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The 24 Day Revolution! Stun FOX and CNN!

One of my favorite political memories was the stunned looks on some of the cable news faces when Bush won in 2000.  Wolf Blitzer, on CNN, looked as if he’d been tased. I’d love to relive that moment.  But I’d like to add Sean Hannity to the list of people who should be seen loosing bowel control on the air.

The media are now so smug in their assumptions.  They carried Clinton and Trump.  They gave them tons of free press through the primaries.  Then they retired to their editorial corners and declared that it can only be Trump or Clinton.  Any mention of another possibility is ridiculous.  If you listen to people, you’d get the impression the general population has bought this line once again.

BUT…for those sickened by the race to the bottom we are witnessing, for those who don’t see any redeeming qualities in the “republican” or the “democrat”, we have something going for us we’ve never had before; numbers.  Huge numbers.

Think about it.  The polls are now polling likely voters.  People who actually vote make up less than half the voting age population.  Clinton and Trump polling the 40’s indicates that each candidate has the support of about 20% of the voting population.  That leaves up to 60% of American adults are available to a third, fourth or fifth party.

I would wager a good number of those people would like to cause Sean or Wolf to piss their pants.

That is what the 24 Day Revolution is all about.  The idea is to simply continue to share this argument as it unfolds in text and video.  By repeatedly exposing people to the idea that they are not the property of the major parties they may start to feel their value and independence as voters.

WARNING! States have different rules about how close to an election you can register.  So if you are not registered but want to be a part of the Revolution, REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

DREAM WITH ME!

Imagine the reporting on 8 November, and the morning after, if the electoral results were rolling in and all the pundits turned out to be wrong!  It will be laughable to watch them try to make sense of it.  Can you see the House and Senate members racing to the microphones trying to convince everyone they knew this was coming all along?

Hillary would go into hiding, that smug smirk knocked off her face permanently (perhaps it would be a learning moment for her).  Trump, of course, would be telling anyone who would listen that it was “all rigged and unfair, very unfair.  Believe me.”  To which we could all happily say, “You’re welcome.”

We can do this!  We can have a better president and sit back and watch them all scramble to understand it.

IT’S UP TO US!

I’m not going to say you don’t have the right to vote for anyone you wish.  But if either of the two creatures the media and the major parties foisted on us gets into office, those who voted for them have a hand in doing grave harm to our country.

This isn’t the first time I am saying all this, but the context is different.  We have a chance to do something amazing.  Listed here are just a few of dozens of reasons to try.

Hillary will happily drive the nation and the economy into the dirt.  We aren’t far from there already, as we will see when the Fed finally stops spoon-feeding Wall Street [1. Kept alive by artificial means, the stock market is completely removed from the actual state of the economy.  When the quantitative easing gravy train roll to a stop, the market will reflect the condition of the wider economy.  That, my friends, will be a dark day indeed.].

What would Hillary Milhouse Clinton do when the Fed finally can’t carry her as they did Obama?  If you are intellectually honest you know the answer to that.  She will seize the opportunity to gather much more power unto herself.  She is without conscience.  She is, as we always knew, in bed, naked and having rabid (financial) monkey sex with the the biggest of the crony capitalists.  The “emergency measures” she would take would dwarf the $2 trillion dollars we pissed away in 2008-2009[2. the bank bailout and the stimulus package]. That wasted money resulted in the executive branch acquiring more power for itself and treating it’s bank and union minions to big fat give-aways.

Some far-left types might say that’s a good thing.  We need a strong central government to fix this country.  I respectfully disagree with the assertion.  But what is not open to argument is that Hillary is not your girl to do that.  She isn’t a true socialist in the mold of Jill Stein.  Hillary has no sense of other.  Hillary cares only for Hillary. Others only exist in her world to serve HER – not the country.  She’s proven this.

