Obama Iran Sell-Out Imperils America Too!

   The arrogance of successive U.S. Administrations and their policies of imposed chaos and social upheaval in the Middle-East continues at an accelerated pace with the Obama-Kerry-Iran nuclear negotiations.

As reported by various sources this week, U.S. negotiators have offered to give Tehran Nuke Technology and Refurbish their existing Reactors.

    “Iran has been transformed from a suspect state under investigation and punishment to a partner of equal standing in negotiations, in which its demands have the same status as the demands of the other side. That is, a quasi-judicial process against a suspect – Iran – has become a negotiation between judge and suspect.”

    According to an Iranian Defector: The ‘U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’ 

An ill informed and largely illiterate American public is oblivious to the threat posed by Iran, not only to Israel and it’s Arab neighbours, but to the North American mainland itself. 

(Please visit the highlighted links to learn of the imminent risk to the U.S. Homeland)

    “Iran has demonstrated the capability to launch a missile off a freighter. Iran has also purchased Russia’s Club-K missile system. The Club-K is a complete missile launch system, disguised to look like a shipping container, that could convert any freighter into a missile launch platform. The Club-K, if armed with a nuclear warhead, could be used to execute an EMP attack.” Paul Bedard  Washington Examiner

With a Congress that flip-flops between support of an oligarchy to absolute the tyranny of an absolute presidential dictatorship, the future does not bode well for the hapless residents of Post-America.

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U.S. Concession On Investigating Iran’s Possible Military Dimensions (PMD)

Kerry clarified that the U.S. was not interested in focusing on Iran’s past military violations, because it is aiming to ensure that the Iranian nuclear program can be inspected in the future. He said: “What we’re concerned about is going forward. It’s critical to us to know that going forward, those activities have been stopped and that we can account for that in a legitimate way… That clearly is one of the requirements, in our judgment for what has to be achieved in order to have a legitimate agreement… And in order to have an agreement, to trigger any kind of material, significant sanctions relief, we would have to have those answers.”[4]

With this statement, the U.S. waives its demand regarding Iran’s PMD – that is, that Iran provide explanations to the IAEA on previous suspicions of PMD of its nuclear program. Without this demand, all future inspection arrangements will be meaningless, because this concession by the U.S. sets a precedent for Iran to refrain from responding to any suspicions raised in the future.[5]

Possible U.S. Concession Also On Future Inspections

At this point, it appears that the U.S. might back down on future inspections in two additional areas:

·   According to as-yet-unverified reports, instead of “any time any place” inspections,[6] a committee comprising representatives of all countries participating in the negotiations, including Iran, would decide whether particular suspect Iranian facilities will be inspected, if they can reach a consensus on this. In this way, the IAEA will be stripped of all independent authority.

·   Access to military facilities, if allowed at all – and at this time, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Majlis, and Iran’s negotiating team all reject this option out of hand – will no longer be a precondition for an agreement, but will be postponed until after an agreement is reached.

What Went Wrong In The Negotiations Process?

The U.S. and Iranian perceptions of the essence and implications of a comprehensive nuclear agreement are diametrically opposed:

The U.S. Perception

The U.S. sees a comprehensive nuclear agreement as a chance to turn over a new leaf with Iran, and even to obtain U.S. and Western influence in the country, thus transforming it from a hostile state to a friendly state that shares interests with the West.

Thus, the Obama administration’s policy is based on the rescinding of the six UN Security Council resolutions that punish Iran for its nuclear violations, and is likewise based on disregarding IAEA reports expressing suspicion that Iran is committing violations. This is why the Iranian dossier in the IAEA was dealt with based on the international community’s view of Iran as a suspect state with six UNSC resolutions still pending against it for various nuclear violations.

However, since the negotiations with Iran were taken over by the Obama administration, and are no longer in the hands of the EU3, Iran has been transformed from a suspect state under investigation and punishment to a partner of equal standing in negotiations, in which its demands have the same status as the demands of the other side. That is, a quasi-judicial process against a suspect – Iran – has become a negotiation between judge and suspect.

All this is aimed at transforming Iran de facto into a state friendly to the West and under Western influence.  The model for this is U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s bringing Egypt, in the 1970s, and later China and the Soviet Union, to stances that were friendlier to the West.

