Tonight I had a Facebook “friend” post an article, entitled “Robert Bentley (Alabama Governor): Alabama will not support sanctuary cities that shelter illegal immigrants” I gave her a hard time implying that given she is a big Christian and Trump supporter, she seemed be attracted to some pretty unsavory characters. One her Facebook friends replied something to the effect of “What about your friend Hillary Clinton”. I want to share my reply to him below:
James, I wish Hillary was a friend of mine, but we have never met. Hillary may have not safeguarded some government “secrets” as well as she should have, and I am sure that you believe that she lied about it.
However, to my knowledge she never committed adultery like Trump and Bentley or even her husband, and unlike Bentley she isn’t in the process of being impeached for ethics violations committed while flying his girl friend around on the state plane until his wife divorced him. Unlike Trump, from an early age she devoted her life to assisting those less fortunate than herself. Unlike Trump she didn’t spend her life seeking to enrich herself at the expense others, including many hardworking Americans. Unlike Trump she disclosed her tax returns and financial records for at least the last ten years – unlike Trump she had nothing to hide in those records. Unlike Trump she never had the support of neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Unlike Trump, her campaign staff wasn’t filled with Russian sympathizers who were secretly communicating with Russian agents behind the scenes and unlike Trump she isn’t having a very public bromance with Putin, probably our most dangerous enemy. Unlike Trump, she doesn’t speak the English at a 4th grade level. Unlike Trump she isn’t a compulsive liar who lies even when it isn’t necessary. Unlike Trump, she isn’t narcissistic egotist who craves attention and has to tell everyone how great she is on a regular basis. I also know the she would never praise Bashar al-Assad or aggravate the hell out of our best allies while embracing our enemies.
I suspect that if a guy like Trump were your next door neighbor you wouldn’t call him a friend unless you were just after his money.
Hillary wasn’t a perfect candidate by any means, but I was proud to support her. If you are proud to support Trump because of all of these traits, you are a sorry human being. However, I don’t believe that is the case. I believe that most of Trump’s supporters are not “deplorables”. I believe that they support Trump despite all of his ugly traits and they are willing to put up with him because the see him as a means to an end. In that case they should be honest with themselves and admit that is why they support him and quit trying rationalize away all of his negatives and make fools of themselves in the process.