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Much love, John-Bryan
Eric at 26 on the left, and John-Bryan in January of 1973.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Simply SOL

Simply SOL

The man the Republican Party has chosen to represent it in the 2016 election, is unworthy of respect-either mine or anyone else’s. He is an abysmal example of a person, let alone an individual who is running for President of the United States. 

With utter disregard for women and their rights, he is racist, bigoted, greedy, rude and contemptible. Unfortunately, he is also a fifty-fifty chance to be elected.

How is this possible, if he is indeed, all of the things I just said he was? Who would vote for him?

I mean, women wouldn’t vote for him, would they? Knowing how the Republican Presidential candidate feels about them? And what they are good for? 

The black community, the Mexican populace, any ethnic group, they wouldn’t vote for him, would they? Gay folks, women or men, they certainly wouldn’t, would they? 

I’m starting to get confused here. There are so many people who are allegedly turned off by this guy, where is his support coming from? There just aren’t that many white male cro-magnons lounging around to make up the balance.

I wouldn't think it would come down to voting along Party lines; I think it comes down to a certain feeling of smugness, on the part of an individual who actually votes for the Republican Party candidate. This person can ignore all of the hateful characteristics because, after all, they don’t have anything to do with, you know, me, personally.

“I don’t hate women or Mexicans; some of my best friends are gay.” This must be the attitude of an individual who checks his or her ballot with the name pf the Republican party candidate. 

Actually, I think it’s more about gun rights; it’s about the bloated perception that ‘Merica is some kind of never-do-wrong entity, which takes what she wants and kicks butt on what she doesn’t like. It’s an arrogance bred from two-and-a-half centuries of riding roughshod on any part of the world she felt like.

I am still in shock that longtime Republican stalwarts, as conservative as they are, would stand for an individual with such repulsive values. Even Mitt Romney shines in comparison, a man who once drove cross country in sub-freezing weather, with his dog in a conveyance attached to the top of his car roof.

When I talk about smugness, on the part of those who vote for the Republican Party candidate, I am talking about people voting for a candidate who only cares about one percent of the nation’s population. These voters know that millions of Americans struggle for economic viability in this country, and that these unfortunates are simply shit-out-of-luck.

Economic viability is a fancy way of saying these people fight to feed their families and pay the bills. It’s devilishly hard to do so on a budget based on the minimum wage. The folks running the country have given themselves nine pay raises, during the same time period in which they have raised the minimum wage once.

This self-serving hypocrisy is incomprehensible. Why does it not matter that they are called to accountability, and yet life goes on? Why do our leaders not serve all of the people in this country? Why do they only serve the wealthy? What about the part of the Bill of Rights that mentions “…of the People, by the People, for the People…?” 

Isn’t it talking about serving all of the people?

Mind you, this is not a rant based on MY candidate of choice. No, my candidate of choice is still on the sidelines.

This is simply a bare-bones attempt to understand how it has come to pass that a man with such unprincipled beliefs, could be in a position to assume the mantle of leadership in this country. A man of this nature could not be in this position unless the political party in question felt he represented the best chance for victory.

The political party in question would not feel this way if there were not millions of Americans who were willing to vote for the candidate in question. And that is what scares the stuffing out of me. Millions of less-than-wealthy Americans are willing to vote to keep the wealthy in power.

Amazing.

On top of it all, the man selected as the running mate for the Republican Party Presidential candidate, the current governor of Indiana, has a track record that is equally reprehensible. 

I know I am classified a Liberal because I hate to see millions of Americans in pain, every day of their lives, while a small minority bask in the glow of gluttony. I accept that condemnation.


What I refuse to accept without a fierce battle for comprehension, is that people are willing to vote for this specific Republican Party candidate-for any reason, whatsoever.

4 comments:

  1. I am discouraged, angry, embarrassed, and scared that this man is the candidate put forth by the Republicans. I don't know how to stop this train of disgust. One person can't do it. Maybe continuing to say it out loud: really, this man is who you want leading the country? Maybe trying to understand what motivates people to support him? I could say stupidity but I suspect the support stems from fear and anger about something else.

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    1. I am equally frustrated. Thank you for commenting.

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  2. Mark you said everything I have been thinking. I am frightened as hell.And, I think he is going to win. 'Merica is a country of ill-informed ignorant bigots. It's a dark time in our history.

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    1. Whereas I am worried, I also take solace in the fact that we survived "W." At least Trump uses words-albeit short words-of which he knows the meaning. We must take our victories where and when we can.

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