Let’s get this out of the way first. I do not support either Bernie Sanders nor Donald Trump for president. I think both of these guys would make terrible presidents.
I’m sure I would like Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy, since he’d probably withdraw a lot of America’s troops, but on the economic side he is so bad with math that someone needs to sit him down with a calculator, wipe off his glasses, and show him a few things. This crazy little socialist seriously wants to spend another $18 trillion (or so) in taxpayer funded freebies for everyone while we’re already at $19 trillion in debt. Nice fantasy, but it will simply hasten America’s collapse. (Which, in a way, might be a good thing, but that’s a topic for another time.)
I’m sure I would would like Trump’s tax policy since he would likely cut taxes on the middle class, and that’s always a good thing, and I trust him to hire competent people in key positions, but the guy is a ridiculous authoritarian who is accustomed to getting his way. He’d bloat goverment in many ways that are simply insane, not the least of which is his famous wall, keeping Muslims out of the country, and deporting millions of Mexicans.
Jesus. As I’ve said a million times, if you stop bombing countries, the Muslims won’t hate us any more, and if you stop giving people free money, the Mexicans on welfare won’t be a problem any more. But neither the left or the right are interested in these kinds of solutions, so here we are.
That all being said, if Trump or Bernie actually become the next president, it will be a very good and very exciting thing for the country. Why? Because it will be the first time in my lifetime, perhaps even the first time in a 100 years, that the elites didn’t get their choice.
For my entire life as an American, since I was old enough to somewhat understand this stuff in high school back in the 1980s, I have seen the elites pick out two corrupt puppets, one with a “D” stamped on his forehead and and one with a “R,” present them to the American sheep for us to choose one, and pretend that we live in a democracy, which of course we don’t. If Trump or Bernie actually win the presidency, hell, even the nominations of their respective parties, it will send shockwaves through the halls of power in this country and many others.
That’s a very good thing. It’s about time the elites got a black eye. More importantly, when the elites get scared, we all benefit, at least a little.
Here’s a very simple yet significant example most people don’t know anything about. During the 1990s Bill Clinton manipulated the numbers of the federal debt and “balanced” the budget. He really didn’t balance anything, but people thought he did because most people don’t understand economics and simple math (coughBerniecough). Granted, he did indeed cut down on some goverment waste. Left-liberals hailed him for being such a great guy. Was this because Bill Clinton, one of the most corrupt politicians in history, was some kind of small goverment, economic genius?
Nope. He did it for one reason: Ross Perot getting 19% of the popular vote during Bill’s election year (1992).
According to Bob Woodward (yes, that’s of Woodward and Bernstein fame), the elites were terrified that a non-Democrat, non-Republican actually got 19% of the popular vote. To ensure they stayed in power and the unwashed masses didn’t revolt, they made sure to scramble to show the voters that they cared about Perot’s number one issue: the federal debt.
So a third party billionaire runs on reducing the debt, loses but gets 19% of the vote, and the elite’s puppet Bill Clinton balances the budget despite being a left-winger, for the first time in decades.
Sadly, the next president was the corporatist neocon George W. Bush, the biggest big-government president in American history at the time of his reign, and he exploded the debt all over again.
Regardless, the point stands: when the elites get scared, things actually get fixed, at least a little.
Will Trump or Bernie save the United States from its eventual collapse? No. I’ve already discussed why. In the long-term, America is fucked no matter who we elect (barring a technological invention no one is planning on). We’re about 15 years past the point of no return. Yet a Trump or Sanders presidency or even party nomination will mean some good things for us Americans despite the damage either of these men would do as president.
Regardless, the odds still favor the Lizard Queen as our next president, as I’ve been saying all along. At the moment, in a Trump vs. Hillary race, Hillary wins. America is a left-wing country now, and most voters want nothing to do with a right-wing one-percenter no matter how entertaining he is. In a Trump vs. Lizard Queen race, the Lizard Queen will be triumphant unless something usual happens. (Here’s hoping she still goes to jail! Oh, that would be so nice.)
Bernie has an even smaller chance. A snowball’s chance in hell, that is. Despite the fact she’s so off-putting, Hillary is still a solid 15 points ahead of Bernie nationally. As I’ve discussed already, a Democrat needs blacks and Hispanics to win, and they’re on Hillary’s team, not Bernie. No, Bernie is the candidate for delusional young white people who can’t do math. Not to mention the massive amount of elites’ money and power behind the Lizard Queen, and the fact that millions of women are chomping at the bit to elect the First Female President (if you want to call the Lizard Queen “female”), even if she is a criminal. As I’ve said, the future of America is Bernie Sanders and people like him; he’s just about 10-15 years too early.
However! I have to admit Trump has a decent chance and Bernie has a tiny one. I also have to re-iterate that despite the polls and analysis, the American voters have become so irrational lately that these kinds of elections have become hard to predict.
It’s going to be a very fun election.
Enjoy the decline!