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The American Tragedy - Conservatism Hitting Iceberg of American Voter Apathy

Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 17, 2016 at 16:41

The lead line (what's a conservative to do(?)) has a ring of lead, a klunking sound that does not resonate all that well in America politics, since 'conservative' political posturing has all but eliminated any confidence in the American political system. America has been put through the most serious of all serious matters, the loss of the ability to protect the freedoms once thought defensible by the most determined advocates of American citizenship, yet is all but a shadow now that it has been demonstrated that 'conservatism' is nothing more than a philosophical ideology that can be bought or sold just as easily on Pennsylvania Avenue as a 'meth high' on inner city streets.

The fa├žade on American political shenanigans has been ripped away by headlines of political infidelity that is as licentious as any activities found in the X-rated sectors of modern media; and conservatives are now powerless to advocate how to extricate America from this predicament because there is little left of any of the values on either side of politics to distinguish any difference. Were they any difference in 'conservative' republican politics, Trump would not be the nominee.

Advocating Pence over Trump does not salvage the current state of American politics anymore than placing the first officer of the Titanic in charge over Captain Smith. If the republican leadership had any of the gumption many 'conservative' voter thought they had, the issues of infidelity of the last eight years should have been brought to the congressional floor again and again until finally this latest 2014 election would make sense of what was being lost. 2016 does not bode well for the cause now, does it.

An analysis being proffered by many is that while Trump is as unpalatable this year as Clinton the First was back in 1992, placing a known secularist humanist feminist with visions of grandeur in the oval office will not offer America any chance of surviving the last eight years, let along surviving the enemies the former Secretary of State has lined up against America's future. After all, the condition America finds herself in is partially the former Secretary of State's fault and if Trump can reverse any of that damage, we know we would have a better chance of his making a change than the democratic nominee desire to continue more of the same.

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