2016: The Question And Answer


Sarah Palin speaks at get-out-the-vote rally in Anaheim, California

In a recent piece for American Thinker, author Michael Sheppard asked: “Bush/Palin 2016: the GOP’s Only Chance?” Now, Sheppard is a bright fellow; and I’m sure he’ll find a way to endure the slings and arrows of my outrageous critique when I say: Not just “no,” but hell no. And my response to Sheppard’s question is particularly negative, especially considering the Bush to whom he’s referring is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

While President George W. Bush (whose approval ratings are now better than those boasted by President Barack Obama) might compare as favorably with Obama as a bacon cheeseburger does with one of those faux-meat patties vegans pretend to enjoy, there’s no question that he was a far sight from Presidential prime rib. Under Bush, we endured No Child Left Behind, “too big to fail,” the Iraq war and a host of other enormously expensive programs that served to expand the Federal waistline like the buffet at Paula Deen’s restaurants. Given Obama’s ongoing demonstration of even more grotesque governmental gluttony, I feel quite comfortable saying a return to Bush would be better than a continuation of Obama — but not by much. I suspect I can make no such statement in reference to his younger brother.

Thus, let’s call the potential candidacy of Jeb Bush what it is: a giant leap backward. It’s not just that he represents the nanny-state expansions of the past couple of decades, which have created few worthwhile benefits while exacting a heavy toll of side effects. As a Nation, we are more divided by race, class and pure partisanship than we ever have been before. As they have demonstrated innumerable times, the Democrats are not disturbed by such societal fault lines. In fact, they revel in them, encourage them and exploit them whenever possible. Thus, it falls to the Republicans to rectify the statist excesses of the past few years. That suggests — nay, requires — an abandonment of the mistakes of the past. At the very least, it’s hard to rally behind a guy who can’t even earn the endorsement of his own mother.

In 2008, the GOP offered a candidate whose moderate stances would presumably boost his electability. Within weeks, conservative disappointment in Senator John McCain had grown loud enough to instill panic in the Republican ranks. Without acknowledging the fact that they were repudiating their own strategy, they welded the much more conservative Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, to the Arizona Senator.

But it wasn’t enough. Palin spent most of the 2008 election battling a Democratic Party that relates to independent women with all the warmth and gender-sensitivity of the Taliban. Any cache Palin might have delivered to the ticket was negated by the constant stream of anti-woman invective the left deployed against her and failed to compensate for the weakness of her would-be boss.

As much as I might recognize Palin’s potential positives as a member of a party’s Presidential ticket, I can’t help but notice the dreadfully shallow learning curve necessary to intentionally repeat the 2008 defeat. Jeb Bush is certainly not a bad person; but he’s struck from the same mold that produced not only McCain/Palin 2008, but Romney/Ryan 2012. The latter pair came up short against a scandal-plagued, grossly incompetent Obama Administration that has propped itself up with lapdog media and a quasi-official war on the Bill of Rights.

If the Republicans choose to proffer yet another candidate based on some misguided concept of electability, then they deserve to lose. Likewise, should they try to mitigate their candidate’s massive shortcomings with a transparent stunt like attaching a more conservative running mate to their man’s side, then they deserve to lose big.

And if that doesn’t convince them to choose the political path less taken, then perhaps this will: Clinton/Obama 2016. That’s: Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama 2016.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Barbara Johnson

    No more Bushes. We already had 2 of them. The Presidency is not an inherited royalty position!

    • Kenneth Terry DeFee

      I agree…the Bushes are elitist. Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul … these are the people we need to bring America back!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        What is YOUR personal definition of an “elitist”? The words elite and elitist are thrown around to mean anyone in power who we don’t like but is that what everyone means.
        Let’s all of us Conservatives and Libertarians start a running list of what we believe are the traits of “elite” and “elitist”.

        • frederik_h

          Jeez, it’s as if you “conservatives” and libertarians are the sole tribe inhabiting this sorry country. The Progressives are here and here to stay. Get used to it or otherwise hop over to Timbuktu asap. Hilary and Michelle and nobody else!!!

