Yes, the System Appears Rigged, for Hillary, Trump is Right

By Pat Buchanan

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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- “I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.

“Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media.

Trump is threatening to “delegitimize” the election results of 2016.

Well, if that is what Trump is trying to do, he has no small point. For consider what 2016 promised and what it appears about to deliver.

This longest of election cycles has rightly been called the Year of the Outsider. It was a year that saw a mighty surge of economic populism and patriotism, a year when a 74-year-old Socialist senator set primaries ablaze with mammoth crowds that dwarfed those of Hillary Clinton.

It was the year that a non-politician, Donald Trump, swept Republican primaries in an historic turnout, with his nearest rival an ostracized maverick in his own Republican caucus, Senator Ted Cruz.

More than a dozen Republican rivals, described as the strongest GOP field since 1980, were sent packing. This was the year Americans rose up to pull down the establishment in a peaceful storming of the American Bastille.

But if it ends with a Clintonite restoration and a ratification of the same old Beltway policies, would that not suggest there is something fraudulent about American democracy, something rotten in the state?

If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment's hegemony is imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity — for the preservation of their perks, privileges and power.

All the elements of that establishment — corporate, cultural, political, media — are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America:

Trump is unacceptable.

Instructions are going out to Republican leaders that either they dump Trump, or they will cease to be seen as morally fit partners in power.

It testifies to the character of Republican elites that some are seeking ways to carry out these instructions, though this would mean invalidating and aborting the democratic process that produced Trump.

But what is a repudiated establishment doing issuing orders to anyone?

Why is it not Middle America issuing the demands, rather than the other way around?

Specifically, the Republican electorate should tell its discredited and rejected ruling class: If we cannot get rid of you at the ballot box, then tell us how, peacefully and democratically, we can be rid of you?

You want Trump out? How do we get you out?

The Czechs had their Prague Spring. The Tunisians and Egyptians their Arab Spring. When do we have our American Spring?

The Brits had their “Brexit,” and declared independence of an arrogant superstate in Brussels. How do we liberate ourselves from a Beltway superstate that is more powerful and resistant to democratic change?

Our CIA, NGOs and National Endowment for Democracy all beaver away for “regime change” in faraway lands whose rulers displease us.

How do we effect “regime change” here at home?

Donald Trump's success, despite the near-universal hostility of the media, even much of the conservative media, was due in large part to the public's response to the issues he raised.

He called for sending illegal immigrants back home, for securing America's borders, for no amnesty. He called for an America First foreign policy to keep us out of wars that have done little but bleed and bankrupt us.

He called for an economic policy where the Americanism of the people replaces the globalism of the transnational elites and their K Street lobbyists and congressional water carriers.

He denounced NAFTA, and the trade deals and trade deficits with China, and called for rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

By campaign's end, he had won the argument on trade, as Hillary Clinton was agreeing on TPP and confessing to second thoughts on NAFTA.

But if TPP is revived at the insistence of the oligarchs of Wall Street, the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — backed by conscript editorial writers for newspapers that rely on ad dollars — what do elections really mean anymore?

And if, as the polls show we might, we get Clinton — and TPP, and amnesty, and endless migrations of Third World peoples who consume more tax dollars than they generate, and who will soon swamp the Republicans' coalition — what was 2016 all about?

Would this really be what a majority of Americans voted for in this most exciting of presidential races?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

The 1960s and early 1970s were a time of social revolution in America, and President Nixon, by ending the draft and ending the Vietnam war, presided over what one columnist called the “cooling of America.”

But if Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is going to a bad moon rising.

And the new protesters in the streets will not be overprivileged children from Ivy League campuses.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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I began voting in 1960 when Richard Daily was telling the people in Chicago to “vote early and often.” And that is exactly what the democrats have been doing for 56 years and they have created many new ways to steal votes over the years. The leaders of the liberal RINO party are very much aware of the fact that democrats always steal and cheat to win elections and have never done one thing to correct the ever escalating voter fraud. Why? Because we have only had one political party in Washington D.C. and that is the liberal party. The… Read more »

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Boz

Jesus is NOT running. Trump may not be Jesus, but Hillary absolutely IS the devil. A non-vote for Trump is an actual vote for Hillary. There are only two people running, it’s one or the other!

