As anyone who knows me will testify, I am a very liberal "small d" democrat and a "Big D" Democrat to boot. Donald Trump is clearly a shallow, selfish, insensitive crook, who would be extremely dangerous, if given the power of the US Presidency. And, I may vote for the evil worthless bastard anyway, because I am wildly pissed off at the Democratic Party elite.
The Democratic party big shots rigged the primaries, and cheated Bernie Sanders' supporters, even though Hillary would have probably won anyway, even if they hadn't cheated. They combined selfish disregard for the law with a stupid misjudgment of their own self interests. I can't help but be reminded of the small minded bungling of Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon, when he destroyed himself and his party with a burglary of the DNC, that was not only immoral and illegal but stupid and counter productive as well. In my book, the DNC has put itself in the same league with Tricky Dick.
But, that is not even my biggest problem with our current crop of professional politicians running the Democratic Party. My biggest moral problems with the Democrats is that a huge scandal of corruption has been exposed at the US Department of Veterans Affairs during the Obama Presidency, and the Democrats have chosen NOT to fix the problems, but rather to pretend they don't exist.
Nobody is blaming the Democratic party for creating the corruption in VA. I am a Vietnam vet and VA has been corrupt for at least 50 years, that I know of. At the VA, they steal tax dollars, enrich crooked contractors and kill military veterans each and every day with shoddy third rate medical practices, not allowed anywhere else in western medicine. The VA is immune to both law suits by victims and to prosecution by any level of law enforcement. VA handles $200 BILLION per year of tax money, and they scare Congress members to death, when they threaten to withhold spending from the Congressman's district. Both political parties are guilty of creating VA corruption. Neither political party is more guilty than the other.
VA lies to Congress, taxpayers and to veterans and gets by with it because they control the power make Congressmen buckle under. And, because they spend $100 million per year on "public relations." VA is lying and VA kills military veterans daily with its corruption and shoddy work. But, this is NOT the fault of our current president, it is a decades old culture of corruption, waste fraud and abuse. But, the scandals with VA broke open during the Obama administration, and the Democrats rather than trying fix things, got defensive, and have tried to deny that the problems exist. The Democrats have decided from the top of the party to the bottom to take criticism of VA as criticism of the Democratic party. That is not at all true, and by refusing to address the issue honestly, Democrats are killing even more veterans, while the asshole Republicans have a field day exposing VA crimes, as if these problems just started under President Obama.
NOTE TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY: I may vote for Donald Trump, even knowing that he is a complete asshole, and will be bad for the country. If I DO, it will because you cynical milquetoasts at the Democratic Party, won't be honest about VA and fix the damn problems, which are robbing taxpayers and killing military veterans. And, note THIS, if I a liberal Democrat actually DO for Donald Trump, I will vote Republican all the way up and down the ticket. In my view, the local Democratic candidates don't deserve my vote, if they won't support military veterans, by insisting the top of the ticket get honest and fix the VA.
Mark me down as a liberal Vietnam vet, who is sick and tired of cynicism out of a Democratic party that ONCE used to be operated on liberal principals rather than crass political expediency. And let me be very clear, I do NOT blame Democrats for single handedly creating the corruption at VA, they didn't. I blame Democrats for trying to avoid blame, by sitting on their asses, and pretending nothing is wrong at VA.