The election has taken a turn for the worst. According to the Quinnipiac poll, Hillary leads as much as 10% over Trump. Considering the relentless attacks on Trump and scrutiny by the media, this lopsided result does not surprise me. Rachel Lu of Crisis Magazine predicted a purgatorial summer for Republicans if Trump won the nominations, and I echoed her prediction. The Republican party, unlike the Democrats, is a highly factional group. The popular commentator Gavin McGinnes observed fourteen different factions among those who tend to vote Republican. The past three Republican primary races have contained loads of candidates, and the majority of the party has not been pleased with McCain, Romney, or Trump. About one-third of Republicans selected Trump as their candidate. Many of the others have jumped ship to protest vote for Johnson (a statist running under a Libertarian facade) or even intend to sell their souls by voting for Hillary. Many Republicans, especially Conservatives, seem willing to give Hillary Clinton executive power, because their guy lost.
Trump is a great part of the problem. It is difficult to defend Trump’s words, and he comes across as a buffoon. One comment he made on immigration effectively stabbed one of his best allies, Ann Coulter, in the back just before her book tour. It’s hard enough to find people who are actually enthusiastic about Trump without betraying those who are! Yet, Republicans, as always, have taken the defensive, and are losing heavily. If only one-third of Republicans heartily endorse Trump, making his tentative supporters take a hard look at him is one of the most effective ways to get them to sit out of this election.
Curiously, the same tactic applied to Hillary would work at least equally well. Hillary’s platform and associations are as malicious as Trump’s words are stupid. One smart cookie on YouTube made a Top Ten Scandals List for Hillary. WND gives us a list of 22 scandals. The press should have a field day grilling Hillary over these–several of which should outright disqualify a person for the office of the president. Instead, Hillary has been given carte blanche by both the media and the FBI. The more one looks at Hillary, the better Trump looks in comparison.
So, I would like to ask people voting for Hillary, not voting, or protest voting the following questions:
- Are you okay with the IRS being used to oppress political opponents?
- Are you okay with trusting information vital to national security to Clinton?
- Are you okay with high tech secrets being sold to potential adversaries?
- Are you okay with people tied to Clinton dying violent deaths under mysterious circumstances?
- Are you okay with citizen groups being denied political speech?
- Are you okay with citizens being denied Fifth Amendment rights?
- Are you okay with losing your Second Amendment rights?
- Are you okay with someone whose heroes include the radical Saul Alinsky and the vile Margaret Sanger?
- Are you okay with a woman who gives a free pass to her husband’s infidelities?
- Are you okay with someone who uses charity as a cover for financial gain?
Conservatives will likely complain that we can afford to lose the presidential election, as long as we retain the legislature. However, twenty-four Republican senators have their seats up for reelection and as many as four may lose their seats–effectively giving Democrats control of the senate. (When one considers how many RINOs are in the Senate and the vice presidency should Hillary win, a fifty-fifty split effectively gives Democrats control of that body.) With the loss of the Senate, Hillary may confirm as many liberal justices as she wishes. One doubts that the Democrats will take the house, but what does that matter if one controls the judiciary? The Supreme Court has become an extra-legislative body for passing laws, and the Democrats have often used it as such. Hillary can nominate as many as four new Supreme Court justices (starting with Scalia’s former seat), which can give the court a solidly liberal bent for the next few decades.
As a final thing to consider about Hillary Clinton, much of the polemic against Trump concerns portraying him as Hitler. What does it say about Hillary if the only person Democrats feel confidant of her beating is the most evil man of the 20th century?