Conspiracy Theorist

American voters are insane

By Mark Luedtke

Einstein said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. By that definition, American voters are insane. By continuing to vote for the same two big-government, progressive parties, voters keep America trapped in a spiral of decline.

Younger readers may not remember Bill Clinton’s presidency. In 1992, voters were angry at Bush the Elder for raising taxes after he promised he wouldn’t. Contrary to the myth the media created about him, Clinton was a hardcore leftist much like President Obama, but unlike Obama, he was also a realist. He had been forced to govern moderately in conservative Arkansas, and like Obama, he ran as a moderate because he realized Americans would never knowingly elect a hardcore leftist. As soon as he took office though, like Obama, he governed like a corrupt, hardcore leftist king. He had Hillary push a healthcare plan, Hillarycare, more oppressive than Obamacare. Angry voters quickly punished him by electing large Republican majorities to both chambers in 1994.

By 2000, voters were fed up with Democrats and barely elected Bush the Younger because he lied like all Republicans and claimed he supported smaller government. By 2006, voters were rightfully fed up with Republicans and packed both chambers with Democrats, then elected Obama in 2008. In 2010, they punished Obama by giving the House to Republicans. In 2014, voters were so angry they packed both chambers with Republicans again.

Voters keep repeating the same cycles and getting the same result. Then they act surprised. It’s impossible to change direction by electing the same two thieving parties that are destroying the country, but voters do it every time.

With that in mind, it’s easy to predict what to expect in the next two years. Ron Paul tweeted, “Republican control of the Senate = expanded neocon wars in Syria and Iraq. Boots on the ground are coming!”

That’s an easy prediction since both parties love to kill both U.S. troops and foreigners, but Republicans are more bellicose about it. Critiquing a Fox News morning show clip which featured newly-elected Republican senators, political blogger, Thomas DiLorenzo wrote, “Politicians like to talk about problems without doing anything about them and pretending that they will just go away, said the neophyte [Republican] senator. ‘But ISIS is not going away!’ she continued, followed by lots of canned clapping and cheering by the GOP plants/flaks in the audience.”

Political commentator Lawrence Vance remembered how Republicans dealt with Clinton, “[After 1994] they spent the next six years making excuses for their actions while complaining that they needed a Republican president so they could really do something.” Republicans will chant that same mantra for the next two years.

Vance continued, “Then they got one: George W. Bush in 2000. And we know what happened then. The Republicans went on a spending spree, passed their own version of health care reform, and started two wars.” He forgot to mention expanding, instead of abolishing, the unconstitutional, immoral and counterproductive Department of Education like President Reagan had advocated.

Vance expects a repeat, summing up his prediction for Republicans: “They will continue to spend, spend, spend, bomb, bomb, bomb, tax, tax, tax, and regulate, regulate, regulate.”

That’s exactly what Republicans will do because, the same as Democrats, the more they expand the size and scope of government, the richer they get. The more Americans and foreigners they kill, the richer they get. The more they spy on us, the richer they get. The more money they counterfeit, the richer they get. The more welfare they hand out, corporate and otherwise, the richer they get. This is why Republicans govern identically to Democrats. The only notable difference is their rhetoric.

Sixty-six percent of Americans say the country is on the wrong track. Something is seriously wrong with the other 34 percent. The country is on the wrong track because it’s following the same path to self-destruction the Soviet Union followed. The more government interferes in our economy, the more it interferes in our personal lives, the more wealth our rulers loot, the faster the country declines. Our only hope to mitigate the damage from the impending Soviet-scale, or potentially Roman-scale, collapse, is to aggressively dismantle our oppressive government at the local, state and federal levels. Anybody who voted for a tax increase or for a Republican or Democrat for any office, local, state or federal, is preventing that from happening and is, therefore, helping destroy the country.


The views and opinions expressed in Conspiracy Theorist are the views and/or opinions of the author and do not reflect the views and/or opinions of the Dayton City Paper or Dayton City Media and are published strictly for entertainment purposes.

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at

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