Why is there no "None of the above" option for voting?
We can theorize it's the official election and there's no "None of the above" option on the ballot.
But there will be the option to vote for Jill Stein, which is much like None of the above, and what I intend to do.
Not filling out a ballot would be the appropriate response and what people may do in the real world.
No person alive should vote for Donald Trump.
Those on the right should reject him for his lack of conviction, his narcissism, his worship of mammon, his dishonesty, the fact that his bigotry will harm his party, his open commitment to violating NAFTA and other treaties that the U.S. signed in good faith making him an open opponent of our Constitution, his libertine past, his lack of any religious credentials whatsoever despite proclaiming his faith, his casual anti-Semitism (on display when he talked to a group of Jews and talked about how the people in the room clearly all knew how to negotiate well), and his total willingness to say or advocate anything that is popular. The very fact that he initiated the birther nonsense should disqualify him from anyone's vote. Voting for no one would be preferable: Such a man should not be representing us internationally or have his finger on the button.
Those on the left, of course, should reject him for being a racist, sexist, classist pig.
And the same could be said about Hillary Clinton, she is a compulsive liar, has broken many laws, she may, note may, have violated the Constitution, she has stated that she is for women's and that they should report sexual assaults, unless of course it's against bill, or some other high ranking democrats. Not that I support Donald Trump, Trump towers, bankrupt, Trump Taj Mahal bankrupt, Trump Plaza Hotel bankrupt, Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts bankrupt, Trump Entertainment Resorts bankrupt, so he's good at keeping his money out of the picture while spending badly everyone else's. Personally I'm thinking of voting for my cat, Fred.
Just today, Politifact rated what Hillary says in general as true or mostly true. My read is that she's mostly honest and accurate about things like what studies she cites and what arguments she makes, but in that objective metric, she is far more honest than Trump (and apparently slightly more honest than Sanders, though frankly that seems fairly absurd to me).
Still, yes, she lies constantly to get power, she got people to effectively launder money through state Democratic parties to get her money even prior to the primary, and most of the comments she has made about Bernie are laughably false.
I am of course voting Sanders and, living in California, voting Green per usual if she wins the nomination. But if you write-in your cat, I will give you solidarity: fine choice given the options.
I should start a Fred for president campaign, he's never lied, he's never broken a promise, he's always done his job. So why not Fred for president?
I have a question to you. Would you rather have someone who is as racist and sexist as millions (billions?) of people around the world as president, or would you rather have someone who tells a lie every single breath, who tells their honest opinions only behind closed doors and someone who honestly doesn't care about anyone except theirself? Would you rather choose a moderate racist or someone who is nothing but fake?
I'd rather have the liar than the over bigot who dehumanizes the people he's elected for. Luckily, your dilemma is incredibly ill-formed and wrong. In fact, Donald Trump is not only a bigot, but a narcissist, a sexual assailant, and infinitely worse of a serial liar than Hillary Clinton. I recognize that many people refuse to hear this, but it's just true. Politifact rated their statements over time. Clinton certainly lies. Trump lies in every single speech, as well as engaging in open demagoguery and bullying. His national political prominence came about because of a lie: the birtherist conspiracy that he fought far longer than anyone else. That is a lie, a lie he told over and over again for years, a lie composed of multiple smaller fractal lies.
The fact that you think that a "moderate racist" is something so banal as to be a personality quirk compared to being "fake" rather than, say, a moral abrogation of infinite depth, is frankly grotesque. You not taking racism seriously is why people like Trump have even a chance in America.
You're so full of mendacity. You start your post with "No person alive should vote for Donald Trump." and then you call other people bigots. You call Trump a "sexual assailant", yet you vote for Clinton who along with her husband did so much deeply evil things towards women that Trump couldn't even imagine doing. It's pathetic how you don't even understand what a lie is. How you think a lie is equal to a lie. How you think you can count two people's lies and do a math equation to get who is the bigger liar. You attack Trump on demagoguery and bullying yet you ignore how much the Clinton's campaign is bullying Trump in their manipulative lying ads they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on.
I would never use the phrase "frankly grotesque", but you know what's scary? That there are people like you who think the birther lie(it wasn't even a lie, Trump was just demanding answer) is a bigger lie than let's say lying about your view on TPP. It's scary that there are people who would choose someone who would sell their country's interest for personal interest over a guy who is a "sexist".
And you don't even know what racism is and when it's a problem. Maybe because you're a racist? Maybe your thoughts are sometimes so ugly that you're so ashamed of yourself so you try to make your words look like you're the least racist person on earth?
I'm 46 and this election I'm voting for the first time in my life. For the first time I'm feeling it's about something. Mr. Trump is finally a person who represents people and will clean up the mess in our government. Wikileaks has revealed how enormously big the mess really is and it's frightening. Now we have the once in a lifetime chance to say enough is enough. Don't waste it people!
I honestly feel as if the United States can't seem to settle on a sensible politician this election. You've got Trump, who I could go on all day about how awful he is, and then you've got Clinton-whom I do not particularly like either, although she would destroy Trump in a debate and is by far the smarter person, I would not vote for her either. She is not trustworthy, and I don't see either of them doing a good job of being president. Now, everyone has a different political ideology, I would consider myself a socialist, (not looking for a flamewar here you guys.) This is the ideology of Bernie Sanders, whom I support. Of course, you're probably scratching your head right now wondering why I support this. You see, socialism is not communism. Communism is where everyone is an important part of a complex machine. If one person is not playing their part, everything stops working. That's why communism only works in a perfect world, and why it failed in the Soviet Union. On the other hand, socialism is pretty much the same thing, but greatly adapted to today's world, where it works even if people don't play a part in it. Hold on- communism is bad, right? I'm not going to get into detail, bias aside- Communism is something that Americans have been brainwashed into hating due to the country's obsession with freedom. About politicians, I wouldn't go for the person with the best plan, but rather the smartest person who is the most flexible. You see, if you have somebody with a good plan but who is not adaptable, it won't go well. There's bound to be changes, so you need someone with experience, intelligence and adaptability. That's where Bernie Sanders would come in. If you disagree, please do some research before coming and flaming me.
Regardless of my political views (or my nationality), I think this is a well-explained comment you have posted. Please don't feel discouraged by any anonymous downvoting.
I simply can't understand how anyone can support Trump.
If you are genuinely interested to know, I would advise you to view some GOP debates that took place for this presidential election. You'll find that he actually is one of the few best contenders (if not the best) in the group.
Contrary to how people currently see or remember it, his stance is relatively moderate (albeit outspoken) compared to his Republican rivals. The exception to Trump's moderacy is his stance on immigration, with the extention of the wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border and his proposed ban on Muslims being the most notable examples. One could argue that these extremities are overexposed. On the other hand, there is room for decorum. [EDIT 16-08] And fact-checking.
If it comes down to Trump and Hillary, I will be voting for the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein.
If the next US president will be Hillary Clinton, it will be the first occasion in history when one president "maked love" with other =)))