Trump or Clinton: Who is the next Potus?

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What must the world think watching the US presidential campaign? Over time US political campaigns have become more unreal and less related to voters’ concerns, but the current one is so unreal as to be absurd.

The offshoring of American jobs by global corporations and the deregulation of the US financial system have resulted in American economic failure. One might think that this would be an issue in a presidential campaign.

The neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony is driving the US and its vassals into conflict with Russia and China. The risks of nuclear war are higher than at any previous time in history. One might think that this also would be an issue in a presidential campaign.

Instead, the issues are Trump’s legal use of tax laws and his non-hostile attitude toward President Putin of Russia.

One might think that the issue would be Hillary’s extremely hostile attitude toward Putin (“the new Hitler”), which promises conflict with a major nuclear power.

As for benefitting from tax laws, Pat Buchanan pointed out that Hillary used to her benefit a loss almost as large as Trump’s and during the Arkansas years Hillary even took a tax deduction for itemized pieces of used clothing donated to a charity, including $2 for one of Bill’s used underpants.

The vice presidential “debate” revealed that the Democratic Party’s candidate is so ignorant that he thinks Putin, who is democratically elected and has enormous public support, is a dictator.

Here is what we know about the two presidential candidates. Hillary has a long list of scandals from Whitewater and Vince Foster to Benghazi and violation of national security protocols. She is bought-and-paid-for by the oligarchs on Wall Street, in the mega-banks, and in the military-security complex as well as by foreign interests.

The proof is the Clinton’s $120 million personal fortune and the $1,600 million in their foundation. Goldman Sachs did not pay Hillary $675,000 for three 20-minute speeches for the wisdom they contained.

What we know about Trump is that the oligarchic establishment cannot stand him and has ordered the Ministry of Propaganda, a.k.a., the US media, to destroy him.

Clearly, Hillary is the candidate of the One Percent, and Trump is the candidate for the rest of us. 

Unfortunately, about half of the 99 percent is too dumb to know this.

Moreover, if Trump were to end up in the White House, it doesn’t mean he could prevail over the oligarchy.

The oligarchy is entrenched in Washington with control over economic and foreign policy positions, think tanks and other lobbyists, and the media.

The people control nothing.

What does the world think when they see Donald Trump damned because he doesn’t want war with Russia or the American economy moved offshore?

Where in American politics do Washington’s European, British, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassals see leadership worthy of their sacrifice of sovereignty and independent foreign policy? Where do they even see a modicum of intelligence?

Why does the world look to the most stupid, vile, arrogant, corrupt and murderous government on the planet for leadership?

War is the only destination to which Washington can lead.


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Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

17 thoughts on “Trump or Clinton: Who is the next Potus?

  1. In 1992, I took myself off the voting registration to dissociate myself from the ”forum contractus” and the compromised Republican Party. Just last week, however, I decided to register, once again, just so I could vote AGAINST Killary. The registrar told me that many others have checked on their dormant registrations for the same purpose. Whether it makes any difference or not remains to be seen… but it will be interesting! 🙂

  2. There still remains one last debate, against The Wicked Witch Hillary.
    Hopefully it’s the one in which she swallows her tongue and goes ‘belly up’ on live TV, right in front of God, and everyone! Quite the message.
    Stranger things have happened..

    1. Globalists Wolves Frothing At the Mouth In Rage

      If you though the globalists initiation of federalized healthcare, via Obamacare, and a federalized United Nations education system, via Common Core were bad, then you’re about to be floored by their latest scandals that will kill the freedoms in America we so passionately adore.

      The globalists were ticked when the British people decided they wanted to leave the European Union via a vote, Brexit. And even more emboldened when other European countries expressed their interests in doing the same thing. Their furry continued, here in America, when Donald Trump squeezed his way into becoming the presidential republican nominee—a patriotic candidate who openly stands against the New World Order agenda. Adding one last log to the globalists fire a group of hackers reared their heads and took the initiative to leak emails of corrupted politicians including from the Democratic National Convention, George Soros, and Hillary Clinton.