The Iranian Perception

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei completely rejects the U.S.’s view. As far as he is concerned, the agreement is righting a wrong inflicted on Iran, and has nothing to do with turning over a new leaf – no expurgation of the past, and no transformation of Iran into a state friendly to the West, open to Western influence, or sharing Western interests. He perceives these latter notions as a plot to bring down the ideological camp that he heads, to elevate Iran’s pragmatic camp, and to eliminate the Islamic revolutionary regime – a process which he will prevent. In his view, Iran’s future is in reliance on an independent “resistance economy” – and absolutely not on the West and on foreign investments.

Therefore, we assess that Khamenei is unwilling to reach any agreement that conforms to what the U.S. seeks. It will be remembered that in April 2015 at Lausanne, the Iranians categorically refused to sign anything  or even to shake hands with the other side, and that even a positive outcome to the negotiations will not be in the form of an agreement between the sides, but will be transferred to the U.N. Security Council for a resolution.

It appears that Khamenei’s view has some basis in reality. The Obama administration is offering all these concessions neither out of naiveté nor as a conciliatory move per se, but in a realpolitik effort that is manipulative in essence and imperialist in nature, which aims for regime change in Iran not via authentic internal processes but by means of external political manipulation. The ideological camp is also aware of these intentions, and has for several years been preparing to thwart them, particularly following the emergence of the civil protest movement of 2009.[7]

Just as Iran is not letting go of the notion of itself as an empire, it cannot let go of the idea of American policy as an imperialist attempt to manipulate the internal power brokers in Iran, to play kingmaker, and to bring down the regime. This is also why it is suspicious and completely distrustful of the Obama administration; despite all this administration’s gestures to Iran, and its submission to Iran’s demands, its policy is still perceived as nothing more than part of an imperialist American plot to bring down the current regime. This attitude explains the widespread use of terminology regarding the U.S. that regime spokesmen are unwilling to relinquish – “the Global Arrogance,” “the Great Satan,” and the slogan “Death to America” that was reiterated by Khamenei most recently on March 21, 2015 in a speech marking Norooz, the Persian New Year, and in response to President Obama’s Norooz greetings to the Iranian people (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 4838).[8]

In June 4, 2015 statements at the tomb of Iranian regime founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Khamenei confirmed this position, saying: “Everyone must know that the Arrogance [the U.S.] is still eying our nation because of its geopolitical importance and its wealth. They have not retreated, and  they will retreat only when the Iranian nation finds a particular strength and progress that brings them to despair… The continuation of the use of the defining and practical term ‘the Great Satan,’ is highly significant. When a certain person or a certain apparatus is defined as Satan, then it is obvious how you should act towards it and how you should feel about it. The Imam [Khomeini] felt this way about America until his final day, calling it ‘the Great Satan’… This is the logic of the Imam with regard to the struggle against the Arrogance, and this logic makes it possible for us to understand today’s global issues and the proper position for us to take [regarding them]…

“Everyone must know that our enemy [the Americans], with its shifting facial expressions – sometimes glowering, sometimes smiling, sometimes with promises, sometimes with threats – aims to take over the country. The enemy wants to regain the limitless control of Iran [that it once had], and it is against Islam because Islam vigorously opposes its return… The enemy opposes Islam because it knows that Islam’s dictates  are like a mighty dam in its path. It opposes the Iranian nation because this nation stands fast against it like a mountain. It will be even more opposed to those in this nation who show greater steadfastness against it… It is even more opposed to revolutionary organizations and institutions, and Hizbullah elements [such as the IRGC, the Basij, etc.], because it knows that they are like a mighty dam that prevents it from infiltrating.

“The enemy seeks control, and all its efforts are geared towards preventing the Iranian regime’s Islamic movement, which advances the nation. A senior American statesman said… ‘What is important to us is [the regime of] Islamic Iran, because Iran wants to establish a civilization.’ [But] he used the wrong term, ’empire.’ He said, ‘We must see Iran as our most significant enemy.’ This statement shows us how important it is to build [our] nation.”[9]

Conclusion

Khamenei will continue to obstruct the negotiations, deliberately thwarting representatives of his rival, the pragmatic camp, by insisting on demands that can never be met. Not only that, but he can be expected to prevent the pragmatic camp from implementing the American vision of an agreement – that is, opening Iran to American and Western economic, political, and cultural influences – even if it means using force, which has happened before in the history of the Iranian Revolution.

