Posts Tagged ‘voting’

Trump the Savior? – Mis-directions, Continued

June 30, 2018

Since the election I am sure all of us have noted the uproar on the streets, in the press, and most assuredly on social media about the end of /or/ the saving of the world.

Neither is really anywhere close to the truth… not even close to being almost ballpark.

Trump is said to be draining the swamp but it appears he is building another very similar swamp in its place. Gee, how “earth-shattering”, huh?

The problem – as always – is that people take sides. Yes, here in America where the history is quite clear on this… “united we stand, divided we fall”… which they do not seem to stress much anymore (wonder why?)… we are all divided AF over… you guessed it: everything!

We have always had sore losers. Those people that do not get their way – third grade playgrounds rules apply – whine and complain about their misfortunes.

And the loudest whiners appear to be those who voted for the losing candidate.

I understand what it’s like backing the losing horse. In every election since I was old enough to know what was going on (1960), I have picked the loser. Without fail, the candidate of my choice has lost the election or, as sometimes happens, never makes it to November. Only once that happened due to assassination of the candidate but it usually happens due to the primaries. And when my candidate loses in the primaries, the one I pick in the general election seems to lose as well. And it is not because I always choose third and fourth party candidates.

The elections may not be hacked by the Russians but they don’t really need to be hacked at all because the system is broken and no matter which candidate gets elected, the middle class is going to suffer.

Bush started the wars in the Middle East and Obama promised to end them… eight years later we are fighting in MORE places than when he started. Trump said he would stop the war as well but after two years has still done nothing in that direction.

Since Reagan was President, the percentage of wealth held by the 1% in this country has grown at alarming rates that have been undeterred regardless of the party of the President in office or the party that controlled Congress. The entire facade is nothing more than a sham.

And yet there are so many people in America decrying the death of everything because of Trump while others are screaming that he has somehow saved us all.

It really is quite humorous.

When family, friends, or neighbors attempt to engage me about such matters (left or right, green or blue or black, space force or NorK or MidEast or war machine or oil or “Global Warming” or save the freakin’ whales or whatever) I tell them to come back when they’ve actually got something to say.

Taking one side of any issue that includes – at least in their minds – only one opposing side is a lose-lose proposition.

People really need to get a tad outside the damned box a little more often, don’t you think?


The National Selection is Upon Us

November 1, 2012

Less than a week to go before the big day and many of my friends are getting rowdy already!

There are those who are adamant about Romney and those equally adamant about Obama. And then there are a few who plan to write-in the name of one who is, admittedly, the best choice: Ron Paul.

A lot of people will snicker at that, I know, and say “isn’t that like throwing away your vote?”

Yeah, like when’s the last time a write-in candidate won anything? Assuredly it has happened… on smaller scales, smaller local elections, but never on this national stage. So, maybe it is like throwing away your vote.

But the same could be said for the other two.

Years ago, before I even got old enough to vote at twenty-one (yes, they lowered the age since then, I know) I took the time to study the candidates and the parties and the issues. Those things that most people do not do in these days of the “sound byte” when too much information can only muddle one’s thinking on the matter.

What I found showed me the fallacy of our much-touted “system”. Oh, we know that the candidate has to give “pay-back” for those who supported him in a big way but what I found was that the major contributors donated equally (or proportionally so) for BOTH candidates.

So rather than having one candidate who was sleeping with Big Pharma while the other was in the pocket of Big Oil, they were both on the same team, bought and sold like any other media mouthpiece.

And so it really does not matter what they say they will do, it only matters what they actually do… and I am not talking about what they will do for me and you, of course, but what they will do for their backers.

And they both have the same backers.

Four years ago, Obama gave a strong voice against GMO foods and said he would make sure they passed a law to ensure the stuff was labeled GMO.

But I guess that fell aside as quickly as his promise to get us out of the Mid-East conflicts, which still has not happened. Though – after four years in office – he is finally making some inroads in that area.

And the GMO labeling law? How difficult would it have been to get that little thing passed? Not very hard at all…

Except that Monsanto was a major contributor to his ccampaign (as well as John McCain’s) and he could talk all he wanted to about how bad Monsanto’s product was for all of us… as long as he did nothing about any legislation.

So, he has done an exceptional job as President. As good, I am certain as Mitt Romney could do if he is selected.

People say Romney is going to make the rich, richer!!

Forgive my yawn, but if anyone happened to notice, the very rich got even richer under Obama than they had been before. In fact, the gap between the very rich and the middle class continues to widen even under the Kenyan’s reign in office.

If you get past the sound bytes and the media hype, you’ll see the National Selection process is a complete sham.

So, who’s actually wasting their vote?