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The American People vs. the Political Establishment

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 13, 2016

January 22, 2016

Over the course of 228 years since the ratification of the United States Constitution every presidential election cycle has been identified in history by an overriding issue or movement. In 2016 the underlying theme is the anger and disgust directed toward the political establishment. Per the polls, an overwhelming majority of the American people see their family’s’ and the nation’s future as extremely bleak, and the current political leaders in Washington as being megalomaniacal, avaricious, narcissistic or feckless. Not since the early days of the Great Depression has the citizenry, regardless of political affiliation, been so fearful of the future and so infuriated with the nation’s governing class.

There are, at present, 14 declared candidates running for their party’s presidential nomination — 3 in the Democratic Party and 11 in the Republican Party. Considering the general mood of the country where do these hopefuls fit into the overall framework of the political establishment?

On these pages in January of 2012 I defined the political establishment as being made up of the following:

  1. A preponderance of current and retired national office holders whose livelihoods (re-election for current office holders and lobbying or consulting for retired politicians) requires fealty to the Party in order to maintain financial backing as well as access to government largess;

  2. The majority of the media elite, including pundits, editors, writers and television news personalities based in Washington and New York, whose proximity to power and access is vital in order to gratify their self-esteem and to sustain their standard of living;

  3. Academia, numerous think-tanks, so called non-government organizations, and lobbyists who fasten onto those in any administration and Congress for employment, grants, favorable legislation and ego-gratification;

  4. The reliable deep pocket political contributors and political consultants whose future is irrevocably tied to the political machinery of the Party; and

  5. The crony capitalists, i.e. leaders of the corporate and financial community as well as unions, whose entities are dependent on or subject to government oversight and/or benevolence and whose political contributions assure political cooperation.

On the Democratic side of the aisle, there is no one currently in the race for president that exemplifies the current governing class more than Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and the antithesis of the establishment as defined above, is doing extraordinarily well against Hillary notwithstanding her overwhelming starting advantage in fundraising and having the weight of the Democratic Party behind her. Among the factors contributing to Sanders’s showing is that Hillary is unlikeable and untrustworthy, but more importantly a large percentage of the base in the Democratic Party is also fed up with the political establishment, as well as the paucity of choices foisted on them by the Democratic Party hierarchy, and is venting that frustration in their backing of Bernie Sanders. Nonetheless, the Democrat wing of the establishment will make certain he will not win the nomination regardless of what may happen to Hillary Clinton.

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Hollywood & Co Balloting For President

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 17, 2008

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is one of Obamas’ admirer. She donated to him $ 2,300.

Bruce Springsteen

.Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen gave one Concert for Barack Obama. Entry cards for the Concert were valued between 500 and 10,000 Dollars.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel stands on stage together with Bruce Springsteen in order to raise more money for Obama.

Halle Berry

“I love Obama”, says Halle Berry

Richard Gere

Richard “The Tibetan” Gere supports Obama. In a New York gala, he was able to collect 700.000 Dollars as a donation

Leonard Nimoy

Star Treks’ “Mr. Spock”, Leonard Nimoy has landed on Planet Obama

Spike Lee

Spike Lee is strong supporter of Obama, specially after he learned that Obama likes his films

Maria Shriver

J.F. Kennedy’s niece, Maria Shriver want to ballot for Barack. What does her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger think about that?

Will Smith

Will Smith, not only wants to support Obama, but he also would like to play Obama in a movie

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, who played in “The American President” the American President, supports Obama as well

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks supports Obama financially

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey will vote for Obama, because he has conceptual strength and he is brilliant. “pairing of the two gives wisdom” says, Oprah

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg shows his support for Obama by buying an admission ticket to a reception that charged 2,300 dollars per person

Bette Midler

Bette Midler said that she no longer wants to live under a republican administration, gives her official support to Obama

Morgan Freeman

Morgan “Almighty” Freeman takes Obama for ready to be the next President of the United States

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier supports Obama

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Together with Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey “Shrek” Katzenberg has organized a donation evening for Obama

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller, one of the best payed actors in Hollywood, can’t imagine of a better President than Obama

Steve Wonder

Steve Wonder sang for Obama because he hopes that Obama could close the rift between black and white America if he becomes a President

Toni Morrison

Winner of the Noble prize for literature, Toni Morrison chose Obama, not because he is black, as she wrote once to him, rather, because she is convinced of his political talent

Matt Damon

Matt Damon believes: “I’m completely convinced of Barack Obama. He is great, the first politician in my life, whom I support wholeheartedly

Robert De Nero

Robert de Niro visited an election event of Obama and said, Obama inspires him, gives him hope and convince him that change could be possible

Eddie Murphy

Eddie “Zamunda” Murphy has got ears for Obama

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood supports the republicans

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester “Rambo” Stallone supports the second most famous Vietnam-Veteran McCain

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Contrary to his wife Maria Shriver, who supports Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heart beats for McCain

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler would like to see McCain ahead

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer Jerry “Black Hawk Down” Bruckheimer supports McCain

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford would like to see McCain in the White House

Brangelina

Brangelina support Obama

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson gladly shows up in private partys with Barack Obama. “My heart belongs to Obama, this way I am at the moment together with him, as if we were engaged” says Scarlett

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