Election 2016

The primaries are over and it’s looking like Hillary is going to get the nomination. That fact was the dinner bell for all the Hillary Haters out there and they are coming out of the woodwork like no one’s business. Very quick to decry her and label her as a liar and corrupt. Even if that were true, would she be the first? Politicians at every level of our government have been lying to our faces for decades upon decades.We lie. They lie. Who the fuck doesn’t lie? Is it wrong? Yes, but that’s how it happens. I wonder why it’s okay for everyone else but for some reason inexcusable for Hillary. Even Trump gets a pass on his mountain of lies. I also see a lot of people making dismal predictions of Hillary’s administration. They see a swollen deficit and a demolished economy. They must be having flashbacks of GWB’s reign of terror. I seem to remember 8 years ago everyone said Obama’s policies were going to bury this country and today we have record job growth, an improving economy, low unemployment and stronger ties with our allies than ever before. The lesson is YOU all were WRONG! What will happen when Hillary becomes president? I can’t say. I wouldn’t dream of making such predictions, but I can say if her tenure as Secretary of State is any indication, she is going to work her ass off for us amid the vicious lies and slanderous rumors that have dogged her since her days as First Lady. Let’s not forget that the Clintons left the White House with a strong economy and an actual SURPLUS of money. I remember those days. The whole country was humming like a fine tuned machine and then came W and everything went to Hell and the Repubs insist on dragging use further down.

You don’t like Hillary? Fine. You  hate her so much you will NOT vote for her in the general election? All right. If you want the Trump-inator to take the seat of power and gut this country and let it collapse like so many of his business failures of recent history, be my guest. What do you think he’s going to do that’s so God damned great? Does he reflect those shiny Christian Republican values with his multiple divorces and his loud,obnoxious demeanor? You think he’s so truthful and honest? Is that what you think? He’s always been destined for the political arena because he is as big a liar as anyone else on Capitol Hill. Wouldn’t it be great if politicians DIDN’T lie? Sure would, but they do and we keep voting the best ones in. That’s a fact we have to live with. The game is to get the liar who will do the best job or at least do the least damage. With Trumps ‘quick to anger’ style, I would not rule out nuclear war within his first year.

Is there a perfect candidate? Is there anyone out there who can win and solve all this country’s problems? No. There’s never been any such candidate ever and there never will be. No one person can be expected to clean up this mess all on their own. We as a people need to sack  up and realize if we’re going to get this place back on track we’re going to have to swallow some bitter medicine. There will be sacrifices. Those big life giving corporations are going to have to start paying their taxes. We’re going to have to act together for the good of all, not just the fortunate few. I can’t say Hillary will be a a great president, but anyone can see that Trump will be a disaster. No experience. Completely incapable of getting over his own ego. Zero experience as a public servant and I’m willing to bet little knowledge of the Constitution. Clinton brings experience, knowledge and from what I’ve seen, incredible dignity and grace and the wisdom to listen to not only her allies,  but her detractors as well. She knows how the machine works and that’s what we need in a leader. I support Hillary and respect Bernie for his work as well. He would have made a fine president as well, but there can only be one candidate. Even if you hate her, I urge you to vote for Hillary if only to spare  us four dark years of President Trump. No matter how bad you think she could be, I’d take her on her worst day over Trump on his best.