I will give you one of countless examples of Hillary in a snapshot.  At the State Department, nothing was permitted to cross her desk that wasn’t a photo op, super good press, face time with Obama or the Clinton “Foundation”.  Just one negative result?  Well, by the time Chris Stevens was begging for more security to run guns all over the Middle East, Hillary was no longer getting any face time on the issue of Libya.[3. This article addresses it indirectly.  As apologetic as the piece is, it is still damning.] While the CIA and Secretary of Defense remember getting Cc’d about the need for security, Hillary doesn’t.  This isn’t an example of her famous, phony amnesia at work.  She really never saw the emails and wouldn’t have done anything about them if she had.  There was no money in it and there was no self-promotion in it.  As a result, four men were killed in Benghazi.  The most amazing thing is she has not had a moment’s remorse over the affair.

In Street Politics, I wrote that her “What difference does it make…” moment was staged, planned for when she ran out of obfuscations.  As it turns out, that is exactly what is was.  She hired a publicity firm to tell her what to say before the committee.  That fact has been public knowledge for a week.  You likely haven’t heard it.

We know it all to be true. My words are not intended for the truly ignorant or the willfully blind.  I am speaking to people who want to do the right thing by this election.

But What About Trump and the Economy

Ah, but what would Donald Trump do when the funny money runs pout and the real economy is laid bare.  He is supposed to be this great CEO, right?  He’s a brilliant businessman, right? Well, no.  That’s quite wrong actually.  to demonstrate Trump’s brilliance they point to The Trump Tower and the casinos he “built.”  Here are the facts.  Trump did find investors excited about being in the big-time and building big things.  The real work, including the writing of “his” books was left to professionals.  Trump didn’t pick them because magically saw a spark of talent in up-and-comers.  He found out who already did what he wanted to have done and doubled their salary.  Trump’s job then, as is has been ever since, was to be the face man.  He’s the court jester, if necessary.  He was to keep investors and buyers entertained and interested.  He was good at that.  It doesn’t take a genius to give a mark anything he wants to keep him happy.

But in the process, Trump ran the finances of these great projects into the ground.  His own bankers said Ivana was more aware of finances than he was.  The result, by the time the bankers were forced to take action, was that all four major Trump projects were in dire straights.  When the dust settled, Trump was out as CEO and put on a generous monthly allowance.  His job was as before; in exchange for the use of his name Trump would continue to receive the allowance and continue the dog-and-pony routine.  Everything he did professionally was done to polish the Trump name.  Not the family name, but the Trump Taj Mahal name.  He was also allowed to bid on facilities maintenance contracts for any projects that used his name.

All this has served him well.  He has gone on to a “Reality” TV gig, where he was fed lines to throw at pretend interns, got paid to put his name on all sorts of projects and stayed in the public eye.  All this was good for him and the companies he lost, but left his name on.

I never faulted Trump for using the bankruptcy laws as they should be used when the companies needed it.  Only jealous losers go on about how rich he is when he had to file bankruptcy.  And his loyal fans say that using those laws are a sign of his hidden genius.  But unlike more short-sighted fans and enemies, I understood the need for those reorganizations and who initiated them as an indication he was in way over his head.   History and this campaign proved me right.  He’s not a genius.  He’s not even a good chief executive.  He is what we see every night on TV.  He is a self-absorbed, inarticulate, immature Twitter fan.

Worse, if he is elected, the Fed won’t attempt to carry him.  They would like nothing more than to pull the rug out and blame a “conservative”[4. This is the price you pay for pretending to believe Trump is a conservative.  He is not.  He never has been.]

When the financial balloon goes up, Trump will revert to type as he does now, even when he knows it is suicidal.  He CANNOT help himself.  He will fume at the Fed.  He’ll say it’s unfair.  He’ll say HE is being treated poorly.  ‘It’s all rigged.”  He’ll say.  Advisors will try to get him to focus and say the right thing.  He will try, but he won’t really understand where they are going and won’t really be interested.  He will obsessively tell everyone it isn’t his fault.

I may be writing for naught anyway.  This is unconfirmed, but I understand Trump is considering starting his own network, like Oprah.  What serious human being would even be daydreaming about that in midst of a bruising political campaign; no matter how loony the campaign had become?

There is more, much more.  Join the revolution!  But don’t vote yet.  Check out McMullin, Johnson and Stein.  If you are honest with yourself, you will see that the Revolution is correct.  We can do better than Clinton or Trump. 

