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Thoughts on Trump

4 years ago, I woke up at 6am and navigated to Google. Seeing the words "Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States" made my heart jump and sent me into a stupor.

America had just repudiated me and others like me. America said that they believed lies and fear mongering over facts. That day, America became just a country; it was no longer the shining beacon that immigrants strive to go to.

Over the last 4 years, I have seen things I never thought would happen:

  • A "friend" shouted "Build the Wall" at the end of the national anthem at a Royals game while sitting next to me.
  • I grew to distrust everyone around me. What if they're part of the Trump brigade that would rather that I not be in this country anymore? I found myself wondering "Is he/she a Trump voter?"
  • This country had a leader who didn't care about the people, even during the worst pandemic in 100 years.

It'll take a while for my faith in this country to be restored. But, a shred of it is still there. I want to see us move forward from this, the most shameful period of our modern history. I want people to get along and not be divided by fear and racism.

America is bruised and bloody from the last 4 years. We had a group of people in power who did their best to destroy the country. Now it's time to help America heal.

Differences

If Ronald Reagan was Mario, Trump is Wario.

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A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue

A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue

Some Americans would feel less polarized and alienated from their fellow citizens if they recognized that some of the people fighting on “the other side” of a polarizing issue actually hold values and beliefs that are strikingly similar to their own.
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Kobach loses

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Time to give it up

I'm going to stop voting when I'm 65. The roommate who's moving out shouldn't have a say in choosing the living room furniture.

Base level of competence

My wife got $112 from the FTC from the NetSpend settlement.

She has never had any involvement with NetSpend or its products.

How can we expect #Trump to reunify kids with their families abroad when they can't even track who to send money to domestically?

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Values Voters

The fact that so many people are voting for a known child predator shows that "values voters" don't have any real values besides keeping "others" down. When you're mourning the election loss of a child predator, it's safe to say you're doing religion wrong.

Election Day 2016

All of the personal stuff about the candidates is being used to distract people from the issues.

In the past few elections, I've heard that people want a candidate who they can "have a beer with." I want a candidate who is so competent and above my level that being in their presence would be intimidating. That's how I feel about Obama. He's been one of the more effective presidents we've had, given the GOP's extreme non-cooperation.

The main thing I hear from people supporting Trump is that "he'll shake things up" and "he's not a career politician." Being President is too important a job to give to an unqualified person. From an objective standpoint, no one can argue that Hillary has more experience in the job of governing than Trump. "Shaking things up" is what you do when you get a haircut or go out to dinner. Not when you are choose the new leader of the free world.

Finally, it makes no difference if you don't vote. Get out there by Tuesday. Make your voice heard.

Understand but don't excuse

Understanding their issues doesn't mean we have to treat Trump supporters' ideas as legitimate. We have a duty to debunk crackpots' logic.

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The Tea Party Gets Its Just Desserts

At my old job, I’d talk to Tea Party idiots all the time. Since we had to take calls from people if they followed up on stuff, I was able to see the deterioration of their lives in a very concrete way.

Call 1: Obama is the worst and everyone besides me is leeching off the system! Why do I have to pay so much in taxes! Call 2: I just lost my job. Does my employer have to keep giving me health insurance? Call 3: I’m about to lose my house. Aren’t there any government programs that can help me?

Few things brought me more joy than seeing these people stuck in a world where their situation was at direct odds with their Tea Party views.

Poverty solution

On the Daily Show, Fox Business commentator Todd Wilemon's brilliant solution to affordable healthcare: People need to stop being poor.

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Thoughts on Romney

Anyone who is moronic enough to vote for Romney is not going to be swayed by logic or reason. With the Confederate Party's (GOP's) voter suppression efforts, low turnout among the young and educated, and churches that tell their congregations who to vote for, it is very possible that Romney will win this election. If he doesn't, then another 4 years of race baiting and anti-intellectualism will skid the way for the USA to become what the Confederate Party wants it to become: Iran.

So, we have 4 years to fight back against the lunacy or scout out another country to move to. Because if things keep going this way, we will soon be praying to Ayatollah James Dobson and this nation will be the Puritan dreamworld the Confederates envision in the wettest of their dreams.

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