I’m not even going to pretend to be bi-partisan in this post. I think a Trump presidency would be a terrible, terrible thing for our country and for the world. Not only do I have strong objections to the man’s character, I just do not agree with a single policy issue he stands for. Based on a number of factors, I simply do not believe he could lead our country with any measure of competence. And I honestly, don’t mean that as an insult. It’s just my honest and dispassionate conclusion.
That being said, I find it deeply troubling that our country is so vehemently divided politically. The fact that Donald Trump is the GOP frontrunner in this election didn’t come out of nowhere. His nomination is a painful and sobering indication that we are really falling apart as a nation. We’re hurting and we’re fearful. And we’ll do anything—ANYTHING—to resolve it.
When people are under tremendous economic pressures and feel their voices are consistently not heard, they will get behind someone who speaks their language and threatens to demolish their oppressors. And that is how they see Hillary and the establishment. It’s not necessarily that they don’t believe she will be a good president, but that she’ll be a president that will continue to ignore their concerns. And Trump, likewise, isn’t necessarily their dream of presidential decorum, but he’s a guy that once he’s in the White House, is really going to fuck things up. And that is their best hope. It’s desperate, and it’s terrifying.
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