*A. Savyon is Director of the MEMRI Iranian Media Project; Y. Carmon is President of MEMRI.

 

Endnotes:

[1] On April 2, 2015 President Obama hinted in a statement following the Lausanne declaration about his knowledge that Iran’s nuclear program included military dimensions, when he said: “Iran’s past efforts to weaponize its program will be addressed.” Whitehouse.gov, April 2, 2015.
[2] Bnd.com, June 16, 2015.
[3] See: MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 825, Renewed Iran-West Nuclear Talks – Part II: Tehran Attempts to Deceive U.S. President Obama, Sec’y of State Clinton With Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa By Supreme Leader Khamenei, April 19, 2012; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 5406, Release Of Compilation Of Newest Fatwas By Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei – Without Alleged Fatwa About Nuclear Bomb, August 13, 2013; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 5461, President Obama Endorses The Lie About Khamenei’s ‘Fatwa’ Against Nuclear Arms, September 29, 2013; MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No.1022, The Official Iranian Version Regarding Khamenei’s Alleged Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa Is A Lie, Oct 4, 2013; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 5681, Prominent Iranian Analyst, Author, And Columnist Amir Taheri: Nobody Has Actually Seen Khamenei’s Anti-Nuclear Fatwa, Which Obama Often Quotes, March 17, 2014; MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 1151, Iranian Regime Continues Its Lies And Fabrications About Supreme Leader Khamenei’s Nonexistent Fatwa Banning Nuclear Weapons, April 6, 2015.
[4] Bnd.com, June 16, 2015. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters on June 12, 2015 that there is a possibility that the U.S. would settle for an agreement between Iran and the IAEA on investigation of the PMD that would be implemented in the future. It should be mentioned that during the press briefing, Rathke was asked about Kerry’s public statement in April 2015 that the issue of the PMD is a precondition to an agreement, and his current position that the topic would be addressed after an agreement. State.gov, June 12, 2015. Also see press briefing by State Department spokesman John Kirby on June 19, 2015.
[5] The following day, State Department spokesman John Kirby issued a partial denial and said that there wasn’t “any kind of concession or change in the policy. It’s just simply not true… The sanctions lifting will only occur as Iran takes the steps agreed, including addressing possible military dimensions.” He added: “We’ve said we’re not looking for a confession (from Iran); we’ve already made judgments about the past” Cnn.com, June 16, 2015.
[6] On April 2, 2015 President Obama addressed the Lausanne declaration and said: “This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.  Iran will face strict limitations on its program, and Iran has also agreed to the most robust and intrusive inspections and transparency regime ever negotiated for any nuclear program in history.  So this deal is not based on trust, it’s based on unprecedented verification… International inspectors will have unprecedented access not only to Iranian nuclear facilities, but to the entire supply chain that supports Iran’s nuclear program — from uranium mills that provide the raw materials, to the centrifuge production and storage facilities that support the program.  If Iran cheats, the world will know it.  If we see something suspicious, we will inspect it.  Iran’s past efforts to weaponize its program will be addressed.  With this deal, Iran will face more inspections than any other country in the world.” Whitehouse.gov, April 2, 2015. See also April 6, 2015 statements by U.S. deputy national security adviser for strategic communication Ben Rhodes to Israel’s Channel 2: Asked directly if the IAEA would have anytime, anywhere access, Rhodes said, “Yes, if we see something that we want to inspect.” “In the first place we will have anytime, anywhere access the nuclear facilities,” he said, referring to “the whole supply chain.” And, he added, “if there is a suspicious site, for instance somewhere in a military base in Iran, and we want to seek access to that, we will be able to go to the IAEA and get that inspection because of the additional protocol of the IAEA that Iran will be joining and some of the additional transparency and inspections measures that are in the deal.” Timesofisrael.com, April 6, 2015. Also, see June 8, 2015 statements by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: “[W]e would not agree to a deal unless the IAEA is granted access to whatever Iranian sites are required to verify that Iran’s program is exclusively peaceful – period.” State.gov, June 8, 2015. Also see U.S. document published following the Lausanne declaration on April 2, 2015: “Iran will be required to grant access to the IAEA to investigate suspicious sites or allegations of a covert enrichment facility, conversion facility, centrifuge production facility, or yellowcake production facility anywhere in the country.” State.gov, April 2, 2015.
[7] It should be mentioned that contrary to the U.S. administration’s claim that its initiative began only after the election of Iranian President Rohani, the pragmatic camp representative, in 2013, the U.S. began secret negotiations with Iran during the era of his predecessor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
[8] The “Death to America” slogan is one of the main focuses of both the pragmatic and ideological camps in Iran. See MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis No. 1025, The Struggle Between Khamenei And Rafsanjani Over The Iranian Leadership – Part VI: Despite Rafsanjani’s Push To Omit ‘Death To America’ Slogan, Demonstrators At Tehran Friday Sermon Persist In Chanting It, Wave Placards Against Obama, Rafsanjani, October 10, 2013, and MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 5499, The Struggle Between Khamenei And Rafsanjani Over The Iranian Leadership – Part VIII: Rafsanjani Receives Death Threats, October 28, 2013.
[9] Tasnim (Iran), June 4, 2015.

