A song from the socially charged 1960s best describes the Democratic National Convention taking place in Philadelphia this week: Balls of Confusion. While everything was on script, with the exception of leaks of Democratic National Committee emails favoring #Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders when it should have been neutral, the message was off.
The party is running yesteryears campaign ignoring America’s problems on the one hand, while maintaining Donald Trump is a racist who cannot be trusted on anything. “Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul, shooting rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon, Politicians say more taxes will solve everything, and the band played on,” says one verse in the song.
Who do you trust?
Attempting to make the case that Hillary Clinton is more trustworthy than anyone is a lost cause. Polls by CBS and CNN earlier this week had 67 and 68 percent of those answering agreeing Clinton is neither honest nor trustworthy. The good news for the Democrats is that 43 percent of respondents found Trump dishonest. “Great googa-looga, can’t you hear me talking to you, Sayin’ ball of confusion, That’s what the world is today, hey, hey,” says another verse.
They are both rich and white
Everybody knows about Trump’s ridiculous statements about Mexicans and Muslims. America has an immigration problem and enforcing the law, expelling those here illegally, should be the start of the solution. Democrats pandering to illegals, undocumented aliens, and attempting to make them citizens suggests U.S. law has no meaning.
Michelle Obama told Democrats America is the greatest nation on Earth. Would she take me on a walking tour of Chicago’s south side one evening? If America is so great, why did she enroll her daughters in an exclusive private school instead of Washington, D.C. public schools for the past eight years? By the way, the Clintons did the same thing with their daughter earlier. Once the mixed salad society displaced the melting pot, differences noted by hyphenated Americans pulled tribes apart pitting my interest against our interest.
Is this time for a change?
When President Obama took to the podium Wednesday night, he suggested Clinton would continue the Obama legacy. Nearly eight years later seems like a good time to consider the legacy:
- Executive orders to bypass Congress that courts have overturned;
- Continuing war with no decisive victory established;
- A healthcare program that’s expense projections were only overshadowed by a lack of providers, not to mention constitutional authority;
- A 9.9 percent U6 unemployment rate, i.e., all unemployed as well as "persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the labor force." That means the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged;
- A nation on the brink of a race war.
Some of the problems that U.S. News report found with America include racial tensions, income inequality, polarized electorate, debt incurred from war. Things are so bad some will vote for Trump. The Republican at least talks about job creation and raising salaries. He says he is in favor of law enforcement.
While Clinton invited Mothers that Matter to her coronation this week, it was only eight years ago when blacks in her party thought she was the racist. For instance, in the 2008 the Pennsylvania Democratic primary Clintonistas fueled the flames that Obama could not win because he’s black. In New Hampshire, Clinton’s people accused Obama of being a drug dealer and released a photograph of then-Sen. Obama in Somali costume. “People moving out, people moving in, Why, because of the color of their skin, Run, run, run but you sure can’t hide,” the song says. “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, Vote for me and I’ll set you free, Rap on, brother, rap on.” #Election 2016 #Democratic Party