Jun 07 2016

Is Media Crafting An Excuse For Hillary Losses Today?

Yesterday the political news media pulled the wind out of the last primaries of the season, including in California. By prematurely claiming Clinton had enough delegates, the news media just told Hillary supporters in these last primaries to “stay home”.

Why do this?

Bernie may not be able to win the nomination outright, but the last thing Clinton needs is to limp over the finish line with a string of losses in the final states, particularly the huge contest in California. And the thinner her margin of victory in the pledged delegate count, the fewer superdelegates it would take to swing things at the convention if they decide to change sides after some startling FBI news. The last polls in California showed the Democrats in a neck and neck, inside the margin of error battle. Bernie is still out there whipping his supporters into a frenzy over the rigged primary and pushing for every last vote. If Hillary’s supporters are complacent with the AP news that their gal has already won the race, it wouldn’t take too many of them staying home to tip it in Bernie’s favor.

I have a theory – it was clear Hillary was going to lose anyway. So how can the news media and democrats “frame” this loss as no big deal?

By giving a whole different reason for her abysmal showing.  Now, if Bernie wins, team Clinton can point to the allies in the media and blame them for her poor showing.

Politics is now all theater – theater of the absurd! And Sanders supporters are fed up:

Supporters of Bernie Sanders expressed outrage in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s primary elections, upset that The Associated Press and several television networks had already declared rival Hillary Clinton the party’s presumptive nominee.

Update: Everyone sees this news media move for what it is – the Political Industrial Complex wants Clinton over Sanders. Even the liberals get it now:

This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary: The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization — incredibly — conceals. The decisive edifice of superdelegates is itself anti-democratic and inherently corrupt: designed to prevent actual voters from making choices that the party establishment dislikes. But for a party run by insiders and funded by corporate interests, it’s only fitting that its nomination process ends with such an ignominious, awkward, and undemocratic sputter.

Could not have said it better myself

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Jun 07 2016

Bursting The Politically Correct BS!

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You know what Main Street America probably hates most about the Political Industrial Complex in America?

Political Correctness.

That nagging, overly sensitive, “can’t call BS on government BS”, muzzling of legitimate thoughts, concerns and OBJECTIONS!

Political Correctness is the shield the denizens of the Political Industrial Complex use to deflect  well-earned blow back by the voters.  Just look at how Donald Trump  this week has offended just about every corner of the Political Industrial Complex (or PIC, which encompasses the career politicians, their staff, the sea of paid consultants and advisors who manage their public image, crony donors and lobbyists and the pliant news media).

It is downright laughable at the reactions! For example:

You know you’re in trouble when you’re being lectured on sensitivity by Newt Gingrich. The former House speaker, a frequent Trump defender, emailed The Post’s Dan Balz to say that Trump’s claim that a federal judge had a conflict of interest because the Indiana-born jurist is “Mexican” was “completely unacceptable.” (He softened his criticism of Trump on Monday.)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) concurred that Trump’s attack on the judge and his claim that a Muslim on the bench also couldn’t judge him fairly was “absolutely unacceptable.”

Really? You cannot have a concern that someone’s background has tainted their objectivity? What is more human than having personal biases based on heritage, family or religion? This is WHY we have counter balances and cross checks built into government. Everyone has some biases – doh!

This is good reporting in my opinion:

To defend real estate mogul Donald Trump‘s claim that a federal judge is biased against him because of his “Mexican heritage,” his campaign spokeswoman argued on Monday that it also would be acceptable to accuse a female judge of bias on the basis of gender.

“Well, it would depend on her past and decisions she made as a judge,” Trump’s national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said.

Noting that Trump’s sister is also a federal judge, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Pierson if it would be “awful” to accuse her of bias “in regard to some case because she’s a woman.”

But Pierson would not rule it out, adding that “there is no question that there are activist judges in this country.”

“CNN gives a platform to Black Lives Matter, and that entire premise is injustice in the system due to race,” she said.

So Trump has doubled down and stated people of Mexican heritage could be biased.  People of the Muslim religion could be biased.  Women could be biased.

