20 October 2016

Election 2016 in a nutshell.

This is the best, most concise statement of the issues in the 2016 presidential contest:
So there we have it people. The debates are over and the choice has never been more clear...

If you feel that America is doing just fine, both domestically and internationally and all that is needed is more of the same; vote for her.

But if you think the previous eight years have accelerated America's decline, both at home and abroad and that a new direction is needed; vote for him.

If you feel that the biggest national dept in history is nothing much to worry about and that America can continue to borrow it's way into further debt indefinitely; vote for her.

But if you think that America needs to tackle its unprecedented debt by insisting its economic rivals cease protecting their own markets by cynically manipulating the value of their own currencies and start playing on a level playing field; vote for him.

If you feel that entering into endless proxy conflicts abroad is a great use of your most cherished national asset - the brave Men and Women who serve in your military; vote for her.

But if you think that American service Men and Women should only ever be used to protect America's direct interests and that other nations who rely on America's protection should contribute to the cost of that protection; vote for him.

If you feel that mass illegal immigration from the third world and all the adverse social deprivations associated with it, is good for America; vote for her.

But if you think that America should cease its policy of mass immigration from the third world until it can provide sufficiently for the people who are already in the country. And that America should finally start enforcing its existing laws on illegal immigration; vote for him.

If you feel that vilifying your law enforcement officers and whipping up racial tensions, in already gang infested and drug riddled inner cities, has made them better places to live; vote for her.

But if you think the people who live in America's cities deserve to be protected by strong and respected law enforcement agencies. And that the gang-crime that blights many of those cities needs to be tackled and tackled hard; vote for him.

If you feel that allowing your industries to sack their American workers and move to third world countries to take advantage of slave labour and then sell their goods back to you, without penalty, is an acceptable economic policy; vote for her.

But if you think that encouraging industries to remain within America and penalising those that try the slave foreign labour route will be good for America and American workers; vote for him.

If you feel that continuing to operate international trade agreements which allow your economic rivals to restrict your exports to them while they are allowed to flood your markets with there goods is wise or even economically sustainable; vote for her.

But if you think that the international trade agreements America is currently operating were poorly advised and have, in large part, contributed to America's economic decline and must be revisited, revised and redrafted so as to benefit America's economy rather than building up the economies of its rivals; vote for him.

If you feel that it is wise to ignore the fact that America's core values are under violent attack from people who obtained their vicious hatred of those values from the teachings of Islam. And that it is some how morally wrong to even mention the phrase "Islamic Terrorism" for fear of offending somebody's misplaced sensibilities; vote for her.

But if you think that America should acknowledge that many of the teachings of Islam are incompatible with the freedoms it holds dear, including equal rights for gays and women, and that people suspected of favouring such teachings should not be allowed into the country unchecked; vote for him.

If you feel that America's declining influence on the world stage and the continued disrespect and contempt America is now held in by many of its international rivals is something to be proud of; vote for her.

But if you think that America should prioritise forging alliances with nations who show it mutual respect and share its core values, and that are fighting against the same scourge of Islamic Terrorism America is fighting. While disengaging from nations that are openly disrespectful and that have values that are morally abhorrent to those your forefathers made so much effort to establish; vote for him.

If you feel that it is fine to be ruled by career politicians who have had to beg, steel and borrow hundreds of millions of dollars from self-interested groups to fund their political careers. Groups that naturally expect a return on their investments; vote for her.

But if you think that America has been poorly served by its political class - of both hews - for the past several decades and that the political system its self, has become so reliant on obtaining donations from self-interested groups, that now no person of integrity could ever make it into office. And if you believe that electing bought and payed for puppet politicians has cost America dearly and that only a self funded candidate can break the cycle of corruption; vote for him.

If you feel that a career politician who has become rich from so called 'public service' is likely to keep their promises 'this time' despite the countless empty and broken promises of their past. And that it's acceptable for a politician to justify their many mistakes, lies and let-downs buy merely laughing them off as "miss-steps" "brain freezes" or "miss-speaks"; vote for her.

But if you think that it is time to wrestle the reigns of power away from the people who have lead America into the mess in which it now finds itself and to give a chance to a non-politician, a proven employment creator with a solid record of business success, and who has brought up a beautiful family who love and respect them, a winner in every sense of the word and someone who obviously loves their country; vote for him.

Comment by Brexiteer on "Rigging Elections." By Steve Sailer, Taki's Magazine, 10/19/16.


bluebird of bitterness said...

Yep... that about sums it up.

Dymphna said...

Only Shakespeare would be up to the task of setting down the drama of this campaign. 'Tis unbelievable. Huma's ejection from the favored place next to Mumsy, like much of the Hillary side of these progressively worse acts of destruction, has a surreal quality. Couldn't have been engineered better if Chelsea herself had done it.

I have finally had enough...at least for the moment. My dramameter flipped so high the spring inside it SPROINGED loudly. I should have gotten the digital model but it would have had too steep a learning curve.

My only real interest now is to see if Donald can rescue that homeless woman from where she's being bullied while protecting his "star" in Hollywood. Who knew he even had one??



Col. B. Bunny said...

I am resigned at this point to the workings of providence. Trump isn't likely to make the requisite philosophical and practical appeals to effect a reactionary reset.

Hillary's victory actually doesn't frighten me. Much better for her to be in office when the economic spasm occurs. Socialism (poverty is due to insufficient redistribution) and progressivism (smart people know what do do) have flourished because they arrived at the threshold of the gigantic wave of wealth that capitalist society would generate. Gradually, the gulf between socialist power and arithmetic reality as grown wider and wider. As Herb Stein said, what can't go on, won't. No amount of Clinton maneuvering and distortion will suffice now. Solzhenitsyn's "pitiless crowbar of events" is about the come crashing through the windshield. Her little gun control and Muslim importation enthusiasm will disappear in the first stiff breeze.

Too, anyone with any sense only has to read one day of what's available on the web to know what is at stake and who is to blame. That close to half the electorate is willing to vote for Clinton is just all the proof anyone needs that free stuff, democracy, and stupidity will defeat any and all schemes to give humans a reasonable shot at liberty.

Dymphna said...

The B went to Morning Prayer today. During the coffee - with brie & crackers - following the service the Clintonistas were puffed-up pigeons. Others talked about their gardens, the weather (no frost here yet).

I concur, mostly. With Clinton in charge, they will try to keep the financial Armageddon staved off a bit longer. With Trump leading, they will bring it on more quickly. But he has a better idea of what's involved than she does. There is practical wisdom to be gained in putting up YUGE buildings under budget and ahead of time.

The 25% of federal workers threatening to leave should Trump win give me hope that down-sizing would be relatively quick and painless...one can hope they keep their word.

Sadly for the Sec. Service, win or lose, they still have to guard her. There are limits to what I would do for money.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Puffed up pigeons? Hmm. About all anyone on either side can entertain is cautious optimism. I do think the disparity in crowd size is more telling than any polls, jimmied or otherwise. Plus, Trump seems to have found his stride these last few weeks. There's a certain resonance in his speaking now.

Just dunno. Per my earlier, Mencken leads the way: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." Despite oceans of facts and common sense available on the web, we will see people with the analytical ability of a chicken express their political choices through the ballot box. It's one of the cosmic jokes that their preferences will be identical to those of highly educated progressives.

I don't remember the federales being so liberal when I was one of them. I was there during Reagan and Bush and the first two years of Clinton, so there was a leavening of conservatives still there.

** There are limits to what I would do for money. **

I have no such scruples. :-)