Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trump in Mexico, Obama Stumps for Hillary

Trump in Mexico, Obama Stumps for Hillary

by Stephen Lendman

This year’s presidential race represents duopoly governance at its worst, two aspirants vying for the nation’s highest office, both unfit to serve, voters given no choice.

The election was hacked, says Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead. “The outcome is a foregone conclusion: the police state will win and ‘we the people’ will lose” - with no say whatever on who’ll lead them or how their country will be run.

It’s all over but the postmortems. A criminal cabal of scoundrels decides things, this year apparently before voters go the polls - lot of evidence suggesting things rigged for Hillary, a deplorable situation, the worst in memory.

Trump continues what appears a futile effort to win despite long odds against him in November. He’s in Mexico today, meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

He insists he’ll build a wall along America’s border with Mexico and have its government pay for it. Nieto says “no way.”

He’s against jobs destroying NAFTA. American and Mexican establishment interests support it. How he and Nieto interface remains to be seen, Mexico’s leader earlier comparing his rhetoric to Hitler’s and Mussolini’s.

Trump’s visit precedes his Wednesday evening address on immigration, expected to indicate he’s open to softening his earlier hardline approach. His campaign manager Kellyanne Conway stopped short of specifics, saying his upcoming position was “to be determined.”

He and Nieto have low approval ratings - the lowest in two decades for a Mexican leader, the Wall Street Journal observed.

Meanwhile, Obama intends campaigning heavily for Hillary in key battleground states until November’s election - one unindicted war criminal supporting another, partners in high crimes for four years while she was at State.

He’ll try persuading independents and Republicans to support her, along with “getting (his) coalition to the polls,” according to his communications director Jen Psaki.

Joe Biden is involved, enlisting support for a candidate belonging in prison, not high office. Never before in US electoral history did two more widely reviled candidates compete to become president.

Will millions of America vote with their feet and stay home? Will they refuse to support either deplorable choice?

Will it make a difference either way? Whoever succeeds Obama, ordinary Americans lose - their interests and welfare ignored under a system serving monied interests exclusively.

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