Clone Wars USA: Rise of the anti-clone

Posted on July 21, 2016. Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The anti-clones have risen, and the clones, much to their consternation, are on the outside looking in…  sour grape-ing to be sure,  but, losers all.

  • Donald Trump:  The only pure anti-clone in the 2016 campaign, started with a commanding lead over a mob of clownish…   er, uh…   clone-ish ill-fated White House seekers and won the race well before the last lap.
  • Hillary Clinton:  Not a true clone, but none of the other clones leaving the starting gate with her were female AND former First Lady.  That was a departure from normal starting credentials.

The 2016 Republican National Convention.  The votes of convention delegates quickly anointed Trump as the party’s 2016 entry for President of the United States.  The ensconced power brokers and their favored clone, Ted Cruz, have been sulking for months and screaming, “NO WAY WILL TRUMP GET THE NOMINATION EVEN IF HE HAS ALL THE DELEGATES.”  Ted Cruz, his miffed inner child sulking visibly, gave a speech after Trump did indeed get that nomination.  Still in denial, he peckish-ly did not say things like…

  • I am 100% behind my party’s pick for President
  • Let bygones be bygones
  • Long live the Republican Party
  • …nor any other esprit de corps stuff that included The Donald in any Republican prayers.

Apparently, such sentiments would move little Teddy only if HE were the convention’s nominee.

Ted Cruz has gotten his feelings hurt.  After all, there was much talk at the beginning that his chances were good for getting the RNC nomination.  Alas, as the race began only its second lap, poor little Teddy was lost in the dust of Trump popularity.  In the end, he didn’t even have enough delegates to be a shaping force in Donald Trump’s Cleveland convention.  Cruz’s dream of being Hillary’s election nemesis will have to await another day.

But cheer up, Ted.  Hillary blew it eight years ago and here she is getting the Democratic nomination for president.  There is always the 2020 election year, and, you could run against either Trump or Clinton or both all over again.  IF…

Obama actually vacates the White House as the law dictates.  After all, you only need an Executive Order to by-pass Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Will of the People of the United States, and it is still 6 months before he gets his eviction notice.

 

 

 

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Clone Wars USA: 2016 Elections

Posted on February 29, 2016. Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last year (2015) when it all started, it hadn’t seemed like any time had passed at all…   prob’ly ‘cawz it had only been about two and a half years since the last one.  As certain as the cycle of the seasons, it greets us again…   seemingly earlier than it used to…   sorta like how Christmas slid from a year-end event to post-Labor Day hoop-la.  But, here it is, an incessant buzz of views, denials, accusations, evasiveness, double speak, backtracking, maybe I will — maybe I won’t, media misquotes, media explanations, polls, poll results, and poll explanations…   and a big spike in the sale of theatrical makeup.

Yes, America, it is PRE-ELECTION time again in the USA.

Your words for the day:

  • clone = an identical copy of something
  • debate = a formal discussion-and-rebuttal exhibition of opposing views
  • political debate = a media sponsored simultaneous interview of candidates vying for political office
  • chorus line = a group of synchronized dancer-singers

Cloned candidates are the American way.  All are essentially the same, defined exclusively by the party-line they espouse, the manner in which they waddle penguin-like across the electorates’ viewscape and stand obediently as the media snipe at the ones the media doesn’t like.  Any hopeful lined up in the chorus line who does not adhere to the choreographed pattern is ridiculed and dissed unmercifully by the media.  The pliant public eats it all up (after all, the general public’s sense of what is proper is garnered from day time television shows such as phony court cases, those eternal soap operas, and so-called reality shows).  Media knows just how to give ’em what they want and get the public to fulfill media wishes.  Media will decide the winners and the losers.  It’s the American way.

Clay pigeon seems also to be a viable analogy.  They all look alike, talk alike, dress alike, parrot the same kind of lines with different adjectives interspersed, and — like all those beauty contest hopefuls — each and every one of them wants world peace.  (Locally, pre-election aspirations are to fix all those potholes that irritate the voters driving on the highways and byways.

And that is just the Republican field.

Filling out the roster for the other party, there is Hillary coming into the room; there’s that trademark smile with lots of teeth, slow deliberate movements, cordial outreach of the hand exuding warmth of personality, dressed in no-nonsense suits exuding matronly assurance.  She is no Iron Lady Thatcher (Great Britain PM), nor Indira Nehru (India PM) nor Golda Meir (Israel PM).  She’s just Bill (I-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman) Clinton’s wife.  Lots of luck with that, Hilly.

Hilly, of course, was the media’s choice for 2016’s American Idol of the United States of America two years ago as they  soft-shoed the noise about alleged unethical and illegal actions during her resume-fluffing tour as Secretary of State of the same USA.  Now, in the media, she is as squeaky clean as a new-pope aspirant waiting for the white smoke of coronation.  The media has crowned her queen-elect much like they crowned king Obama 8 years before he even announced a run at the office.

But, there is a heretic in the midst of this traditional media-friendly clone shoot, one who does not wear the facade of the predictable clone.  Nor does he shrink from the puppet masters who may, over the long haul, succeed in taking him down so that the most groveling same-old same-old is left to contest the media’s pick for Queen of a Lifetime.  Yes, America, the Anti Clone has risen, and he flies the flag of the Republican Party, much to the disappointment of the GOP puppet masters.

At  first, he was dismissed as just one of a dozen or so aspirants; then he was dissed as a non-traditional politico; when he fired back disrespectfully at the media darlings who had shaped the so-called debates so they could harpoon targeted candidates, his favor among the voters rose; as the clones around him reshaped their positions to coincide with those of the New Anti Clone, the gap between them became greater.  In the midst of his rising popularity, he dared address the issues of danger to the United States, and, he specified restrictions on specific peoples of specific countries.  The media decried his insensitivity to the plight of the unfortunate murderers and terrorists seeking new targets in the United States.   Yet, the Anti Clone’s popularity rose   higher.

Everyone is dumfounded by this Anti Clone’s standing, even the leader of one of the world’s major religious sects, The Roman Catholics.  Recently, said leader ranted that “anyone saying such things is not a Christian,” or something to that effect, registering his unease at something the Anti Clone said.  It seems that this esteemed leader, with a staff of thousands to prompt him on international matters such as what day it is, none-the-less has confused the American election process with the Roman rite of settling on a new pope, wherein the religious standing of the aspirants is critical.  Americans, however (at least in theory), are not selecting a religious leader, rather an individual to defend the United States of America against all enemies domestic and foreign,  Religious preference, regardless of what native religious sects expound, is not part of the process.

Primary elections are now in full swing.  All of the look-alike clones (Republicans) have fallen short so far of the Anti Clone’s appeal.  And the media’s choice of President-elect is in control of the Democratic race.

It’s ELECTION TIME USA,  You gotta love it.

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