Even though the election is still quite a ways off, it appears that the battle is going to come down to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The two are leaders in the majority of the polls, and even though the big election is not here yet, the question remains: Who’s better for the American people — Trump or Hillary?
1. Experience as a Leader
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different resumes as far as experience goes, and voters today are placing more weight on what these candidates have done in the past in order to gauge what they can do for the country.
Donald Trump has experience running companies, not necessarily running a country. With that being said, what Trump brings to the table is the power to turn around large corporations in trouble, and bring them to prosperity. The American people have grown tired of rhetoric and socialist views. Trump can make the country great again by focusing his expertise on American industry, bringing back jobs to this country and making it strong again. That has appeal with many voters because he has shown how to transform failing companies with his experience. In business, he simply rolls up his sleeves and is not afraid to do the things many will not.
On the other hand, Hillary has more political experience, good and bad. Hillary has already seen the White House from the inside and understands exactly what will be in store for her. That experience alone gives her a degree of credibility with many voters. Clinton also has been in the political fire, and she has taken some hard stands, and has been in the line of fire many times, showing her strong side and ability to withstand huge scrutiny. Although her experience is not a guarantee of her success as President, she does bring with her decades of experience in politics and is working to create change while trying not to stray too far from the policies she believes in.
There’s no shortage of reasons why Republicans will lose in the elections in 2016. The litany includes cutbacks in government programs, tax benefits for the rich, disregard for the environment, obstructing needed legislation, denial of women’s rights, and much more.
Aside from the usual reasons that we encounter on a regular basis, we have gathered some less obvious signs that the Republicans don’t have a lot of chances to win in this upcoming election:
1. The GOP Refuses to Change
Americans, when faced with loss or disappointment, are more inclined to consider changing or trying to adapt in order to improve the chances of having a more beneficial outcome when the need for change is clear. Unfortunately, the Republican Party has made it clear that they don’t want to do this.
2. Economic Darwinism
According to economists, the proposed budget from Paul Ryan would take about a half-trillion dollars a year from programs that support those at and below the poverty line. This serves as the continuation of the 15-year shredding of the safety net established by Republicans in the 1990s, wherein the then GOP-CONTROLLED congress and Bill Clinton compromised and created Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with the goal of cutting back on welfare applicants. The gains made by that bill have been reduced and even erased by Republican-authored state and federal legislation that impedes people in the most basic ways (such as reduction of food stamps).
Keep in mind that the Republicans voted to end the Child Tax Credit, while favoring a tax plan that was written to benefit the wealthiest Americans.
3. The National Polls Are Meaningless
It’s safe to assume that there’s a possibility of a stronger correlation between caucus votes made and the attention given to campaigns (if all states would vote on the same day). Unfortunately, they don’t. This year, Iowa has consistently been one of the Republicans’ worst states. There’s an average of just 20% of the vote in the live-interview caucus polls.
As always, the idea of who is going to be best for the U.S. economy is one of the biggest questions surrounding the race for the presidency. Most candidates will state that they have the answers, while the rest are incapable of dealing with debt and encouraging growth, so who will most likely destroy the US economy — Trump or Hillary?
1. Trump has more sense with money — Therefore, Clinton.
Trump is the one who has taken a business and built it up time and time again. He has lost money and regained more. You would like to think that it would mean that he would understand the value of a dollar. But business and government are two very different entities.
2. Clinton has the respect of Wall Street — Therefore, Trump.
Clinton has been known to be more focused on big business, and it could be argued that it is those same businesses that would be able to keep the economy not only going, but further improve it. Trump is often seen as being rather arrogant by those same companies and there is the impression that he would be harder to get along with, so in this respect, it would be Trump that would be more likely to damage the economy. He lacks the backing of those large companies so they would put up more resistance to any change put forward by him.
3. Clinton is less arrogant — Therefore, Trump.
Trump’s famous arrogance is certainly something that could damage the economy. Trump would be unable to keep his mouth shut and negotiate without his ego getting in the way. This is something that could work for him, but at the same time it could really work against both himself and the entire country. Arrogance is fine up to a point. The problem for Trump is that he simply does not seem to understand where that line is most of the time.
As the campaign to elect the next President of the United States heats up even further, it’s important to consider why the current crop of candidates may, or may not, be a good choice. Each candidate has positives and negatives — Let’s take a moment to weigh things. Have you considered why Hillary Clinton wouldn’t make a good president?
