He’s at present starting his fourth book tour. This one’s based on his most recent, titled “Democrips and Rebloodicans”. That is proper. The Crips and the Bloods, the famously 80s West Coast naughty homies that taught white children how to throw a gang sign and made wearing certain colors illegal in public schools. As harmful as those brothers are, and had been, says Ventura, the Democrats and Republicans are considerably, a lot worse.
“If you vote for a Democrat or a Republican, you get what you deserve,” he says in that signature Ventura vocal delivery, the one fitting of a pro-wrestler. Lights up. Cameras flashing. Small boys and their dads cheering in the stands.
“We’ve got an whole political system based on bribery. It’s obscene,” he says.
It’s a thing Ventura, an independent, has been talking about for much more than a decade now. Today, that view is mainstream. What’s congress’s approval rating? Ten percent? Fifteen? Whatever it is, it is at historically low levels. And the most popular Democratic president since Bill Clinton has struggled to top a 50% approval rating for most of his four years in office.
We all believe the system is somewhat rigged, purchased and paid for by a handful of important corporations — ExxonMobil for energy policy — and lobby groups — the American Bankers Association for economic and fiscal policies. With the creation of political SuperPACs, the non-profits that donate tens of millions to politicians, a handful of wealthy folks also are given a lot more sway in national, and state level politics.
Everyone knows it.
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Monday night on CNN, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura called for political parties in the United States to be abolished. “We need to abolish the political parties,” he told Piers Morgan. “Make them political action committees.” Ventura compared the Democrats and Republicans to the Bloods and Crips, two notorious Los Angeles street gangs and…
from TheAlexJonesChannel : Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura called for the abolition of the Democratic and Republican parities in an appearance last night on CNN, saying they are worse than violent warring street gangs. As he does in his new book, the former Navy Seal compared the current two party US political system to the infamous Los…