Disgraceful: President Obama Condoned U.N. Security Council Condemning of Israel

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES)

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Construction at an Israeli settlement in the West Bank in 2015. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — Defying extraordinary pressure from President-elect Donald J. Trump and furious lobbying by Israel, the Obama administration on Friday allowed the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement construction.

The administration’s decision not to veto the measure broke a longstanding American tradition of serving as Israel’s sturdiest diplomatic shield.

Applause broke out in the 15-member Security Council’s chambers following the vote on the measure, which passed 14-0, with the United States abstaining.

The vote came a day after Mr. Trump personally intervened to keep the measure, proposed by Egypt, from coming up for a vote on Thursday, as scheduled. Mr. Trump’s aides said he had spoken to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Both men also spoke to the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt postponed the vote.

But in a show of mounting frustration, a group of other countries on the Security Council — all of them relatively powerless temporary members with rotating two-year seats — snatched the resolution away from Egypt and put it up for a vote Friday afternoon.

Document: U.N. Security Council Draft Resolution on the Middle East Peace Process

The departing Obama administration has been highly critical of Israel’s settlement building, describing it as an impediment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Trump has made clear that he will take a far more sympathetic approach to Israel when his administration assumes office in a month.

Mr. Trump’s comments on the issue amounted to his most direct intervention on United States foreign policy during his transition to power.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, who had urged the American delegation to block the measure, expressed his disappointment in a statement that looked forward to a change in policy under Mr. Trump.

“It was to be expected that Israel’s greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution,” he said.

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Monday The 19th: 538 ‘Electors’ Decide Who America’s Next President Is

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON POST)

In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote

December 17 at 6:38 PM
Pressure on members of the country’s electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to waver, but yielding little evidence Trump will fall short when electors convene in most state capitals Monday to cast their votes.Carole Joyce of Arizona expected her role as a GOP elector to be pretty simple: She would meet the others in Phoenix and carry out a vote for Trump, who won the most votes in her state and whom she personally supported.

But then came the mail and the emails and the phone calls — first hundreds, then thousands of voters worrying Trump’s impulsive nature would lead the country into another war.

“Honestly, it had an impact,” said Joyce, a 72-year-old Republican state committeewoman. “I’ve seen enough funerals. I’m tired of hearing bagpipes. . . . But I signed a loyalty pledge. And that matters.”

Such is the life these days for many of the 538 men and women who are scheduled to meet Monday across the country to carry out what has traditionally been a perfunctory vote after most every presidential election.

The role of elector has intensified this year, in the wake of a bitter election in which Trump lost the popular vote by a margin of nearly 3  million and a secret CIA assessment revealed that Russia interfered to help Trump get elected.

Amid the uncertainty caused by Russian influence, 10 electors — nine Democrats and one Republican — asked for an intelligence briefing to get more information about Moscow’s role. Their request was endorsed by John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.

“The administration should brief members of the electoral college on the extent and manner of Russia’s interference in our election before they vote on Dec. 19,” Podesta wrote Thursday in a Washington Post op-ed.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday evening that it would not brief the electors, because it is engaged in a presidentially ordered review of the Russian interference. “Once the review is complete in the coming weeks, the intelligence community stands ready to brief Congress” and may release findings, the ODNI said in a statement posted to its website.

Meanwhile, Joyce and the other 305 Republican electors who are supposed to cast their votes for Trump have been subject to intense campaigns orchestrated by anti-Trump forces to convince them that they alone can block the reality television star from the White House.

Others have targeted Democratic electors, who are supposed to cast votes for Hillary Clinton, to persuade them to switch to a more conventional Republican who could also draw enough support from GOP electors to swoop into office.

While there is little sign the efforts will prove successful, the push has unleashed intense pressure on individual electors, who have now been thrust into a sometimes uncomfortable spotlight.

Joyce has received emails from “Benjamin Franklin” and “John Jay” — and a Christmas card that read: “Please, in the name of God, don’t vote for Trump.”

