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In U.S. Presidential Race, Both Parties Shun Critical Issues

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In the year-round, perpetual U.S. Presidential Race, both parties strenuously avoid talking about crucial issues. The United States basically has a one-party system, in which the DemoRat and Replutocrat Presidential candidates support the ruling power elite. That means they avoid discussion of:

*The urgent need for global nuclear and conventional disarmament

*America's Permanent War Economy, which strangles human needs

*Widespread hunger, poverty and homelessness

*Evisceration of the middle class due to policies designed to foster economic inequality

*The 9/11 false-flag operation---a pretext for a domestic police state and a phony War On Terror that aims to grab the resources of the Middle East and Central Asia

*The ever-increasing national debt, which doubled under Obama, and while Trump's campaign promise was to retire it, it has soared to an unprecedented level due to his tax give-aways to the superrich and his military spending

*Dismantling of the burdensome, costly US empire, with 1000 military bases, CIA outposts and affiliated torture centers in over 150 nations around the world. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Dem., Hawaii) is the only candidate to forcefully oppose the United States's illegal, immoral, imperialist regime-change wars and the U.S. sponsorship of terrorists who assist in those operations. So she has been sidelined and vilified by the Democratic Party establishment and smeared by the corporate-controlled mainstream media.

State Of The Dis-Union

1. Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
met secretly
with Bela Lugosi
and Danny Pelosi
to plan the elimination of Donald Trump.
"We couldn't nail him on Russia
so let's nail him on Ukraine.
Biden's crimes are ten times worse---
he neatly stuffed his filthy purse---
but our base won't complain,"
said Nancy.
Bela Lugosi just glared at her and said
"You are a woman whom I fancy!"
But Danny said: "I'm out. This is too chancy."

2. Narcissistic Megalomaniac

Donald Trump
was in a slump.
Media coverage was down.
He wasn't The Talk Of The Town.
So he tweeted a picture
of his own rump
and his ratings got a big bump,
at least with his base---the Silent Majority, silent no more.
"MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!" they roar.

3. Crack-up

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
and Mitch McConnell
and Lindsey Graham
and Fox News
and Rudy Giuliani
and the Republican National Committee
couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

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Walt Gelles is the author of Options: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book (Avery/Penguin Random House). His articles and political verse have been published at,, OpEdNews, and other websites.

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