      As a result an enraged ‘pack of globalists wolves’ were birthed and they are stopping at nothing to use their power to implement their global agenda. They are sinking their teeth into citizens all across the globe and passing laws both out in the open and behind closed doors.

      This is best expressed from Isaiah 57:20-21:

      “But the wicked are like the churning sea, that is not able to keep quiet, and its waters toss up mire and mud. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

    1. Pat, no contest, never was. With any of them. Twas plain as day from the git-go.
      Trump’s the smartest guy in room, and if he’s not, the smartest guy works for him.
      Plus, I hear he’s a quick study..
      But that’s the way it goes, here in the U.S.of A. Right?
      (i think Mencken said that)

  3. The fly landing on Killary’s face during the “debate” is a giant clue. All flies naturally know where the best poop is for producing plenty of maggots.

  4. The oligarchy owned Republican party has shown their disfavour for Trump by doing zero campaign advertising:

    With so much stacked against him, can Donald Trump pull off a miracle and actually win this election? Right at this moment, things are looking quite grim for the Trump campaign. Following the release of the lewd audio tape, six women have come forward and have accused him of doing the exact sorts of things that he admitted to on that tape, and the mainstream media is going after him with all they’ve got. Of course the Clintons have done far worse things than Trump has, and that is the case that Trump must make to the American people in the last 25 days of this election. But it certainly isn’t helping that Trump is receiving very little help from his own party. In fact, earlier today Politico published an article entitled “RNC TV ad spending for Trump: $0” which documented the fact that the Republican National Committee has not spent a single penny on television advertising for Trump so far in 2016.

    If the Republican National Committee had treated past candidates similarly, this wouldn’t be an issue. But as Politico has pointed out, that definitely is not the case…

    In 2004, the committee spent $18.2 million on independent expenditures — or IEs, in campaign parlance — boosting George W. Bush’s reelection bid. In 2008, the RNC’s IE spending surged to $53.5 million in support of John McCain’s campaign against Barack Obama. And in 2012, the RNC spent $42.4 million on IEs boosting Mitt Romney or opposing President Obama — with nearly 80 percent of the spending occurring before mid-October.

    By contrast, this cycle the RNC has spent only $321,000 on independent expenditures attacking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And all of that spending occurred last fall — before Trump had emerged as the leader for the GOP presidential nomination.

    This shows that the Republican Party and Democrat Party are one and the same. This fulfills the communist goals for US of 1963:

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

  5. Hillary Clinton told a whopper of a lie during Wednesday night’s debate when she claimed 90% of the money donated to the Clinton Foundation is paid out to charity.The truth is only 5.7% of their “massive budget” in 2014 went to charitable grants, “the rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and ‘other expenses.’”
    Check this out

  6. Trump revealed he has a foolproof plan to defeat ISIS…
    The strategy classes at military academy he attended REALLY paid off..!! 🙂

    Let ISIS destroy Assad and WE go in behind that… or maybe let Russia do it..!!

    On”60 Minutes” on CBS Sunday Trump did finally reveal his foolproof plan:

    Scott Pelley: We’re at war with ISIS as we sit here. How do you end it?

    Donald Trump: I would end ISIS forcefully. I think ISIS, what they did, was unbelievable what they did with James Foley and with the cutting off of heads of everybody, I mean these people are totally a disaster. Now, let me just say this, ISIS in Syria, Assad in Syria, Assad and ISIS are mortal enemies. We go in to fight ISIS. Why aren’t we letting ISIS go and fight Assad and then we pick up the remnants? Why are we doing this? We’re fighting ISIS and Assad has to be saying to himself, “They have the nicest or dumbest people that I’ve ever imagined.”

    Scott Pelley: Let me get this right, so we lay off ISIS for now?

    Donald Trump: Excuse me, let —

    Scott Pelley: Lay off in Syria, let them destroy Assad. And then we go in behind that?

    Donald Trump: –that’s what I would say. Yes, that’s what I would say…. If you look at Syria. Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let ’em get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?

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