Sunday, August 30, 2015
Bernie and Trump show our contempt for Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama
The presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton and Jeb! Bush have ended. They just do not realize it yet.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump now lead the presidential nomination contests for their respective parties. Do not believe polls that show Hillary up a point. He's drawing large crows of voters; she's drawing large swarms of FBI investigators. The two surprise Washington elitists and so the cry goes out that these are angry voters who want an outsider.
It is not that simple. Voters see a re-match of Bush versus Clinton and they absolutely hate it.
Republicans reflect on the 12 years of Bush and Son. and wonder why they went to the mat for them. Dan Quayle? Really? Why didn't Bush 41 go into Baghdad? Why did Bush 43 go in?
Democrats reflect on 16 years of Clinton and Obama and ask themselves why they fell on the sword for Bill Clinton. So Republicans could take over the House for the first tome in 40 years? So he could have a blowjob? They look at Obama and wonder why he did not go single-payer on health insurance when he had the chance instead of this mess. And for white Democratic voters, the now constant drumbeat of race, race, race is annoying. Black Lives Matter but no one else? Except for lunatic white communists, no white person wants a race war, but the NAACP and Al Sharpton want to drum one up.
No one is saying these things, of course, but that is what is behind this.
Washington Republicans have no agenda. Obama rolls them now. The Iran deal should require two-thirds approval in the Senate. That is what the Constitution says. Instead, Washington Republicans made it a requirement to get two-thirds disapproval to stop it.
Is there anyone in the House or the Senate?
Voters do not pay all that much attention to politics. Republicans see the name Jeb! Bush and look for an alternative. Enter Trump. Neither Walker nor Kasich has had a clue this election cycle. They play nice. Voters do not want nice. They want action. They want someone who will attack our enemies, be she Hillary or Megyn Kelly, or be he Jorge Ramos or Vladimir Putin.
Bernie Sanders keeps pumping out 19th century communism to the delight of unionists and college students. Whether that carries him to the nomination, we shall see. But he is knocking off Hillary just as Gene McCarthy took out LBJ in 1968.
Call the Weekenders at Bernie's and the Trumpkins angry and whatever other pejoratives you may, but the fact is they do not want another President Bush or a second President Clinton. Most Americans have not been satisfied with a president since Reagan. They know what they get with a Bush or a Clinton, that is why Bernie and Trump lead their races.