Thursday, October 20, 2016

Election Blues

Oh I have the Election Day Blues!  I can not WAIT for this election to be over.  I am really so incredibly tired of hearing all of the blind Hateful Rants from so many people on social media.  Why can't WE all get along?  Politics that's why!

I have said in the past that I refuse to lose friends over an election. I even posted it on my personal Facebook page that I am no longer engaging in political banter. I have taken the oath of silence (#therealsilentmajority) And while I mean what I say, I am also saying there are always a few assholes in the barrel that will just needle the shit out of you and call you names until you want to explode on them all for the sake of proving they are right, even if there is no sure way to prove so. But I digress and I refuse to stoop to their immature self absorbed hate filled level.  

I will be honest, I was on the fence for quite a while about who to vote for.  Do I want to be an anarchist and Vote Trump in? Or do I want to side with the other side, knowing they are the lesser of two evils?  As much as I feel Trump is a complete idiot and is relatively clueless when it comes to politics, I also feel that Hillary just has so much baggage, I really wish they would have picked Bernie. Or at least someone, when they get into office isn't going to be hung up in trials and tribulations like her husband was.  Mark my words, If Hillary wins this election, within 2 weeks of her taking oath, the lawsuits will be flying!

When you are an independent, it's a hard rope to walk.  It is my experience that if you are not completely gung ho about Trump, then to most supporters, you are against them.  Which is so completely ridiculous.  They berate you because you ask for proof of the ridiculous things they pull off of some crazy right wing conservative website but then when you bring things up that have already been proven truth, they say the media is bias.  I'm already hearing that the election is rigged because his polling numbers are heading into the ground like a lawn dart. There are very few Trump supporters that will actually "talk" to you once they know you are not necessarily on their "team".  

I asked a Trump supporter the other day, what exactly is Conservative?  What is it that you think you stand for.  They told me, in no uncertain terms:

1. For the Constitution to be interpreted the way it was written 
2. Smaller government
3. Self reliance
4. Less government interference.  

Im curious if this is what they all think?  I would ask more but I'm afraid if getting verbally assaulted as if I'M the moron because I happen to be level headed and not as pissed off as they are.  At least this happens on Social Media.  This space right here is MINE and I can say whatever the hell I want...1st amendment Bitches!!!

Anyway, If this is what they all think, wow, just wow, there are so many things wrong and there is such hypocrisy between what they think and what they say.  I am going to take what this, person, said and run with it.

1. The Constitution, everyone should read it.  It took me about 2 hours to read the whole thing.  The people that insist that it should be adhered to it will probably take a few days to read and most likely they will NOT understand it.  Lets just take the 1st amendment, freedom of expression which includes freedom of speech, press, religion and peaceful demonstration and the right to petition the government.  

Trump wants to keep Muslims out of the country.  I understand why, even though I do not agree because I actually WANT the constitution to be enforced! If you want the constitution to be adhered too, then it very clearly states that you can NOT have a religious test to be admitted into this country. Period, end of STATEMENT!  The Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

I would go into the rest of the things that Trump wants to override on this document even though apparently his followers that want it adhered to don't know or don't care to try to even understand what it is THEY want, but I digress yet again because I do not have the time to go over every single amendment to the Constitution today.  But incase you are interested, here are the cliff notes Amendments of the Constitution

2.  Smaller Government.  Do you have any clue what they even mean when they say that?  Do you think they mean they won't have as many employees? or that instead of 5 secretaries they will have 3? So you don't have to pay benefits and pensions, right?  

WRONG they are talking about getting rid of entire Departments of the Government - Like EPA so that they can get rid of those pesky regulations that do things like, keeping the air and water clean (although with water it seems that even with the regulations this country is in big trouble with its water supply)  or The Department of Agriculture to make sure our food is safe to eat. Recently, I signed up for FDA notices for food recalls, do you know I get no less than 5 recalls a week?  They actually have a weekly round up of the recalls in any specific week.  Food that gets to your grocery store that has e colilisteriasalmonella, mislabeled allergy foods, and this is WITH these safeguards in place, can you imagine what it would be like without them? I don't think you want to.  

3. I love this one, Self Reliance.  I think that this is a PC way to say they don't want to pay for anymore Welfare niggers being lazy and smoking crack.  Its unfortunate that people are holding onto the picture that Ronald Reagan painted in the 80's of a black women with 8 kids driving a caddy toting a giant TV in the back.  Unfortunately it couldn't be farther from the truth.   Its White/Caucasian people that are mostly on some form of welfare in this country which stands to reason since there are still more white people in this country than any other race.  People on food stamps run from the elderly, disabled, veterans, you really want to pull food and help away from these people?  Should we scrap the entire system just because YOU think there MAY be a few people getting over?  I thought we were a country of Compassion?

On the flip side to that, let's talk about Social Security.  The Republicans want to scrap the whole system.  I don't know about you but I have been employed pretty regularly since I was 16 years old.  So right now that's 34 years, I have been paying into the Social Security system.  I want to know that my money is there for me for when I retire.  Yea sure I have a pension at work but you know damn well it isn't going to be enough money to live on once I do retire in another 17 years.  Why scrap a system that works?  They keep saying its going to run out, How?  I get SS taxes taken out of my check every week and so does everyone else in the country.  If they keep their slimy hands off of it and let it do what its supposed to do, There will not BE a problem.  But those greedy pricks want the money for themselves and their own interests.  All I know is that My money better be fucking there when I retire or someone is going to PAY!

4. Less Government Interference.  This one by far is the most hypocritical.  I am assuming that they mean they don't want government interfering in their daily lives?

So that must mean that you are ok with Abortions, Gay Marriage, no Prayer in School, and a host of other so called Liberal or as they call them now, Progressive ideals that impede interfering in people's lives and we don't want that, correct?

You do understand that Republicans DO want to interfere in people's lives, they want to control what you do and how you do it.  They want to abolish these ideals that you say interfere in people's lives.  Do you see the hypocrisy with this?

I could go on and on and on with this but what it comes down to is, there was a time, not too long ago, that I was considering myself a Trump Supporter.  Yea, I want a 3rd party also, and I thought that he was quite funny and I figured he couldn't possibly fuck things up more than they already are.  

But then I woke up one morning and really started to listen.  While I will admit that Hillary has an enormous amount of baggage, and some questionable conduct, I truly believe she is the lesser of the two evils.  I also wish it was Bernie up there because I would not hesitate to pull that lever for him even now, but I feel at this point it would be a wasted vote.  

In ending, I would have to say that one of many reasons I will be voting for Hillary this election is because of the wild, unpredictable, sometimes really nasty, nature of Trump and some of his supporters. (not all of them, but a good bunch of them)  I was hoping at some point to be convinced by them to Vote for their candidate, but because of the crazy crescendo most of them have worked themselves into, I will remain part of the real silent majority and vote for Hillary on Nov 8th!