          • IsThisAmerica

            Why don’t you high tail it out of the country and go live in China? Or better yet go to Muzzie land. Our country is not sorry unlike you. If you don’t like it, then leave it. You won’t be missed. Hillary needs to be in prison and Mooch needs to move to Africa with her husband.

    • Vigilant

      Nor a dictatorship, as the progressives believe.

    • WTS/JAY

      Actually, it is! And you’ll get more of the Bushes and the Obamas whether you like it or not, if we don’t start drawing water from a different well! For if you haven’t noticed yet, there’s no difference between the two parties …?

  • village idiot

    Hobsons choice? Where to now? Further on to oblivion – it may be better to have no president at all!

  • $38568276

    Only Rand Paul is fit to be president, but GOP will never allow him to get nomination!!

    • Don in Ohio

      I agree!

  • Average_Joe56

    Charlie Sheen / Lindsay Lohan 2016!

    Coke and Hookers for Everyone!


    All joking aside, I have my eye on Ted Cruz , Justin Amish and Rand Paul as possible choices…A lot can happen over the next year. I’ll be watching all three closely, as well as whoever the Libertarian Party puts up.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz/Trey Gowdy 2016, these are 2 strong willed, no BS types, that we need to have to bring our country back on the right track.

    • Warrior

      Gowdy for majority leader!

  • Doctor_M7

    The answer for 2016 is two from the following —
    * * * * * Rick Perry
    * * * * Rand Paul
    * * * * Ted Cruz

    My personal choice is Rick Perry, with either Rand Paul or Ted Cruz as vice.

    I would have included Morco Rubio, but I believe his participation in the amnesty bill will make him unbearable to conservatives. He is young though, and maybe a successful term in a cabinet post would redeem him.

    Sarah Palin quit as governor, and I think that hangs like a millstone around her neck. She also might be redeemed with a succeful term in a cabinet secretary though, maybe State.

    Jeb Bush is a non-starter — too linked to W’s misguided “compassionate conservatism.”

    I don’t see anyone else standing tall.

    • nc

      Doctor m7, Rick Perry has a problem! Women vote outside the state of Texas which Dems. lose any way!!!! In fact, any Republican candidate who will not promise women some “wiggle room” with their own bodies will be in trouble! Since Roe V Wade was a Republican gift that may be the place to start!
      Problem number two! He can’t get that by the Tea Party and out of the Convention.

      • Vis Fac

        I don’t know why people are constantly missing the fact that no one is imposing on a woman’s right to her body. Everyone seems to miss the point that conservative viewpoint mandate that abortions should not be paid for using PUBLIC FUNDS i.e. taxpayers money. NOT to dis allow abortions that is until a certain point has been reached

        I see things this way, the public was not responsible for a woman to become pregnant, therefore the people responsible should bear the cost. A simple analogy rings true If you cannot put up the ante you shouldn’t play.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          Because abortion is an Emotion driven hot button. I agree with your premise.
          The pro life groups should have used that slogan that we are not paying for your abortion. He who dances should pay the piper.

      • Jacobite2

        If the woman wants to kill her own body (or get tattoos or piercings), I guess nobody can really stop her. She doesn’t have the right to kill somebody else’s body (and her own kid at that).

  • dan

    ho-hum…not interested


    • Nadzieja Batki

      So you would like to play the political/social game called “our witches are better than your witches”.

      • dan

        lol’s ….well , that’s CLOSE


    Anyone who would even consider having another Bush as president is an idiot, and you know what an idiot is. The previous Bushes are greatly responsible for the mess we are in now, and the country will not survive another progressive Bush. Elect another Bush and kiss your freedom and country goodbye.

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    Again this is all a nice pipe dream, BUT ~ You still can’t fix a flat tire with a new motor.

    The first thing that needs to be fixed is the bring forth the ORIGINAL 13Th Amendment then 1871 District of Columbia act, if these not repaired then forget it.
    It will just be the same old wreck with a new poster child.