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U.S. to give Tehran Nuke Technology – Refurbish Reactor

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       For years now, we at the Flying Camel have been convinced that Obama’s goal in the Middle-East is replacing Israel with Iran as America’s chief ally in the Middle East and enabling it to develop nuclear weapons.  Sadly, we were correct!

Secret doc: US to give Tehran nuclear technology, refurbish reactor under deal

As negotiators are about to gather in Vienna for the final round of talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program, the US is offering concessions to Tehran to sweeten the deal, a draft document detailing would-be deal’s term shows.

The negotiations between Iran and six leading world powers are to kick off in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Friday, with deadline set for June 30. Diplomats however indicated that the talks may drag past the date, as was the case with the previous round that produced a preliminary agreement, which seeks to scale down the program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions.

As the hard talks are set to start, the US is willing to offer concessions to Tehran that would boost its civilian nuclear industry, AP reported citing a confidential document perpetrating to the deal. The draft is one of several technical appendices meant to detail the terms, and it has dozens of text marked by brackets that indicate wordings over which the parties do not agree.

Titled ‘Civil Nuclear Cooperation’, the eight-page document details the practical steps that the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia are willing to offer to compensate Iran the closure of parts of its nuclear program through cooperation.

One of the stumbling blocks is the fate of Arak heavy water reactor that Iran is in the final stages of constructing. The reactor would be capable to produce plutonium, a fissile material that can be used to make a nuclear weapon. The draft document offers rebuilding the facility to a more proliferation-friendly light water reactor, with sensitive technology and know-how transferred to Iran. Tehran would retain “the leadership role as the project owner and manager,” the draft said.

The document also offers arrangements for the underground uranium enrichment facility in Frodo, which would be converted with international help to produce radioactive isotopes for medical and scientific purposes. The facility is believed to be highly resistant to potential airstrikes and the US has been insisting on its conversion.

The concessions offered however may give ammunition to critics of the would-be deal both in US and internationally, who believe that it would give too much ground to Iran and puts too little restrictions on its nuclear program. On Wednesday several former US officials, including President Barack Obama’s former Iran advisor Dennis Ross published an open letter calling on Washington to seek a stronger deal.

“We know much about the emerging agreement. Most of us would have preferred a stronger agreement,” the group, which also includes former CIA head David Petraeus, Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser to President George W Bush, and General James Cartwright, former vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“We fear that the current negotiations, unless concluded along the lines outlined in this paper and buttressed by a resolute regional strategy, may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement,” they said.

The White House deflects criticisms that the potential deal would be ‘bad’ voiced by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials and experts, saying that it would be as good as it can be realistically expected and that it would significantly reduce the risk of Tehran rushing to obtain nuclear capability.

Iran denies any intention to build a nuclear weapon and says it needs a nuclear industry for civilian purposes only. Opposition to the upcoming deal remains strong inside the Islamic Republic as well, as fears linger that the negotiators would concede too much of Iran’s treasured nuclear advances.

