I voted here in Chicago on September 29th, the first day of early voting in Cook County. I was one of the first people to vote once the polling place at the Board of Elections opened. The place was well-staffed, like they were expecting a stampede of people once the doors opened. But, I was one of only a handful of people who showed up that early.
Back in 2012 and 2008, there were hundreds of mostly black people jammed in line waiting to vote for Obama when I voted at this same polling place. They were there out of tribalism and race-loyalty, and I get that. The Left likes pretending in public that humans aren’t tribalist by nature…but of course privately the Left counts on tribal divisions splitting the populace apart so that we are all more easily controlled. Remember that the Democrats’ key to gaining and keeping power is pitting one tribe against another. Black people view themselves as a tribe, with great animosity towards white people and even Hispanic people..and so they were delighted to have someone with skin color similar to theirs to vote for in previous elections.
I’ve been down to the Board of Elections a few times since September and I’ve never seen the lines or excitement that I saw in ’08 and ’12. Frankly, I don’t know who is excited to be voting for Hillary Clinton. I’ve kept in touch with a lot of the friends that I made while working on the Hillary-2008 campaign and it’s a touchy subject when it comes to not voting for her this time around, since we worked so hard to snag that nomination for her when the Establishment wanted to give it to Obama. Back then, it was us against this horrible machine that used voter fraud, intimidation, and Alinsky Methods on Hillary’s supporters to compel the nomination be given to Obama and not Hillary. Here in 2016, all the dirty tricks are being used by the Establishment to drag her across the finish line because the Establishment hates Trump so much. Since I oppose the Establishment and believe it must be destroyed, I’m at peace with my decision to vote against the Establishment by supporting Trump in 2016.
I do, however, admit to standing there in the voting booth, staring at the electronic screen, and feeling sad as I was forced to finalize my decision. I was not happy about pushing the button for Trump/Pence instead of Clinton/Kaine. It felt strange to not vote for Hillary when this was finally a chance to vote for her for president.
When I later wrote about how I voted, I received a few nasty emails from fellow Hillary-2008 campaigners who were upset with me — some of whom claimed they “would never forgive me” or “would get me back” for not voting for Hillary in 2016. Politics is a truly messy business to get yourself mixed up in. Passions run hot, strong, and deep. People emotionally invest themselves in something political and get very worked up if that thing does not go their way or if events cause a shifting of alliances. Politics isn’t for pussies, to borrow from a phrase that the Left has flung into the air in recent days.
I never enjoy receiving nasty email, especially when it comes from people I consider friends. I took what they said to heart and mulled it over, but at the end of the day this is where I am as an American:
1. Back in 2008, supporting Hillary Clinton meant trying to keep the Democrat Party in the center and to stop the Left from taking over. We lost that fight and the Democrats are now a far-left party that wants to do things to radically transform the country and ultimately replace the American people with something else through floods of colonists from the Third World and an erasing of American culture. I do not want to see this happen and I oppose the people who want this transformation to happen.
2. The Establishment is an entity comprising both Democrats and the GOP Cocktail Party elite. These are all globalists who want to see America impoverished and our standard of living lowered. Democrats seem to want to do this so that they can run from on high…and rule over an ignorant, Balkanized people who will be weak, docile, and easy for the elite to control. Basically, they want to turn America into Brazil or Venezuela or some other Third World hellhole. The Republicans in the Cocktail Party echelon just want to be rich and to serve their globalist masters, which are mostly the corporations that want to flood America with unskilled, uneducated foreigners who will crater wages in this country. Hillary Clinton has made it crystal clear that she wants more foreign workers to come here to take jobs from Americans and to decrease wages. She also makes it quite clear that she wants to erase America’s borders and our sovereignty and hand our country over to the UN and other trans-national entities. She is clearly doing whatever George Soros wants her to do…and George Soros is someone who I view as a James Bond-style super villain with an evil scheme he’s implementing for the destruction of the West.
