Thousands of people have asked me who I supporting for President, so I thought I’d speak to that – thought not necessarily in the way many people anticipate.
Unlike many Americans, I take the idea of serving in public office very seriously. It has often been referred to as a “public trust” and that is exactly how I see it. Self-interest has no place in public service. If you read about people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson, during their time as President, what comes through loud and clear is that they truly strived to serve in compliance with the U.S Constitution and in the best interest of the nation. I don’t see that in politicians these days.
In earlier times it may have been appropriate to simply choose the man you wanted to be in office. Today I believe we have to start from a different place. That’s why my selection process begins by examining those factors that immediate disqualify a candidate – in my mind. In other words, the first step is to thin the herd. I say “disqualify a candidate in my mind” because your criteria may be different than mine.
And while I’m on the subject of “differing criteria”, there will likely be a particular distinction between my process and the view of some people watching this video.
A whole lot of people latch onto a candidate and then they support that candidate no matter what the candidate says or does. In other words, since they’ve already declared their support for the person, they will fight tooth and nail to defend why that person is the right candidate no matter how bad the candidate really is. I’m just the opposite. I don’t latch on to anyone. My model is: ALL the facts first – then make a decision.
So let’s look at the candidates who have said or done things that make them non-starters for me. And remember, I’m only mentioning those who I see as having an immediate disqualifying element to them. If I don’t mention a candidate, don’t construe that as my support for him or her. It merely means I see no immediate disqualifying aspect to them, or their polling numbers are so low they’re no longer a viable candidate.
Let’s start with the one who is so bad I can’t believe she’s considered a viable candidate by anyone. Of course I’m speaking of Hillary Clinton. This is a woman who has never “served the public”; she has – from day one – served only the interests of Hillary Clinton. More so than any other candidate in my lifetime, Hillary has demonstrated a pattern of lies, deceit, fabrications and unethical behavior. And I personally believe she ordered the murder of Vince Foster. Some people will Google that name and immediately accuse me of spouting nonsense because his death was officially declared to be a suicide. But that was a political determination; the physical evidence says otherwise. Hillary’s entire political history disqualifies her.
Martin O’ Malley; has no background or accomplishments that would qualify him to be President of the United States. But he does have a background that disqualifies him in my mind. As governor of Maryland O’Malley fought long and hard to get a Traffic Camera Enforcement bill passed, which he then signed into law. He was forthright about the fact that he wanted to bill as a means of attempting to balance Maryland’s budget. The last thing we need in the White House is yet another asshole who believes the way to address out-of-control government spending is to find any means possible to pickpocket the working man.
Chris Christie. Thankfully, he’s not realistically in the race any more. Despite that I wanted to mention him because he does have an immediate disqualifier to me. I’m adamant that the “War on Drugs” must end. The War on Drugs has been far more injurious to America than drug use would have ever been. And successes in ending the War on Drugs in places such as Portugal demonstrate we’ve been on the wrong road for a long time. One of my top goals is ending the insane War on Drugs. Christie, being the undisciplined obese asshole that he is, would roll the clock back and go after the states that have legalized marijuana, even for medicinal purposes. For that reason he is a dead letter in my book.
Trump: 11 months out from the general election he’s already advocated 5 unconstitutional actions, the last one in which being he declared he’ll establish the death penalty for all cop-killers…by Executive Orders. He’s either a dunce, or someone who doesn’t give a damn about the Constitution, or a psychotic liar. No matter which he is, a man who has declared 5 different actions he plans to take that violate the Constitution has thoroughly disqualified himself from being President.
Carson: I hardly know what to say. The guy is just a fruit loop. The pyramids are gigantic grain silos? Prisoners who are raped in prison turn gay? The theory of evolution is the devil’s work? Being a complete fucking nutball disqualifies Carson.
Ted Cruz: I will never vote for anyone who believes America’s civil laws should contain requirements or prohibitions based on personal religious views. Also, when speaking to a group of evangelical he said his answer to terrorism is to nuke the Middle East. Sorry; being a genocidal asswipe is a disqualifier.
Marco Rubio: This guy is just another George W Bush – and just as vacuous. He is a sock puppet for the establishment GOP. And the old-guard establishment GOP has only one objective – make a shitload more money from endless war. Being the shill of the old-guard establishment GOP disqualifies him.
Well…there you have my first step in the masturbatory process of selecting the next President of the United States.