Upon his election our current President embarked on an apology tour, touring the world to apologize for the American excesses of the cold war. From the Mossidgh coup in Iran to our involvement with Allende in Chile. It’s almost as if he doesn’t believe we were the “good guys” in the cold war. On one hand, I get it, a bit of introspection is good for the soul, and we certainly want too prevent as many evils for a greater good as we can.
But what about the other side? Oh I don’t mean Stalin and Kruschev, the heartless butchers of the supreme Soviet. I mean their enablers in the West. When are they going to apologize to the citizens of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Estonia, the Ukraine. They justified the Soviets evil tyrannical rule for years. In some cases like New York Times sought to activly cover it up. And they fought every effort of the US to counter the Soviet Union prolonging the enslavement of millions.
So perhaps the next time Kissinger and Mossdigh come up in a Democrat debate why doesn’t someone ask the Clintons and Sanders (who honeymooned in the Soviet Union) for their apology? From Bill Ayers Weather Underground, to the Nuclear Freeze movement, to the Venezuela today the American left has at best been naive to the “Evil Empire” but at worse been on it’s payroll. Yep, the KGB poured millions into the nuclear freeze movement and radical groups like the Weather Underground. Don’t you think it’s time Sanders the Clintons and their ilk apologize to the millions who were enslaved by the blot on world history that was Communism?
Well, I write this one with mixed feelings, on one hand, Donald Trump did not win Iowa, in fact he barely came in second. Which certainly means that whatever he said to those huuuuuuge crowds did not translate into enthusiasm. On the other hand Rand Paul, my first choice for President pulled out of the race. I still believe Rand had the best chance to bring minorities and more working class voters to the GOP’s “Big tent”.
I suspect a lot of Paul’s support wound up in the hands of Trump, Cruz and Carson. I also think Rand Paul who did a great job reaching out to those outside the GOP tent during the fall of 14, pulled back a bit in early 15 when he needed to keep that momentum. Either way he’s a good Senator, and I’m sure he’ll contribute some more ideas as he continues there.
Now what’s left? First, I agree with Mark Steyn. The biggest issue of this campaign is the cesspool in DC, and I would also suggest that judging from the Flint water crisis that the cesspool extends to much of what we call “government service”. At best much of our government is well meaning incompetent tenured bureaucrats piling up catastrophe’s on top of paper work, at worse it’s greedy power hungry commissars starving every initiative of what use to be a free people. DC is a Sewer, I think even Stalin would be embarrassed by. This leads me to my first and guiding principle about this political season.
Hillary Clinton is fundamentally corrupt and must be stopped unless we want tyrannical immoral sleazy leadership. The Clintons are corrupt to the core, wether it’s shady land deals, committing sexual assault, committing perjury, making millions giving speeches to special interests who have State business issues you are deciding on, or risking the safety and security of the nation to provide plausible deniability for their future endeavors. Whatever they touch is about one thing, concentrating power in their hands. And for the record:
As much as I despise Donald Trump and believe his run is a sad reflection of the pathetic quality of our education system I would enthusiastically pull the lever for Donald ahead of Hillary. He is the ultimate Kardashian candidate, in some ways we deserve him. (No Nation deserves Hillary). He is the result of two presidential cycles where the leader of one party prided his organizations ability to turn out low information voters. Well now we have the fruit of the low information turnout, they were disappointed that the Messiah didn’t meet their every need now they want to make the nation “Great Again”.
In the ruling party we now have two inheritors of the landmark political philosophy of the late 1800’s arguing over who should carry the mantle of Progressive. It’s never about ideas or issues with this crowd, it’s always about the title. With titles comes power, and if your in power with progressivism you keep it. A great example of this is Sanders idea to “tax the rich” with an income tax surcharge. A hint for Sanders, the rich already have their income. All a surcharge does is keep the rif raf from joining them and interrupting those swell parties in the Hampton’s. Didn’t Obama raise the top rate already? And yet income inequality has exploded.
The problem isn’t that the rich are too powerful, the problem is there isn’t enough of them. We need more rich people, who hire more people lifting them to the middle class. The current Progressive is about to leave the White House as the first two term President with less small businesses then when he came into office. “Those who doesn’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it”. Someone needs to give the party of the progressives a history book.