Well That Was Fun
November 9, 2016
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I’ve toyed with a post since Saturday. It would explain who I voted for and why. Kind of pointless now. I’ll just say that I wrote in a name and now that catastrophe has struck — it’s not just that Trump won — but Republicans held on to both houses of Congress. We are now at their mercy and the Supreme Court will be dominated by conservatives for years and decades to come.
As the events of last night developed, I thought of another post and this morning I’ve considered letting it go, but I can’t. I think a point needs to be made.
I have seen some people already blame the “damn third party voters” for having brought this about. Unfortunately, they’re missing the reason why there are third party voters — because the main parties did not offer those voters viable alternatives. So …
I blame the Democrat Party apparatus and Hillary Clinton for this debacle. And just to be clear, I don’t blame those of you who voted for Hillary Clinton. You had no choice. No, I blame the Party apparatus for lining up behind a fundamentally flawed candidate and forcing her onto the party supporters and the American people. A candidate who is a walking conflict of interest who a significant portion of the population will never, ever trust. Rightly or wrongly, this is the case with the Clintons in America.
And I blame Hillary Clinton and her husband for the decisions they made that led to her underlying flaws. They had a choice 15 years ago. Leave the political life and go make money and lead a great charitable foundation or stay in politics. They couldn’t do both, particularly in the way they decided to make money and fund that foundation. They have personally profited by more than $150 million from special interests for speeches they gave and their foundation has received millions and millions of dollars from foreign countries, foreign interests, and corporate and special interests. They are a walking, talking conflict of interest at a level unseen in American politics. And they arrogantly believe that none of that matters.
And they own the debacle that is a President Trump and a Republican Congress for at least the next two years.
I blame the Clintons for their arrogance and unwillingness to recognize Hillary Clinton is not the candidate America needed or wanted this year. And I blame the Democrat Party for refusing to find a better alternative. They gave America no choice. And we are now stuck with a catastrophe in the making. I can only hope that having done the unthinkable Donald Trump will recognize the weight and seriousness of the office he will hold on January 20, 2017, and grow up for the first time in his life. I’m not optimistic.