Skip to comments.(Vanity) A National Unity Ticket
Posted on 02/29/2016 6:02:46 PM PST by grey_whiskers
"These are the times that try men's souls," wrote Thomas Paine.
Surely, we are living in times of similar upheaval.
Just consider: Going from 2008, when the United States first elected Barack Obama, who campaigned simultaneously on "Hope and Change" and "Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America"...to today, when (for a while) the candidates favored by the two parties to run for President, were Jeb Bush, which would have been three members of the Bush family in the Oval Office (move over, Roosevelts; move over, Adams!)...and Hillary Clinton, spouse of the disgraced Bill Clinton.
But this is America: we hate oligarchies: and so, upstarts have arisen, challenging the favorites.
On the Republican side, Jeb Bush has left the race, after burning through some $100 million or more of donor funds; he has been replaced by a lopsided horse race of Donald Trump, a crass real-estate mogul; Ted Cruz, a first-term Senator who has offended the rules of that august body by openly calling his party's Senate Leader a liar; and Marco Rubio, son of immigrants, who reached around the aisle to work towards unprecedented immigration from Central and Latin America.
On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton remains the front runner; but she is dogged by her husband's sex scandals, fallout from her disastrous tenure as Secretary of State, and scandals over classified information being disseminated (nice verb for a Clinton!) from a private server under her control: in addition, rumors of poor health continue to dog her. She is being challenged by Bernie Sanders, a literal Socialist from lily-white Vermont, who is being championed by disaffected youth rallying to the slogan "Feel the Bern!"
And it seems that nobody, but nobody, is happy. GOP kingmakers openly encourage their party to turn against the front runner; Sanders supporters inveigh against the "rigged" super delegate rules, which all but guarantee the nomination to Clinton regardless of the popular vote.
Is there any way to resolve these dilemmas?
I believe there is: a national unity ticket, saluting the unique American talent for thumbing their nose at traditional authority; and, at the same time, paying proper attention to members of each party who seemingly have been passed over.
May I suggest:
Romney / Gore.
Because it's still THEIR TURN, and they were cheated, Dammit!
Except of course, eschewing a candidate whose slogan is "Make America Great Again!"
...you might as well come out and say, "Patriotism is cis-het-normative and raciss."
Oh, wait. They are.
National unity can ONLY happen when WHITE AMERICANS also feel represented...Trump will do that.
what about us greys...? (meow)
HOW will TRump do that?
What is your brand of absinthe?
“Blacks, whites...what about us greys...? (meow)”
LOTS OF ROOM - join the fun!
“HOW will TRump do that?”
Once Trump gets these pesky Chihuahuas off his ankles, it will become OBVIOUS...probably in just a few weeks.
If Hillary is behind in the polls, she will choose Jeb as her VP.
My doomsday scenario the other day was for the GOPe to rig the convention and nominate Jeb! and for Hillary to get indicted so the DNC would bring Algore in. Thus we’d have “Bush-Gore 2016”.
Well, McCain wanted Lieberman as his VP so ... if you can’t find a crane big enough to get Algore on the stage. Just sayin’.
The President does not REPRESENT anyone.
We elect electors who elect the President to be the head of the Executive Branch of our government and nothing else.
...that would make Hillary / Sanders "the youth ticket".
Full disclosure: who do you think Hillary is likely to choose as her running mate? Angela Merkel?
I know this is sarcasm but not everyone will realize it.
You shall learn a lesson this year...
Not good enough. I read posts all over FR about how “Trump will do this” “Trump will do that” as if he’s a king or something. None of the poster ever explain how he’s going to make all the changes. Will he bully the Congress, go around them like Obama, write Executive Orders like Obama? How will he change everything?
The wall is ALREADY AUTHORIZED, so is DEPORTING ILLEGALS.
You’re welcome to not believe US law, but that is YOUR PROBLEM, not mine.
RUBIO / MERKEL 2016.
Because MOAR Immigration!
I am quite seriously glad I had no beverage in my mouth when I read that.
Would Fauxcahontas translate as an American Merkel?
Beat you by 25 seconds...
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