The Bernfire

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During the 2016 election cycle, Senator Bernie Sanders had quite a following. But he didn’t get the Democratic Party nomination because of the power and corruption of the Clinton’s.

Four years later, Senator Bernie Sanders is again surging in popularity among the useful idiots. Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist and has no business being in the government, let alone the White House. But he has a greater chance at getting the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Time will tell if his popularity increases after the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary. If Senator Sanders wins both of these contests but doesn’t get the nomination. Then there may still be some hope for the Democratic Party. It will also mean that the corruption within the party runs very deep.

If Senator Bernie Sanders is the nominee for the Democratic Party then it will be an interesting Presidential election cycle. And a strong contrast between capitalism and socialism.

In the end though President Donald Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory. Winning both the popular vote and the Electoral College by wide margins. And we will have four more years to save the Republic.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

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I see people and groups on various social media sites with the dual hashtags of #neverHillary #neverTrump. In a two-party political system like we have in the United States this is just plainly ignorant.

The two hashtags are mutually exclusive. In the United States we have only two parties with any chance of winning a presidential election. The Republican Party and the Democratic Party, all other 3rd parties will never see the Oval Office.

If someone is #neverTrump, then they are against the (presumptive) Republican nominee Donald Trump for President. Which means they are either voting for the Democrat nominee, throwing away their vote on a 3rd party protest candidate, or simply not voting at all.

In any of the above voting actions, not supporting the Republican nominee leads to a Democrat victory in the presidential general election. It’s just plain factual history. The Republican’s would have won in 2012 if the Evangelical faction didn’t stay away from the polls. But that faction didn’t want to vote for a Mormon nominee for President.

Likewise, if someone is #neverHillary, then they are against the (presumptive) Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Again this means they are either voting for the Republican nominee, throwing away their vote on a 3rd party protest candidate, or simply not voting at all.

Just as the last example, the only option that helps the Republicans win the White House is if the #neverHillary voter does vote for the Republican nominee. All other possibilities do not help that cause. And rarely has a registered Democrat ever gone against the party nominee. It just doesn’t happen. So most of those voters supporting the #neverHillary tag are either Republican’s or Independent voters.

If you are both #neverHillary and #neverTrump then you are ignorant of our political system and history. You need to get off the fence and choose one or the other to support. We have a binary system here, there isn’t a 3rd option that is viable.

Against Hillary is to be Pro Trump. Against Trump is to be Pro Hillary. All other perceived options are false. They are illusions and shadows. They are not real. But they will lead to a real victory of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton in the White House come November if believed.