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Up until now, I haven’t written anything about the upcoming presidential election even though there’s certainly been plenty to write about! In the grand scheme of things, I realized there’s no sense wasting time and energy on what has become one great big circus act. How pathetic is it that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two best choices (that money can buy) to potentially serve as President of the United States? Come November, the American People will get to choose which of the lesser of two evils will lead this country to nowhere.
I really thought Donald Trump had a legitimate chance to pull it off. However, in light of his latest controversy (less than a month before the election…pure coincidence…right Hillary?), I’m hard pressed to believe he can. The fact that he made it this far is pretty remarkable, especially when you consider how much of a piece of shit the man truly is. At the end of the day though, how many chances can a person totally blow before they reap what they sow? I have a feeling this latest transgression will be insurmountable, even for Donald Trump.
Which means barring the completely unexpected, “We the People” are looking at what will be yet another President Clinton in office. That vision, and future it brings, doesn’t look all that bright to me. With Hillary at the helm, we can expect at least four more years of the indifference and ineffectiveness that has come to define our federal government. In fact, I venture to say that indifference and ineffectiveness will only get worse. The illustrious GOP, looking to regroup after its disastrous affair with Donald Trump, will “re-brand” itself and do what it does best…blame someone else for its piss poor decision making! Instead of getting things done, the Grand Obstructionist Party will spend valuable time, effort, and money blaming Hillary Clinton with extra vengeance. As a result, this country will continue to sink even deeper into the quagmire our nation’s “leaders” have already created.
In addition to the indifference and ineffectiveness, I really don’t see where we are going to be any safer under a President Hillary Clinton. In fact, I speculate that as a country, we will be less safe. Hillary Clinton, the poster child of political correctness, has already made it known her desire to allow even more immigrants and refugees into this country. Especially those that are at odds with our way of life and practice the “peaceful” religion of Islam. She wants to do this despite the fact that Western Europe and the United States have witnessed example after example of “innocent” and vetted Islamic immigrants turning on the people and countries that took them in and provided them opportunity. This is not heresy, speculation, or “fear-mongering”…this is happening! The math on this is simple…the more Islamic immigrants and refugees we allow in our country, the more likely atrocities occur. This will not make for a safer country.
At a time when bad cops are shooting unarmed, innocent people and those that believe their lives matter simply because they exist, use these shootings as an excuse to “burn this bitch down”, more than ever we need a President that can see through the rhetoric and help find solutions to the blatant racism that has re-consumed this country. Simply put, I don’t see Hillary Clinton being that president. The Clintons’ have achieved their wealth, status, and power because of the status quo. So why would Hillary Clinton change the status quo? Unfortunately, the actions and protests we see now will only continue…and get worse…once Hillary Clinton becomes president. More and more privileged athletes will kneel during the National Anthem, hypocritically protesting the “system” and country that allows them to make ridiculous amounts of money playing a game while teachers are paid pennies to teach in cash-strapped school systems. More good cops are going to get hurt and killed because of the color of their profession. More innocent people are going to be harassed because of the color of their skin. A President Hillary Clinton won’t do anything to change that.
Come November, Americans will cast their vote for the lesser of the two evils that will become the President of the United States. That lesser evil will more than likely be Hillary Clinton. This means there will more than likely be four more years of the indifference and ineffectiveness that has come to define our modern federal government. Four more years for Islam-inspired terrorism to flourish within our borders. Four more years of blatant racism and hypocrisy to further undermine the underpinnings of this country. It is a bleak vision and future.
The House led Grand Obstructionist Party (aka the GOP), declared “victory” by passing a short-term government spending bill which attempts to cut funding for “Obamacare”. Senate Democrats, as well as President Obama, have already stated that any such provision will ensure that the bill will have no chance in hell of passing the Senate, much less the President’s desk. This sets up yet another party-ideology fueled battle between Republicans and Democrats. This sets up yet another potential for a federal government shutdown.
House Speaker John Boehner was quoted as saying, “The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare”. Fora change, Mr. Boehner is partially correct. Rational, responsible American people do not want the government to shut down. Individual opinion regarding whether or not the American people are for or against “Obamacare” varies greatly. What Mr. Boehner misses however is the ultimate point. The American people are sick and tired of dysfunctional federal “representatives” that are more concerned with their political ideologies (and re-election) than making the decisions that are in the best interest of this country.
This is the 41st attempt to undermine “Obamacare”. While I am normally a great admirer of tenacity, there comes the time when one must recognize that the brick wall they are ramming themselves into repeatedly is not going to fall. Priceless energy, time, and resources have been wasted by the Republican Tea Party’s efforts to thwart “Obamacare’s” implementation. Yet again, Congress has shirked one of its most important responsibilities. It is September 21, 2013. Fiscal year 2014 starts in 10 days. Our Congress, who is responsible for drafting the federal budget, has barely even begun to address this issue. Instead, the Republican led House spent its time drafting a half-assed continuation bill that they knew had no chance of passing the Senate. Once again the Grand Obstructionist Party has ensured the likelihood of a federal government shutdown. Once again, our elected “leaders” have failed us.
The Republican Tea Party says it’s changing its ways, yet its actions suggest otherwise. It is completely out of touch with the changes occurring in this county. Just when it seems like they can’t possibly alienate the American people any further, they find a way to do so. Such is the case with this recently proposed spending bill.
If the federal government shuts down, I will be furloughed yet again. Furloughed due to ineptness. For those that believe they won’t be adversely impacted by a federal government shutdown, think again. Who do you think will be paying our “leaders” their six-figure salaries during that shutdown (guaranteed by the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)? Your tax dollars. So much for not being impacted.