Oct 262016

America is under attack by Muslim terrorists, we are 20 trillion in debt, Detroit and Chicago are killing fields, one third of our manufacturing sector has been sent to other countries, the murder rate is up, the poverty rate is up, wages have been stagnant for the last 30 years, Social Security is going bankrupt, our roads and bridges are crumbling:

So, what was the number one issue in the presidential debates:

Donald Trumps potty mouth, what else?

True, some of the things the Donald has said about women are wrong, but look at it this way; he has started a discussion that is long over due in our country, that is that women are mistreated. Women don’t get the same pay men get for the same work, they are often on the abused side of domestic violence. Locker room trash talking women starts a process that expands way beyond the locker room. Some men think this is the way women should be treated because of the locker room trash talking about them. But now this is changing, society has collectively stated loud and clear that trash talking women is wrong, because talking behind someones back totally violates the sense of fairness our nation was founded on, or that trash talking is done by somebody who just wants to look bad, as “bad is good” in our sick culture. Hopefully, the way women are treated may soon change and they will be treated with the respect, caring and the love they certainly deserve.

As for the rest of the debate; Hillary is a real paradox since the Wikileaks disclosures proved that Hillary has both public positions and private positions; it’s difficult to know what her real position on any issue is. This showed up clearly when Trump asked her about her open borders ideas, to which she answered by talking about energy policy. It was the biggest flip I ever saw in a debate.

But the Donald has been consistent in his outrageous statements. One was when he threatened to have Hillary investigated by his attorney general if elected. He even said that if he was President, she would be in jail. This has never been done during a debate. But some of the listeners sure agreed with him on this.

Trump is about as unconventional as you can get, while Hillary is as corrupt establishment as you can get. And in an election year when most voters are angry at the corrupt establishment, it’s a mystery as to why Hillary is ahead in the polls. Can Trump’s potty mouth be that bad that voters prefer Hillary with her long history of scandals and corruption over Trump who has a long history of business, some good, some bad, but overall successful. He knows how business works, he knows the tax code; he knows the government is corrupt and working for itself, not the people who elected them.

This whole election is a record breaker as far as unexpected crazy stuff is concerned, but one thing is too frighteningly clear; emotions and anger has reached fever pitch, so much so that, regardless of who wins the election, the voters on the other side may not accept the winner. The Republicans will not accept Hillary as President, and the Democrats will not accept Trump as President. What happens next will not be funny, because we may be headed for real trouble.

Lets not forget that after the election of Abraham Lincoln, that the nation was so angry and divided that the South seceded from the union and the Civil War began. Is the current situation that bad? I hope not.

Jose Lugo, editor for ddtv.org

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