By David Vills
Either the paranoia has finally gotten to my head or my anger is truly justified. The fact that some think Michael Avenatti, the Stormy Daniels lawyer, is a viable — let alone a leading — candidate for president is depressing fact. Obviously, Ben Shapiro is wrong to think that Avenatti is THE lead candidate, however, a set of circumstances could arise where Avenatti could become the Democratic Party’s candidate. Avenatti is a typical huckster lawyer and an obvious opportunist whose political stances are either obvious, meaningless, not enough, stupid, or highly dangerous.
He wants to discuss the denuclearization of Iran, a nation with no nuclear bombs, unless he means getting rid of Iran’s nuclear power plants which is against international law. He only wants to decriminalize marijuana, while the legalization of cannabis is proven success throughout several states. His stance on education provides no solution simply saying, “a kid’s zip code should not determine their future,” well no duh, so what education reform do you wish to enact to change that? Many of Avenatti’s proposed policies are empty of solutions including his stances on jobs, trade, and college affordability. All of Avenatti’s good ideas are stolen and everything else is just a statement, it is as if he conjured up his policy plan in an hour. To be fair this may be true, his policy plan is written on a word document posted to Twitter and is not even on his website.
This is not to say Fox calling him a “Creepy Porn Lawyer” is truly accurate, however, Avenatti is just a sleazy as a 70’s porn tape. Avenatti is a Hillary Clinton-styled politician, planning to campaign on nothing but selling half measures and the popular opinions of others. I would be more on board with Avenatti if he wanted to legalize and regulate prostitution, but the lawyer of a porn star can’t even do that right. Avenatti has snaked his way into the political discussion and, sadly, it might work. Avenatti is trying to sell himself to those that simply hate Trump for hatred’s sake and do not have the slightest understanding of politics. I am not sure how large of a base you can create out of those that despise Trump so much so that they’ll vote for liberal snake oil salesman, but I guess its worth a shot. But let’s be honest if the left rallies behind a boring Corporate Democrat like Avenatti they will likely get crushed.
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If president he might be moronic enough to push us into accidental war with Russia or some other nuclear power. If Avenatti is a presidential candidate I’ll highly consider moving to Amsterdam so I can spend my days on shrooms at Dutch cafés, and I don’t even like coffee. Either way, enjoy the attention for now, Mr. Avenatti. Hopefully you’ll soon be as relevant in American politics as Walter Mondale.
Members of the left should truly be ashamed for falling for and supporting someone whose entire political career is a media fabrication. Avenatti does not care about the interests of the American people, his ego and fame are above all else. It is clear that Avenatti will be a corporate shill, he already acts like the dullest most money-stuffed members of the Democratic Party. Not that I truly think this Avenatti hype will last but, sadly, the possibility is there.
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