The rancor about the role of electors started early in the campaign. In August, Baoky Vu, a GOP activist in Atlanta, said he planned to resign from the job because he was so morally opposed to Trump. He planned to defer his voting responsibility to someone more willing — an alternate who would be put in place Monday.

After the election, Vu started getting phone calls and emails asking him not to resign. He was asked instead to consider joining a coalition of electors hoping to vote against Trump. He declined.

“I don’t think we should drag this election out any longer,” Vu said. “And can you imagine if the electors overturned the results? If we attempt to change them in anyway, you’ve got these far-right elements that are just going to go haywire.”

Mark Hersch, a 60-year-old Chicago-based marketing strategist, joined a group known as the Hamilton Electors, who have been organizing efforts to contact electors and change their minds. Before the election, Hersch said, the most political activism he had ever undertaken was planting a yard sign.

He said he believes the goal to deny Trump seems reachable if not probable. Rather than persuade an entire country, he and his allies must find 37 Republicans willing to vote for someone else, a tipping point at which the responsibility of picking the president would shift to the U.S. House of Representatives. No one knows for sure how many are considering alternate votes; estimates vary from one to 25.

The GOP-controlled House could vote for Trump anyway, but those trying to flip voters say there is still value in taking a stand. Hersch said he was inspired to continue to flip electors by the movie “300,” which depicts ancient Sparta’s war against a Persian army that outnumbered them 1,000 to one.

“I would like to think we would be successful, but if not, we need to do all we could to prevent this man from being president,” he said. Then he modified a line from the movie: “Prepare your breakfast, and eat hearty, for tonight, we will go to battle. This isn’t 300, but 538.”

That “battle” has intensified as electors draw closer to their convening Monday. Joyce was getting 15 letters a day and 300 emails in the days after Nov. 8, but those numbers quickly increased to 50 and 3,000. Some of them have been form letters, others handwritten.

The letters came from Washington state and from China, stuffed with copies of the U.S. Constitution or Alexander Hamilton’s writing in Federalist Paper No. 68, which states that the meeting of the electoral college “affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

On Thursday, Joyce received so many letters that the letter carrier just gave her a U.S. Postal Service bucket filled to the brim.

“I’m sorry this is happening to you,” Joyce recalled the letter carrier saying in a phone interview. While some electors have complained of harassment, Joyce shrugged off the mail and placed it all on a sofa decorated with American flag pillows.

“This is America,” she said, adding that most of the messages were thoughtful. “People have a right to say what they want.”

On Friday, she said, her emails became more positive. The messages were from Republicans, thanking her for taking Trump to the finish line of an arduous process.

“How refreshing!” she said.

Although some Democrats (who have in the past five elections lost two in which they won the popular vote) and even Trump himself have questioned the necessity of the electoral college, many opposing Trump have said this election proves just how important it is.

Norman Eisen, a former ambassador to the Czech Republic who served as legal counsel to both the Bush and Obama administrations, began telephoning electors to explain that their job is not necessarily to certify the results, but to have a reasonable discussion over whether the public made the right decision.

For instance, Eisen, who focused on government ethics in Obama’s White House, noted that Trump could be violating a clause in the Constitution that prevents presidents from receiving gifts and funds from foreign governments; it is unclear whether his businesses do because he has not publicly disclosed his tax returns.

In Massachusetts, Republican operative and attorney R.J. Lyman said he didn’t want to harass anyone, so he used his connections to find electors who were willing to chat about the lessons he learned in American history class and at the dinner table. He became one of the few people in America more willing to talk about Hamilton the man than about “Hamilton: An American Musical.”

The electoral college, he said he tells them, was “not intended to be a rubber stamp.” Otherwise, he said, the Founding Fathers would have tasked the responsibility to a clerk or simply used the popular vote as a way of choosing a president.

“I’m reminding them of their duty to think about their choice in a way that’s consistent with their conscience and the Constitution,” Lyman said.

So far, Lyman said, he has identified 20 electors who might be willing to vote “other than their party pledge.” He couldn’t name more than one publicly but insisted that more were out there.

Earlier this month, Chris Suprun of Texas became the first Republican elector in a red state that voted for Trump to declare, in a Dec. 5 New York Times column, that he would not cast his electoral vote for Trump. Suprun voted for Cruz in the primary and said he left behind his wallet on Election Day and thus did not vote in the general.