JDOG
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JDOG

I completely concur! There’s only two possibilities, you have to CHOOSE! That’s like asking, “which arm do you want me to cut off?”, Your right…or your left?

Steve
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Steve

Spot-on again Mr. Buchanan

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

When you have dead people voting and the judiciary striking down voter id laws then …. yes, the system is rigged.

Irontiger65
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Irontiger65

As opposed to you brain dead allowed to vote? Yes, the courts don’t like them Jim Crow laws. Dang it, you’ll have to play on a level playing field. Something the White Man hasn’t EVER been able to do.

don’t worry , the system will take care of you, there’s one thing to be said about conservatives-they make great cannon fodder and seem to enjoy it you sorry chumps.

Mike
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Mike

Please return to freshman English. There isn’t a coherent thought in your ramblings, not to mention your horrible sentence structure and spelling.

JDOG
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JDOG

Just curious, how did you know all about that man?

JDOG
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JDOG

I actually thought it was quite good. All of the punctuation was spot on. I didn’t see any thing to indicate was a mindless it, idiot redneck

MBH
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MBH

In this election voting is not a right it is a responsibility if we want to save our country. Hillary cannot win, we got to vote for Americas sake and our kids.

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Lowell

If Hillary wins it is inevitable that she provokes a shooting war with the gun culture. Luckily only the Army has that new M855A1 ammo so steel plates for your plate carrier will still suffice. At least until the Army is called in because the federals and their toady leos get their asses shot off. You have a choice between an evil psycho that has an even chance of pushing Russia into nuclear war and is guaranteed to start a civil war here in America, or a loud mouth New Yorker that wants to renegotiate some trade deals and lower… Read more »

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Irontiger65

Good luck with that poop for brains. Time for the feds to start using flame throwers again to turn your rebel ass into a crispy critter. I’ll be looking forward to seeing it on the big scree! Don’t’ forget, Clinton will have drone also, sitting off two miles away to blow you all to kingdom come; you and your “revolution”. More like a party of old farts playing soldier, it will be like, how do you say it, shooting ducks in a barrel. Those things are so good now they can send a stinger missile up your sorry skinny backside.… Read more »

JDOG
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You guys don’t know me. I never post, on anything, anywhere, ever. But at this point in time in life I feel that it is essential to post this.
I’ve been thinking conspiratorially; what if Trump is working for Hillary? You have to admit, Donald Trump is the consummate dealmaker, most likely, by any means necessary. That’ll make him a great politician.

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JIM STEPHENS

I HAPPEN TO LIVE IN A COUNTY THAT HAS THE #1 SWAT TEAM IN THE U.S.A.! IT’S ALSO IN THE SHERIFF’S
DEPT. & THEY HAVE AQUIRED MORE STUFF FROM THE ARMY IN SO MUCH THAT I WOULD HATE TO SEE EVEN THE ARMY COME UP AGAINST THEM!!! IF YOU THINK THAT THE LEO’S AROUND HERE ARE GOING DOWN YOU REALLY ARE A MORON!!! PS. & IF YOU THINK THAT IT’S ONLY AROUND HERE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REMEMBER HOW PEOPLE COMPLAINED ABOUT FERGUSON, MO. & THERE MILITERISTIC OUTFITS & DEPTS. MORON!!!!!

JDOG
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JDOG

I surely to God hope you are correct. Because some point in time, it’s going to come down to Go Time for a lot of people. I just hope everyone can put aside their petty differences, income together.

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HMLA-167 Warrior

We better hope that the never-Hillary voter turn out is far greater than was seen in the past two election cycles where failure to vote caused the current situation we are in. The never-Trump crowd certainly will be there casting their votes for Hillary.