On Tuesday Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated his position, saying that no deal would be made that would allow international inspectors to visit military facilities. Tehran is concerned that such inspectors would double as spies for the US and its allies. Washington says it wants such inspections to maintain a robust verification regime to ensure that Iran is sticking to its part of the bargain.

Irans Red LinesSave The ChristiansA few links to past articles:

Obama & Iran: “The Sum of All Fears”

Iran Nukes Threaten America Too

How The Iranians Got The Bomb

OBAMAS SANCTIONS: U.S. TO ASSIST IRANIAN NUKE RESEARCH

Obama to Assist Iran Against Israel?

US Onslaught on Israel: Serving the Mullahs in Iran

US Report: Iran Can Launch Nuke Warheads

IRANIAN ASSETS IN U.S. PREPARE FOR TERROR ATTACK

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U.S. Muslims: Support For Islamic Supremacists’ Doctrine of Shariah, Jihad

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According to a new nationwide online survey (Below) of 600 Muslims living in the United States, significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America’s security and its constitutional form of government.

The numbers of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate, including: the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities; refugee resettlement, asylum and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density; and the viability of so-called “countering violent extremism” initiatives that are supposed to stymie radicalization within those communities.

Overall, the survey, which was conducted by The Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy (CSP), suggests that a substantial number of Muslims living in the United States see the country very differently than does the population overall.  The sentiments of the latter were sampled in late May in another CSP-commissioned Polling Company nationwide survey.

According to the just-released survey of Muslims, a majority (51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”  When that question was put to the broader U.S. population, the overwhelming majority held that shariah should not displace the U.S. Constitution (86% to 2%).

More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.

These notions were powerfully rejected by the broader population according to the Center’s earlier national survey.  It found by a margin of 92%-2% that Muslims should be subject to the same courts as other citizens, rather than have their own courts and tribunals here in the U.S.

Even more troubling, is the fact that nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.”

By contrast, the broader survey found that a 63% majority of those sampled said that “the freedom to engage in expression that offends Muslims or anybody else is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and cannot be restricted.”

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Center for Security Policy President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., observed:

The findings of the Center for Security Policy’s survey of Muslims in America suggests that we have a serious problem.  The Pew Research Center estimates that the number of Muslims in the United States was 2.75 million in 2011, and growing at a rate of 80-90 thousand a year.  If those estimates are accurate, the United States would have approximately 3 million Muslims today.  That would translate into roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is “The Muslim God Allah’s law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad.”
 
It is incumbent on the many American Muslims who want neither to live under the brutal repression of shariah nor to impose it on anybody else to work with the rest of us who revere and uphold the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution in protecting our nation against the Islamic supremacists and their jihad.

Read the rest at the Center for Security Policy

Also:

Malala’s family refuses US award

Malala Yousafzai, Jihadist & Phony Saint, Gives $50,000 to HAMAS; Longtime HAMAS Supporter

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WND: Mayors in cahoots with Obama to sign up more immigrant voters

Skip Patel:

Thanks to Ann Corcoran at Refugee Resettlement Watch for her tireless efforts to inform a drowsy public about the threat posed by U.S. “Immigration” policy.

Originally posted on Refugee Resettlement Watch:

Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily has another good one today!

Regular readers know that Hohmann has been the leading reporter in the nation following and reporting on the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department as well as Obama’s New Americans strategy to diversify your towns and cities using the heavy hand of the federal government before he leaves office!

Boise, Idaho mayor Dave Bieter has made Boise a “Welcoming America” member city. http://www.welcomingamerica.org/get-involved/cities/

By the way, I keep hearing from readers across the country that they are seeing low income housing being planned in their otherwise middle class towns—this is all part of the Obama administration plan (using your tax dollars) to set your towns up for waves of new Democrat-voting migrants even after Obama has left office!

Here is Hohmann’s latest:

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The Perfect Candidate: Donald Trump Is America

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Could it really be this bad? Of course it could, and is. Americans outsourced their ability to reason and make decisions several decades ago. The residents of the once proud and vital U.S.A. have turned their backs on their Constitutional  heritage and now spend their time lobbying for lower wages, less education and absolute subservience to their Saudi and Chinese masters.

Here’s an example of what that “Constitutional Heritage” means to the average Post-American “Ditto-head”:

Anarchy is betterThat’s right! The typical Post-American readily surrenders his “Liberty” for the security of living as a prisoner under the watchful eyes of a draconian, electronic Panopticon.

