The “political carnival” is finally over! No more politics of lesser evilism! No more hearing the quasi-presidential words like “wrong” and “trust me, folks,” by Donald Trump. And no more forcing yourself to watch Hillary Clinton come out on stage with some ridiculous outfit—-that Martians from outer space and retired costume designers helped her put together. For those who were semi-interested, but yet, disgusted, and even frustrated at the buffoonery and imbecility of both candidates, you can now safely return to your lives knowing that neither Hillary nor Trump will ever torment you again—-well, at least until one of them becomes president in November.
To say that this year’s political journey has been both interestingly-problematic and ridiculous would be one of the major understatements of the century. From the very beginning, Donald Trump’s call for violence at his rallies, building a wall between us and Mexico, and suggesting that he could “shoot somebody” and not “loose voters” was insane and theatrical from the start. And together with his refusal to show his tax returns, his many references to the size of his genitals, and even when he said that “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her,” certainly did not help him against Hillary Clinton. In a way, his off-the-cuff rhetoric, disregard for trigger-warnings, and the politics of bullieism, eventually laid the foundation for him to get schooled and man-handled by Hillary Clinton at all three debates. Say what you want about Hillary; but it would be hard for you to deny that she was prepared, experienced, and better composed than Donald Trump since day one. And, yes, everyone likes an underdog, and outlier, etc, like Mr. Donald Trump, but what people like more than that is familiarity, consistency, and experience. The Clinton Empire has had their fingers on the pulse of the American heart way longer than Donald Trump’s real-estate successes and popular tv show “celebrity apprentice.”
Although this may be true; that Donald Trump’s campaign was questionable from the start, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was also no stranger to buffoonery, scandals, and idiocracy. For example, after she was investigated by the FBI for her improper use of highly classified documents, instead of apologizing right away, she later claimed that she did not know that the emails that contained the letter “C” were meant to be highly classified. Then, when one of her good friends, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whom was also the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was busted by Wikileaks for her corroboration in sabotaging the Bernie Sanders campaign, Hillary immediately offered her a job as honorary chair for the Clinton Campaign.
And then there was the time when Hillary was confronted by a Black Lives Matter activist for her 1996 “superpredator” remarks—-which she suggested that black and brown youths had “no conscience, no empathy,” and that we should “bring them to heel.” Or, there was the time when she suggested that “half of Trump’s supporters,” can be put into what she called “The basket of deplorables.” The laundry list is endless! Hillary Clinton’s pay-to-play style of politics, her technocratic arrogance, and her acceptance of corruption also debased her credibility and favorability amongst reasonable voters—-searching for an alternative to Donald Trump. The biggest political dilemma that voters were faced with throughout this political journey of imbecility; was, to either vote for someone as narcissistic, inexperienced, and problematic as Donald Trump or vote for someone like Hillary Clinton who was experienced, progressive, but yet, insanely corrupt and two-faced? Not a whole heck of a lot of options there!
This is going to come out as a shocker to most people; but, I actually didn’t mind Donald Trump. Like most of his supporters, I liked that he spoke from the hip, put up his own money for his campaign, and wanted to do away with the politics of “business as usual.” However, the people who he aligned himself with—-like, white supremacist David Duke, the Koch brothers, and Sheldon Adelson—all turned me off. Not to mention his call for violence at his rallies, disrespect to women, and lax temperament. Hypothetically speaking, a Donald Trump presidency, in my opinion, would actually be a good thing for the country. Why? well, because he’s so problematic, I believe that would rapidly galvanize reasonable citizens to band together and truly begin to impregnate the type of discourse that would force America to finally live up to its ideals.
To the end that Donald Trump was brass and untamable, he stood zero chance against Hillary Clinton’s cool, calm, and collected nature, progressive politics, and her feel-your-pain language to ordinary working-class men and women. The obvious juxtaposition and dichotomy between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—-like, how he was brass and she was reserve, he used separatist language while she used the language of unity, he bragged about grabbing women “by the pussy” while she denounced violence against women, etc, is actually what made her more favorable than Donald Trump. Like president Barrack Obama, people saw Hillary as a blank canvas to paint their dreams and aspirations on. Inasmuch as Donald Trump was doing a decent job in the beginning to expose the hypocrisies of Hillary Clinton, ultimately, however, it was Hillary’s consistency, epigrammatical, and noe-disparaging remarks that eventually added up to a fantastic defeat of Mr. Donald Trump at the last debate.
To the folks out there—-like, the Bernie or Bust Movement and other reasonable human-beings—that have wiped their hands clean with this year’s “political carnival,” I know it would be too much to ask of you to vote for either candidate on November 8th—-given how bizarre, scandalous, and problematic this entire thing has been. Furthermore, I know that you know that whoever is elected president of the United States come November, that, things will still be “business as usual” and that our lives will not suddenly become rosy and picturesque. I am confident that there will still be corruption, global warming, war, and….(you can fill it in the blank.) What we will be left with, however, is going to be one of the second biggest symbolic victories of all time. So, in the spirit of the many idiocracies of this year’s “political carnival,” I leave you with one of the toughest political questions of all time from Donald Trump Jr.—i.e, “if I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you that two (Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump) would kill you, would you take a handful?”