What a sad time. Coming to the end of an eight year period of idiocy by a guy poorly pretending to be a president, and what have we got? The choice between bad and worse and the inability to decide which is which. I am on record as insisting it is the duty of every American to vote...for every Christian to vote...that not voting is a vote for the worst of evils on the ballot (assuming more than two)...and that one cannot complain about the state of affairs when one did nothing to influence the direction of the state.
So now what do I do?
Assuming there's still a chance ol' Bernie can win the Democratic nomination, there's no way on God's green earth that I would ever vote for a socialist...especially one as goofy as this guy. And Hillary? Are you freaking kidding me? At best she's four more years of Barry O!
Then there's the Trumpster. We know what kind of hell hole we'll be in with either Bernie or Hillary. Of that there's no doubt. They simply CAN'T improve our situation. But Donnie-boy is an unknown. That is to say, we really don't know what he'll do given the fact that he hasn't given us a whole lot about which we can feel certain. I'm not talking about getting things done, but about exactly what he'll try to get done. He's walked back a lot of things he's asserted he will do.
I'm concerned about the guy's character, frankly, and despite what some who are said to know him well say, it's hard to feel good about a strip-club owner. There's also his lack of concern for private property rights. And we're just supposed to believe him that things will be better with him in charge, when a little insight as to how he intends to accomplish what he promises would go a long way toward instilling some confidence in those like myself who are not impressed with his "political incorrectness".
That alone is a big deal to me. There's rejecting political correctness, and then there's being an ass. There is no need to be the latter when claiming to favor the former. In speaking to Megyn Kelly, he said he likely wouldn't be where he is if he hadn't acted and talked like he did. I don't doubt it for a minute. But being a clown is not what we need in a president, as Barry has proven. (Indeed, pretending for a moment that he's actually conservative, he's the conservative Barry O, and his supporters are very much like Barry's were...and just as foolish.)
He also told Kelly that if he fails to win the White House, he would regard his campaign as having been a great waste of time. Two problems with this gem: 1. He didn't use the word "failure" in regards to...you know...FAILING to win the presidency, and 2. Striving to serve the nation as its president, but failing to be elected is not a waste of time if one is truly concerned with doing the job I the first place. His comments indicate an "it's all about me" attitude, which seems to be totally Trump.
And that's another problem. Many insist that he will surround himself with really good people. I would hope so. But my fear is that he will not abide their counsel. He regards himself highly. He's a legend in his own mind. Will he truly take guidance from more expert people?
I could go on and on about all the things that make him a horrible choice. As disappointed as I was with the American people for Obama, both with those who supported him as well as those who didn't vote because of all the lame reasons for not voting, I am even more disappointed now. We had a guy who really knows the Constitution and has proven that he is more concerned with it being followed than he is with making friends, and people think Trump spouting off about immigration makes him more worthy of their votes. It didn't then and doesn't now, but now we have a harder choice (Cruz was the no-brainer choice, meaning too many have proven they have no brain).
We have a harder choice, but we have no choice but to cast a vote for this low-life scumbag (I'm following his lead in my word choices here). To allow a Clinton/Sanders win is to support what they will do to us. That simply can't be allowed to happen. It's too late to go third party and while I'd like to write in Cruz, that's really no different than going third party without some real confidence that a majority will do the same.
I'm going to have to hold my nose (tightly) and vote for Trump. I don't want to. But fools have tied my hands. I have to vote for the guy who didn't attract enough attention in the primaries to quickly force out those who eventually stayed in the race too long. Most of the right-wing didn't want him. I still don't.
I recently heard Mark Levin talking about SCOTUS appointments and those on Trump's list of possibilities. Mark knows these things well and his opinion of the list is favorable for the most part, Levin knowing many of them on the list. So Trump's choice(s) could make voting for him worth it. What else he might do and/or accomplish will remain to be seen. And I'm nervous as hell about it.