Monday, July 25, 2016

Confessions about Election Year 2016

Are you ready for a big rant? Even if you aren't, I really have to get stuff off my chest.

 I feel like I'm living in a House of Cards episode with the amount of conniving, threatening, dishonesty, corruption, scandal covering, and just overall terrible people involved in the election these days. A few months ago during the Presidential Primary, when America was deciding among a sea of crappy candidates in both parties which crappiest candidate should be the finalists, Kevin Spacey, the corrupt, threatening, terrible person of a president in House of Cards (not actually a terrible person I hope) said something that ultimately sums up the state of America these days: Americans are getting the kind of leaders they deserve.

I confess that I pretty much am disheartened and disappointed with hearing how anyone is voting. When I find out somehow on facebook that someone supports Hillary Clinton, my respect for that person goes down and the disappointment goes up. When I find out somehow that someone I know supports Donald Trump, the same thing happens. If you're one of these people, sorry, that's just how I feel. And there is nothing you can say to me that will justify the words and actions of these terrible terrible people.

It's sad and pathetic that people are arguing how one candidate is better than the other because one candidate is a little less terrible than the other. 

I am fed up with our country's two party system which is practically causing a civil war. The Republican National Convention made me sick. The upcoming Democratic convention will probably make me sicker. All these people who were so anti-Trump are now swearing allegiance to him, because the party is all but holding them hostage. Bernie Sanders is a sellout, because he fought so hard against Hillary Clinton (with the DNC also teaming up against him to make sure he didn't win), and lo and behold, here he is swearing allegiance to Hillary, all for the stupid party. 

I am so disappointed that for the first time in US history, a woman being president is a very tangible reality, and my feminist self should be so happy, but instead I am disgusted that it's a corrupt, selfish, lying, greedy, incompetent bi**h. Not to mention she has terrible taste. Google what she wore to her daughter's wedding. 

And I am sad that someone so blatantly racist and misogynist has gained such a strong support of Americans. He makes threats and says terrible things that are so obviously against what America is supposed to stand for, and people cheer. People are disappointing me left and right.  

So yes, I am voting libertarian this election. Although voting is a personal thing, I have decided I am not going to hide that fact. And if you are a disgusted American like I am, I encourage you to do the same. People may say that I am throwing my vote away, but at least I can live with myself and keep my self respect. 

I don't want this to be all doom and gloom so I will say that the press and satire being put together this election season is awesome so far. Stephen Colbert is winning:
And whoever put this together is a genius. Can you see the trend that I also feel like I'm living in the society of the Hunger Games??

I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories, but I really am believing this. And I think the whole melania plagiarism thing was another inside job to help Hillary get elected.
So yeah, there you go. Two besties running for president, and the whole country falling for it. Crazy times people!


  1. Here Is my conspiracy theory I made up in like January. Hilary wanted to be president. So she was like... Hmmm this email thing is pretty bad, so... Let's come up with a stategy. Gets Donald trump to run and be RIDICULOUS. Then she finds a Bernie sanders super socialist crazy so she looks more middle than him. Then, possible mitt involvement because once trump has practically won the republican nomination, he's like, "don't vote trump." So when republicans go to the polls, the voices in his head say: trump is crazy, Hilary is crazy, but mitt said not trump, and i mean, Hilary isn't Bernie... Maybe she's not that bad...

    1. What you're saying makes perfect sense. I see it all being true.

  2. Well said! I can't in good conscience vote for Donald or Hillary. I haven't completely made up my mind yet, but I've been looking into the Libertarian Party as well. Either that or write Jesus Christ on the ballot!

  3. I honestly feel like i'm taking crazy pills. and not just with the election. like what is happening in this world?! I admit I've done a lot more research into hillary bc her lies are seriously hilarious and ridiculous and I DO NOT UNDERSTAND how her supporters brush it all to the side. LIKE WHAT? and these are just the ridiculous lies shes been CAUGHT in. I honestly think they are both crazy people. I haven't yet looked in gary johnson, but hopefully he is better than the other 2. I also think as long as you are voting for someone your vote is not lost. Also I listened to a really good podcast on freakonomics called "how much does the president really matter?" it was really good and you should listen to it. I know you get real rivaled up about these things, but maybe it will make you feel better! haha