I might have waited until the coronation of Queen Hillary was over and done with, but since it is only a formality for the DNC, that would be wasted time. Without further ado, here is my take on the race for President.
- Analyze the ideals and history of the parties.
- Analyze the candidates.
- Analyze the present Administration and it's effect on the election.
- Tie it all up, exposing the logical gaps.
History of the Parties.
Republican Party: the Grand Old Party's ideal has always been Business First, prosperity follows, nothing bad happens during prosperous times1. This is an ideal which makes sense to most everyone who isn't what we call now a "social justice warrior", a fad amongst the youth mostly, which says if you aren't trying to upset the apple-cart, you ain't shit. SJWs aren't in the GOP, they are invariably found somewhere to the left of Karl Marx. The first and greatest (IMHO) Republican President of the post-WW2 era was GEN. Eisenhower, who oversaw the rebuilding of a robust post-war economy, the rise of major new technologies and his best work, improvements in continental infrastructure (the Interstate Highway system). Pause for the ugly Vietnam War period. Under the GOP, the USA recovered from the post-Vietnam recession and "malaise" of Jimmah Cahtuh by electing Ronald Reagan, who did all the usual GOP things - rebuilt the excessively-reduced military, let business have free rein, defeated the USSR in the Cold War. The next GOP Presidents were the Bushes, who showed us how BAD the GOP can get without a charismatic leader. Bush41 said he would cut taxes, he increased them. He engaged an Islamist dictator in war, defeated him in 100 hours, then let him remain a dictator. Bush43, the Texan who couldn't talk straight, had a little business experience, mostly as a MLB franchise owner (which doesn't count, professional sports are an engineered market). He ran up the most debt of any GOP prexy, let down his daddy's healthy watchfulness of the Jihadis, was attacked on 9-11-01 and responded poorly with our military assets. He only had one goal: kill Saddam Hussein, whom his daddy had left alive, because Saddam had "put out a contract" on his daddy's head. Bush43's war was very unpopular, and essentially gave rise to the SJW movement that plagues the USA today. Comes now The Donald, riding his particular wave of entrepreneurial talent. He has an excellent chance of interrupting the decline of the USA, but he faces huge opposition, see below.
Democratic Party: (Note that I don't use the word "Democrat". That would be incorrect) The Democratic Party is all Social Change, all the time. Take from the Rich, give to the Poor (raking off a healthy vig, of course), but most of the "Poor" are folks who have had the work ethic beaten out of them, or who have been to college in the past 20 years where they learned that work is NOT their primary goal in life, that would be Social Justice. The "Justice" in Social Justice means what the Democratic Party says it means, it is not derived from History, Logic or study of the workings of governance. Under the Democratic Party, post WW2, we have the last Democratic Party conservative, Harry Truman, most noted for ending WW2 with nuclear warfare vs. Japan. JFK was a milder form of Truman, but was assassinated in office. That gave us LBJ, unfit for office on Day One of his Administration, but who recognized that the Democratic Party's way out of major problems is to start a war, which he did, then set the US military up to lose it, also another D classic maneuver in the past fifty years. Then J Carter, who inherited the Nixon-Ford economics disaster and made it worse ("malaise") then Bill Clinton, who brought Mafia-style governance to the White House (see his list of dead bodies). Clinton inherited the Dot-Com Bubble, allowing him to claim the only National Surplus in the past umpteen years (then the bubble burst). Via smoke, mirrors and REALLY strong grips backstage, Bill, like a Deus Ex Machina, still sails along as an "economic expert" for some illogical reason. The Obama Collapse came next, but it will be dealt with in Section #3. Now Hillary waits in the wings for her chance to (save the country) (make herself rich) (screw everything up) (destroy the Constitution)/ Mark all which apply.
- My definition of the GOP ideal.
End of Section One