Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Stunning Clear Choice Between "Bad Hombre" and the "Nasty Woman"
Never before have we had a choice so stunningly clear between candidates for president of these United States. Here it is in a one page.
On one hand, there is a man who promises jobs for Americans --while he builds hotels with Chinese steel, imports his over-priced shirts, wine etc. from over 12 countries, and even imports foreign workers for his Florida estate, claiming he “can’t get Americans to do the work.” What that really means is that he’s too cheap to pay Americans to do the work, and he can abuse the foreign help since if they complain they lose their work visa.
How does that promise ring true by his own actions? He machine-gun-insults women, mocks the disabled, doesn’t like POW’s who were captured after he bragged on radio with Howard Stern his “personal Vietnam” was “dodging venereal disease” --along with the draft. He hates on Hispanics, Muslims, the list goes on, so long that the New York Times published a two-page list of people Trump has hurled vindictive insults!
Trump says he is impressed by North Korea’s Kim Jung Un—who executed his own uncle he felt had too much power. Trump was briefed on Russia’s hack of the Democratic Party in his presidential briefing, yet he denies the Russians made the hack. What Republican candidate has ever done that before? Is he a Manchurian Candidate for Putin? He certainly has been a shill for Putin, willing to dump NATO and our old allies—throwing the world into hell, perhaps for a hotel deal in Moscow for all we know.
Furthermore, Trump has said he, if elected president, would sue the women who say he groped them – and he now wants to shut down any news organization that has said critical things about him. Maybe there will only be “Trump TV” like what China Daily and Russian TV does for their 1 party states run by dictators. He is born rich billionaire wannabe oligarch with Putin.
On the other hand, we have the only person who not only beats my negotiating experience in over 50 countries (she has done much higher level work in over 100 countries), but who has actual plans to make college debt free, invest in infrastructure building like replacing century old bridges and pipes and roads that creates jobs. Hers are not the empty words like Trump’s vague non-speak “we will have the best plans.”
But more than that Hillary has the long-term goal to increase American skills and education needed to compete in this inescapable, global high-tech economy.
America’s kids are losing jobs to foreigners because Republicans have cut the education and training needed to gain those high-tech skills. We can’t win in the space age with Model T skills or people with degrees they can’t use. Over 3 million American based high tech jobs are begging for American workers, who don’t yet have those skills – but workers in China, India do. Trump would do nothing to help American workers because steel died along with the Model T -- and natural gas killed coal. He opposes the new renewable energy that will create millions of new jobs while keeping our planet from turning into 200+ degree Venus, ending all life on our only home in space.
I discovered after the 80’s crash in Texas, you got to do new things and re-invent your future. That was what my book “Better Times Ahead April Fool” is all about. Blaming “the other” for these changes won’t fix it; in fact it plays to what Putin wants – to downgrade America.
Trump’s latest ploy of calling into question the legitimacy of the election is exactly what Putin wants.
This is not a choice of the “lesser of evils.”
It is a choice between Hillary the qualified, smart candidate with a purpose-driven plan versus the chaos constantly created by a narcissistic demagogue groper of women who likes dictators too damn much.
Michael Fjetland, BBA/JD
Author, Better Times Ahead April Fool
“Agenda for American Greatness” – How America Wins the 21st Century, at the link