I cannot believe that I actually have to write these words, but here goes, Republicans who are voting for Hillary Clinton because they don’t like Donald Trump should be ashamed.
I’m not talking about Republican voters choosing to vote 3rd Party, or choosing not to vote (though you might argue that this is simply a different kind of vote for Hillary – which I won’t be engaging here). No, I’m talking specifically about Republican voters who are choosing to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton because they find Mr. Trump detestable.
For example, see the case of Mr. David Nierenberg, who was the finance chair for Mitt Romney’s presidential bid in 2012. Mr. Nierenberg told MSNBC on Friday that he would be voting for Clinton because for him “it’s all about character.”
I will be voting for Hillary Clinton… For me it’s all about character, temperament and fitness to be president. It is the most powerful person in the free world. I’m a father of 3 adult children, I want to be thoughtful about the world in which they are going to grow up. They’re probably going to live till the end of this century. God willing they will have children of their own. I want to have a president who is centered, stable, civil, decent, compassionate, inclusive not divisive, not name calling, not scapegoating, not verbally abusive. And, from having worked with Mitt for 39 years – because he was my first boss – and then worked with him as a volunteer for years in his campaign, I have a sense of what a presidential temperament is like.
People may disagree with Mitt’s positions on some issues, they may regret some individual things that he has said, but I don’t think there is anybody who would say that isn’t a decent, compassionate, competent, capable man who was ready to President. And I simply do not think from everything that I have been seeing and reading – the crisis of the day – including the things you’ve been talking about in the last several minutes, I don’t think Donald Trump will ever be fit to be the President of the United States.
This is an absolutely terrible argument.
Let’s just for a second give Mr. Nierenberg the benefit of the doubt, and simply for argument’s sake, let’s say everything he says about Donald Trump is completely accurate.
If Mr. Trump is all of these terrible, scary things, then Mr. Nierenberg shouldn’t vote for him. But that doesn’t mean he SHOULD be voting for Hillary Clinton either. Because all of these same things can be said of the corrupt, capricious, pathological liar, Hillary Clinton. She does NOT have the character, temperament, or fitness to be President. She is NOT centered, stable, civil, decent, compassionate, or inclusive. Meanwhile, she is divisive, a name caller, a scapegoater, and verbally abusive.
Here are just a few examples to prove the point:
Clinton is divisive: Here she is saying that she is most proud of fighting her enemies at the NRA and in the Republican Party.
Clinton is a name caller: She has been saying mean-spirited things about Republicans for decades, and she even called Mr. Trump the “Donkey of the Decade.”
Hillary Clinton has been on record verbally (and physically) abusing people for more than 3 decades: Whether it was her husband’s mistresses or victims, her Secret Service detail, campaign employees, or even Bill. She is ABUSIVE.
There is no pejorative that can be lobbed at Donald Trump that can’t also be directed at Hillary Clinton. If Mr. Trump is unfit for the presidency, so too is his Democrat opponent. Any Republican voter who chooses to vote for her because they think Trump is bad… should be ashamed of themselves.