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Now that “outside agitators” have neutralized Martin O’Malley as a credible alternative to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, who’s next?  Not that it really matters.

It certainly seems as though the usual suspects have revived the ol’ single-wing playbook from 1968.  If I may refresh your recollection, that strategy was successful in igniting a fearful white “blacklash” that elected Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.  The next eight years gave us egregious corruption, blatant war crimes on (at least) three continents, and rampant corporate pillaging that left the United States with a ruined economy, an irreparably damaged international reputation, and a permanently dispirited citizenry.  Not surprisingly, these are exactly the sort of conditions that create a sense of personal insecurity among the populace … which is exactly what you need if you intend to operate an authoritarian regime that demands obedience and rules through fear.

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So at this point, it’s probably best to be an undeclared candidate for president –or any other office.  For the moment, discretion may remain the better part of valor.

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