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The Presidential Election of 2016 will go down as the worse one in American history. Both the Republican and Democratic Party have nominated the wrong candidates. How did the American People make such a colossal mistake in selecting these two nominees? It really does say a lot about us as a people. Donald Trump is an embarrassment to his wife, children, and all Americans as the entire world are laughing and making fun of this clown. What does Trump mean about “Making America Great Again?” His predatory behavior toward women has made America look immoral and corrupt. Every Republican, who heard his lewd and offensive comments about Nancy O’Dell and bragging about sexual assault on other women and still feel this man is fit to be president is unquestionably tone deaf.
The Democratic Party was Tone Deaf During the Presidential Nominee Process
The Democrats may be celebrating Donald Trump downfall, but their own candidate will only become President because the Republicans were not smart enough to choose a nominee who was qualified and morally fit. The way the Democratic Party treated Bernie Sanders and his supporters shouldn’t have happened. I believe even with his very progressive (liberal) agenda; Bernie Sanders would have been a better nominee. He doesn’t have all the scandals and excess baggage. The young people in this election got it right and the elite of the Democratic Party got it wrong. Hillary Clinton is a very flawed candidate that would be defeated if her opponent wasn’t Donald Trump. Yes, she has been an amazing champion for women and children so nobody can take that away from her. Hillary biggest problems have been the lies, secrecy, and the cover-ups over the years. Her judgments certainly haven’t always been the best, especially when it comes to important decisions. I'm deeply saddened that this woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is smart, hard-working, and extremely prepared for the job on day one, has done so many unethical things that some of the American People would rather vote for an unqualified buffoon like Donald Trump. She should be winning this election by a landslide, but the email scandal and leaked transcript of her Wall Street speeches only solidify the American People distrust of her. Of course, as a woman, I want to see the first woman president, but Hillary’s own behavior makes it hard for me to be excited to vote for her.
The Republicans’ Hypocrisy
The Republicans are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to saying who is fit to be president. They rant and raved back in 2007 that Barack Obama wasn’t fit to be president and should step aside for what his Pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright said while making excuses for offensive things that their own nominee, Donald Trump for President has said about women. Is it a double standard for the Republicans to feel a candidate running for president who didn’t say the horrible things his pastor said weren’t fit, while they support their own nominee for president, who have said lewd things about women, should be given a pass and become our president? My answer to that question is “YES”. Has the Republican Party lost their identity and been hijacked by a rich reality star? Again, my answer is “YES”. If they are the party with a moral compass while criticizing democrats, how can Republicans continue to support Donald Trump for president? How can the Evangelicals and other Christians support Donald Trump, once they heard him in his own words on that 2005 infamous tape, tried to have sex with a married woman during the time that his wife was pregnant with their child and then brag about sexual assault on other women he met? These self-righteous hypocrites hatred for Hillary Clinton is not an acceptable excuse to keep supporting this reprehensible behavior of Donald Trump. They should be more dedicated to their Christian faith than their political affiliation. Top Republican Officials such as the Bush Family, Mitt Romney, John Kasich, Susan Collins and many others showed a lot of class and proved that they love their country by not supporting this unqualified despicable man. Ted Cruz made a big mistake by caving to the pressure of the Republican Party to endorse Trump especially since he said disparaging things about Cruz’s wife and his dad. How could he compromise his principles on a man he called a fraud throughout the Republican Presidential Nomination? Ted Cruz sealed his own fate with the true conservatives of the party because of his endorsement of Trump.
I was appalled by Mike Pence’s performance at the Vice-Presidential Debate. He told so many lies and tried to fool the American People that Donald Trump didn’t say the following when there was a tape to prove otherwise:
- Mexicans are rapists and criminals
- He was going to create a deportation force to deport all illegal immigrants
- Vladimir Putin was a better leader than our President
- Trump attacked an Indiana-born federal judge and said he was unqualified to hear a federal lawsuit because his parents were Mexican.
- Trump went after John McCain, a prison of war, and said he wasn't a hero because he was captured.
