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Candidates Don't Understand the Voters

By Monday, 14 March 2016 04:47 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Observing the back and forth of recent state primary elections, it is evident neither party gets it — the electorate isn't buying what is being sold.

Being witnessed isn’t a forensic autopsy but rather a political clinical review for lessons to be learned, needing preventive measures outlined for healing and/or averting future cases of the disease infecting election selections.

It is clear that the rank and file don't understand how the top party organizations are run, with many believing it is at the will of PACs and vested interests rather than the grass-roots.

A rebellion has begun again, with too many too willing to give up on democracy, daring to consider turning this republic even more to the European type of socialism.

Bernie Sanders reflects this ideology more than others.

Trump has more diversity on his staff than any candidate running, yet the media feeds a surging black rebellion aimed at him rather than looking beneath his organizational veil — at his foundations.

Trump and Sanders both reflect calls for a different direction. What isn't seen and better understood is what is behind the scenes.

The 2016 presidential races are a media fracas where a CBS executive has noted, Trump has made them a lot of money.

Neglected are the free media passes given Hilary Clinton,  where her evidence of guilt with her email carelessness, as well as the lack of investigation into the Clinton Foundation's conflicts of interest in accepting foreign monies are likely a challenge to national security.

It is clear that the nation’s security forces and its supervising Congress have neither the will nor the backbone to indict and prosecute her for violations akin to what was done to Gen. David Petraeus — or charges of treason which should be considered for Edward Snowden.

The willingness to consider Ted Cruz as president, who wasn’t even born in the nation, is willing to deny the 14th Amendment protections to those children born in the nation to parents who aren’t here legally, and who until two years ago hadn’t given up his Canadian citizenship, should give us all pause.

The barbershops and beauty salons, as do other businesses and families in the nation, mull over these issues and worry that they will lose things that aren’t even constitutional mandates: such as college education funds, health care benefits, food stamps, and other perceived entitlements.

The nation’s debt now approaches $20 trillion with no true thought or discussions held on how it will be reduced, as the Treasury continues to raid the Social Security funds and impounds retirement options, barely touching the interest on our malignant, unharnessed spending — as we race faster towards socialism.

Another unfortunate sidebar of this election, and going forward, is the inability of anyone who isn't stacked with money or rich backers to become president.

Vetting the candidates is something that needs better management.

For as each state continues doing its own thing, the nation suffers.

A non-partisan panel from random states — with bipartisan congressional oversight — should confidentially require information on citizenship, social security, tax compliance, criminal background, health soundness, and other questions essential to a president’s well-being. This would quiet the birthers or possibly prevent another disastrous depression such as that with Thomas F. Eagleton (the vice presidential choice of George McGovern).

By the same token it might also eliminate possible greatness from a man like polio-inflicted Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

On any given day Hillary Clinton is beatable by Republicans whose enthusiasm is up though the perception of lack of engagement with minorities persists.

Predictably, the Democrats fallback strategy depends on its reliable pandering to black voters, particularly in the south and in urban areas where their crumbs are often too little too late.

Both may not be enough to catch the wave.

What we as a nation lack is confidence in our ability to rise above our problems.

In a nation torn by religious strife, faith and hope are waning as reality rears its head, helping us act as less than we are.

What we love about this nation seems lost as we perceive our weaknesses (as other than they are) when laws aren’t enforced, citizen protections become trampled, and homeland security is fractured by a stealth invasion of disruption — by enemies both foreign and domestic.

Too many citizens engage in the gambles of life through lottery tickets, hitting the casinos, spending for degrees with no future, failing to save for retirement, sexual flings hoping not to get diseases or caught, debts which we can't pay, and a host of other chances from which the casino magnate has made billions, thereby capitalizing on our weaknesses. As W.C. Fields notes there is “a sucker born every minute.”

I was just asked last night if I was a conservative and if so what type?

My answer was, is and always will be, I am a constitutionalist and if it isn’t in the constitution we shouldn’t be doing it. The part missed by conservatives on Judge Antonin Scalia (a Catholic) was his ability to engage his judicial opposition, e.g. hunting with Judge Elena Kagen, or indulging the classics with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (both Jews).

If we are to move forward as a nation, we must do it with some civility, agree to disagree, abiding by majority rule concepts, unless such infringes on our constitutional liberties.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.


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Observing the back and forth of recent state primary elections, it is evident neither party gets it — the electorate isn't buying what is being sold.
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