Politics - Песец
Jul. 30th, 2016
11:47 am - Politics
I don't believe the polls that say Donald is leading. The media need to create the illusion of a close race in order to sell their ads. Actually, a vote for anyone other than Donald (or no vote at all) is a vote for Hillary because she has convinced everyone that the election is rigged in her favour and her coronation is now assured unless something catastrophic happens (such as Hillary spending 100× as much as Donald on TV ads, causing everyone to become sick to death of her and voting for him just as a protest).
But protest votes can be dangerous, as England and Wales discovered recently. It was widely believed that the Brexit was rigged and the "Leave the EU" side would not be permitted to win, so there was no harm in voting for it as a protest against rigged elections. But there were so many protest votes that "Leave" actually won — and then, unexpectedly, the government accepted the will of the people. Something like that seems like the only way Donald could win.
I might be willing to vote for Jill Stein as a protest vote (she's pro-Bernie and not actually anti-vax but just anti-FDA/CDC corruption; also she lives in my boyhood hometown). But Jill is not on the ballot in New Jersey and probably can't get on it by November because NJ is a party-machine state and the Greens have never won more than a schoolboard seat there. So I guess I'll let Hillary win by not voting for anyone.
The improper use of the "success baby" meme is just icing on the cake.