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!