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You Can Make History – Literally!

Answering the Call of History: Consider Your Options

Do you consider yourself a Libertarian? Do you say you are for responsible government? Are you one of the disaffected Republicans with whom Donald Trump has failed to connect? Are you a Democrat with an ounce of self-respect left? Perhaps you are a JFK liberal as opposed to a (smirk) “progressive”.   I’d like to offer you a chance to make history. I am not talking in a vague, esoteric sense of the word. I mean you will one day tell you grandchildren, “Yes, that really did happen. It was exciting. And I was one of the people smart enough to make it happen!”

If you see yourself in the first paragraph, you know the two leading candidates in the presidential election offer a disastrous choice. There is no winning situation with either one. I have listed the specifics of that charge numerous times at streetpolitics.us. I will leave it to you to read those thoughtful opinions. But if you are still reading, you know what I am saying is true and you would love to change the game. So, here’s the good news: YOU CAN!

I wrote 16 20 24: A Path to Consistent Conservative Victory in early 2015 and published it last summer. In it, I made a number of predictions and observations. Those predictions, what the candidates did and failed to do, the way the press continues to cover the election, have all come to pass as if I had planned it all myself. I don’t say that as a matter of boast. I say it because I know there is one and only one way we can alter the outcome of this election in such a way that the clown and the felon are denied the oval office and we start fresh, RIGHT NOW, to rebuild the American Experiment.

If you understand already that an honest, successful, two-term governor backed up with another successful governor as his running mate make more sense as president and vice president than Trump or Clinton and you want to make that happen, skip the rest of this essay and go straight to the paragraph entitled This is Where the History Happens below.

If you need a bit of convincing, I will lay it out for you.

Respectability vs Populism vs Criminality

Gary Johnson, Libertarian for President, has many specific issues I disagree with. I don’t like his stance on immigration. I feel his message about the military was, until very recently, odd and muddled. I think his abortion argument is filled with vague clichés. That said, I believe with a conservative legislature at the tiller, Johnson would be a far superior choice over the present field.

Whatever his specific policies, he is a small government man and has proven it in New Mexico.

  • He has no felonies hanging over his head.
  • He can form sentences and doesn’t dabble on Twitter like a little girl.
  • His plans to cut deeply into the military would be impossible to carry out with a conservative congress.
  • His abortion stands are pretty much what we have right now, so it isn’t like we’d suddenly have abortion clinics in our middle schools.
  • His immigration stand is naive, but again with a conservative congress, he wouldn’t be able to declare the US a haven for every loser wanting welfare or coming here versus fixing their own dysfunctional country.

Further, Johnson strikes me as a man who would not employ totalitarian, statist, non-existent “executive authority” to push these things through without the consent of the governed. To do so would run counter to everything he claims to believe. Also, if conservatives in congress push for banning gay birthday parties or call for mandatory prayer at NASCAR events, a President Gary Johnson would veto that. There are real checks and balances possible here.

I am suggesting, whether you agree with his individual policies of not, he’d be a better president than the clown or the felon. Besides, single-issue voters and populist voters have enabled both parties to destroy this nation. Any person elected for this one policy or for that one group has not been properly tested. They have no evidence of being able to navigate in the real world effectively.

I’ll take it a step further. Johnson’s running mate, Bill Weld, unlike Mike Pense, doesn’t believe the world is 6,000 years old. Weld doesn’t believe it was made to look older by the devil to deceive us. He isn’t a corrupt party hack like Tim Kaine. With this ticket we really are getting a two-fer.

At this writing, there are less than 70 days left until the election. What can be done in that time to really change the outcome? Well…a lot, actually. And the work can be done in 30 days. And it is ridiculously easy work. The question is, will you do the work? My experience with social media says most of the people who read this are just people living in their respective echo chambers, unwilling to put out the effort to really impact their own governance. The more obnoxious the posts, the less brain power and the less likely they are to vote. And that’s just talking about the people who show an interest in politics. Many are utterly cynical or obtuse about it all.