Where is the shock factor here? Most of the outrage is about someone finally telling the PC crowd they are so full of BS!

What Trump is doing is brilliant. He has all these clowns jumping up and down proving his point – as far as the PIC is concerned no one dares challenge the elites! No one.

Especially uppity voters who support a candidate like Donald Trump.

Has there ever been a better case for Trump than how he plays the PIC? He is nuking Political Correctness so Main Street can finally air their grievances.

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Jun 05 2016

The Left Continues To Push Trump Towards An Election Win

For people who are supposed to be the “intellectually elite” over the rest of us average Americans, the left side of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC) seems to throttled at full “self-destruct” this year.

The PIC is that isolated and insulated element of American society that includes the career politicians, their extensive staff, their sea of paid political consultants, the lobbyists and crony donors, and of course the pliant news media who live off the PIC’s orchestrated leaks/propaganda. This extensive element of American society lives and works in a different world than the rest of us. The PIC love to talk about their roots on Main Street, or their latest discussion they had with a denizen of that place far, far away. But they do not understand average day Americans.  They simply exploit us.

This year the election is a battle between the PIC (Hillary) and Main Street (Trump). While Trump himself lives a rarefied life in Trump Towers, he speaks to the issues and concerns of Main Street.

For example, Obama’s rampant wave of illegal immigrants which most average Americans oppose because illegal immigrants consume limited government resources and cheap entry-level jobs. Heck, most don’t pay their taxes or welfare share.

Hillary in 2016 is for more of the same – much, much more:

Clinton has pledged to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office. As NBC recently reported: “If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama’s executive actions and introduce comprehensive immigration reform during her first 100 days in office.”

Clinton’s website has explained that by “comprehensive immigration reform,” Clinton means full citizenship for illegal immigrants, which would give them welfare access, voting privileges, and the ability to bring over their family members through chain migration.

We really need to stop the flow and absorb or deal with the immigrants who came in under Obama. I doubt there will be mass deportations, but there can be drastic changes.  There can be the rounding up violent criminals and – after some time in US prison – terminal deportation. Violence will be met with extreme justice.

There can be fines and back taxes paid if illegals wish to stay, or else they are free to leave.  I pay my taxes, and I have paid penalties for back taxes. If there is going to be a tax amnesty – it should go to US citizens first.

Hillary’s pandering to non-voters and their minority of voting allies will backfire this election cycle. This election is about average Americans and what they deserve.

And now the “Greens” have proposed another brilliantly stupid idea:

There is another alternative — which I’ll call Plan A — that would avoid the considerable litigation risks of the Clean Power Plan and achieve more quickly and with greater certainty a reduction in emissions at least equal to those of the Clean Power initiative. Under Plan A, the federal government would buy or, if necessary, seize under eminent domain all existing U.S. coal plants and close them over 10 years.

Emphasis from the linked commentary.

When the federal government tries to seize privately or state owned assets, it is time to dismantle said federal government. How putting more Americans out of work is going to build America’s future is beyond me.  I truly hope the Democrats run on this plank in their platform.

The overreach and arrogance of the left since Obama took office is fueling Trump’s Presidential campaign. He is a PIC outsider, one rich enough to fight off the leeches who make up the PIC and feed off the taxes (therefore the sweat, toil and sacrifices) of Main Street USA. If this continues, Trump will win in a landslide – which will be a mandate to begin to role back government.

 

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Jun 03 2016

Leftwing/Immigrant America Echoes Nazi Fascism

Update: Michael Goodwin asks the same question in the NY Post today I pondered when news of the San Jose violence broke:

Are President Obama, Hillary Clinton and violent leftists in cahoots to elect Donald Trump? Or are they just idiots?

The evidence is overwhelming that they all belong to a conspiracy — either of secret GOP sympathizers or of dunces. Those are the only options after Democrats took turns denouncing Trump in ways that actually bolstered the potency of his arguments. Three examples tell the tale.

