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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Romney and Bush endorse Ted Cruz

In response an an FT View on 23rd March 2016, entitled 'The unpalatable choices facing the US Republicans'

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b7650ce8-f101-11e5-aff5-19b4e253664a.html#ixzz43la9KxlR

Let's see...what's the best that could happen for a guy running on a platform of 'kick out the bums'...'let's get rid of the corrupt insiders who've been feathering their nests and ignoring you all'...’let's clear out the crooks’...gee, that's a tricky one isn't it...

Right now, there are few things that will boost Trump's support more than the pathetic conniving of Mittens Romney, or the endorsement of baby Bush. But give them time, and the the GOP and their press poodles will come up with something. Clearly the Republican establishment haven't got the brains they were born with; and it is becoming increasingly apparent that few of them have any real love for democracy - at least not when it gives them the 'wrong' answer. 

There is one thing they could do though…try to ‘steal’ the convention. Yep, that'll just about make the Donald's point irrefutable. That and the growing likelihood he'll be running against a serial liar who whose other outstanding quality is her sense of entitlement.

On the other hand, if the FBI strap on the pair that they seem to have mislaid, she might have been indicted by then - leaving the deliciously wicked prospect of Trump vs Sanders - two people hated by Wall Street…

At that point the establishment geniuses might start to understand what this whole thing is about…but I wouldn’t bet on it even then. Turns out the elite are not terribly bright.

Gold is a hedge, cash is optionality

McConnell blocks court nominee on 'principle' - poor guy doesn't have a dictionary