Guess what? Ok so you already know. Donald Trump was elected to the office of President. What a surprise that was that he was able to surpass Hillary for that position. This completely stunned and stymied political experts and news casters who struggled to explain the differences in the polls and the actual results.. My favorite quote of the day was “It feels like we are trying to avoid the apocalypse and yet half of us are voting for the asteroid!” I thought that was pretty funny and applicable to whatever candidate you were choosing, although many like attributing it to Trump.
It’s confounded me on the reasons why people would vote for Trump. (actually for Hillary too). So I asked people and watched interviews and the follow reasons came to light. The most popular was that we’ve been down the same road for a while and we’ve had a democrat in office for the last 8 years and it’s time for a change. Many don’t like this particular road we’re on and they believe that Hillary would be just more of the current status quo. They think our country is a bit out of control and we need a new sheriff in town to clean it up. Another thinks that Trump will be an ass kicker. He’ll clean up our immigration problem and clean some house with our current politicians and put us on a better path. I’ll be personally interested to see if Hillary goes to jail, if we build a wall between us and Mexico, if we throw out all the illegal aliens, or if we nuke Texas for being insubordinate. Ok I made that Texas thing up, but you never know!
I did get to see the Hillary post election speech that happened this morning. It was a very good speech with a nice intro from Her VP pick Tim Kaine. I thought it was nicely done and showed class in defeat.
So election day is finally here. It seems like a sad day, not because we will miss all the misinformation that’s being shoved at us for the last year, but because we have to pick our poison. Our potential leaders are both toxic personalities and the choice will have consequences. You could argue that all presidential elections are like this, but you have to agree that this one is not like any in history. I saw a post on Facebook where a woman is touched that she can finally vote for a woman for president. That’s is so short sighted. I’m fine with a woman for president, but not this one. You should vote for someone that is ready to be a unifier, a protector, a negotiator, a diplomat. Someone that exudes honesty and integrity. Do you see these things in our choices today? I sure don’t, not from any side.
I have no more happiness about our choices for congress or senate races. I saw nothing but negative ads. Ok. a few that weren’t, but pretty much just ads about how bad the other candidate was. How do you process that? Nobody takes the high road anymore and really tells you what they stand for and how they will represent you. I challenge anyone to tell me about any of the candidates and where they really stand on things. It’s certainly not clear to me. I just get to pick from Trade deal Tim Wahlberg and don’t trust your fiscal with Driskel. So we don’t pick the best, we try to pick the least bad, from the president on down. SAD see you at the polls, keep your head up.
I heard this said on the Today Show the other day in regards to the election almost being here, and I think the double meaning was on purpose. It really hit me funny because most people I talk to feel like this. There is no winner here and we’re helpless at this point to do anything about it. I had a discussion this morning about the value of a vote. What do you do if you don’t like either candidate? Do you vote for someone else? or don’t vote? My personal opinion is to vote. Either pick the least offensive candidate or vote for another party, but be counted or prepare to take whatever others choose for you.