1. People are fed up with the same last name.
We had two Presidents called Bush and that didn’t exactly go well, so the idea of two named Clinton may also fill people with dread. It could be argued that this is not something to hold personally against her (it doesn’t actually apply to how she would perform as a President), but surely it’s better not to tempt fate?
2. She focuses on big business rather than people.
Hillary has made a habit of making sure she is on the side of big business, and those companies are already holding too much power in the eyes of everyday people. It’s a reflection of priorities. Priority handling is hardly something that you want to worry about in a president.
3. Her handling of Benghazi.
Four Americans died in Benghazi when Hillary was Secretary of State, although it was more her reaction in the aftermath that upset most people. She was perceived as being flippant towards what had happened. To many, this gave a bit of insight into the way her presidency could go.
Chances are that you may be struggling to think of reasons Donald Trump would be a good President, but to be honest, there are a few (although admittedly you have to think long and hard). Yes, we all know that he has a tendency to speak before he thinks, but perhaps there are some good characteristics that you can weigh.
1. He is tough.
There is no doubt that Trump is tough and has conviction in what he believes and says at all times. Okay, there may have been occasions where he has come across as extremely arrogant, but he is certainly not lacking in backbone, which can be a good quality for the president of the United States to have.
2. He knows how to make deals.
One thing that Trump does have is the ability to strike a deal — something he’s put into practice all of his life. The size of the deal does not bother him. He has serious convictions about his ability, and faith in himself, to such an extent that he would not be afraid to barter with anyone. We’ve already seen that he is not afraid to state his intentions.
3. He will run America like a business.
There is little doubt that Trump knows how to run a business and do pretty darn well, and we ca assume that he would also run America like a business. He does seem to have the winning formula in that sense, and even though running the country would be like running the biggest business of all time, it should give some confidence that he would not exactly shy away from the task.
While many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters are caught up in his ideals and words, many may be ignoring the fact that the political challenges and realities he would face as the Democratic presidential nominee are enormous. Democrats, in particular agree they would never support a candidate that they recognize as a socialist. Voters traditionally do not rally around candidates they feel are ideological purists. All that being said, take a moment to consider these five reasons Bernie Sanders may not be the best choice.
1. Watch Those Close to Sanders
Pay very close attention to those who work around him and know him best. The people that are consistently around Bernie Sanders, those who have worked with him in one capacity or another, all seem to be coming out and endorsing Hillary Clinton.
2. An Ideological Purist
Listen to Sanders at his next rally. His words are peppered with these ideological promises that appear to get the crowds in a frenzy. Look closely at these promises to see what they really are. These words are nothing more than rhetoric. Nearly every major suggestion of change that Sanders is using to pump up the crowds at these rallies may never occur. To address them, Sanders would have to completely compromise on his position, which defeats the purpose of the Sanders Revolution.
With Hillary Clinton a clear front-runner in the Democratic Party, she is well on her way to locking up the Democratic nomination and then racing to become the first female President of the United States. Hillary is no stranger to the people, and although she is well-known to registered voters, some of the first words people think of when speaking about her character are ‘untrustworthy’ and ‘dishonest’. That being said, the amazing thing is those same people say that they are going to still vote for her in the 2016 presidential election anyway. While every potential candidate has some sort of skeletons in their closet, Hillary Clinton has a few we’d like to point out.
The former First Lady is once again running for the top seat in the White House, so before you simply cast your vote this election, consider these often overlooked facts:
1. Hillary Clinton Was the Only First Lady to Ever be Subpoenaed
During the first few years Hillary was the First Lady, the Clinton’s were engulfed in the Whitewater controversy. The trouble started back in 1992 when the New York Times released an article alleging both Bill and Hillary Clinton invested and lost money with the Whitewater Development Corporation. The article prompted a full-scale investigation into the actions of the Clinton’s, where every real estate investment they were involved with was now cast under a giant spotlight.
These investments dated back throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and finally counsel Robert Fiske issued a grand-jury subpoena to Bill and Hillary Clinton to turn over all documents that pertained to this matter. To this date, this marks the only time in United States history that a First Lady has ever been subpoenaed.
