Pat Buchanan said it best — there are two Americas now. Standing at polar opposites are Americans who believe more in our First Principles and Americans who believe more in the Ten Planks. Oddly enough, those Americans live next-door to one another and are looking for someone to champion their principles rather than capitulate to the other side.
America is at a crossroads and Tea Partiers and Occupiers have one thing in common; they are mad as hell. While the Tea Party Wave and Occupy Movement have waned in the public’s eye, the lasting influence both sides have had on political elections can be found in the influence those activists have had on their neighbors. The guy who publicly says “Social Security is unconstitutional” (me) admits to his neighbors that repealing it would be a nightmare today. Conversely, the gal who publicly says to tax all the rich people more admits to her neighbors that instituting that sort of progressive tax code today would sink us into a decade-long depression.
That doesn’t make us less mad. As I said, we’re mad as hell. Our government doesn’t work because it’s rife with corruption and coverups, as well as infiltrated by control freaks more interested in personal agendas than representing “We The People.” This is where Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders step in. They fill a void. They both are willing to have the conversation which is going on in the angry people’s heads.
It’s working. Watch this MSNBC Clip; while Trump is hugely unpopular with swing state voters, so is Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s poor polling numbers has the MSNBC pundits baffled, but it doesn’t baffle me. It probably doesn’t baffle my neighbor who loves Sanders either.
America is at a crossroads right now and our people are very confused about the direction of this country. This is the sort of vacuum which favors dictators in free elections. Sadly, Americans are looking for a “great leader” rather than a President who respects, follows, and champions the Constitution. Pray we find that candidate, who can champion our cause, with a message which resonates with most Americans.