Assessing the Presidential Candidates

As usual, we are left with a motley group of very, very wealthy individuals as our “choices” in the presidential election. Without much thought, we can eliminate nearly all of them. Chris Christie? Mobster wannabe warmonger. Lindsay Graham? John McCain clone- wrong on every issue. Marco Rubio? The dream candidate for open border advocates- absolutely awful. Carly Fiorina? One of the worst CEOs of all time, and a die-hard warmonger.

The mainstream media will do everything in their power to get Hillary Clinton elected. She is the clear first choice of the establishment. Her long record of corruption goes back to the Senate Watergate hearings. She would be perhaps the perfect person to reside over the inevitable economic and cultural collapse we’re headed for. There will be lots of inferences that “it’s time for a woman to be president,” but do we really want another Clinton? Does anybody really want this woman?

Hillary’s main party competitor is long-time “independent” Senator Bernie Sanders. Bernie is not independent- he is merely an extremely left-wing Democrat. Sanders talks a good game-  his anti-rich rhetoric stirs my blood. However, he recently proposed a large payroll tax increase. Payroll taxes are only paid on the first $119,000 of income. So it’s clear that no truly wealthy individual will be hurt by this kind of tax. Instead, the burden, as always, will fall on the poor and working class. Sanders also supports most of our military misadventures overseas, unlimited immigration, and is gung ho over our phony, seemingly perpetual “war on terror.”

On the Republican side, Jeb Bush is obviously the establishment’s choice, but his campaign has been so ineffective that they seem to be giving up on him. Ben Carson is about as dull and unimpressive a candidate as I’ve ever seen. He appears to have zero charisma. He is in favor of forced vaccinations for everyone, and is a suitably enthusiastic warmonger. The mainstream media have been insisting lately that Carson is “surging” in the polls. Much as they claimed, in 2012, that Rick Santorum’s campaign was “surging,” despite virtually no one showing up at his speeches and events, no one shows up for Carson’s events, either. Carson appears barely conscious most of the time. The media are clearly trying to create a monumentally false impression here.

Rand Paul should ideally be the Republican front-runner. Even considering that he plays politics far too much, and doesn’t match his father’s principled stands on important issues, Rand is the only candidate in either party who is against our war-first foreign policy, and the only one with the least concern for our civil liberties. But Rand has run a lackluster campaign, and failed to ignite the enthusiasm of young people the way his father did. It is true that he has been all but ignored during the debates, getting less air time than most of the other candidates, but Ron Paul had to deal with this, too, and still managed to retain hardcore support.

I realize that there may be good candidates running on Third-Party tickets. Certainly, I could support Jill Stein. I could vote for the Libertarian candidate again. But frankly I’m tired of doing that. No matter how hard we wish, the establishment is not going to break up their two-party monopoly. I voted for Ralph Nader enough times, and the media will invariably claim these Third-Party candidates received less than 1-2% of the vote.

That leaves us with the Republican seeming front runner, billionaire businessman-reality TV star Donald Trump. If someone had told me I’d be supporting Trump for president six months ago, I would have laughed. And yet, Trump continues to be the only candidate talking about the most important issues we face as a country. He is the only one on either side addressing the huge problem of immigration. We absolutely have to do something about the number of illegal immigrants in America, or we face a near future every bit as bleak as the worst years of the Great Depression.

Trump is the only candidate to address the reality of our massive unemployment. He has said, “That 5-6% unemployment rate is the biggest joke in this country.” Of course it is- they are only reporting on the number of applicants for unemployment benefits. In the same reports, they tell us that 94-100 million Americans of adult working age are unemployed. That doesn’t add up to a 5% unemployment rate, even using Common Core math.

Recently, Trump gave a remarkable interview with Breitbart News, in which he excoriated Disney for laying off their American I.T. workers and forcing them to rehire their H-1B foreign replacements. Trump blasted Disney and other American companies, and the government, for importing these unnecessary foreign workers, who are not more “qualified” than large numbers of unemployed Americans, and like illegal immigrants serve only to lower wages and reduce benefits. Everyone else in either party is adamant about the dire need for these H-1B workers, because of a totally imaginary “shortage” of qualified Americans.

Now it’s entirely possible, perhaps even probable, that Donald Trump is being insincere. He may just be a front for the powers-that-be, designed to implode on command. He certainly isn’t my ideal presidential candidate. But he is talking about crucial issues like immigration and bringing jobs back to America. No one else is. You know what you’re getting with all the other candidates in either party, with the exception of Rand Paul, who has been marginalized and realistically has little chance to win the nomination. War and more war. More state control. More laws that restrict human liberty. More legal and illegal immigrants taking dwindling jobs and resources. More massive concentration of wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people.

Trump may be arrogant and egotistical. But there are no allegations of corruption and incompetence surrounding him. He doesn’t have the taint of insider corruption on him like Hillary Clinton does. He doesn’t have at least six malpractice lawsuits pending against him, for the most incomprehensible mistakes imaginable (leaving a sponge in a little girl’s brain, puncturing a patient’s eardrums during a routine procedure, etc.) like Ben Carson does. He isn’t advocating a huge tax increase for the lowest wage-earners in the workforce, like Bernie Sanders is.

