The Republicans now have a new leader in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination. Results of a new Quinnipiac poll were announced this week and Marco Rubio has assumed a small lead over heavy favorite, Jeb Bush.
Now Rubio is a good man and he received a nice bump in the polls with the formal announcement of his candidacy. However, he will not be the nominee. I do expect he will be a strong possibility for vice president though given his Latino roots.
I believe the moneyed interests have made clear that Jeb will be the next president. Forget Hillary. I have previously written that I do not believe she will even be the Democratic nominee. The sleaze just keeps piling up along with the foreign payoffs. Even the New York Times is getting ugly with her. I understand the Grey Lady is looking for a Native American, any Native American that will swear they are a distant cousin of Elizabeth Warren. OK, that’s just my speculation.
With Hillary out of the race, it’s going to be Jeb elected to the presidency. He’s raised over one hundred million dollars without even announcing his candidacy. As the nominating race heats up, the big money spigots will fully open and the rest of the field will drown in a sea of Bush sponsored ads.
Republicans, especially conservatives, should not get complacent at this point and be satisfied with “anybody but Hillary”. Bush has made clear from his pre-announcement efforts that he is not a conservative nor is he looking for conservative support. He is the big money, corporate candidate who will continue to expand government power and control over our freedom.
Bush has made this very, very clear. He has been an energetic advocate of top down, big government control of education, you know, Common Core for the common man!
He has shown strong support for the erasure of our borders and flooding the country with “dreamers” because we have all those “jobs that Americans won’t do” to fill.
In fact, Bush has urged Congress to approve Loretta Lynch for Attorney General despite the fact that she fully supports Obama’s illegal executive amnesty power grab. His excuse is that the president is entitled to his nominees. Does he not understand the advise and consent role of the Congress? If the president is entitled to have on his team whoever he wants, why get Congress involved in the first place?
Speaking of the Constitution, Jeb’s confidence in his victory is so high that he is getting a little sloppy in maintaining his image of reverence for the letter of the our founding document. I believe, as president, he will find the Constitution as problematic as his predecessor.
Bush gave us a little peak behind the curtain this week in an interview with Michael Medved. Medved asked a kind of strange question for which Bush gave a stranger answer.
When asked what was the best part of the last seven years of the Obama administration, Jeb replied that the “continuance of the protections of the homeland using the big metadata programs and the NSA being enhanced.”
Now let that sink in. Jeb feels the best thing about the Obama administration is the NSA developing the capability to capture and retain every phone call you make, every email you send, every message you text, and every website you visit. It is a level of intrusion beyond anything we could have imagined just a few years ago. It’s “1984” on steroids and Bush thinks that is a great accomplishment.
Has he ever read or heard of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution? It protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizures. Our private emails, phone calls, and all personal communications are protected and are not to be violated or seized without probable cause. What the NSA is doing obliterates the Fourth Amendment and a man who will most likely be our next president thinks it’s a good idea!
Clearly, the threat of terrorism has been parlayed into a vast system to control the population. All that material they are gathering from you is stored in vast, yottabyte sized data farms. Immensely powerful computer systems are programmed to look through the gathered information for certain words and phrases that are then flagged when found.
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We have to remember that the Marxism we’ve seen from the current administration and the coming corporatism we will see from the next meet in the same place – tyranny and destruction of the civil society.
When was the last time you remember the federal government serving the will of the people? The feds under the impetus of the big money and power interests that drive them no longer see themselves as public servants but as our overlords. The next election needs to be a conservative tidal wave. Let us each help make that happen.