End Update:

Yesterday during a Trump campaign event in San Jose, CA (whose mayor is a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter) violence erupted and average American citizens were attacked by a mob who claimed to represent illegal immigrants. It was a disgusting and despicable scene (click link to see the videos). A woman was cornered by a mob of people and pelted with eggs, another – who was pregnant – was hit and knocked down.

And of course this all made sense to the Mayor of San Jose:

An angry mob pelted eggs, tomatoes, and bottles at the spectators—as well as the police, who tried (and failed) to maintain some semblance of order. Other Trump supporters were set upon and punched. One was left with blood streaming down his face. (See representative video below.)

The mayor of San Jose, Democrat Sam Liccardo, reacted angrily to the events. Not that he was particularly upset at the violent mob that attacked innocent Americans, of course. No, his ire was directed at Mr. Trump. “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” the mayor said. Apparently it was downright “irresponsible” of Trump to even set foot in California’s third largest city.

This incident (and all previous ones) is going to shore up Donald Trumps “base” like nothing else could.  If Hillary and Bernie do not come out – without hesitation and without caveats – and denounce these acts – including a DEMAND that they end – they will be awarded at the ballot box this fall with the rest of the Democrats.

I only wish the Rolling Thunder had been in San Jose to help protect our democracy from the lunatic fringe.

Let’s see the leftwing/immigrant rabble get through these folks to attack innocent people!

The violence reminded me that those who claim Trump is a fascist/racist are actually projecting their own devils onto the GOP presidential candidate. It is these leftwing/immigrant protesters who are mimicking the tactics of Nazi Germany in the 1930’s:

On the night of November 9, 1938, violence against Jews broke out across the Reich. It appeared to be unplanned, set off by Germans’ anger over the assassination of a German official in Paris at the hands of a Jewish teenager. In fact, German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms. In two days, over 250 synagogues were burned, over 7,000 Jewish businesses were trashed and looted, dozens of Jewish people were killed, and Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes were looted while police and fire brigades stood by.

Emphasis mine.

The true fascists  are those demanding California – and the US – are really part of Mexico. Which of course was a region conquered by a different European nation – Spain (that is why Mexicans speak “Hispaniola” – and not Aztec). It is no coincidence these interlopers have been at every Trump event in California and Arizona and beyond:

A threat from the Texas protests:

“If these people get what they want, Trump in there, I guarantee you — you think the Mexicans are going to lay down that easily? We don’t ever say nothing,” Ronald Gonzales, of Dallas, said.

“It ain’t gonna happen,” Gonzales said. “You really want the Mexicans to really, really stir, really get mad? Y’all don’t understand — we aren’t the minority anymore. We own Texas. Texas is Mexican-made. I’m five generations deep right here.”

This ain’t Mexico, and the only difference  between now and 1938 is these modern political “progroms” are not being done all in one night. They are spread out across political events so as to try and run under the media radar.

People are welcome here in America as long as they obey our laws. You would not let someone stay in your house who begins trashing it and attacking your family would you? We won’t either. If the Mexican community want to live here, do it peacefully. Remember – you are also primarily of European descent! We are not naive or stupid.

Of course, this is going to push most African-Americans away from the Democrats – they have been in the US longer than the Mexican-Americans and earned their freedoms from oppression. American fought a bloody civil war (whites against whites) to fix that mess. These descendants of slaves cannot stand the Hispanic immigrants’ comparison of their free-will migration into the US to that of African slaves snatched from their homes (and I actually do not blame them – Hispanics were slavers of Africans and American Indians too).

I also see these brutish tactics pushing the working class and unions towards Trump.  These are the people who have been out of work – or working 3 part time jobs – because of Liberal nonsense under Obama. They too are fed up with infusion of outsiders taking their jobs and laying foreign flags.

Americans  fought the brutalities of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. So don’t think these threats will cower us. I suspect and hope there will be increasing protection (like the Rolling Thunder) at all Trump events for the everyday citizens participating in our peaceful (but raucous) election. Trump is safe, but what about our fellow citizens?