    You all must be honest with yourself, as well this nation needs to open their eyes and stop trashing talking GOD, as in get back to a MORAL HIGH ground, if not again its all for not.

    Sadly, I fear its way to late now, due to that factor alone the ship is going down and the “ONE PARTY Despot SYSTEM” we have is the very cause.

    Sadly 90% of Americans still don’t get it, as its just more of the same old MY Party is better than you party game, when there is no difference.

    Really if any of these people noted were really worth a dam penny, they would tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Yet not a one has other than Alan West who spoke out and told all American people that we have a “De Facto form of Government” that is really a Corporation known as the United States as well that it had and has nothing to do with the American people.

    And did Mr. West get reelected? The answer is quite clear.

    Thus its over. Don’t like the message, that’s to dam bad it is what it is – so what will you do to fix it?

    Peace and Love

    • Deerinwater

      “You all must be honest with yourself, as well this nation needs to open their eyes and stop trashing talking GOD, as in get back to a MORAL HIGH ground,”

      Well? ~ that would require morals! The demand is large while the supply seems rather small.

      Exodus 20:16

      Trash talking anyone is unacceptable. It’s not God that requires defending Time. I feel rather certain God is more then capable of defending it’s self.

      And you are correct ! ~to be honest with one’s self ~ is the door that opens to a wide path ~ while narrow is the way. It is self honesty that opens this door. It is self honesty that guides our foot steps as the righteous man walks by faith and not by sight.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        What esoteric nonsense are you babbling, Deerinwater?

        • WTS/JAY

          I don’t think he has the slightest…!

    • Warrior

      As is the case in all “country clubs”, there are always ways to get rid of “unwelcome” members. Cruz/West. That’s the ticket!

  • Deerinwater

    This Sheppard guy doesn’t sound very bright to me if he sees Bush/Palin as “Hopeful Contenders” ~

    McCain’s two biggest problems were Karl Rove’s help and his VP choice. Without these two’s “help” , McCain could be our president today.

    It was McCain’s to loose and he did! with the choices and decisions that he made. Only in his final weeks of stumping, when he realized Palin needed to be “boxed” and Karl Rove was busy elsewhere ~ did the Political Tiger in McCain show itself. ~ His last two weeks was his best. ~ but too late.

    Chris Christie is presently the GOP’s more able contender to win a general election today. With a solid conservative VP choice ~ (not a fake Palin type) the GOP could win the next General. ~ Chris does not make huge political blunders in an effort to “pander” ~ while it seems that it is this very thing that the GOP is looking for in a candidate they elect to support. ~

    ~ Chris is his own man ~ and will be rejected for it, just as Ron Paul was.

    So besides just wring their hands and drive the “Clown Car” , I don’t know what the GOP is going to do. ~ but I’d like to see them back in the game and a constructive part of the political process.

    • Vigilant

      “With a solid conservative VP choice ~ (not a fake Palin type)…”

      Kindly advise us on Ms. Palin’s departure from Conservative principles, Deer. We’d really like to know.

      • Deerinwater

        Vigilant ~ need I really? ~ Palin only talks it ~ she don’t walk it.

        Look at where she is at and what she is doing and has done.

        Everybody that lives on a Frontier can call themselves “conservatives” . She presided over a state bigger and richer then Texas with a population smaller then the population of Austin.

        Just how demanding for a conservative could that be?

        To suggest that she brought big oil to heal to her bidding ~ is a joke. ~ Big Oil found it in their best interest to make Palin look good or left to deal with another more able statesman. ~ And that is how Palin got her first war bonnet feather.

        Ms. Palin enjoys looking good. ~ just ask McCain. Give her an opportunity to “look good” irregardless of who it hurts or who or what is compromised and she will be all over it.

        She is an empty suit ! ~ she always has been. ~ and most likely always will be.

        A nice lady ~but still, an empty suit. Please explain how you see it differently ~ beyond Palin just providing conservative lip service in nice cloths that she wears well.

