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Dear GOP: A Vote For Trump IS A FULL Endorsement Of Him

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 14:41
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There’s an idea among the voting public that you can “hold your nose” while you vote for a candidate. This makes the action of choosing a certain candidate, however horrible they may be, seemingly tolerable. After all, you didn’t like that you chose them…as you went ahead and did it anyway.

Never has such an argument seemed so absurd as this year during an election cycle which narrowed our many choices down to two deplorables. God help us.

Whether you like it or not, voting for someone is a full endorsement of them. There is no other way around it. Choosing a candidate by way of voting means you are selecting them, their expertise (or not), their vision, their policies, their character (or lack thereof), and yes, even their temperament. Voting isn’t a half-hearted measure. It is a full approval of the person whose name you’ve selected. You can’t only kind of vote for someone. You’re either in, or you’re out.

This is why heartfelt, seemingly “brave” explanations from some members of the GOP amount to nothingness. Speaker Paul Ryan, under fire recently for “abandoning” Trump in order to focus on Congressional races, is still part of the problem.

Politico reports:

Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans on a conference call Monday morning that he’s done defending Donald Trump and will focus on maintaining his party’s increasingly imperiled House majority, according to sources on the call.

Ryan stopped short of formally rescinding his endorsement of Trump — but just short. His move carries immense risk, and Ryan faced blowback from all sides: Trump and his surrogates warned Republican leaders they would pay a price for breaking from the nominee; some rank-and-file Republicans warned the strategy was a mistake; and immediately after the call, Clinton tweeted to her nearly 10 million followers that “Ryan is still endorsing Trump.”

I can appreciate Speaker Ryan’s very public stance against the man who hijacked the Republican party, but only slightly. However, Ryan’s resolve amounts to nothing unless he rescinds his endorsement of Trump and also doesn’t vote for him. But I guess you’re supposed to vote for your party’s nominee when you’re the Speaker of the House. Party unity, and all that.

Others like Senator Ted Cruz can be thrown into this group, too. Cruz doesn’t really like to use the magic word “endorse”. He talks a lot about supporting the nominee, but isn’t fond of saying “I endorse Trump”. It might just be the bad taste of selling out that he gets in his mouth when uttering those words. At the RNC convention, he told the crowd “vote your conscience”, giving the impression that he wasn’t fully behind Republican nominee Trump. Oh, but he is. You see, he’s still voting, aka endorsing him, whether he uses that word or not.

It’s quite difficult to maintain that you’re distancing yourself from a candidate you clearly dislike when, come election day, you jump in to the voting booth to raise your hand and select them. But as we’ve seen this cycle, the pull of that (R) does powerful things to the sheep in the electorate. Unsurprisingly, endorsement-by-voting applies to Republicans who are so fed up with Trump that they choose Hillary. Well, congratulations. You’ve just fully endorsed her and the package that comes along with that.

So please, GOP. Those of you who don’t like Trump can halt the attempt to water down your upcoming vote for him on November 8. It is a full endorsement of him. You can hold your nose all you want and feign inner turmoil, but you’ve no way out of it. We can smell the stench from here.

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  • desertspeaks

    and a vote for hillary is an endorsement of all her crimes, bill rapes, hillary’s attack on bills victims, hillary’s failure to save American’s in Benghazi, the missing 6 billion dollars at the state dept while hillary was in charge, pay to play, hillary laughing at a 12 yr old rape victim, hillary laughing maniacally when the leader of Libya which hillary attacked was murdered, hillary’s perjury to congress, hillary’s destruction of incriminating evidence that would have put her in prison for life, white water, recall bill clinton had to pay paula jones $850k for his sexual abuse, cattle futures trades that are of mythical proportions where hillary took a thousand dollars and within 6 months turned it into 100,000.00 even though she had absolutely zero experience in futures trading, Oh landing in Bosnia under sniper fire that never happened and hillary claimed she misremembered THE FACTS! he incesant lying about everything, hillary’s claim that monica lewinsky was a right wing conspiracy, bill clinton’s perjury to congress and his loss of his license to practice law, bill clinton’s impeachment, recently proven that hillary lied about her knowledge of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria for ISIS/Al Qaeda/TERRORISTS! Hillary selling 20% of US uranium to Russia for $40 million donation to the clinton foundation!, Hillary has taken through the clinton foundation 6 billion for Haiti that disappeared and Haiti still looks like it just had an earthquake! There is so much more the list is insane!
    How many of your friends, associates have committed suicide or been found dead/murdered under mysterious circumstances?? The clintons have more than an inordinate amount of friends associates who have allegedly killed themselves and or been murdered!

    Hillary’s attack on Libya, her attack on Syria, she’s repeatedly stated that she WILL BOMB SYRIA, may bomb iran and russia.. if you’re not prepared to die for her war profiteering.. good luck if she wins because they’re already drafting legislation for DRAFTING YOU TO FIGHT BLEED AND DIE FOR CORPORATE PROFITS!
    If you would do some research, you’d know that Syria wasn’t an issue UNTIL President Assad refused the Qatari pipeline route going through Syria, THEN AND ONLY THEN WAS ASSAD LABELED A BAD GUY THAT NEEDED TO GO,.. he had the audacity to interfere with PROFITS! DO YOU REALLY WANT A WAR SO RICH PEOPLE CAN GET RICHER??

    Well if none of the above will dissuade you, YOU’RE INSANE AND I HOPE YOU DIE FOR PROFITS!

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