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Trump Clinton Debate 1
Trump Clinton Debate 1
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in a fiery opening debate where seemingly nothing was off limits, clashed sharply September 26, 2016 as the Republican nominee worked to cast his rival as a career politician unable to bring change – and the Democratic nominee fought to tag Trump as an empty suit “hiding” something from the American public. | Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Debate, 2016, Election,

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This election has had a strange effect on me. I'm feeling things that I've never felt before, and no, it's no "thrill up my leg" a la Chris Matthews.

I think the actual medical term for it is Dontgiveashititis, or something along those lines.

For the first time in my political lifetime, I really just don't care. It's a weird feeling.

Things I'd rather do than watch the debate:
#3674 - Slap myself in the face for 90 minutes.


Everyone's running around prattling on about how this is "THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIME!!!!!"

Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking "Meh. Anyone who could've saved our Republic was out of the running long ago...so I'm gonna go have a few beers."

This is the first time in my adult life that I've ever fallen into that murky category - the one that used to always be talked about...the realm of the "undecided voter." I've chosen to celebrate my status by seeking out memes disparaging all of the candidates and posting them on Facebook and Twitter.

I guess it only really bothers me because, in a way, I've given up, and I'm not the type of person who gives up on things. But I haven't given up on my principles. I haven't given up on the things that I believe in.

I've just given up on this election.

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Things I'd rather do than watch the debate:
#7364 - Step on a LEGO with bare feet. Repeatedly.


Out of the 25 or so total candidates, all of the major parties seem to have made it their mission to choose the absolute worst (I'm not including the Green party in that math, because I really wasn't paying attention to the Greens until the warrant came out for Jill Stein's arrest). Well, maybe not the absolute worst, John McAfee seemed a little bit crazy to me, and......well....at least we didn't end up with Lindsay Graham.

But "Donald Trump: At least he's not Lindsay Graham!" doesn't make a very compelling campaign slogan.

Being a Republican in California is, to put it nicely, an interesting experience. We're vastly outnumbered here. The Democrats dominate the state legislature, and each and every year they pass innumerable ill-conceived laws that damage the state's financial standing and degrade our freedoms. And yet, the state is still solidly Democrat. I have not seen any evidence that the state is anything but a shoo-in for Hillary in November.

Trump Clinton Debate 1
Trump Clinton Debate 1

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in a fiery opening debate where seemingly nothing was off limits, clashed sharply September 26, 2016 as the Republican nominee worked to cast his rival as a career politician unable to bring change – and the Democratic nominee fought to tag Trump as an empty suit “hiding” something from the American public. | Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Debate, 2016, Election,

But whenever I point out any of Donald Trump's innumerable flaws, I'm called things like "traitor" and "Hillary supporter" (I'm still trying to figure out which of those is the greater insult). I don't get it. I don't understand the stress, the anxiety, the vitriol. I can't relate to it, because even if Donald Trump does actually have a chance to win in California, he'll still be a disaster for the Constitution and for Liberty.

But the real slogan seems to be "Donald Trump: Not as bad as Hillary!"

Things I'd rather do than watch the debate:
#1837 - Watch a herd of rabid gerbils slowly chew my face off.


I mean, seriously, America? Is this the best we can do?

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