This has been a tough election season. It’s hard to make a choice, honestly. As I’ve noted in this space, I don’t much care for Donald Trump, for reasons that go back three decades.
But after thinking a long, long time, I’ve come to the realization that there really is only one valid choice for President: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
This may come as a surprise to those of you who’ve been reading my blog this past fifteen years. I’m not just a Republican – I’m a conservative.
And yet, here I am.
For The Girls: Donald Trump’s on-camera japes about women ten years ago were nauseating.
I want America’s women to learn the right lessons: that any little girl who goes to an “elite” university, marries up, and spends decades ignoring her husband’s abuses, and slandering hubby’s accusers, can make it big in this country.
And when women are victimized by sexual predators, we need to take them seriously. They are, indeed, a serious threat to your gravy train. Women need to get out there, call those tramps out for the crazies, stalkers and publicity whores they really are, and get back to business, for everyone’s best interests!
Opening Up The US! The US is not an island. We are part of a global community.
And as such, like any other business in a community, we need to separate the serious discussion from the background noise.
And nobody has more experience than Hillary at filtering the serious conversations – those backed by enough money to matter – out from the background noise.
Laws Are For Little People: Running a democracy is a big job. Big jobs have big responsibilities. The people with those responsibilities need to be able to pick and choose the laws they follow to do their work For The People.
Priorities!: Relax, shooters. Hillary’s not coming for your guns!
She’s going to appoint Supreme Court justices who will, on command, overturn Heller and McDonald, throwing control over gun laws back to the states and cities, subjecting tens of millions of Americans to having their rights sodomized by some of our most repugnant politicians.
But Hillary won’t be leading the SWAT team into your house personally, herself, so she will bear no responsibility for this, and you don’t dare hold it against her. Sexist pig.
And finally…: I realized that the only reason not to vote for her was that she was a woman, rather than a man with a mediocre record as a back-bench Senator, and a Secretary of State whose sole achievement (deposing a second-rate Libyan dictator, with the unintended consequence of creating a vacuum into which all manner of radicals have flowed) would make him a deservedly obscure figure in public life, and whose “foundation” would make Al Capone look like Fulton Sheen.
Nope. The only reason anyone could possibly oppose her is her gender. And I’m just better than that.
Of course, I hasten to remind you that after 9/11, while in the Senate, she did a lot of work helping out victims and first responders. AKA, “her job”, just like the rest of Congress.
Conclusions: This country needs someone who can both give The People the platitudes they need, while making the light rail run on time.
I think the choice is clear and obvious.
UPDATE: One more reason I’ll be voting for Hillary: if she’s President, I won’t have to write pieces like this anymore. When she engineers the reversal of Citizens United, all political criticism will be considered “in-kind political spending” and regulated by the Federal Elections Commission. So I won’t have to do it, because the professionals will take care of it!
POSTSCRIPT: If you’re a Hillary supporter, feel free to sound off.
Unless you’re a commenter who’s made a habit of leaving long, fact-challenged comments and not reading the response. I’ve given you homework; until you do it, your posts are being moderated.