The selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as VP nominee has confirmed the right-wing claims that Hilary Clinton is a fraud and a liar. Her so-called move to the left as a progressive was a lie. A fraud to sucker the Bernie supporters that she really was progressive.
The truth is Hillary Rodham Clinton is a sellout and a liar. She was never progressive. She was/is a Goldwater Republican, for Chris sakes. She conned Progressives, she lied about being anti -TPP, she lied to Elizabeth Warren, her Demo operatives tried to sabotage Bernie Sanders campaign (check the Intercept.com). She is the epiphany of the person that the right-wing has been telling for 20 years that she is: liar and can't be trusted.
Kaine was her choice all along. Kaine is a close friend of Bill, the worst Demo president in 40 years. He is in favor of TPP, he is a Wall Street ass-kisser. He was a previous Clinton campaign manager. He is a Demo insider, the same one that Thomas Frank warned us against in his timely book "Listen Liberal" .
In the end, I think she is a one term president, if she last that long. I believe she will be impeached and thou she might survive, she will have no capacity to govern. Her choice of Kaine ensures low turnout among Bernie Millennial voters. No down ballot sweep. Republicans will maintain Congressional control; hence she will not be able to pass any Wall Street friendly legislation.
In conclusion, the stupid bitch has probably grasped defeat from the jaws of victory. And she deserves it. Fuck Hillary Clinton.
Now that we have the Republican Party squarely defined as a party representing American racists with the choices of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, it falls to Hillary Clinton to pick a VP. The speculators in the media have mentioned the following:
Hillary's selection of Kaine will guarantee a lost for the Demos in November. A Kaine pick will turnoff the Progressive wing of the party, all Bernie supporters, and ensure no down-ballot support. If she doesn't want to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, her campaign's best choice Perez. Perez's selection does not jeopardize the Senate, he is progressive, appeals to the Latino vote, enhances support by Bernie's army and signals that her so-called progressive shift is real. That is what a smart person would do but maybe she just isn't that smart.
I often sit and wonder how a person votes for a bad politician. Bad politicians don't elect themselves, they have a following, a base, supporters with the same ideology, people who supposedly know the issues and are making a earnest choice in voting for someone who will represent them and fight for their interests. BULLSHIT!!! If you believe that, then you are dumber-than-dogshit.
Lets' look at the Demos: a party before the 1980's that had a real concern, even demonstrated it, for the working man, unions, civil rights, equality, and generally what benefited the most people. Once the New Democrats of Al Frumm came with their new focus on the professional class, the working man was ignored. New legislation was corporate friendly, lobbyist-sponsored and adopted, and had a Republican touch if not actually Republican generated. With the New Demos came NAFTA, a blind-eye to Wall Street, Obamacare, and shit-canning the interests of the working class. (Thomas Frank's Listen, Liberal is recommended reading for those wanting more history of the Demos cultural change).
The New Demos theorized that the could take corporate money (supposedly progressive leaning ones, a total fantasy) and Wall Street money, focus on the professional classes, provide lukewarm support to progressive ideas, and win elections. That strategy brought us one of the worst Democratic presidents in modern history, Bill Clinton. It held for the election of Obama and is in play for Hillary.
On the other hand, Repubs take the approach that whatever the top one percent want is find with them. Their base of low-information voters who continually vote against their own interest are nothing more than cannon-fodder to be used in fake grassroots organizations. (You know, the ones who want to get the government's hand off their Medicare). The Repubs count on these idiots to elect the criminals, buffoons, child molesters, blatant hypocrites, phony evangelicals, and other assorted trash to state and federal offices.
Repubs have no interest in governing or passing legislation that benefits the masses since they don't give a shit about the masses. Repubs could care less about funding Zika virus or Ebola research; those diseases occurred in countries run by non-whites and mainly affects non-whites. Cries to pass infrastructure repair legislation is a waste of the Repubs' time unless one of their cronies can get the no-bid contract and hire non-union labor, preferably imported from Southeast Asia or South America at less than minimum wage. Or the calls to reign in Big Pharma's greed is absurd as far Repubs are concerned. What fool would vote to take money from his own pocket just because a few thousand senior citizens die because they can't afford their overpriced prescription drugs.
In conclusion these two political scumbag parties exist due to the overwhelming apathy, ignorance, and colossal stupidity of the American people. The apathy allows New Demos: former Wall Street lobbyists and repubs to switch and run as Demos; caters to Blue Dog Demos (fence-riders waiting on what the special interest instruct them to do; and just run-of-the-mill sellouts who vote with repubs.
Ignorance and the colossal stupidity are endemic to both parties. How else can you explain the election and reelection of clowns and criminals like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Chris Christie, Sam Brownback, Pat McCrory, and the list goes on. What level of stupidity justifies a vote for people like that. Albert Einstein said: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Hillary Rodham Clinton will win and become the first female elected to the presidency in this United States. This prediction is of course based on polls showing with a widening lead over the clown racist, Donald Trump. And, of course, it assumes that there are enough intelligent people who will vote to make it happen. The problem for the future president arises from what is known as "split-ticket" voting.
"Split-ticket" voting comes into play when people vote for one party at the top of the ticket, in this case president, and vote for a different party for the lower races, House and Senate. The professional pundits don't seem to emphasize this aspect of the election when making their bold predictions. As an example, Wisconsin voted for Obama twice for the top job, but elected the pathetic republican Ron Johnson over a Russ Feingold to the Senate. And please don't mention the piece of shit, Scott Walker. Oh crap, I did. Then there is Florida, Obama won twice and then in an non-presidential year, the criminal Rick Scott, the bottom of the sewer was reelected, and Marco Rubio, as pathetic a piece of human waste as there exists. And then in 2010 and 2014 elect someone who is 180 degrees opposed to Obama's policies as was the case of most of the filthy Republican governors reelected in those years?
Back to HRC, she will win assuming she maintains her rabid followers, convinces enough Bernie supporters she is progressive, and convinces the fence-riding independent voters that she is a better choice than Trump. Like I said many voters just ain't too smart. But she is not likely win the House (Demos will need 30 seats) although she has a chance to get the Senate (Demos need 5 seats) with down ballot support.
Once the election is over and Demos don't succeed in the down ballot races, the Repubs will control the House and lets say the Demos win the Senate, her presidency will fail. The House Repub trash will initiate impeachment hearings within six months of her swearing in ceremony. GUARANTEED! The hearings will focus on the failed Benghazi hearings, the FBI's email investigation, and the restarted State Department email investigation. All of it will focus on conflicting statements she made on the record concerning those cases. Finally, upcoming reviews and potential disclosure about the Clinton Foundation will add fodder to the fire.
For her sake, she had better hope like hell that Demos win the Senate or she could be out of office by 2018, just in time for the next off-year election. Reality is a bitch and if you think the Repubs will not try to impeach, then you are living in a fantasy world. Obstruction will continue and we will endure more years of status quo which suits the Repubs and their 1% backers just fine.
Comments to think about.