Tag Archives: Republican

A Sanders Supporter’s Presidential Primary Conundrum

In the modern world where America’s corporate media proudly serves as the mouthpiece for our corrupted political governance without question – often void of fact – it’s no surprise having two presumptive Presidential nominees facing criminal charges and jail time, yet still in the running. Campaign 2016 is turning out to be quite a freak show and has shown us once again just how corrupt and lopsided our political system is. On the Republican side you have a candidate facing Fraud and RICO charges and on the Democratic side you have a woman who is being protected by people in high places despite blatantly obstructing Justice, breaking numerous Federal laws, committing heinous War crimes in Libya, Honduras, Ukraine and a few other countries, acting negligently in a federal investigation while destroying and withholding evidence to avoid accountability, yet unsurprisingly, currently not facing charges.

As a Bernie Sanders supporter I have many issues with putting Hillary Clinton in the White House since the last Clinton presidency helped create the cluster you-know-what that has become politics as usual for which the American people have already paid a heavy price and her malfeasance and lies over her email scandal disqualify her. Despite President Obama’s perfidious claim that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “the right person for the job,” there are a multitude of reasons one could easily argue. Yes, it’s wonderful that Hillary Clinton made history — albeit arguably for all the wrong reasons — but letting that overshadow her dubious past in politics, her egregious human rights abuses in the Arab world, her instigation of more than one illegal regime change in various parts of the world, her current scandals from her secretive, morally corrupt tenure as Secretary of State and her servitude to Wall Street is unacceptable.

This year’s presidential primary has made the U.S. the laughing stock of the world. Forcing Americans to choose between a psychopath on the Republican ticket and a Neocon Sycophantic Wall Street hack who loves engaging in endless, profitable Wars — a racket which Hillary Clinton has enabled repeatedly — on the Democratic ticket won’t bode well for Americans or the rest of the world. Trump is facing fraud and RICO charges and Clinton’s email troubles will grow now that WikiLeaks has published enough evidence to indict Hillary Clinton. Both need to be held accountable for their actions but if Hillary isn’t indicted, it offers yet more proof of how corrupt our “Justice” system really is. When you get away with breaking laws because of who you are as opposed to what you’ve done, you no longer have the rule of law as was made clear by the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Clinton, which came as no surprise since FBI Director James Comey has been covering up crimes committed by the Clinton’s for decades. It’s remarkable how Washington is interested in punishing secrecy violations until it involves Hillary Clinton.

Like many in California, where the two-party political system lost more credibility and 2.3 million ballots remain uncounted, I voted for Bernie Sanders. I would never vote for #TrumptheFraud, but whether or not I vote for Hillary Clinton this November remains to be seen. #TrumptheFraud is the biggest gift the GOP has given us in quite a while, but when the co-founder of the Project For A New American Century (PNAC) – the Neoconservative group that wrote the blueprints for the 9/11 attacks, some of whose founders and members ended up playing major roles in the George W. Bush cabal’s illegal invasion of Iraq — fully endorses Hillary Clinton it speaks volumes about her warmongering ways and what her administration will entail.

Continue reading

The GOP’s costly Wisconsin Koch binge is a wake-up call

The GOP’s Koch-driven declaration of war on Wisconsin workers – coming soon to a state near you — and the deceptive passage of controversial union-busting legislation is a wake-up call that is sparking outrage and igniting a recall movement.

The Wisconsin debut of the GOP’s latest preconceived war on the American people has hit a snag and awakened the American population. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his Republican cohorts have revealed themselves as the incorrigible Koch (pronounced Coke) whores they are by surreptitiously passing Walker’s “budget repair” bill aimed at destroying union workers and collective bargaining, fueling protests and a growing recall movement that could result in political suicide.

After meeting for hours behind closed doors, the “budget repair” bill was hurriedly passed using illicit parliamentary procedures with Democrats absent and without debate. Wisconsin Democrats will ask the State Attorney General to intervene because they say the rushed proceedings violate the state’s open meetings law. A document (PDF) from The State of Wisconsin Department of Justice (DoJ) appears to confirm that, but we’ll have to wait and see if Wisconsin’s DoJ is as corrupt as the U.S. DoJ.

David Dayen from Fire Dog Lake has outlined a thumb nail sketch on where the fight in Wisconsin is heading. It will include legal challenges, labor strikes and recalls. Protests in Wisconsin are growing in wake of the Wisconsin Assembly voting on and passing Walker’s bill. What’s happening in Wisconsin will soon be coming to Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — who all have Republican Governors.

Wisconsin has several problems with its political leadership. During his term as Milwaukee’s county executive, Walker illegally attempted to kill the union. Walker has lied repeatedly about who really pays for the pension and benefits of public employees in Wisconsin from the start. Details of the agreements (PDF) between the State of Wisconsin and its employees can be found here. To a significant degree, much of Wisconsin’s — and most other states — deficits are due to poor policy choices and a major lack of discipline. Like many other politicians with an aversion to the truth, Walker claims to be following God’s orders. At least three of the Wisconsin State Senate Republicans demanding that public workers sacrifice benefits, wages, and collective bargaining rights to fix the budget have reportedly applied for and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal farm subsidies.

Continue reading