Honestly, I like Hills for a variety of reasons:
- her extensive experience
- her record on gun control
- she’s a hard ass and I would feel safer with her in the White House than Bernie.
- she’s female and it’s way past time for a fucking female POTUS
- i’m socially liberal, but fiscally conservative, and she is the best choice I have at this point.
Will she possibly bend the rules from time to time? Maybe. Has she had her fair share of scandal? Definitely. Do I give a shit? Not really. Would anyone give as much of a shit if she were a man? Probably fucking not.
I’m about to get really fucking real here. I’m probably going to lose followers over this, and that’s fine. But this is me keeping it real:
I do not support a Bernie Sanders presidency. Younger voters love his whole “i’m going to fix income inequality” spiel, but I don’t think college should be free, and I don’t think I should have to pay higher taxes so that other people can have a better standard of living. I don’t think the federal minimum wage should be $15/hour. I pulled myself out of poverty by working my ass off and never giving up; by getting an education, which, by the way, I’m paying back to the tune of $103,000.00 and almost $700.00 per month. I did it all while working jobs that paid anywhere from $4 to $10 per hour and while paying my own living expenses. All of that hard work, suffering, and investment paid off, however, because I now own a successful business. I pay a fuck ton in taxes on both the corporate and personal levels. Now I need to pay more because there are other people who don’t want to follow the same path? Fuck that noise.
I recently read the following in an article on HuffPost:
Thus, what the “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” person is really saying is: “I support the plight of the marginalized, so long as I don’t have to do anything about it.”
Maybe that’s true. It’s something I’m struggling with right now, but at least I’m honest enough to admit it. I’m on Team Jenn. You do you, I’m going to do me.