Inside vs. Outside: the Presidential Finale

The incumbent verses the elite ruling class, who wins is paramount for the future.

Let me start with a few assumptions. People really want an insurgent candidate. It is the year of the insurgent, if ever there was one. Now that change order is not like a celebrity getting a little “nip and tuck”. It is a major event with major consequences.

There can be no doubt about who the elite ruling class are, the establishment has its fingers into all the incubators of freedom or the wave of movement politics, just to hedge its bets. It’s been working overtime to preserve the ruling class reign.

It was validated by people across the spectrum that they want change and prefer an insurgent candidate. So the dynamic, though appearing fluid, is one of the entrenched establishment verses the outsiders — the tar and pitchforks. The elites don’t know exactly how fed up people are csince they haven’t got the message so far. Face it, I can’t think of a lot of fans of status quo politics. It’s not like they have a cheering squad out there.

They’ve always assumed they can corral people back into the cattle chutes in the end. This time seems to be the exception to that rule. Too much has happened, too many lies, too much distrust, too much arrogance…too many lectures, too much failure and at what cost? Put that together with related factors. People don’t trust government anymore, they don’t trust Congress, they don’t trust the media, and they are not predisposed to trust politicians (putting it mildly). And they have the scars to prove their reasons for distrust.

When the election began, I wondered what the narrative would be and what the eventual election would really be about? Wonder not. Very early on, the establishment boldly tried to declare the terms, whatever we thought about it.

It is surprising that there are still a lot of big-government people out there. And they believe that magic dust sprinkled on everything under big government will solve whatever ails the country. It’s not the time or place now (if there ever is) for it but that is their view. They simply vote for more of it. The string of failures don’t seem to matter. Enter Hillary.

Notice with Leftists’ progressive world view that the 2016 campaign is only about a couple things. They talk about some plans — lip service keeping the status quo going — and then there is the vote. Guess which one they care about? The plans are pie in the sky if you can believe anything they say. But the real point and their emphasis is just on the vote and that is all that matters. Any way they get it. It’s a giant registration program(s) and then they talk about the vote, and then they talk about getting out the vote. That is their message. It’s really not about what they’ll do, or what the people want, its about the vote.

Then it is any means to their successful ends. Yet they mock the idea of rigged process or fraud in elections. That doesn’t matter to them as long as they win. Al Gore proved what happens when they don’t. Just stir the pot and get people to vote, then back to business as usual — screwing the public. So public service means served by the public for self-interest.

And people on the Left actually think they are voting for something? The DNC leaks and Hillary show what they think about that. “It’s just the vote, stupid!” To them it’s the vote, to us it’s inies vs. the outies.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.”

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Biden posits Insurgent Obama

Meanwhile, back on the ranch in Virginia

The Hill reports

Biden hits Ryan record, likens it to ‘running against an incumbent’

“Congressman Ryan and his Congressional Republicans, as one person said, have already done what Gov. Romney is promising he will do for the nation,” Biden said before a crowd of nearly 900 people at a research center in southern Virginia. “So this is one of those rare cases. It’s almost like running against an incumbent. Everybody knows what we stand for and what we want to do. We are making it as clear as we can make it.” – TheHill.com

Biden now carefully tries to assert the central theme of Obama’s campaign since the start: Run as an insurgent candidate. It has been largely ignored. Facing daunting polls and a sickly economy, plagued by a microcosm of failures and problems in his term, team Obama strategized the only chance he had to win would be running as an outsider, thus an insurgent campaign.

“We are making it as clear as we can make it.” That is a joke, right Joe?

This is ludicrous on its face. It is laughable in theory, Obama is the “incumbent”. Once again, he tries to be something he’s not. It would be akin to Obama running against himself. Still they said this was his route to success.

In April, 2011 it was described this way (4:50 in video),

We ought to NOT act like an incumbent. We ought to act like an insurgent campaign that wakes up every single day, trying to get every single vote we can. So every single day we have to go scratch and claw for those votes. — Jim Messina.

Of course, his big problem is that Romney is not the incumbent — he doesn’t have to act. The fact is Barack Obama is the incumbent as much as he tries to pretend he is not. Isn’t that like running against yourself… or running away from yourself? So does that make Obama ‘Insugent in Chief’? It is hard to argue with the “scratching and clawing” part though.

Ref: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/243581-biden-hits-ryan-record-says-race-like-running-against-an-incumbent

More like the campaign of illusions.