I finished my ballot today. It's stamped and ready to ship out to the proper authorities who will likely throw it in the shredder.
I kid, I kid!
Anyway, voting is done for me. But, now I get to (most likely) spend 4 years with a President that I voted for but don't support.
You see...I can't stand Hillary Clinton. And, I am very very annoyed at how folks on the left have granted her sainthood despite her many legitimate faults.
This is my new favorite site: http://www.mostdamagingwikileaks.com/
I am not a fan of WikiLeaks. Never have been. Not when they were going after Bush (yeah...remember that? The left loved them then.) and not now. I don't like hackers having so much power in an election. But, just like the Bush leaks, there information is now out and we can't ignore it just because it's coming from a source we don't like. Please, continue trying to keep them out and put them in jail. But, with the info exposed, we can't pretend that it doesn't matter.
And, there is some pretty bad stuff in here.
Still...I keep hearing about how inspiring Hillary is.
Yes...she will (likely) be the first woman president. And, while that's historic, I also think it's disappointing. Not because it's taken us this long to elect a woman, that's a different topic. But, because this is the woman we're hiring.
And, here is my biggest worry. I am worried that Hillary will win so big, that the House and Senate will flip, and that people are so pissed at Republicans (rightfully so) that Hillary and the Democrats will go forward talking about their "mandate." They will sell this as a huge win for them based on what they had to offer the country.
I don't think this is the case at all. I suspect there are many more people out there like me than there are legitimate Clinton supporters. People like me who support a different direction but refuse to vote for Trump.
Here is a video I enjoy describing just how many people in the United States ACTUALLY voted for these two clowns:
To make myself perfectly clear...the ONLY reason I am voting for Clinton is to do my part to make sure Donald Trump does not become president. Because to me, for all the reasons I have mentioned in previous posts, Trump would be worse for the country than Clinton. With Clinton, it's 4 more years of what we know, no matter how much we dislike it. With Trump, we potentially have a tyrant.
Clinton does not have my support. I fully suspect she will move towards a single payer healthcare system, which I oppose. I do not look forward to her Supreme Court nominations (in fact, I REALLY REALLY want Congress to get Merrick Garland approved as he is actually an acceptable choice from a Democrat president). I cringe when I think of Bill Clinton in any kind of public role once again, because there is one area where Trump is right. Bill Clinton has been forgiven too many times for his abuses of women. He disgusts me.
I suspect I am not the only person who feels this way. I suspect there are many more of me out there. People who are holding our noses and truly voting for the lesser of two evils. This does NOT give Clinton or the Democrats a mandate. It gives them an opportunity. An opportunity to prove me wrong, sure. And, I hope they do. But, I also hope that 4 years is enough for the Republicans to pull their heads out of their asses and recognize what got them here in the first place.
Because this election is not what the country wants. Not by a long shot.
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