The AP reported today that
President Barack Obama's winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It's now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that's again craving change. Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall.The system is working as designed. And you are all the poorer for it.
"The system", contrary to the desires of secrecy by the American Establishment, was explained by Carroll Quigley in his book Tragedy and Hope. He wrote
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.This explains why, for all intents and purposes, Obama foreign policy is essentially the third presidential term of George W Bush. This also explains why people who voted for Obama are already tired of Obama. Because, as a matter of course, he was required to lie to them. He was required to make promises that the American political Establishment never intended to allow him to keep.
Barack Obama's constituents (just like George W. Bush's and Bill Clinton's) are not us, nor have they ever been us. Barack Obama's constituents are the American Establishment--people such as Henry Kissinger who, behind the scenes, has been making deals between the United States and China.
Voting for the lesser of two evils seldom makes sense. Ballots that allow voting of "straight party line" should be outlawed, in my opinion, because they facilitate mindless voting for such evils. When it comes to the ballot box, it should not matter what your party affiliation is. If the best candidate for a particular office happens to be Democrat, vote for him or her. If the best candidate in your estimation is a Republican, vote for that candidate.
Don't, however, vote for someone who is a shill of the Establishment, just because they promise "Change You Can Believe In". You might find, instead of "change" that you get (a) more of the same, and (b) a bigger headache.