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Houston, We Have A Problem

February 28, 2016

I don’t know why I gave this post that title. I really don’t have a problem. It just sounded good. Haha!

WARNING: Political rant ahead. Read at your own risk.

Actually, I’m a wee bit hypomanic. It’s been coming on for a couple of weeks and I have enough insight to know the signs. I’ve been arguing politics on Facebook, although I haven’t really antagonized anybody (yet) and am doing my best not to piss the;m off. It’s just that I can’t find any redeeming social qualities in the frontrunners and I may have to sit out the vote this year, which distresses me to no end because I take pride in my voting record over the past 39 years. It’s my little way of protesting the utter lack of good candidates…I mean, who knew that this is the best we can do out of a country of 300+ million citizens? It boggles the mind.

For the record, I’m a registered Republican who votes for the person, not the party, although I stick mainly to politicians who have the same values as I and most Democrats don’t. But I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump if my life depended on it. He is a gold-plated douchebag who plays to the lowest common denominator and I despise him. He is a narcissist of the worst order, a profiteer, and a bully to boot. In fact, I can’t think of a word that best describes the son-of-a-bitch, so those will have to do. I can’t believe the voters would actually fall for him with his misogynistic and xenophobic attitudes (yeah, I know some big words)…why, he would set women and foreigners back fifty years if he were to be elected.

Of course, the media aren’t helping much. Trump only seems invincible because the media make him out to be. They have been worshipping at his feet all along because he is so outrageous. Shame on them.

(time out—I’ve got four puppies playing within six feet of me. Too cute!)

OK, so on the Dems’ side there’s Bernie Sanders, who I don’t think even belongs on the ballot. He’s a socialist (‘scuse me, a democratic socialist) and if he were to win he’d raise taxes when he runs out of other peoples’ money. No way, nohow.

Then we have Hillary Clinton, who in my opinion has the ethics of an alley cat. Some say she gets disrepscted because she’s a woman. I say she gets disrespected because she’s callous about Benghazi and appears cold-hearted. to say nothing of shady regarding her questionable financial dealings. She’s also pro-abortion and pro-gun control, which damn her forever in my eyes.

So how the f@@k am I supposed to vote for any of these people? The Republicans have nothing to offer but Trump and a weak and desperate group of also-rans who will be out of the race long before my state ever holds its primary (I think it’s in May). I’ve seen some pretty bad races in my life, but this is by far the worst.

Anyway, this post wasn’t really supposed to be about politics, but since I’ve written so much already I’ll just leav e it as it is. I went back and posted a warning notice after I re-read it so if you’ve made it this far, it’s on you if you don’t like it. While I hope I haven’t offended anyone, these ARE my honest opinions and this IS my blog, so I’m throwing it out there for discussion and analysis. And it’s OK if you disagree with me, just don’t tell me I’m a stupid/ill-informed/prejudced/right-wing nut job/knuckle-dragging trogolodyte. Them’s fightin’ words! Unfortuantely, they are often aimed at conservatives like me…but I suppose liberals catch crap too. And unlike a certain candidate, I refuse to engage in name-calling.

Peace out…

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2016 12:12 am

    I think it’s healthy that we all have our differing opinions on the political scale. What I hate, as I’m sure you do as well, is how do many say “I’m right and you’re wrong because you don’t believe in X Y and Z.
    Im still not sure about gun control because I think that no matter what, they will always end up in the wrong hands no matter how many laws and regulations are passed. I’m pro-choice because I had to make that very hard decision once in my life. It was either that, or possibly die and leave at least one child without anyone to care for him. I’m not saying is the only way, don’t get me wrong. I’m saying we are all entitled to our personal ideals and opinions.
    As for this election year, if Trump gets elected, I think we as a nation are in for a REALLY bad term that may lead to LOTS of not good things. I’m out on Clinton and Sanders. Personally, I’d like to see Rubio come out ahead because I just feel like he’s got something there. Just me 😊

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  2. February 29, 2016 12:32 am

    I think that it’s better to vote then not, even if you vote for someone who doesn’t have a chance (like an 3rd party candidate) or write in someone. If we don’t vote, it’s never taken as a protest over bad candidates. It will be written off as laziness. But by putting rogue votes out there, candidates know that we weren’t too lazy to go to the polls. We just hate them.

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    • February 29, 2016 12:38 am

      Good thought. At this point I’d take Charlie Brown over any and all of the major three candidates. Heh, maybe I’ll write my husbands name in! Except he doesn’t want to be president.

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  3. venushalley1984 permalink
    February 29, 2016 7:23 pm

    Hilary might make a bad president, which your country can survive. Putin admirer Trump would thrust the world into WWIII. I see the scenario like this: first they are allies over “common values” (killing Muslims and Ukrainians too maybe, if there is few sparce bombs), demolish the EU. Then they go fight each other over pieces of smoldering ruins of world, because they are both psychos with tiny weeners (just a theory, but given how much Putin needs to prove he is a man by riding half naked on a horse…….).

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    • February 29, 2016 7:32 pm

      I like your description of Putin 🙂
      I agree that Trump will get us into World War III. He has the diplomatic skills of a two-year-old. It’s very scary to think he could be the leader of this country!

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  4. Just Plain Ol' Vic permalink
    February 29, 2016 10:45 pm

    The “village idiot” is getting in a write-in vote from me this year.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. March 1, 2016 6:54 pm

    I NEVER thought I would say this but I might vote for Hillary. This is from a serious Republican who went door to door for McCain. Trump scares me.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 19, 2016 7:08 pm

    Look up Gary Johnson the libertarian candidate former new Mexico governor. He may fit your values.

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