The Enigma of the Promising Young Democrat...
The Democratic Party in the United States of America has been the originator of many rising stars in the latter part of the 20th and the 21st centuries. After taking a beating running Adlai Stevenson against General Dwight Eisenhower, the political managers decided to take a new approach to finding presidential candidates. Instead of running their standard-bearers, they started selecting younger, more energetic candidates. The first real candidate in that mold was John F. Kennedy.
The 1960 election (despite the vote fraud in Illinois and other states) saw a young John F. Kennedy defeat the heavily-favored Vice-President Richard Nixon in a very close race. It was so close that the media missed on some of their projections on how the states voted. Analysts are quick to note that JFK looked vibrant and excited while Nixon looked tired. What the analysts don't tell you is that JFK was being prescribed methamphetimines to treat his Addison's Disease. In fact, the media, like they did for Roosevelt in 1944, covered up JFK's illnesses Many analysts have suggested that the JFK Assassination was done in part to cover-up the fact that America had "elected" a sick president.
The Democrats would return to their model of putting up an "up and coming" young candidate in 1976 when they ran Jimmy Carter against President Gerald Ford. Jimmy Carter was the Governor of Georgia and billed as a "Christian." His sister: Ruth Carter Stapleton was billed as a Christian author and evangelist. Even the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) stepped into the picture with the release of a television program called Carter Country, a take-off on John Ball's famous book, movie, and television show: In the Heat of the Night. Ironically, the setting for the series was in Clinton Corners, Georgia. The fortunes of the television show seemed to drop as did the Carter presidency, lasting just two seasons. Jimmy Carter had trouble dealing with his own party trying to get legislation passed throughout his presidency, but it was his administration's inability to deal with a recession that hit during the 1980 presidential campaign that doomed him. It also didn't help that rumors were circulating in Conservative Christian circles that Ruth Carter Stapleton was really a witch.
After running two ineffective candidates in the 1980s, the Democrats began grooming Arkansas governor Bill Clinton to run for president in 1992. He was given a membership in the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and introduced to many of the key Democratic Party playmakers to give him credibility. When Bill Clinton's extra-marital affairs began to make the local media, the Main Stream Media in the form of CBS used their TV news show 60 Minutes to smooth things over. His eight-year presidency was rough, as the scandals never quit.
After the failure of Al Gore to secure the presidency in 2000, the Democratic Party knew that their future was not tethered to their standard-bearers like John Kerry (a member of the "Skull and Bones Society" at Yale University like the Bushes and harmed by a scarred legacy in Vietnam), Howard Dean, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton, but to a rising star named Barak Obama. He came to the limelight at the 2004 Democratic Convention where he was a key-note speaker. He would win a seat in the United States Senate that year and begin to win the credibility needed for a presidential run. When he entered the Iowa Caucuses, his dominance in Eastern Iowa placed him ahead of Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. After a dead heat with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and a close call in Michigan, Barak Obama started to pull away on "Super Tuesday." After the summer conventions, Barak Obama seemed to be running a close campaign with John McCain. But like what happened in 1960, the younger, more energetic Barak Obama cruised through the debates and won the 2008 election.
The Barak Obama presidency turned out to be more like the Clinton presidency. Scandals erupted like they did with Clinton along with a lot of poor decisions on many fronts. The rise of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, wrongly called ISIS by the United Nations and the media) and other Islamic movements around the world led many to believe that the CIA and the State Department were secretly sponsoring them to create an enemy for the American public to replace Russia and the Eastern Bloc. The presidency of Barak Obama has been debated in countless forums on the Internet. However, our questions are a little more basic.
We have seen that in meteoric rises of politicians on both sides of the aisle that some people get a lift that leaves others behind. Why in 1992 does Bill Clinton get a push ahead while better known liberal senators like Tom Harkin, Paul Tsongas, and Bob Kerry get left behind? Why does a governor from one of the smaller states in the South rate more than a famous liberal governor from California? Why in 2008 does Barak Obama seem to get a push while more well-known senators like Hillary Clinton and John Edwards get pushed to the side? Why in 2012, does a vulnerable Barak Obama get another push by having the Republicans nominate a Mormon Uber-Bishop named Mitt Romney over popular Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the iconic Ron Paul, and Senator Rick Santorum? When we see such unlikely events, we have to question whether they have made their deal with Ancient Evil? Do some of these names belong on our blacklist? To find out, click here to visit the next page.