AS WE'VE SAID before, not a lot to choose from, but based on the first presidential debate, my vote, if I had one, goes to Donald Trump.
While there was a great deal of recrimination and accusation about who is racist, and who lacks stamina to be president, there were a number of clear differences on key issues that should be of concern to many Americans.
Clinton attacked Trump on his failure to release his tax claims, and his disparaging remarks about Rosie O'Donnell. Does that really impact how an American votes for their president?
While we don't like to hear the protectionist tone, Trump again hammered the need to create a climate where a flood of American jobs no longer goes to other countries, and his tax cuts surely resonate, as opposed to the left wing mantra of taxing the rich, and driving up the minimum wage.
While Clinton boasted about her role in U.S. foreign policy, the fact of the matter is that the U.S. is no longer the dominant world power it once was, and the fight against Isis and terrorism has been anything but a success. and in terms of dealing with violence in America, we think Donald Trump's use of the words law and order is whats needed, may not have resonated with the media, but it may have with middle America which is disturbed and outraged by what is going on in so many American cities.
Donald Trump has a lot of warts, but he is anything but the status quo which aptly describes Clinton. On this night at least, he demonstrated he deserves the increased support he's been getting at the polls.
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But this is simply untrue. Not only has Clinton made an equal, if not greater number of errors, her errors are often magnitudes worse than anything Trump has ever said or tweeted.
Compare, for instance, their worst attempts at outreach to Hispanic communities. On Cinco de Mayo, Trump tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl with the caption “I love Hispanics!” Slate, Olbermann, and the Clinton campaign all listed this as a disqualifying offense. How much more disqualifying, then, is Clinton’s involvement in the FALN clemency controversy? When Hillary Clinton was running for senator of New York, she received word that she could win over “strategic communities” if her husband offered clemency to a group of Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for terrorism. Sure enough, President Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 unrepentant FALN terrorists soon after. Though Hillary Clinton claimed to have had nothing to do with the decision, she supported it until public outcry shamed her into reversing her position. So on the one hand, you have a candidate who tweeted, “I love Hispanics!” and on the other, you have a candidate who supported and likely encouraged the commuted sentences of 16 radical Puerto Rican terrorists in order to win votes. These are not morally equivalent.
Time and again, Trump’s largely media-driven scandals have only underscored how much more profound the implications are for Clinton’s failings. Trump insulted a Gold Star family? Clinton is being sued by two Gold Star families for defamation of character. Trump claims he was against the Iraq War despite saying, “Yeah, I guess so,” on The Howard Stern Show? In 2008, Clinton claimed she was against the Iraq War despite voting for it. Trump wrote negative tweets about 258 people and organizations on Twitter? Clinton derided 40 million Americans as deplorable, irredeemable, and anti-American. The Trump Foundation gave a suspicious donation to a judge? The Clinton Foundation received donations from Saudi Arabia and Boeing as Hillary Clinton was approving a weapons deal of Boeing fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. These jets were used to kill thousands of Yemeni civilians.
Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.
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I have a bit of loose change hanging around, would you like to enter into a material wager with me, say for $5,000. ,even money, and you take Trump to win the upcoming election. Let me know, and if it's a go, I will have Fulton & Co draw up an agreement and we will post the wager amount in escrow with Fulton.
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Pierre Filisetti says:
September 28, 2016 06:35am
buffoon-esque media supporting the reality TV star. Reason is not your passion, Jimmy.