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Lately I’ve heard several GOP candidates say in so many words, “vote for me because I can beat the ‘other guy,’ and then I can beat Hillary,” with Hillary being the presumed nominee of the Democratic Party, which lately doesn’t appear to be a complete lock now that Bernie Sanders has trounced Hillary in a number of very large states.

One of the problems with that approach, that “I can beat the other guy” is that it totally takes the focus off of the issues and instead puts the focus on the race itself. That approach exchanges matters of importance, the issues, for somewhat superficial ones, the race itself. Yes, of course winning the race is important. But let’s not sacrifice what so many are fighting for at a time when so much is at stake.

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I think it is important to remember that beyond all of the advertising hype, beyond all of the expensive Madison Avenue television spots, most of the promises being made by candidates of all persuasions will probably not be kept. This is the nature of our political system today with a pay to play media ravenous for the outrageous sums of campaign cash available following the Supreme Court’s decision that money is speech.

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It is my opinion that the three candidates of significant merit remaining in the presidential race, on both sides of the aisle, are Trump, Kasich, and Sanders.

With that said, using the process of elimination with those three, I would have to say that I like Kasich quite a bit but the problem is that he doesn’t seem to have the proper attitude to shift the country back in the direction that I think is necessary. He offers an excellent political skillset, but that’s the problem, he is a “politician” and we have those already. In fact they are everywhere. He would make an excellent administrator at the national level, but it is not just the administration of the country that I believe needs attention. The country has moved drastically to the left, so much so that most Republican candidates are actually center and left of center, fearful of the socialist vote and so they’ve begun pandering.

Sanders has some interesting ideas. Though he calls himself a Democratic Socialist, I believe his strongest suit would be that of a regulator, which does not directly connote “socialism,” regulating the behaviors of particular  corporations that have lobbied their way into legal immunity while committing widespread fraud upon the country. There are still large numbers of people drastically effected by the gradually more frequent financial meltdowns this country has been having, rattling financial markets with aftershock after aftershock after aftershock, halving retirement savings and displacing people from their homes. Those matters must be addressed without delay. Sanders has focused on those issues and in my opinion done an excellent job elaborating his plan to bring change, that is if it is possible.

His opponent on the same side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton, does not seem to have any platform that I can pick out aside from “I am woman, hear me roar.” To that I say, women control the vast majority of the wealth in this country and from time to time are working more than men. So, what’s all the noise about? Besides, she was married to Bill Clinton who deconstructed US industry by ratifying NAFTA and granting China MFN. She supported those actions. Seeing what those legislative actions have done to US industry, well by now she should have divorced him for that alone. She hasn’t. So, that leaves Bernie Sanders on that side of the aisle.

Trump clearly has the proper attitude. He is saying almost all of the right things regarding returning US Industry to its historical levels. And that’s primarily what I am looking at as I prepare to vote in this election. Who is going to bring back American industry? I don’t really care about all of the name calling, what the mainstream media and particularly what the media that panders to women seems to be focusing on. To me that is meaningless. Negative campaigns are a historical fact in this country.

The establishment is swarming Trump also and I think that’s an indication of the fact that they fear real change with the inauguration of Trump. In my opinion, that’s a good thing. As a single person with no children and no property, I am taxed massively while someone who makes the same amount of money as I do but has children and owns a house is given a tax refund many, many thousands of dollars more than mine, yet they use more government services. That’s unfair, drastically unfair, parasitic, and  foolish tax policy. Why should people with no children pay to raise those of others? That is real socialism. If you saw what someone who has four children and who makes the same amount of money as I do and owns a house gets on their return, most would take it one step further and say, “that ain’t socialism, Billy, you got that all wrong, that’s communism. Yuz gettin screwed by a bunch a communists. Thing is, they don’t even know thats what they is! They oughtta be a votin test or sompthin!”

Actually, I was the first one to point that out. But thanks for the vote of confidence.

Though I like all three, at this point, for me its Trump, Kasich, and Sanders with Trump in the lead by a almost the entire track. Were there an amalgam of all three, I might vote for that candidate.

