- Lihu'e, Hawaii
You need 3 parties..... Your moderate dems need to split from the radicals on the left. That will bring the moderate dems and progressive reps together in the middle for a majority of reasonable minds. Tulsi will be a good choice then. So, here is what you need to do in my mind. Give it to the orange man in 2020. You know he's gonna get the economy back on track and you know he will fight to keep the republic together. He may or may not throw a few crooks in jail and he may or may not pardon a few crooks. But let him be and you will be better off than the alternative .... who might be hit with the 25th even before Jan 20 and then you have a big problem (well, also depending on the house and the senate, but the worst case scenario is KH with a house and senate. Yes, that's worse than DT with a house and senate) So, for the next 3 years the moderate dems peel off and take progressive reps with them, create a new party of moderates and temper the political divide. I'm sure you all would want that?
Now, if you believe in conspiracy theories, the above is not possible. The one conspiracy is the "New World Order". They are the globalists who wants absolute power, open borders, free trade, no identity. All you need in return is a chip so you can be tracked in your daily movements, your financial transactions, your medical records, etc. Your "credit score" becomes your ticket to restricted privilege. The ruling elite is a few powerful people who call the shots to those who are eager to collect their credits. Believers in this conspiracy will tell you that it started to become serious under George senior and was coming along nicely with Bill, Junior and O and also the European Union expanding every year, NAFTA, Trans Pacific Partnership, United Nations getting stronger, Global carbon tax, endless wars, etc, etc. A big blow to their progress these conspiratists would say, was Brexit, cancellation of TPP, renegotiate NAFTA, get all participating countries to pay up on their NATO obligations, stopping endless wars, negotiating peace/normalizing relationships in the Middle East and The Balkan, make a mockery of the UN and WHO, tell North Korea to behave, tell China to behave, negotiating deals with countries in a pacific so that China can't "get them" when they stand up and criticize the CCP. The new world order just can't have any of these.....
Anyway, it's time you Americans decide what you really want because it seems that, even though you are struggling along, you are being screwed badly by every government since Reagan. Time for you to take your country back. If Hiden wins with a house and senate - good luck - your country is lost (unless the new world order is for you...). If it is an orange win without the house or senate you have 4 years to take it back. I don't say to vote orange. You don't want a super majority. That kind of power could be fatal no matter who has it.
I hope I don't get reported or banned for this one....
Wow, excellent insights Red- thank you! You don't say much but when you do, boy is it meaningful.
I've always been rather naive and lazy about politics. Even so, I've never understood how some people (much more so now) can be so staunchley dedicated to one party, as I've always been middle of the road and seen bits of each side that I support. For three out of the four past elections I've voted for one third party candidate or another, mainly because I didn't believe in the main candidates and because of that - to hope drive the success of a three plus party system.
I agree with you about Sleepy Joe and the 25th.... that there is scary.
Not much of a conspiracy guy, but... damn...