a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I really don't agree with your post. I'm not being disrespectful. And I'm not being argumentative. I just think you have some delusions about the
political parties in this country. Or, my way of seeing politics in this country is much more cynical than yours.
I think both parties are so close they are practically identical. Hillary wrote in her book she worked on Barry Goldwater's election campaign who was
running as a Republican. Hillary is a Nixon Republican. She is NOT a liberal Democrat even though she won the nomination. You have to realize that
a Democrat from Texas is further to the right than a Republican from New Jersey.
So let's begin with the cynicism. Politicians only represent lobbyists. Money talks voters don't matter. Since both parties are the same and they
only listen to lobbyist what is the goal of the parties. The goal is not anything they claim is in their planks. Otherwise the Republicans would
have made abortion illegal when they controlled all three branches of government 2002 through 2007. Both parties do absolutely NOTHING that will
change the status quo. Wealth inequality is at ALL time highs and the lobbyist will not allow that to change anytime soon. So in terms of domestic
policy, the goal is to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that will change the status quo. Take the ACA for example. The private insurance companies were
enriched by it and they raise premiums 20% every year for the last five years straight. Sorry, but domestic policy is at a STAND STILL until further
notice. Domestic policy may change in 2031 or 2032 after the 2030 census fixes the gerrymandering of the districts. Maybe change will happen in 2021
or 2022 after the 2020 census but I very much doubt it. Things will probably not be bad enough in 2020 to fix the gerrymandering.
Now lets consider foreign policy. The foreign policy of the United States is dictated by the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). Yes, the neocons
run the CFR. The CFR runs the US military. The president delegates most operation authority to regional commanders. Obama may have gave some okays
along the way for big operations. But he didn't say no because he knew if he did there would be consequence. He just did whatever the CFR wanted
which was told to him by the military upper command. So don't tell me Obama did war crimes. I am pretty convinced he was just a puppet. At some
point will bomb Iran because bombing Iran is what the CFR wants. Iran is simply not a threat to anyone walking the streets of Newark New Jersey. It
just isn't. So here is my prediction. The US will continue military operations full STEAM ahead. The US dropped 23,000 bombs on five predominately
Muslim countries in 2015. And the US dropped 28,000 bombs on five predominately Muslim countries in 2016. My bet is 2017 we will have a new bombing
record. Do you honestly think Donald Trump is approval each of the 28,000+ bombing missions going on right now? Of course not.
And finally, I want to say something about the "liberal media" the right loves to attack. You super smart geniuses on the right have to understand
something about the media. Everyone on the left thinks the media has a "right wing bias". So how can both sides think the media favors the other
side? I will tell you how. The media doesn't care at all about politics. People in the news media care about one thing. And that is making money.
It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICAL IDEOLOGY. So what does it mean the media is only concerned with making money? It means the media will
say absolutely anything and everything to hook people into listening so they can make money. They will take any story, flip, spin it, add a little
spice to it based on 1/2 truths so the audience is enraged. Once the audience is enraged, they will watch the story and the media outlet makes money.
News isn't truth. News isn't real. All news is fake. It's all designed to get you to watch it so they can make money. News is entertainment.
That's ALL it is. It's all designed to get an emotion reaction out of the audience. The news has NOTHING to do with distributing facts about what is
happening. NEWS IS A PRODUCT FOR CONSUMPTION.
So here is my prediction for the next 4 years. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will change. NOTHING. I guarantee you with 100% conviction the purchasing power
of the median worker's wage will have equal or less purchasing power than it does now. The rich will be richer. The poor will be poorer. And the
worker making the median wage will be driven deeper into a poverty wage.
I hope you Trump snowflakes with all your MAGA cheer-leading get what you want. But whatever that is, wealth inequality will be about the same. And
will continue to drop bombs on Arabs just like it was done during the Obama years. Maybe just having a white male president makes MAGA a reality.
So maybe we are already there! The West is the best!
edit on 29-4-2017 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)