So It’s Got to be Clinton? Really?

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I’m tired of writing about this election, and I really dislike having to write about politics on a Sunday. But the big debate is scheduled for tonight, and I have to get this said beforehand.

I can’t follow the logic of this argument. Can you?

*Once, in an unguarded moment of idle foolishness, ten years ago, Donald Trump made a lewd comment.

Therefore:

We’ve got to have Hillary Clinton for our president.

We’ve got to have open borders.

We’ve got to import another million unvetted Muslim refugees, and turn our country inside-out to make them feel at home.

We’ve got to have higher taxes and more spending.

We’ve got to have the thugs from Black Lives Matter invited to the White House as honored guests.

We’ve got to have “pay to play” conducted right there in the Oval Office.

We’ve got to make “Climate Change Denial” a federal offense.

And so forth and so on.

All of those “got to’s,” and more, are the price we will have to pay for deserting Donald Trump for the sake of a single stupid remark.

A Hillary Clinton presidency is way too high a price to pay for that.

13 comments on “So It’s Got to be Clinton? Really?

  1. If we must focus on Trump’s disgusting words, then in fairness, we should insist that the secret service men who worked for the clintons be brought forward to present the kind of words they heard coming out of the mouth
    of Hillary- again, again and again. The most foul mouthed person who ever inhabited the W.H. The old saying, “what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”, silly as it is, should be a ruling standard.

  2. And a radical liberal Supreme Court that would essentially throw out the Constitution!

    Evelyn

  3. You appear to have forgotten that no matter who wins. we will likely still have a divided government. If Clinton wins, a (probable) GOP House will fight anything she tries, and if Trump wins he won’t get anything through the (probable) Democratic-majority Senate. So legislatively, nothing changes. It’s still gridlock.

    I don’t like the fact that this election has become more about the personalities than any other issue, but Trump’s the one most responsible for making it happen by all his personal attacks throughout the primary process. If it’s a choice based on the individuals, liar/hawk (evil adult) still beats misogynist with arrested development who’s proud of his ignorance about everything but real estate and being a chauvinist.

    And give me a break, it’s not just this one slip from 2005. That’s only one particularly ugly example in a loooong line of similar piggy behaviors toward women. There are 23 years worth of Howard Stern interviews where he brags about what HE thinks are conquests, and his creepy obsession with Ivanka’s hotness, previous women he settled sexual harassment cases with, Erin Burnett’s gal pal who he groped, Miss Universe, and on and on. The Dems probably have enough to trot out a new one every few days until November 8.

    1. “A GOP House will fight anything she tries”? Really? Like they fought Obama?
      A Clinton presidency is much too high a price to pay for any indulgence in self-righteousness.

  4. Ugh, I hate the feeling that we *have* to defend Donald Trump for another stupid/crude/lewd thing he’s said. I don’t like him (I like him less and less the more we find out about him); the only thing I hope is that he’s being honest about what he’ll do when he’s president.
    I just wish that we had a better person, who was tough like Trump on the things that mattered but who was straight down the line and they couldn’t find anything against him. That’s never going to happen, though.

    I’m not going to defend him, and I know that that wasn’t the first, or the last, vile thing he’s ever said. I’m going to vote for him in the hopes that he can pull the country out of the financial spiral it’s in. But I have no delusions that he’ll help make our country more moral.

    1. Let’s face it: it’s hard for a president to do a lot of good, no matter how he tries. For instance, both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush put good, solid conservatives in charge of the Dept. of Education, but they couldn’t deflect it from its evil course.

      On the other hand, it’s very easy for a president to do a huge amount of harm, as Mr. *Batteries Not Included has just spent 8 years demonstrating.

      President Trump will get even less cooperation from Congress than GWB did. But if he can accomplish anything constructive at all, that will be light-years ahead of any good that Ol’ Careless might possibly do.

      I don’t believe it’s possible for any president to make the country more moral when the people insist on being immoral.

      The deck is stacked against us, but we can only try to do our best. And pray that our God soon intervenes for the good–as He so often has.

  5. I wish I had the faith you seem to that Donald Trump will deliver on ANYTHING he has promised in order to garner Republican support. His actual track record is abysmal and shows he will do whatever benefits him personally over what is good for anyone else. (i.e. if he can get some benefit out of open borders, liberal judges, or keeping Obamacare, he would have no qualms about selling out those who voted for him.) And we all know Washington is about making deals. He knows it too. No doubt someone will make it worth his while to continue current policies, and since he has no moral center, he’ll take it. And once again, Republican voters will be angry and disillusioned, but ineffective at making any real change. Yes, can you tell I’m feeling depressed and defeated about this election cycle?

