On July 27, 2016, America witnessed an unusual piece of political theater. It was not that a member of a competing political party addressed a convention. It was the thrust of the argument made on the national stage by a respected politician that there’s nothing wrong with marrying a prostitute.
Let me say at the outset that I have long believed that prostitution should be legalized. How do our laws state that pornography and massages are legal but prostitution is not? Why do we allow people to marry for money? Why do women’s rights groups fight for women to be able to control their bodies when it comes to abortion, but ignore the call when it comes to call girls? Lastly, nothing would better protect women in the profession than legalizing the act.
But put all of that to the side. I’m talking about selling your vote. About paying for favors. About quid (the British know it means money) pro quo. About Hillary Clinton.
Michael Bloomberg, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton
(Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg addressed the Democratic National Convention in July to appeal to those who dislike both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. His reasoning for backing Hillary Clinton for president was… well, you read it:
“I know what it’s like to have neither party fully represent my views or values. Too many Republicans wrongly blame immigrants for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on climate change and gun violence. Meanwhile, many Democrats wrongly blame the private sector for our problems, and they stand in the way of action on education reform and deficit reduction.
There are times when I disagree with Hillary. But whatever our disagreements may be, I’ve come here to say: We must put them aside for the good of our country. And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue.”
In other words, she’s far from ideal, but the alternative is unacceptable. She may have a bad track record, but at least she’s experienced. You may not love her, but she’ll get the job done.
Sort of like marrying a prostitute.
Of course, you can hold out and wait to marry for love, but the wedding is scheduled for November 8. The Bachelor has two finalists (actually three, including Libertarian Gary Johnson that the press never discusses). Will you marry the person who skates on the edge of the law, has spent a lifetime in her craft, and works the angles to line her pockets, that you severely dislike? Or the novice whose voice agitates you, who’s so new to the street that he doesn’t even know how all of the equipment works?
Bloomberg declared that this election was not about love, but getting the job done. By a professional with a rate card.
Hillary got paid huge fees for speaking to Wall Street. Fine. Speaking fees are legal. Pay-for-play is the Democrats way.
Look at the recent ransom payment that the Obama Administration made to Iran to release hostages. The administration may say it doesn’t negotiate with terrorists – except for all of the times that it does. And who’s worse off? The Americans are free, and all we had to do was pay blackmail money. (Hey, the terrorism the Iranians will fund will likely be against Israel and Europe, so America should be OK, so chill.)
And just like the perfected sales pitch “But wait! There’s more!”
Search the leaked DNC emails and review the long laundry list of payoffs that Democrats made for influence. So what? It’s an ATM Democracy.
The farce of this election is that Trump was one of Clinton’s johns. He paid in. He knows she’s worth it. Why don’t you get that?
A prostitute and a john walk into an election cycle…and the former mayor of New York made it clear that you back the service-provider.
It was long past time that someone stood on a national stage and said it’s time to decriminalize prostitution. Thank you Michael Bloomberg. You made your point clearly: There’s no love to be found in this election, so ignore your heart. Pay for the Pro. At least you can be sure you’ll get what you ordered.
And if you don’t have money, see if Obama can get a pallet of bills over to your house before he leaves office. The Iranians say he’s a pro too.
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