The problem with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s populism

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If Hillary Clinton is currently having some trouble fending off Bernie’s angry mom of populous campaigners in the Democratic primaries, how will she do against Trump in the concluding election?

The Liberal media is treating Hillary’s victory over Bernie in Nevada as a decisive victory. Yes, the support of the Democratic party’s super inflated delegates does in fact give her an advantage. But, even if Bernie doesn’t win the nomination for president, he’s still appealing to the still quite sizeable minority of the Democratic party.

The nationwide polls fluctuate regularly, going so far as to show a 11 delegate lead for Hillary and, later, a 2 delegate lead for Bernie. Let’s average it out and say that Hillary wins the nationwide vote this primary by 6 points, a perfect 53% to 47% divide. Let’s also say that maybe 15 or so million people vote in this Democratic primary; Hillary would win the nominee with around 8 million to 7 million votes for Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders, however, is crushing Clinton with young voters. Bernie voters average age ranges are between 18-29, while Hillary’s voters are around 30-44. Younger voters say that he is ‘more honest’ and ‘cares more about people like them.’

These aren’t normal weaknesses in the average Democratic nominee, and we haven’t gotten to the FBI’s investigation of the case yet. Sure, most of the 7 million Sanders’ voters will fall into place and vote for someone else by November, or maybe not as most polls vary from time to time, but the more it appears that the Democratic Party’s National Committee rigged the deck in her favor, the madder they’ll be at Washington’s establishment.

View some of the differences of the two candidates:

In the town hall last week on MSNBC News, one of the news anchors jabbed at Trump a little bit, purposely emphasizing his similarities to Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders, saying; “The candidate is considered a political outsider by all of the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populous message. He believes everyone in the country should have health care, he advocates for hedge-fund managers to pay higher taxes. He is drawing thousands of people at his rallies and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process. And, he’s not beholden to anyone. Who am I describing?” Donald Trump guess himself, when in reality, he was speaking of Bernie Sanders.

Sure, Trump trails Clinton in most head-to-head polling. But none of Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate are going to disappear once she wins the nomination. If American politics have truly arrived at a populist moment, she’s about the worst standard-bearer Democrats could ask for.

While it is true that Clinton trails Trump in most head-to-head congress polling, none of Hillary’s weaknesses as a presidential candidate are going to magically disappear if she wins the election. If the current state of American politics have truly arrived at a more populist moment, Hillary is by far the worst Democratic flagbearer that any Democrat could ask for.

Read some more political news on why Trump lost the Iowa Caucus.

America’s Problem with ISIS

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The threat of ISIS is constantly growing, while America’s ability to fight it is not. However, this does not mean the United States is suddenly going to suffer a horrible series of ISIS inspired attacks, although the intelligence assessment suggests that the threat is indeed growing. In the last decade and a half, not one terror attack lead by a foreign terrorist group has been successful whatsoever. The homeland has remained safe. Since the emergence of ISIS in 2014, they too, have been unable to lead any successful attacks in the United States. It is certain that the shootings in San Bernardino, California, were simply cases of non-related terrorism – although inspired by ISIS and jihadist ideology.

However, this does mean the ISIS and its phenomenon of global terrorism that it represents, is not going anywhere. It is a chronic threat to the entire world, as well as a dangerous and serious challenge to global security. There are several reasons as to why this is true.

First and foremost, it’s been nearly two years since ISIS declared its “Caliphate”. While the Unites States and some of its allies have achieved a lot of progress, such as taking away nearly a quarter of ISIS’ territory in Iraq and Syria, the group has still managed to create a both an international and regional presence. It has nearly fifty affiliates in twenty-one countries. They still manage to pull of attacks in France, Turkey, Tunisia, Africa, and even Lebanon and Indonesia.

Read more here on American involvement in ISIS.

ISIS uses the media as a way to operate. Something that makes ISIS so deadly and strong is the fact that it isn’t just an externally created organization, or the product of one evil mind, like Hitler and the Nazi’s, it’s the fact that it is the result of an angry, dysfunctional and broken Middle East where the lack of effective leadership and bad government has created the mixture for an organization to rise. The Paris attacks in last November were supposedly a transformative moment in the warfare against ISIS, but even that moment proved to be way less significant in mobilizing the global community and or allies to be as involved in the action as the United States is. These are just some of the reasons as to why ISIS is so deadly.

Were Chinese missiles deployed on a Southern China Sea island?

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Recently, several suspected surface-to-air missile batteries have been deployed by China on a very disputed island in the Southern China Sea. Officials reported this on Wednesday, increasing the amount of concern in the United States and Asia about Beijin’s recent expanding determinations in the region. Images from a satellite even showed the missile sites that were released. This was right after President Obama had just finished up a summit with leaders from nations, making rival maritime claims in the region.

Taiwan stepped in, their Ministry of National Defense saying in a statement, that “it had grasped that Communist China had deployed missiles,” and urged “any relevant parties to refrain from any unilateral measure that would increase tensions”. This statement also followed a report on Fox News, on Tuesday. This report said that the satellite images were acquired by a private company. The U.S Defense officials also confirmed the deployment of the missiles.

