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I’m A Republican Who Spent My Saturday Getting Out The Vote For Hillary Clinton. This is Why.

#GOPWithHer got out the vote in Philadelphia. Pictured are Ariel, Liran and Kodiak.

#GOPWithHer got out the vote in Philadelphia. Pictured are Ariel, Liran and Kodiak.

Yesterday, my wife and I (not pictured above) participated in something I never thought I would do. I was one of numerous Republicans getting out the vote for Hillary Clinton. It’s hard to describe just how unlikely a moment this was for me, but I’ve covered that on this blog before.

And yet, I did it with no qualms. Quite the opposite, it was with a sense of pride, honor and duty that I felt I was participating in the effort to prevent a madman with dictatorial tendencies from becoming the President of the United States. In many ways, it was a gratifying, cathartic experience to put country over political affiliation. However, it was also a frightening experience, because it illustrated just what will happen if we lose this election and allow Donald Trump to dictate our daily lives.

You see, while most of the day passed without incident, the entire tone of the day was trampled upon when we had the misfortune of being accosted by some absolutely livid Trump supporters who did everything in their power to intimidate us into staying out of their neighborhood. Be forewarned, extremely foul language follows.

As we worked our way down the street, we were spotted by several men (at one point there were about five, while at others there were two) who began to scream at us from afar while waving their Trump/Pence signs:

“TRUMP! TRUMP! This is a Trump neighborhood here! Stay out of here!”

Fine so far, while mildly disturbing/threatening, we had no issue with people expressing themselves. We still have freedom of speech in this country. Also, there were a few pro-Hillary and Black Lives Matter signs on houses near them (they were the only Trump supporters we could see) so it was clear they were not representing the neighborhood.

“TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!”

However, as we got closer and crossed over to their side of the street, they became even more belligerent. As we approached a house two doors down from them, they continued:

“Nobody’s here that wants to see you people! This is a Trump neighborhood!”

Now we had to walk past them – actually through them since they would not move aside for us – and they really kicked it up a notch:

“What’s Hillary Clinton ever done for this country? No, tell me. I want to know!”

To which we responded that we had no desire to engage with them. Our goal was just to knock on doors of potential Hillary supporters, not get into a fight with Trump supporters. Engaging them would only waste time we would otherwise be canvassing – which is exactly what they wanted.

Well, that only set them off into a rage meltdown:

“Fucking white liberal snob bitch! Fucking liberal white snobs come around here every four years for Obama. I hate white liberal snobs!”

At this point we were past them, but still only a few doors down, trying to talk to an elderly man who told us he was too old to vote before closing the door. My suspicion is that being within earshot of these people, who by now were in a full on frenzy, goosestepping up and down the block and throwing glass bottles, all while screaming profanities at the top of their lungs, this man was frankly afraid to tell us what he would be doing.

Now they were screaming how they would be in jail for what Hillary has done, that a Trump reckoning was coming and that:

“Fucking college students coming through here every four years are ruining this country!”

As we moved further down the block we could still hear them screaming over and over.

Now it’s important to note that these guys did not explicitly threaten violence against us. However, the neighborhood we were in was decidedly mixed, with probably about 65% minorities to 35% whites. Others in the neighborhood told us that it was already a “war zone” due to gang violence and drugs. Even as we spoke to another person on his doorstep on another block, another Trump supporter walked by yelling “Trump! Trump! Trump!” at us.

Don't boo. Vote. And get out the vote.

Don’t boo. Vote. And get out the vote.

Here’s the scary part.

What happens on election night? Regardless of who wins, do you think these pro-Trump goons are going to keep quiet? This is what Trump has unleashed on America. The death of civility is the true horror of this election. If they were so willing to try and keep us out of their neighborhoods, what makes you think they won’t try and keep their elderly neighbors from participating in the vote? It was like seeing the online Trump Trolls who have ruined Reddit, Twitter and nearly every comment section on the internet – but in REAL LIFE.

Here’s the even scarier part – and this is literally what keeps me up at night.

What happens with people like this if Trump wins? What happens with people who are WORSE than this if Trump wins? It was clear, from their behavior, that these people believed that for the first time in their lives, that they had the power. That it was THEIR time. This wasn’t about patriotism. This wasn’t about American exceptionalism. This was about REVENGE. This wasn’t REALLY about Clinton. It was about taking power for themselves. It was about fighting back against the minorities “ruining” their neighborhood. It was about fighting back against college students “ruining” the country. It was about fighting back against every “bitch” they were unable to dominate in the past. Hillary Clinton just embodies their failures for them.

There were no conservative values here. There were no values to speak of at all, just a lust for power. A testosterone-fueled rage-fest against everyone who isn’t like them – championed by their avatar, Donald Trump, who continues to empower their hope of being at the top of the food chain. These people had no desire to live with their neighbors. They wanted to DOMINATE them.

