Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Election 2016. Welcome to the Shitshow.

So a lot has happened since my last blog post. Video came out of Trump bragging on a bus about how he can grab a woman by the pussy and they love it. Normally this would end an election. However his opponent Hillary Clinton has found herself embroiled again in the investigation of her emails. After the head of the FBI James Comey ended the investigation in July and concluded that she was grossly negligent. He said it was not enough to be indicted. (More on that later). Now, less than a week to election day, new evidence has emerged that may be pertinent to the investigation, and he is re-opening the case. Wikileaks has been releasing the Podesta emails which show corruption in the Clinton Foundation, and potential pay for play deals she made while secretary of state.

With all that being said, I have early voted. While I don't particularly like either of these jokers, none of the 3rd party candidates really appealed to me either. I voted Gary Johnson in 2012 but he seems like a complete idiot. Jill Stein, while well-intentioned, just doesn't have policy deals that make sense. The only candidate that I actually like is Evan McMullin. Yeah, I didn't know who he was either until about a month ago. He's not even on the Texas ballot but is eligible for a write in. He might actually win Utah.

He's basically the result of the #NeverTrump movement from the GOP. I support his conservative values. But realistically, he has no chance to win. Yet another casualty of our outdated 2 party system. So do I write in McMullin as my vote? Or do I prescribe to the "lesser of 2 evils" theory. This was not an easy decision. Personally, I believe the lesser of 2 evils theory is flawed. Just because you don't want someone not to win, you shouldn't vote for their opponent. Whose to say they will do a better job? All these politicians will say one thing and do another. If there is no candidate that you can support, it's better not to vote at all. A protest vote is dumb.

Now, with all that being said, I voted for Trump. I can already hear you say, "You hypocrite!!". Hear me out though. When faced with electing the most corrupt candidate we've ever had; regardless of her experience, I cannot vote for her. It's more than just emails. It's Seth Rich, Benghazi, Clinton Foundation, Bill's mistresses, Iraq war, Drone strikes, being careless with classified info, Wall Street speeches...., the list goes on. Trump is certainly no paragon of justice either. But atleast he seems (or he portrays himself) as someone who is against the establishment. Trump is the nuclear option, the wildcard. I really am hoping he can Make America Great Again. We are already great, but we are politically corrupt. I hope he cleans house. Another factor for my vote is my faith. I am pro-life. I don't want the next president to elect 2 liberal supreme court justices. I would eventually like to see Roe v Wade overturned, or atleast make it a state issue and not a national one.

Whomever wins though, I will get behind them. We're all in this together. This is our country. We have to come together. God help us.