Campaign 2010: A Political 'Jersey Shore' Reality Show

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Previously by Gerald Celente: Recovery? How About ‘Relapse’?

According to Democrats, a substantial Republican/Tea Party victory in the midterm elections will result in brutal spending cuts and the slashing of entitlement programs. They foresee a nation that has been gradually moving toward recovery grinding to a grid-locked halt. Only with the Democrats retaining power, they say, will there be any "Hope" for "Change-We-Can-Believe-In."

According to Republicans and the Tea Party, as a result of Democratic policies, America is already in an economic death-spiral that only they can reverse by restoring sound conservative economic principles.

According to the media, hyperventilating politicians and the entire world of pontificating punditry, the results of Campaign 2010 will have "historic" and immediate consequences — no less than the future of the United States of America is at stake.

Regardless of who wins, nothing of consequence will change. Campaign 2010 is no more than a "Political Reality Show."

From the President of the "Free World" (the philosopher-in-chief) making the TV circuit rounds and yucking it up with comedians and clowns … to mindless, meaningless, grade school caliber debates … to vicious and degrading attack ads — a day following political candidates on the campaign trail is like a day spent following the cast of Jersey Shore. Politics is show business for ugly people.

Yes, there will be bitter, well-publicized fights over Obamacare, tax breaks and entitlements. But when it comes to the mega-economic and grand geopolitical problems assailing the nation — as the lack of substantive recommendations from the candidates or party platforms has made clear: the two-headed, one-party system will continue to speak with a single voice.

"Republicans ousting Democrats is like the Gambinos replacing the Bonnanos. Whoever wins, the people lose."

Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently called “The Collapse of ’09.”

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