None of them. I hate my choices on both sides. I find Trump arrogant, obnoxious, and unhinged. But I also find the idea of abortion on demand up until the moment of birth unhinged as well. People chanting, “No borders, no walls, no USA at all” sound like idiots to me.
I grew up poor, and slipped back into tough financial Times when I became a disabled adult, but I think many of the traditional approaches to fighting poverty, while well intentioned, don’t work.
My work for a nonprofit occasionally involved training refugees. Many had waited in camps for years to get here, and I think they greatly enrich our country. I am 100 percent behind LEGAL immigration, but I am also 100 percent against ILLEGAL immigration, so apparently that makes me a racist who hates Mexicans.
I apparently also hate women because, yes, I am deeply troubled by abortion and that is a factor in how I vote. I didn’t learn this aversion from evangelical preachers or deeply religious parents. The first crack in my pro-abortion mindset came when I first heard of babies surviving abortion and then when I heard of how abortion had replaced female infanticide in certain parts of the world to the point of creating imbalances in the ratio of women to men. I suddenly started to think about how I had cleansed my own language to never refer to an unborn baby as a human being and how f——- up was that? At a pro-choice rally I asked one of the leaders, if we should all have a goal to reduce the number of abortions, and her reply was no, because that would imply something is wrong with abortion.
As for Klan, Nazi, groups, I detest them, and have been told by relatives that ancestors of mine in Poland died in Auschwitz. I think the only factor that should matter in employment is how well you do the job, not race, gender or sexual orientation. And I believe everyone should have access to healthcare.
As far as politics and parties, a lot of bullshit and hypocrisy on both sides. People who are now outraged by sexual assault accusations against Cavanaugh and Trump may be to young to remember how Democrats and even feminist leaders like Gloria Steinem dismissed and discredited women who accused President Clinton.
As a Christian, I rarely discuss politics in every day life, as it seems to drive people apart. I try to be open to other people whether they agree with me or not. As for the election, I will wait until everything shakes out, and see if I can stomach voting for a major candidate or just vote third party as a protest.