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The worst election in modern US history

It is upon us! We are not worthy!
Hilary Clinton, whose moral scruples are somehow less then her popularity, which is as low as it can get in the modern era, versus Donald Trump, as nasty a piece of work as has been seen in some time in US politics.
It'll be bare knuckle brawling from here on out, and I get the feeling the Drumpf will have the advantage in a pure mud slinging dirty campaign. Then again, I could be wrong.
But I'm not wrong when I predict this will be a low voter turnout. At this point, who cares who wins?
Hilary Clinton is More of the Same! Whereas Trump is Power to the One Percent!
You know, it'll be shit sandwiches, as Ian Welsh calls it, for everyone, regardless of who wins. The difference between the two, is while Hilary will force you all to buy the shit sandwich, she won't force you to eat it, whereas Trump will force you to eat it, but you won't have to buy it.
Well, there's nuances, and everything to consider. What kind of bread, and what animal the shit is from. Regardless, in the end, it's still shit sandwiches.
You all know, as I do, that electing Clinton won't change a damn thing. The US is headed into decline. It's been stagnating for years, now, and there's no turnaround in sight. And with a Clinton presidency, that turnaround will be longer off by an extra four to eight years. Meanwhile, a Trump presidency would ensure you would know how bad times could get, perhaps even right away.
Ah, choice.


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