This is so freaking weird that I kind of agree with Glenn Beck, who says:
I am firmly against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as potential presidents of the United States of America. I believe that neither candidate has the values, decency or principles to be the leader of the free world. And for the millionth time (though I presume not the last), I reject the notion of a binary choice. I will not vote for the ‘lesser of two evils.’
My Facebook post included in these reports is very clear:
If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.
The ‘moral, ethical’ reference is not directed towards Hillary Clinton, but rather my decision to stand for and on my principles against the candidacy of Donald Trump. If other people share this principle and hence, Clinton is elected, at least my choice of sticking to my principles is, to me, moral and ethical.
I'm not endorsing anyone this election either, not that anyone cares.
But like Glenn Beck, voting for Trump is an impossibility. I might as well vote for the thing that scrapes the bottom of the barrel at that point.
But I'm going to revel in the fact that my state will probably go for Clinton anyway, especially because Trump has done his best to make sure this election won't even be close, and so I can vote or write-in whoever I want.
And then in six months when I'm bitching about President Clinton, no one can be like, "Well, too bad, you voted for her."
No, I didn't. I won't. And I'm happy with that decision. Beck is right. Neither of them deserve it. They both suck, for different reasons.
Honestly, Trump has given Clinton an easy pitch. The Wikileaks stuff would have brought her down, if Trump wasn't such an obvious pervert (and likely sexual predator) who can't help but incriminate himself with his own recorded words.
I used to say that if the DNC couldn't find a way to beat Trump with a potato, they deserved to lose. That's doubly true now.
So I'll be glad to see him go, because he's a big whiny baby who feels entitled to a post of honor that he is not qualified for, and does not deserve.
And because the thought of four years of listening to his bloviating fills me with agony.
But Clinton also feels, I think, entitled to a position she doesn't deserve, either. Because as a representative of the Democratic party, she obtained the nomination undemocratically, and unfairly.
But she's not a complete fucking idiot, either. Misguided, yes, but I actually trust her enough to think she wouldn't start a war over a tweet, rape an intern, or piss off Mexico by demanding they build a stupid wall.
So I'll hate quite a lot of President Clinton's term as commander-in-chief, whether that is 4 or 8 years.
But at least if she gets elected I won't feel like we unleashed a narcissistic madman--literally, a fucking madman--loose on the world.
If the Republicans had maybe run Jeb Bush or someone who had the presence of mind not to urinate all over the female electorate--they might have had a chance this election.
But Trump did what he does best: Expel a lot of hot air about himself, get a lot of people invested in his idea, and then through his own massive ego and selfishness and overall brutishness--collapse at the end when it really matters and bring his campaign to bankruptcy (morally and economically).
He's a genuinely awful person. You'd enjoy kicking the shit out of a kid like that in high school. So I don't think anyone should have any illusions about that.
Clinton has enough scandals, and enough email fodder, to have ruined her campaign against almost any other candidate.
Any other candidate but Trump.
I see the writing on the wall. I don't like it, that she will be President, but it is what it is. I won't vote for her. I'm not donating money. I'm not helping her get elected.
I don't have to do anything to Donald Trump. He took himself out of the race, as far as I'm concerned, he's just gone full conspiratorial and denialist at this point.
But no one should be surprised about that kind of reaction from a narcissist.
That the establishment Republican party is undergoing a crisis over this fills me with a sense of glee, after them being nothing but a pack of obstructionist, belligerent, money-worshipping dicks for the past 16 years.
Finally, Mitch McConnell, you have met a greater dick than yourself. You have met the greatest obstructionist, belligerent, money-worshipping dick of all, and he hates you, and wants to burn your party to the ground, and a majority of your party has decided they want to see it happen.
It has moved past being funny at this point, into simply being unbelievable.
I can't believe these are our choices. I still can't.
But I stand in absolute awe that the party of moral responsibility is represented right now by Donald Trump. Congratulations, guys. You've found the absolute worst, and made him a candidate. He won your nomination fair and square.
I'd say a mocking congratulations to the Democrats for nominating Clinton, too, but they didn't pick her in a truly democratic fashion in the first place.