But we have a simple way to get people engaged and cause an event that has only happened twice in our history; force the election into the House of Representatives. If we succeeded in doing that, using a ground-swell operation, there is no way even the stupidest of Republicans would elect Clinton or Trump. And a lot of Democrats would come along with the wave.

Before I tell you how YOU will make history, let me reiterate; as president, Johnson will do things that will piss off conservatives. He will also do things that piss off liberals. Hell, he already says things that flame out Libertarians! I guarantee all three of those statements are true. But he will be a more level-headed, honest and capable president than Clinton or Trump. The most important contribution he will make is in the area of economic growth. He will need a conservative congress to succeed here. Reid and Pelosi are devoid of scruples and will simply stand in the way of anything Johnson would do to shrink government and grow the economy. With the first real uptick in interest rates, you are going to find out how critical that is, no matter what side of the fence you are on politically. The economy doesn’t care if you think there is such a thing as social justice or you want school prayer. People in both those camps are going to be slammed the just as hard when Janet Yellen runs out of Wall Street sugar pills.   So we’ll need a fiscally conservative down ticket to right the ship.

This is Where The History Happens

Almost everyone knows what happens if you take a penny and double it every day for a month.  For those that don’t, if asked how much money you’d have in thirty-one days, you often get estimates of tens or maybe hundreds of dollars. The fact is you’d have over ten million dollars.

But who would be able to generate that much money to test the process? Certainly not me. And if you could, what would be the purpose of the experiment? You’d already have the money so the experiment would silly.

But what if we apply it to politics? If everyone reading this did a few very simple (I’ll admit, a bit gutsy) things in the next 24 hours, we could not only push the election into the House, we could possibly secure outright victory for a new breed of politician. Not since Lincoln has anything so historic happened in a presidential election. And you can be a real part of it. With this plan every single link, every person taking part, is as critical as every other. Every person can truly say, “I changed the course of history!”

So here are the steps:

  1. Commit to throwing your support behind Gary Johnson.
  2. Go to Johnson’s website and throw the campaign a bone. It could be $5.00, $1.00, $3.68; anything. Just chip in a little. (This will help, but it is actually the least important step in the process.)
  3. You all know disaffected voters from both parties and people who just don’t vote or participate. Cut and paste this article in an email and send it to them. Or send them the link to this post.  But then talk to them by phone or in person.  Tell them you know they are in X party, or you know they really don’t care about politics generally, but would they please just give you a listen and let you make your case.  Then step them through the points listed above.
  4. Try to do it all in one day but DON’T GIVE UP UNTIL YOU HAVE TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO DOING THESE SAME 4 SIMPLE STEPS. Encourage them to do the very same thing. Each person brought along to find two to do all the same things. Find two, who find two, who find two, etc. And by all means, don’t limit yourself to 2 people. If you are on a roll, keep going!
  5. Actually vote for Johnson in November. And vote a fiscally conservative down ticket.

Let’s say of all the people who see this post in the next 24 hours, only six decide to commit and stick it out. If each successive person had complete success in only 25 of the next 30 days, there would be 100,663,296 people actively supporting and voting for Gary Johnson by the end of September. That’s not an indecisive, House of Reps election. That’s outright victory! And we would have done it entirely on our own. No political organization, no government involvement; just citizens who got together, with a very simple process and blew the doors off the old school!

Pie in the sky? Well, if we do a quarter of that, the House will put Gary Johnson in the White House.

We can do this! YOU can do this! Good luck.

For extra credit: contact CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, all of them. Tell them whom you vote for is not for them to decide. From now on you expect to see Gary Johnson and Jill Stein asked for their reactions to anything the other candidates are asked about. For every Trump or Clinton event covered by the media, there should be Johnson events covered as well. If there are reporters assigned to the dem and the GOP guy all day, there should be the same assigned to Johnson. Tell the media to stop living up to our worst expectations, for a change, and do their damn jobs.

Full disclosure: I am not, nor have I ever been a part of any campaign for federal office.  This project originates here at Streetpolitics.us and is created entirely by the author.  Send inquiries to streetpolitics@supercyrano.com.

Matt Jordan is a travel writer, political commentator and author of 16 20 24. Get your SIGNED copy here!

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