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The real reason the mainstream media do not like Donald Trump is that he has been able to run his campaign very successfully while spending a very small fraction of what the other candidates are spending on political advertising. It is little different than organized criminal behavior on the part of the media.

With the Supreme Court’s decision that money is speech, and with SuperPacs and other protected sources of campaign cash flooding the election in an almost biblical tide this time, the media mob are frothing at the mouth for those dollars, and it’s become “you want to play, you got to pay” with today’s mainstream media when it comes to politics. Trump has been able to overcome that pay to play scheme of today’s media and they want to set an example of Trump.

That’s what that’s all about, to be sure.

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Today the radio pundits are whining rather thoroughly about Trump’s treatment of women and Trump’s response to the jabs and taunting of ALL of the other candidates which have focused their attacks in a coordinated effort on Trump with the direct aid of the party, since of course Trump is in the leading position at about one percent of the advertising costs of all of the other candidates’ campaigns.

To me the origin of all of this negative publicity is the mere fact that Trump isn’t spending hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign advertising, having spent only a few million so far rather than the other candidates which are showering the media outlets with cash.

Trump has the ability to obtain the publicity he needs without buying the media off, which is of course what the other candidates are doing. That of course affects the bottom lines of all of the radio stations where the pundits work. Yes, the real reason the pundits are screaming fanatically about Trump isn’t because he responded negatively to the comments made about his wife and the revealing pictures displayed online of his wife, the pundits are starving for campaign cash from the Trump camp.

Such negative campaigns are a historical fact in The United States going back to Adams and before. It’s just now a candidate, Trump in this case, has been able to maintain the focus without pouring all of that cash into the media coffers.

Or, it could just be that the radio pundits’ wives are withholding affection from the pundits who publicly express their support for Trump because the feminist plan is to vote for Hillary and so the pundits are pandering, which is of course all the more reason to vote for Trump.

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Trump’s treatment of women is a byproduct of the feminist movement itself that seeks in all ways and places to be considered “equal.”

Yet, when Trump treats a woman publicly like he treats men, women form a united front and scream bloody murder as if his behavior is unacceptable. To me this is a prime example of the duplicitous behavior of feminists that want to be rough and tumble in the work place and outside of the house but then file a complaint when things get rough and tumble.

Nobody likes it when women they know are treated that way, but the duplicitous, two-faced approach of feminism is exactly why women face the difficulties they claim to face in the workplace. The feminist movement has opened the door to that type of behavior. Feminism’s false platform is the source of the contemporary female condition.

Given that context, Trump is doing nothing wrong.

Note: If you examine the statistical information on this page http://she-conomy.com/report/marketing-to-women-quick-facts you will see that women actually don’t have it as bad as you would conclude after hearing all the caterwauling coming from the feminists. Women in fact control most of the country’s wealth and at times exceed men numerically in the workplace.

But, women also receive most of the funds distributed under social welfare programs in this country and this is why I have publicly inquired if feminism is akin to socialism and if feminist independence is directly tied to a socialist redistribution of tax dollars? The answer to that question is of course a distinct, YES.

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To me the organized party establishment effort to push Donald Trump out of the leading position as the potential nominee of the Republican Party is a revealing phenomenon. After forcing Trump to pledge his allegiance to the Republican Party, the party has all but pulled the rug out from under his feet. Yet, there Trump stands with the most solid position of them all.

Obviously, even if the party establishment does not want Trump to receive the nomination, the constituency holds a different sentiment. Trump is the front runner for a reason. Imagine where he would be with the political support of the party that forced him to pledge his allegiance to the party in the first place!

Ultimately, it is as if the party has broken its pledge while Trump has kept his. What the Republican Party has done to Trump is not unlike the politician that makes elaborate promises during the campaign and forgets about the promises when in office, becoming aloof, unresponsive, and contrary until campaign time approaches once again.

We all know what that is like.

Copyright © William Thien 2016

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