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Oh what a tangled web we weave!

This is on my wall —

https://www.theguardian.com/world/1992/oct/09/usa.martinwalker (“Bush challenges Clinton over 1969 week in Moscow”)

I would expect Americans to vote their judgment of character and their ideals, and neither candidate has appeal in character. That may be a function of this election’s relentless negative campaigning.

Think about it a moment.

The campaigners are the kind of people who would go microscopically digging in the past to scrape up a few moments of locker room braggadocio with which to scuttle a presidential contender’s campaign.

Vote Donald J. Trump!

But then . . . what does one do with Trump’s bankruptcies, “tax freedom” (one might call it), and the near routine stiffing of vendors who have delivered their work and then have had to sue to hold Trump’s side to its contract obligations?!

Vote Hillary Clinton!

Then li’l ol’ me goes dredging up — I’m a humble blogger, lowest of the low in journalism, a bum, so I’m allowed to go dredging (or is it “Drudging”?) — something out of Bill’s past, and there’s the Moscow connection.

Vote Donald J. Trump!

But Trump had the temerity or naivete to hire Paul Manafort, consultant to the world’s bloodiest dictators and political mafia, including Viktor Yanukovych whom Ukrainians ousted from power, so disgusted were they with the corruption associated with the regime. Yanukovych went crying to Moscow; Moscow sent in the “Little Green Men” and annexed Crimea against old agreements to leave Ukraine independent . . . .

Vote Hillary Clinton!

Feeling screwed either way?

Many of my fellow Americans may feel the same way.

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On the 2016 American Elections, BackChannels has striven to either stay out of it or stay balanced, and it has possibly succeeded at both.

Come the day, many voters may feel they’re not voting for Clinton or Trump but rather voting against one or the other, i.e., blocking a perceived threat to America’s “domestic tranquility” — perhaps the entire election should be perceived as and rendered unconstitutional! — and its independent foreign affairs policies and practices.

Eenie meenie miney mo .  . . .

Addendum – Additional Reference

Alabama (news media).  “Endorsement: We’re with Hillary Clinton.  Frankly, Donald Trump’s dangerous.”  October 9, 2016.

Bederman, Diane Weber.  “The Crude and the Corrupt in American Politics.”  Dianebederman.com, October 11, 2016.

Bittner, Jochen.  “The New Ideology of the New Cold War.”  The New York Times, August 1, 2016.

Caldwell, Leigh Ann.  “Major GOP Donors are Asking Trump for Their Money Back.”  NBC News, October 12, 2016.

Ruth, Joel.  “Clinton’s Czech-Communist Connection.”  WND, April 30, 1999.