American Politics From A Canadian (Or Any Other Countries) Perspective #vote2016

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My fellow bloggers from other countries are probably shaking their heads and wondering what in he hell is going on there. That makes two of us.

Something About November 8, 2016 – Decision Day #vote2016 #election2016

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Tuesday, November 8th is the day that American’s have been waiting for it seems forever. We will know (hopefully) who will be the next President of The United States. It has been a very long process of primary votes, debates, campaigning and more debating. Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have made this election cycle a very memorable one. It has been one for the history books. State and local races will be decided tomorrow too so that will impact people more directly.

Almost 44 million votes have been cast in early voting but tomorrow the rest of America will have their say. It’s going to be a very interesting Tuesday evening watching the results coming from across the country. It will be a late night for many but I am hoping the race will be hopefully called by 11 PM.

I will be blogging about decision day throughout tomorrow. Check back to see what I am thinking. Tomorrow is a big day.

The Second Presidential Debate Tonight – Clinton v. Trump Round II #debates2016 #election 2016

Tonight is going to be really interesting. Let’s see how this second debate unfolds in light of Trump’s tape thing from Friday.

Something About This Election

Donald Trump is not a good man and how he has become candidate for President of the United States still baffles me. Video of him talking about his celebrity privilege to interact with women in an inappropriate way was brought to light yesterday and has created a firestorm for the candidate.

He is a boorish bully. Trump by his own words has demeaned women, minorities, the disabled and so many more. His running mate is not safe for the LGBTQ community because of laws passed during his term of Governor of Indiana. Republicans continue to look to the hard right in nominating their candidates which really never works out for those who vote for them. I also feel that the right-wing is using Christians to perpetuate and advance agendas that work against the least of these and those on the fringes.

Achieving peace doesn’t mean advancing war to get there. Too many men and women have been sent to the front lines unnecessarily. People like me support our military, we just don’t want them to have to go war without a really good reason.

If elected, Donald Trump would put the country and even the world in peril. Not only his temperament but his world view is troubling and somewhat dangerous.

My candidate for President, Hillary Clinton is not without issues. She is still by far the best choice at this time for America. She has the all the qualifications and the experience of being in government that will help people. There is also a historic element of her possibly being the first woman to be elected President of the United States. People bring up her emails and Benghazi but after spending millions of dollars in prosecuting and persecuting her there hasn’t been anything that to me is a massive red flag.

With all due respect, I think the GOP should be thinking about 2020 when they will have a chance at a do-over. The person they nominated is not a safe person to have in a school-house or even the White House.

There is a debate tomorrow which should be interesting. Let’s see how both candidates will respond to average, everyday people.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Cementing Democrats’ Unity – The New York Times

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — After 14 months of policy clashes and moments of mutual disdain, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, clearing away the last major obstacle to a united Democratic front heading into the party’s convention this month and the general election this fall.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Cementing Democrats’ Unity – The New York Times

Sec. Clinton and Sen. Sanders have come together. I am pleased with this. We shall see how things go heading into the convention. Perhaps she will choose him as her VP running mate. Some aren’t thrilled with this but it is what it needs to be. Voting is important and we have much to decide in November.

Hillary Clinton, Presumptive Democratic Nominee

 I am supporting Hillary Clinton for President. However I do like Bernie Sanders. Both candidates have run a ferocious race and they are great candidates. Keeping Donald Trump must be the order of the election. America cannot afford to have him as president.

(I do respect the varied opinions here. It is my goal not to start a conversation that would lead to conflict. At the end of this thing we all have to go back to being friendly.)