Monday, August 8, 2016

How do you respond?

When people tell me that it doesn’t matter whether they vote for Her Clintoness or the Trumpster because both are equally corrupt, I check my frustration and instead ask them a few questions. First: would you rather entrust your nation’s future to someone who raked in millions of dollars doing illegal favors for foreign governments while holding one of the highest offices in the land, or to someone who calls Rosie O’Donnell a pig?

Then – who is more qualified: the Democratic nominee who knowingly endangers America’s security by using an illegal basement server to hide her guilty trail of Benghazi and Clinton Foundation emails, versus the presumptive Republican nominee who has filed two or three legal bankruptcies in nearly a half century of largely successful business dealings?

Also: would you choose as commander in chief a woman who coldly lies to the grieving parents of four dead Americans as their coffins are unloaded behind her or a guy who ridicules his rivals on a debate stage?

And you must choose one, because one will be the president of the United States, the most powerful person on the planet. You may notice something about the examples here and many others I could cite. They illustrate a certain hierarchy of the horrible, and that is this: Hillary Clinton has committed crimes against the very nation she pretends to serve. Donald Trump’s “crimes” are mostly boorish infringements of good taste or taking savvy advantage of existing law.... More at the link