Nonetheless, Suprun said, he was willing to vote for Trump in the electoral college until the candidate claimed with no evidence that millions of Clinton supporters voted illegally. Suprun’s public stance has elicited death threats and hate mail, he said.

“As of yesterday, people are calling to say, ‘Get your ass together, or we’re coming for you,’ ” said Suprun, who was the sole Republican elector to ask for an intelligence briefing on Russia. “They are doing it with their own phone number, not even blocking the number. That’s not been surprising — look at what Trump says himself.”

Vinz Koller, a Democratic elector from Monterey County, Calif., said he read Suprun’s column and started thinking about his own role in the college. It inspired him to support a new theory: If he could persuade other Democrats to abandon their Clinton votes, perhaps he and Republicans could agree on a more conventional choice — a la Ohio governor and failed candidate John Kasich — to vote for over Trump.

The plan seemed unlikely, he said, but Trump’s candidacy unsettled him so much that he felt he needed to try anything. California is one of 29 states that mandate electors vote for the candidate who won the state, so Koller sued them to continue his plan.

“Frankly, this is hard and not something I do lightly,” he said. “I’ve been working in partisan politics a long time, and I don’t like voting against my candidate, but I never thought that the country might be unstable until now.”

On Thursday evening, he found himself in the Library of Congress. Strolling through its stacks, Koller sought a librarian with one request: Can I see the original Federalist Papers?

He looked to see Federalist No. 68, written by Hamilton to describe the need for the electoral college.

“We have been getting a civic lesson we weren’t prepared to get,” Koller said. “They gave us the fail-safe emergency brake, in case the people got it wrong. And here we are, 200 years later. It’s the last shot we have.”

Ellen Nakashima contributed to this report.

DNC’s (Super Delegates) Are THE Reason That Mr. Trump Won The Election!!!

 

Here in Eastern Kentucky in the USA it is just past 2 AM on November 11, 2016, Veterans Day. As a registered Independent voter and as a Service Connected Disabled Veteran I am very disappointed in how my fellow countrymen and women are acting now that the Presidential election is over. Even though I did not vote for Mr. Trump for President (I voted for Gary Johnson) I do have to admit that I am glad that he won over the habitual lying War Hawk Hillary Clinton. As a person I do not believe that I would like either Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton even though I actually applauded the day her husband took the oath of office and George H.W. Bush got on the plane and left Washington. As a former resident of the state of Arkansas I was well aware of the many flaws of the Clintons but I felt Bill Clinton was a better choice than any of the Bush boys. Kentucky is a very Republican leaning state so I knew that Mr. Trump was going to easily carry the state whether I voted for him or not. I just had a very difficult time with the concept of voting for either of the ‘big two’ and even though I am not a Libertarian being I knew Mr. Johnson wouldn’t win, I voted for him. Otherwise I did vote for a straight Democratic ticket for the first time since 2000 when I lived in Florida and voted for Al Gore. I wrote this first paragraph for those of you whom do not know me so that you would know where I am coming from and so you would not mistakenly just take it for granted that I am a staunch Republican and or a fan of Mr. Trump.

 

In the state of Kentucky if you are a registered Independent voter you are not allowed to express your Constitutional right to vote, in any of the primaries, for or against anyone or against or for anything. If I and my family had been allowed our one person one vote we were all going to vote for Bernie Sanders, but we weren’t allowed to thanks to the DNC. It is my personal belief that if the DNC were an honest group of people, there would be no such thing as (Super Delegates) as it is the obvious intent of the leadership of the Democratic Party for they themselves to say who is going to the the Democratic Nominee, not the democratic voters. I totally believe that if the people’s choice had been allowed to win, it would have been Mr. Sanders, not the bought and paid for habitual liar Hillary Clinton. But, the multi-millionaires of the Democratic leadership had no intention of letting ‘the people’ decide. It is my total belief that if Mr. Sanders had been the Democratic Nominee that he would have easily beaten Mr. Trump this past Tuesday as there were many millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump because they loathed Mrs. Clinton. So, it is definitely my opinion and belief that all of these (Haters) that are protesting the results of the election should turn their wrath toward the very people that caused this outcome, and that is the DNC leadership itself. Before the next Presidential election  people who say they are Democrats should insist that there no longer be such a thing as a (Super Delegate) within their Party anymore at all, ever again. As I said, they are the reason that Mr. Trump is the President Elect!!!

