Americans are used to being betrayed by their political representation.
This long series of infidelities has led to the current predicament, where the Republican and Democratic parties present us with the opposite of what most Americans want.
Why this vexing stalemate?
The current Democratic President, Mr. Obama, gained both notoriety and trust for his stance against war. Rank-and-file Democrats rejoiced. The Bush Wars were over!
Nope. Obama grew into his role as war president.
Like his predecessor.
Under his watch, the U.S. expanded regime change to Libya, stretched the Afghanistan incursion into our longest war, and now sends more troops into Iraq. (Sans their boots.)
The peacenik manqué has discovered his talent for killing foreigners. His supporters, in consequence, “cling to” his other paltry achievements: a weak, ephemeral recovery; the imperiled, perilous Obamacare.
And a long series of lectures.
No wonder Democrats are demoralized enough to vote for hawkish Hillary Clinton, the least qualified presidential candidate in American history.
But wait, Obama hath ballyhooed: she is “the most qualified”!
Because FBI Director James Comey just admitted* that any underling of his that had behaved as recklessly as she had with national security would be “disciplined” and “in big trouble.”
Instead, Americans may wind up hiring her . . . for Commander in Chief!
Republicans, on the other hand, have enthusiastically kicked at that “small government” football so many times, only to witness their “leaders” yank it away. Have they now given up? Donald Trump has no interest in limiting government; he talks of new spending programs.
With a “choice that isn’t” in these two losers, no wonder “we don’t win anymore.”
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.
*Comey’s exact words, in July, were “They might get fired, they might lose their clearance” — expertly hedging with those mights — “There would be some discipline.” Though he could find no evidence of intent to commit a criminal act, Comey did judge Mrs. Clinton “extremely careless” and “negligent.”