- Body shaming and disrespecting women by calling them disgusting names
- Trump kept the birther lie going about President Obama
Mike Pence may be a good person but he diminished himself once he denied some of the things Trump said when he knew his running mate said those outrageous things. I personally lost respect for him as soon as he decided to sell his moral and dignity to defend the atrocious behavior of Donald Trump. Let’s see, if he will redeem himself by resigning since he has strongly condemned Donald Trump’s appalling and predatory comments about women. When will Mike Pence, who tout his Christian faith and conservatism, man-up and admit that Donald Trump is unfit to lead this great country? Will he continue to put his political ambition over any common decency? After hearing Donald Trump’s most damaging words describing sexual assault on women, what other scandalous things he has to do or say before Mike Pence will say, “enough is enough, I am withdrawing as Trump’s Vice-President?”
Americans Who Choose Country Over Party
As an independent voter, who is a woman, please don’t assume that I just want to vote for Hillary because she is a woman. I was given a choice between two candidates. One is qualified and one is not. This election is just too important for me to base my decision on who I like or who I dislike. This is not a popularity contest. It’s the Presidential Election and I want to choose someone I feel comfortable with making decisions for our country. We don’t need Trump being a bully and having the power to go to war with leaders that say something that he doesn’t like. The risk of having this man as our President is just too risky. I am thankful that common sense is prevailing over people who are more loyal to their political party than their own country.
Mitt Romney said it best in a tweet on twitter when he condemned once again something Trump has said to degrade women. His quote was, “Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world”.
Then, you have Arnold Schwarzenegger issuing this statement, which I couldn’t agree with him more:
“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President.
Like many Americans, I’ve been conflicted by this election — I still haven’t made up my mind how exactly I will vote next month. I have been a proud Republican since I moved to America in 1968 and heard Nixon’s words about getting the government off our backs, free trade, and defending our liberty with a strong military. That day I joined the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.
But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label that I hold above all else — American. So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it is your duty.”
Now, Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State under George W. Bush joined many other high-profile Republicans by issuing this statement on her Facebook page urging Donald Trump to withdraw:
"Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth."
Republicans Fleeing from Donald Trump in Drove
I am extremely proud of the Republicans, who are finally standing up and pulling their support from this slick con-man, after having a come to Jesus moment. Why did it take so long for the Republicans to realize this man was not fit to be Commander-in-Chief? Donald Trump has been disrespecting and body shaming women throughout his campaign. His own words proved to the American People that he is a sexual predator. After realizing they could no longer make excuses and pretend that Trump’s words were misconstrued, the following Republicans are fleeing from the Trump’s campaign fast to save their own political career:
- Senator John Thune
- Gov. Dennis Daugaard
- Rep. Joe Heck
- Senator Mike Crapo
- Senator Kelly Ayotte (only jumping ship to save her senate seat)
- Senator Mike Lee
- Gov. Gary Herbert
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (withdrew support for lewd comments about women)
- Senator Mark Kirk (never endorsed Trump)
- George Pataki
- Senator Ben Sasse (withdrew support for lewd comments about women)
- Senator Shelley Moore Capito
- Senator Jeff Flake
- Senator John McCain (only jumping ship to save his senate seat)
- Rep. Martha Roby (withdrew support for lewd comments about women)
- Rep. Barbara Comstock
- Rep. Mia Love
- Senator Dan Sullivan
- Rep. Bradley Byrne
- Rep. Rodney Davis
- Rep. Ann Wagner
- Rep. Mike Coffman (only jumping ship to save his seat)
- Jon Huntsman
- Rob Portman (only jumping ship to win his seat in the senate)
- Senator Lisa Murkowski
John McCain, who supposed to be a Maverick issued this statement and withdrew his endorsement that he SHOULDN’T HAVE EVER GIVEN in the beginning, because of the things Trump said about him after he was a prison of war:
“In addition to my well known differences with Donald Trump on public policy issues, I have raised questions about his character after his comments on Prisoners of War, the Khan Gold Star family, Judge Curiel and earlier inappropriate comments about women. Just this week, he made outrageous statements about the innocent men in the Central Park Five case.
“As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences.
“I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it was important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference.
“But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy. Cindy, with her strong background in human rights and respect for women fully agrees with me on this.
“Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump. I have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate and we will not vote for Hillary Clinton. We will write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be President.”