        • Ringgo1

          “Irregardless”? Just what does that mean? “Regardless” means “without regard”. Think!

          • Deerinwater

            with-out regard ~ Is what I said, Without regard is what I intended to say. ~ and thank you for clearing that up.

        • Don 2


          Amazing, you said absolutely nothing to respond to Vigilant’s question to you.

          • JeffH

            Don2, in DeerBob’s case just the mention of Palin’s name triggers his unfounded responses(opinions)…or, ya just can’t fix stupid!

          • Don 2

            A to have to laugh when Deer-In-The-Headlights pretends like he came back with some kind of fabulous response, and all it amounts to is eight paragraphs of yada, yada, yada, and he says nothing of substance to bolster his position. A typical lib. When it comes to substance, they have none!

          • Deerinwater

            I’m a conservative ~ and you are lost in a maze of bull$hit Don 2 .. ~ You are only unhappy and looking for someone to blame besides yourself. ~ which accounts for 29% of dysfunctional Americans ~ that find a turd in their pants and are looking for someone to blame it on.

            It’s well inside the norms of probability ~ some people are born victims ~ needing a reason to fail. Your reason is me!

            Buy you what you are worth and sell you for what you believe you are worth and I’d be a millionaire.

          • Don 2

            Your resorting to Alinsky’s fifth rule (ridicule is man’s most potent weapon), is so basic, I cannot stop laughing!

          • Deerinwater

            Need I really ~ rub your nose in her “lacking” ~ to make you see the light? ~ I am attempting to walk the high road here.

            Palin is not a Statesman ~ but a soccer mom with lipstick ~ exactly a she explained herself. ~~Determined , “my light will shine” It’s all about “My child’ and screw yours!

            You think ~ that ~ that is enough to offer quality leadership for world affairs? ~ while 53 souls went to their maker just yesterday believing they were just in their cause to protest and display their conviction?

            Palin is clumsy ~much more clumsy there 43. ~ 90 million souls of collation forces has been spent ~ in persuading 43’s war on terror to date and still the count increases by the day. That’ is just a count of military forces. Civilian causalities are at least one quarter that number.

            I ask you ~~~ do you feel the lose of 90 million people and their families? ~~~ do you ~~really?

            forgive me ~ but I don’t believe for one second that you do.

            Don’t get me wrong ~ I don’t have a problem with people dying. ~ but needlessly ~ yes I do. ~ I have great concerns about needless death and suffering of any people. Even my enemies. For a life ~ should not be wasted.

            To focus on the unborn and not offer the same concern for the “born” is a flocked up way of looking at the world. Or is that just too “liberal” to consider?

          • WTS/JAY

            What’s the matter Deer, you hate white-women?

          • Vigilant

            “You think ~ that ~ that is enough to offer quality leadership for world affairs? ~ while 53 souls went to their maker just yesterday believing they were just in their cause to protest and display their conviction?”

            (1) You must be talking about Obama, who had less government experience than Palin BY A LONG SHOT.

            (2) Are you blaming Palin or Bush for that loss of souls? You said “yesterday.” Uh, Obama’s been in office for over four years now. Is there something going on in a parallel universe that we are not aware of?

          • Don 2

            Bottom line, Sarah Palin is not responsible for a single military or civilian death of which you speak. She is a private citizen, without authority to direct American military forces.

            On the other hand, Obama does not get the same pass. We’ve seen five years of obvious ‘lack of quality leadership’ from the current so-called ‘statesman’ and his super clumsy sidekick, Plugs Biteme.

          • JeffH

            DeerBob, give it up while you still have some skin on your nose. You’ve been ranting and raving the same old story against Palin for several years now…desperatly attempting to “justify” your hate for her, thus reducing what little bit of credibility you may have had to near zero.

            You can paint it any way you like, but a dead horse is still a dead horse and nobody but yourself is buying into your dead horse theory.

            What is not so amazing is how quickly you take the bait and run with it each time Palin’s name is mentioned. That is an undeniable fact!

