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by baldilocks

Bar­ring some­thing (sort of) unfore­seen, Hillary Clin­ton or Don­ald Trump will be the next Pres­i­dent of the United States. That one of them will be the Leader of the Free World in Jan­u­ary is merely the tail end of an ide­o­log­i­cal splin­ter­ing that has been going on since the end of Ronald Reagan’s sec­ond term.

And today, we have the Pres­i­dent Reagan’s Vice Pres­i­dent and suc­ces­sor dri­ving my point home.

For­mer Pres­i­dent George H.W. Bush is buck­ing his party’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee and plans to vote for Hillary Clin­ton in Novem­ber, accord­ing to a mem­ber of another famous polit­i­cal fam­ily, the Kennedys.

Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his dis­taste for the GOP nom­i­nee. But his pref­er­ence for the wife of his own suc­ces­sor, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, nonethe­less became known to a wider audi­ence thanks to Kath­leen Hart­ing­ton Kennedy Townsend, the for­mer Mary­land lieu­tenant gov­er­nor and daugh­ter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

The for­mer pres­i­dent has cho­sen not to com­ment on the topic – at this point – and his spokesman tells the reporter in spokeshole-​speak that it’s none of the public’s busi­ness how the elder Pres­i­dent Bush plans to cast his vote. Bull Twinkies.

Pres­i­dent GHW Bush would never have told Townsend — a Demo­c­rat, of course – what his plans are if he didn’t want that infor­ma­tion in pub­lic. The man is 92-​years-​old and he doesn’t care any­more, as if he ever did. If the report is true, call it one more stab into the heart of the old GOP.

It’s almost dead, Jim.

Update (DTG): One more thing I’d like to add to Juliette’s piece.

All this stuff hap­pens for a rea­son, this story came out at this time for three reasons

1. It was nec­es­sary to change the sub­ject from the Ter­ror attacks which hurt Hillary

2. It was nec­es­sary to get this out there so Lester Holt could ask Don­ald Trump about it before the 1st debate.

3. This is a bla­tant attempt to bait Don­ald Trump to attack Pres­i­dent Bush allow­ing the MSM to feign moral out­rage over his response and demand every GOP sen­ate can­di­date, con­gres­sional leader and spokesman to denounce Don­ald Trump for attack­ing the 92 year old ex-​president.

How obvi­ous can you get?

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

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RIP GOP

by baldilocks

Barring something (sort of) unforeseen, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. That one of them will be the Leader of the Free World in January is merely the tail end of an ideological splintering that has been going on since the end of Ronald Reagan’s second term.

And today, we have the President Reagan’s Vice President and successor driving my point home.

Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.

Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

The former president has chosen not to comment on the topic–at this point–and his spokesman tells the reporter in spokeshole-speak that it’s none of the public’s business how the elder President Bush plans to cast his vote. Bull Twinkies.

President GHW Bush would never have told Townsend—a Democrat, of course–what his plans are if he didn’t want that information in public. The man is 92-years-old and he doesn’t care anymore, as if he ever did. If the report is true, call it one more stab into the heart of the old GOP.

It’s almost dead, Jim.

Update (DTG): One more thing I’d like to add to Juliette’s piece.

All this stuff happens for a reason, this story came out at this time for three reasons

1. It was necessary to change the subject from the Terror attacks which hurt Hillary

2. It was necessary to get this out there so Lester Holt could ask Donald Trump about it before the 1st debate.

3. This is a blatant attempt to bait Donald Trump to attack President Bush allowing the MSM to feign moral outrage over his response and demand every GOP senate candidate, congressional leader and spokesman to denounce Donald Trump for attacking the 92 year old ex-president.

How obvious can you get?

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks