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Independents' Tea Party ‘Pre-Occupation’... LMFAO
"Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear."
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
we'll carry on...
Prior to the 2008 Presidential Election I penned a hub entitled ‘Politics goes Hollywood: Pollywood’. Unbeknown-st, my little overt satire, disguised in the form of hyperbole, reached the pinnacle of credulity in the TV reality realm! In fact it served as the catalyst inspiring this installment of political Reality TV. Fore, on this evening, upon hearing the sounds of the pomp and circumstance emanating from the moderator in a distant room, I confused the reality series' ‘Survivor’ finale with the most recent Republican Debate intro in Iowa.
The ‘off the charts’ interest in the GOP debates suggests Independents are eyeing the possibility of a viable third party candidate. Say what you will of the Tea Party; their coup of the establishment Republicans have party leaders looking over their shoulder as if they were checking their blind spot before changing lanes. The extreme right proved they can disable the established GOP. If the left does the same through dissatisfaction of the establishment Democratic Party; we got a three way race…
The question being,will it be the occupy movement or maybe a politically moderate alternative to create the latest ‘Party Rock’ of politics Anthem…? One thing is for sure indeed; everybody’s shuffling.
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How it plays out is anyone’s guess
Ron Paul has an outside shot in the Iowa Caucus. He could upset Mitt and Newt. New Hampshire second place finish for Paul is not out of the question with Romney comfortably ahead in the polls. South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley’s backing of Romney surprised me but that could be a direct response to Establishment Republican influence. Mr. Gingrich, from neighboring Georgia, holds a commanding 20 point lead in the SC polls. Each of the three candidates has a realistic expectation of one win, one place and one show going into Florida at the end of January 2012.
Having said all that…Republicans refuse to work with President Obama. Independents have come to the realization four more years of potential man-made crisis are not worth the ideological scars to be inflicted upon the national body. So we may have written another chapter in the third party anti establishment saga adding to the TR/Wallace/Perot movements.
gjfalcone commented on Americans Elect | Who Should Run?
Ron Paul/ Bernie Sanders ticket...Jon Huntsman Secretary of State and Buddy Roemer Treasury Secretary.
We now join one of the many Americans Elect debate topics already in progress: … sound man Que the intro...
…Focusing on Congress
We'd like to extend this to congressional and even gubernatorial nominations. However, we've decided to focus our effort, energy and resources on the Presidential / Vice Presidential ticket in 2012. With your support, hopefully we'll be able to tackle more challenges in the future.
I can not restate enough the 3 true issues and this diatribe is eloquently stating.
#1 Outlaw Congressional Legislative Insider Trading.
#2 Outlaw Petroleum Commodities Trading.
#3 Tax the Wealthy.
I like your list Martin S.,
Where would you place the $700 Trillion unregulated (no capital requirements) SWAPS Market, which would destroy Global systemic financial institutions overnight?
Make that my number one on the priority list.
My next priority would be to address the fact the 2010 Census revealed 1 of 2 Americans are financially classified as 'low income class'. In a consumer based society their disposable income is minimal at best... 50% living paycheck to paycheck, hand to mouth, a fiscal crisis from distinction.
When business does not invest in the work force the government must, in times of crisis, to avert the impending disaster of death from poverty.
So my #2 item on the priority list would be, build infrastructure. People working increase the tax revenues.
Restructuring Congress has to be on or near he top. Why stop at Insider trading. Support the Constitutional Amendment movement toward overturning of the SCOTUS decision "Citizens United" with respect to the rights of special interest groups. Simply; the removal of 'big money' influence in politics.
The game changer in a people’s political movement could be formidable if the Tea Party, Occupy Movement and Independent voters could form an alliance based on their agreement instead of focusing on their difference of methodology to achieve their common objective. A third party would be viable.
But that's just me,
One thing is for sure...ever since the Tea Party came out, everybody's shuffling. Party Rock is in the House tonight. We may not want you to actually lose your mind, but really want to shake that political machine to its very core.
It appears a Romney/ Bush ticket is quite possible. Unidentified polling in NH suggests Jeb may be a consideration. POTUS has his hands full fighting history of the electorate giving the prolonged economic downturn. The dems seem to be relying on the numerator bringing down the official unemployment rate; those long term disenfranchised job seekers which are no longer counted as a factor equating the gravity and scope of Unemployment.
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As a Americans Elect delegate, the best chance to garner unified bipartisan electorate support is a Ron Paul/ Bernie Sanders ticket:
Here is the logic behind Independent support of a third Party candidate this election cycle. Congressional approval being cited at single digits suggests a 'throw all the bums out' mentality. Ron Paul's is a well known Strict Constitutionalists and an advocate of a hands off foreign policy. Senator Bernie Sanders lends voice of the seniors, protector of the social safety net. He is an Independent, which works in the third party scenario as credible, although he sits with Democratic caucus. Who knows if the voting booth dynamics will be enough to push it over the edge seeing a viably winnable third choice; Discontent is a powerful drug...
With the view the Constitution is under attack, and with the prevailing perception the electorate is unrepresented may serve as the catalyst for the people to make their long awaited bold statement ... A pox on both your houses; so to speak... So To Speak!