Situational Politics

By XRepublican, a Trail Mix Contributor

In 1980 I ran into a fellow, I’ll call him Bob. I’d worked with him a dozen years earlier. In the old days he couldn’t support Rockefeller because Rocky was divorced. I asked Bob who he was supporting this time around, and he answered, “Reagan’s my choice.” I reminded him why he wouldn’t support Rocky in ’68, and he nodded gravely. It was a matter of morality, the 1980 version, Bob assured me.

“Then how can you support Reagan,” I asked, “he’s been divorced.” Bob’s jaw dropped. After a bit he said, “Well, you haven’t changed. Still causing trouble.”

The moral of the story is that morality is only a barrier for the political popularity of ‘liberals.’

‘Conservatives’ are immune from the stain of immoral conduct.

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The End of the Bannon-er Republicans ?

By XRepublican, a Trail Mix Contributor

With the sudden eclipse of Steven Bannon what shall become of the racists and religious bigots, the altschul recht (old school right) movement, which seems to have lost it’s entre to the White House? Will they blame this reversal on International Jewry, Jared, and George Soros – the “new Rothschild” bogeyman? Will they rather bemoan the insidious power of a woman (powerful women – shudder!) to influence Trump’s weak brain? Or will they simply blame Bannon as the obnoxious and arrogant idiot that the rest of us see and abhor?

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The Presidential Vision

By Xrepublican, a Trail Mix Contibutor

vision-just-aheadThis is the great lesson of Iraq Fiascos I & II: Presidents are not beholden to anyone but their own interests. If the president’s vision is to make a killing in the oil futures market he will disrupt oil shipments from Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq. If the president’s vision is to raise a healthy, well-adjusted, and well-educated generation of children, then that president will work to make it so.

This is the way I see things unfolding in the next 53 months :

When she enters the White House, Ms Clinton will already have made her mark in history. Her legacy, like Washington’s, Lincoln’s, Kennedy’s, and Obama’s, will have been made indelibly. On this sunny pinnacle Ms Clinton will see only one thing left to do, one thing even better to achieve – her vision of the America that might be, if only it is given a presidential boost. When she is sworn in, in January, Ms Clinton’s old Big Biz pals are going discover a Clinton who ruthlessly pursues a more just, safe, and equitable America, the America of fondest dreams, even if it means bending or busting Corporate America to her will.

I have faith in the woman and our future.