Hard Times

In one corner we have Hillary, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, weirdly entitled. And at her heels, Sidney Blumenthal and Huma Abedin. And Carlos Danger. In the opposite corner we have The Donald, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, ignorant. And at his heels, the “alt-right” sniffing and yipping. And Steve Bannon. Hillary’s youthful radicalism is a painful memory that she assuages by suggesting ever more intrusive government programs. The Donald, the Narcissist’s Narcissist, has no programs. He’s purely a salesman, trying to close a difficult sale.

And in the other other corners, a collection of oddballs and lunatics and hopeless cases.

So some folks say, “Hillary is the worst thing ever and you HAVE to vote for Donald or you’re really voting for Hillary.” Others say, “The Donald is an existential threat to the Republic and that you HAVE to vote for Hillary or you’re really voting for the Donald.”

Rubbish. You’re not obliged to vote for anyone. If you can’t see anyone fit for public office, don’t vote. Candidates for office, from School Board on up, are all imperfect. Who isn’t? But most candidates have something going for them.

Not this time.

Two months of lies, mudslinging, smug righteousness, with a poor outcome guaranteed.

It’s a lousy time to be a Constitutionalist.

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