Whatever the outcome is in the presidential election one thing is for sure: populism is alive and well in American politics.
This isn't unique to the U.S. - it's a global trend. This is due to global economics and the economic decisions many politicians have instituted! People are frustrated with the political class because they don't seem to relate to the people anymore. People are going to vote to disrupt the political system to try and replace the establishment. Trumps' campaign has been built on populism - people feel they are disenfranchised and poorly served by the government. A good example is the Bernie Sanders campaign. Hillary is beginning to realize that some of this sentiment is gaining traction, so she has assumed similar positions, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. People are tired of politicians and their broken promises and for not telling the truth. Many people are calling for alternative voices to challenge the current political situation. Government has become ineffective. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesedwuz@...> wrote : "Time for a change in leadership!" Fine - But first you have to come up with a leader... Get to step one, and we'll talk. It will be a change of leadership - Obama steps down, and Clinton steps up. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Nearly fifty percent of American voters are miserable, brain-washed voters who hate Hillary Clinton, but not because she is breathing oxygen. They don't trust her to make America safer. They don't want eight more years of Obama's failed foreign policy - the "pivot" has so far been a failure to protect U.S. foreign interests in Asia. Obama did nothing to keep Russia from annexing Crimea and he failed to enforce his so-called "red-line" in Syria. The current strategy for national defense is defective and that is what will lead to oblivion. Time for a change in leadership! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesedwuz@...> wrote : Seriously?! Next the Republicans will be accusing Hillary of breathing and recklessly using up oxygen that could instead feed another one of their voters. Never have I seen the GOP in such utter disarray, spewing out whatever they can dream up, to forestall the inevitable. The result will only be a mass of miserable, brain-washed voters in November, with hatred and despondence in their hearts for Clinton, and resigned to eight more years of defeat. The only ones happy about it will be the hate rodeo clowns like limbaugh, colter, and hannity, ensured of fat future paychecks and plenty of fame, ever stoking the prejudices already inflamed. Why not have a positive attitude about this country? It is not the wreck that the Republicans make it out to be. Their childish attitude of denigrating and obstructing everything that doesn't fit their narrow self interests hasn't worked out well, at all. So they have doubled-down with Trump and Pence, the two most ignorant and inexperienced candidates to be fielded since Bush/Cheney. It is obvious this tear down America campaign isn't working, and yet with nothing else to offer, the Republican Party puts the accelerator to the floor, with the brick wall in front of them. Might want to rethink that strategy, or continue to oblivion. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Nearly fifty percent of voting Americans are a "basket of deplorables" and "living in their parents basement!" ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : Yes, and Kaine was accused of being insulting at one point by Pence because Kaine had simply repeated Trump's own words. It's like Pence didn't realize what crap issues from his running mate's mouth all these months - he didn't recognize the language or the well-known quotes. Of course he did, but it was another of his lies and attempts to deflect. Pence is the perfect VP pick for T.rump as his appeal to the other smarmy, conservatives in his party is assured. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote : [Pence] also repeatedly accused the Democrats of running an "insult-driven" campaign - an ironic attack line given that Trump has leveled repeated insults against Clinton and his former rivals in the Republican primaries. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : "The weak and feckless foreign policy of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has awaked an aggression in Russia that first appeared in Russia a few years ago," Pence said. "All the while, all we do is fold our arms and say we're not having talks anymore." News from The Associated Press http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016_VP_DEBATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-04-23-14-38 News from The Associated Press http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016_VP_DEBATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-04-23-14-38 FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Democrat Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Republican Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense of Trump's tax history. View on hosted.ap.org http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016_VP_DEBATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-04-23-14-38 Preview by Yahoo