Brexit: In The UK, Just like In The U.S. The Vote Of The People Means Nothing?

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TIME MAGAZINE)

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What to Know About the Brexit Ruling Against the U.K. Government

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Niklas Halle’n—AFP/Getty ImagesGina Miller, co-founder of investment fund SCM Private and the lead claimant in the case, reads a statement outside the High Court in central London after winning the legal challenge that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a decision by parliament, on November 3, 2016. The High Court in London ruled on Thursday that parliament, not the government, must approve the start of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, in a landmark decision that could delay Brexit.

High Court decision has thrown a wrench in the gears of Theresa May’s government

The United Kingdom’s High Court ruled on Thursday the British government must receive approval from parliament to begin the process of withdrawal from the European Union, a move that could significantly disrupt the progress of so-called ‘Brexit.’

The ruling comes as a bitter blow to the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, which had argued the triggering of the mechanism that puts Brexit into motion did not need to be approved by lawmakers. Lawyers for the government will now appeal the ruling in the U.K.’s Supreme Court.

Here’s a quick guide to the biggest obstacle yet placed in Brexit’s path:

Does this mean Brexit is doomed?

No. The ruling merely makes it harder for the government to trigger ‘Article 50,’ the section of the relevant E.U. treaty that allows for countries to leave the 28-nation bloc. May said in October that the government would notify the E.U. of Article 50 before the end of March next year, formally starting a two-year process of leaving. This ruling throws that timeline into doubt, and threatens to undermine May’s negotiating position with E.U. leaders over the terms of departure.

What was the nature of the legal challenge?

The British government had argued that Article 50 could be triggered under the so-called “royal prerogative,” by which it has exercised executive power on issues of foreign policy for centuries.

Lawyers for the anti-Brexit campaigners who brought the case argued that, since withdrawing from the E.U. would affect their domestic legal rights, the royal prerogative should not apply, and lawmakers in parliament should be asked for approval.

The court sided with the plaintiffs, concluding that the government “does not have power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the [E.U. treaty] for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union.”

So now MP’s will get to vote on Brexit?

Yes, if the ruling survives the appeal process. The Supreme Court will rule on the government’s appeal in early December. If that fails, the government could escalate its appeal to the European Court of Justice—but that would be a supremely ironic move, given Britain is currently seeking to escape its jurisdiction. If the Supreme Court ruling goes against the government, May will face enormous pressure to drop the challenge and give parliament a vote.

How will lawmakers vote?

That’s an interesting question. In the buildup to the E.U. referendum, a large majority of members of parliament (MPs) across the various parties were in the ‘Remain’ camp. If the parliamentary vote had been held before the referendum, it undoubtedly would have been in favor of staying in.

But the public has now spoken, and MPs will be under pressure to reflect the will of their constituents as opposed to what they personally feel about Brexit. This is especially the case for the opposition Labour Party, whose constituencies voted 70-30 to leave the European Union in spite of the party’s near-unanimous support for ‘Remain.’

Lawmakers could, however, use a requirement for a vote to pressure the government to seek a “softer” Brexit—maintaining access to the European single market, for example, or even allowing free movement across borders. This would certainly undermine the position of the Conservative government, which wants a clean, sharp break from the economic and political bloc.

What’s the reaction been like to the ruling?

The government issued a terse statement saying it would appeal the ruling. Elsewhere, it has provoked sharply different reactions from ‘Remainers’ and ‘Leavers.’ Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, warned on Twitter the ruling would open the door to a “betrayal” of the popular vote:

How Can Any Christian Or Jew Justify Voting For People As Evil As Hillary Or Trump?