            Give it up you Palin hater…you’re so far behind in this race that your tail is tickling your nose.

          • Deerinwater

            She’s an empty head ~ and for you to prove otherwise. By all means ~~ please TRY!!!!

          • JeffH

            LMAO! To you DeerBob, the mere mention of Palin is like you looking in the mirror…and seeing an ugly empty head.

            You’ve yet to prove otherwise~~but by all means ~~ please TRY!!!!

            Yep~~~~~~~stupid is forever!

          • JeffH

            Here’s the beef!

            Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments – Energy Independence, Development, Environmental Stewardship, Fiscal Responsibility, 10th Amendment Advocacy/Promotion of State Constitution, Sanctity and Dignity of All Life, Transparency and Anti-Corruption.

        • WTS/JAY

          Hey Deer, you hate Palin because she’s white, don’t you? You filthy racist, you! LOL!!!

          • Deerinwater

            oh! give me a break Jay ! ` i like her!!!!!!!
            She’s hot !!!!!!!! ~

            But you need to get beyond ~ what you wish ~ and what will more then likely happen. ~ few give a $hit about your “hopes”

            Quite being so GD subjective! ~~

          • Deerinwater

            White??????? what does that to do with anything???? ~ I’m rather parcel to white actually. ~ it brings out my “Irish” and other “earth tones”. Fat blue and green eyes babies pleases me GREATLY!!!! ~~~~~~While Like a noble Frenchman,, I enjoy contrast ~~ but stop at Greek.

            It’s not about the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog my friend.

            I will never conceded to pigment…or use it as some qualifier.

  • village idiot

    The Americans have not learnt anything during the past 5 years. They are still in love with the Clintons and the Obamas. Hence the question has nothing to with the Republicans choices – there are no candidates there who offer the same adoration as Hillary and Michelle. It was a given that Hllary would be next but the suggestion of Michelle in the campaign severely alters the situation immensely. My guess is that Michelle will take the reins by way of a seriously funded campaign ( Hollywood Style ), Hillary will capitulate again in favour of Michelle and euphoria will take over again as the sheep drool and drivel in adoration. If anyone thinks that Obama overspent, just watch this chick – she will make him look like a father buying his kids a soda and ice at a Kentucky farm stall! Looking for hope where there is none? Is that what we are faced with? Maybe all we will end up with is some very small change, maybe a dime or so.
    Their best shot would probably be some Hollywood icon. Has Arnie retired?

    • Deerinwater

      To justify your defeat ~ with other’s “Love” ~ don’t ring clear to my ears Time.

      You want to give it another honest Christian try to explain your defeat?

      Mitten’s said that he lost the presidential election ~ because he wasn’t promising voters “giveaways” ~ while we have him on tape offering rich investors “giveaways” ~ So if you wish to believe Willard’s story as being correct ~ he just offered the wrong people giveaways.

      A little honesty ~ would be nice at this point.

    • laura merrone

      We’re not in love with the Clintons and Obamas. Its just that the main stream media never shows any of their flaws and portray them as movie stars so many people vote for them automatically without getting informed first. The mainstream media adores them. Obama won by a very thin margin in the last election.

    • Vigilant

      Arnie’s not a natural born US citizen. He could not run.

      • securityman

        obummer is not a natural born citizen either and look where he is.

        • Vigilant

          Obama’s citizenship is controversial. Concerning Arnold’s citizenship, there is no doubt whatsoever.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Since there is already a precedent set in place by O, the Dems/Progs/Leftist/Repubs can say they can do it again since it was done before, besides the opposition would be outnumbered at the ballot box.

          • Vigilant

            Sorry Nadzieja, neither Arnold Schwartzenegger, nor anyone else in the running, would EVER use the pretext of “Obama did it, so I can.” It’s a silly comment.

            You consider it a precedent, the courts don’t. Moreover, an unconstitutional precedent is no legal precedent at all. It’s null and void.

          • JeffH

            Obama’s citizenship is controversial only because the judicial system has become a political court system.

