But the most interesting thing that i was able to conclude from my day at the polls, was the overwhelming majority that had equally bad things to say about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This majority opinion was highlighted in one quote from one of the voters “They both are flawed candidates, and honestly they cancel out each other so i 'm really just voting on the issues”. These results point to the majority of people voted on the issues, and partisan views rather than the candidates themselves. Martin P. Wattenberg backs up this claim in his article “The Declining Relevance of Candidate Personal Attributes in Presidential Elections””The analysis in this article demonstrates that the personal attributes of the presidential candidates have become less and less relevant to the outcome of presidential elections in recent years. Substantially fewer voters are mentioning the personal characteristics of the candidates when asked what they like and dislike about them.
Trump has encouraged mainly his supporters to act out vocally and physically which is becoming increasingly concerning. A president is supposed to be a authoritative figure whom stops racism instead of spreading it. However, the president has far lower power than imagined. It is vital that the state intervene in situations like so to prevent such racism by implementing new laws that correspond with the every growing power of social media and advertisements. President Trump is utterly disliked by a huge number of people worldwide, there has also been a petition sign by thirty thousand Irish people voting against his visit to
Furthermore, he can’t tell what is in the best interest of the nation. The amount of criticism coming from Trump about the leaders in America and his republican opponents is tremendous. By mentioning his opponents acts and believes he puts himself in a better positon in hopes to get himself elected as the final republican candidate. Donald Trump establishes his ethos by mentioning his earlier experiences and background. According to himself he’s worth as a presidential candidate because of his experience in the business, and that he’s not the typical “nice person” that people have seen in the past elections.
Themes of hypocrisy, greed and racism are present in our lives all too often. In the past year, we witnessed hypocrisy on the nationwide stage of our presidential election. We let the top ten percent of wealthiest families control 76 percent of the money in America while the lower half of families controlled one percent (Sahadi, CNN Money*). And finally, we tolerated unprecedented racism in the forms of racially targeted police brutality and the retaliation that followed. For 2016, it was easy to see the vile themes of hypocrisy, greed and racism present on the news and in social media.
Donald Trump has been a successful businessman and is worth around $ 10 Billion but, now that he is running to become the president of the USA, how would he be as president? Only a year ago Donald Trump was considered as a joke, the one presidential candidate that everyone loved to hate. However, there is a real possibility now that he might actually become the president of the USA. Once everyone has stopped laughing over his implausible hair, creepy baby fingers, weird face or the atrocious Trump Tower, what are the 14 scary things that could happen if Donald Trump becomes the President of the USA. Let’s take a look.
This year’s presidential race has featured two of the most polarizing candidates ever, one of which will have the potential to change the trajectory of politics. Currently, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee is competing against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee and voters could not be more divided. While Trump and Hillary’s use of rhetorical strategies successfully convey their message, their core fundamentals are what truly set them apart. With tensions high, there have been plenty of campaign ads televised for each respective candidate. In fact on October 27th, 2016, Clinton released “Get Ahead”, an ad that slandered the beliefs of the Republican party and discussed the actions she pledged to take if she were to be elected into
Meaning there are numerous caucasian males working in the government. This contributes heavily because majority of them have a say-so in decision making. In the movie it stated “ Richard Nixon persuaded southern men to join the government”(Duvernay, 2016).An example of this would be how Donald Trump is the president. He is a very racist person and this causes racist people to feel better because they have someone in power. This causes more racial injustice and that’s bad.
On one hand, Nixon had a much greater foreign policy experience and had spent almost eight years as the United States’ second-in-command meanwhile Kennedy’s youth and religious background was considered to be a disadvantage by nearly the entire nation. If it weren’t for their constant debates and opportunity to compete publicly against one another, Kennedy would have had no shot in even remotely winning the presidential election of 1960.
The recent presidential election was one of the biggest in history. We had Hilary Clinton running for the democratic party, and Donald Trump for Republican. There was much tension between both the candidates and the voters. Even though it ended not the best, it is something we have to live with. During the campaign, there was a debate between the republican party for all possible runners.
Campaign finance laws regarding federal election subsidies, money towards national convention efforts, presidential nominee subsidies, and soft money expenditures are all contributing to the failure of any third party takeoff. The FECA Act of 1974 that “provides subsidies for major party candidates for presidency” based upon the amount of money they raise indirectly impact the ability of minor parties to keep up with such long standing two party competition (Herrnson, 3). Campaign finance laws seem to have driven competition between only the two major parties in the United States as their provisions make it difficult for minor parties to receive enough funds with such a small following, even if that following has large sums of money. Both major and minor parties can qualify for government political funding through acts such as FECA; however, the major parties have great advantage of minor parties when it comes to receiving large sums of money due to their already established base. Major parties also have an advantage over third parties because they automatically receive national convention subsidies; over $13.1 million went to each major party in 2000 to help fund them (Herrnson, 4).
Many officeholders, legislators, and members of Academia argue that the supreme court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has single-handedly destroyed American democracy as we know it. This case is one of many that, in essence, allows legalized bribery to occur within the American political system, with most large money contributions to politicians coming from sizably influential corporations. Although many elected officials believe corporate money in politics strengthens democracy, it contrarily damages democracy and is the reason campaign finance reform is the greatest issue facing American politics. Since 1976, the US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of cases like Buckley v. Valeo and First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, which claims corporations are considered people; and based on First Amendment rights, people are allowed to spend their money within the political arena. Citizens United v. FEC is the supreme court decision that has led to further corruption within the American campaign finance system, while halting efforts to minimize money in politics.
Donald Trump has been sweeping the nation in his efforts to win the Republican presidential nomination. When the media trains its lens on Trump, the country appears to be “roiled with across-the-board discontent” (Dionne). His public interactions have split the country into those who categorize themselves as the “silent majority” and those who react with complete dismay toward his radical propositions. But are Trump supporters really the “silent majority”, or are the voices of Conservatives “being amplified beyond all reason” (Dionne)? In E.J.
The tea party movement has heavily shaped the policy outcomes and election outcome over the past 6 or seven years when it was started in 2009 following president Obamas election. I am interested in unearthing the reason this movement has happened and further how they can negatively impact the Republican Party. Although the movement may be beneficial in some areas I believe that it has collectively splintered the Republican Party regressing any party progress and derailing its common interests. The tea party movement which is made up of many small conservative groups that have the most emphasis on fiscal issues aside of other major issues that conservative groups rally around. In its infancy back in 2009 the tea party quickly became a reckoning power when it spearheaded young politicians like
Donald Trump has been the latest talk of any political-based media site. To his fellow conservative followers, he seems to be the next almighty leader ready to “make America great again.” To people hanging on more of the left side of the political spectrum, he is the spawn of Satan who is supposedly going to ruin our country. Some liberal even claim him to be comparable to the notorious German leader, Adolf Hitler. Although Trump’s followers find this highly ridiculous and insulting, the liberal media continues to bash Trumps campaign and brainwash the mass of the population with modified claims that Donald Trump happens to be an overpowering fascist. Although claims on Facebook and Twitter show tons of ‘realistic’ facts comparing the two,
Manhattan tycoon with a personality larger than life explodes onto the American political scene with a populist message that the system is unfair to the little guy, and that the wealthy corporations and their beholding politicians are in control of America. He draws all the oxygen from his adversaries’ campaigns. He confuses the media, mystifies the establishment and seems to be an inexorable force. And he claims to be the only way out for America’s dismal position on the world stage. This big-mouthed; self-aggrandizing, chest-thumping person is of course Teddy Roosevelt.