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I know I've been neglecting my poor LJ page for a while. I should post something happy. But I need to get this off my chest.

This election sucks so bad that I'm honestly considering just not voting for anyone in the presidential campaign. I thought about throwing away my vote on the libertarian; but he sucks, too (not as much as Clinton and Trump. But sucking less than those two isn't something to be proud of)

As a feminist, a conservative, and someone who believes character and demeanor matters in a President, I cannot in good concience vote for Donald Trump

While I disagree with hyperbolic idiots in the media making Trump out to be the next Hitler; I do agree that he's an idiot man-child whose history of Democratic allegence and behavior should have made him ineligable to run on the GOP ticket. And the idea of him winning scares me because
(a) he clearly has no clue what he's doing and...
(b) he's so petty and vengeful that it would not surprise me if he dropped a nuke on France because some French whore gave him an STD. In addition, I believe he'll likely spend more time trying to find a reason to lock up Glenn Beck, Ben Shapiro, and other conservatives who spoke out against him (the same way President Obama did with Dinesh D'Souza) than he will running the country



As a feminist and a believer in the rule of law, I cannot in good concience vote for Hillary Clinton. Putting the Clintons back in the White House would be like putting Phillip and Nancy Garrido in charge of a kindergarten.
It makes me sick to think that our first female president will likely be an evil woman who got to where she is by covering for her corrupt, rapist husband and riding his spooge-stained coattails into power. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for rape culture. And, unlike the average Democrat, I believe that rape (and enabling rapists) is wrong no matter who the perpatrator is.

Also, I have worked for government agencies before. So I know for a fact that what Hillary did with her private server e-mails should have at the very LEAST made her ineligable for high public office. When I briefly worked at FEMA, I attended a meeting where all the employees were told that we would be hit with FELONY CHARGES if we mishandled the information that we worked with (even if we did it by accident). And I never had access to anything related to naional security (just the personal info of people applying for FEMA benefits). Hillary Clinton clearly believes that she's above the laws that us peasants have to follow. And the worst thing about that is....she's right. For whatever reason, Democrats have decided that the Clintons are our new royal family and therefore don't have to follow the same laws that the rest of us do. And it'll only get worse if they have the power of the White House again.

The ONLY convincing arguement I've heard to vote for Trump is the fact that, if he were to win, both the left and right wing media would be on him like white on rice and would call him out if he so much as farted in an elevator. If Hillary Clinton wins, we'll just be treated to more self-described "feminists" talking about how it's okay if Bill Clinton is a rapist and Hillary Clinton helped intimidate his victims because the Clintons voted to keep abortion legal (note: I'm not just saying that to be hyperbolic! I've heard liberal friends tell me this TO MY FACE and people on TV have done it, too)



A disturbing amount of Democrats believe that it's okay for a man to rape a woman as long as he supports her right to get an abortion after he's done with her. THAT is one of the main reasons I can NEVER vote Democrat.

tl;dr
While I'm sympathetic to the "side with Stalin to stop Hitler" mentality that a lot of Republicans are using to justify a vote for Trump. I'm still uncomfortable with it because, even if you defeat Hitler, you're still stuck with Stalin afterward.


....maybe I should just put myself down as a write-in candidate. :P

Date: 2016-10-24 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-verma.livejournal.com
Well... this is quite a dilemma. However, unless there's ABSOLUTELY no-one that you could agree with (or at least tolerate), I'd say go and vote; even if it means "throwing away" your vote.

The way I see it, if you don't vote, you basically let other people decide for you without even putting up a fight. And I do believe you know better than that. ;)

Also, on a happier note, nice to hear from you at all! ^_^

Date: 2016-10-28 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brendala.livejournal.com
THANKS! I want to make an effort to keep this (and the Scooby comm) updated. It's just that work hours and life changes have severely limited my free time.

Date: 2016-10-25 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ichiban-victory.livejournal.com
I couldn't vote for either of them, but Washington State has a lot of other elections and proposals that I do need to vote on...so I wrote someone in. I won't say who, though, but I voted according to my conscience. I think I'd rather Hilary in than Trump, but I'd rather not have either!

Date: 2016-10-28 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brendala.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm still voting on all the other stuff on the ballot. I just couldn't decide which to do (I ended up settling on the write-in protest vote instead of the Libertarian protest vote).

If someone put a gun to my head and made me choose between Trump and Clinton, I'd probably lean toward Trump ONLY because he's so hated by both liberals AND conservatives right now that he wouldn't be able to get away with anything for very long. But I can understand why some people think a known entity like Hillary Clinton is preferable to a wild card like Trump who has no guiding principals. It just pisses me off when so-called "feminists" act like electing Hillary Clinton is a great feminist achievement when it's really not (all it does is prove that women can't get into power without latching onto a powerful man and clinging to him no matter what)

Date: 2016-10-28 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ichiban-victory.livejournal.com
I would expect that if Trump gets into the White House, eventually he's going to say something or do something so callous that he'll get impeached, or at least only serve one term.

I felt this way in the last elections, but we should never vote for anything for being the first anything. I don't care about your skin color, religious persuasion, or gender. I want the president to be someone qualified for the position based on their skills, and skills alone!

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