"Let me be the best of the worst, or the last of the first, but God save me from the Mediocre middle!" - meRecently I made a remark which prompted an interesting response in the comments:
Trumps support for the 2nd Amendment is just a pose. He's not "for" the 2nd; he's "against Hillary".Archer said...
Whatever position she takes, he takes the diametrically opposite political position.That's a dangerously risky (yes, I know that's redundant) way to run a campaign.It's very simple: By setting himself up to be the polar opposite of his opponent, The Donald is letting Hillary set his position on everything. Hillary's campaign could capitalize on that, if she or her advisers are clever enough.
May 31, 2016 4:37 PM
I must (reluctantly) agree
The Good Lord knows I hate politics, and I detest politicians; anyone who actively seeks public office is obviously unqualified. But there are times when you just have to do the best you can with your single vote. What do you do when you face the prospect of choosing between two extreme candidates, and you despise them both?
And has there ever been a more polarizing Presidential Election?
We are faced with choosing between the Queen of Lies, and the King of Kerfuffle. Neither is qualified, neither is appealing (except to radicals on both sides of the political spectrum), so what are those of us who are not willing to vote the Straight Party Ticket to do?
We can vote our conscience, but my conscience dislikes both of them.
TRUMP: an obvious opportunist whose radical view on civil rights are suspect at best ... but 'claims' to support the Second amendment.
CLINTON: a radical liberal who is making political hay on her promise to impose radical Gun Control measures.
Who do we believe?
I believe Clinton: Yes she DOES want to 'take our guns away".
Not by deleting the 2nd amendment, but by undermining constitutional affirmations such as the Heller decision (which affirms the right of simple firearms possession to Americans.).
No, I do not believe Trump's promise to protect the Second Amendment, because he's just another arrogant asshole who seeks office for personal aggrandizement. (Oh, aren't they all?)
Bottom Line is ...
We know that Hillary has made a campaign promise which she WILL make good, if elected.
But does Trump truly intend to protect the Second Amendment? (Tump releases his plan)
If we are reduced to believing the promises of a Presidential Candidate, we are screwed.
Sometimes, it seems that the best vote we can register, is not to vote at all. This is true, at least, if we have no confidence in our candidates.
How about a nice game of chess?
Politics is a game, but abdicating the responsibilities of citizenship is NOT the way to play it.
The best you can do is to vote your conscience. Win, lose or draw ... it's important that you make your voice heard. Refusing to vote is the very worst option in Politics.
It's better, to vote and let it be seen that your opinion may not agree with whatever the 'popular' vote, than to allow the perception that your opinion doesn't count even to yourself.
Remember the 2000 elections, and the "Hanging Chad".