Topic Who should be the next US president?
24 Oct 2016 17:42
Though I always respect the rights and opinions of others here, excepting those who mindlessly rattle off alt-right talking points as facts, it really does blow my mind that regardless of what you think of Hillary and regardless of how diehard a Republican you are (I myself have only voted Democrat 3 times in 30 years) that any woman could in good conscience cast a vote for a man who brags about his proclivity for sexually assaulting women. Taking all the other stupidity that spews from his mouth daily off the table, this alone is far more than enough that not one woman in this once proud country of ours should cast a vote for Donald Trump. Hate Hillary? Don't vote for Hillary. Vote for a third party, write in a candidate.. but for heaven sakes, the man sexually assaults women. How can a woman sanction that with her vote? How can a man sanction that? What is wrong with this country that a man brags about sexually assaulting women and ANYONE still says they will vote for him?
Sorry Amy, but at the risk of being deported by the huge Clintonite faction here, you don't always respect the rights and opinions of others here... otherwise you would not say "except" ... which means there are some here whose rights and whose opinions, however obnoxious or cranky they may be, you don't respect. You openly say so in what you have written.
For me I have the choice on this, the occasion of my first vote, to put one of two men into the White House. The choice offered is Donald Trump or Bill Clinton. Now Mr Clinton isn't standing for President, but a vote for Hillary is just as much a vote for Bill, who will get a wonderful appointment I am sure. So whose sexual appetite and regard for women do I find most repulsive? My answer is Bill. I also find Hillary's denegration of his victims as distasteful and as disgraceful as Dear Donald's antics. The Oval Office is no stranger to men with poor regard of women. Wasn't JFK a notorious womaniser?
I could vote for neither.. but I truly want change to come here because I believe change is needed. Change away from the political elitism that is killing the USA as it is surely killing Europe. Money has always 'talked', but it hasn't always completely 'controlled'. Sadly it's almost at that stage. Hillary is not going to even try to change that. Hillary 'belongs' to the Banks and Corporate America. I believe Donald will at least shake things up a bit, which is at least a start.
I was in my early teens in 2008 but I remember it. I also have some vivid memories of the aftermath. My mum's family made a fortune and the American taxpayer bailed out the Banks... and many of those taxpayers got to live in a motorhome.. well their cars. Now Hillary has stated the Banks were not to blame, but that is sooo not true. I saw some of what went on in that aftermath, from the 'inside' as you would say. I do not blame the current administration for the bailout but it was badly administered.. my opinion. I do blame them for their failure to reform the financial system so that it couldn't happen again. They didn't and it will.
Two other things that happened in the aftermath are causing me to vote for Dear Donald this election.
The first is the Ford Motor Company. Ford received hundreds and hundreds of millions in taxpayer's money to avoid closure because of their Board's bad investment strategies. Money given to them, not just to save them, but to stimulate their job creation programmes, through development and expansion, which happened. Last year they announced a new factory, manufacturing cars and engines, and creating more than 3,800 jobs... in Mexico. That is in addition to their 2012 commencement of a new manufacturing plant, which is coming online, in India, as we are about to vote. Only 3,000 jobs there, but with planned expansion over the next 10years for a further 4,000 jobs. We were not forgotten. They were quick to point out that they are investing in 'retooling' at their Cleveland Plant. That will make Cleveland more efficient. Not sure if the redundancies caused by this increase in efficiency have yet been announced. The investment in Mexico is $2.5billion, which Dear Donald wants brought back to the USA. Afterall most of the cars are coming here. The investment in India is $2billion and some of their cars are coming here. Cleveland gets $168 million and redundancies. Trade deals? How wonderful they are for Corporations? Who wants to do something about them?
The second relates to the bailout of the Banks and the failure to regulate, to protect us in the future. Most Americans think it was a Wall Street bailout, but it just wasn't Wall Street that collected. The very first Bank to recieve US taxpayer funds was Bank Of America. They recieved $1.1 trillion! Guess who was second? Westpac ... Australia's most risky bank and smallest of the big four Australian Banks. The biggest bank in Australia, and in my opinion it's best, the Commonwealth Bank, was the 12th Bank on the Fed list of Financial recipients. Thank you American taxpayers, for the Australian Government were not going there. And let us not forget the most fined bank in England, Barclays, who used the bailout funds on 49 separate occasions, for funds between $300million and $15billion. The Fed did not want to disclose who got what. A certain independent Senator from Vermont led the agitation that finally forced them to publish lists, that can be fact checked, through the Public Information Act. He, of course, stood for Presidential Nomination only to be shafted by the Democratic Party political establishment. The revulsion of his treatment caused the forced resignation of the chairwoman of that establishment. She was immediately hired by the Clinton campaign. If Hillary wins then the cronyism in Washington will reach, in my opinion, unprecedented levels. Dear Donald wants to remove the lobbyists. I think that alone is worth voting for! ... ooops... is that a third reason?.
Better stop now and start packing. Are any Veterans reading this? Have you kept your tin hat and body armour? I need to borrow some urgently. I have decided not to be deported willingly. Fortunately the 2nd Amendment gives me the right to defend myself against a hostile Government. Well if it is still in place at the time. ... otherwise I am soooo going to jail !!! ... or maybe GOP Heaven?... which is Democratic Hell