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RJ Liberty
09-29-2016, 12:05 AM
Today this newspaper does something it has never done in its 143-year history: endorse someone other than the Republican candidate in a presidential contest.
Since its founding in 1873, The Detroit News has backed a Republican every time it has made a presidential endorsement (three times we have sat on the sidelines — twice during the Franklin Roosevelt elections and in the 2004 Bush/Kerry contest).
We abandon that long and estimable tradition this year for one reason: Donald J. Trump.
The 2016 nominee offered by the Republican Party rubs hard against the editorial board’s values as conservatives and Americans. Donald Trump is unprincipled, unstable and quite possibly dangerous. He can not be president.
His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has an impressive resume and a presidential bearing. And although we disagree with her nearly across the board on the issues, we acknowledge she has the temperament to be commander-in-chief and leader of both a diverse nation and the free world.
But character matters. Her career-long struggles with honesty and ethics and calculating, self-serving approach to politics trouble us deeply.
So we find ourselves in the same position as a vast number of voters in looking for an option other than skipping the presidential portion of the ballot.
Gary Johnson meets that need. We recognize the Libertarian candidate is the longest of long shots with an electorate that has been conditioned to believe only Republicans and Democrats can win major offices.
But this is an endorsement of conscience, reflecting our confidence that Johnson would be a competent and capable president and an honorable one.


Full story here:
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/09/28/endorse-johnson-president/91254412/
(http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/09/28/endorse-johnson-president/91254412/)
(This, BTW, is Gary's fifth newspaper endorsement. Clinton has 11. Trump has zero).

JohnM
09-29-2016, 01:15 AM
(This, BTW, is Gary's fifth newspaper endorsement. Clinton has 11. Trump has zero).

You mean that Trump is a candidate who is hated by the mainstream media?

Why are you trying to encourage people here to vote for Trump?

:)

RJ Liberty
09-29-2016, 06:35 AM
You mean that Trump is a candidate who is hated by the mainstream media?

Why are you trying to encourage people here to vote for Trump?

:)

Haha! Good point!

But I think very few newspapers are going to endorse a candidate whose plans include deporting 11 million people (as many people as the total number of people who live in Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming), just to... then bring them back in again. That shit's retarded, and a waste of taxpayer money. Deporting eleven states' worth of people is unfeasible, bringing them back in would prove the deportations were kabuki theater, and no major newspaper is going to endorse mass deportations.

Jesse James
09-29-2016, 07:05 AM
Haha! Good point!

But I think very few newspapers are going to endorse a candidate whose plans include deporting 11 million people (as many people as the total number of people who live in Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming), just to... then bring them back in again. That $#@!'s retarded, and a waste of taxpayer money. Deporting eleven states' worth of people is unfeasible, bringing them back in would prove the deportations were kabuki theater, and no major newspaper is going to endorse mass deportations.
yeah, but you have to be dumb enough to think he will actually do it

RJ Liberty
09-29-2016, 07:17 AM
yeah, but you have to be dumb enough to think he will actually do it

Deport them? Or bring them right back?

Jesse James
09-29-2016, 08:11 AM
Deport them? Or bring them right back?
well both