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America's Political Choices We Are All Stuck With

Updated on June 25, 2016

Where is the fire this time?


Choose A Choice, or Sit Back In Paused Silence?

Mrs. C., Mr. T., or Gov. J. (among a slew of what will be "also rans") are the choices Americans will probably face in November 2016. What is on the hroizon for when they enter 2017?

If Americans are satisfied with "political correctness" and "entrenched bureaucracy" then there is only one choice: Mrs. Clinton (unless she is a convicted felon.)

If you are an American who is fed up with a broken system and won't stand for "more of the same old same-oh" then the choices you have left seem to come down to a former governor of New Mexico running as a Libertarian, or a successful businessman who is reviled by some (mostly Democrats with a disgruntled few Repulicrats thrown in.)

An inexperienced political orator promised American voters "change" before and delivered little after nearly eight years which can stand the tests of time.

Now a politically inexperienced titan of the business world who is sorely lacking in oratorical skills is offering "real change" and if some whacko doesn't act undemocratically Americans could get to see what Mr. Trump can bring about.

It's a new world. Britain is British once again. Europe continues to muddle through to somewhere. The Middle East remains in unacceptable chaos, and the Far East is becoming China's self-declared fiefdom, while America continues to gush money into the military/industrial complex spittoon.

Ahhh, exciting times are in the offing, and whatever happens Americans and the world are likely to still be least many Americans will take up the familiar refrain of "I told you so!" even if they don't vote to express any choice at all.

Perhaps Americans should follow their English cousins and hold a referendum on whether to remain in the world or leave!

Come to think of it, isn't Mr. Trump's "America first!" almost the same thing?

Some Texans have reserved the right to leave America for years, but referendums haven't yet been in style there.


© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Demas W Jasper 19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      When the politicians and military failed to plan for bringing our troops home after the war to free Kuwait, and planes were not provided in sufficient numbers to bring them quickly home. Mr. Trump provided a fleet of planes with the only provision being that the federal government would pay for the fuel. He provided planes and crews without the fanfare.

      His opposing critics make much "to do" about bankruptcies without researching how many new businesses fail in their first 3-5 years.

      Check to see how many businesses started, and how many have survived.

      Except for the Clintons' controversial "foundation" tell us what her business experiences have been.

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MizBejabbers - "titan" (with a small "t") is defined as "One gigantic in size or power." If "money talks," Mr. Trump is a titan. If "votes talk," Mr. Trump is currently a titan.

      How and by what tactics Mr. Trump got the money and the votes is up for discussion, and your view is shared by many as to his wealth. How he got the votes is clearer when we look at how many Americans agree with you that so far (and perhaps in the future) we can make the case that you made when you wrote: "Like it or lump it, we’re screwed." The voter anger and distrust is real and titanic.

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teaches12345 - About the only we we could follow the Brexit example would be to once again consider a US exit from the United Nations. If Mr. Trump was to float that idea, he would really stir up a firestorm. That idea has been popular in some circles for decades!

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Twilight Lawns - Thanks for reading and complimenting. I am glad the closing of this article caused you to laugh out loud.

      As relates to what Americans are thinking about Mr.& Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump, we could all use a good laugh, if the reality was not quite so serious for us Yanks.

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Jodah - You are right. There are "Some interesting developments happening in the world." We certainly need to keep depleting ISIS and keep out guard up as we cope with their efforts. One thing is certain, the USA will have a different president next January, and that will be interesting, too.

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      norlawrence - It could be time to start taking sides with some activity, either "for" or "against" the candidates we see before us. Some Utah Republicans claim to have as many as 400 delegates currently obligated to Mr. Trump who are willing to "vote their conscience" and withdraw their votes. That would put him below the votes needed on the first ballot., The head of the Republican Party in Utah says that is not possible under his understanding of the party rules. As Ted Cruz has not released his pledged delegates from Utah, they will go to Cruz on the first ballot at the Republican Convention.

      Certainly it is possible that neither Mrs. Clinton nor Mr. Trump will come out of the two parties' conventions as their nominees given the FBI investigation and possible charges, if Mrs. Clinton is indicted, and the "Dump Trump" moves, if they have any real steam behind them.

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      Dianna Mendez 21 months ago

      America is pulled by so many different political views. We do need leaders who can unite us as a people for the good of our country. Perhaps we should consider the actions of Britain, it may be what we need to "restart" our system.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 22 months ago

      It’s a broken system, all right, but it was designed by men much smarter than we are. They had forseen problems with the new government and designed it with a system of checks and balances, of which the disgruntled are dissatisfied. So they bring in Donald Trump. Demas, Trump has filed four bankruptcies. How can you call him a “titan of the business world” when he's only a showman? One bankruptcy usually indicates a failure. Two, well maybe, but four usually are filed by people of dishonest dealings to keep a dishonest buck or people who don’t have enough sense to run a business. Hillary isn’t very well-liked and has been accused of dishonesty, but she’s never been proven, convicted, nor filed bankruptcy. The other choice is Libertarian former governor what’s his name. That’s our choice at this time. Like it or lump it, we’re screwed.

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      Twilight Lawns 22 months ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Demas, I have found it and, once again, thank you for saying what you believe so well, so eloquently and so (I can't think of another word to express my thoughts) briefly. I do hate having to plough through vast amounts of reiteration, hyperbole and unnecessary verbiage. You don't do that.


      By the way, I am confessing now that I absolutely loved your "Perhaps Americans should follow their English cousins and hold a referendum on whether to remain in the world or leave!" I laughed out loud (I never LOL) and will share it.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I honestly don't know how anyone could vote for either Trump or Clinton, but then I don't have to. Interesting to see the outcome though and what that has in store for the USA. Some interesting developments happening in the world.

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      Norma Lawrence 22 months ago from California

      Very good article and so true. America is in a mess and I hope it can be fixed. I do not think Clinton will fix anything because she does not want to and I do not know if Trump can. We will just have to wait and see what happens.