As I have been pointing out for almost a year now, Donald Trump is hypocritical, especially when it comes to immigration issues. It is also no secret that I took personal umbrage with his comments last year about Mexicans being “rapists.” Those were his words, no matter how anybody tries to spin it. However, my biggest problem with Donald Trump is his hypocrisy.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand is just plain dishonest. I realize that there is much political spin to the many examples of her dishonesty. Some of the examples are distorted while others are exaggerated. However, there is one undeniable fact and that is that there are too many examples of Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and ethical failures for all of them to be exaggerations or political rhetoric.
Hillary Clinton is fundamentally dishonest.
Clinton’s ethical failures also makes her unqualified to lead the nation.
Unfortunately, that leaves us in a quandary that many of my friends have been pointing out.
One of the two characters – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – will be the next president of the United States. Understanding this, shouldn’t I be choosing the least offensive one? It is true, and unfortunate, that it has come down to this, having to choose the lesser of two evils.
I can never support Donald Trump. I took his words personally and rather than attempt to dial it down, or clarify his true meaning, Donald Trump has just made it worse in the last year, or so. And, it seems that it will only get worse.
Notwithstanding any of that, the sad little fact that everyone one is missing is that Trump’s rhetoric, especially about immigrants, is just that, hateful words that have no opportunity to become a reality.
As much as Donald Trump says that he will deport millions of people. As much as Donald Trump says that he will build a wall, adding ten feet, each time the Mexican government complains, the truth is that other than a token wall, the wall will not be built. As much as Donald Trump says he will shut down the border, the more open the border will become.
You see, it all comes down to money. All of those items will either require money, lots of it, or it will be detrimental to the economy of the United States. And, there is that little pesky reality that Donald Trump and his vocal supporters continue to ignore.
It doesn’t matter if Donald Trump is the president because he would be forming a government supported by three legs. Two of the legs, the executive, of which Trump will be the head and the legislative branch would have to agree to get the plans off the ground.
The Republican Party is fractured. As much as the political rhetoric coming out of the GOP about unity, Ted Cruz clearly proved that unity at the GOP is an illusion. Therefore, even if the GOP manages a majority in Congress, it would be a majority in label without the unity to get things done. Some of the GOP might even vote along with the Democrat isle just to curtail Trump. If the Democrats have the majority, well it is unlikely they would agree with anything Trump wants to accomplish.
This brings me back to Hillary Clinton.
I cannot, in good conscious support Hillary Clinton. She is fundamentally dishonest. Yes, she says the right words about immigration. She even trotted her vice presidential nominee to speak Spanish to the crowd. Clinton has figured that she needs to lull the Hispanic vote her way in order to overlook her dishonesty. Unfortunately it might work. But like Barack Obama, they are just words to get elected with. Obama, for as much as he promised immigrants that he would finally deal with the immigration issue, has instead deported more immigrants than any other president.
You see how facts prove the dishonesty inherent in the political rhetoric?
Hillary Clinton will do no more for immigrants than Obama did for us in his many years in office.
All of it is just words.
Even though Hillary Clinton will likely keep the status quo on immigration, the sad fact is that she is dishonest. For that one reason, I cannot support her as the lesser of two evils, because that would be fundamentally dishonest for me.
There is a silver lining for me. I can point out the dishonesty in both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump because I cannot fundamentally support either one and unfortunately, one will be the next president. But I get to point out how horrible of a mistake US voters have made so far.