We could have done much better than the choice between bad and worse

It now seems a forgone conclusion that Donald Trump will face off against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November for the presidency.  This is the ultimate decision between bad and worse.  I’ll let you choose which is which because there really is no difference.

Both candidates have sky high unfavorable ratings and both face a fractured party.  Secretary Clinton is so disliked by her own party that a 74 year-old Socialist gets more ardent support.  In any realm of reality, Senator Bernie Sanders should only be in the Oval Office as part of a tour yet alone giving her a dog fight for the nomination.

Trump has members of the Republican Party openly participating in a “Stop Donald” campaign and hoping for a contested convention.  That seems improbable now.

This may be the first election in history where the eventual winner gets the majority of the support from the other party.  Conservatives who despise Trump will stay home which, in effect, is a vote for Secretary Clinton.  Supporters of Senator Sanders who despise her will vote for Trump.  Such is political life in 2016.

Regardless of who wins, a Republican will not reside in the Oval Office.  In fact, the Republican Party is in far worse shape than the Democratic Party and one can make the case it is pretty much dead. I cannot say I’m upset by this turn of events. The Republican Syndicate is a joke and so far removed from the real world it makes Reality TV look, well, real.

To this day, most of the Establishment believe Trump’s success is because of the media, stupid voters, his populist’s agenda, or a referendum on Conservatism.  They have no one to blame but themselves.  They cannot – or will not – see the voters have come out in record numbers for Trump because we are fed up with the Establishment.

On the other side, young people have come out in drovers for Senator Sanders because they have been indoctrinated to believe Government needs to take care of them.  And that is the most dangerous and scary thing.  The more government intervenes in our lives the more people come to believe that is normal.

It’s not. Government needs to stay out of our lives.

This election is now about everything but that simple concept.  Senator Ted Cruz warns against “creeping Socialism that incentivizes apathy and dependency.”  He’s right and without a candidate who recognizes the urgency of maintaining the power of the Constitution, America will slip.

I do not believe that either Trump or Secretary Clinton care about upholding the Constitution.  Their first priority is to win the White House at all costs and then it’s anyone’s guess what happens next.

Clinton’s answer to everything is more taxes. I do not know about you but I’m pretty much taxed out. Trump’s response to everything is one answer, then a different answer, and later a different answer.

Ok, by a show of hands how many believe Trump will actually build that wall? I love the idea but there is this thing called Congress and the other thing called the Senate that must approve it. Do you really think anyone on either side of the aisle will want to work with Trump?  I’m sure Senator Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio will carry his water.

Who knows?  Maybe a Trump presidency will do the impossible and get the two parties to work together….against him!

There is no way I can ever bring myself to vote for Secretary Clinton. I cannot stomach her policies or philosophy.  It is hard for me to vote for Trump who has no concept of the issues other than spewing whatever comes to his mind at the time.

From my perspective, Trump may have the capacity to learn or surround himself with people who understand the issues but then he’ll need to rely on the Establishment and we are back where we started.

On the bright side, if Trump wins various Moronic B-list Hollywood stars have threatened to leave the country.  That’s a plus and reason alone to vote for him because it’s addition through subtraction.

Once again we have no choice but to hold our nose and push a button and then complain for the next four years.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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4 Responses to We could have done much better than the choice between bad and worse

  1. Joanne Diana says:

    Maybe we’ll be hit with an asteroid first…..

  2. Frank Diana says:

    we can’t do worse than the dysfunction we currently have. Not a big Trump fan – but he is an upgrade. Our current two-party system must go. Too many real challenges heading our way for this level of dysfunction to remain

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