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Wearing power red and appearing to be healthy and robust while her opponent ironically sniffled and surprisingly wore a sedate blue tie while demonstrating amply that he is not up to the job of U.S. president, Billary Clinton won last night’s presidential debate. I don’t want either historically detested baby boomer to be our next president, but I’d much rather have our first-female-albeit-Repugnican-Lite president than have the obvious fascist that Der Fuhrer Donald Trump is in the Oval Office.
I listened to and watched most of last night’s debate between Billary Clinton and Donald Trump, and yeah, Billary was the clear winner.
Let’s see: Der Fuhrer Trump, having no experience in public office whatsofuckingever yet seeking the U.S. presidency right off the bat, could only channel, weakly, Richard Nixon’s (and Ronald Reagan’s and Barry Goldwater’s) racist, white supremacist and authoritarian/fascist “law and order” bullshit (you can’t even call it a dog whistle anymore; it’s more like a loudspeaker) and Ronald Reagan’s “trickle-down” bullshit.
And Trump in last night’s debate bragged about evading his fair share of taxes and fucking those who have worked for him out of the money that he has owed them. This is smart business practice, he actually fucking claimed smugly while at the same time pretending to care about those of us schlubs who must pay more in taxes, percentage-wise, than he does, and who can’t afford to have a billionaire bilk us out of the money for the goods and/or services that we have provided to His Highness.
Not that Trump’s shitty debate performance will sway his chromosomally challenged base of mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers. They’re already unmoored from reality and don’t know how to vote in their own best interests. (The only Repugnicans who vote in their own best interests are the tiny minority of them who are millionaires and billionaires.)
Billary needed to do well last night to stop slipping in the polls. Right now fivethirtyeight.com gives her a 55.7 percent chance of winning the White House in November to Trump’s 44.2 percent chance, but fivethirtyeight.com’s founder, prognosticator-god Nate Silver, noted today that “Clinton bested Trump in the first presidential debate according to a variety of metrics, and the odds are that she’ll gain in head-to-head polls over Trump in the coming days.”
I can’t imagine that there are too many people still on the fence, but I also can’t imagine that Trump is going to improve in the remaining two debates. He is constitutionally unfit for the presidency, and on the presidential debate stage it shows glaringly. (Speaking of the Constitution, every patriot who gives a flying fuck about the Constitution should oppose vehemently El Trumpo’s support of “stop and frisk,” which not only is racist and white supremacist and blatantly violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but would only make relations between the races and between civilians and law enforcement officers even worse than they already have been.)
Don’t get me wrong; I still fully intend to vote for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, since Billary is going to win California and all of its electoral votes no matter how I fucking vote. (Fivethirtyeight.com right now gives Billary a 99.3 percent chance of winning California and all of its electoral votes, so save your woefully misinformed “Your-vote-for-Jill-Stein-is-a-vote-for-Donald-Trump” bullshit; when it comes to California and other solidly blue or red states, you’re dead wrong.)
Yes, Billary would make a better president than would the fascist Trump — which is much like saying that Barack Obama is better than was George W. Bush — but there’s still too much about Billary and the Democratic Party establishment that I can’t get over.
For instance, I noted that when Trump during the debate last night brought up the hacked Democratic National Committee e-mails that showed that the DNC was run by Billary operatives who did their best to ensure her coronation and shoot down Bernie Sanders’ campaign, Billary didn’t respond to that at all.*
Billary not only doesn’t want to talk about that, but she wants to maintain the illusion that she wasn’t connected to the DNC and so the DNC didn’t do her bidding, even though her henchbitch, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, resigned as the head of the DNC in disgrace, as Trump reminded us last night.
The Billarybots’ anti-democratic attacks on Bernie Sanders alone is reason not to vote for Billary, but there are dozens more reasons. (Just peruse my many past posts.) I also believe that the Democratic Party doesn’t deserve our support until and unless it fully reforms itself, and after the DNC e-mails were leaked, I switched my voter registration back to the Green Party and will remain there until and unless the corrupt, anti-democratic, anti-populist, pro-corporate, pro-plutocratic Democratic Party gives me good reason to return, which, I recognize, might never happen.
All of that said, I still maintain that if you live in a swing state, or, as fivethirtyeight.com calls them, a “tipping-point” state, I’m fine if you hold your nose, take an anti-emetic and vote for Billary in order to prevent a President Trump.** I don’t want a President Trump, either.
It’s that because I live in California, which Billary will win no matter fucking what (well, unless she dies or the like), I have the luxury of being able to vote my conscience and not having to vote my fears.
If you have that luxury, I recommend that you luxuriate in it.
*Don’t get me wrong; I don’t believe for a fucking nanosecond that Donald Trump gives a flying fuck about Bernie Sanders or us Berners. I mean, he’s a fucking fascist and a billionaire who brags about tax evasion and screwing people out of the money that he owes them, and we’re socialists. We’re not at all compatible.
Trump is sorely mistaken that disaffected Berners are going to vote for him in anything like a significant number. Anyone who remotely understands what Bernie Sanders stands for never would vote for a fascist piece of shit like Donald Trump.
That said, even though Trump brought up Bernie Sanders last night uber-disingenuously and uber-cynically, Billary’s non-response did speak not just volumes, but libraries.
**Fivethirtyeight.com right now lists the top-10 “tipping-point” states (the states most likely to tip the presidential election one way or another) in this order: Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Minnesota.