Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Choice


Republicans across the country , including several of our loved ones, continue to struggle mightily with the increasingly ominous implications of their party's nominee for President. I don't need to add to the Greek chorus of voices predicting the maelstrom to come should Trump ascend to the Presidency. And I have no desire to denigrate the conservative's sense of horror and disgust should Secretary Clinton be the chosen one. That is what many millions of my countrymen believe. It's a fool's errand to try and convince them otherwise. Even this Hilary supporter won't argue; her flaws are numerous, her character, at least her public character, remains hard to embrace.

But the events of the last few weeks have placed the Hobson's choice for Republicans front and center. The choice isn't about their beliefs; their candidate has none save his own insatiable need for self-aggrandizement.. It isn't about the end of their way of life, which won't change much. It isn't about the ongoing economic agonies of white working class America. They are unlikely  to improve if Mr Trump takes the oath next Jan 20th, and perhaps not if Mrs Clinton does.

It is simply, about this; will they take the unprecedented risk of placing the full power and promise (yes there is still plenty of promise in America) in a fellow so devoid of conscience or basic decency?


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