I thought this political season was going to be boring.... with two candidates - Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush - pre-ordained to lead their respective parties into the 2016 elections. Well HELLO! Not so fast!
Hillary is tanking because she's boring, unlikable, and being exposed as the lying incompetent elitist she has always been. And poor Jeb, who has raised more MONEY than the other 15 candidates combined, is barely clinging to his spot in the 'first tier' of the Republican melange.
Here are a few stats..... and if this is 'chaos', I'll take it all day long!
- GOVERNORS: 31 Republicans, 18 Democrats, 1 Independent
- STATE LEGISLATURES: GOP 68 (the highest number in the history of the party), DEMS 30
- U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Republican 247, Democrat 188
- U.S.SENATE: Republicans 54, Democrats 44
We currently have no Speaker of the House (well, Boehner will stay on until we get one, so note to the Republicans: GET ONE ASAP) and the front runner withdrew his name on Thursday because of what some imply were 'sexual incumberances'. (As an aside - this seems to be a resume ENHANCEMENT for Democrats, but Republicans have to resign and go back home in shame - GO FIGURE.)
But I digress.... CHAOS....You need 218 votes to be elected Speaker - this is a simple majority in the House. The hard core right in the House - about 40 at last count - are standing together and wanting a Speaker who will promote the change the Republicans RAN ON TO GET ELECTED. If they all refuse to vote for a RINO, then the Speaker candidate will need 11 Dems to get elected. So there is the dilemma... making the right wing happy. It CAN be done, and it SHOULD be done. It the RINO's in the party take a serious look around right now, they will see that many in this country are angry and and ready to rise up. You can see that by looking at the three front runners in the Republican 2016 campaign season. They - Trump, Fiorina, and Carson - are all D.C. outsiders.... and the others, most of whom would be qualified to be President, have the bad luck to be running when the 'silent majority' in this country are screaming for CHANGE.
So the House will get it's new Speaker sooner rather than later (because the Conservatives will not tolerate Boehner hanging on and hanging around. HE NEEDS TO GTH OUT! ) And I have one word of advice for whomever DOES become the new Speaker: Saying you will 'WORK ACROSS THE AISLE' is NOT a resume enhancement. The Democrats NEVER work across the aisle - so I say 'screw 'em'.... if it's good for the goose, the the gander should do the same thing.
That's the Republican's 'chaos', as defined by me. The left-wing media's heads are spinning as they try to proclaim that the Republican Party is in a shambles. My reply to them is - this is what you get when you HAVE A LARGE TENT WITH MANY GROUPS MAKING UP YOUR PARTY.... unlike the left who are all bobble-head dolls following the person who promises the most freebies.
I'll tell you what CHAOS is..... it's the Democrat party.... their ORDAINED CANDIDATE, Hillary Clinton, has become the Party Albatross.. she has launched her campaign not once, not twice, but THREE times....
Hillary cannot get a foothold, the avowed Socialist in the race - Bernie Sanders, is having crowds 10 times the size of hers at campaign events, and he is forcing her further and further to the left to try to capture some of his supporters. The money brokers behind Hillary (much of which came from countries buying influence when she was SecState via the Clinton Family Foundation because they thought she would be the next president) are in a panic, and donors are already jumping to Biden, who hasn't even declared he running yet.
BTW - Hillary will be 68 this month, Sanders is 74, and Biden will be 73 in November. THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS CHAOS you won't hear about on ABC or NBC or CBS or CNN, and for sure not on MSNBC. Even FOX isn't mentioning that the average of the Democrat contenders is over 71-1/2. That's chaos, when your fall-back second string is a woman who said she was 1/32 Indian to get into college as a minority (Fauxahauntas Elizabeth Warren), and that fat, over-the-hill climate change blowhard, Al Gore.
As an aside, Al Gore would be a fun candidate and a gift to the Republican candidate. The following came from assorted fact checking sites, and the numbers are from 2006.... but the hypocrisy is still a million megawatts bright:
At about 10,000 square feet, Al Gore’s home is a little less than four times the size of the average new American home built in 2006. The Associated Press reviewed the Gores’ energy bills and reported that the family consumed 191,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006. Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
In contrast, the Crawford ranch belonging to George and Laura Bush was about 4,000 square feet and was described in a newspaper article as follows:The Democrats are still using those old chestnuts 'THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN' and the 'REPUBLICAN ARE THE PARTY OF THE RICH' (Seven of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats). And they will never turn loose of the race card. In my mind, this should be wearing thin with people with a brain the size of a pea....but then, these are the same people who can't name the Vice President of the United States, when stopped on the street and asked.
“The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude. Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets go into purifying tanks underground and is used with collected rainwater as irrigation. Water for the house comes from a well. Bush’s house was designed to be a money saver — and a water saver. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.”
Check out the picture below and talk to me about chaos.... yup - CHAOS MAY JUST BE A GOOD THING!