This last week, the Democratic National Convention took place in Philadelphia, and let me just say if you think the RNC roasted badly then you haven't seen the DNC, because they took it to another level. I watched the DNC with an open mind, because I do see pros in some of the beliefs that the Democrats share, but a lot of what I saw, and heard dissuaded me from the Democratic candidate.
The convention felt more like a celebrity show rather than an actual political convention, and failed to convince me that Hillary Clinton should be the next president. I do believe that America is ready for a female president, but she is not the one, and the DNC proved that to me. Here is what I gathered from the DNC, and why I can't with stand her.
Was the dark atmosphere from the steel grey walls or the email scandal?
The DNC had a dark cloud over it, in my opinion; the atmosphere or aura was dark in that building. From the steel grey walls, to the bareness from barely any flags waving high, to the hypocrisy floating through the air it felt dark. It was widely different from the Republican convention where there were Democrats protesting Trump; at the Democratic convention the protesters were Democrats against Hillary (they were Bernie or bust protesters), so maybe not that different.
But was the atmosphere dark from the steel grey walls or from the email scandal which seem to create a divide amongst the Democrats? It is believed that Russian hackers shared with WikiLeaks emails from the chairman (or ringleader) of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in which it looks as if she was plotting a way to bring down Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders, for his religion (he has Jewish heritage) but others speculate he is an atheist. The DNC is supposed to be unbiased toward each candidate, yet from the looks of the emails Schultz was giving Hillary an unfair advantage. So we'll never truly know if Sander's could've won the vote to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
Once word got out about the unfairness from the chairman, Schultz resigned from her position, and the Clinton campaign was quick to hire her. I see much corruption happening amongst this convention. Seems like Hillary always email problems. Crazy, right?
The roast, I mean speeches.
I will admit I was very pleased and impressed with Bill Clinton's speech (I mean, c'mon, he's a former president -- of course he's going to be a great speaker). He spoke of his and Hillary's love story, and her passion for justice for children. He basically made her out to be a saint, which that could be the way he sees her. By the way, I wish someone would look at me the way Bill looks at the balloons. He's having the time of his life.
Back to the speeches. I was highly disappointed in Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine's speech. Senator Kaine began with what he's done for his community and state, and how he got to his current position (US Senator from Virginia) which was to start out small.
His speech took a turn to making fun of Donald Trump by giving a bad impression of him. I was most disappointed in the fact that he did an impression of Trump at an important speech in the DNC. I personally feel like it cheapened the speech, and that it was quite inappropriate. Same with Vice President Joe Biden who spent a majority of his speech roasting Trump. I understand you're not supposed to be nice, or speak highly about the other candidate, but spending the majority of your speech roasting the other candidate feels like a waste of speech on your candidate.
It was a celebrity show.
I noticed that Hillary has many celebrity followers; it definitely showed at the DNC. It felt like most of the speakers were celebrities and they overshadowed a lot of the actual politics. Many of the celebs spent their speech bringing down Trump rather than boasting their candidate Clinton (Elizabeth Banks, America Ferrera, Lena Dunham). However, I was impressed by Chloë Grace Moretz's speech; instead of using her time to bash Trump , she encouraged young voters to get out there and vote because our voices are important.
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I knew that I had a good idea of who I was voting for before the convention took place, and Hillary Clinton was not my first option, and the convention furthered my idea of not voting for her. I honestly watched the convention with the Idea that my vote could be swayed into the Democratic corner. Like I said, I do agree on some points that Democratic Party believes in: planned parenthood, LGBTQ rights and equal pay (Trump said he supported a couple of those points). Here are some reasons that dissuaded me from the Democratic vote.
Is she pro-women?
Hillary has been a proud supporter and fighter for women's rights not just in the U.S, but all around the world. I also am a women's right advocate, and I love for all that's she's done for women all around the world. Recently, I feel there's much hypocrisy surrounding this issue. Clinton claims she hasn't accepted any money from foreign countries (which is a lie). Yet, all the countries she's accepted money from oppress women, and do not let women have the basic rights that men have. So, how can someone who is pro-women accept money from countries who treat women horribly? Also she's worked to keep Bill's mistresses quiet. So, is she truly for women?
Tear down that wall!
I know Trump wants to build a wall and, yes I know it sounds a little much. Hillary, though, wants to make it easier to become a legal citizen, which is great for the people who want a better life here in the U.S. Here's the thing a lot of the people who come over here aren't coming here for the right reasons, which makes immigration tricky. You say kick all the illegal immigrants, which brings in a race problem, when its really just an extensive safety policy. Then you have someone say, "Well, let's let many immigrants come through," the problem with that is well this countries safety. Immigration is a tricky subject, but I have an analogy to make it a little more simple.
You have a bowl of M&Ms, and 10 percent of these M&Ms are poisonous. You have three options: 1) You can take a whole handful and eat them risking your life because you might eat an poisonous one; 2) You can discard of the whole bowl of M&Ms, not putting yourself at risk for eating an poisonous ones; or 3) You can find a way to figure out and weed out the poisonous M&Ms, and keep the safe M&Ms. Trump likes one option, Hillary likes another, but the people prefer option three (or mostly, I do).
There are too many skeleton's in her closet.
I'm just going to be very blunt here, Hillary is a liar. I know Trump's probably lied a lot -- who hasn't? But she has too many skeletons in her closet and, long story short, I cannot vote for someone who has no integrity and someone I do not trust.
She's lied on multiple occasions: Being under sniper fire in Bosnia, being dead broke when leaving the White House (her version of broke and mine are two totally different things) and let's not forget the classified email scandal (which was investigated by the FBI) in which she said she did not send or delete classified email when she sent, received and deleted thousands.
Oh, and there's Benghazi where she failed to tell the truth about the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead, including the U.S ambassador. She said it was over a violent YouTube video, when really it was the anniversary of 9/11, and the fact that it was a terrorist attack would most likely have ruined Obama's chance at re-election, so she lied. I mean what difference does it make who killed them, anyway?
Also, I must say, she's changed her mind on multiple things that she is for now, so it makes me wonder will she say anything to stay in the power?
Point blank -- I don't trust her and if I don't trust I cannot vote for her to run this country, But just because I'm not voting for her doesn't mean I'm voting for Trump. I guess it's something the world will never know.