Monday, May 16, 2016

The Political Establishment Is Adept At Double-Crossing Its Constituents

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.."...Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln was very prescient. He knew well the political class was good at fooling the people some of the time and some of the people all the time.  He also knew all of the people could not be fooled all of the time (the only exception is the low information crowd who manages to be fooled almost all the time---especially by the progressive political class.  We're watching this being played out by those who currently support Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders).

Of all political races in my lifetime, this one clearly proves "you cannot fool all of the people all the time."  It's one of the reasons why Trump has done so well (I know. I know. Some will argue he fits Lincoln's adage too.  The difference, in my opinion, is about the people who are fed up with both political parties always flipping them the bird. The political establishment is adept at double-crossing its constituents).

In particular, the deceit by the political establishment runs deep.  Just last week, we found out the Obama administration deceived the American people and the media with the Iran Deal. We already know too well the deception involving Obamacare because one of its designers, Jonathan Gruber, admitted just that less than two years ago.

But now I believe we are witnessing something even more disturbing.  Republican elites who have openly admitted the would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.  Countless other Republicans said they would not vote for Trump even against Hillary Clinton. (Sources: Time, Fortune and Yahoo News).  This posture on the part of these Republicans might change in the coming months especially on what Paul Ryan decides to do (he met with Trump last week).
And while I've never been a big Trump fan during this campaign, I believe the mission of the Republican Party should be to defeat Hillary Clinton---even if that means voting for Donald Trump.

I will also ad this. If you are a Republican who decides to vote for Hillary Clinton, all you need to do is look into your rear view mirror. It's one of the reasons we've had eight years of Obama. Millions of Republican voters decided to stay at home in 2012. The outcome was four more years of an Obama administration.  If you're fine with a Hillary Clinton administration beginning next January, don't bitch and whine.  You're weeping will fall upon deaf ears.