What Would The Voters Say?
The following is a depiction of what easily could pass a conversation between a supporter of Donald Trump and one for Hillary Clinton.
Spoiler alert: They will not throw punches, cans, rocks, bottles or many other hard objects at the other. That’s how you know this is imaginary.
TRUMP VOTER: How can you support that liar? She lied about Benghazi. She lied about her email. She even lied about being under sniper fire in 2008 after her plane landed in Bosnia.
HILLARY VOTER: MY liar? What about your guy? Fact-checkers like Politifact have blown out their circuits trying to keep up with his lies. Remember when he said he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11? That never happened. Or when he said he never mocked a disabled reporter when there is actual video footage?
TRUMP VOTER: Benghazi!
HILLARY VOTER: Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq!
TRUMP VOTER: Hey, Hillary voted in favor of that war.
HILLARY VOTER: What about that speech Trump gave in January where he said, and I quote, “I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even before the war ever started.” Politifact found another interview where he supported the invasion. It rated his claim “False.”
TRUMP VOTER: What do you expect from the liberal media?
HILLARY VOTER: What part of the FACT in that organization escapes you?
TRUMP VOTER: Why won’t Hillary release the transcripts of the speeches she gave to all those Wall Street companies?
HILLARY VOTER: Why won’t Trump release his tax returns?
TRUMP VOTER: Hillary wants to do away with the Second Amendment.
HILLARY VOTER: Your guy wants to do away with the First Amendment.
TRUMP VOTER: When the media lies about Trump, they should be made to pay.
HILLARY VOTER: But if they lie about my candidate?
TRUMP VOTER: What lies? She is the devil. Trump said so. My guy stands up for traditional American values.
HILLARY VOTER: Does that include the traditional American value of being married three times?
TRUMP VOTER: At least he didn’t stick with a philandering liar like Bill Clinton.
HILLARY VOTER: If being pure as a Sunday School teacher mattered in that job, Jimmy Carter would have been one of the great presidents.
TRUMP VOTER: So Trump’s history is fair game while Hillary was just standing by her man, huh?
HILLARY VOTER: Complain all you want. The polls say that starting next January, she’ll be known as Madam President to you.
TRUMP VOTER: The liberal media make up those numbers. I don’t believe them.
HILLARY VOTER: Does that liberal media include Fox News? Its last poll had Hillary ahead by 10 points.
TRUMP VOTER: Fox hasn’t been the same since Roger Ailes left.
HILLARY VOTER: Look, I know Hillary has her issues. But at least she’s not crazy.
TRUMP VOTER: Oh, Trump won’t be like that once he gets in the White House.
HILLARY VOTER: What, is he going to take a tour? There is no way he can win.
TRUMP VOTER: That’s what you said about the nomination, too. Besides, even if my guy a little off-center, at least he wasn’t in the middle of creating all these problems we have now. Hillary is part of the problem.
HILLARY VOTER: When are you going to realize that anger is not a platform?
TRUMP VOTER: When are you going to realize that anger has gotten Trump this far? It’s real, whether you like it or not. How do you think he beat out all those establishment Republicans? People are tired of it. Your party rigged the system against Bernie Sanders. Republicans are the party of the people.
HILLARY VOTER: Yeah, well, I was thinking about that. You know, Jill Stein is starting to sound better to me all the time.
TRUMP VOTER: Remember the name, Gary Johnson.
HILARY VOTER: I need a drink.
TRUMP VOTER: Let’s go. I’ll buy.