Democrats Love Republicans

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

This time around in the U.S. Presidential election cycle, the Republicans are loved by all Democrats because the next president, barring an arrest of Hillary Clinton for email scandal, or an assassination of her, America will have its first woman president. There are many middle of the road Democrats and Republicans who find Donald Trump’s personality very un-presidential coupled with naive policy. He often seems to think it is just a “reality TV show” that if he loses, well, he will go back making billions. If he becomes President, then much of the world will be aghast, not to mention the U.S. As for Cruz, he is really no better, simply more professional in his presidential bid.

There are also many independent middle of the road voters, that, really could care less about political parties and simply the person and his vision. I am one. For a long time, I loved Trump’s brashness, his in your face politically incorrect speeches. I mean, it was soooo refreshing after enduring the Obama politically correct extremism and decision to make America second rate. However, Trump is just looking like a salesman now, saying anything and nothing about his policy details (even they are vague) just to get elected. His motto of ‘Make America Great Again” is fine but I doubt if he can really do much about it. His recent idiot comments on abortion, nuclear and NATO, just shows he is naïve and stupid. It may sound legitimate, but it would never happen. So, maybe Cruz, then? He is much more presidential and knows how the world really works, but the problem there is that he will never get enough votes in the general election. He is kind of like the Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. Same thing, despite his meager wins, he will never ever become president.

That leaves, Hillary, which like many, I really do not like for the most part. BUT… I guess if I have to, I will vote for her. For me, like others, this election is really about who is the lesser of two evils? Trump would wreak havoc in domestic and international arenas, pissing off many nations friendly to the US. You can just see Trump throwing the “finger” at them in order to make America great and in the meantime, causing more enemies and problems for the country because of this attitude, which, just sucks. But, this is why his base of 35% are devoted to him. They could care less what he stands for, they just love this “hard ass” attitude. Luckily, the rest of the electorate are not so blind to follow, though they may sympathize.

Of course, Hillary, is an extension of the Obama doctrine. While I do not like all of it, and hate his foreign policy weakness, it may be better as you can always become “bold” quickly. Every so often, even Obama did something unexpected. I think Hillary would be more hawkish, more willing, to have America lead again without making more and new enemies. Being the first woman president, she would like to prove things as a woman. I still preferred Carli Fiorina of them all, along with Marko Rubio. They would have been much better Republican candidates in the general election.

So, unless something really dramatic and shocking occurs to Hillary, she will be the next American president, that is why Democrats just love the Republicans. In November, the election will either be a squeaker or a landslide for the Democrats.

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lions44 5 months ago from Auburn, WA

So well said (except for the voting for HRC part).

While I cannot under any circumstances vote for a Clinton, your comments on my party's self-inflicted wounds ring true. I've had debates on here w/the Trump supporters and to a lesser degree the Cruz people. They don't seem to get it. The country has changed. Walking around yelling "Winning," accompanied by your Slovenian-born bikini model wife will not win the Presidency. Fire and brimstone don't work anymore.

As for Cruz, every woman I know is repulsed by him. They are 50% of the electorate, which means the GOP is toast.

Because of my support for Kasich, I've been called "milquetoast" and "part of the problem." One reader referred to my desire to negotiate w/the Dems as part of a "cancer" that needs to be cut out. Crazy.

Communication skills are lacking in my party. Still waiting for the next Mike Deaver. Shared.


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fpherj48 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Perry.....Funny that I just came upon your hub. I just admitted to finally reaching the point of feeling much like you do. If I understood you correctly, it sounds almost like you've arrived at this conclusion via the step by step route I took. There's plenty of time to have another change of heart, but I'm hoping more for a "miracle."

Prior to the race for POTUS 2016, in terms of Trump as a "person," I literally could not stand the man. Frankly, I saw him as a narcissist, bold, rude, immature asshole. Sure, he had assets galore, a TV show and he was celebrity-like, but he did not impress me at all.

I surprised myself by liking his rough-tough, tell it like it is, in your face (as you say) attitude. I just knew that I paid attention to him and followed because I was feeling like so many after 7 years of Obama degrading, dividing & weakening us and our Country. All the frustration & anger came out through Trump and we all seemed to wish we were saying what he was saying.

He's gone a bit too far, said a few too many ignorant, insulting & totally unpresidential things (not to mention racist & misogynist) I think I'm over Donald. Where that leaves me, I have no idea. I feel like an orphan.

You have written an honest, realisitc hub, Perry. All that's left for me to do is sit back and watch the rest of the show. Paula


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jackclee lm 5 months ago from Yorktown NY

Keep dreaming. This year will be a Republican landslide regardless who is the nominee. Obama has killed the Democratic party for a generation and you just don't realize it.


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perrya 5 months ago Author

@paula- thanks and if you take the emotion out of it, all the candidates lack something.@jack- I do think you are drinking too much republican coolaid, did you know it contains LSD? Like many are finding out, Trump is just too much of a jerk, he has issues. Could he win my vote? there are miracles from heaven!


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jackclee lm 5 months ago from Yorktown NY

FYI, I am a Cruz supporter but as I said, regardless who is the GOP nominee, they will win by a landslide. I am a conservative and disagree with many GOP leaders especially in Congress, however, the Democrats under the Obama administration have failed all of us for the last 7 years.

Hillary has not done anything significant in all her years in Senate and as Secretary of State. Bernie is a socialist who will tax and bankrupt us. There is a clear choice this election cycle.


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fpherj48 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

jack I sure hope you weren't directing that "Keep dreaming" at me, because I believe I made myself quite clear numerous times in many Q&A & hub threads.....I am certainly NOT wishing or hoping for a Democratic win. Try reading my comment again. I'm saying I see what Perry is talking about in terms of Trump.

He began with a huge bang and seemed to gain momentum & high poll numbers. In the past month he has tripped over his own stupidity. Just this past week, his team was on "clean-up" duty 3 times~~all with regard to women's issues. Jack, guess what? Women make up 50% of the voting population.

Cruz? Maybe. We can only HOPE.

Your 2nd comment here may all be very accurate. Let me ask you, jack~~Are you planning on holding a gun to people's heads to make certain they vote for "the clear choice, Cruz?"

Suggestion: When you comment in a thread, it's advisable to address the person you're directing your comment to by NAME. A lot of problems can be avoided that way. Perry may welcome going head to head with you. I won't tolerate a mouthy tough guy attitude & you have no right to comment to me in such a manner.

I'm good and damned sick of the bullshit from the MEN around here who are so small, they need to bully Grandmothers! Do not try that crap with me.


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jackclee lm 5 months ago from Yorktown NY

Paula, sorry for the confusion. My comment was directed at the author of the hub. I still think it's a free country and anyone can vote for whoever they wish. That is our democratic way. I just think Cruz is the better candidate this year in 2016. My first choice was Dr. Carson.


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perrya 5 months ago Author

@jack- I agree. I was for Trump, not now. Cruz is OK, but I think my vote will be wasted. Kasaic is really the best but will never do it. Hillary is not any better and will just carry on Obama's policy, which I generally dislike. Bernie is funny. Not much choice. Maybe I won't vote...


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fpherj48 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Apology accepted. Had you said it all in less forceful & using phrases like "you just don't realize it!" you wouldn't have needed to apologize. How do you know what people "realize" or don't realize?

Your comments are usually acceptable. Pls don't get caught up in all the vitriol used by so many and adopt their insulting demeanor. Thanks. There will always be a bitch like me who hands it right back to you.


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perrya 5 months ago Author

Sounds like Carle Fiorina or Margaret Thatcher, LOL

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