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Election 2016: Is The US Presidency Now a Crown for Royal Families?
I have to swear off reading this kind of coverage for the nausea it occasions. O'Malley, referring to Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, puts it well: 'The presidency is not a crown…for two royal families.’ Or is that precisely what it now is?
There is no question in my mind that Hillary is a cynical hypocrite, with bait & switch oozing involuntarily out of every attempt at authenticity. And she is a corporate shill; indeed, with Dems like Hillary who needs Republicans? She's up there for no reason other than she figures it is her turn to further the police state, engage in illegal wars, and propel the 'corporate rights' agenda of her husband and Obama (via so-called 'trade' agreements—NAFTA, TPP & TTIP). Like Bill Clinton and Obama, she is a crypto-Republican who 'believes in markets' over human rights and existential equality.
If she had a democratic bone in her body, she'd never have run, or would quit now to support Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, but no. She has corporate elite royalty in her bones, through and through. No Black hugging photos should fool anyone. But just as Republicans are characteristically paranoid, so are Dems gullible.
America desperately needs to 1. Overturn Citizens United / publicly fund elections; 2. Push Dems to reform the winner-takes-all Electoral College; and 3. Establish multi-party proportional voting. Then we can start to look at numbers 4 through...