Garish Tastes, Awful Hair: Donald Trump Is America

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He’s the king of bad taste in a country that loves bad taste. And all the candidates (him included) are pygmies anyway. Go, Donald!

Who are these jacklegs, highbinders, wirepullers, mountebanks, swellheads, buncombe spigots, boodle artists, four-flushers, and animated cuspidors offering themselves as worthy of the nation’s highest office?Do they take us voters for fools? Of course. But are they also deluded? Are they also insane? Are they under an illusion that they have the qualities to make a good or even adequate president? Do they imagine they possess even one such quality?

Clinton, Bush, Walker, Sanders, Rubio, Paul, O’Malley, Christie, Perry, Biden, Santorum, Cruz, Chaffee, Graham, Jindal, Webb, Pataki, Kasich, Gore, Fiorina, Huckabee, Warren, Carson, and Trump.

That’s not a list of presidential candidates. That’s a list of congressionally appointed members of a bipartisan blue-ribbon commission named to look into a question of pressing national importance such as “paper or plastic?”

Show me one candidate who has the dignity of Washington, the intellect of Jefferson, the physical bravery of Jackson, the moral stature of Lincoln, the boldness of either Roosevelt, the charm of Kennedy, the effectiveness of Johnson, the eloquence of Reagan, or the gentlemanly nature of George Herbert Walker Bush. (Although Christie does, in terms of physics, have the gravity of Taft.)

All American smlEven the nuts among the 2016 candidates do not rise to the level of the nuts of yore.

Progressive Republican Robert M. La Follette, scorned and almost alone, crusaded to keep America out of the senseless bloodbath of WWI.

Presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan thundered to the Democratic National Convention of 1896, “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.”

Carly Fiorina said, “I ran Hewlett-Packard!” (HP’s stock price dropped 41.3 percent during her tenure.)

Has the office of the presidency diminished in stature until it attracts only the midgets of public life?

Or have our politicians shrunk until none of them can pass the carnival test “You Must Be Taller than the Clown to Ride the White House Tilt-A-Whirl”?

During this endless grim, foggy, electoral season with its constant drizzle of wannabes, I intend to make little prose pictures of each candidatural dwarf until we are down to two.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that the two may be “Clinton” and “Bush.” Members of the electorate in their right minds will go into the ballot booth, see the names, think to themselves, “I did this already.” And leave with the ballot unmarked. Voter turn-out will be 6 percent. The shuttle from the local extended care facility will send a few memory-impaired Republicans to the polls. A DNC bus will collect some derelicts from skid row. And we will have the first President of the United States elected by a franchise limited to sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease and drunken bums.

Let us therefore begin at the bottom of the campaign barrel with the lees, the dross, and the dregs, by which I mean Donald Trump.

Or is Trump just using the garbage of his personality to chum for publicity again? If he isn’t really a candidate, I see no reason to take him at his word, any more than I’d take him at his word about anything else.

Besides, I, personally, support his candidacy. “Democracy,” said H. L. Mencken, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

The American government is of the people, by the people, for the people. And, these days, America is peopled by 320 million Donald Trumps. Donald Trump is representative of all that we hold dear: money. Or, rather, he is representative of greed for money. We common people may not be able to match Trump’s piggy bank, but we can match his piggishness.

And in this era of inflated self-esteem, which has become so fundamental to Americanism that it’s taught in our schools, we can all match Trump’s opinion of his own worth. Trump claims to be worth billions—seven of them as of 2012.

In 2004 Forbes magazine estimated Trump’s net worth to be $2.6 billion. New York Times reporter Timothy O’Brien looked into the numbers and came up with a net worth figure between $150 and $250 million. Trump sued O’Brien and lost.

Many a candidate for president has fibbed on the subject of his or her economic circumstances—William Henry “born in a log cabin” Harrison and Hillary “dead broke” Clinton. But Trump will be the first candidate to—like the American legend that he is—tell tall tales about all the money he’s got. Trump is a financial Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Davey Crockett rolled into one, according to Trump.

