2017 The Year the World Ends

We don’t actually believe the world will end in 2017 but read much of the dire press predictions and warnings one could draw this conclusion.  More likely it will be a very interesting year especially for our two major parties.  Readers will recall our hopes for the third-party tickets especially the Libertarian.  We thought neither of the major party candidates was worthy of our great nation.  Alas, in spite of  our best efforts, one of them was elected.  Four years hence will we may be faced with similar bad choices.  Barring death or impeachment (maybe more likely with this new president), we know Donald Trump will be one of the major patty candidates. That leaves it up to the Democrats to improve our choice. However, this party is moribund. At every level of government, it is in the minority or weak.  Its most visible leaders are old and/or in the case of Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama just rejected at the polls.  Resistance to the Republicans  seems to be limited to the old progressive standbys, protest marches and Hollywood rants. This just seems tired and out of date. Parties have come back from worse a position but not without updating methods and candidates. With the view of improving our nation’s choices, we offer some suggestions.

Rather than big protest marches that have in some cases resulted in violence and in any case repels some voters, can’t  these people come up with a less in your face way of making a point? Something that has some chance of  attracting new adherents. For instance instead of  having a march against President elect Trump why not send musical groups to his and other public appearances and singing parodies. For instance, take the Village People’s Macho Man (if you don’t know it, listen on the internet. Catchy) and changing it to Moscow’s Man, singing Moscow’s Moscow’s Man, DJT is Moscow’s Man with numerous witty verses. With access to some of the worlds best rhymers, this shouldn’t be a problem and in any case superior to anything we could come up with.  While not threatening, it would rub a sore point raw for Republicans and independents uncomfortable with Trump’s coziness with Putin while pleasing your base. You just might have Senators McCain, Rubio and Graham among other Republicans singing along. Continue reading