Libertarians have been claiming for some time now that the Republican and Democratic parties are virtually the same. They both are filled with establishment politicians who push the agenda that the government must grow at any cost. The only difference between the two parties is their favored pet projects (social programs or corporate interest). Thus, it comes as no surprise that “conservative” George HW Bush will be voting for “progressive” Hillary Clinton. Is this the twilight zone?
Different Head, Same Body
This is a striking manifestation of the sameness of the American two party system. George Bush can vote for Hillary Clinton because she is an establishment politician with hawkish tendencies – a neocon. She will maintain the status quo and push policies that benefit the elite or politically connect
ed. The talking points spouted by the Republican and Democratic Party are just fodder used to obtain votes. The Republican Party is not the “small government” party it claims to be, evidenced by forwarding big government programs like homeland security, oil subsidies and bailouts to banks. The Democratic Party loves to claim that it is “progressive”, but that too is only done to obtain votes. Once they have those votes the Democrats are back to profiting off of poverty, prisoners, children and invading some country because it needs democracy.
Given the history of these two parties, you would think that the public would get wise to this scam. There was no way someone like Bernie Sanders would have won the Democratic Party nomination; he is way too radical for the Democrats. And on the Republican side, establishment Republicans are coming out of the woodwork to condemn Trump. All of this just demonstrates the guise that has been the American democratic political system.
It is rigged by powerful elites whose sole interest is to further their own agenda at the expense of greater society. The American political system is a giant pay for play scheme, and both parties are in on it. Those who consider themselves progressive should be a bit concerned that George Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton, after all, can she really be a progressive and get an endorsement from a die-hard Republican? Those who consider themselves conservative should be concerned about a party that embraces a George Bush who would vote for a state-expanding Hillary Clinton.
We as Americans need to stop participating in this farce. We need to begin voting for candidates who actually have our interests in mind instead of the bureaucrats who are shoved down our throats by the political elite. This election has proven without a shadow of doubt that the media, Republican Party and Democratic Party are part of some unholy alliance to put forth an agenda that has nothing to do with will of the American people. It is high time we say ‘enough’, and begin doing what we should have done a long time ago – voting third party! Is there any wonder we get more of the same coming from Washington?
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