Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I don't get it

So I don't write a whole lot about politics on here. But I have to say one thing:

I don't get how anyone is voting for Donald Trump.

Putting aside the fact that he's been a joke in this country for my whole life. Putting aside the fact that this guy has beaten and probably raped at least one of his wives. Putting aside the fact that he knows nothing about foreign policy and seems to have no interest in learning. Putting aside the fact that he's encouraging white supremacists. Even putting aside the fact that his economic plans would probably result in economic disaster...

I'm terrified of Trump being President.

The guy has expressed extreme willingness and even eagerness to resort to use of nuclear weapons against ISIS, and even apparently in Europe, if need be. He does not want to work with NATO and will scrap all the diplomacy that we've built over the last century. He wants to tell our allies to go fuck themselves. He'll stand by and watch while our former enemies invade our allied countries. That's why Putin has endorsed him.

It doesn't matter if you're Republican or Democrat, because even his own party is turning against him. How can you not be terrified of this man having our nuclear codes???

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  1. I'm not even american and I'm terrified. I'm european, and it's scary as hell thinking about that creature as "leader of the free world". And we can't do anything to prevent it from happening. I wish the whole world could vote, since we'll all be dealing with the consequences.
    It's horribly scary that the future of the world as we know it is in the hands of american voters (the almost 50% who apparently are as ignorant and dangerous as the lunatic they'll be voting for).
    He hinted that assassinating Hillary would be a good idea. I honestly hope someone assassinates him instead. So many innocent lives will be spared if it happens.

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  2. How he got this far is beyond my understanding of humanity.Apparently there are a lot more nasty people in this country than I would have believed. We've got about 3 months to get this straightened out.

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  3. Allowing the bad guys to consider that he might be serious is part of a positioning tactic. His stated goal is to make America great again. To achieve that, we have to position ourselves so that other countries cannot continue to take extreme advantage of our good intentions. Please consider that Trump's life would be a lot easier if he didn't take on the job of CEO of the USA. The only possible explanation of why he would put himself thru this grueling election process and then the take on the tremendous responsibility of President is because he seriously does love this country and sees no other path to preserve the American dream. The American dream is having the freedom to innovate, work, and achieve. The American dream should not be getting free stuff from the government.

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    1. He has ZERO good intentions. He is an insane person, loaded with money and hungry for power. He doesn't give a damn about anyone but himself, he's doing this for the power rush and nothing else. Don't fool yourself.

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  4. There are a significant number of voters who feel disenfranchised from their federal government; voters who are angry and bitter and feel betrayed by a government who made promises to them of economic prosperity and didn't follow through. Fiz, you live in the Midwest (the so-called flyover America), how many small towns are dead or dying because of globalization? Or had their economies snuffed out because of government regulations? Trump has ascended to where he is now because he has tapped into that bitterness and anger of being ignored or left behind. Right or wrong, he is perceived as a champion who will bring down the DC establishment.

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  5. You'd prefer the woman with more dead bodies in her wake than Elizabeth Bathory? Had you done even a fraction of what she has you'd be so far under a jail they'd have to pump in sunlight. Foreign policy? Benghazi. Allies? Do we have any other than UK and Israel that aren't in freefall? If Hillary wins the pageant this year, do you think that at the beginning of her term she'll bring back what she stole when they were kicked out of government housing the first time around? Or will she show up with empty vans at the end of her term and finish the job? I will agree that Trump may not be the best qualified president, but anybody who WANTS that job isn't qualified to have it.
    Is your refrigerator running? I may vote for it!

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    1. When Hillary wins her first executive order will be to murder your pets and castrate you, Bob Culp :)

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    2. These are common right-wing accusations. I've never seen anyone produce the slightest real evidence in favor of them. There's a reason people talk about "Clinton derangement syndrome", and wild accusations like this are the core of it. Those of us who are old enough to remember the lunacy surrounding Vince Foster's death know this very well. And those who keep making these accusations ignore the *FACTS*, for example that Foster's suicide was investigated over and over again, and no evidence in favor of the accusations has ever been found. Unfortunately, facts don't matter to wingnuts. And from my perspective the key problem facing the country is that the entire Republican Party has stopped caring about truth, preferring to believe whatever they feel like believing instead of adjusting their beliefs to the facts. And *that* is why we have Trump as a presidential candidate.

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    3. Ian,
      You think I don't know that?
      Actually, that will be her third. The first will be to outlaw the ownership of gunpowder. The second will be to ban IQs over 15.

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  6. I don't like Hillary Clinton, but I think that Trump is a bad person. I cannot imagine the circumstances under which I would vote for him.

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  7. I'm not an American but I'm also genuinely worried

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  8. Regardless of who wins, the next 4 years will be hellacious. I only hope the country survives the next 4 years. And I strongly pray that it is only 4 years. They both suck.

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  9. Fizzy,
    Can I hand it to you for finally being one of the few medical professionals that has the guts to give a political opinion?

    Its like docs can't have an opinion or only voice it amongst their own. This contributes to hubris, to ego, and to an us vs. them attitude. Thank you for at least saying something, anything.

    I can take someone who is a human being who asks, thinks. That I can agree with, no matter what stance you take in politics.

    That being said, I pray for a reason.

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  10. The odds are running very very against him at the moment. Let's hope that the nation maintains its moment of clarity and keep the odds that way.

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  12. dotdotdotdashdashdashdotdotdotAugust 12, 2016 at 1:34 AM

    Not American. Living in EU. The idea of a Trump presidency is terrifying for all the reasons you have mentioned. He's proven himself absolutely reckless in his words and deeds with little understanding of world affairs.

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  13. I think there's a way to talk politics w/ people who have different views respectfully & intelligently! I don't think we've seen the worse of what Trump has going on! For one, I suspect there's some damning info in those tax returns. Believe me if it was him producing (ready to) his and Clinton not.....he'd be throwing one of his tantrums that the world is not fair! Then it's "Listen to me, except when I put my foot into my mouth because it's not really what I said or meant because you're reading too much into it! But listen because I WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

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  14. there was a great political cartoon today... a scene of a nuclear bomb going off near D.C. ~ with the cation...
    "Pres. Trump, the north koreans didn't understand your 'sarcasm'"

    The man is a meglomaniac psychopath!

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  15. I live in the South Pacific where we have watched all the election hoopla going from being mildly amused that DT is running - to actually thinking he might end up running your country! We have a unanimous themed attitude.."is he really the very best you've got? Is he who you really want as a country representing you on a world stage? Is he your political Gold Medalist??" I have to wonder if he is a decoy - let Clinton win then so something serious sabotage to her and bring in the next Republican to win with a landslide. Just seems too odd and out of character that a major party would endorse Trump - something smells a bit off to me; either that or I watch too much TV!! Either way its certainly got you all front and centre of the world news - reality TV at its best that's for sure.
    Good luck with it all!!
    KiwiMom xx

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  16. "Fizzy ‎@FizzyMcFizz
    I barely take home half my income.. I hate looking at my pay stub "

    hmmmmm. how does that get better ? certainly not under Mrs Clinton.



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    1. There are things much more important to me than money.

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  17. Seriously, I ask myself that question every freaking day. Along with "Who are the stupid people that voted Chump in??!!!"

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