The Great Hippo wrote:If that's your choice, then don't vote. Or vote for a third party candidate. Or, hell, go try to run for office yourself. There is no excuse for supporting Trump.
I'm sorry, but this is actually pretty fucking easy. Nobody was stuck between two hard choices. They supported the ex-reality TV star who's very likely committed a series of sexual assaults and who talked about executing the families of suspected terrorists. Why? Because they thought he might advance their political agenda.
I'm saying there are people taking a big picture look at things here. Can you not fathom the people who supported Trump because they wanted Republican policy to be implemented in spit of being appalled by him? Like filling the courts with young conservatives who will be there for decades? Even if Trump crashes and burns early, he will still have put a new conservative justice on the Supreme Court that will last decades. That alone is a huge win if you want to see conservative values pushed through law.
No, I wouldn't vote for this turdwaffle *even if* he was a Democrat -- and doing otherwise meant giving the next Michael Pence a better shot at the candidacy. I wouldn't vote for Pence, either -- but as horrible as Pence would be, at least he *probably* wouldn't light the country on fire to try and collect the insurance money.
I mean that's fair. Personally I would have a much harder time of it, if the Trump figure was on the liberal side of things. If the President continually did things to enrich himself, colluded with foreign governments and generally said distasteful and despicable things, but in the end abortion remained safe in the law, real work was done towards climate change, LGBT rights remained recognized and were further strengthened and taxation became more progressive, I really would have a hard time saying no to it. Not to mention swinging the Supreme court back liberal for the next long while.