Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson recently wrote that Republican leaders should put country before party and not support Donald Trump. I wonder where he gets such audacity. He is about as far left as political commentators go and is clearly going to vote for Hillary Clinton. How does one say we should not vote for a short-tempered blowhard like Trump but instead should vote for a crook like Hillary Clinton?
I have heard some people question whether someone with Donald Trump’s temperament should be president of the United States of America. They typically say something like they don’t want somebody with his temper to have their “finger on the button”, referring to nuclear weapons. I hope those people understand that the president doesn’t really carry around a suitcase that has a red button that will launch all of our nuclear weapons. If they do believe that then they have been watching some really bad B-rated movies. The reality is that there are many checks and balances that keep a president from making rushed or hotheaded decisions.
Those checks and balances limit what a president can do in the performance of his or her duties. But they do nothing to stop a president who would use their power to do things outside the system. Hillary Clinton has mastered the art of using positions of power in government to achieve personal financial gain. That’s a really nice way of saying she’s a political crook. There can be no doubt that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to put into office a person who has no integrity or honor.
There is also no doubt that Donald Trump is a blowhard who often speaks off-the-cuff. He is a successful businessman, which in this modern world means you really have to know how to work the system. But he has always worked within the system. He’s done business as the law allows him to do business. There is nothing dishonorable about using legal business practices to achieve personal financial gain. Trump has a big personality and that sometimes grates some as much as it pleases others. But he is at heart a good man and achieved his success honestly. Despite many liberal media efforts, it is well known that he is neither racist nor anti-Semitic. He has the potential to be a honest president that will work within the legal constraints of our government.
There are checks and balances in place that would allow Congress to stop a President Trump from doing pretty much anything outlandish or hotheaded. But there are no checks and balances in place that would prevent a crooked President Hillary Clinton from using the office of the president for personal gain. If America elects a crook to be president, then we cannot be surprised when she acts like a crook when she’s president.
When it comes down to voting for either a blowhard or a crook to be our next president, I will choose a blowhard every time. An honest blowhard might make the occasional embarrassing comment. But a crooked president that uses her position for personal financial gain and to reward followers and punish detractors is something our country cannot handle. Integrity is one of the key requirements for that office. Hillary Clinton has none. So Democrats must put their country before their party and support Donald Trump.