To people who consider Trump “the lesser of two evils…”
Let me say this passage was initally written in response to a friend’s “reasons” for supporting Trump over Hillary. Some of the statements address remarks that she made specifically, so, I may paraphrase some of my friend’s remarks to provide context, but I feel like even without specific context, my reactions are applicable to common reasons you hear Trump supporters express.
I understand you don’t trust Hillary. I don’t 100% trust her myself. She’s a politician, for one, and sometimes she seems sneaky. But that said, I don’t see how Trump is the “lesser of the two evils” by any stretch of the imagination.
It just seems like Democrats want to railroad Trump, but forget every single one of Hilary’s transgressions for the last 40 years.
I think this is a gross generalization born of emotion, not fact. Democrats don’t need to railroad Trump because to us, he does a fine job himself. Every time he opens his mouth, he betrays his bigotry, playing to other people’s hatred.
Well, what about Saul Alinsky, the child rapist that she laughed about getting off because she made the girl question her own story? That girl was 12!
You talk about Hillary “laughing” about a man getting away with a pedophilic crime, yet you’re willing to support a man who likely commited one ? It makes no sense. At any rate, that statement is not strictly factual either. Hillary defended him, because that’s what a defense attorney’s JOB is. She did not volunteer to be the his lawyer, she was appointed. Even if she made a plea or helped get him acquitted, I doubt she found anything funny about it. She didn’t try to smear the kid, but again, as a lawyer, it is her job to question the veracity of the accuser. Yet Republicans are willing to believe this portrait of her as a soulless advocate for a pedophile just to justify voting Trump, who may actually BE one, and has had more than one allegation of sexual assault.
What about when she called black men “Superpredators?”
The black “superpredator” thing is funny to me because it’s something Republicans seize on while simultaneously defending and making excuses for officers like the ones who murdered Alton Sterling. Even people who claim not to be racist make apologist remarks, saying that if these black men didn’t “live the life they do” or they “weren’t criminals” they wouldn’t be dead.
Also, this statement, that was like 20 years ago. Is a person not allowed to grow in 20 years? I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, I am not the person I was in my 20’s. I was a lot more Conservative in my 20’s. In fact, I used to be one of the those apologists. I didn’t know better. I certainly do now.
Well, what about taking money while Secretary of State for the Clinton foundation, from countries that kill gays and Christians and oppress women and then doing favors for them?
Firstly, all of a sudden, Republicans, as a party, care about gays? This is news to me. I guess they care more when they are using them as an excuse to justify hating Hillary, than when they are trying to keep them from getting married or eating in restaurants run by Christian people. And women. They care about women? The same women whose healthcare they don’t want to pay for and whose bodies they think they have the right to legislate? Trump actually mentioned how women who get illegal abortions should be punished. I know on the surface, it seems benign enough. You break a law, you get punished. Only to me it’s more akin to saving a person who attempts to commit suicide only to charge them for the “crime.” Additionally, I wonder how many abortions Trump has personally paid for over the course of his life. Just speculating…
As to the favors to these “gay and women hating” countries, do you honestly think Hillary is the only politician that makes deals with the devil? Shit, Reagan helped fund the Taliban! Every single one of them make questionable deals, often based more on economic reasons than moral ones . Every. One. And Trump would be no different.
In fact he’d proabbly be worse. For me the bottom line is that Trump is inciting more violence and race hate (something the Republicans accuse Obama of again and again,) all the while voting in policies that uphold social race and sex disparities. Some people think Trump will be good for the country because he’ll “run it like a business.” Trump is not even a good businessman, so if he ran the country like he runs his businesses, we’ll be in the toilet in short order. Nevermind the fact that a fundamental point to remember about business is that most businesses do not really care about their employees, they care about the bottom dollar. If America is run like a true business, most of us middle and low class scum (speaking of things candidates said a long time ago) are expendable assets.
I say all this as respectfully as possible, but regardless of how you feel about the classified documents issue, the government is not pressing charges. In the case of the alleged rape of the minor, the statute of limitations for for criminal charges is passed, but child rape is a crime of morality I can not overlook. If it’s a choice between a hate preaching pedo and someone who was perhaps wreckless with classified documents , I’ll take the second. Every time.
Readers, please feel free to comment respectfully. Trolling (especially by Conservatives :p) will not be tolerated.