Two-Party-System Implodes As Top Republicans Formally Support Democrat

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Via The Daily Bell,

The list of Republicans who support Hillary Clinton is growing — quickly  … Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past few weeks have announced that they are supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 — all because Donald Trump is simply a bridge too far for them. –Boston Globe

Trump may be a “bridge too far,” but why are Republicans voting for Hillary Clinton?

In fact, this election has revealed the truth about the US two-party system.

There is only one party: pro-war and pro-technocratic (corporatist).

The fundamental mythology of US politics is that the Democrats are socialist-oriented and Republicans believe in freedom and individual human rights.

But Hillary is corporatist, not socialist.

Meanwhile Trump, whose rhetoric sometimes adopts certain libertarian and free-market overtones, is pilloried by Republican leaders who increasingly state they will vote for Hillary.


‘‘When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump,’’ Paulson wrote. ‘‘I will not cast a write-in vote.


“I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.’’


He’s not. And below are the big names that are with Paulson — or, perhaps more accurately, with her (Clinton).


Members of Congress  Representative Richard Hanna of New York, a moderate Republican who is retiring this year, told that he will support Clinton and that Trump is unfit to lead.

Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman is quoted as  saying, ‘‘I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president.’’

Important Republicans call Trump’s stances “brutal, substantively incoherent, and authoritarian.”

Strangely, Hillary’s actions and statements provide evidence of the very authoritarianism and brutality that Trump is being accused of.

When she and her husband entered the White House, one of the very first things Hillary did was fire the staff of the travel office in order to put her own people in place.

She didn’t just fire the staff however, she also tried to get the head of the office, Director Billy Dale, put in jail for embezzlement. He was subsequently found not guilty and Hillary herself was investigated for initiating the firings and making false accusations.

Her intimidation and blackmailing of her husband’s lovers is well known by this point- and thus her campaign’s emphasis on “women’s rights” is ironic to say the least.

Her voting record and statements reveal an individual who is most comfortable with US serial wars abroad, no matter the reason (or lack of reasons).

Additional  accusations against Hillary and her husband include violence and even murder of individuals whose interests diverged from theirs.

Most notably, Hillary has been accused of orchestrating the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster.

None of this seems to register with Republicans who are “crossing over.”

The article quotes Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain, as saying, ‘‘Whatever Hillary Clinton’s faults, she’s not ignorant or hateful or a nut. She acts like an adult and understands the responsibilities of an American president. That might not be a ringing endorsement. But in 2016, the year of Trump’s s campaign, it’s more than enough.’’

The reality of the US political system is nothing like the rhetoric surrounding it. And now this is being actively and graphically illustrated.

Under both Trump and Hillary, the system has imploded. Its rhetorical pretenses have been shattered.

Conclusion: Whatever else takes place during this federal election, the disintegration of the credibility of the two-party system is perhaps the most important development of all.

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Looney's picture


The NeoCons love “Cash for Cankles”.   ;-)


VinceFostersGhost's picture




It's all about the gravy train....

froze25's picture

Notice how the RINO's are decloaking, its great. So what if lets say 1000 RINO's go with Hillary we got way more coming to our side. They are desperate and afraid and they should be. Trump 2016

El Vaquero's picture

This.  I do not support Trump, nor do I want him to be president, but he has shined some light on some issues that were taboo just a year or two ago.  Just sit back and enjoy the ride on this crazy train.  

Manthong's picture

Good F’n riddance.

The blowback will be incredible.

I think a politically pissed off Trump is just what the doctor ordered right now.

After Ryan gets booted, he might be able to get a job at Eric Cantor’s new hedge fund.. but they will have will have a fraction of the influence they once had.


Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Gotta love Trump for opening this can of worms.  Problem is that most Muricans are more concerned about the latest gossip of the Kardashian Ass Dimple than how the Globalist / Corporatist / Bureaucrats are screwing them over.  And the decline of the empire continues.

HopefulCynical's picture

The people on this list should all be headed for the woodchipper, frankly. Traitorous parasites.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) HopefulCynical Aug 4, 2016 11:19 AM

Susan Rice who pushed for war in Libya

Her father:


From 1954 to 1960, Rice was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University. From 1960 to 1962, he took leave from Cornell to work as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and he then went on to be an adviser to the Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos in 1963 and 1964.[5]

From 1964 to 1966, Rice was Deputy Director, then Acting Director, of the Treasury Department's Office of Developing Nations. From 1966 to 1970, he was U.S. Alternate Executive Director for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), the International Development Association, and the International Finance Corporation.[5]

In 1970, Rice took leave from the U.S. Treasury department to be executive director of the Mayor's Economic Development Committee for Washington, D.C.. In 1972 he left public service to assume the position of senior vice president of the National Bank of Washington.[5]

Rice was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. He was the second black member, after Andrew Brimmer, who was appointed in 1966. Rice served on the Board for seven years under Chairman Paul A. Volcker.

Bay of Pigs's picture

The Woodchipper List is long....

