The Jig is Up

by Erin Walker, Guest Contributor

President Trump will be a four-year president, if lesser-of-two-evil voting has anything to say about it. Here’s why.

The first reason Trump will not win this election is that he has not fulfilled his promises. He promised to drain the swamp. Our governing officials are as corrupt, if not more corrupt than when he took office. He promised to repeal and replace Obamacare: “Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare.” His replacement was so much worse that the Republican-majority House and Senate rejected it, and no other attempt has been made to repeal and/or replace Obamacare.

The list goes on. He promised to overturn Roe v. Wade. He promised to defeat ISIS completely. He promised to decrease crime in major cities. He promised to “unleash all sources of American energy, including shale, oil, natural gas, renewables, and clean coal, and we’re putting the miners back to work.” He promised to defund Planned Parenthood. He promised to put Hillary Clinton in Jail. He promised to increase tariffs to 35%. He promised to build a wall. He promised Mexico would pay for it. He promised he would bring more jobs, pay off the national debt, and fix the economy.

He’s had four years to fulfill at least half of what he promised. In other words, he had the chance…and has failed, most of the time.

The second reason is this: COVID-19 has made him look stupid to the people who were big supporters. As he downplayed the pandemic, people across the United States of every political affiliation lost family members, friends, and were taken ill to spend weeks and even months in the hospital.

He disagrees with scientists, misrepresents what the doctors say, quotes false statistics, and makes bad and dangerous suggestions for the cure. Then, after hosting rallies with lots of people and making fun of Biden for wearing masks, Trump is taken to the hospital because he had beeb infected with COVID-19. As my friend posted on Facebook, “Wild.”

The third reason Trump will not win in 2020 is because he’s acting like a child. When his poll numbers were lower than Biden’s, he threatened to drop out of the race. If this is not the equivalent of “If I can’t win I won’t play,” I don’t know what is.

Further, upon watching the debate, anyone who watched it all the way through (that means, without talking over the debate, yelling at the TV at either candidate, or fuming over one thing that was said for the whole time) could easily come to the conclusion that the president was acting like a whiny, bratty little child. He was constantly interrupting Vice President Biden. He kept bringing up things about Biden that were not true. For example, “He supports the Green new deal!”

When Biden was making a point about his son serving in the military and how President Trump has disrespected members of the military, President Trump yelled over him about his other son and dismissed his point entirely. Trump was so uninformed and discourteous that he made Biden look clever and refined.

The fourth reason is that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton. Trump had a lot to talk about when it came to Hillary. Her long career in politics was wreathed in scandal, her professional life a series of lies, her campaign informed by a history of wishy-washy politics based on what would benefit her at the moment.

Biden, however, is not a well of deception and corruption. He may not be a genius, and he may not be perfect, but he believes in his purpose and his career in politics has been mercifully uneventful. The tactics of gossip and anger-stirring that worked with Hillary will not work with Biden. There’s nothing he’s done to be mad about, other than the fact that he’s a Democrat who makes policy based on Democrat views. There’s no scandal on Biden to gossip about. This is so true that the president is attacking his son to try and drown Biden with him.

Don’t get me wrong, President Trump will have some votes. Many of these will be lesser-of-two-evil votes by well-meaning conservatives who are scared of what Biden and Harris will do to the country.

As for die hard Trump supporters, it is my belief that those who support him in this way only do so because they feel the need to justify their previous support for him. As someone who strongly supported Trump in 2016, telling myself and others that I supported the policies of the man and not his morals, I can relate to this position. It was difficult for me to see that the person I supported so adamantly was not right for the job, nor was he even able to do what he said he would.

For Trump supporters who have held on for too long, I implore you, it is time to let go. For those of you who are afraid to vote third party because Biden will win, let me just say that there will never be a time when protest votes matter more. Trump isn’t going to win this election. And even if he has a chance, America won’t win this election. So long as people feel they have to choose “the lesser of two evils,” America will never win an election.

Liberty is For The Win!

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