These leftwing/immigrant protestors seem to think Americans won’t defend themselves or their homes. That would be a really dumb assumption:

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Jun 01 2016

Why Hillary’s Email Is A Big Election Deal

The rule that “fish rot from the head first” is a good metaphor to explain what it is about Hillary’s email violations that is so devastating:

When an organization or state fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause.

The problem Hillary has is she wants to lead a high-tech savvy nation into the future. She wants to convince voters of the nation that invented Internet – along with its historic internet-commerce icons like Amazon, Twitter, Miscrosoft, Apple iTunes, etc. – to vote for her as their leader.

But the email fiasco flies in the face of any arguments and claims she wants to make.  That is why this subject is so devastating.

It is not just devastating because most of America’s successful upper middle class understand this issue. It is devastating because those probably most irked by Hillary’s dismissal of email security would normally be a huge voting block for the Democrats.

Let explain why this is.

Email security to most individuals is not about Top Secret data from the State Department.  Email security is all about Identity Theft!

In recent years, the Internet has become an appealing place for criminals to obtain identifying data, such as passwords or even banking information. In their haste to explore the exciting features of the Internet, many people respond to “spam” unsolicited E-mail that promises them some benefit but requests identifying data, without realizing that in many cases, the requester has no intention of keeping his promise. In some cases, criminals reportedly have used computer technology to obtain large amounts of personal data.

So, when most of the middle to upper class voters read about Hillary’s cavalier attitude on cyber security, they naturally see someone who is a risk to everyone around her.  Someone similar to people we have all dealt with who have emailed our Personal Identifiable Information in the open (to our dismay). Or it reminds them of the big companies who exposed millions of normal working Americans to identity theft (see here, here).

Or even worse, Hillary represents similar idiots in government who exposed millions of people to identity theft (see here):

Two months after the Office of Personnel Management disclosed the second of two large intrusions into its IT systems, the government announced Tuesday evening that it now has a firm plan to notify the 21.5 million victims involved and has awarded a $133 million contract to provide current and former federal employees with identity protection services.

Emphasis mine.

The OPM debacle cost the tax payers a lot of money. And this is not an isolated incident in the federal government, which has been attempting to shore up its IT Security for a decade or more. Which brings me to a core democrat voting block in some key swing states: federal workers.

This poll out today explains how bad this is for Hillary:

Half of all voters think that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State was illegal, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

Half the voters get it.  Zero percent of the Political Industrial Complex (the politicians, their staff, the consultant industry, the lobbyists, the donors and – of course – the pliant news media) gets it. They use words like “rules” and “classified label” to try and make the issue esoteric.

But it is not esoteric, it is something federal employees are hammered over day in and day out. People are written up every day for much less breaches of IT Security.

Now most federal workers understand Democrats are for “big government” (i.e., will protect the family income) while the GOP should be for smaller government. But at some point, this reliable democrat voting block will reject the Democrats if they take a step too far. They may just stay home and not vote, but that will be enough in a tight race.

Hillary Clinton’s email problem is not confusing or some abstract issue for a majority of “likely voters”. Her stubborn refusal to come clean with her mistake, to acknowledge it was really, really bad, is pushing voters away.

They know someone like her cannot lead a High-Tech, World Leading nation into the future given this past.

It would be like asking Ralph Nader to be the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – ludicrous!

 

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May 28 2016

Federal Conundrum: Open Boarders vs Endless TSA Lines

I was struck by something Victor Davis Hansen wrote last week about how Trump will ultimately corral the GOP vote and could go on to win the presidential election. It is a good read, but when I hit this section I had an epiphany:

Trump sounds crazy—and dangerous—in his idiotic idea to ban entry into the U.S. on the basis of religion. But is that inanity any less extreme than the administration’s European-style wish to welcome in tens of thousands of mostly young males from the war-torn Middle East without any proper method of identification and audit—at a time of spikes in radical Islamic terrorism in the West? Again, Trump cannot predicate immigration on the basis of religion, but he certainly could place a temporary moratorium of all immigration from particular Middle East countries like Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya, in the way that we do not open our arms to mass influxes of Iranians and North Koreans.

