Wikileaksgate totally doesn't disturb you?
I grant you 100% The Donald is terror. He has his own email scandal today by the way. But even without his scandals he is someone I would never ever vote for.
But to say you'll never ever vote for any Republican is way off. What if Rand Paul had won the nomination and was running against Clinton? I'd be leaning towards him and actually: the American public too. I trust he would have won by a landslide as the Democrats have such a poor candidate to present. Just see your favorite Republican on the ballot next to Clinton. I don't know who that is for you. But there are a lot fine ones. For me Schwarzenegger would even be the better pick if he was eligible at least .
But Queenbee, if your favorite Republican was on the ballot next to Clinton, wouldn't you have chosen him? Or her, like Condoleeza Rice?
Lo read the article and it explains everything. I cannot get behind the Republican platform. Rand Paul will never be a serious candidate unless he runs as a Libertarian.
The comments below were clipped from Stonekettle Station Blog. Who perfectly fits the Republican demographic.
I cannot vote for a Republican.
Not even one I respect should such appear.
Itâ€™s not just Donald Trump. Or Mitt Romney before him. Or John McCain before that. I cannot, will not, vote for the Republican Party platform.
Up above I said I tend towards the traditional conservative values of personal liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, personal enterprise and free markets, balanced budgets, strong military, and self-reliance. All of that is true and as such there is no part of 2016 Republican Party Platform I can support without question, without violent protest.
Social issues? Tell me why a party who professes a profound belief in personal liberty and individual freedom and inalienable rights should contain within its ideology strictures regarding who you can marry, who you can love, what you can do with your own body, how you define your sexuality, how you define yourself. I will never vote for a Republican so long as they support the idea that government and political parties and religion have the right, nay the duty, to dictate these most personal of freedoms.
I will never support a political party or a candidate who would deny full and unrestricted rights in any way whatsoever to my friends who happen to be gay, or transgendered, or of color, or female, or Muslim, or whatever ridiculous qualifications we use to deny others full citizenship. I will not. And so long as these things remain part of the Republican Party platform, no matter the bullshit justification, they are deal breakers so far as my vote is concerned.
Even if they field a candidate I can enthusiastically admire.
Economics? Thirty years now the Republican Party has embraced the failed policies of Reaganomics. Thirty years weâ€™ve been waiting for the promised largess to trickle down. Thirty years weâ€™ve been fed the idea that the selfish ideology of Ayn Rand will somehow make us, the worthy, rich â€“ even though Rand herself died in lonely poverty dependent on government and the kindness of strangers. Thirty years weâ€™ve given tax breaks to the obscenely wealthy and watched them grow ever more obscenely rich while the Middle Class teeters ever closer to extinction. Thirty years now weâ€™ve watched our jobs head overseas while serial CEOs rake in billions. Invest in America they say, and itâ€™s our money and our homes and our jobs and our retirements and our kidsâ€™ college funds they vaporize while they themselves cash out to the tune of millions and then complain about tax dollars going to bail out citizens â€śwho should have known better.â€ť
Known better than to trust another goddamned Republican I guess. And theyâ€™re not even ashamed to say it out loud, as Donald Trump himself said when he smugly blamed Hillary Clinton for the loopholes that have allowed him to get away with not paying taxes for the last two decades. I will not support further tax breaks for the rich on the backs of the middle class and the poor. I will not vote for another Republican so long as this unworkable economic policy is part of their platform. This alone is enough to lose my vote.
Military matters? Foreign policy? Immigration? I spent most of my life in the uniform of the United States. Iâ€™ve seen war and the consequences of war up close. I listened in awe with tears in my eyes when Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and demanded in righteous fury, â€śMr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!â€ť and I can not, will not, support a political party who intends to wall America off from the world behind mine fields and barbed wire. I can not, will not, support a party who declares its unqualified uncritical allegiance to a foreign power, even one such as Israel, especially for religious reasons. I can not, will not, support an ideology that condemns peace and diplomacy out of hand and who salivates at the idea of yet another war. This alone would be enough to lose my vote.
There is no part, not one single part, of the Republican platform I can support.
This is not personal liberty or personal responsibility, not when government decides who you can marry, who you can love, or what you do with your own body. Their idea of limited government is limiting the very things government should exist for because if government does not protect the weak from the predatory then what damned good is it? A belief in personal enterprise and free markets does not mean I think capitalism should run amok, unchecked, unregulated, benefitting only the rich and repeatedly raping those without the power to protest. The republicans make a great show of balanced budgets but would find their frugality on the backs of the poor and I will not support a political ideology who thinks tanks and aircraft carriers and war are acceptable ways to spend our money while feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, and healing the sick are not.
In the final analysis I can not, will not, support a party who hates government so much so that they attempt to break it at every turn.
And this is the party that is supposed to hold Donald Trump in check?
That would be laughable if it wasnâ€™t so utterly horrifying.