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Friday, January 08, 2016

TRUMP, THE GENERAL ELECTION, AND BEATING YOUR OWN HAND WITH A HAMMER

By Allan McNew

The 2016 election, with perhaps as many as four eventual Supreme Court nominations at stake as well as the possibility of White House driven, progressive – socialist agenda continuing past the election will be as important to the character of the nation as was the 1860 election, which brought Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency rather than Stephen Douglass in a time of great national division. If Clinton or Sanders wins the general election we can kiss the Bill of Rights goodbye.

There has indeed been great value to the Trump candidacy, mostly concerning issues which have been swept under the carpet and kicked down the road for many decades. I love the suspension of political correctness and seeing Trump get away with it. It would gratify me to see Trump slap the Clintons around like the driven, corrupt political whores they are. I have derived much pleasure in how Trump has played a biased media. The media in Trump's case reminds me of a masochistic woman who keeps coming back to a man she hates because the sex is so good in spite of it all being so debasing and humiliating – so different from the unrelenting, grinding, venomous hate the media had for Richard Nixon from 1952 until his death in 1994.

Trump has told me much of what I want to hear, but his platform seems to consist mostly of how great he is and that he's got it all handled, specifics thus far have been lacking.

I, to say the least, am far less than happy about the way both the Republican and Democratic parties have sold out the average citizen many decades ago. However, one has to look past the primary election to the general election. Trump has pulled a lot of magical rabbits out of his political campaign hat, but it appears that he may well be nonviable for the general election, and other things come to mind.

Such as voter anger inspired things that have backfired in the past: Ross Perot as a megaphone for voter anger in the 1992 election; voter anger elected, California Governor Schwarzenegger; voter anger inspired term limits in California; anger prompting many voters to stay home in protest rather than vote; and the understanding that many of the underlying reasons for the self destruction of the historically important Whig Party are rife within the present Republican Party – including anger, outrage and fratricidal division.

It's difficult to foresee the results of the voting booth, as we have no crystal ball, but it seems that to select a candidate in order to make a statement of outrage rather than forward an electable candidate to the general election, or stay home and pout rather than vote for the lesser of evils, makes about as much sense as laying your own hand out on the table and profusely beating on it with a hammer.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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