While the Paracels Islands have been under Chinese authority for more than 40 years, they have also been ‘claimed’ by Taiwan and Vietnam. The Chinese had also followed a U.S. naval operation in which a missile destroyer sailed nearby the Paracels island, last month. In addition to this, China has also built seven artificial islands in the Spratly chain in the Southern China Sea, and even went as far as to construct airstrips on three of them. This prompted the West to worry about the intent of possible military aggression. In defense to this, China argued that the other nations in the same region had also built airstrips on their reclaimed land.

One U.S. official told Fox News the images had appeared to show an HQ-9 air defense system, which has a mind-blowing range of 125 miles and would pose a major threat to any planes flying in the HQ-9’s radius. China’s “Woody Island” also hosts an artificial harbor, an airport, army posts and command centers, and roads criss-crossing the entire island, among many other buildings.

Why Donald Trump lost the Iowa Caucus

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At 9:00 PM, the TV cameras pointed at Ted Cruz as the winner of Iowa. As a slow trickle of Donald’s supporters left the room, there were a few people with misty eyes gazing at the polls in disbelief. A lot of people clearly don’t want to talk about Donald’s failure at Iowa, but those who did apparently didn’t lose a stride. When Marco started talking live, and especially when CNN pointed all of their cameras at him, there were loud cheers and applause and various clapping as he attacked Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, calling them ‘disqualified!’ from being the commanded in chief. Poor Bernie.

On the bright side, Trump himself chose to be gracious in his speech and submitted to Cruz, naming it an ‘honor to become second to Cruz,’ Yes, Trump lost, but he was a sport and denied CNN the pleasure of seeing him melt down, even though the lost must have stung him.

So, what exactly happened and what went wrong for Trump? Brad Zaun, an official Iowa state senator and the only elected official in the state, who supported, encourage, and endorsed Trump, wasn’t totally sure. “It was annoying that we didn’t see Donald win,” he said, speaking of Iowa’s GOP senator practice of vesting all of the 99 countries. “We didn’t find a single venue that was large enough, in these small communities, to hold these events,” he finished.

Did Sarah Palin’s endorsement encourage Trump, or wound him? “Personally, and I know a lot of people will most likely disagree with me, but I don’t think it made any difference at all,” he replied. He also stated that was completely confident in Trump’s potential that he would become president. He also reassured the reporters that the votes and polls had been counted correctly, and that he believed Trump would make a come back against Cruz, and maybe even Marco Rubio, although he said it was unlikely.

A lot of researchers and analysts thought that a lot of people showing up, a huge turnout, would let Donald ‘Trump’ the caucus and fry everyone. In 2012, about 57% of Iowa GOP goers were Christians, however the final Des Moines Register poll showed that Trump winning would only indicate that 47% of 2016 goers would be Christians. The Trump campaign has a firm grasp of social media basics, but no doubt could use help from the RI digital marketing and search engine services firm to up their game, especially headed into the primaries.

That there pretty much explains Cruz’s victory over Trump and Rubio; he won around 34% of Christians, while Trump won 22% and Rubio 21%. Amongst all of the 36% of caucusgoers who weren’t Christians, Donald took 29%, Rubio 26%, and Cruz 18%. Clearly, Ted Cruz’s main support came from Evangelical Christians, as he was one of them himself.

The Rise of Donald Trump

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To put it quite frankly, Donald Trump’s rise in polls was fueled by the failure of
President Obama. It isn’t right to think that Trump’s rise was a fluke or a bribed rise,
but in reality because of Barack Obama’s beautiful failure.

A lot of modern Republicans can say that they are different from Obama, beginning
with their approach to the philosophical game of politics, face it: There are always
that little handful of presidential candidates that are different from the rest, not
always in a good way. Not to mention that a lot of them thought that Trump’s
campaign would fail, and refused to support him for being too loud and outspoken. I
can guarantee you that they seriously regret it now.

Not too long ago I thought that, maybe, Mike Huckabee could pose as a possible
future president. However, something I missed was how angry some Republicans
had become. (Like I said, there’s always that little handful, whether they be Liberal
or Republican)

Yes, some of Mike Huckabee’s Republican and Conservative views are pretty on
point, a lot of people just don’t see him as loud, brash, outspoken, painfully truthful
and seriously arrogant as Trump is. I mean, really. Trump is the complete opposite
of Barack Obama, and that’s a good thing. If Trump were a Democrat, things would
look painfully bleak for this country.

 

Obama’s first-order like presidency has far surpassed ‘Washington knows best!’ and
has effectively become ‘Obama knows best!’ He constantly surpasses the centuries
old authority given to Congress and the Parliament with his annoying dictatorship
like executive actions. It’s made so many voters mad that even someone like Trump,
an elite class presidential candidate with good political views and skills and pretty
reasonable conservative views, cannot calm down nor pacify in a subtle manner.
Clearly, and for good reason, a lot of elitist Republican members of Congress are
worried that other Republicans can’t override Obama’s policies, which they should
be allowed to do. It is anger and fear at what President Obama has done to this
country that dictates who and why certain candidates are still running in America,
and more than anything, what Republicans have accomplished this 2015/2016.

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