It has Begun: A Parade of Presidential Candidates | Eastern North Carolina Now

    It began with Senator Ted Cruz, on March 23rd, and continued with Senator Rand Paul, on April 7th, who were the first to announce their candidacy for the highest office in the Land. On Sunday, April 12th, Hillary Clinton and Senator Marco Rubio are slated to announce their candidacy. These announcements are the genesis of a rather dramatic campaign season in these most difficult times yet ahead.

    Many Americans, and curmudgeons alike, will analyze, judge and contrast the candidates, but what they, the electorate, are actually accomplishing is a collective exercise of self-examination of who we are, what direction is our path forward as a nation. That path forward will change in a political/federal government context, it is inevitable.

    In the next four years after 2016, expect the 116th Congress to reassert itself as the dominant branch of government, and expect that branch to tolerate no more copious lying from the executive branch, the accompanying opaque information shield, and the multiple scandals where laws were broken, which would have impeached any Republican president had he/she been so patently dishonest. Expect this to all end, and expect any presidential push back to be met with stiff resistance if the Republicans retain both houses. Furthermore, with the Republicans still in control, the Obama scandals investigations continue to their conclusion; no, Barack Hussein will not be thrown out of office, he will be thankfully gone, but history deserves real answers, or more patently dishonest bad actors, like Obama, will be allowed to cheapen the executive office of an America managed into a perpetual decline.
The southern facade of the White House shot from the Washington Monument in March, 2011: Above.     photo by Stan Deatherage    Click the image to expand.

    And that is what the executive branch does: It manages the nation to greater heights, a more secure footing fiscally, defensively, or it manages the electorate's expectations - greatness delayed, decline imminent. That could be what this election represents. Which America will step forward?

    What do you want in a president: A dishonest woman, still stuck in the 1990's, whose main attribute is that she is a woman, a Democrat woman ... or fresh ideas to make America solvent, less a self-identified victimized people, ready to defend its borders and it's People at home and abroad?

    The answer is here and it is clear: America in continued decline, but with a grinning woman, gloating woman, who is a professed, "No Tammy Wynette", or a fresh face, fresh concepts with bold initiatives. The first four candidates to announce offer a substantial contrast in the potential to do the right thing at the right time, and to project the American greatness that our forefathers brought to this time upon our Earth, for the aggregate good of our People and the World at large.

    The choices made by this electorate, at this critical juncture, will reflect the future, not the sum of our past: Moreover, who we will become? That certain future will not be the fault of our politicians, but the will of our People, so let's be clear about this: This is all about You.

    Think about it ... Now, "You go Girl."

In light of former Secretary of State Hillary B. Clinton admitting that she co-mingled state department business, in her private e-mails, with her personal business: Should Hillary Clinton be forced to relinquish her private server, where e-mails were stored, and, ultimately, transmitted?
3.91%   It is Hillary's e-mails, it is Hillary's private server. Leave her alone.
92.74%   Hillary lost any sense of privacy when she co-mingled the People's business with her own.
3.35%   If it is not Facebook, I don't care.
179 total vote(s)     Voting has Ended!

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( April 13th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm )
I was mistaken in my 4/12 comment about Tenet Healthcare. They paid $900 mill, not $96 mill.
Kathy Vasquez
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:59 pm )
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:27 pm )
My deepest gratitude overflowing and unchecked.
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:22 pm )
You are most welcome --- I didn't do it with not thought, brother!
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:20 pm )
Thanks for the compliment.
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:10 pm )
Great Answer, Stan --- divert the attention and put in a red flag distraction!!! I think Rush Limbaugh has a replacement -- or perhaps Sean Hannity . . .
( April 13th, 2015 @ 5:00 pm )
"Up your (my) but"? This hasn't anything to do with your celebration of gay marriage: Does it?
( April 13th, 2015 @ 4:51 pm )
You are going to do your Conservative thing AND I will be up your butt at every turn to make sure you have a little bit of logic behind your, thus far, empty assertions . . .
( April 13th, 2015 @ 10:13 am )
Thanks Gene.

And thanks for the two possibly new Liberal 'group think' (buzz) words/phrases. Bush / Cheney. Should I list them separately or as one entity
( April 13th, 2015 @ 9:52 am )
I love it when you give such answers and it clearly tells me my question was a GOTTCHA! Hang in there, buddy, we have 2 years to sort this out and there will be surprises all around before it's over.

One might well be Cheney or Bush arrested and taken to The Hague for trial over torture . . .
( April 13th, 2015 @ 9:47 am )
Well then, what ever makes the World happy. the whole World, all the time.

Great foreign policy Gene. Reminds me of Barack Hussein.
( April 13th, 2015 @ 9:43 am )
The WORLD IS HUNG UP on our torture and our Imperialist designs, Stan --- you are trying to ignore a serious issues of Conservatives all the way from Reagan = they DO NOT do what they promise and end up CONSERVING NOTHING . . .
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