Still a Fantasy?

2015-02-11--16-59-23By QMC, USN (Ret)

It’s not the real thing

But sometimes a fantasy

Is all you need

                           Billy Joel

Six months ago, I published a post entitled “American Fantasy? Or Nightmare?”  In it, I speculated about a scenario which might lead to Barack Obama’s third term as President. If you haven’t seen it, or don’t remember reading it (I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, but I do remember where I was when I sat up all night writing the damn thing), click on the title, and it will magically appear before your eyes. Yeah, I know that it’s kinda long, but at least I did attempt to throw a few amusing lines in there for you. I won’t keep you so long this time. But I think that the events of the last six months warrant a revisiting of my hypothesis, and an examination of what I appear to have gotten right, and gotten wrong. The original article remains as it was posted, unedited, so that you can see exactly how crazy I was, and decide for yourself if I’ve gotten more sane, or gone completely off the deep end.

As should be apparent from reading it, my article was written as entertainment/satire, and never intended to be taken too seriously. But, as I said, stranger things have happened. Do I actually believe that President Obama is engaged in the skullduggery that I described, so that he can avoid the hassle of looking for a new place to have his mail forwarded to? No, not really. Do I actually believe that there’s a plan afoot to take down Hillary Clinton, so that Obama can, at the very least, put a hand-picked successor, probably Joe Biden, into office? Yes, I do. And I’m not the only one. Recently, other, much better known writers, have been saying the same thing. I’m sure that none of them will admit to having read my blog. Oh well, that’s fine. I didn’t see it first because I’m smarter than Joe Herring. I saw it earlier because I’m crazier. It’s easier to think outside the box if the box dwellers won’t let you in.

Simple Fact of Life: Ten months ago, none of the mainstream “experts” predicted that Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination.

Neither did I. Even I’m not that nutty.

Okay. So, of the things that I said needed to happen, what did I get right, and what did I get wrong?

I said that the president and vice-president needed to remain neutral, stay above the fray, and not be involved with the campaign. So far, that has pretty much been the case. With one minor exception, which I’ll get to. But there is an interesting side-note to this. Vice-president Biden has, not too long ago, expressed some regret that he didn’t mount a campaign this election. So I guess we can take that as an indication that, if the need arose, he would be willing to accept the nomination.

I said that the indictment of Hillary Clinton couldn’t happen too early, lest the DNC have the opportunity to choose another (wrong) candidate. I suggested that the best time would be during the Republican convention. So what do we see happening? Every few days, we hear a story about how the investigation into Hillary’s e-mails is continuing, with some new piece of evidence, or some new witness, being reported. From what I can gather, the FBI must certainly have more than enough to nail her to the wall. Just read what the law says, and what has been reported. But no, we need to have a thorough, complete investigation, done, of course, with all deliberate speed. I’m guessing that by mid-July, Attorney General Lynch will be satisfied that she has enough evidence to go before a grand jury. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

I suggested that, leading up to the general election, it might be useful to have some sort of international crisis, so that Obama could resolve it in a way that would make him look like a strong leader. You have been paying attention to the news, right?

Oh, and one other thing. It was recently announced that President Obama has no plans to leave the Washington, D.C. area after he leaves office. You know, no kid has ever successfully grown up after changing high schools. I hadn’t heard about where he’s planning on moving to. And moving is such a pain in the ass.

So what did I get wrong?

Well, I predicted that the Republican nominee would be Lindsey Graham. That, of course, was because I had gone a couple of sentences without throwing a joke in there. But you know, as desperate as the never-Trump crowd is getting, who can tell what might happen?

The big thing that got wrong was the extremely rare political miscalculation that President Obama made. I made the same mistake, but I’m not supposed to know anything about this stuff. We over-estimated Hillary Clinton. I said that her role in this theater of the bizarre was to clear the field for Obama’s hand-picked successor. So far, she’s failed at that, and time is getting short. In retrospect, we should have seen this coming. She has never accomplished anything meaningful that didn’t involve riding Bill’s coattails. Since her election to the Senate, which had nothing to do with her, and everything to do with Bill, she has failed at virtually everything. Her first statement as a Senator-elect was that she was going to push through a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the electoral college. What kind moron would say that? One of her big supporters, Senator Feinstein, when asked, couldn’t come up with anything that Hillary had accomplished in the Senate. In 2008, she was bitch-slapped by a relatively little known first-term senator when the nomination was hers to lose. She started off her tenure as Secretary of State with a Russian reset button. Hey Kiev, how’d that work out? Then there was the whole Libya thing. Oh, and that brilliant idea about how to  simplify her life by streamlining her e-mail system. Sorry, but this woman is so incompetent that she can’t even properly fulfill the role of stooge.