J S Bach's picture

This is all actual physical proof that we have had a one-party oligarchy in this country for decades.  When someone comes along who threatens their "establishment", our "representatives" are laid naked before us as to their true allegiance.  If possible, vote them all out in the next election... after all, that's all the sons-of-bitches really care about.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

How can they ignore the will of their constituents?  Say it ain't so!


GreatUncle's picture

Because their constituents lives don't matter, like all the other lives in this world that don't matter neither.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Now that facade of democracy is peel away, FORWARD SOVIET! State is supreme over individual, and elite intelligencia is rise up to control citizenry that is not know what is good for their own.

Citxmech's picture

Not surprising that it's Bush folks that are the first public party turncoats - as the RINOS were always in the same party as Clinton anyway - the MIC/Bankster party.

Max Hunter's picture

No doubt about it. Wasn't going to vote for Trump, but if they are that afraid of him, I'm voting for him.  

The Merovingian's picture

Don't stop there, bring a friend! All are welcome here unless you are an illegal immigrant or an Islamic extremist sympathizer. And, if your are the former, go get in fucking line like all the folks that did it the right way, and if you are the latter, then prepare to be profiled back to where you belong.

Trump 2016!

MalteseFalcon's picture

First of all these are not top Republicans.

All I see are bankers and neocons.

They are voting for Hitlery to keep the gravy train going and .......

.... they might just be "earning" that pardon from Obama that they might just need in case of President Trump.

glenlloyd's picture

How many years were we told to hold our noses at the Rep candidates trotted out on stage for president? I mean come on, John McCain? Blech!!!

Now, when it's a candidate that the people are demanding all the alleged 'Republicans' jump overboard and side with a cheating lying law breaking sleazebag like Hillary Clinton?

Go F yourself

Son of Loki's picture



A Democrat strategist on the radio this morning gave a persuasive argument that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race. reasons:

1) Americans love bernie lots more as shown by his support with more votes then Hillary;

2) Americans disdain Hillary Clinton and her cheater/liar husband Bill Clinton;

3) Bernie has better chances of beating Donald;

4) Americans do not want an alleged criminal in the white house.


Makes sense.

bloofer's picture

Bernie probably had a better chance than Hillary of beating any Republican candidate. In fact, he would have had a VERY good chance at beating Trump or any other Republican, if the MSM and the oligarchs came to his support to the same extent they've supported Hillary. And obviously Bernie would have made any necessary compromises during the campaign and then folded like a cheap lawn chair, once elected. He would have been another Obama. I don't think the only reason he wasn't nominated was that he suffers from anti-charisma.

Panopticon 131's picture

Bernie is just another flavor of Establishment, the far left end of the dialectic and in the pocket of the international bankers.  Ron Paul called him out for his role in derailing one of the earliest iterations of an Audit The Fed bill by watering it down until it was useless.   After the banking crisis there was enough  public support to have passed a Fed audit bill but that was not allowed.   The momentum fiizzled out.  Bernie is fine with mandatory vaccinations and other acts of state tyranny too. 

Does it matter who the puppet in chief is when all major policies are decided on another level?  Taking back our power at the grassroots level, county by county and state by state via a real consciousness shift is just about the only way to derail the runaway train to tyranny.  Gotta get busy now!

Doubleguns's picture

Not only do we have proof of that "mythical" creature the RINO we now have numerous exibits of them to peer at. 

cheech_wizard's picture

and the machines haven't even been properly greased and oiled yet.

Standard Disclaimer: Preventative maintenance - for when the time comes... 

t0mmyBerg's picture

The people on this list should all be headed for the woodchipper, frankly. Traitorous parasites.

Yes indeed.  For "crossing over" let us hope they cross on over to the other side.  Especially Paulson

cheka's picture

puppets, the lot of them

why else would they jump in front of the trump train and risk their seats/positions

their bosses are forcing them out there

jus_lite_reading's picture

The more these traitorous motherfuckers come out against Trump, the greater my conviction to vote for Trump. Love him or hate him, you must agree that he has exposed a corrupt and broken "democracy" filled with enough corruption to make Robert Mugabe look like a angel.


FUCK the media. FUCK the corrupt crony politicians. FUCK the military industrial complex! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


NO MORE WAR FOR $$$$$$$$$$ and no more $$$$$$$ for WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GO TRUMP 2016!

Semper Fi bitches.

markovchainey's picture

And then you've got the great, unwashed masses of douchebags who just treat R/D like a team sport.  No need for brains, just root for the home team. 

We're doomed.  But we have popcorn and beer.

toady's picture

Anything to maintain the status quo. Gotta get ALL that MIC money! 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

For me it is very simple. I know for a fact that Hillary, if elected, will do to the 2nd Amendment what she did to the travel office. Frankly, Johnson is nothing more than a vote stealer and the Greens are communista in flora drag. Lastly, there is the outside chance that Trump will actually do what he promises, (make America great again).

GreatUncle's picture

Well one thing for sure you lose on the others ... but you might win with Trump.