            Obama is not, nor has he ever been, a “natural born citizen”…the courts have refused to hear the multitude of legitimate cases presented to them, some with legal standing and refused some of the frivolous with charges based on his birth certificate.

            As for Arnie…he’s a Rothschilds “New World Order” guy as evidenced by his and his NetJets Inc.(ala Berkshire Hathaway) buddy Warren Buffet’s meeting with the Rothschilds banking cabal in Buckinghamshire back in 2004.

    • Karolyn

      You people have got to be nuts thinking that Michelle Obama would ever run for office!

      • WTS/JAY

        Why, what have you got against Michelle?

        • Karolyn

          I have nothing against her. Because I don’t think she’d ever run means I have something against her?

          • WTS/JAY

            I’m just messing with ya, K…(-:

  • Don in Ohio

    Qoute: “Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama 2016”
    Pleeeese, don’t even JOKE about this, I’m puking already.

    • Don 2

      Who let the dogs out? Woof – Woof

  • Gladys Waggerby

    I hope Ameriica is not stupid enough to vote for Hillary or Michelle Obama.
    Second: I hope Bush is smart enough to not chose Palin as a running mate.
    Third: I hope we are not stupid enough to vote for Palin, Hillary, or Michelle Obama at any time. Any one of those 3 would be a disaster. None of them can be trusted, with our country. All need to get out of politics, and go sell peanuts.

    • Justsomeguy151

      Thumbed you down cuz yr gullible to believe in yet ANOTHER Bush criminal.

  • Doc Sarvis

    Ted Cruz – born in Canada. Stuck by your own hook.

  • red neck

    If anyone thinks that this country will EVER have a republican “president” again, I have some property on the moon to sell you!
    Problem is this country is full of “free” loaders and deadbeats! that will from hence forth always vote for the democratic party no matter how bad things are!

    • WTS/JAY

      Actually, we have a republican currently in the White-House. Just look at his policies and note they are very similar to the former’s policies. But seriously, don’t let labels turn you into a sucker…what we have and will continue having in the White-house is neither Repub nor Dem, but some “fascist” form of leadership, if you will. The Dem and Repub days are loooooong gone!!!!

      • Bill

        You are right Jay,

        We are a fascist nation right now. Our governments only loyalty is to who pays them and they will only act in the interests of the special corporations that pay them and their unions that control their cancerous public sectors.
        The days of being represented are over. We are at the end of an empire and it is time to start protecting yourself against what is coming down

        • Jacobite2

          Why doesn’t anyone understand what Fascism was, or what it would be today? I know, but Americans can’t handle the truth, as has been proven in election after election since 1964.

    • Ted Crawford

      I’m very concerned that you might just be correct! The ‘Net’ job gains from the first of 2013 to date numbers 687,000 more jobs created than lost, however this is how they breakdown; 557,000 Part-Time jobs, sans benifits and with reduced wages, compared to 130,000 Full-Time jobs!
      Currently there are 101 Million dependent on SNAP and other Government aid, compared with 97 Million who are Employed!
      ” Democracy cannot exist as a permenant form of Government. It can only exist untill the Voters discover they can vote themselves Largesse from the Public Treasury. From that moment on the majority will always vote for the Candidates promising the most benifits from the Public Treasury, with the results that a Democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy and is always followed by a Dictatorship” ! Alexander Fraser Tytler 1787

      • red neck


        That’s exactly it….. And now we will have a flood gate of illegals 15+ million that will be granted amnesty for a democratic vote.

        Add them to the amount of people that refuse to find work for whatever reason, and I suspect that they refuse due to entitlements and look what America has become…. The dictatorship has already begun under the obama administration and the media remains hush-hush probably for two reasons. 1st the media is in love with obama and or they are being threatened.

        And when obama-care kicks in you can kiss your freedom goodbye forever!

