by Kim D.
The options are clear - the viable candidates for this year's presidential election are Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D). These are the candidates who have won the majority of the primary votes and the ones who secured the winning number of delegates. Sure there are several third-party candidates who may do better than expected, but the reality is either Trump or Clinton will occupy the White House in 2017.
For Democrats who believe Hillary Clinton is thoroughly corrupt, this is a tough pill to swallow. For those more right-minded about politics, Trump has not unified the coalition he needs due to his big mouth and stumbling dirty politics. Many are caught in this dilemma and have shrugged their shoulders, resigned to vote for the one who is at the top of their party's ticket, citing the logic of simply voting for the lesser of two evils.
This is a way of saying "vote your conscious" - if you believe voting for Trump is a must because Hillary would be a disaster, fine. If you want to suggest that Trump's a jackwagon but he's the best option to defeat the democratic nominee, you might win some undecided voters. But, please, for the love of all that's holy, stop lying for Trump. Doing so reaffirms why so many have run screaming to the Never Trump camp and keeps them there which will not bode well for the effort to block the Clintons from a third term in the White House.
A Trump lie does not get a pass just because his last name is not Clinton. It is madness to cover up for a politician's lies by perpetuating them. Just because Trump says something controversial, it doesn't make it true and a good many of his lies during the primary have been debunked, yet he doubles down on them to this day and his followers lap it up and repeat the lies like blind monkeys.
If you want to vote for him, fine but don't sell your soul because you think the ends justify the means. This way of thinking got us Obamacare and Black Lives Matter.