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Some of my random thoughts about the election cycle this year in the U.S. (because it’s just too difficult to put it all into a coherent, paragraph by paragraph, analytical blog post).

  • My only logical explanation for what we are currently witnessing within the mess that is the Republican party is that it has gone completely bat-shit crazy. There are two fascists running amok – Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – with the GOP establishment thinking Ted Cruz is the lesser of two evils. No thanks!
  • Why is John Kaisch still even in this race? His losing streak is worse than the Philly 76ers or LA Lakers (at least this season).
  • Are you still scratching your head over how the GOP got to the point where a maniacal, rich, likely bored, fascist is running for president while a very much hated (by all of Congress, no but seriously they all hate him) Texas senator is attempting to grab the nomination? Go back in political history to Ronald Reagan, the one president the entire Republican party likely masturbates to on a daily basis after saying their fanatical, Christian prayers, hoping God strikes down all minorities, homosexuals, and women who have abortions or take birth control. If you think I’m exaggerating, you are blinder than a bat. Get your head out of your ass and go educate yourself, NOT with Fox news, but with actual books and analytical articles that dig into politics.
  • The other side isn’t any better. There’s a clear divide between centrist/moderate Democrats and progressive liberals. I’ve mentioned here before that I am the latter. Some really want Hillary Clinton to win the nomination – which she likely will – and by “some” I mean the Democratic political establishment, with some of the public’s backing. She is most certainly not my candidate of choice, and I even voted for Bernie Sanders in the Virginia primary elections. Sadly he lost. But that was not a shocker to me because I know the population makeup of Virginia. In fact, keep a close eye on Virginia. It bleeds purple and is a microscopic reflection of the entire United States.
  • I won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton. That is exactly how much I dislike her. And I would never in my life vote for any Republican candidate. Hate me if you must, but voting for her is like signing my name on Lebanon’s death warrant, which means a big chunk of my family – including my parents – who still live there. Too convoluted of an explanation? Likely yes, but there is a lot of politics and history that I don’t even have time to go into here.
  • Am I still going to vote? Yes because there will likely be local candidates up for re-election or election and since they impact my daily life where I live, I think it’s important I go choose the person I want representing me locally. I’ll likely either skip the presidential/vice presidential candidates, but if I can do a write-in I will, and I will be putting Bernie Sanders’ name down.
  • Just because I’m a woman, does not mean I should vote for Hillary Clinton. So don’t give me that spiel. Please. If that were the case then we all should have stood behind Sarah Palin back in 2008 when she ran as VP. (I threw up in my mouth a little writing that.)
  • I am very upset Bernie Sanders has been painted by the mainstream media as the bad choice for Democrats. And please, spare me your “oh but he wouldn’t be able to get anything done” explanation and “that’s why I voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary because she’d have a better chance against the GOP.” I see that as cowardly and weak. I personally don’t want a moderate centrist in the White House. How far did Obama get with a Republican-run Congress the past 6 years in office? Not far. Trying to work with the GOP is like trying to wrestle a bear. You will be clawed and die. (Oh yeah, and remember Obama was chosen over Hillary Clinton in the primaries.)
  • One last thing: God I hope the GOP splinters come November and completely collapses. After all, they are bringing upon themselves their own demise. They have no one else to thank for that (when they blame Obama, it makes my head explode).

I have more. So much more. But enough for now.

 

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Who are you kidding? There are many Democrats that masturbate to the thought of Ronald Reagan. Seriously.

    Bleed purple? I can’t say I’ve ever heard that one before.

    March 23, 2016
    • Marie #

      God I hope that’s not the case!

      I guess that’s mostly a term we use around here because Virginia is so divided between Republicans and Democrats. Most of Northern VA has been voting in a Democratic president and senators in the past couple of years, whereas the rest of it remains very red. Hence blue and red bleed into each other in VA to make purple. It’s quite the mix and you just never know which way it will go, thus it’s very much a swing state.

      March 24, 2016
  2. Oof, this is tough for me. I know you have your reasons to not vote HRC, but if she ends up with the nomination, a vote for a 3rd party / write in (in VA especially!) is effectively a vote for the Repubs, and I just can’t allow myself to contribute to that. Not in this environment, not with Republicans openly calling for militarization of Muslim neighborhoods and actively enacting laws that criminalize LGBT equality bills.

    March 25, 2016
    • Marie #

      I just can’t bring myself to vote for her. Also I can’t recall if in VA they allow us to do a write-in or if we can skip that option all together. I do understand what’s at stake – trust me. But, I just can’t do it.

      March 29, 2016
  3. San #

    Marie. Get out of my head. I think I’ll still vote for HRC if she gets the nomination, but I feel the Bern ALL THE WAY.

    March 30, 2016
    • Marie #

      Ha! I can’t get out of your head! What can I say? Wish this country was more of a socialist democracy. *sigh*

      March 31, 2016

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