I am beyond disgusted. The world I thought I knew is falling apart, and reality continues to grow increasingly subjective. In my previous post, I briefly addressed the wellspring of evidence that proves Donald Trump has no right even to be considered for the presidency of the United States of America, yet, despite all his hate-mongering, lack of substance, and outright lies (over and over and over), he still remains competitive in a presidential race with one of the most qualified candidates ever, Hillary Clinton. Not only is Clinton far more qualified, she has already done more for this country than many previous presidents. In addition to that, according to nonpartisan fact-checkers from multiple media, Clinton has been by far the most truthful and trustworthy candidate during this entire presidential race, and Trump has been one of the worst. But that doesn’t seem to matter one damn bit to a large portion of the populace that seems intent on believing whatever they wish rather than taking the time to do a little research themselves in order to get the facts. I provided links to evidence of Clinton’s trustworthiness in my previous post, but it didn’t matter. Nearly every single comment complained about what a terribly dishonest person she is. Here are just a few examples:
“I personally could come up with [a list] that is pretty long about the lies of Hillary Clinton as well.”
“Clinton makes me cringe”
“Both candidates are the bottom of the barrel.”
“You lost me when you used the word ‘truth’. I hope you are not saying or believing that Hillary is truthful. My opinion is that neither of the two are anywhere fit to become our next president.”
These quotes merely skim the surface of the root of my disgust with where we are politically in this country. I say “politically,” but this presidential race isn’t really about politics. It’s about xenophobia, bigotry, racism, misogyny, lie after lie after lie, and spectacle and self-promotion that has nothing to do with leading this country, and everyone of these things describes Trump, his campaign, and a huge segment of his supporters.
The funny thing about the above quotes? The majority of them belong to people who will vote for Clinton because she’s just barely better than Trump. What the hell are you smoking, people? Get a grip. Trump isn’t worthy to press Clinton’s pantsuits. I am completely disgusted by the people who go to great lengths to qualify their vote for Clinton. They want to make sure that the world knows, that even though they are going to vote for Clinton, they still know what a lowdown, dirty, no good cheat and liar she is, despite mounds of evidence to the contrary. And Trump’s latest fiasco? Well, he got everyone’s attention, most of the major media outlets, what he’s good at, since, like a train wreck, people cannot seem to pry their eyes away from the horror; then he proceeded to milk the coverage for all he could. He promoted his new hotel, marched multiple supporters one by one to the microphone, and then finally, after a 90-minute charade, he says, “Oh, by the way, Hillary Clinton, during the 2008 presidential race, started the Birther Conspiracy about the legitimacy of Obama’s birth location.” OK, that’s a paraphrase. Here are Trump’s exact words:
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther conspiracy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.”
This statement alone contains back to back to back lies. The man was a fanatic about this whole birther conspiracy for nearly a decade, and now, “Oh, by the way, Clinton started that and I finished it.” Trump cannot even take responsibility for or own something when he is wrong. One bright side? Virtually all the news outlets who wasted their coverage on this press conference, retaliated. Even Fox News, Trump’s champion, called him an outright liar. Are the media finally going to wake up and call a xenophobic, misogynist, lying bigot exactly what he is: a xenophobic, misogynist, lying bigot? Samantha Bee does a solid, humorous, and slightly foulmouthed breakdown of the press conference in the video below.