People behind the scenes whom I respect have told me that Donald Trump is the “real deal.” Perhaps he always harbored these kinds of “America First” views, and simply hesitated to air them publicly. Like any businessman, he was about making money, first and foremost. Criticizing our immigration policy, and the outsourcing and global trade deals which have wrecked our economy certainly wouldn’t have been good for his business. Trump may indeed have hired illegals himself, and played “the game” in order to keep succeeding financially. But he isn’t talking like a corporate insider now. All we can judge him on at this point is his campaign rhetoric, and much of that has been about as revolutionary as it gets in our controlled campaign process.

Trump has struck a chord with people because his politically incorrect, no apologies-style is refreshing. There is a rogue honesty about him that is undeniably attractive. He may be completely phony, and if he’s elected he may very well forget his campaign promises and follow the globalist, corporatist game plan. There is little in Trump’s background to suggest a political maverick, but he is saying things that no front-running candidate has said in a very long time.

As anyone who’s read my book Hidden History knows, I believe voting fraud has been rampant in American elections for decades. So even if Trump is legitimately interested in turning the country around and rationally addressing our monumental economic problems, the vote could easily be rigged. Trump’s wealth and celebrity certainly help him; unlike other real or seeming renegade candidates, he cannot be easily ignored by the mainstream media. His campaign in many ways reminds me of Ross Perot’s 1992 effort. Let’s hope that Trump doesn’t mysteriously drop out and blame it on the Republicans threatening to disrupt his daughter’s wedding.

Thus, even though I strongly suspect voting is futile at this point, if Donald Trump gets the Republican nomination, and continues to speak rationally about the economy, I will cast a vote for him. It’s hard to imagine that I would ever be saying this, but he may just be our last desperate hope.

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About donaldjeffries

Author of the best seller "Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics," published in November 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing. Author of the 2007 sci-fi/fantasy novel "The Unreals," which has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and The Twilight Zone, and compared to A Confederacy of Dunces and classic Russian literature. A second edition of "The Unreals" was published in February 2015 by Pocol Press. Long time JFK assassination researcher. Marketing more fiction and nonfiction, including a book about bullying and the social hierarchy, and a book about the Natalee Holloway case.

Posted on November 8, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Gary of the Adams family of God

    Agree, agree and agree again! About a year ago I quit and removed myself from the voter registration roles. I am/was totally disgusted with this system of fraud and corruption. But if Mr Trump gets on the ticket I will register just to vote for him. That is if he is stil alive!!
    He has proven to me his honesty and most of all his ability to get the job done, so he has a few bankrupts but that number is small compared to his successes. I only hope he has some great advisers that give him the real facts about the real USA INC. and all the local Corps. and their CAFR’s. I have no Idea if he is as large as the CABAL but he better be or they will eliminate him.
    My best wishes to Mr Trump.

    • You are totally wrong about Sanders. You picked two issues to discredit him. FP or American h1edgmony which if you research his history would find that he desires to dismantle the imperialist agenda (daunting task that nobody has the energy to tackle). Taxes….Sanders bloodstream is loaded to begin the process of lifting up the poor..working ….middle classes! What about campaign finance….do your fucking homework on this man! Do yiu want to take down the ruling class?

  2. Bigotry.

  3. Trump is a bigoted piss stain.

  4. DEAR MR. TRUMP, MAY THE ETERNAL FRESH AND POWERFUL WINDS BE AT YOUR BACK AND MAY THE RADIANT SUN FOREVER GLOW UPON YOUR FACE. IN YOUR RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YOU GIVE US PERHAPS OUR LAST CHANCE TO BREATHE FREE. YOU GIVE US AND OUR CHILDREN A PROMISE OF SAFETY. YOU GIVE US WHO BELIEVE IN AN HONEST DAY’S WORK A NEW HOPE OF EMPLOYMENT RIGHT HERE IN THE GOOD OLD USA. WE AMERICAN CITIZENS WANT OUR DOLLARS PROTECTED SO WE CAN FEED OUR FAMILIES TOO. THIS REQUIRES AN END TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE IF AMERICA IS TO BE SAVED. WE TRUST THAT YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY. SO, MR. TRUMP, I STAND ON THE STREET CORNER WAVING MY LITTLE RED WHITE AND BLUE STAR STUDDED FLAG BACK AT YOU.

  5. You are totally wrong about Sanders. You picked two issues to discredit him. FP or American hedgmony which if you research his history would find that he desires to dismantle the imperialist agenda (daunting task that nobody has the energy to tackle). Taxes….Sanders bloodstream is loaded to begin the process of lifting up the poor..working ….middle classes! What about campaign finance….do your fucking homework on this man! Do yiu want to take down the ruling class?

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