Can you imagine what four years of Donald Trump as president, fueling this behavior, will do to neighborhoods like this? THAT is what’s frightening. THAT is why I created this website and THAT is why, no matter what anyone says to me, I will not be deterred. WE will not be deterred.

There is no more doubt. No more depression about our lack of options. No more stages of grief.

Donald Trump CANNOT empower men like this to spread their own self-destruction all across the United States.

Hillary Clinton MUST be our next President.

#GOPWithHer

Hillary Strikes Debate Night Blow

Monday night was a horror show for many Republicans across the country, myself included. To see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the two candidates on the debate stage was a living nightmare for me. With that said of the two people on the stage, it was clear that Hillary Clinton was the more qualified; both on policy and temperament to be President of the United States of America.

 

Clinton VS Trump

Hillary had Trump on the ropes from the “opening bell”. With Trump backpedaling on defense and with the spotlight shining on only two candidates, Mr. Trump was not able to debate in his typical “smoke and mirror” style. When pressed for specific policy answers by moderator Lester Holt or by Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump seldom had an answer deeper than “because we will”.

Hillary hammered Trump on his “birther history” and deftly tied that into his and his family’s history of racism through their discriminatory rental history. Mr. Trump has to set the record straight, why does he think President Obama wasn’t born in this country? Why did he and his father not rent to African-Americans in the 1970s?

The debate showed us what we have all feared to be true. Trump simply does not have the temperament to be POTUS. His eye-rolls, sarcasm, and body language were anything but presidential. You can say a lot of things about Mrs. Clinton (such as the fact that she is dead wrong on the Iran deal and ending stop and frisk), but she keeps proving that she has presidential temperament.

As someone who works for a small business, it was appalling to me to hear Trump say that it was okay not to pay a contractor if you are not satisfied with their work. Small businesses depend on progress and final payments to pay their bills and feed their employees’ families. Is Mr. Trump saying that a contract is not binding? We need an answer to this question.

“The Donald” lied again regarding his support of the War in Iraq. Thanks to Howard Stern’s interviewing prowess, we have recordings of Mr. Trump on the record stating his support for the war which he now says he was against. Will he answer why he continues to lie about this?

Trump also never responded to Hillary’s claims that his tax plan will add $5 trillion to the national debt. He needs to answer this question, if not we must assume that this assertion is true.

The bottom line is this is the Worst. Election. Ever. Hillary is a very flawed candidate, but is someone that I would trust with the nuclear codes much more than Mr. Trump. To me this is the deciding factor when faced with two terribly flawed candidates. As a party, we must work to heal from the Trump disaster and focus on common sense economic reform and keeping our country safe. #NeverTrump #GOPWithHer

 

Does Donald Trump Want to be King?

One of the first things every elementary schooler learns in an American history course is that America fought the Revolutionary War against the British to gain their freedom and end the rule of monarchs. George Washington, when offered a third presidential term, said no as he didn’t want the American public to view him as a monarch. Now, in 2016, are we seeing a candidate that wants to run our country as his own Fiefdom?

Donald J. Trump has consistently proved that he has no interest in promoting a democratic regime. If he were to be elected he has shown every sign of his intent to turn our great republic into the “Trump Kingdom of America”. While this may sound dramatic, let’s look at the facts.

  • Trump has shown throughout his campaign that he is a bigot and sexist; not exactly democratic values
  • See, #NeverTrump
  • Trump has flip-flopped numerous times, on numerous important issues, such as second amendment rights, and his refusal to take a stand on our greatest ally Israel
  • Not immediately denouncing noted KKK leader and hate-mongering David Duke
  • Claiming his campaign was “self-financed”
  • Lying about meeting Putin during a 60 Minutes taping
  • Lying about predicting the danger of Osama Bin Laden
  • Lying about seeing footage of the Iranian money drop

The lies, flip-flopping, and degradation of millions of Americans, leads to a candidate that is certainly not qualified to be the President of the greatest country in the world. Mr. Trump’s values are certainly far from Republican and would make our party’s flag-bearers; Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and Abraham Lincoln cringe. The circus campaign of Donald J. Trump must be denounced by Republicans all across America and funding from the RNC needs to be immediately ceased. Only when this occurs will the message be sent that the Republican party and the United States of America does not want a Trump Kingdom of America.

 

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There’s no one left…

Bye bye Bernie. We hardly knew ye, ye commie hippie bastard.

It’s Hillary or bust.

Still a bit more than a month to before it’s officially official. But the fact is, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be our next president…

With that choice…

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We’re with her…

Ugh.

(actually all the “women can be president too” stuff is kindasortamaybe inspiring?)

#NeverTrump

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