Americans of all political stripes rejoiced when, having failed to win a single state, Jeb Bush's presidential aspirations came to an early and very abrupt end in February. As the New York Times observed, "Jeb Bush spent $160 million running for president with nothing to show for it." What it did show -- much to Jeb's disappointment, of course -- is that the Bush political dynasty is dying. (We'd like to say "dead", but we don't want to jinx it.) We're confident that, like his brother, Jeb will distinguish himself as a celebrated finger painter.
But why stop with the Bushes? 2016 can be the year that America's two most miserable political families fall from grace. Allow me to remind my dear readers that, with exception of 2012, "you'd have to be 38 or older to have lived through an election with no Bush or Clinton running for president."
Aside from what these two unfortunate families have done to America and the rest of the world over the last 40-odd years, the fact that two families could so totally dominate the American political system for so long does not exactly instill confidence in the "representative" nature of our so-called democracy. History hasn't been kind to societies that are controlled by a handful of political cartels.
As anyone with an internet connection knows, there is a cornucopia of excellent reasons to never, under any circumstance, support Hillary Clinton for president. There's even a very useful website which maintains an always-growing list of reasons why voting for Hillary is ill-advised.
But the simplest reason to not vote for Hillary Clinton is that, as Albert Einstein once said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." You want big money out of politics? You want a less psychopathic foreign policy? You want to put the brakes on America's socioeconomic death spiral? The Clintons aren't for you. They never have been, and they never will be.
Our corporate rulers are heavily invested in securing Hillary's coronation. For its part, the Democratic National Committee has done everything in its power -- ethics be damned -- to ensure Clinton emerges victorious from the primaries.
Don't let the moneyed scum of America bully you into voting for a candidate who will only serve a tiny, fabulously wealthy minority. As Jane Sanders recently said,
"If [the Clinton campaign] has any hope of getting any of Bernie's supporters, it cannot be 'Okay, we got through the primary, now I move to the center,' " she told The Post. "That is the history of the Democratic and Republican party."
It's also the history of the Bush and Clinton dynasties. The Bushes have been taken out of the ring - for now. Let's do the same with the Clintons.
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