Might = the last vestige of hope ...

Barney Fife's picture

On this I can agree with you. 

What he, actually they, Sanders and Trump have done is wake some people up. Unfortunately, for others, like the dolt that responded to you, he has merely caused them to shift to different dream states. 

So don't expect hordes of "awake people". No, au contraire. Expect hordes of people with new delusions that are congruent with these new discoveries but are still palatable to their weak psyches. 

I was hoping for more. But then again, what he has also done is educate me, indirectly, on the nature of man, and how horribly wrong I have been all my life about the human condition. 

I have grossly overestimated the reasoning capacity of my fellow man, as witnessed by, well those that think that Trump is going to have any additional impact at all going forward (I will argue the opposite).  No argument in the world is going to trump (pun intended) someone who lives by solely belief and faith. Jesus, just take a look at the comments. Almost all of them are faith-based and sorely lacking in any facts. See, most people are still not awake. They just shifted their dissociative state into a simulacrum that is less incongruent with the new facts presented to them. Instead of really waking up and taking action, such as informing themselves, they absorbed the ugly truths which could not longer be ignored and imagined themselves a savior that will instantly take them away from all of this and whisk them away to safety. 

One delusion replaces another. 

Only those with moral courage will willingly want to see the truth, no matter how frightening it is. The vast majority of the rest will re-adjust their perceived "reality" to remove as much dissonance as possible while simultaneously avoiding having to face reality. In other words, they will morph from one delusion to another to accomodate information that they can no longer summarily dismiss as "nonsensical" and affirmed by other dolts bobble heading with them in agreement. 

There is good news though. A collapse that is bad enough will cull almost all of these people and then we can start anew with the defective genes naturally selected out and hopefully build a society based on reason, courage, and principles. 

And to them I say "Good riddance". 

Antifaschistische's picture

I wasn't a "tea partyier", but you could tell by the Republican war against a movement within their own darn party, that all this was really about power preservation among the collection of elites.  All the nonsense about "getting along" and all the "across the aisle" BS is really because there isn't an aisle.

Trump isn't interested in their Fraternity...and that puts him on a black list. 

jus_lite_reading's picture

Yes, I agree 100%. At first I didn't understand Trump's intentions but now it is clear-- he really IS THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE.

FUCK the war mongering Repukes and Wall Street $$$$$ embezzling jizz drinking Democrats! THEY ARE THE SAME STATUS QUO that Trump has been calling out for months now! THEY ARE ALL FASCIST FUCKERS looking to preserve their own status QUO!!!!!!!!! $$$$$

No other person has had the guts to say what Trump has. For that he has my vote.

Paul Kersey's picture

At her final coronation, Hillary has asked Elton John to sing, "The Bitch is Back".

swmnguy's picture

Hey, Froze25: You're going to need to define some terms.

What constitutes a "RINO?"  Hillary is, and has always been, what would have been considered a right-wing to moderate Establishment Republican.  Trump's a political cipher.  If the GOP leadership and Establishment hates Trump and favors candidates with different policy objectives, how are they "RINOs"?  If Clinton represents the GOP agenda better than their own nominee does, who's the RINO?

What I think we're really seeing is the disintegration of the two-party myth.  We have one party, with two competing factions.  We could call it "The Corporate Empire Party" if you like though I'm open to suggestion.

What really disappoints me is the number of people who call themselves "Progressive" who support the candidate on the record as favoring more wars and more corporate bailouts, who are also opposing to candidate who is on the record as opposing wars and corporate bailouts.

Now, I don't trust Trump at all and he's been very coy about whom he would appoint to actually run the Executive Branch.  But we know damn well that Hillary will turn everything over to the Neos, as neoconservative and neoliberal are two faces on one coin. 

sodbuster's picture

You know- maybe this is a good thing for the Repub party- get rid of all those f'ng Rinos- they aren't really conservatives anyway.

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N0TaREALmerican (not verified) sodbuster Aug 4, 2016 12:17 PM

What's the definition of "conservative"?

onewayticket2's picture

Richard Armitage:  the guy who outed valerie plame and got the bush admin in hot water - for a supports clinton.....


you dont say......................

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Regardless of what people say they're going to do, once you enter the voting booth it comes down to you, your belief system and Diebold's software.

<Guess who wins that inner struggle.>

You lose

Mustafa Kemal's picture

How do you imput images into replies may I ask?

AlaricBalth's picture

What two party system??? I thought it was just the Demorepublicans. Otherwise known as "Them". 



N0TaREALmerican's picture
N0TaREALmerican (not verified) AlaricBalth Aug 4, 2016 10:56 AM

Well, there's the two styles of bullshit the two teams create for their dumbasses to fight over, but the adults of both teams laugh about the bullshit all the way to the bank.

Supafly's picture

It's been such a joy trying to explain to my friends that they are one of the same.  Now I can save my breath. 

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N0TaREALmerican (not verified) limpinalien69 Aug 4, 2016 11:06 AM

Honestly,  it's not that difficult to purchase a politician.