John McCain only issued the statement to save his own political career, because he knows that Donald Trump is going down faster than the titanic, but he doesn’t want to go down in flame with the Trump’s campaign. Rep. Jason Chaffetz showed a lot of courage and was very sincere about why he could no longer support Trump while some of his colleagues only did it to save their seats in congress or the senate. It’s all about winning with them. If Trump could still win the election after making such vulgar comments about women, those immoral Republicans would still be supporting him. They withdrew their endorsement for political reason and not because Trump is unfit. The American People should send a strong message to those Republicans by NOT voting for them. The Bush Family, Mitt Romney, Condoleeza Rice, John Kasich, Susan Collins, and so many other top Republicans NEVER ENDORSED Trump because they knew he was bad for America and would never make our country great again as he promised. Any republican that sits on the sideline and didn’t withdraw their support from Trump after he made those vile comments about women will always give their opponent a weapon to use against them in their re-elections.
Tone Deaf Republicans and Democrats
Shame on all the Trump’s supporters who use supreme court appointment, hatred for Hillary Clinton, and other excuses to continue to support such a disgraceful man. It’s dreadful that Scottie Nell Hughes, Corey Lewandowski, Rudy Giuliani, Omarosa Manigault, Michele Bachmann, Chris Christie, and other staunch supporters continue to lose their dignity over a sense of blind loyalty to a man not worthy of it. During the Presidential Election, the American People should reject Donald Trump in all fifty states for continuing to accuse five innocent men in New York of sexual assault when his own words show that he is the only sexual predator who committed sexual assault on women. There should be a very STRONG OUTCRY against Donald Trump just like it was against Bill Cosby. If it is NOT, then it would look like Donald Trump got away with it because he is white, rich, and privilege.
The Democrats may be celebrating that their candidate is going to win, after Donald Trump’s campaign has imploded from his own obnoxious words about sexual assault on women, but their candidate, Hillary Clinton’s leaked Wall Street speeches confirmed what people have been saying about her. Now, everybody knows why she refused to release the transcripts to her speeches to Wall Street. In leaked excerpts from her paid Wall Street speeches, Hillary Clinton stated, “my dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” She also mentioned having “both a public and a private position” about controversial and politically issues in those paid speeches as well. Because of Donald Trump’s objectionable words about women and Hillary Clinton’s leaked Wall Street speeches, it would be in the best interest of the American People to restart the entire Presidential Nominee Election. Both candidates have become unacceptable by the American People even though Trump may be a little worse than Clinton. In my opinion, the American People are the biggest losers in this Presidential Election, which the Republican and Democratic Party still remain tone deaf.
© 2016 Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae
Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae (author) from Atlanta, GA on November 24, 2016:
EdwardLane, thanks for the compliment. I am not one who believe in putting a political party above my Country. I am not a Republican or Democrat so I am not bias in my opinion of what's going on in our political system. People are so blinded and loyal to a political party that they have lost all sights of right and wrong along with their common sense.
EdwardLane on November 24, 2016:
Very thorough analysis. Love the article.
Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae (author) from Atlanta, GA on November 23, 2016:
Ewent, they are passed tone deaf. I never thought the America People would elect an unqualified and unfit man to be the president of the USA. I still question his election especially since so many people was appalled by his behavior and was in shock by his lack of knowledge in both Domestic and International Policies. His lack of knowledge stuck out like a sore thumb in the debates. Something very fishy went on election night. He had a lot of people to vote for him but I think it was more who voted against him so that's why all the protest is going on because people are trying to understand how he won. He got help from something or someone and I don't think it was at the ballot box.
Unfortunately, the Democrats helped him to win. They crown the one and only person that Donald Trump could beat. It's NOT that Hillary didn't know her stuff but people just didn't want the Clintons and all their scandals that follow them back in the White House.
Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker from Old Bridge, New Jersey on November 23, 2016:
Is it that these parties are tone deaf or pretending the racists and bigots and NeoNazis are loud mouth bullies who were never taught to speak in normal tones?
Wild Bill on October 10, 2016:
I was actually referring to both candidates. Both parties are at an all-time low.
