The race for the White House this year has been a huge embarrassment. The Founding Fathers would smack themselves repeatedly in the head and testicular region if they had to sit through this nauseating cycle of incompetence, salacious mudslinging, and hysteria over non-issues. The 2016 election became a farce months ago, and its overall coverage in the media is on par with a third-rate reality TV show.
How weird can this election get after the latest pussy-grabber scandal? Is it possible that Donald Trump can something even more insane than his latest incendiary quip? Luckily, we only have four more weeks until Election Day…so this nightmare will soon be over…and then everything can go back to normal.
If you've been ignoring the 2016 Presidential Election, then I applaud you for keeping your head in the sand and tuning out all the noise. If you've been following the circus since day one, then you know this has been one of the wildest and uncivil election cycles since the inception of America. Every day the election grows closer and every day the splintered country grows further apart. One thing is for certain, not since the Vietnam War era has a single election cycle created more friction and division among family, friends, and neighbors. The mere utterance of the words “Hillary” or “Trump” is enough to send people into a fury. The support for both candidates are deeply entrenched, which means both sides abandoned civility and intellectual discourse in favor of ineffective trolling, flame wars, hackneyed memes, and carpet bombing each other with insults and digs that have become more personal than political in nature. Yeah, half the country is arguing about why their candidate is the lesser of two evils. As the late, great Jerry Garcia once said, “Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.”
U.S. Presidential Betting Odds
- Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 1/5
- Donald Trump (Republican) 4/1
Current odds at Paddy Power
If you have been reading these updates, then you know that I've been advising you to bet the farm on Hillary Clinton. Me reasoning was simple: she's the candidate for the Establishment, which means Wall Street, Big Pharma, Big Agra, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Big Oil and all the other profitable sectors of commerce that you can throw Big in front of. Hillary has always been the pick and everything else has just been a dog and pony show. At any rate, if you bet Hillary Clinton months ago, then you locked in a much better number than today's odds. The consensus is that Clinton is a lock to win the Presidency at 1/5 or 1/6. Trump is listed anywhere from 4/1 or 9/2. His odds have been decreasing over the last couple of weeks.
Heck, the entire GOP has officially given up on Trump, and the few brave souls on the right wing are scrambling to rebuild their fractured party after a post-apocalyptic nuclear meltdown known as the Trump campaign. After the fallout from the pussy scandal, the few remaining loyalists in the GOP have jumped ship and distanced themselves from Trump in order to prevent blowouts in down-ticket races across the board. The GOP conceded the Presidency the moment that Trump won the nominee for the Republican ticket. But after the pussy grab fiasco, the GOP insiders are desperately focused on winning key senatorial and gubernatorial races.