Waylon’s Revolution has been dormant for a while – since October of 2013, in fact. I’ve taken a hiatus from politics and conspiracy theories, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t paid attention to the news. If the news isn’t always depressing, it certainly makes for good entertainment. Don’t get used to this, though. I’m not sure when I’ll be back. With that being said, I would like to give just a few of my opinions of recent events. Note: Opinions are not always fact based.
Gov. Chris Christie
A lot of people like this guy, I don’t. And not because he worked with President Obama after Super Storm Sandy to rebuild, but for a far more fundamental reason: he’s a belligerent blabbermouth. Just take for example when he told a heckler to “sit down and shut up”.
Again, some people like this guy. They look at his obstinacy and think that he would make a good president. “He’ll get the job done!” If the last six years have been a do-nothing Congress and White House, what makes anyone think that a president telling members of Congress to “sit down and shut up” will get anything done?
The media is already a buzz over the possibility of another Bush-Clinton standoff in ’16 (which I’ll get to Jeb in a minute). Not only do I abhor Hillary for her politics: same-sex marriage, abortion, etc., I just don’t like her as a person. Have you ever had a jar of pennies and silver and they’re all shiny and clean, but you dig down and you find one that is corroded and nasty; a coin that not even a change cashing machine would take – that’s the Clintons.
How is it that in the last twenty-six years of this nation’s history, two families have been able to inhabit the White House? My father lost his job at General Electric due to the NAFTA agreement. So, one day, I decided to do some research. And I found that not only did George Sr. support the bill – he tried to fast-track it, but sadly, ran out of time when the “American people spoke”. Bill Clinton supported it, too. In fact, while signing the bill on January 1, 1994, Clinton said, “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement.”
People back then – like my father – would’ve believed that Clinton was meaning that the American people would be a glutton on jobs like Santa Claus on Christmas, but look at the aftermath; jobs were lost, families and livelihoods ruined. It isn’t any wonder that a year before my father died, Congress sent him a letter stating that since he lost his job due to NAFTA, they were willing to send him back to school. Bill Clinton, Hillary and the entire Clinton administration knew what that egregious bill would do, and it is my belief that is what Bill was referring to.
You may be wondering what NAFTA has to do with who runs for the Oval Office. Well, like in the case of the 1992 election, where the top candidates shared the same view, where did the American people have a choice? Likewise, if two prominent political families constantly run for office, where does that open the door to fresh candidates and new ideas? In the final analysis of Hillary Clinton, she should ride off into the sunset. Let the people have a new ray of hope.
As I stated in the case of Hillary Clinton, the same can be said for Jeb. But, hell, the American people have become so used to seeing the same thing over and over again, it’s like a bad movie; meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
The Political Arena
I liken politics today to this: let’s say that a door-to-door salesman comes to your door and he is peddling a new shoe that has come out onto the market. You listen to his pitch and decide to try it. But once you get the shoe on, you find that the shoe doesn’t quite fit right, so you send him away. A little while later, a new salesman comes to the door, peddling the same crappy shoe; but where the shoe lacks in quality, the salesman is an expert orator. You buy the shoe, but after the peddler is gone, you regret spending your hard-earned money on a shoddy piece of work.
Only an astounding 36% of Americans went to the polls this year. That is the lowest numbers since WWI or WWII? And people look down on those who don’t vote ever, or wait for the Presidential election. But where is their incentive to vote when someone has lasted in politics for decades and a new comer is shrouded in obscurity and a pall of inexperience looms over their heads like yesterday’s hangover? (By the way, before you ask, I am a voter.)
Should Hillary not heed my advice, and decide to run, she will face a plethora of questions and scrutiny regarding prior knowledge of Benghazi. Not that I don’t think that concerns should be probed, but where were the concerns of prior knowledge to 9/11? Like the Warren Commission, the spurious and over lauded 9/11 Commission failed to delve deep into the Bush administration’s actions before and after the most tragic event in U.S. history since Pearl Harbor. With a Bush insider at its helm in Philip Zelikow, the Commission’s investigation was skewed into waters that were more tolerable.
Does this mean that Clinton and President Obama should get off Scott free? No. But it’s a simple illustration of the circus that has become Washington D.C.
And, of course, I cannot leave you without an address from Ron Paul.