I have voiced my intent to proceed with my anti-Hillary vote and cast it for Trump – but he isn’t making it easy. His speech in Cincinnati yesterday (actually more of an incoherent assemblage of rambling sound bites from the past) was embarrassing and immature on so many levels. It was filled with childish taunting and for a supposed businessman, some of the most anti-business rhetoric I have ever heard from a Republican. 35% tariff on all Carrier air conditioners built in Mexico? This guy is a bigger isolationist than Ron Paul.
Of course Hillary is worse. A picture of Bill and Hillary are in the dictionary beside the definition of the word “corruption.” Of course, Hillary mishandled classified information in such a way that if it were anyone else, there would have been no question about prosecution. Of course the media is in the tank for the Hillary (just as they were for Bill). Of course progressives don’t care about integrity – big shocker there, I know. They define “integrity” in terms of devotion to the progressive agenda – they don’t care about lying, corruption, influence peddling, graft or lawlessness as long as those behaviors advance the progressive agenda.
But Trump has so many flaws, he makes Hillary look viable. This childish rant in Cincinnati was just another in a continuing stream of inanity since he became the presumptive GOP nominee. Instead of actually hitting Clinton in a way that has lasting effect, Trump steps on his manhood with golf shoes and has to defend his statements on Saddam Hussein from some very conveniently timed outrage by the Hillary Media Fan Club. While he is in defense mode, he can’t attack…but then again, Trump isn’t a statesman or a student of debate, Trump is the class clown who makes fun of the debate club.
If there were an honorable, principled, solid Republican candidate this time, Hillary would suffer the same fate as Walter Mondale did against Reagan in 1984 – but we still in danger of a corrupt senior politburo member becoming party chairman. This is what you get when you support flawed, unprincipled candidates just because you think they can win and they promise to do exactly what the other side does, just not to you this time. This is what you get when you are just driven to support your agenda of retribution at any cost – just like a progressive.
How much different would it be if there was a Ted Cruz laying out the similarities in what Hillary did to the cases that have already been prosecuted regarding the unintentional mishandling of classified material rather than a political simpleton who thinks hanging a funny nickname on someone is an effective strategy? How effective would he be for the candidate to be asking the media to explain why General Petraeus, Kristian Saucier and Bryan Nishamura were prosecuted and Hillary gets to skate? How much different would it be if a principled candidate were attacking the progressive assertion that Hillary is innocent because she didn’t show “malicious intent” by suggesting that she showed depraved indifference in her actions – rather than making his supporters chortle at “Crooked Hillary?”
Trump is not a stupid man; however, he IS a stupid politician.
But he’s OUR stupid politician, right?