I was out of the country on election day but I was able to read the news from 12 times zones away. As the year comes to a close, I am compelled to comment.
In my entire life I have never witnessed such a spectacle as this year’s presidential run-up. Representing the two major political parities are two individuals who are deserving of derision. One candidate for his ignorance, ego and arrogance and the other for her history of demonstrable criminal activity combined with a litany of lies in refute of her crimes and the utter gall she has in putting such rubbish forward, as if it would be believed!
Full disclosure; I have loathed the Clinton crime-duo for more than two decades. They have always been low-rent trash. Through corrupt financial dealings, a smug sense of contempt for the rule of law and absolute ruthlessness they were able to sleaze their way onto the national stage in the 1990’s, and America has never been the same. They brought with them some very dirty players in the world of politics. The Clintons and their ilk are like a pernicious form of cancer on the political system. Players like Eric Holder who was brought into the Clinton fold as an assistant attorney general under Janet Reno (the Waco baby-killer). Holder rose to be Attorney General under Obama and was the man who was responsible for approving the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme that armed rival drug cartels and resulted in the murder of thousands of citizens in Mexico as well as a couple of dead U.S. Border Patrol agents, all with guns that have been traced back to the government’s outlandish conspiracy designed to arm criminals. It was Holder who also decided against pursuing any criminal charges against the Wall Street investment firms responsible for the fraud that brought down Lehmman Brothers, Washington Mutual among others and brought forward the rotten notion of “too big to fail” ….Holder left his position as Attorney General and returned to his cushy gig with the corporate law firm of Covington & Burling, whose clients include many of the investment banks Holder refused to prosecute for their crimes. John Podesta, the hot-shot D.C. attorney who was complicit in covering for many of Bill Clinton’s dubious dealings is now revealed as a key figure in Hillary”s email scandal. Hundreds of thousands of emails that were released by Wikileaks have shown that the Democratic Party’s primary was rigged, that the Clinton Charitable Foundation is a sham for the purpose of laundering large sums of money to enrich the Clintons and fund HRC’s presidential campaign, and the biggest surprise of all….wait for it…. that Hillary Rodham Clinton lied…again…..and again and again about receiving classified material on an unsecured server, lied about covering it up, that members of the Clinton team destroyed evidence after being subpoenaed, lied about the events leading up to and after the attack on U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, lied about funding terrorist groups in Libya and Syria…..and on and on and on. The Clintons are like a bad dream that keeps returning. It is my most fervent hope that this latest series of revelations about Mrs. Clinton will finally, once and for all finish the witch off! She is a snake, a power-hungry sociopath and a neo-con war monger who will stop at nothing in pursuit of her selfish aims. I am relieved she was defeated, but naturally, she refuses to go away quietly. Instead, her cronies on the left have been scheming to undo the results, through violent protests (funded by her patron George Soros), claims that “fake news” was the reason for Hillary’s undoing, and the latest – that “the Russians” hacked into .gov computers to aid Trump in winning the election. As Americans wait for the electoral college to cast the official votes many of them are receiving death threats from Clinton supporters. Yet, no one on the political left can accept the fact that they ran a crooked candidate who insulted a large percentage of the voting population and lied about virtually everything!
On the other hand, there is Donald Trump, the garish, egotistical, demagogic buffoon who happens to speak candidly about a number of the troubles now facing America; his stance on closing the border to illegal immigration is common sense. His idea of rationally negotiating with countries like Russia and China instead of antagonizing them should make for a more peaceful world. He has gained a following among many Americans who have reached the breaking point after years of being lied to by short-sighted and self-serving politicians, many of whom promised to clean up D.C. and never delivered. Trump is seen as the great thumb in the eye of the elites. His supporters want him to be the big middle finger thrust out in defiance of the establishment.
I don’t always agree with the man, but he has said many things that needed to be said. I watched in disappointment when he showed just how unprepared he was to seriously debate his opponent in all three scheduled debates. He could have demonstrated real understanding of the problems facing the country and he could have presented his ideas to fix them, but he did not. I was especially disappointed when he referred to Edward Snowden as a “traitor”. I’ve not been thrilled with some of his cabinet picks, but perhaps I am overly cynical. On the plus side, the style of his campaign demonstrated how biased the news media in this country is. Many of the main-stream media are reeling from the damage he inflicted by showing them for the elitist shills they are. Additionally, he is a businessman not a lawyer or career politician. He understands how to meet a budget and the importance of creating an environment that is conducive to economic growth. He certainly has a grip on how to negotiate and win, unlike the political class who have given away the farm, crippled business and industry through over-regulation and excessive taxation. Surely we need, many more business people and far fewer lawyers to serve in government. So, we must wait and see what he does.
For the sake of my country I hope he is successful in turning the ship of state around. Two good things to keep in mind; 1) Hillary Clinton did not win the White House and, 2) Barrack Obama is soon to depart.