By: J. D. Longstreet
I have debated whether or not to write this piece and my lesser angels won out!
I think we have been had. I think we were set up. I think we have just had the "October Surprise"... a few days early... whilst it was yet September.
OK. I KNOW. I know. This is going to sound as if it came from the fertile mind of a conspiracy theorist... and Lord knows, I do not wish to be equated with them. But, hey, aren't we all conspiracy theorists to one degree or another? See? Told you so!
Anyway. Something just smells to high heaven about this "financial markets mess" in which we currently find ourselves. I mean something smells... besides the hideous mess itself. Look. We have known this bust was coming. It had to. But, what bothers me is... why did it come just now? Not being a financial wizard, (Of course, from the looks of things, there are very few of those around these days, anyway!) I know next to nothing about how the financial markets work. But... I DO know something about the way the insidious political mind works... and what we have all seen, and been a part of the past few days, just reeks of political setup.
Why, when Obama was falling behind in the polls all across the country, did this "financial bust" suddenly explode upon the scene? I have to tell you, there's something about the timing. Yes, the timing of this whole thing troubles me deeply. And then there was the attempted setup of the Republicans by the Democrats in the House of Representatives. I am convinced the "bailout bill" was set up to go down to defeat by the House Dems. I am convinced the Dem's WANTED the Republicans to kill it so they could then blame the Republicans for the defeat and the mess the financial markets are in. It backfired... to some degree.
Problem is, at least for the Democrats, the American people did NOT want this "bailout bill" to pass into law. The Republicans , by standing firm and voting against it, plus those 40 or so democrats who voted against it, DID abide by the will of the people they represent. The bill went down to defeat.
OK. So where is the Apocalypse? Tuesday morning the markets opened, on an upward surge, and... even though many waited for the crash to come... it didn't. See... we've been told time and again if this bill did not pass there would be horrible, horrible,
consequences. We were told that this bailout must be done immediately (or sooner) or dire, dire, truly awful, things would happen to the economy and, well, just about everything conceivable BAD would occur. Well, the bill died and we're still functioning, and functioning well, as a country.
I have to tell you, dear reader, this whole imbroglio, headed up by the Dem's, resembles what it was... the efforts of a bunch of amateurs at work. Truly, the Dem's are in over their heads... again. The Dem's "took a dive". The Dems "threw the fight". And we all watched. And you know what? It doesn't matter. They don't care that you caught them with their hands in the cookie jar. They are that arrogant! They just don't care.
Now, here's the thing: In my opinion, the Dems just stole the election and they know it. Why would I say such a thing? Look, those of us who pay attention to such things saw the machinations of the Dem's playing out right before our eyes, and recognised it for what it was. But, ask yourself, how many people were/are paying attention? How many voters will even know, or care, about what the Dems did, and tried to do, in the Congress this week? How many voters will just gobble up the news, fed to them by a left-biased media, and continue to blame the Repubs for the mess and vote against them next month? See? If you are honest with yourselves, you will have to admit the GOP has been suckered and the Dem's landed a "below the belt blow" that has, I believe, taken the Republican Party out of contention for the White House this election cycle.
If I am correct, and I think I am, McCain has lost the election. It's over. And what is worse... the voters will have just opted for socialism rather than capitalism in America.
J. D. Longstreet