Americans are sick of our quid pro quo government where the career politicians serve only their paymasters. The two parties have corrupted the election process through punitive voter I.D. laws, corrupted electronic vote tallying machines, media monopolies and billionaire financed campaigns. Will America revolt in 2016?
Revolutions start from the ground up, not the top down. The two parties discourage and defund any candidate not likely to continue the quid pro quo government but now the country is in revolt. It's time to dump the well protected, pampered party leadership and their handpicked minions.
Paul Ryan Billionaires' Bagman
Paul Ryan, the darling of the duopoly has never done anything other than serve the parties' billionaire backers. During his 17 year political career he has not sponsored any bills of consequence and yet he has become Speaker of the House. Why? What has Ryan accomplished?
Ryan's claim to fame has been his budgets that have devastated America's working families and military families. Budgets that left America with crumbling infrastructure, privatized education and a bloated a Pentagon with $8.5 trillion missing from its coffers.
Donald Trump has touched the outrage left in the wake of the quid pro quo government with his "message of putting Americans first." Having secured the nomination with his wildly popular "make America great again" campaign, Trump finds he must now fight Ryan and his masters to secure the nomination he already won.
Paul Ryan the GOP Convention Chair told CNN's Jake Tapper he is unwilling to support candidate Trump. Ryan stated Trump "inherits something " that's very special, the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp."
The arrogance demonstrated by Paul Ryan prompted Patrick Buchanan to write an article in Lew Rockwell.com called "Who Promoted Private Ryan?" Buchanan refers to Ryan's statements as millennial teen-talk spoken by our "Hamlet of the House."
Buchanan points out that Trump has not inherited anything he has won in national contests whereas Ryan has never won a statewide election let alone a national election.
On CNN Sarah Palin the former governor of Alaska and John McCain's 2008 running mate said Ryan has disrespected the will of the people. "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor." Palin was referring to the former GOP house whip Eric Cantor who lost his reelection bid in 2014 in a stunning upset.
After spending 13 years in congress as "Wall Street's Bagman" Cantor rebounded with a $1.4 signing bonus and a $2 million annual compensation package from investment bank Moelis & Co.
When further questioned by Tapper as to whether Palin would support Paul Ryan's challenger in Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen, Palin said absolutely . "I will do whatever I can for Paul Nehlen." This man is a hard-working guy, so in touch with the people," Palin said. "Paul Ryan and his ilk, their problem is they have become so disconnected by the people whom they are elected to represent."
On the Democratic side Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is running for the Senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio. Grayson, a true Democrat who fights for America's interests over the interests of the military industrial complex, is on the leadership's hit list.
The Democratic establishment is campaigning for "moderate" Congressman Patrick Murphy. Murphy, a "former" Republican is for banking deregulation, a work requirement for food stamp recipients and the Keystone XL pipeline. Murphy also wants another committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Murphy has voted with Republicans twice as often as he has voted with Democrats.