XogGyux wrote:The thing is, in this country, you don't have to be "a billion times better than anyone". For the most part you are competing about other shitty people, and at the end of the road, you just have to be less shitty. In fact, they don't even have to be less shitty, they just have to appear less shitty to a portion of the country, there is no way in hell that trump is less shitty than clinton, yet he got elected.
Trump was definitely less shitty than Clinton. Let's not mistake that as saying that Trump was virtuous. Quite the contrary. People voted for Trump in spite of his personal failings, not because of them. However, people were well aware of Hillary Clinton's long history in politics from the Whitewater matter and the Rose Law Firm billing records, to trashing women sexually harassed or assaulted by her husband, to her participation in the overthrow of numerous governments in the Middle East and North Africa and the refugee crisis created in the wake of those actions. It's one thing to say "Trump is an asshole," but it's another thing to say that 10s of thousands of people died as a result of his actions and millions were displaced from their homes before he became president. That actually happened as a result of a foreign policy Hillary Clinton had a big hand in. Hillary Clinton is not a nice person. I'm not saying you should like Donald Trump, but you should not delude yourself about the alternatives simply because you dislike Trump.
Similarly, you don't need to come to like Ted Cruz to understand that the reason they are attacking him is that political support for Cuomo and Newsom is collapsing and that Cruz has been a vocal critic of them. That fact is that trouble for Cuomo and Newsom is probably coming from inside the White House too--not from Biden, but from Kamala Harris. She needs to knock down her strongest competitors to succeed Joe Biden. As a US Senator, Cruz can't do a thing about the Texas power grid. He has no authority.
"We have put together the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."
-- Joe Biden