Emphasis mine. When reading this I recalled pictures of illegal aliens swarming across our borders. Illegals who then infiltrated our towns and neighborhoods across the nation. A flood of humanity  no one asked Main Street USA if they were willing to open their communities to. It was simply an edict issued to the rest of us from the Political Industrial Complex in their DC-Beltway Bubble world.

But then it hit me – my epiphany! (or is it an apostrophe?).

The denizens of the Political Industrial Complex (those politicians, their staff and consultants, their cozy donors and lobbyists, and their news-media allies) don’t live in those once quiet, once peaceful, once crime-free small towns of America – or even in the areas of our bigger towns and cities – where this sea of immigrants have congregated or been directed to live. Their kids don’t go to the same schools, play on the same soccer/baseball/football teams as the all these newcomers. They are not having to adapt at all to this upheaval!

Now before anyone on the left has a hissy-fit, I live in an extremely diverse area of Virginia with all nationalities and all income levels.  And we are very happy where we live. So this is not a xenophobic rant.

What struck me was the complete and utter contradiction of (1) our Federal Government’s open border policy where scores and scores of potential terrorists can come into our country and (2) the nightmare that is air travel today, where thousands of US citizens and other documented travelers have been delayed and burdened by the very same Federal Government?

Why aren’t the 100’s of thousands of illegal immigrants even asked for a photo ID, when 100’s of thousands of air travelers must produce one to fly within our own country? Yes, planes can be turned into dangerous weapons – but so can buses, trains, stadiums, schools, etc.  Why the double standard?

Now my epiphany: Because the Denizens of the Political Industrial Complex extensively travel by air. In fact, they are probably top-flight frequent-fliers one and all!

Or they have private or chartered planes. But those private or chartered planes must land and be serviced in the very same public airports.

Of course the “elites” have limos for road travel and live in gated communities. So they are at a very low risk of any trouble coming from illegal immigrants outside the airports. They never have to rub shoulders with those illegals on a daily basis.

It just seems the issues popping this election year are manufactured to drive the voters to conclude our leaders are out of touch, isolated from the rest of the country, inept, wasteful and way too arrogant to cover for their ignorance (i.e., their clear lack of street smarts). The issues are framing the political elites as the root of our most serious problems.

The voters know it is time to fire the Politicians and their entourages, time to dismantle the Political Industrial Complex.  It has been a long time coming. We voters have heard enough promises, followed by lame excuses for failing to make good on the promises, to know there is no fix coming from inside the Political Industrial Complex.

It is time to burst the elites’ bubble and bring in new management



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May 27 2016

A Distant Thunder In The Electorate



Back in 2014 I could feel the mood of the country and how it was poised to reject the Democrats and sweep them out of office. I saw evidence of the tsunami coming in voting trends in the primaries and early voting totals (see here for my analysis). It proved to be a historic election night as the wave of anti-elite sentiment washed out almost every marginal Democrat Senate candidate (see here for my live blogging).

I feel a similar disturbance in The Force this year (or “The Electorate” if you will) . With Donald Trump blasting through an army of establishment candidates, it is clear this year is not the year of any candidate who comes from the Political Industrial Complex.

And again, we see this in the voting trends:

The Republican Party has set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 28 million votes to date which is 136% of the record high voter turnout in 2008. That’s four million more votes than the Democratic primary race this year.

There are five states left to vote including California.

Emphasis mine. It is hard to understand where the Democrats are because there is not a lot of current data.  In 2012 Obama ran unopposed and garnered 6.160 million votes out of ~ 7 million cast.

That is nowhere near the 24 million cast so far this year for Democrats.

In 2008 Hillary and Obama combined for about 35 million – which was a huge year for the Democrats.

In 2012 the GOP combined for ~21.4 million, which was the prior record turnout for the GOP. In 2008 the combined GOP number was 20.1 million.

So the GOP looks to have the energy and momentum on their side in 2016 and could reach 30 million votes when all is said and done.

The Democrats, on the other hand, are not going to come close to their 2008 high water mark. They will be heading into their convention deeply divided, with an unexciting candidate who has lots and lots of baggage.



