Introduction — June 8, 2016
Donald Trump claims that a win for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election will simply be an “extension of the Obama disaster“.
Of course that doesn’t mean that Trump would be any better. He would be likely to carry on exactly where George W. Bush left off.
In other words, no matter who occupies the White House, the same hidden elite will still be calling the shots from behind the scenes. The presidential elections are little more than a charade used to help maintain the illusion that Americans have any real choice; when in fact they don’t.
Only those candidates ready to serve a small group of fantastically wealthy families and individuals are approved. No one else is allowed in the running.
So whoever wins the election there will be no real change in U.S. policies. Both Clinton and Trump have pledged unwavering support for Israel, just like their predecessors. Both have also hinted at taking a far more hawkish stance regarding Iran; so again there’s little real choice between the two.
What is different though is the rhetoric the candidates use. How they sell themselves to a gullible public; in essence their sales pitch.
Obama was sold to voters as America’s first “Black president” on the promise of change. Given that he isn’t strictly speaking “Black” it’s no surprise that Obama didn’t deliver on his campaign promise. It was just an empty sales pitch, after all.
Likewise Hillary Clinton is being sold as the first woman to lead a major political party in a U.S. presidential election. The punch line being that she represents equality.
Like America’s “first Black president” however, we doubt that this will bring any real change. Just more of the same although now we suspect that a decisive win for either Clinton or Trump will bring more direct military confrontation with Russia and Iran. Ed.
Hillary Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic White House race
Press Association — June 8, 2016
Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
She becomes the first woman to lead a major American political party and cast herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.
“This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us,” Mrs Clinton said during an emotional rally in Brooklyn, New York City, eight years to the day after she ended her first failed White House run.
As she took the stage to raucous cheers, she paused to relish the moment, flinging her arms wide and beaming broadly.
She tried to reach out to supporters of her rival Bernie Sanders, saying: “It never feels good to put our heart into a cause or a candidate you believe in and come up short.
“I know that feeling well. But as we look ahead to the battle that awaits, let’s remember all that unites us.”
Mrs Clinton was biting and sarcastic as she took on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, accusing him of wanting to win “by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds – and reminding us daily just how great he is”.
She had already secured the delegates needed for the nomination, according to an Associated Press tally.