 

I am a 60-year-old American man who is a Christian first and I am an Independent registered voter. The state I live in does not allow a registered Independent to vote in their primaries yet they beg for your vote in the fall elections. Being a person is supposed to only get one vote in any election I have always felt un-Constitutionally slighted during the primary season. Like this spring I would have liked to have cast my vote for Mike Huckabee in the Republican primary but I was not allowed to vote. When Donald Trump threw his sombrero into the Republican circus I know that my wife and I scoffed at the concept that anyone would ever vote for him, obviously we were wrong on that one. I understand the feeling of the people being sick of career politicians and being willing to vote for dang near anything that wasn’t one of them. My analogy is something like this, concerning Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I do not have a problem at all with there being a woman President or in my voting for one, but not ‘this’ woman! Concerning Mr. Trump, I don’t have any problem at all in voting for a non-politician, but not ‘this’ buffoon!

 

I have a question for everyone out there reading this article today, did the 2005 bus conversation Mr. Trump had with Billy Bush actually surprise you? With someone who is so egotistical, hate filled and moral-less as Mr. Trump, none of these taped conversations surprise me even a little bit. I have been hearing terms for Hillary Clinton that I won’t put down in this article just in case a minor is reading it. One term I have heard quite often is that she is “a she bi–h from Hell.” I honestly don’t know if that is an incorrect statement. I have read in several places that the son of Pastor Billy Graham “Franklin Graham” still wants people to vote for Mr. Trump because he refers to Hillary, President Obama and the Democratic Party as “Godless.” When I was a young child the Democratic Party was considered the “Christian” Party but once Roe V Wade abortion ruling came down from the U.S. Supreme Court in the early seventies and the Democratic Party sided with having abortions they lost a whole lot of their Christian voters. Because that here in America with there only really having  been one other political party the “Conservative” Christians moved over to the Republican Party.

 

Now people of the Christian faith and of the Jewish faith are in a quandary as far as which Presidential candidate to vote for. Most people don’t want to “waste” their one and only vote by voting for a ‘fringe’ candidate like with the Libertarian or the Green Party candidates. But what do you do, stay home and not vote, in essence making that your vote? Yet, if we do chose to vote for neither of the ‘big two’ haven’t we actually voted for Hillary Clinton in a way? I personally believe that Hillary and Trump are both very evil self-centered human trash and I just can’t get myself to vote for either of them so I guess I will end up voting for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have issues in their Party Platforms that I both agree with and that I disagree with, in some cases very strongly so. I am one of those folks who try to weigh the evil of a candidate against the good of a candidate, just as I do with the Party they represent but with these two Candidates there is so much pure evil how does a person of faith choose which one, or neither? In my personal opinion the term “lock them both up and throw away the key” sounds like the most logical choice and the best choice for America and the whole world!

 

Speaker Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand That He And Conservatives Aren’t The Base Of The Republican Party

(I FIRST WROTE/PUBLISHED THIS ON MAY 5-th, 2016)

I am sitting in my living room watching CNN where the Speaker of the House is telling the world that he can’t get behind Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for the Presidency. Also in this clip we are told that the last four Republicans that were the Party’s Presidential candidates have said that they will not back Mr. Trump. Jake Tapper the  CNN reporter doing the interview along with Wolf Blitzer kept floating the concept of the Republicans floating a different candidate as a “3rd party” choice instead of Mr. Trump. This is what is going to end up happening in the Democratic Party with Mr. Sanders as I believe that he will run as an Independent because of the un-Constitutional actions of the Democratic Party (there is no way that ‘Superdelegates’ are Constitutionally legal). There system is also very rigged for the purpose of making sure the ‘establishment candidate’ wins the nomination no matter what the voters said during the primaries. (I PERSONALLY STILL BELIEVE THAT IF SANDERS HAD WON THE DEMOCRATIC  NOMINATION OR IF HE HAD RAN AS AN INDEPENDENT, HE WOULD BE THE PRESIDENT ELECT RIGHT NOW.) (11-09-16)

 

