It would't make a difference who the President was as long as the people are as bigoted and simple minded as we have become in the last 30 years or so. When narcissism became the order of the day we lost any hope of keeping our republic. Having said that Huey P. Long was pretty good at getting people without much of anything at all to vote their pocket books instead of their fear....but of course they weren't worried about cutting back on their cable package or cell phone use or internet provider, they were worried about their children starving to death or succumbing to the elements when they were put out of their homes. When we finally do get desperate like the depression generation was we will insist that politicians of all stripes do what is best for the nation and not just their own careers and pocketbooks.
I agree with everything you said. I would just like for Americans to see their actions, and how very opposite they are to our founders, even those of he whom was instrumental in framing the Constitution, if for no other reason than to place helping coals upon their heads and let them sit there with no excuse for their principle abortions.
In large measure, you have illustrated why until we get these people's minds right, it won't matter who we elect as president today to right this ship in the real world. These politicians today are simply a mirror reflection of a society that has so lost its way, not even giving them the GPS coordinates is going to help them unless they make it up in their minds that they need help and need to make an abrupt change in direction in order to get there.
I would however take great pleasure in watching how they would come to grips with the fact of how they stand in opposition to this country's very core values as it relates to government in their lives. Many on the left would excuse it as "that was then this is now" and somehow we are no longer humans like they were, and have so been transformed into some creature that is not subject to the same laws of big government and authoritarian tyrants as they were. However, I do think many who are not so entrenched in their dogma, just led astray, would be forced to do a self examination of just who they have become and what has become of the very Democrat party that Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in forming.
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