Monday, November 7, 2016

DON'T VOTE! You'll just encourage the bastards *

Boy did they blow it.  The Democrats, I mean.  They could have chosen any number of big names from their party who could have easily defeated Donald Trump, but instead they gave us Hillary Clinton, a woman reviled and distrusted by millions.

Boy did they blow it.  The Republicans, I mean.  They could have chosen any number of big names from their party who could have easily defeated Hillary Clinton, but instead they gave us Donald Trump, a man reviled and distrusted by millions.

Will this be our new normal, or as an alternative, might we take a closer look at Independent Bernie Sanders playbook?  Without passing judgement on his political agenda, just look at how he seemed to stay above the name calling and kept on message.  And he didn't have to sell his soul to special interests to do it.  Instead he raised his funds from the people, a few bucks at a time.  He was sincere, and his followers were, and still are, passionate.

Hopefully the Democrats will pass his torch on to someone similar in 2020, and the Republicans will find their version of a conservative, sincere, incorruptible Bernie, too.  Imagine a campaign where candidates can argue their positions forcefully, but without all the shrill yelling.  A campaign where both can tell the special interests and Super Pacs to F__K OFF!

I think it's possible.  I think the American people have been seriously traumatized by this Election 2016, and will go to great lengths to see that it doesn't happen again.  Until then, IMO we're stuck with our current virtual (?) civil war, and four lost years of two-party stalemate.

I've had enough of this crap!  Are you with me?


* Of course, DO vote, but never forget!


  1. I fear our political gridlock will continue for at least four more years.

  2. I agree. I believe that a bland empty suit could have beaten either one of these nominees.

    Kerry could have easily beaten Trump. Romney could have easily beaten Clinton.

    And yet here we are.

  3. Republicans had a dozen candidates and overwhelmingly chose Trump. But I agree a straight white Christian male would have locked it up for Dems long ago. Someone like Kaine or Biden.

  4. I don't think you would have liked Bernie's Socialist agenda nor his ability to get anything at all through Congress. Madame President will do better.

    1. You're right, the Republican Congress would have said "Oh, HELL no" as soon as President Bernie said, "So help me God". But I'm not very confident President Hillary will be able to do much better. We'll see. :)

  5. I'm with you, except on the voting part. But maybe by next time I'll have citizenship!