American Wealth Eroding by Bill Sardi
Today’s Presidential campaign sounds more like a horse race.
“The horses are entering the starting gate. Jockeys to watch are top-tier picks Romney, Gingrich and Perry, sporting 6-to-1, 5-to-1 and 4-to-1 odds respectively. But there’s a slight delay. Perry’s horse, a Texas stallion, is kicking and the stewards are having a difficult time getting him into the gate.
And they’re out of the gates and off and running. Cain, riding his horse “Girlfriend” is off to a strong lead, followed by Paul riding “Constitution” and then Bachmann riding “Blind Faith.”
Now at the first turn Cain is drifting back into the pack and Rick Perry on his horse “Forgetful” is surging into the lead followed by Paul.
Going into the back stretch it is Gingrich riding “Fannie Mae” who has nudged by a half-length ahead of Paul.
Now coming around the far turn it is Romney and his horse “Millionaire” who is neck-and-neck with Gingrich, followed by Paul and the others are two lengths behind. And now a race-horse fan (Jon Stewart) has suddenly thrown a sign onto the track which asks: “What about Paul riding Constitution?”
But Gingrich’s horse begins to fade as his horse looks like it has thrown a shoe. But here comes Santorum riding “Wartime” from the back of the pack.
Now Paul, on a horse everyone said could never win, is clearly leading the pack now by a length and a half as we enter the final stretch. If only the betting window could take late tickets now! And the winner is…….”
How we forget that it is the news media’s job to create theatre out of elections to capture viewers for advertisers. All the mud that is to be thrown at a candidate is temporarily closeted to build up a candidate and then later bring him/her down. With so many Americans views on each Presidential candidate being shaped by this contrived TV election drama, it’s a wonder so many Americans continue to fall for it.
But it works – as soon as the news media creates a script for the masses to repeat, you begin to hear in conversation that, for example, a candidate has a foreign policy that is “isolationist” (immaterial argument since the nation is using borrowed money to implement its current foreign policy of intimidation by military might and bribery masqueraded as foreign aid. The day is fast approaching when America will have to abandon its navy ships overseas and recall its troops in foreign lands.).
The year of the SUPER PACS
This year’s Presidential election has a new twist – Super PACS (political action committees). Due to a new Supreme Court ruling that allows PACS to side-step the $2500 per voter limit on election donations, Super PACS are doing all the negative advertising for their candidate and letting the candidate use his/her own funds to air positive ads.
- What Would Really Happen If Ron Paul Were To Be Elected President? by Bill Sardi (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Your Wealth Is Being Embezzled (lewrockwell.com)
- The Daily Bell – Ron Paul Has Already Won (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- It’s Finally a Horse Race (lewrockwell.com)
- What America Could Be With A Ron Paul Presidency – LEWROCKWELL.COM – Bill Sardi (infowebstorm.com)