Don’t let your emotions decide who you will vote for in the 2016 Presidential Election

There is a question that every open-minded Hillary Clinton Hater should ask. How guilty is she of wrongdoing? To answer that I’m going to turn to a few fact check sites, but I’ve discovered that whenever a fact check site reports what someone doesn’t want to believe, they often publicly discredit that fact check site dismissing it as a valid source.

So, how accurate are fact check sites and are they really biased? If you have an open mind, here’s a site that checks the fact finders: So Who’s checking the fact-finders? We are

Of course, it goes without saying that liars and the fools that believe them, are going to hate these fact check sites so they will cast doubt if the rest of us let them get away with it.

On Snopes, I counted 32 allegations about the Clintons that were fact checked.

  • 20 of the Clinton allegations of wronging were labeled FALSE
  • 2 were marked as LEGENDS, a popular story regarded as historical but unauthenticated. This means there is no proof that it happened.
  • 3 of the allegations were UNDETERMINED, and that means undecided as in our lawsuit is still undetermined.
  • 3 were labeled TRUE (click the next link and discover what Snopes found was actually true)
  • 4 were MIXED, meaning they were partially true but have been exaggerated over time.

Then there’s the Politifact files on Clinton and Trump’s lies during the campaign.

Politifact found that Trump lies 86 percent of the time, and 55 percent of his statements were rated False and Pants on Fire. That rating came from 203 statements Trump has made. Clinton’s rating was based on 226 of her statements, and 50 percent were rated half true or worse. Only 14 percent were rated False and Pants on Fire.

In fact, I think every voter should judge Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine versus Donald Trump/Mike Pence not based on myths, lies, rumors, anger, emotion, hate and misinformation, but on their records (what they actually say, write and do) through Vote, and then pick the team that most closely represents their political beliefs.

Hillary Clinton

Tim Kaine

Donald Trump

Mike Pence

Vote Smart, using all the actual information on each candidate, and not any myths and/or allegations, makes it simple with Vote Easy (click link) to discover where each candidate stands based on what’s actually known about them. There is a Vote Easy for presidential candidates and for both Houses of Congress.  All you have to do is click on the tabs at the top of the screen — once you are on the Vote Smart page — to discover where each candidate stands on issues starting with Abortion to Social Security.

For instance, just for Abortion, Hillary is pro-choice, Gary Johnson is pro-choice, Jill Stein is pro-choice, and Donald Trump is Pro-Life. If voters followed what they think, then, according to Pew,  56 percent of U.S. adults should vote for a pro-choice candidate, but where a candidate stands on abortion shouldn’t be the only issue, because there is a lot more than just abortion to consider. There is also: the budget, crime, the economy, education, the environment, guns, health care, immigration, marriage, national security, and social security.

Since there is little or no political history for Donald Trump, I suggest reading these two sources about him to discover the real Donald Trump and not just what he says about how big his thing is and hands are, how great he is, how popular he is, and how smart his brain is.

First: The Mind of Donald Trump

“As a businessman, Donald Trump gained fame as a gambling czar rivaling his renown as a developer. But a close examination of his record in gaming reveals that while Trump profited richly, his stock and bondholders could hardly have fared worse … from its beginning as a public company, Trump Hotels struggled under a heavy debt load, which started at $494 million, and rose to $1.8 billion as Trump piled on more and more debt consolidating his empire under the public company. In the end, it was the excessive borrowings that proved the company’s undoing. Nonetheless, it never seemed to diminish Trump’s annual paycheck.”

Second: How Donald Trump Made Millions Off His biggest Business Failure

In addition, back in 2008, this piece ran about Hillary Clinton in Psychology Today:  Hillary Clinton: “Deranged Narcissist?” Labels as name-calling

“Narcissists do not listen. Hillary does, as many on the campaign trail have commented on.

“Narcissists lack empathy. Hillary does not. She spent her adult life, as she has said repeatedly, toiling on behalf of the working poor, on things like universal health care for those who lack the money to find coverage on their own. Let’s face it: narcissists are not big on public service. They serve themselves, they don’t serve others.

“Narcissists are supersensitive to criticism and prone to ‘narcissistic injury.’ Clinton’s the polar opposite. She gets up, brushes off, and moves on.”

Then there is this Character study of HRC out of Saint John’s University in Minnesota that offers a different perspective. You will have to decide if is biased or not.

It also helps to compare Hillary Clinton’s top 10 campaign promises to Donald Trump’s top 10.

The odds are that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Don’t allow your emotions to decide who you vote for or if you don’t vote at all.


Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran,
who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005).

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Lofthouse’s first novel was the award winning historical fiction My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. His second novel was the award winning thriller Running with the Enemy followed by his award winning memoir Crazy is Normal.

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5 responses to “Don’t let your emotions decide who you will vote for in the 2016 Presidential Election”

  1. Very thorough analysis of the candidates and their often difficult to understand positions. Good job Lloyd! Excellent links.

  2. Sadly, both scare me so I will give my voting choice due diligence. I’m ten years away from retirement and selflishly realize that either of them could shatter my retirement plans.

    1. I understand. I retired 11 years ago and I wonder if my retirement will survive until I’m gone. What will I do if the crooks and frauds behind the autocratic corporate public education hijack movement achieve all of their goals for wealth and power?

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