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Can Hillary Trump The Donald?

Chronicles of a chronic chronicler –Earl Bousquet.

I spent much of the weekend catching-up on the Big American Race to the White House — and I still maintain that the biggest surprises are still to come.

I always held that Donald Trump would have been the Republican candidate, that Bernie Sanders would give Hillary Clinton all the run for all her money – and that Mrs Clinton may not be the best Democratic candidate against Trump.

I continue to hear, read and see that she is the preferred choice of the Democratic establishment. But, just as in the Republican case, the party establishment is not on the same side as its grassroots majority.

Trump has been able to pay his way through the primaries and beat back against all his top Republican opponents. He routed them all. They can no longer stop him so they are burning their party cards online — and threatening to support Hillary Clinton instead. But Trump is steam-rolling his way through and there can be no doubt that he will do anything more he feels he has to – anything.

In the Democratic case, Mrs Clinton needs the expected support of the Super Delegates to clinch the nomination. But there are some road blocks she is already facing – and which I had also predicted earlier.

First, I always held that the historically politically conspiratorial Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was simply sitting on the e-mail investigation to re-raise it at a time considered appropriate, just ahead of her nomination. Now they’ve done just, that with an announcement over the weekend that some 200 FBI agents are on the Clinton e-mail case — which is also its most high profile at the moment.

And then came that other Trump offensive I also expected – revival of Clinton White House philandering. Trump has promised never to go there, but changed his mind over the weekend and accused Mrs Clinton of being an enabler in the alleged extra-curricula Oval Office and Rose Garden liaisons.

As expected, Mrs Clinton has tried to brush off the FBI e-mail investigation. Asked how she felt about possibly being implicated, she flatly replied that “It will never happen!” She hasn’t responded to the effort to use the less flowery aspects of the Clinton presidential past as a trump card against her. But here too, Trump has also signalled he will not let up.

The US establishment transgresses both major parties. They are mostly against Trump and many prefer Clinton. But the polls also showed over the weekend that while Mrs Clinton may be the establishment candidate, Bernie Sanders has a better chance of defeating Trump. (One poll gave Mrs Clinton a 41% chance against Sanders with 53%)

I watched and listened to the discussions and debates in the US press and it was quite clear that the Democratic Super Delegates will have an important decision to make in the weeks ahead. Sanders is closing in on Mrs Clinton even as she is increasingly being regarded as a possible liability — especially should the FBI implicate her.

At the level of establishment politics in America, the presidential dynasties are also at play here. Trump trumped the chances of a third Bush at the White House after November. But Mrs Clinton has spent the last eight years wanting to be the next President Clinton and the first woman Commander in Chief of the US armed forces. Her dynasty clearly thinks its their turn.

But American voters have been expressing growing skepticism about Mrs Clinton, with more throwing support behind Sanders as time goes on. Many see her as still being in bed with Wall Street and the military industrial complex.

Millions of independents who support Sanders also complained of being barred by the rules from voting for him during the primaries. But they are throwing their money and support increasingly behind Sanders, who neither Establishment America nor the FBI has so far been able to sully publicly.

Against this background — and with Trump already predicting the Republican Establishment will come around rather earlier than later — the weeks and days ahead should yield a few more trump cards from The Donald.

But for all the reasons offered, I still hold that Hillary Clinton may have to do much more than she actually can to stem or reverse the growing tide of uncertainty to eventually trump Trump.


  1. Earl, Don’t forget Allen Chastanet said that we will need no Visa to enter the USA, once Trump is elected? well I just like to look at the bright side of things. lol

    Being realistic however,

    The Clinton Crime Family is a defeated army on this American landscape. I have a strong dislike for Bill Clinton a known Sexual Predator, who is presently engaged in the plundering and raping the Haitian people even as we write this. Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar, and Black Americans have been duped into believing that these criminals are somehow friends of Blacks.

    I have always made it plain, that Black people are mentally ill from worshipping that naked Caucasian they call Jesus, who they worship as their Master. This is true of the Negroes in Lucia, and even so in the USA.

    Bill Clinton would have young girs give him blow jobs in the Oval Office while his perverted wife enabled Bill by attacking the victims of Bill’s analingus acts with young girls in the Office of the President/Oval office.

    It is because of the Black Vote that Clinton is leading Sanders in the delegate count, but she will be soundly defeated by the Racist Trump, knowing how much these Caucasian Christians love White Supremacist, and Trump is a White Supremacist in all dimensions.






  2. In an interview with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders, linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky discussed how the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the protests that followed demonstrate just how little race relations in the United States have advanced since the end of the Civil War.

    “This is a very racist society,” Chomsky said, “it’s pretty shocking. What’s happened to African-Americans in the last 30 years is similar to what [Douglas Blackmon in Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II] describes happening in the late 19th Century.”

    Blackmon’s book describes what he calls the “Age of Neoslavery,” in which newly freed slaves found themselves entangled in a legal system built upon involuntary servitude — which included the selling of black men convicted of crimes like vagrancy and changing employers without receiving permission.

    “The constitutional amendments that were supposed to free African-American slaves did something for about 10 years, then there was a North-South compact that granted the former the slave-owning states the right to do whatever they wanted,” he explained. “And what they did was criminalize black life, and that created a kind of slave force. It threw mostly black males into jail, where they became a perfect labor force, much better than slaves.”

  3. “If you’re a slave owner, you have to pay for — you have to keep your ‘capital’ alive. But if the state does it for you, that’s terrific. No strikes, no disobedience, the perfect labor force. A lot of the American Industrial Revolution in the late 19th, early 20th Century was based on that. It pretty must lasted until World War II.”

    “After that,” Chomsky said, “African-Americans had about two decades in which they had a shot of entering [American] society. A black worker could get a job in an auto plant, as the unions were still functioning, and he could buy a small house and send his kid to college. But by the 1970s and 1980s it’s going back to the criminalization of black life.”

    “It’s called the drug war, and it’s a racist war. Ronald Reagan was an extreme racist — though he denied it — but the whole drug war is designed, from policing to eventual release from prison, to make it impossible for black men and, increasingly, women to be part of [American] society.”

    “In fact,” he continued, “if you look at American history, the first slaves came over in 1619, and that’s half a millennium. There have only been three or four decades in which African-Americans have had a limited degree of freedom — not entirely, but at least some.”

    “They have been re-criminalized and turned into a slave labor force — that’s prison labor,” Chomsky concluded. “This is American history. To break out of that is no small trick.”

    Watch the entire interview via GRITtv on YouTube below.


    Noam Chomsky on Syria, China, Capitalism, and Ferguson




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