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May 26 2016

Are Obama & The Radical Left Supporting Trump?

I have to ask: is President Obama and the Radical Left actually part of the Trump campaign?

I mean who is doing more to drive centrist and independent voters into the Trump Camp than these people?

Consider the following cases.



Case 1: Federal edicts for invading the privacy of women in public places because a tiny minority of people cannot figure out what their biological gender is (guess they missed sex ed in school).

Here are 5 times “transgender” men abused women and children by exploiting such facilities:

1. A Seattle man, citing transgender bathrooms laws, was able to gain access to a women’s locker-room at a public recreational center while little girls were changing for swim practice.

2. A Toronto man claiming to be transgender was arrested and sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting several women in a women’s shelter after he gained access to the shelter and its shower facilitates as “Jessica.”

3. A Virginia man was caught and arrested for peeping on and filming two women and a 5-year-old child in a women’s restroom after receiving entry by dressing in drag.

4. A Los Angeles man dressed in drag, entered a Macy’s department store bathroom and videotaped women under bathroom stalls.

5. Two male students were caught at the University of Toronto exploiting “gender-neutral” facilities to peep on women in the shower with their cellphone cameras.

The dumbest part of this was to target children in schools. This is only going to activate the Mother/Father Bear “Fight” instincts:

The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

The left’s war on women has taken on serious turn.  The reaction of the woman in general and father’s with daughters should not be a surprise. Only a true fool would think this is going to attract voters to the Democrats!



Case 2: Violent, immigrant-led protests against Trump who want America returned to Mexico – the very place they ran away from!

Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed what he described as “thugs” and “criminals” who clashed with police outside an Albuquerque campaign event, just hours after police in riot gear and mounted patrol units faced off against the violent crowd.

The clashes erupted overnight, after Trump and some 4,000 of his supporters left the Albuquerque Convention Center. Approximately 100 demonstrators remained in downtown.

Smoke grenades were used in an effort to disperse the crowd, while protesters threw rocks, plastic bottles, burning T-shirts and other items at officers.

Albuquerque police said on Twitter late Tuesday that “several” officers were being treated for injuries as a result of being hit by rocks. At least one person was arrested.

Obama opened our borders and has flooded Main Street with strangers, the most vocal of which hate their new neighbors and what they stand for.  If this is a plan to help Democrats win elections, it is pretty dumb.



Case 3: Target the jobs of key voters (and union members) in swing states, promising to put them out of work.

The Department of the Interior said that it would not grant any new leases to mine coal from public land until it reviewed the federal coal program. That program produces about 40 percent of all U.S. coal: Virtually all coal mined west of the Mississippi is technically owned by the federal government. It’s expected that the government will eventually make it much more expensive—and effectively unfeasible—for companies to mine that mineral.

This worked “so well!” for Hillary in WV of course, can’t see what possibly could go wrong in the general election. Note this order is for the western US, but miners do talk to each other – ya know! Just more states who will feel threatened (and rightfully so) by a Democrat President.

It seems to me each day I watch the news there is another open attack on the American Family, the American Middle Class and/or America’s Main Street. These angry and devastating attacks are all coming from the left, while the Political Industrial Complex in DC, NY and LA all stay silent.

And people wonder why Trump is surging???

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May 25 2016

Trump Befuddles The Political Industrial Complex

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The Political Industrial Complex (or PIC, which encompasses all the Pols, their staffs and consultants, their donor-cronies and their lobbyists, and of course the news media – all who live in a bubble and consider themselves ‘elite’) are completely befuddled by the Trump phenomena.

I suppose their confusion is because these supposedly brilliant, all-knowing, ‘elites’ really are not that much smarter than the rest of us, and cannot see what we all see looking into the PIC bubble-world


The NY Times had a typical PIC reaction story today (H/T RealClear Politics). It just drips with elitist befuddlement:

Once again, we are faced with a rising Trump. Once again, we have to wonder what is going on.