I said that Bernie Sanders (not to be confused with Barry Sanders, who was done years ago) would be done weeks ago. As of this writing, he’s not. This may be why Obama sort of involved himself in the campaign when he told an interviewer that, while he wasn’t involved with, or trying to influence the investigation, he didn’t see any problem with that e-mail thing. Bernie has to go, and soon. Obama might have to do something really shady, like get the word to Hillary that he will endorse her if she offers Bernie the cabinet position of his choice. Sanders would have to accept, since that endorsement would doom his campaign once and for all. Of course, after the deal was struck, the President might sort of wait for just the right moment to actually voice that endorsement. But in the meantime, Bernie would drop out, his next job would be publicized, and the two of them could hit the stump together, smiling, hugging, and getting as much of her stink on him as possible, so that when Hillary goes down, Bernie will be seen as damaged goods. But something has to happen. If Senator Sanders makes it to the convention as something resembling a viable candidate, when Clinton is taken down, it will be hard to deny him the nomination without some major skullduggery. I don’t know, maybe catch him getting out of a swimming pool, and when he dries his hair, some eye-in-the-sky will spot him with a towel on his head and “accidentally” drone him?

Oh, I think that the most intelligent president in American history is smart enough to come up a better “Plan B” than that. And I also think that come late July, the Democratic nominee will most likely be Joe Biden.

Am I more insane or less insane than you thought?


7 responses to “Still a Fantasy?

  1. Brother Roy

    I thought that maybe because of the civil unrest cause by this election cycle the agitator in chief would declare martial law and suspend the election indefinitely.

  2. Sad to say, but your analysis is probably spot on. Why is it sad? Because we will get another Democrat in office for eight more years.

    • Unfortunately, we are living in times that put a lie to Maurice Chevalier’s famous comment “Growing old, it is not so bad, when you consider the alternative.”

      • My father always told me “don’t get old.” I always answered with what is the alternative? No that I am older I finally understand what he meant: stay healthy, stay fit, stay active.

  3. James Willis

    Well, I can follow the dots. But I believe this article is leaving out a whole lot of pertinent facts.
    For one, Mr. excitement hiself Joe Biden won’t fix anything. He will not be able to unify the party, but would only serve to infuriate the Sanders supporters even more. If Joe is smart, and I believe he is, he will want nothing to do with getting tarred and feathered by the Bernie people. Besides, he has no better chance of winning than Clinton.
    Secondly and most importantly, this whole thing has went way beyond Bernie Sanders.
    The author is putting all of his eggs into the basket of “The American people will never rise up, in any meaningful fashion, in order to create a showdown between the system and themselves”.
    That is not the mind of a psychic in the field of American politics. That is false notion from someone who has evidently not spent much time on Bernie FB sites or any comment section out there.
    Revolution, whether you like it or not, will be coming all across the country if the DNC does anything other than elect Sanders as the nominee. And those who support him have every right to start a massive, rolling tide of disruptive, non compliant and non violent protest from coast to coast.
    The in your face arrogance of almost the entire DNC, the collusion, the voter fraud, the lies about how violent and MEAN the Bernie people are… well those are just the tip of the the giant iceberg of deceit and corruption that the DNC has put on display, while actually believing they can sweep it all back under the rug at the convention.
    No way, no how, will anyone in the undemocratic party be joining hands and breaking out in a heavenly rendition of Kumbaya. Biden or no Biden.
    And when those people take to the streets in every major city in America only the most brutal military tactics would even begin to bring it to an end.
    And what would that serve the elite?
    Absolutely nothing. In fact it would forever kill the glorious notion that we are the guardians of democracy. The true fascist face of the psychopaths that are running this country will simply be seen by the entire world for exactly who and what they are.
    The fuse has been lit. And only the DNC can, by admitting their failures and contritely giving in the the demands of the people, step on that fuse and extinguish it.
    The only question is not whether we will win, but simply how long will it take for HRC-Wasserman et al to figure out they have already lost the war.
    It’s gonna be a long… hot… summer in the good ole’ US of A.

    • Thank you for reading, commenting, and, apparently, taking my article somewhat seriously (something that I would never do). I don’t know if you’ve read the article that this one follows up on (you should, if for no other reason, to understand the oblique reference to Barry Sanders), but it describes a plot in which Biden is just another small player (tinfoil hat required).
      You suggested that I have never never looked at Sanders sites, and don’t know about the passion that “Berners” feel. I’ll admit that, like many holders of strong political views left and right), I spend a lot of time in the echo chamber, where I hear opinions that sound like my own, but I do try to stick my head out from time to time, and was familiar with those feelings, although I can’t recall seeing them expressed as passionately as you did. But that wasn’t what I was writing about. And personally, I’d be more concerned if the RNC tries to pull the same crap on Trump that the DNC is pulling on Sanders. His supporters are also passionate, and they have guns.
      I did study the Sanders campaign site for something that I wrote last fall. You probably won’t agree with a word of this, but you might appreciate the attempt at humor.
      If you’re willing to stick your head out of the echo chamber, you might want to check out this opposing view.

  4. The democrats attack Trump and say it is Trumps fault. If Trump supporters did the same thing to Clinton and Sanders, once again it would be Trump’s fault. Even if Trump wasn’t leading the Republicans, whatever Republican was leading would be attacked by liberal people who think socialism is utopia.

    PS, thanks for stopping by.

    The Rural Iowegian
    Navy Veteran
    Army Veteran
    Retired Air Force Master Sergeant

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