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The Sweet and the Bitter of Election Day

Tuesday the 8th of November, 2016 will be a bittersweet day for many people in this country, if not the whole world. It is the date that the worst campaign in the history of this country will officially end, which is the sweet part. The bitter part is that it is also the date that we will have elected the person who will no doubt go down in history as one of the worst world leaders ever. It is not because we have been forced against our will to endorse a tyrant, but rather we have degraded the principles of liberty so much that the citizens of this country no longer know any better than to elect people based not on capability, but instead on popularity. Knowledge and logic have been supplanted by feelings.

This is not new to this election cycle, unfortunately. The election of Barack Obama was the first time a president was chosen not because of skill, knowledge, or experience, but rather because of social popularity. Obama was not elected because he was the most capable, he was elected because people thought it was time we had a black man in the White House. This election is another opportunity for the populists who want social justice to ring their bell by not electing the best candidate, but by electing the first woman to the presidency. In fact, it has become the media catch phrase as pundits tout how America will make history by electing Hillary Clinton.

The social justice warriors who gave us affirmative action and hiring quotas are now trying to staff the White House, as if the qualifications for that job are limited to the color of one’s skin or the gender to which they self-identify. A knowledge of history, or law, or economics or anything understood to be a formal education are not even mentioned in the candidate selection process. None of the candidates who ran in either primary touted their academic credentials. Very few of them mentioned their relevant experience. All of them threw out their feelings on the issues about which the media had drummed the populace into a frenzy and batted sound bites around like a litter of puppies fighting over a toy, and we the people watched with similar fascination as we decried the responses that hurt our feelings and shouted along with the ones that echoed our own beliefs.

As a society, we have become so focused on feelings, that real matters that have meaning are relegated to whispers among the like minded, too afraid to speak out in public for fear of being labeled a bigot, racist, misogynist, extremist, leftist, right-wing, birther, libtard. If we cannot discuss the serious matters facing society as a whole, how can we hope to find a leader willing to do it? We can’t. This is why our politicians have become so impotent lately. They are afraid of being on the losing side of legislation being voted on by a public who cannot be counted on to actually learn anything different from their preconceived notions and ideals and who think it is time we had a woman in the White House even if that woman is a proven manipulative, elitist liar who doesn’t even think members of her own party are worthy of consideration.

Clinton said in an interview that she wants to be the president of those who vote for her and those who vote against her. Well, that is as stupid a statement as any candidate has ever made, but nothing more can be expected from someone who has manipulated the system at every turn to ensure her victory in the election, even going so far as to have defrauded the country by negotiating back room deals, including selecting her opponent, to lock in her win, no matter the outcome of the ballot count. When Hillary is announced as the winner (and she will be) understand it will not be because of the ballots cast. It will be because she defrauded an already corrupted process and was validated by a population that wanted a woman—any woman—president. Wednesday morning, there will be no more campaign commercials and no more news time devoted to the campaigns, but we will have someone who will no doubt end up being the worst president in history sitting in the White House. Bittersweet indeed.

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It’s Not About Race

There is one fundamental facet of the American psyche that will never change no matter how “enlightened” or “progressive” we as a people may think we are. When something happens or someone has an idea that runs contrary to our own fundamental belief structure, someone will cry “racist” or “sexist” or “dummy-ist” to denigrate our ideas. This happens far too often to be anything other than empirical data and can not be dismissed. The latest wave of idiocity is from the (of course) liberals who cannot understand why some people refuse to believe Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States. Those who continue to question and doubt the president are labeled racist.

While I have my own conspiracy theories, I am not here to debate Obama’s citizenship. What gets me is that those in the far left have labeled anyone who questions or doubts Obama’s citizenship a “birther,” so it adds a stigma and makes that person seem fanatical and less worthy of notice. “Oh, don’t listen to him; he’s a birther!” To further emphasize this stigma, the liberals lump all those “tea-partiers” into the “birther” category as well; giving the media a two-fer in referencing the right as radicals.

With the release of what the White House is calling Obama’s “Official” long-form birth certificate, the liberals seem to consider the matter shut while the skeptics are still asking questions. One individual noted that Obama’s father was listed as the more politically correct “African” when—in 1961—he would have been listed as “negro.” Others question the validity of the document since it took so long to produce that it could have been created and names of supporters added that could be called as witnesses. These lingering questions and doubts are being lumped into a different category—the same one that liberals like to use to describe anyone who doesn’t like Obama—Racist.

“There is a real deep-seated and vicious racism at work here in terms of trying to de-legitimate the president,” Peniel Joseph, a professor of history at Tufts University said in an interview.

“This is more than just a conspiracy,” Joseph added. “I think this is fundamentally connected to a conception of white supremacist democracy in this country.”

Say what?

This country just elected the first non-white president in its history. Couple that with the number of non-Caucasian governors and legislators and judges and I think the edge of the racist argument is getting pretty dull. It was only 50 years ago that there were no people of color in any political positions in this country. Now Caucasians are about to become the minority.

While there are still some people in the country with racist attitudes, it is not racism that fuels the anti-Obama rhetoric by the tea-party and others. It is the fact that the man is and always has been woefully inadequate to the job to which he was elected. It is that the circumstances around the birth certificate do not answer all questions and in fact raise new ones.

Columnist Michael Tomasky wrote for The Guardian Wednesday that the birther conspiracy “had to be the only explanation for how this black man got to the White House.” He added: “And if you think race isn’t what this is about at its core, ask yourself if there would even be a birther conspiracy if Barack Obama were white and named Bart Oberstar. If you think there would be, you are delusional.”

I challenge that assertion. If Brad Pitt were in the same position and faced the same questions of legitimacy of his birth certificate, I would be one of the first to call for an investigation. Again, it doesn’t matter to me that Obama is black. What matters is that he never—not even once—during his campaign laid out a plan for the “change” he promised. Had he done so, I doubt he would have even come close to winning. No one would have supported Obamacare in an election (in fact, no one did in congress either). If he had mentioned his plan to do any of the things his administration has done, he would have handed the presidency to McCain. In his obfuscation, he has demonstrated an inherent dishonesty. He has proved himself so dishonest that it is easy to believe he forged a birth certificate and bribed the staff in Hawaii.

I am no racist. I do not wear the label of birther, but I doubt the birth certificate, and I continue to question and doubt anything and everything about the man sitting in the White House.

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