A number of years ago a movie entitled Sex, Lies and Videotapes came out which, at the time, was considered by some to be very risque, yet today it just gets a yawn at best. But I cite it because that's what Washington has become today, at least the sex and lies part, while the videotapes come from non-traditional new media investigative reporters since the mainstream media refuses to fulfill that function. They have become fat and lazy, letting the story either come to them or trying to create it in polls. And they are very careful to make certain that whatever they report supports their ideological view regardless of what the actual truth might be.
Rush Limbaugh pegged it right with his quote or near quote above and if you think about you'll notice how accurately it applies to the the National Establishment, both Democrats and many Republicans alike. They never look for the real truth as long as they can find something to use for the cover up or smear to just keep on doing things the same way. It's been going on for a long time but today it's on steroids and the loser in the game they play is we, the people.
In this election season the focus of their misdoings is Donald Trump and far be it for this writer to say that Trump is a patron saint. No, he is a mere mortal just like the rest of us but he has been singled out by the press with a viciousness of bad reporting like we as a nation have never seen before. And while he is guilty of "locker room talk" as are most boys or men at some stage of life, the media, responding to their masters on the Left, parade out a group of women with stories with holes bigger than swiss cheese which are ludicrous. Nearly all the stories have been fully debunked and the last one, using a porn star represented by Gloria Allred, would be laughable if the public wasn't so gullible and receptive to poor reporting. But then again, Americans don't read much anymore and we have become a world of the thirty second sound byte.
Contrast Trump's words with the actions over multiple decades by Hillary Clinton, a woman who has been covered by scandal with her husband Bill since their days in Arkansas. The more power the Clintons amassed, the more the money poured in and now, as a candidate for President with so many weak links in her armor, the media has decided just to ignore the truth and hopefully let her hide until after the election. And the Republican leadership isn't much better, captured by their own version of perks and power, coupled with the same arrogance and disdain for the American people that the Clintons hold. Some of them actually are actively working for Clinton, realizing that should she lose they will be found out as well. The term "Drain the Swamp" accurately describes the state of affairs in our national government in Washington and it's found in all branches.
We are broke, Obamacare is destroying health care, our military are being used as pawns and are paying a horrible price, the tax system is corrupt as is the Department of Justice and Hillary will actually do nothing to change those things. She has a thirty year track record of doing for herself and profiting handsomely while doing so, while our cities have been ravaged by crime, poverty and loss of hope. And remember, if you think Trump is not the man of the people, why does Hillary have the full support of Wall Street and the billionaire class? It's because she detests the common man and it even shows in both Wikileaks and Project Veritas.
These are some of the key reasons why both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump came to the forefront this year. America didn't want Hillary and it surely didn't want Jeb Bush. America is looking for something much different, even if the two represent the opposite ends of the spectrum. But Hillary did Bernie in with her dirty tricks and the support of the corrupt media and now, if the media is successful, she will do the same thing to Trump.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the election, actually two things: Wikileaks and Project Veritas. Julian Assange and James O'Keefe have both done America a service, for anyone wanting to learn really who Hillary is and what she stands for can readily find out just by reviewing their materials, including emails (Wikileaks) and video (Project Veritas). The truth is there to see if only we look and so the question is: will we and will we do so in time?
I guess we'll find out on November 8th and the answer has the potential to either exacerbate our present national predicament or turn America in a direction which is more traditional in the image of how she was created.
If you want more of the same as the last eight years, ignore the truth and vote for Hillary. If you think America is worth keeping as a constitutional democratic republic, vote for Trump. And the fact that Trump is still standing tall after this campaign tells many of us that America wants to choose him. We just hope it's enough of us.
Let's keep the most unique example of freedom and self-governance alive for our children and grandchildren because increased centralization and political correctness will lead to the death of individualism and liberty. Once we lose it, it likely will never return. Vote for Trump, for while he is not perfect, his plan of attack for his first one hundred and twenty days (recently published here) is a good step in the right direction to keep us free. It's certainly better than the alternative.