Joe Biden Kamala Harris masks DNC

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris represent, respectively, the go-along-to-get-along stasis of a lifelong politician and the frightening potential for abuse by a cop on a well-meaning crusade. 

Particularly when it comes to civil liberties and criminal justice reform — umbrella terms for the issues with which I’m most politically engaged — they have absolutely terrible records as overreaching “tough on crime” politicians. 

And yet I’m going to vote for the Democratic ticket anyway — resolutely, though not without some lamentation that it has come to this — because Donald Trump’s presidency is that indefensible and destructive. 

Voting while holding one’s nose 

It feels terrible to vote for candidates you dislike or distrust, but we’ve all got our own political calculus. Mine is centered on an unbending desire to see Trump’s political career end in humiliating defeat. 

An ideal scenario would be voters rendering Trumpism toxic overnight by not only firing him from the presidency, but giving Democrats full control of Congress. Only when Trump proves himself a liability to the party he hijacked can the GOP be reborn as something resembling their supposed ideals, a free market-supporting center-right party that wouldn’t pursue policies like an economically damaging trade war. 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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