I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This will not surprise most people that I know. I did not watch last night’s debates to be persuaded otherwise. I watched to hear my Candidate lay out her plans for my Country’s future.
I would like to state that, for me, this Presidential Election is not about Democrat/Republican or Man/Woman. I honestly believe that if Donald Trump had somehow managed to worm his way into achieving the Democratic Nomination, I’d be voting Republican.
The truth of the matter is that one of the two people who took the stage last night is going to hold the most powerful position in the world (you can vote Third Party but please understand the risk you are taking).
So supporting Hillary Clinton is more about me NOT supporting Donald Trump above anything else.
For some reason, Donald Trump seems to be exempt from standards that we have held for every previous Male Candidate running for President.
For instance, if President Obama had called a woman a “Pig” or Mitt Romney had refused to release his Tax Returns neither would have had a shot in the last Presidential Election.
Trump is getting away with both of those things and so much more! What’s more, the fact that he’s getting away with it is spurring him on and inflating his ego to bigger proportions than ever before.
I feel like I am watching the equivalent of a Street Performer applying to be a Neurosurgeon. Everyone at the hospital knows he’s not qualified but they’re bored and don’t want to see the Juggling Acts in the Break Room to go away.
If we’re even going to try to lump Trump in with previous candidates then let’s begin.
Yes, all politicians lie.
They lie to bend the truth or skew the facts. Trump, however, seems to lie for the sake of lying.
Example: Back in July Trump said that the debate schedule was rigged (The presidential debate commission announced the dates for the 2016 debates September 2015) and the NFL reached out to him to complain. In fact, they sent him a letter. The NFL was quick to deny that any such interaction had occurred. Also, Trump has yet to produce said letter. This wasn’t just a lie, it was a fabrication produced out of thin air to help him prove a point. That’s scary.
I don’t think anyone has much of a case if they are trying to deny that Trump has a problem with women.
It is well documented.
In fact, he couldn’t resist bringing up comments he’s said about Rosie O’ Donnell and saying she deserved them, during a Presidential Debate.
Let me repeat that:
Donald Trump mentioned and defended mean, hurtful things he’s said about Rosie O’ Donnell DURING A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.
It may be perfectly acceptable for two entertainers to spar back and forth but I have higher standards for my Presidential Nominees.
“Rosie O’Donnell — I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.” -Trump
Actually, I do feel sorry for her, Donald. Because she started this fight with a Millionaire Reality Star and it’s being continued by a Presidential Nominee.
He’s A Bully
But he’s a methodical bully who teases the public with what he would have done or said.
He said this during the debate:
“I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family and I said to myself ‘I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. It’s inappropriate. It’s not nice.”
And this after the debate:
“I’m really happy I was able to hold back on the indiscretions in respect to Bill Clinton. Because I have a lot of respect for Chelsea Clinton. Maybe I’ll tell you at the next debate. We’ll see. But I’m very happy.”
We can even go back to his response of the Democratic National Convention:
“I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin, he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”
You see how he’s managed to bully and insinuate by giving himself credit for not bullying? You see that, right?
I could go on and on with example after example as to why Donald Trump’s candidacy is a joke but I don’t have the energy.
I believe that this Presidential Race is different than any other in history. We can really fuck things up by playing Russian Roulette (pun intended) with ‘The Donald’.
I am voting for Hillary.
If she doesn’t do what she says then I’ll try again in 4 years. Until then, I know that she is fully capable of keeping the country afloat*, but I truly believe that Donald Trump does not have the capacity to do the same.
*By afloat I mean:
– Maintain Foreign Relations
– Run our Military and Defense Programs
– Balance a National Budget
– Understand how laws and the government works
So the word “afloat” is a huge understatement.