    It concerns me that so far Trump can’t seem to stick to his position on any issue–the moment he meets too much resistance he either caves and says “I won’t really do that…I didn’t mean that…” or he blows up in a fit of temper like a spoiled toddler (with a horribly foul mouth) in an attempt to bluster his way through. He says he’s pro-life from one side of his mouth, then supports Planned Parenthood from the other side. I don’t trust him to be any different from Hillary at the end of the day.

    In regard to the recent controversy, I can’t simply glance over his lewd comments (or the very real sentiments, and ACTIONS behind them), as a simple mistake made years ago. (Remember he has his own ties to Epstein and “pedophile island”.) It is a disturbing pattern of behavior he is still exhibiting today. Trump’s ego and love of money/power is far greater than his conscience–if he even has one. He is every bit as corrupt as Hillary, and doesn’t like being told no. He threatens and punishes those he sees as enemies. He thinks it is OK to degrade and physically assault women as long as he can get away with it. He believes that his power and celebrity gives him the right to be above the rules everyone else must follow–how is that any different from how King Obama has been these last 8 years? Or how Hillary is? Do we dare give this egomanic MORE power? He is already a tyrant, and putting an R next to his name doesn’t change that. Same dance, different song if you ask me.

    This is not a defense of Hillary by any stretch of the imagination. But in this election I feel that my only choice is voting for one of two evils, and neither is the lesser. Nothing good will come from either win. So as a Christian, I am now faced with a choice. Where is my first allegiance? Is it to my God, or to my country? We’ve kind of found ourselves in a place where we may have to choose between the two. I’ve been looking to the Bible for answers, and realizing that this is more than an election decision. I am going to be held accountable for the people I actively try to put into positions of authority. Since I can’t defend, or tolerate either of them, how can I justify voting for either? So far no one has made a compelling enough argument to move me to make a mark next to either name. I’ve only heard, “you’d better vote for Beelzebub because Satan is worse.” That’s not good enough anymore. I can still, with my conscience intact, vote down ticket, but for the presidency, I am extremely wary.

    Election day happens to be my birthday this year, and it’s going to be a horrible one, because at the end of the night, no matter who wins, I’m going to be very sad for the United States and whatever dark future we’re leading ourselves into. And make no mistake, we have done this to ourselves with human free will. Consequences are coming. I know our ultimate future is in God’s hands, but there will come a point when no human held election will be able to save the world from itself, and things will get a whole lot worse before Jesus returns.

    1. The last time I voted third-party, I got Bill Clinton. And if Hillary gets to appoint Supreme Court judges… well, I’ll probably meet you in prison, somewhere down the road.

    2. Maybe so. As long as I can sit there in prison with my integrity and a clean conscience, I’ll look to Paul for inspiration and endure it. I’m not even thinking of 3rd party at this point, but just leaving the presidential part of the ballot blank. When I wake up in the morning, I just feel sick over this whole thing. How did we even get here??

    3. That’s what I’ve been asking myself, actually.
      When do we determine that Trump has gone too far? When do we decide that he’s no better than Hillary, and that we can’t in good conscience vote for him?
      I have the very uncomfortable feeling that we are being played for fools and that Trump and Hillary are, if not in cahoots, then being employed by the same people.
      The Devil is a chess player, and he’s smart enough to be ten moves ahead of us.

    4. I think when he starts selling access to the State Department, and letting anyone who’s got a computer see confidential emails regarding our national security, and diverting foreign aid to Haiti into his donors’ idle and useless projects in return for payoffs to his bogus charity… Well, then we’ll know he’s just as bad as Clinton.

      Meanwhile, we have to start somewhere: and keeping that woman out of the White House is the first item on the list.

    5. I keep getting the same sinking feeling, Laura–glad I’m not the only one! My husband and I have been talking about this back and forth for months now, and in the end we just keep coming back to the idea that a vote for the “lesser” of two evils is still a vote for evil, and we just can’t do it. I am reminded of this quote from C.S. Lewis, which has never before seemed so telling:

      “He (the devil) always sends errors into the world in pairs–pairs of opposites…He relies on your extra dislike of one to draw you gradually into the opposite one. But do not let us be fooled. We have to keep our eyes on the goal and go straight between both errors. We have no other concern than that with either of them.”
      -C.S. Lewis

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