Wednesday, July 20, 2016

When Trump Loses

What happens when Trump loses? What happens with the hate that already exists for Hillary Clinton? We live in a time when "Trump That Bitch" is an acceptable slogan. Chants of "Lock her up!" occur at the Republican National Convention. We have lived through eight years of people saying President Obama wasn't born in this country. One ringleader of that circus was none other than Donald J. Trump. Dislike for politicians is nothing new, and I certainly understand the frustration with politicians, and I definitely understand there is a case to be made against electing Hillary Clinton. But I am disturbed by the apparent loss of boundaries when it comes to what people will do to express their contempt for politicians they don't like. People claimed Obama was born in Kenya to delegitimize him. Despite the fact that FBI Director James Comey stated that no charges are appropriate in Hillary Clinton's use of her personal e-mail system, people will delegitimize her by continuing to say she belongs in jail. People are entitled to their opinions, of course, but I worry about where all the supercharged hatred will go when this election is over.

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