Happy Days Are Here Again
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd occasionally gets one just right. Her attached op-ed, The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee, well sums up the happy state of affairs in the smoke filled rooms of the Single-Party American Deep State. I particularly like Ms. Dowd’s loaded reference to primogeniture, particularly — at the risk of mixing metaphors — its sly allusion to the possibility of HRC becoming American-anglophile slang for HRH in Versailles on the Potomac. Ms. Dowd’s reminder of HRC’s relationship to Henry Kissinger conjures the imperial pretensions of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Perhaps Nixon’s re-uniforming of the White House Palace Guard will turn out to have been theater for the masses that was merely ahead of its time. The emergence of the American variant of a Single-Party Deep State is well described in two important books written by Mike Lofgren: The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted and The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. Like the imagery evoked by uniforms of Nixon’s palace guard, Lofgren’s books are impressive portraits of post-democratic America. Chuck Spinney
Maureen Dowd , New York Times, AUG. 13, 2016
Hillary will keep the establishment safe. Who is more of an establishment figure, after all? Her husband was president, and he repealed Glass-Steagall, signed the Defense of Marriage Act and got rid of those pesky welfare queens.
ROBERT STEELE: Dowd really does nail it. Trump can still win this but he is at strike two. He is delusional in thinking that his crowds of white blue collar workers will translate into victory against a Clinton conspiracy that includes millions of ignorant people clueless about the fact that the Clintons put more black people in jail than there were slaves at the beginning of the Civil War, while also exporting millions of white and black manufacturing and middle class jobs. Unless Trump wakes up and recognizes that he has a second-rate staff lacking in imagination, and desperately needs to execute the win strategy that Cynthia McKinney and I among others have been trying to provide him since August 2015 — the first article appeared exactly a year ago today — he will lose to a combination of electoral fraud (successfully used by Clinton to cheat Bernie Sanders of the nomination) and apathy among the very people most likely to rejoin the ranks of active voters — the 70% who now choose NOT to vote — if he were to sponsor the Electoral Reform Act of 2016. Barack Obama and four other gun control neo-fascist Wall Street suck-up Supreme Court justices appointed by Hillary Clinton? Could the stakes be any higher? Trump has enormous potential — and appears on the verge of striking out. His to lose and he is losing it.
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