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Monday, December 4, 2023

Clinton or Trump: Is this really a choice?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:  A choice or impending doom?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: A choice or impending doom?

Donald Trump decided to venture Wednesday into the land that he claims ships rapists, murderers and drug dealers to the United States in an attempt to showcase his ever-evolving positions on immigration.

A hastily arranged visit to Mexico’s President, Enrique Pena Nieto is Trump’s latest attempt to reverse his continuing slide in the polls and diminishing chance to take the White House in the November general election.

The visit precludes what Trump claims will be a “major speech” on immigration, the issue where his hardcore “build a wall” and “ship them home” statements played well with the extreme wing and racist wings of the GOP.

Will the dramatic play work?  Who the hell knows?  All we used to know and expect in politics fell off a cliff long ago with this year’s Presidential election.

Trump’s deficit in the polls shows him further behind any challenger in history at the point in the election.  No one has come back from such a point to win the election.

But Trump has defied the odds throughout his improbable campaign.  He faces a challenger with a closet overflowing with skeletons and a public disapproval rating second only to his.  Campaign 2016 is a race of losers.

Odds say Clinton, despite her baggage of the private email server while Secretary of State and other issues, will win easily.  But odds at the beginning of the too-long Presidential campaign said the flamboyant Trump had no chance in hell of beating out the gang of GOP Presidential wannabes who eventually fell by the wayside.

If Trump loses, much of the blame rests with the struggling Republican Party that let him capture the nomination with flamboyant egotism, constant lying and extremely limited knowledge of what it takes to run a nation.

Trump claims he is up to the job because he is an “exceptional businessman. ”  A closer look at his debt-laden financials suggest the only real thing that is exceptional is how he has managed to avoid more bankruptcies that wiped at least four of his businesses off he map.

Trump overstates his wealth as causally as he spouts bloated claims about his business prowess.  His list of failures is long and growing, from Trump casinos and Trump Shuttle and Trump mortgage and Trump magazine and may more.

He’s the only Presidential candidate in recent times to refuse to release his tax returns, documents that most likely show his wealth is far less than he claims and his other claims of millions of dollars in charitable contributions are just more of his mountain of lies.

Clinton lies too but the tax returns of she and husband and former President Bill are public.  They give millions to charity.

She used a private email server that was less than secure to send and receive thousands of messages during her time as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama.  She says former Secretary of States Colin Powell advised her to set up and use such a system

Powell says he doesn’t remember saying that.  He also has “no recollection” of the dinner where Clinton said he said it.

Let’s face it.  Neither of our choices for President is worthy of election.

But someone has to take the reins of government when Barack Obama’s term ends in January 2017.

Not much of a choice but it is one we will have to make.

Oh yes, we have a Libertarian candidate (Gary Johnson) and one from the “green” party (Jill Stein).  Neither have pulled enough poll support to even top 10 percent and they each need 15 percent to be included in the upcoming Presidential debates.

So our choice is Clinton or Trump.

Take your pick.

Then be afraid.  Be very afraid.


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4 thoughts on “Clinton or Trump: Is this really a choice?”

  1. According to the FBI report released last Friday, Powell did, indeed, recommend that Hillary use a private email account, and even suggested she keep quiet about it, as he did. His emails from his AOL account disappeared, and so far there have been no investigations and no prosecutions for destroying public records.

    The truth about the damn emails:

    Kevin Drum: “[The FBI] report is pretty much an almost complete exoneration of Hillary Clinton.

    “She wasn’t prohibited from using a personal device or a personal email account, and others at state did it routinely.

    “She’s told the truth all along about why she did it. [Although she had multiple devices over four years, only one was used at a time.]

    “Colin Powell did indeed advise her about using personal email shortly after she took office, but she chose to follow the rules rather than skirt them, as Powell did.

    “She didn’t take her BlackBerry into her office.

    “She communicated with only a very select group of 13 people.

    “She took no part in deciding which emails were personal before handing them over to State.
    “She had nothing to do with erasing information on the PRN server. That was a screw-up on PRN’s end.

    “She and her staff all believed at the time that they were careful not to conduct sensitive conversations over unclassified email systems.

    “And there’s no evidence that her server was ever hacked.” –

    Charlie Pierce: “What is clear even from a cursory reading is that FBI director James Comey oversold the findings of this investigation in his press conference, and that there really isn’t any there there. (The report also makes clear that Colin Powell is being very slippery about what he told HRC about private servers, and when.) Nonetheless, as CNN reports, optics! Narrative! Perception! Playing Into Republican Charges!” –

  2. Re Colin Powell’s denial that he advised Secretary Clinton to use a private email server, why automatically believe Powell? Wasn’t he the same guy that went before the United Nations and made claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction? Those claims were later found to be false.

  3. Choice? Not really. tRump isn’t qualified to be a dog catcher let alone President.Hillary is arrogant and can be annoying to listen to, but compared to Donald this shouldn’t even be a contest.

  4. Not that difficult of a choice. Yes, Clinton has her baggage and has done a few stupid things. None the less, compared to Trump, Clinton is by far the best choice and is unquestionably very qualified for the position of President. To say nothing of the fact she scares the willies out of Republicans and has done so for the last 30 years.

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