I really don’t care what the pundits say. I watch them, I listen to them, I hear them, but I don’t care what they have to say because over the years, I’ve learned that they’re no more right than I am clear out here in the desert when it comes to politics. Oh, they’re closer to the action than I am. They’re probably a lot better read on the issues than I am. But they’re not any more right. In fact, a lot of cases, they’re dead-ass wrong.
So, it’s with that notion in mind that I give you the actual keys to victory for both sides in the Iowa Caucuses tonight, and I’ll clue you in; Bernie Sanders has hit the nail on the head.
This election cycle is all about the angry white American male. And there are a lot of them, and they are pissed. The one thing I’ve learned about anything to do with government is that you can usually get by without much fanfare until you piss off a large group of people. I see it out here in the desert. I sit on this Board of Directors, and we have two meetings that the public can attend every month. At our January meeting there were 22 people at it (out of a population of about 40,000). It took less than an hour. Three or four people spoke, made some nice comments, and that was it. But when there is an issue that has them riled up? We’ll get hundreds of people and the meeting will go on for hours. The same is true whether you’re dealing with a small Board of Directors meeting or the presidency. That said I know the pundits are all saying this isn’t going to be a huge turnout, and I think they’re dead wrong. It will be massive.
You wonder why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are leading in Iowa? You wonder why two people that probably shouldn’t have any more political power than a dog-catcher could very well square off for the most powerfully elected position in the world? It’s because they both have tapped into that rage. They both are telling people it’s ok to be angry with the fact that Washington has taken off without them, and it’s time to change things. They both are attacking it from clearly different solutions, but they’re both mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore.
You wonder why Hillary Clinton and Jeb! Bush are tanking? It’s because they represent the old guard. They’re the people that put us in this position in the first place; lying, smug, self-serving, getting rich off the backs of those that elected them. That is why neither of them will win. And that is why either Trump or Sanders will. And that is also why there will be a rather large turnout tonight, and Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will take their first step to the nomination tonight. Mark my words… and you didn’t have to sit through a panel of “experts” to hear it!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!