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Month: November, 2016

President Trump’s Potential Legacy

With the electoral college going in favor of Donald Trump for this election, it is safe to say he is almost no doubt, the next president of the United States. Now, I will not be sharing my opinion on Mr. Trump, I did that in my last blog post. Obviously, as an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders and a reluctant supporter of Hillary Clinton, I much rather would have another Bush elected than Mr. Trump. However, with the election over, I feel it may be interesting to talk about what a Trump Presidency may mean.

Strangely enough, soon after Trump was elected he removed many of his more reactionary strategies from his website, has compromised to not completely repeal Obamacare and has moved his 11 million deportation numbers to 3 million. Which to me, it’s kind of funny, he promised he would repeal it, people voted for him because he said he would repeal it, and now he isn’t completely repealing it. Trump is also giving cabinet positions to Wall Street establishment politicians, the very thing he condemned Hillary Clinton for being. Now is Trump selling out to the system? Is he moving to a more moderate position?

Some of Trump’s most conservative policies have been removed and more talk about liberal ideas, keeping Obamacare in any way, longer and better maternity leave as well as congressional term limits?  Definitely not a complete conservative. But with him recently giving a Cabinet to Steve Banon a White Nationalist (Supremacist), it is hard to completely say he’s moderate. I don’t know exactly where a man who has changed parties multiple times stands. But other cabinet appointments include a gay man (who’s also really racist if you look at his twitter), a women (who hates gay people) and Ben Carson (who if he wasn’t 1 crazy and 2 completely under qualified). So obviously he doesn’t hate everyone.

I personally think he’s a bit of a grab pot of liberal and conservative policies with a bit of racism and hate. If the man didn’t advocate hate and violence and wasn’t a complete lunatic, I may have supported him! The man is obviously not dumb, and I think he was shocked by his win in the election which has caused him to step up to the plate. I hope he helps our country to win like he says he will.

I see two main paths for a Trump Presidency, the path that would probably be best for us to go down is where he turns moderate and becomes the most effective president since the last Clinton, or we’re going to see another 4 years of ineffectiveness, even worse than Obama (who, in my opinion, wasn’t THAT ineffective). I think he could really help us in terms of the economy, but I would hate to see us completely isolate ourselves from the world for specific reasons (hint hint: the last two times the US went isolationism there was a World War that followed). But I sincerely hope he makes sure we aren’t the police in every country. We waste far too many soldiers over shore than we need to. We need a balance. Of course, that’s something that is very hard to do. The wall won’t happen, or if it does, it won’t be as effective as people think it will be. ISIS won’t get nuked. A lot of his crazy promises that got him elected won’t come true. Which, honestly thank god, everyone won’t hate the United States more than they already do.

Also to touch on the protests going on. Look, conservatives are calling liberals crybabies on twitter and other social media, look at what you did when Obama won, conservatives threatened to kill the man. Peaceful protests are ok and violent protests are wrong but don’t for a second think your party is any less crazy or any more classy than another. Also, for anyone thinking protests won’t change anything. If it wasn’t for protests we would still be a part of England, we would be living under the Articles of Confederation, Slavery would still exist, Black people wouldn’t be able to vote, Women wouldn’t be able to vote, there would be cholera in our drinking water, separate would be equal, and Music wouldn’t exist at all. The point is, protests are effective, and they’ve gotten Trump to go this moderate.

Other than that, I hope we all continue to fight, to love and to pray for love, peace, and harmony. Also, to further emphasize my opinion on Donald Trump, I will be fighting every day against him. If he puts forward reactionary policies that may affect me, my friends, or my family, I will fight him, I will fight his government, and I will fight his system. I still can’t wait for the day in which I can vote for the first women president. Regardless, of what happens during this presidency, we shall overcome, one day. These next 4 years will be a wild ride, and I hope the ride is in the right direction.

Donald Trump

With the election coming to a close in about 9 days, I would just like to share my opinion on one of the candidates and exactly why I would never support him even if supporting him was a choice of life and death.

Now many of you may start thinking ” Well, of course, this stupid liberal would only support a democratic nominee.” Which is entirely untrue, my parents both have varying degrees of political opinion. throughout my lifetime they have voted Nader, Bush, Kerry, Obama, Trump, and Hillary. Obviously not one party voters, I see both sides of the political spectrum. So technically, I’m not necessarily politically socialized to one side of the ideological spectrum and many of my own views I gain by looking objectively as well as from a conservative and liberal viewpoint.

The reason I would never support The Donald in this election is because he is a man without class or decency in the public or in private. Understandably, the private life is something that in many eyes should be left quiet, but this man has publicly insulted and degraded Mexicans, women, and Muslims only to name a few of the groups. This man has by not even being elected divided the nation. If elected, I will no longer call us the United States of America, but rather the Divided States. This man is no president and it’s hard for me to understand that he is even at a 30% chance on 538 or even on the low end of 8% by CNN. (The Clinton News Network I know) It is one thing being conservative, but this man is reactionary, and rather than a progressive and regressive.

Donald Trump clearly lacks the necessary credentials to be President, of course, he’s successful, which is hard given he only started with his “small loan” of ONE MILLION dollars (the type of money that people would kill or die for). He went bankrupt 6 times and doesn’t even pay income taxes. If he’s truly a man who is “for the people” he would be with the people in paying these taxes, if you really praise him for not paying taxes, you need to reevaluate your priorities. He won’t fix these loopholes, the loopholes he USES currently and will continue to use them in order to gain money. Also, of course, looking at the facts he will drive us further into debt and in no way stimulate the economy to be successful. Trickle Down economics, no matter how ‘Trumped up’ always fail and put our country into debt, a lesson learned by Reagan and Bush Sr. It is the same reason we are facing our economic problem as of now. Trickle down does not work, it is plain and simple. Stimulation and Job creation lead to the best form of economy, especially in capitalism.

Socially, Trump, well. Outcasts entire groups of people, racially stereotypes them and wonders why he receives no votes from them. Whether building a wall, repeating the Chinese Exclusion Act on Muslims or makes up stories about Obama founding ISIS. I mean the man is delusional and reactionary. He proposed marking out all Muslims distinctively. Also known as early signs of a genocide, which honestly isn’t too far above Trump at this point. The man has been compared to Hitler, whether rightfully so or not. I personally believe he will be worse because he will not only discriminate against people, but he will also make America weak and the laughing stalk of the entire world. Other countries like England and Spain think we are a joke for letting him get this far into the election.

Now for the big one. Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States. Obviously, not a huge surprise here. The man literally kicked a baby out of a rally, made fun of a disabled reporter, said “grab her by the pussy,” enforced gender roles, told people to check out a sex tape, said he is friends with one of the United State’s biggest enemies, committed treason by telling Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails, committed multiple acts of sexual assault, peeped on underage girls changing, insults and bullies other candidates, claims the election is rigged, banned media from attending the election, believes that global warming is a hoax, and I would bet my entire college fund that there is more than that.

All in all, vote tomorrow, please! But while voting, make sure you think about everything whether Donald Trump will truly make America Great Again, whether he is the right example for our children (who by the way in a mock election had a huge majority for Hillary), and will make our country work for peace and prosperity on all fronts. This is why I’m with Her and not for a bigoted racist reactionary fascist. I offer a sincere and true wish that Donald Trump fails and is arrested for the criminal acts he has committed. Also, when history is made tomorrow, he can truly accept the result and man the hell up.