Why shouldn’t Goldman Sachs be president? Goldman Sachs is a person (albeit a “corporate person”), a natural born American, and best of all is an “outsider.” Goldman Sachs qualifies for the presidency in every way.
Looking back the sticky tab “outsider” in Election 2016 proved to be a very nebulous concept. It apparently meant that it’s okay to take big bucks from corporatist special interests and it’s okay to be Adam’s apple deep in politics.
Ted Cruz said he’s a political outsider because he’s merely a first term Senator. But his wife is on leave from her executive position at Goldman Sachs, a giant corporatist/bankster entity that made a low-interest $500,000 loan to her husband for his senatorial campaign.
Politicians get to declare themselves outsiders of course. According to a Politico news squib when Cruz bragged to his former boss George Bush in 2012 how he was going to run for president by posing as “a political outsider” and beat the “entrenched elites” Bush cut him off with “I guess you don’t want my support. Ted, what the hell do you think I am?”
If Cruz meets the definition of “outsider” then so does Hillary Clinton. She has gobbled up 675,000 golden Goldman Sachs smackers at a $200,000 per hour clip in “speaking fees.” And Ms Clinton, just like Outsider Cruz, was also a first-term senator, and a second-term senator as well, but that seems not to matter. Clinton proclaimed herself an outsider candidate on CBS News’ Face the Nation: “I cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president, I mean really, let’s think about it.”
By these standards even Chris Christie donned the “outsider” mantle. According to deep insider news source The Hill he claimed “I’m an outsider every morning I get up” because he’s a Republican governor in a deep-Democratic state. In the same article JEB! Bush, Son and Brother of former presidents, claimed outsider status because “he’s never lived in Washington and doesn’t know his way around the city” while Marco (Polo!) Rubio chimed in with Me Too because he says “he’s leaving the Senate.” He says.
Even longtime Wisconsin elected official Scott Walker tried on the outsider hat but was laughed right out of the campaign race. Then there’s Sen. Bernie Sanders who spent over two decades in Congress. He seems to be getting away with the outsider moniker without even using it since what could be more “outsider” than running as a Democratic Party candidate while openly identifying as – rather than pretending not to be – a Socialist? And don’t forget Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, all of whom claimed to be at least political newcomers or neophytes, i.e., outsiders.
It’s likely that Goldman Sachs had a few hundred thousand chips on all of the candidates, Republican and Democrat, just to maintain their position as the country’s biggest politically-connected crony corporatist “insider” having raked in $billions in taxpayer-funded bailouts. On the other hand Goldman Sachs has never even run for elected office, has never held elected office, not even as a first-term anything, so that should qualify G.S. as an “outsider.”
Since the Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that a corporation is a “person” why can’t Goldman Sachs run for president? Good ol’ Goldie S. was founded (born) in New York in 1869, thereby meeting the age requirement, and incorporated (became a person) in 1998. Since Obama, Cruz and Rubio all passed the “Natural Born Citizen” test why not corporations? So just skip all the outsider BS and vote for Goldman Sachs for President. As libertarians well know G. Sachs and his buddies are already running everything anyway.