    • Bill

      I think you are right on the money, Red Neck
      This country now caters to free loaders and non producers that want to live in the back of the producers. They have become a strong voting base as well as the illegals who have also become a strong voting base. Anyone who thinks the illegals did not vote in the last election, is just plain stupid
      And then you have conservatives like Rick Perry, that wants to tackle the abortion issue, piss off the women voters and assure the win by Hillary
      Our only hope of ever winning again against the socialists to have a rebel like Jesse Ventura that is so charismatic that people would listen to him.
      Romney would have been better than Obama but he was portrayed as a Milton Milktoast that wanted to take away your freebies
      What a revolting development this has turned out to be

      • Justsomeguy151

        Stop calling Rick Perry a conservative and call him what he is, a neo con. And Robmey is just as much a criminal as Obumma, he just didn’t steal the election as well as Obumma.

  • red neck

    From reading all of the comments here I have came to a conclusion!
    All of you are DREAMING!… The reality is there is no choice for a “president” in 2016…. You will be spoon fed just like you were in 08′ and 12’….

    • Nomad

      No difference either. They all play the same game, same end, different mask. Elephant, donkey, or lib. All the same.

  • Robbie

    How about Donald Trump and the Pizza guy as his running mate? Or why not Rick Perry and Bozzo the Clown? I’ve noticed Jay Leno’s scripts have been getting a bit weak of late. Either of the above tickets could help Leno’s ratings a lot.

    • Don 2

      Actually, Jay Leno’s monologue has gotten much better:

      “I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don’t want to get audited by the IRS.”

      On NSA surveillance: “We wanted a president who listens to all Americans – now we have one.”

      On a new IRS commissioner: “He’s called ‘acting commissioner’ because he has to act like the scandal doesn’t involve the White House.”

      On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: “If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.”

      Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: “Remember in the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?”

      On Obama saying he didn’t know about the IRS scandal: “He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS.”

      “The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject.”

      “It’s casual Friday, which means at the White House, they’re casually going through everybody’s phone calls and records.”

      “It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth.”

      “FOX News has changed it’s slogan from ‘Fair & Balanced’ to ‘See, I told you so.'”

      “The White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. People in Kenya are saying he’s 100% American, that’s how bad it’s gotten.”

      On Obama’s commencement address: “He told the young graduates they’re future is bright, unless of course, they want jobs.”

      On a Chicago man who set a record riding a ferris wheel: “The only way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi.”

      On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: “They took ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ out of the pentagon and moved it into the White House.”

      • ChuckS123

        Jay also referred to illegal immigrants as undocumented democrats.

        • WTS/JAY

          That’s probably the best one!

  • Splinter Cell

    American voters gave the presidency to the Democrats thanks to Bush’s out-of-control 8 yrs. Enough of the Bushes!

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      He was a heck of a lot better than the current pretender in office. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
      “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
      Benjamin Franklin
      Founding father
      Devout Christian

      • Justsomeguy151

        Wake up. Bush jr = Obumma. NOTHING ha changed since the Kenyan took over. NOTHING. BOTH parties have betrayed We the People and people like you need to wake up to the fraud.

  • manuel

    We are still a long way from the 2016 election, but I cannot think of a single Republican “front runner” who could beat Hillary Clinton. As you say, the GOP seems to be stuck on stupid.

    • Justsomeguy151

      Rand Paul and Ted Cruz just flushed something with more credibility and integrity than sHrillary.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    You also thought of that, that the possible 2016 Democrat presidential ballot may hold the name of Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama. I doubt those two witches would get along. They would make some strange bedfellows.

    • Dave the Retired Marine MSgt

      Look who they are now sleeping with, or have slept with in the past; talk about strange bedfellows! Oh, by the way, witches everywhere are getting really, righteously, mad for being compared to those two.


  • Animal Liberation Now

    ..”might compare as favorably with Obama as a bacon cheeseburger does with one of those faux-meat patties vegans pretend to enjoy”,… writing like an immature, ignorant adolescent by insulting vegans will not win over many vegans to the Libertarian party if they were to read your fallacious remark!

    My entire family and extended family, as well as most of our friends are all vegan AND Libertarian!