3. Hillary Clinton wants to bring more Muslims into America, but as a gay man I don’t want people to be imported into this country by the thousands who hate America and our freedoms. This is madness. I don’t want what happened in Orlando — where gay people like me were butchered by a Muslim — to happen in Chicago or New York or San Francisco. This is like a fairy tale where some fool wants to open a portal to Hell and allow hordes of demons to swarm through. Let the demons stay in Hell and be as evil as they want there. Why would any sane person want to purposely invite the demons into our world so they can murder and maim our people?
4. The way that Hillary Clinton handled herself while at the State Department and the things that she did involving that Clinton Foundation disqualify her from office. This is not the Hillary that all of us on the 2008 campaign thought she would be or hoped she would be. This woman is incompetent and she has proven herself to be a pathological and reckless liar. The FBI has proven itself to be utterly corrupt and undeserving of any respect, since it’s clear that FBI Director Comey intentionally hampered the investigation into Hillary’s email server issues and overlooked crimes that were committed. This alone is reason enough to vote for Trump, in the hopes that Trump will order an investigation of Director Comey and hopefully put that corrupt man in prison where he belongs. Everyone in our government who destroyed evidence or decided not to pursue justice for political reasons needs to be locked away. Both the FBI and the IRS need a top-to-bottom purging and housecleaning if the American people are ever going to be able to trust these institutions again.
I am so angry thinking about how corrupt our government has become that at this point I feel that I don’t need to continue with this list, though I could go on for pages. When I get to the part about FBI Director Comey, I just lose it. What he did at that press conference where he announced that Hillary would not face consequences for her actions just enrages me so much that any sadness I would have had about not voting for her is washed away.
I know that I made the right choice to vote for Trump instead of Hillary because it is obvious that nothing will ever be done about Director Comey if Hillary is elected president. Nothing will ever be done about the IRS or the other bad people who are running the FBI and Justice Department either. Hillary will protect all of the corrupt bureaucrats who served her and did her bidding, while Trump will investigate and prosecute all of them. Since I want to see these people all be held accountable for what they have done, there’s no other choice but to vote for Donald Trump.
So, yes, working on the Hillary-2008 campaign will always be one of the highlights of my life; it was the adventure of a lifetime, up against daunting odds, and I was in the thick of it with people I will always be honored to know. But, there is no way for me to overlook where we are in 2016 and the things that Hillary Clinton has done to the country, both as Secretary of State and as a political candidate whose family political machine has influenced high-ranking government officials to break their oaths of service to benefit her. We will never be able to move forward or to clean up the corruption with the Clintons returning to the White House.
The Establishment really does need to be toppled because the Establishment has become too obviously corrupt for this to be tolerated any longer. Donald Trump is the only person on the field willing or able to take on this Establishment monster. As such, he’s the only choice that anyone could make in this election if you are someone who wants America to have a chance to recover from everything that the Left has done to this country in recent years.
I want to close by sharing a comment that a friend left on another article on this site today, which is similar to what a lot of people are telling me. If you feel this way too, or if you feel similarly to me in what I have shared, I appreciate your letting me know. I bet there are a lot of people who are in this same boat with Katherine B. and me:
I was one of those people who passionately supported Hillary back in 2007-8 because I believed that she was more qualified than Mr. Do Nothing Aren’t I Wonderful Obama. I am amazed at where I find myself today – a Trump supporter.
As a female, I had wanted to see that great glass ceiling break and a part of me is still ambiguous about that. I wanted to live long enough to see a woman president of the United States. I live in a very, very blue state and were I to cast my vote for Hillary just to be a part of history it wouldn’t hurt Trump. Most of me, though, knows I need to vote where my conscience is taking me – to save this country from someone who could have cared less about the people who died at Benghazzi, who has enriched herself at the public’s expense, who will not fight illegal immigration and who thinks I’m an irredeemable deplorable just because I don’t agree with her. I find Trump to be clever, sharp, humorous and a fighter – something we haven’t seen in a long time in politics. How many times have I laughed out loud at the truth of what he’s said, i.e. “You’d be in jail.”
He resonates with me whether I want him to or not. She doesn’t. Her embrace of the BLM crowd is so off-putting and transparently calculated it repels me. So that’s where we are, or at least where I am, coming to the end of this critical campaign deeply worried about the future of the USA if Trump doesn’t win and the likes of Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney prevail, not to mention the Democrats.
– Katherine B.
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