Then if character doesn't matter to you or, as you say, EVERY politician lacks it, what is your argument with Clinton? What was it that she was going to do in her term that was going to effect you so negatively that you would vote against her? I have my own reasons for not voting for her but you posted that you don't care if someone lies or cheats or steals as long as it doesn't affect you personally but you couldn't be more wrong. It definitely affects you and every other american.
No, I did not say that I didn't care about lying. Show me where I said that please.
I said, specifically, I don't care who a politician sleeps with. I do expect them to lie if they get caught, doesn't mean I don't care, and while I'd rather they didn't, lots of people want to believe a politician is honest when frankly I know better. I know I cannot expect full honesty out of one, but the lies DO matter to me, I just weigh them individually.
Trump's sex with Stormy Daniels and wanting it kept quiet, I can understand that. Doesn't mean I agree with it or am justifying it, just that I understand that. Does his sleeping with her in any way affect the country? Does his denying it in any way affect the country? I don't believe so. Thus, to me, that lie has no weight to it.
My issues with Hilary Clinton weren't just the lying, but essentially everything about her as a politician/her career. She is, in my opinion, the slimiest, most disgusting type of individual I can think of. Her lies about the emails were something I felt were important because they were state records primarily, and her deletion of them demonstrated that she was keeping public documents away from the public on purpose, and those lies DO affect me because I know how easily they are proven (email backup/restore processes are incredibly easy) and it directly affected national security. To me, that carried a lot more weight, but was ultimately just one straw against her as a president.
Do I think Ms. Clinton is a slimy, two faced politician? Without a doubt but she pales in comparison to the current president in regards to his criminality and his disregard for the law. He lies at epic proportion and operates the WH like a corporation. We can see how well that's all going. As I have stated many times. Public and private administration are two different animals and Trump has proven that. The chaos in the WH is a testament to Trumps terrible managerial skills. He couldn't make a deal to save his life.
You are as entitled to your opinion on Trump as I am to mine on Clinton. I have no stake in making you feel my opinion is more valid, because I frankly don't care about your opinions. I personally feel running the government like a corporation is exactly what is needed. It will reduce the gross inefficiencies and bureaucracy, and hopefully put the country back on track to reducing wasteful spending, and putting the money where it's needed. I'd love to see that on state level too. As I drive down roads in my city that can't be bothered to even attempt to keep up with road repairs, but instead wants to build a $40,000,000 new library to "save" $3,000,000 in upgrades to the existing one to have less heat/AC loss, I just get frustrated. Every time my water main in my neighborhood freezes over because it is 60+ years old and barely maintained, I get frustrated. I'd LOVE to see someone who understands that you have to maintain the city to get more people, and more people means more tax revenue, and more tax revenue means that you can then have extra money without raising property taxes 40% in one year, along with multitudes of other taxes to build up your slush fund, and that extra revenue, extra jobs from new companies moving in, etc will get you your now needed $40,000,000 library.
But nah, let's just keep raising taxes, taking away rights, doing it "for the children", and bitching and moaning about who paid whom for a quickie in the back of a limo. Let's give Socialism that one last try and see how that works out (hint, it won't). Let's fight EVERY SINGLE THING the sitting president does just because they really, really wanted Clinton in. That sure seems reasonable.