What the Republican establishment does not understand is that it is they ‘the establishment’ are exactly that the people of America were voting against during the primaries. The so-called ‘conservatives’ are not the ‘real base’ of the Republican party any longer. Mr. Trump has brought out millions of the people in America to vote that normally don’t vote at all, even the ones that are registered voters and the reason is that they have felt and rightfully so that the Republican Party doesn’t represent anyone but the far right conservatives and at best, they are only about 20-25% of the people here in America that do lean away from the Democrats. In past elections the people have stayed quiet and just didn’t vote at all because they just couldn’t vote to elect the trash that the Democrats or the Republicans were putting forth as our only options. There are so many of us people here in America that are registered Independents that aren’t even allowed to vote at all in any primary election (which is un-Constitutional) whom would vote for a Republican candidate if they could, but you alienate us all with your policies and your out of touch candidates.

 

Mr. Ryan, it is you and the Republican establishment that must change if you ever want to see the White House Oval Office ever again. The Democratic Party only seems to be interested in going as far to the left that they can get and your Party only wants to represent the top far right .01% and we the people are telling you that you and your Party are totally out of touch with the REAL BASE OF THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS. We are telling all of you right now that either you change or you will not be in office much longer. The Tea Party folks whom are even farther to ‘the right’ than your so-called Base are not the answer to getting Our Country moving forward again. Listen to what people like the fraud Christian Ted Cruz kept promising on the campaign trail when he kept saying that “he would not negotiate with the Democrats” as he constantly degraded any other candidate whom might. All of you bought and paid for idiots on both sides of the Congressional Isle create the gridlock that is killing the people of America’s chances of survival as you play your petty ego laden games. Politics is the art of compromise, if both Parties refuse to work together nothing constructive ever gets done for the masses of the American people and we know that. Mr. Ryan you and your Party’s leaders have shown us all that you have no interest in leading our Nation forward so now we the people are telling you very plainly, either follow or get the hell out-of-the-way! The days of the ass (you folks) wagging the dog are over!!!

America Needs A Minimum Of 5 Presidential Choices This November: For Freedom!

 

For freedom? Yes, freedom from the monopoly of the Republican and the Democratic racket that they have been putting the American people through hell for decades now. Only the American political establishment, Holly Wood, and the major News Agencies seem to be the only ones who don’t get it that they do not represent the majority of the American people and/or our views. Republican Party, Ted Cruz, get a grip, you say “you will not negotiate with the Democrats”, folks Ted Cruz is the current King of Gridlock in D.C. as a rookie Senator, does he or anyone honestly believe that if he were our President that there would be less gridlock than there is now?

 

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave and the land where literally around half of adult Americans (18 and over) aren’t even registered to vote. Simple reason it’s because they don’t believe that their vote really counts for anything. Then there is the reality that even in Presidential election years we struggle to get a 50% turnout among the voters that are registered. That means that in the biggest election we have each four years that gets the most turn out, still only equals 25% of the adult population of Our Country coming out and voting in an average President election. Now folks, as you know the previous Presidential election cycles always limited us voters to one of two choices one each from the two big parties except for Mr. Wallace and Mr. Perot of course. These days the people who do turn our and vote have been electing people with no more than a 52/48 ratio, this means that approximately 1/2 of that 25% who voted or about 12 1/2% of the American population has been electing our Leaders, at the most 12.5%.

 