Hillary Clinton, a Yale Law graduate whose résumé includes stints at the Children’s Defense Fund and the House Judiciary Committee working on Watergate, spent more than a decade as first lady of Arkansas, eight years as first lady of the United States, eight years as a senator and four years as secretary of state serving as one of the president’s principal foreign policy advisers. She collected more than 17 million votes in 2008 as the first woman to ever come close to winning the presidential nomination of a major party; she has been named 12 times by Forbes as one of most powerful women in the world and found 20 times by Gallup to be the woman Americans admire most in the world.

How could a candidate with as much baggage as Trump be neck-and-neck with one of the most admired, best credentialed and most broadly experienced nominees in the history of the Democratic Party?

How indeed! Maybe because all those accolades don’t carry any weight with the electorate. Probably because being a member of the PIC in high standing is actually a negative to the voters. If this is an anti-PIC election year (which it clearly is on a global level), then the masses are fed up with PIC incompetence across the spectrum.

All those accolades fly in the face of Hillary’s Benghazi culpability, her email shenanigans, her unethical international donors, etc, etc, etc.

Let us also not forget that the PIC has been leading decades of disastrous results, from Obamacare to our open boarders, to our middle east fiascos.  People are fed up.  When the PIC takes 30+% of our income and then screws up in execution the result is obvious.

Fire the PIC and/or return our money.

We see this trend in the recent Austrian presidential election and the EU referendum in the UK. So why are these supposed ‘elites’ not showing off their god-given superior powers of intellect and see what is going on? Let’s get back to that precious NY Times diatribe:

How did Clinton lose her advantage?

The unrelenting assault from the right and the left on her integrity and competence, conducted both by Republicans and by her opponent for the Democratic nomination, appears to have taken a toll. Clinton has been under attack from the right throughout her 25 years in the national arena. The Sanders critique from the left has served to deepen her negative ratings.

Notice how the PIC bubble blinds the those inside the PIC to any cause from outside the PIC? How about it had nothing to do with attacks from the right side or left side of the PIC?

How about the masses see that the PIC is completely dysfunctional and incompetent?

Blind leading the blind. It is the difference between “book smart” and “street smart” – or worse “PIC smart” and “street smart”. It is amazing how big the gulf has become between the country and the PIC.

Trump arose from a field of PIC-preferred candidates, to the great consternation of the right-side of the PIC.

#NeverTrump is the PIC reaction to the idea someone outside the PIC could come in at the top and shake things up! And now the rest of the PIC is up in arms and sweating bullets as Trump’s momentum increases.

It will NEVER occur to these elite geniuses this is exactly what the voters want! Why?  Because it means the PIC is being rejected by its host.  And the thought of all these brilliant minds being “fired” by the owners of this great country is just to much to bear (see Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Paul Ryan). And so they will continue to not understand the forces behind the 2016 election and ignore the signals being sent by “we the people

 


 

 

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May 16 2016

Brexit Reflects America’s POTUS Choices

It seems that the voters in the US and UK are poised to reject the “Big Gov Knows Best” mantra of their respective Political Industrial Complex (PIC). 2016 may be the year the world’s first and foremost democracies take back their governments originally created for the people, by the people.

These democracies were NOT created for the “elites” clustered in their ivory towers on Constitution Ave, K-Street and Wall Street (or the Belgian equivalents) – hidden and walled off from Main Street.

The PIC  – generally – is the ruling political class, plus their media lackeys and their political industrial analysts, consultants, lobbyists and favored donors.  An island economy in both countries that grows rich off the sweat and innovation of the middle class who provide the funds for all the PIC brilliant ideas </sarcasm> and endless rules.

So this year it is Main Street vs the PIC – in both countries.

The UK has the bigger dragon to slay. Their PIC is not only in London, but has been extended and isolated in the massively wasteful  and byzantine European Union in Brussels.  The good news for the Middle Class in the UK is that the evidence of EU incompetence and destruction is massive, so the revolution against the status quo has ample ammunition.

