“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
Phi Beta Iota: We support Trump over Clinton — Anyone But Hillary is the single largest political aggregation in the country — but Trump is his own worst enemy in part because he refuses to be serious about substance. There is an opening for an Independent committed to Truth & Reconciliation for the 1%, and integrity in governance for the 99%. Bloomberg appears to have compromised his integrity, he will “live” with Clinton as a possibility not realizing that Trump really could win this — as soon as Trump starts pointing out that Bill Clinton is the one who destroyed the US and other economies by removing all controls on Wall Street, and as soon as Trump starts pointing out that Clinton is bragging on killing a fake Bin Laden gifted to Obama by Pakistan, all of this could unravel. If Trump can avoid being assassinated or incapacitated, get a haircut, tone done his vulgarity, and field a coalition cabinet while demanding electoral reform in time to elect 20-30 Libertarians, Independents, and Greens, he could well be the next President.
Commentaries on John Oliver:
John Oliver is an Idiot (Reddit)
Mike Lofgren, Truthout, 1 March 2016
What we now have, it appears, is not the public finally wising up en masse and realizing they’d been played for chumps by the corporate oligarchy and their political marionettes. No, a sizable chunk of them have lurched headlong in the opposite direction; they are sick of the charade of managed democracy, so why not try a little fascism, straight-up and without all those boring impediments like a bill of rights or checks and balances? This flight from reason is both a symptom of, and a reaction to, the underlying pathologies of the last decade and a half.
Phi Beta Iota: Trump is what happens when a party betrays all its principles and runs afoul of a billionaires with a genius for public relations. Clinton is what happens when a party betrays all its principles and gets exactly what it wants.