Pam Morris from Atlanta Georgia on October 10, 2016:
This is an awesome article. I found this article to be very well written and informative. There a quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt that is so true, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” I don't feel either candidate created a well address platforms in advance of the national elections so that voters could have a clear view of the agenda the party will pursue if they are elected to office. I think it sad the way they are throwing mud at each other. God be with us the way things are going.
Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae (author) from Atlanta, GA on October 10, 2016:
Wild Bill, you are 100% correct. That was not a debate. It was ugly at its best. We as a people have gone so far down the rabbit hole that so called Christians have accepted and then make excuses for Donald Trump's erratic behavior and acting like he was high on drugs. His answers last night to the questions let any intelligent person know that he doesn't know anything. His answer on Syria let you know that he doesn't know anything about foreign affairs. His question was about Syria and talked about Monsul. He repeated himself so many times because he didn't know anything else to say. This con-man has hijacked the Republican Party because the people in that party are so blinded by hate and so much evil in their heart.
Wild Bill on October 10, 2016:
Anyone who watched the debacle of a debate last night and didn't come away depressed about our two choices is obviously a shill for their political party. All of America loses on this one! We are in for a long 4 years.
Berniefan on October 09, 2016:
Remember, when Al Capone was finally convicted it was merely for tax fraud. Does that mean he never committed a murder or never did anything else illegal?
Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on October 09, 2016:
Who can blame Hillary for trying to keep her private emails private? The entire Right Wing sits around for the 30 years just waiting to pounce on EVERY little move she makes!
They turn blind eyes toward G.W. Bush, Rumsfield, Cheney, Trump, and every other Republican. They can do no wrong while the Democrats can do no right.
I, for one, and SICK of the Clinton Derangement Syndrome. They hate her simply because she is a strong, intelligent, woman. Imagine being called the devil incarnate for every little perceived infraction in YOUR life! If Hillary had done a fraction of what she has been accused of, she would be in jail by now. And yet, even lengthy, expensive hearings and accusations come up with a big fat ZERO! She is NOT a criminal, murderer, dishonest child molester, or anything like that. She honestly will try her best to do a good job for the U.S.A.
Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae (author) from Atlanta, GA on October 09, 2016:
peoplepower73, thanks for your comment. Hillary is the one who makes the American People distrust her with all the secrecy and lies. If she was more transparent, then the American People wouldn't judge her so harshly. I think she should have released those transcripts during the Democratic Presidential Nomination and faced the American People to explain any comments she had made during those speeches.Hillary just needs to stop acting like she has something to hide. Until she starts being a little more transparent and works on building the trust with the American People. Yes, she is qualified but the bad decisions she has made always come to haunt her even when she tries to hide things.
Mike Russo from Placentia California on October 09, 2016:
I like your article. It is very complete and comprehensive. I believe Trump is suffering from delusions of grandeur and self- aggrandizement. He is obsessed with winning at every level by dividing and conquering his opponents to the point of fault. He calls it counter-punching, like in a boxing match. If he is criticized for any reason, he will chase that person down a rabbit hole of distractions and try to discredit them while crediting himself. He also uses what he calls "truthful hyperbole" from his book, The Art of the Deal. In his mind, he can exaggerate anything to the point of lying and then lie about his lying and it is all justified in his mind. These techniques may have worked in his corrupt business world, but they certainly don't work on the world stage in a digital world where everything is recorded.
I believe Hillary is the victim of 30 years of right wing propaganda to malign her character. She has always been a threat to the republican party ever since she appeared on the political stage. She has been accused of murder, lies, and a detriment to our national security, by the right wing propaganda machine and myriad of congressional republican investigations. However she has been exonerated of all charges. The right wing has a hard time wrapping their minds around that and have come up with all kinds of conspiracy theory. They believe she is evil and should be locked up and put before a firing squad.
You have even quoted what she said in her latest email investigation.
“my dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”
What is so bad about that? She also received honorarium for giving speeches. What is so wrong about that?
In the final analysis, it doesn't matter what any candidate pledges and promises. Without the approval of congress, nothing gets done. This holds true for Bernie Sanders as well. His programs are based on grass roots support by changing congress first.