As I have said here before I believe that the Republican Party will figure out some way, any way, to make sure that Mr.Trump is not their flag barer. You must know as well as I do that if Mr. Trump is fangled out of the Republican Flag he is going to raise his own flag as a third-party Candidate. That leaves Mr. Cruz in the Birds Eye Seat right? That leaves him the as the Republicans nominee doesn’t it? No, not necessarily, you must be aware that the Republican Establishment hates the ground Mr. Cruz walks on, so why not elect Governor Kasich as the Pallbearer for their Party? You know that Mr. Cruz without a doubt would revolt and become the Tea Party’s Candidate? That is now three from the Republican field with one from the Democratic field, Ms. Hillary and or Mr. Sanders correct? Ms. Hillary has been prepping the pipe with messages of Mr. Sanders not really being a Democrat just in case she gets embarrassed and looses by any margin in New York. Thus putting her nomination of the people, by the people, (I am anti-Super- Delegates) in jeopardy. What I am saying is, if Ms. Hillary can not win the election of her Party without the ‘Supper-Delegates’ I totally believe that Mr. Sanders will split if ‘The Party’ ‘elects’ Ms. Hillary. This would be five possible people for us the public to vote for. #1) Ms. Hillary as the Democrats ordained. #2 Governor Kasich as the Republican nominee. #3 Mr. Cruz representing the Tea Party, this in my opinion would be the ‘Conservative wing’ of the main stream Republican Party.#4 Mr. Trump will need some party to hook to so he can be on the November ballot, he could represent the Liberal side of the Republican Party. I said Liberal because he does think outside of the D.C. Box that the two-party leaderships drill into their puppets, liberal in that sense. #5 Mr. Sanders as the Independent Senator from Vermont represents the Liberal side of the Democratic machine. Republicans thought that President Obama was way left liberal, Mr. Sanders if far left of President Obama. Ms. Hillary these days sometimes on some issues talks more like a Republican, just as her hubby does. ( Well, on the days the wind is blowing that way, it will be some other direction in a moment just hold on).

 

Okay folks, here are my main five I believe we should get to vote on this November 1st. I know there are other parties and good for them, best wishes, I mean that. There are Party’s like Green Peace whom seem to be on the ballots every four years, I am not saying there should only be five, I am saying at least. This you might well say would cause a situation where it would take even far less than 12.5% to win the Presidential election. The ‘safety’ for the American people on a vote like what I am suggesting would require that one Candidate would have to win at least 50.001% of the vote to capture the Nomination. Since this would almost always be the case one person would not get enough of the vote, so then take the top two and run them alone in an up or down election between the two highest vote receivers about seven days later. The American people would be far more involved in elections if they weren’t already slanted so that the people can’t ever win. Republicans, Democrats, Congress, the American people are sick of you and your statuesque.

This November The Voters Need At Least These Five Candidates To Vote For!

 

This Presidential Election is where Americans needs to rid our chains of the two-party system. Why can’t we the people have a third, fourth, fifth, or even six viable candidates? Here is exactly what I propose, the Democratic and Republican Party Leadership need to do if they want to maintain any amount of control at their Conventions. Obviously I am saying that my proposal needs to be done before their Conventions, once I have given you the list of five and the reason why them, then decide what you think of the idea okay?

 

First I would like you to think about Ms. Hillary and Mr. Sanders on the Democratic side of the political aisle. Mr. Sanders policies make him more liberal than the policies of Ms. Hillary. Mr. Sanders is not a registered Democrat, he is just like me, a registered Independent, even though he seems to vote with the Democrats most of the time. It would be easy to see why Mr. Sanders would choose to go as a third candidate platform on his own, or if  the DNC thinks that Mr. Sanders will cause the Party too much grief at their Convention they could just divorce him from them now. The ‘Main Stream’ Democratic Machine has chosen Ms. Hillary as their candidate so if the Democratic folks have a Conservative Candidate to put up on the spit they should get that option also shouldn’t they?

 

Concerning the RNC ‘Main Stream’ Republicans they fume at the thought of Senator Cruz being their Candidate because evidently to know him is, ‘to not like him’. Main stream Republicans hate the ‘Tea Party’ as mush as the Tea Party people hate the Republican main streamers. This mixture of theologies from its inception was a divorce waiting to happen. Now folks, now is a real good time to file that paperwork. Also folks we need to consider Mr. Trump and what he has brought to the Republican Party as far as turnout for the Republican Primaries. There is no doubt that the leaders of the RNC would love it if Mr. Trump decided to fall off the face of the earth or, just get the heck out of ‘their’ party. What I am saying is the RNC should excommunicate Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz from the Republican Party right now thus severing ties with the Tea Party in the process. Under these conditions the ‘Establishment Republicans’ would need someone as their Candidate. Would they go to ‘the last man standing’ in Governor Kasich, or maybe revert back to Mr. Rubio, or maybe Mr. Romney?

