Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Progressive Democrats are the only people anyone should be voting for right now. They are the only group that shows even a modicum of interest in the middle class as the right and most of the left fight for dominance over corporate America. If we wind up with a Clinton/Bush showdown, again, we can pretty much know that our best days are over and our future days are numbered. Voting for either of those two losers is a death knell and a sizable portion of you out there seem okay with that.
Take Ted Cruz. It is very unlikely he wins the Republican nomination and downright impossible for him to win the Presidency, yet the MSM is treating him like a serious contender. In just the first 24 hours, he has made some monumental mistakes that even the most rookie politician shouldn't be making. He failed to secure as many Tedcruz.whatever names as he could, meaning that anyone going to is directed to a pro-Obama site instead. His actual site uses a pay system that is so unreliable that experts warn any money donated could be going to Nigerian prince scams as well. Fantastic. On top of all of this he is running on an anti-gay, get rid of safety net programs policies that are so third rail his hair should be standing up on end by now.

The clown car of Republicans may lead to the nomination of Jeb Bush by default, as Fox news is already harping about. Bush may be the Mitt Romney this time around as people look at everyone else before they flame out in a flash of their own incompetence and decide on Bush at last call when he's the only uggo left. Republicans may be dumb but they aren't that dumb apparently. Scott Walker may be the flavor of the moment but he has a terrible record to run on, no foreign policy experience and does not even have a college degree. When voters get a better look at him, as no one is paying attention right now as every study says, his popularity is sure to fall as people realize he is most likely unelectable. Terrible as it sounds, Jeb Bush is the only one, with perhaps Rand Paul as an outlier, that have even a slight chance of winning the Presidency. The fact that Bush is from Florida both helps and hurts as his record down their sucked but as the average human seem to have the memory of  a spastic dog with ADD who knows.

The Democrats on the other hand so far have Hillary as their choice and a lot of us are not happy with that. How bad is it? This week the Boston Globe begged, BEGGED, Liz Warren to run, accurately predicting that another Clinton will be business as usual for a country that can least afford it. It's nice to seem some MSM outlets understand the gravity of this next election which will decide which way the country goes forever. To say 2016 is the most important election ever is an understatement. Our every way of life is at risk and if it's Bush or Clinton again, the fascists win and we cease to be a democracy anymore.
But Liz Warren has repeatedly said no and who can blame her. Running for President, and being one, looks like a crap job, plus whoever wants to chance things risks the lives of themselves and their family. Ask the Kennedy's how change worked out for them? However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Martin O'Malley has been working the Progressive angle and if he can withstand the scrutiny may emerge as a real front runner. Robert Reich, a hero of mine, has also said that if Liz Warren does not run and no serious voices from the left emerge, he would seriously consider throwing his hat into the ring. He may be short in stature but he is long in ideas and a lot of them are things echoed on this site.

There is even word of a more jokey kind of third party look with people like Bernie Saunders (whom I love) and even a Jesse Venture/Howard Stern run that even they claim they hope not to win. If they did, that would be hilarious and couldn't be any worse than another Bush presidency which I still find unbelievable. Republicans do remember that both previous Bush presidents were some of the worst ever, both driving the country into the ground with horrifically bad economic policies right? At least most of the mistakes that Bill Clinton made didn't materialize into years after he left (NAFTA, repeal of the Glass Steagal act). The Bush's on the other hand had everything happen under their watch, including two fake wars, a preventable major terrorist attack and the most serious economic downturn in history. Yeah, let's do that again.

We need a real leader this time. Not some fake progressive like Obama. We definitely don't need another corporatist to lead us further down the path of fascism with the advent of the TPP. We need someone, anyone, to stand up and say "We're mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore!" and then follow that up with real solutions, like increasing the minimum wage, accurately reading inflation, taxing rich people and corporations more than we do now and a dozen other things that need fixing.
We also need to start voting out morons from both sides and not voting for either if they both suck. Stop voting for the left or right just out of habit and if both suck, just don't vote. It's hard to claim a mandate if only six people voted for you. The budgets for both sides are a joke, and show what shams both parties really are. The Republicans dusted off Paul Ryan shitty plan and presented it again, even though a majority of American shot that down in the last election which wasn't even close. The Democrats gave their version the other day and it increases spending by $8 trillion dollars which also cannot fly. Nothing changes. The GOP wants to cut everything and the Democrats don't want to cut anything. We need cuts, to the right places. I'd start with budgets for the DEA and ATF for a start, as well as cutting the military budget in half, eliminating things like the trillion dollar F-35 which a decade later still doesn't work. When do we admit defeat and stop throwing money on a project that clearly isn't working? I have a lot of friends in the military and every single one says they waste money on a scale you wouldn't believe. This has to stop as our country is falling apart because we want some military base to spend $100,000 on new chairs every year. That is actually happening. Nothing wrong with the old chairs but to justify their bloated budget they spend it on worthless objects. This is not making the country safer.

We need a president who understands this and only a Progressive democrat would understand this. Stop voting for 90% of the losers on both sides of the aisle and only vote for people who have a plan to fix things. Ted Cruz has a plan that will lead us to ruin. Why don't more of you see that?

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