Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sizing up Super Tuesday in the 2016 US Election

Happy Super Tuesday everybody. This is turning out to be one of the most sensational US election not only in my lifetime but arguably in the history of any country in the world.
The only that comes close is the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003 when Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cruz Bustamante, Arianna Huffington, child star Gary Coleman, porn star Mary Carey et al. vied for Governor of the most populous US State. We all know how that turned out.
With today’s landslide victories for Hillary Clinton in six out of the 11 states and 984 delegates (out of the 2,383 needed for the nomination), it’s safe to say that the Clinton machine is unstoppable. If these states represent the pulse of liberal America, then it’s clear that the philanthropic capitalism, multiculturalism, and liberal hawkism of Clinton has triumphed over the socialism, mansplaining, and isolationism of the Bernie Sanders crowd.
Now that it’s inevitable that Clinton will clinch the nomination, it’s in the best interest of the Democratic Party to join forces against the Republicans.
What surprises me is not the rise of Donald Trump as the frontrunner. He is racist to the core and has engineered his campaign on rousing populist fears. The difference is that while the other run-of-the-mill Establishment candidates repeat the same-old tropes that have debilitated America, Trump has energized the Republican base by admitting the failures of the past and offering solutions based on false promises.
It was expected that David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan would support Trump. But who would have guessed the endorsement by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for Trump. Can you believe I know a bunch of Afghan American (who self-identity as Muslim) and have cut ties with me for exposing the violence within Islam but wildly support the anti-Muslim bigot Donald Trump?
I’m guessing these self-defeating Muslims, suffering from cognitive dissonance and Stockholm Syndrome, are seduced by chauvinistic Strongmen because that is all they know to be good for them.
Come around November, the fascism of Trump will also be crushed by a decisive Clinton win. In order to advance civil liberties at home and human rights abroad and restore America to its full greatness, we need to ensure Democratic dominance in the White House, in Congress, and the Supreme Court.
Let’s make Clinton the President of America in 2016 and until 2024.

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