 

For now think about five choices on the Presidential Ballot form and anyone can vote for anyone of the five, Clinton, Sanders, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich. Now, would you as a voter feel more like your voice may be heard than with only the normal two choices the RNC and the DNC decide we should get to vote on? The way the DNC has backed Ms. Hillary is disgusting. Honestly folks, there should not be any such a thing as ‘super delegates’, how in the heck are they Constitutionally legal? They give a very very tiny percent of the people a huge amount of say-so on as to who gets their Parties nomination. You know we the people get enough B.S. thrown at us with this ‘Electoral College’ garbage then we the people have to put up with ‘these Very Privileged’ people! Folks why not have (Our Votes) cast on at least these five options on election day this November 1st? Then about two weeks later if no one person received at least 50.001% of the vote let there be another election two weeks later between the top two vote receivers. Then we the people would have another thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Thankful that the two weeks of the political ads are over with, and that ‘we the people’ finally had a bit of actual ‘say-so’ as to who our  next President will be. I’m just saying folks…

Whichever Of The Two Parties Does This One Thing Will Win In 2016

 

This one thing is not something magical like a Golden Goose or a pot of gold at the end of a Rainbow. It is not something that is at all impossible to do. I am a registered Independent even though my belief systems tend more toward conservative Republicans on some issues yet toward liberal Democrats on other issues . For example, I believe that Gay Marriage is a sin and people should not act out on those urges. Just as a Straight person I am not allowed by Scripture to follow through on any thoughts about being sexual with anyone except my wife, if I do, it’s a sin.  We all have many sins if we have seen many sunrises, so I believe we need to leave this in the hands of Our Supreme Court. I believe the Supreme Court will eventually allow Gay Marriages because by Our Constitution, I don’t believe they have any other choice.—-So, the “one idea”? Which ever of the two (hopefully someday several more) Parties  turn most hard toward the middle will win the majority “the middle class financially and in thought” of the households and the voters in any country.

 

Here in America the Leaderships of the Republican and of the Democratic Parties both bow deeply to the furthermost extremes of  their parties. This system of events just allows the 10% to constantly “wag the dog”! We the people mostly all talk about how sick and tired of how Our Government is ran and are upset because “nothing good ever gets done”. As long as both parties keep doing this it is we the people who are allowing these bought and paid for politicians to literally sell Our Country out from underneath our own feet. The party that We The People can convince to move toward the center and see how many of at least issues that aren’t Earth  shaking can move forward, pass, and implement. The way We The People can best get this country moving forward again is to get the Damn politicians “Shovel Ready”, get them off their ass’s, or vote them the hell out of office. This is how a Party that moves the fastest and permanently toward getting what the upper middle, the middle, and the lower middle class want you to do. If you do this one idea, you will not win everyone’s vote or approval, but you will win on election day’s!

The Bill And The B.S.

The Bill And The B.S.

 

So the Politicians in Washington were actually able to work together enough to get a Budget Bill passed, congrats to them on this achievement. Yet We The People have the right to say to those folks that it is about damn time you did something that wasn’t bi-polar! Example being, we see and realize that as soon as a Bill is passed, any Bill, right away you get party spin about any good things that your party liked or didn’t. Trouble is most anything ever passed, and very little is passed, is all one Party sided. Personally my political views are independent of either Party and personally I believe that most people are. We often end up voting for, if we vote at all or even register for that matter, the one we consider to be the least of the two evils. I agree with neither Party Platform, some of the things that the Democrats are for, I am for. But also I am against some of their views, just as I am with the Republicans and some of their views. Until the liberal left of the Democratic Party and the far right of the Republican Party begin to hold only a little sway within their own leaderships will the individual Representative be unhindered to vote their own and their voters own conscience.

They are (mostly all) full of it and we the public are so sick of all of them (most all). I am sick of both party leaderships. It is they that always put so much interior pressure on the people that we voted into office. I voted for my Tennessee Congressman and Senator, I did not vote for their party leaders to dictate to them how they vote. I did not vote for an Ohio or Nevada Representative, and no one should have the power to dictate to them how they will vote on any issue, except the voter who voted them in. Then, we have a democracy where the people rule, not some tiny Round Table with only five or six Players.

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