If Trump’s critics don’t think this is typical of modern Americans, they haven’t looked at our online dating profiles.

typicalamericans-002Also typical of modern Americans is Trump’s bad taste. True, he doesn’t dress the way the rest of us do—like a nine-year-old in twee T-shirt, bulbous shorts, boob shoes, and league-skunked sports team cap. And Trump doesn’t weigh 300 pounds or have multiple piercings or visible ink. He puts his own individual stamp on gaucherie. And we like it. We’re a country that cherishes being individuals as much as we cherish being gauche.

Trump’s suits have a cut and sheen as if they came from the trunk sale of a visiting Bombay tailor staying in a cheap hotel in Trump’s native Queens and taking a nip between fittings. Trump wears neckties in Outer Borough colors. And, Donald, the end of your necktie belongs up around your belt buckle, not between your knees and your nuts. Trump’s haircut makes Kim Jong Un laugh.

Americans appreciate bad taste or America wouldn’t look the way America does. And the way America looks is due, in no small part, to buildings Trump built.

In the 1970s he ruined Grand Central Station’s Commodore Hotel, turning it into a Grand Hyatt. Built in 1919, the handsome neo-French Renaissance tower was covered by Trump with cheap glazing—the epitome of seventies smoked glass coffee tables to snort cocaine from, except all its surfaces are vertical.

Then there is the brassy-déclassé Trump Tower with its horrible huge pleated façade threatening 5th Avenue with a cacophony of accordion music.

And Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, bearing the same relation to the noble white mausoleum in Uttar Pradesh as a turd bears to a prize in a Cracker Jack box.

Trump’s grandfather, a German immigrant, changed the family name from Drumpf to Trump. This was wrong. We could have had Drumpf Tower, Drumpf Taj Mahal, Drumpf Plaza Hotel, and President of the United States Donald Drumpf, heading up the Drumpf administration.

But is that a reason not to vote for Donald? No. We have to consider what kind of president he would make. What would his foreign policy be? What domestic priorities would he favor? How would he handle the economy?

On all three counts he’ll be—just like he says he is already—a big success.

Imagine the strides Trump will make in American foreign policy. He’s crazier than all the other candidates put together. He’s under the illusion that he’s 20 times richer than he is. He thinks childhood vaccination caused the movie Rain Man. He believes Obama was born to the Queen of Sheba in an H. Rider Haggard novel. Putin, Xi Jinping, Ayatollah Khamenei, ISIS, the Taliban, and Hamas will be paralyzed with fear. Who knows what this lunatic will do?

What he’ll do is build thousands of Trump casinos, Trump hotels, and Trump resorts in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Raqqa, Kandahar, and Gaza. Then all of them will go bankrupt the way Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza Hotel, and Trump Entertainment Resorts did. He’ll destroy the power of our foes leaving Russia trying to palm off Eastern Ukraine on angry bond-holders and China auctioning distressed property in the Spratly Islands.

Trump’s chief domestic policy will be to be on TV. That’s one more reason he’ll get elected. We can relate to Trump. The first and foremost goal of all Americans is to be on TV.

As President Trump will be able to be on TV all the time, 24/7. Just doing his hair in the makeup room during commercial breaks should keep him too busy to push other birdbrain domestic policies the way some presidents have. And he can yell “You’re fired!” as much as he wants. It will make for a healthy turnover in cabinet appointees such as Ivanka, Dennis Rodman, Larry King, and Vince McMahon.

And Trump understands the economy. He’ll push America’s economic growth forward the same way he pushed his own—with debt and more debt. Average American household debt is more than $225,000. The average American family’s credit card debt is almost $16,000. Trump restructured $3.5 billion in business debt and $900 million in personal debt between 1991 and 1994. We Americans know a leader when we see one. And we love debt. Otherwise America’s national debt wouldn’t have gone from $15 billion in 1930 to $18 trillion today. Tomorrow, with Trump in the Oval Office, the sky’s the limit.

I have a campaign slogan for Donald Trump, or maybe it’s a slogan for the entire 2016 presidential race, or perhaps a slogan for all of America these days. It’s a quotation from the essayist and poet Charles Lamb. Trump will need to Google him. Trump has written at least 18 books, leaving him with little time to read any. But we currently have an overeducated president with a 44.7 percent approval rate. What kind of big success is that?

Charles Lamb said:

If dirt was Trumps, what hands you would hold!

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