2. Hillary Clinton Filmed Having Imaginary Conversations
As crazy and over the top that this story is, it definitely belongs on the list of 6 little known horrible facts about Hillary Clinton. One of the lesser-known scandals that rocked the White House was call Wackygate, and for good reason. The bizarre story unfolds with Hillary as First Lady, and having private conversations with her hero Eleanor Roosevelt.
On the surface this doesn’t appear to really be that crazy at all, unless you know that Eleanor Roosevelt passed away about thirty years before the Clinton’s moved into the White House. Even though Roosevelt had passed away, Hillary still wanted to communicate with the former First Lady, and would conduct regular sessions to speak with her at length. Despite the story appearing unbelievable, Hillary was filmed holding these imaginary conversations with her deceased hero while in the White House.
Donald Trump has certainly become one of the most talked about politicians of the moment, however not all publicity is good publicity.
While some may support his campaign and manifesto and believe him to be an ideal candidate for United States presidency, others are taking into account the little-known things Trump has done, as well as the more publicised ones too. They’ve garnered criticism towards him and his compaign from all around the world – not just in the United States. So what has he done that’s so terrible? Let’s take a look:
Insulted every politician in the country – regardless of their opinions.
Donald Trump believes that politics is a ‘disgrace’ and has previously said that ‘good people don’t go into government.’
While it may be true that some politicians are morally corrupt, this is a low blow for the many hard working politicians and campaigners who are trying their best to create a positive influence on the way the country is run.
Bragged shamelessly about his wealth.
Trump was once quoted as saying ‘part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich.’
It’s no secret that the whole world is recovering from – or may be still in – an economic crisis. Many citizens of the United States are doing everything they can to make ends meet and put food on the table for their families. So when Trump begins to brag about how much money he has, he’s really just alienating potential voters and damaging his chance at presidency.
Implied all Mexican expatriates to the United States are bad people.
Donald Trump believes that Mexico is ‘not sending their best’ to the United States and believes Mexican immigrants have ‘lots of problems’. He claims they bring drugs and crime to the country, which is an outdated stereotype that discredits the hardworking, legal immigrants in the U.S. today.
Apparently, saying stupid things isn’t just for Republicans! Even Hillary Clinton can make a fool of herself, and we have collected the top 10 ridiculous things Hillary Clinton has said so far during campaigns (her husband’s and her own). Let’s take a moment to marvel!
1. Are You a Stay-at-Home Mom? Then You’d Better Start Looking for a Career!
Some critics believed that Hillary threw a time-delayed verbal bomb into Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign with a remark that made almost every American’s eyebrows raise:
“I suppose, I could have stayed at home, taken care of the kids, bake cookies, and enjoy tea parties every afternoon, but I have come to a decision to pursue my lifelong dream and profession — which I did even before my husband decided to serve the public.”
Who knows how Bill’s campaign managed to survive.
2. “Number One with a Bullet.”
According to Hillary Clinton, her husband hadn’t wrapped up the nomination in 1992 until he managed to win the California primary during the month of June. All clearly remember that Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June, in California. Her use of this phrase in response to her husband’s victory, needless to say, was a poor decision.
3. A Hairdresser You’re Not, Hil
Hillary Clinton wants people to think that she’s human, not robotic, so she sometimes tries to deliver jokes. Here’s one:
“I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.” Some people shouldn’t try humor.
It is fair to say that Donald Trump has hardly held back in the comments that he has made thus far in his desire to become the next President of the United States. It is difficult to think of another presidential candidate that has been as outspoken as Trump. Here are 10 especially bold things Donald Trump has said during his campaign:
1. “I never attacked him on his looks, and believe me, there’s a lot of subject matter there.”
This stunning quote was given in the direction of Rand Paul and was provided at the second GOP debate. The very fact that Trump could even use something such as looks as an attack point comes across like a playground insult — with denial and attack all in the one sentence.
2. “I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to ISIS.”
This quote is troubling, considering that Trump had been previously playing into the hands of ISIS with other comments about Muslims. At that point, he was probably the best thing for them, as his comments could have easily been used for a recruitment drive.
3. “Donald Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
This is another comment that could be used as a recruiting tool for ISIS. The very idea that a law-abiding individual could be barred from entering a country simply because of his or her religion is something from the Dark Ages. Also, there are questions as to how it could be enforced, as not every Muslim walks around with a beard or wearing a veil.