The movement is called “Brexit“, and it is clearly a big moment in history:

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, often shortened to Brexit (a portmanteau combining the words “Britain” and “exit”), will be decided on 23 June 2016 by a referendum on the country’s membership, following the passage of the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

Just as Hillary Clinton and the Democrats here in the US must defend the abysmal status quo, those calling for the UK to “Remain” in the EU must somehow convince the voters across the pond that the last 3 decades of failures are just a mirage, and that the EU does really care for the UK worker.

That is one a big pile of BS to hoist off on the UK voters.  Maybe if the voters truly were the dullards the “elites” think they are the elites could put out the usual political fiction and win the hearts, minds and wallets. I doubt it.

James Delingpole is a lead Brexit voice:

What it boils down to is this: does Britain want to go on being shackled to the sclerotic, anti-democratic, moribund trading bloc that is the European Union or would it rather be liberated to set its own laws, regain its sovereignty and trade freely and profitably with the burgeoning rest-of-the-World economy?

The movement has just released a movie that explains what is at stake and how the UK will be better off away from the “elites” and back in the hands of the common voters/workers.  A model that has worked wonders for Switzerland. This movie is over 1 hour long, but worth every second

Theme of the Movie: Make the UK a world-trade power house again.

The Trump campaign motto: Make America Great Again

See the common denominator – again?

The usual PIC response is one of propaganda, fear mongering and irony.

Goliath wants to annihilate David, and do it in style. Day after day, the massed forces of the global establishment are delivering their blood-curdling warnings, with one simple mission: stop Brexit at any cost.

The plan is ruthlessly efficient, the roll-out beautifully choreographed, the elite troops perfectly briefed. Generals, diplomats, company bosses, economists, entertainers, assorted virtue-signallers: they are all rigidly on-message with their grotesque claims that Britain could not possibly cope with standing on its own two feet.

Yet something remarkable is happening – or rather, isn’t. Goliath’s weapons of mass destruction aren’t working, and David is not just surviving but standing tall. The opinion polls are not moving. If anything, support for Leave has crept up a little. The latest ICM poll puts Leave at 46 per cent and Remain at 44 per cent; YouGov estimates Remain at 42 per cent and Leave at 40 per cent.

How could the voters be so stupid as to fire all of those in the PIC – given elites are so smart? How many times have we read how much damage those resisting the status quo will cause, when everyone sees the damage done by the very same status quo?

Sound familiar? Stop the threat to the PIC at all costs?

The best part of the movie is seeing the number of laws tagged to everything we do and own. Bring that “framing” to the US election and see how well Hillary does!

My gut tells me the commoners and middle class workers are universally fed up with the arrogant denizens of the Political Industrial Complex. I have watched people I use to listen to for insight (please not the emphasis on “use to”) go all PIC over Donald Trump.

This includes Bill Kristol, Speaker Ryan and Charles Krauthammer to name just a few. They are trying to play the role of the Democrat Party’s Superdelegates, who  are deciding who will and will not be on the Democrat ticket. These people have destroyed their conservative brand.

These #NeverTrump diehards have clearly indicated that the days when a lowly citizen of this country can attain the highest office of the land by the will of the voters is over.  Now all political leaders must be accepted by the PIC  – voters be damned.

How is this different from the Brexit movement and those EU elites who have insulated themselves from being accountable to European voters?

When did the US PIC become the thought police for America’s voters?

Answer – when we allowed it to happen.  Trump is the messenger, that is why he is racking up ‘surprise’ wins. The message is we are done sending 30% of our income to serial failures. There will be accountability. How Hillary or the Dems can beat that message is beyond reality.  They are the thrust of the message.

The PIC never thought they would have to bow down to the voters (a.k.a. taxpayers) of this country. They feel threatened (as they should be).

Sadly Brexit is just the first step in returning to limited distant government and focused local government.  It will take a generation to turn the PIC around into a distributed, state-level, dynamic and diverse resource pool that serves the people. But it is a start and it looks like Brexit could win in June (undecideds are trending to their side, and the polls are known to be thrashing in uncharted waters and error prone).

If I am right, Brexit will set the tone and the stage for the US 2016 election cycle.

We do live in interesting times.

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