason than the color of his skin. In other words, Obama got elected because voting for him was "cool."

     Now? The bottom of the barrel is all they have left. It's the choice between a card-carrying Marxist, and a woman who has more baggage than Delta Airlines. That either of these two are being considered by young people is a statement on the horrific condition of our education system.

     Which brings us to the GOP. The first thing we need to realize is that the current incarnation of the Republican Party has no interest whatsoever in furthering Conservatism. As soon as a non-establishment candidate gained enough prominence to be a contender, the Old Guard within the party turned on them like a pack of mad dogs. This is nothing new; they did the same thing after the "Republican Revolution" during the Clinton Regime. Currently, they have ostracized and marginalized the Tea Party candidates and they are in the process of eliminating Ben Carson (easily the smartest candidate of either party), because what they want is another toady to parrot the party line without disturbing the status quo. Because, as I have said before, they don't want to fix what's wrong because for them, it isn't broken.

     Then, there is Trump. On the surface, he looks like a good deal; too rich to be bought, too powerful to care what the GOP says, and plain spoken, opinionated, and says all of the right things.

     And he's completely full of shit.

     If you look at the things he said even ten years ago, you realize he wants to be President because that is the only box he hasn't checked on his Bucket List, and he's willing to say anything to get it. Trump isn't the worst of the candidates, but don't believe for a second that he has this nation's best interest at heart. Trump's first, last, and only priority is Trump.

     This election will be, far more than ever before, about the lesser of two evils. No doubt, we are about to be inundated with dire warnings of "This is the most important election ever!" and all sides will talk about how much they want to help the little guy. Ultimately, the only reason that ANY of them will win the election is because "None of the above" isn't on the ballot.