So I'm not even American, but I think that the Presidential race this year is hysterical to watch, and the internet is tearing itself apart fighting over candidates. So I just wanna know where the 'mericans of FEEF stand on the matter.
Bernie Sanders is the only candidate I'm not completely opposed to. I've seen dozens of people call him an "communist", but I guess as a Canadian his stance just makes sense. A lot of the things he plans to implement are things that we've always done up here (Healthcare/tuition/etc.).
The Bern Man is a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist - which basically means he believes in a government structure where the people vote for leaders (as opposed to the fascist socialism that has been done in the Soviet Union), but believes in the economic system of socialism (all people deserve to have money and live decently, as opposed to the capitalist doctrine wherein a select few people have a ton of wealth and leave the rest of the society poor and scraping by). So calling him a communist isn't TOO far off from the truth. But it's not like all of his radical ideas are actually going to pass, unless we had a bunch of other bleeding heart commies in the house and senate.
Hilary is too wishy-washy and seems willing to change her policies just for popularity. If she'd stop riding Obama and present her own ideas maybe I could take her seriously. Also, I love that the there are sects of "feminists" claiming that anyone who doesn't vote for Hilary is a bigot and supporting the patriarchy. I would love to see a woman in office, but only if there was one running who was capable. I would not be able to vote a woman in just to prove a point.
Actually, in general, the feminist movement is Feeling The Bern. Hillary doesn't take a strong stance on very many of the big feminist issues. Bernie, on the other hand, is VERY pro-choice, all about equal rights, fair pay, etc.
Plus we're far enough along in history that most modern feminists understand the concept of intersectionality and Berndawg is very forward in his stance on gay rights, racial justice, etc., while Hillary was one of the last big names of the left to get on board with those kinds of issues.
It's hella narrow to say that not voting Hillary is voting against feminism.
Despite being a generally conservative Christian, I can't stand behind any of the Republican candidates. Trump, for obvious reason. The rest of them just seem to lack any of the initiative or charisma to run a country.
I always found it ironic that Christianity and conservatism overlapped. I never really saw the connection. Jesus straight up preaches communism, which is a total leftist ideology, and spoke out against greed and people who clung to their wealth, whereas the republican party is all about keeping rich people rich.
But yeah, all of the republican candidates suck. Especially Trump.
Also, if by chance Trump does win, anyone looking to escape the country is welcome to come stay with me here in Canada.
legit considering this btw
i think watching people freak out over the elections this year in particular is really funny simply because anyone who gets into office is going to be considered a shite president based on the fact that it'll be nearly impossible to solve many of the problems plaguing the US right now. not because the candidates are all incompetent(though whether this is true or not remains to be seen), but rather because there are problems that simply won't go away just because there's a new face in the white house. i do believe i'l sit out this year as far as voting goes.
inb4 "do your civic duty" i'm not the kind of person to not vote then complain when i hate the president. i know very well that i'm not going to like who wins the election this year regardless of who it is, so i'm just going to sit back and watch what happens for awhile.
Edit: i am a little curious as to how trump would handle being president though. i'm almost certain he wouldn't do well, but that doesn't change the fact that i'm interested. that said i really don't want to see that happen.
Please just vote against Trump. Please please please. I'm not okay with my tax money going towards the "great wall of trump"
Anyways, my two cents:
I understand that Bernie Sanders isn't a perfect candidate, despite what a lot of his following would say. But he is different, and I can get behind most of his ideas. I'm Feeling The Sand. However, if he doesn't make it past the primaries, Hillary will, and even though I'm not a strong supporter of Hillary, I would still 100% get on board if it comes down to her vs ANY of the right wing candidates.
However, if Hillary wins the dem primaries and Trump doesn't win the republican primaries, I'll probably throw my vote away on some third party candidate, just to help boost the visibility of other parties, ya know? I don't like the idea of a 2-party system. It's kinda silly.