    Irreverent, sarcastic comments about vegans are counterproductive to the Libertarian cause!

    Because you find chewing on a decomposing cadaver enjoyable (as much as a pig enjoys eating feces) don’t project YOUR attitude onto us!

    I would not eat meat if someone put a gun to my head! I do not consider it food! I would not eat it anymore then I would eat a pile of feces, nor would any of my family members or friends!

    All my children are in their thirties and have children. None of them have ever eaten meat. They all love veggie burgers and think they are delicious! They find chewing on cadavers as repulsive as eating feces, and as appealing as the thought of animals eating road-kill!

    I have been vegetarian since age 6 when my parents could no longer force me to eat meat! I found meat repulsive and disgusting!!! The smell alone made me vomit! Not one person in my family “pretends” to enjoy eating cleaner, healthier and more delicious “faux-meat patties”/veggie burgers-THEY LOVE THEM! They too find the awful stench of rotting, burning flesh absolutely disgusting!

    There are other ways of thinking and different lifestyles other than yours’! Isn’t that what Libertarians are all about- Individuality AND RESPECT? I could not imagine Thomas Jefferson uttering a snarky, ignorant, fallacious statement like that!

    • Ibn Insha

      My God! So sensitive? Disrespecting vegans is an issue for you when country is burning and there is no sign of real leadership in sight, now or in the future?

    • Karolyn

      I agree. Ben is a child; however, methinks thou dost take thyself too seriously.

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      Sheesh! Go back to the doc for an increase in the dosage of your meds. I think this country, our Constitution, our Christian founding, and everything that makes America the great country it is, is a lot more important than your rantings about being some vegan. Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.


    WE the People do not have the time to wait for 2016 to come about and let the already corrupted election system give the left another extension to continue to subject this country to insult and injury and allow them to desecrate the nation.
    The need to remove the leadership is now, it is the right thing to do and for all the right reasons. In 2016 we should be reorganizing the government and paring it down by the use of term limits and no retirement for all elected and appointed government officials. We should be repealing the progressive income tax and removing the IRS to supplant the tax system with a ballot driven national sales tax in order to regain our representation, have a accountable budget. Bring back freedom of choice and stop the political discrimination we now experience. We are fools to tolerate this corruption and it will cause this nation to fail if we do not cease and desist…

  • ENFP

    Couldn’t be a worse selection for 2016 candidates than Bush/Palin and Clinton/Obama. We need a serious third party!

  • IsThisAmerica

    No more bush of any kind, no more Clinton of any kind and most surely no damn Mooch. She already has all the kids in school passing out from lack of nutrition and energy. We should not grovel at the feet of any more politicians. We are having everything stripped from us so the mucky mucks can live off the hog! Obama pay for your own damn vacations! 4 to 5 vacations in the first 7 months of the year?! No More! Glad to see Colorado got their recall done. Now other states should start doing it. While we’re at it, we should impeach Obummer for High crimes. Then get all the illegals out, and the communists out. Besides, Mooch already considers herself the Queen. Actually if you had seen her on T.V. while they were at some fancy dinner she should be called the Shovel. Looked to me like she didn’t even chew her first load before the 2nd load was going in. HAHA!

  • Don in Ohio

    Looks like this story got recycled since most of the comments are 6 days old…
    Lots of people post comments like “throw them all out” and “we need non-politicans in office” but then who gets talked about? The same old bunch of idiots.
    How about Rand Paul? He has won a grand total of one election, his career is as a Doctor. (Of course, his dad has been in Congress for a long time.) He has the guts to take on anyone he thinks is doing the wrong thing.
    The problem in Washington DC is because no one wants to rock the boat as we sink into bankruptcy.
    If we are to get a better bunch, then stop talking about the same old bunch.
    I can’t think of worse choices than Hillary and Moochele or Bush and Palin.
    I like Palin but we’ve been down that road and it didn’t work and ain’t gonna work.
    Same with another Bush, Clinton or Obummer.