HOW IS THIS YOUR GUY?
We all have political issues that we care about and place our vote in such a way as to support our issues. But when it came down to it, HOW THE HELL WAS THIS YOUR GUY?
I’ve often fantasized about an America where the two political parties both put up the best of the best and we all have to really think hard about our choice. Because that would really be good for the country. As we all know, that didn’t happen and never will. Neither candidate this time around was perfect. But when it came down to that choice in the booth, HOW THE HELL WAS HE YOUR GUY?
I remember talking with moderate (obviously white) Republicans early on and they were disgusted by him. They said they either wouldn’t vote or they would vote for HRC. So I said to myself, “Self- it’s going to be fine. These good people get it. He will never win.” But you know what? My red county that always votes around 70% Republican — they voted 69.3% for him. Hmm.
Republicans, that’s about as sad as sad can be. I believe you that you didn’t like him but you voted for him because you wanted a piece of the Trump pie. If he won, you were betting that you would get your piece. In spite of all of the horrible things he did and said, in spite of the horrific person he is, you voted for him.
So how’s that pie tasting right now? Delicious? Bittersweet? Giving you the runs yet? Most likely a flavor combo of Borscht and vodka. I don’t know because for the most part, you’re not talking to me about it. Most of you are awfully quiet on social media. I do wonder what you all say to one another to rally yourselves. A Republican, non-voting relative did send me a conservative defense of DT and it was heartbreakingly ignorant. It more or less said “fear not, conservatives — we should get what we want out of him even though he’s an asshat.” So do you just not care about other people who aren’t white Christians? Aren’t you worried that he might not give a shit about you, either? Given his cabinet appointees, most of them aren’t concerned with the little guy. But I guess Fox News is telling you differently, and for that, I truly am sad for you when he screws you, too.
But I also blame you. For aligning yourselves with this National Joke to get what you want. He’s your guy now and you’re responsible for him. Period. We all hold you responsible. How must that feel? It gives me the creeps and makes me want a shower to even imagine it.
I’m giving a great deal of my time right now to fight you and your guy. Time I would rather use for many other things, but I must give up to do what’s right. I’m a white, Christian Democrat. I might be the only white, Christian Democrat you know but trust me, there are many of us. And we are pissed and we will fight because we care about rights for all and that’s what we were taught to do as kids in Sunday School. Were you there? Where the hell did you go to Sunday School that HE IS YOUR GUY?
You’ve also made it super hard now for us white people who actually like black people. We had made some progress but things had heated up recently with the police shootings and the Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter debacle. (BTW they just wanted you to say, “yes, we hear you, of course, yes, black lives do matter.” That’s all. They just wanted you to acknowledge that their children’s lives matter. And you chose not to.) And now YOUR GUY has the support of the KKK and white supremacist groups and even has one in the White House. So, yeah, now it makes it even shittier to be a white person who likes black people because they aren’t going to trust any of us and frankly, I don’t blame them.
What the actual hell, White People? What the hell have you done to all of us? #Resist
January 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm
Well, Katie, that’s how I felt in 1973, just before Nixon’s 2nd inauguration. Investigative journalism, public outrage (resistance, you would say), Congressional investigations forced by pressure from constituents, and a healthy dose of satire and ridicule was the way to force a psychologically unfit election winner out before. It could work again. Takes a couple years of constant effort though.
January 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Well, thanks for your info and for the support. We must stay focused for as long as it takes. There’s too much at stake. Thanks for reading! 🙂
January 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm
I really enjoyed your cooking blog and your creative family stories but have now unsubscribed. Marion
January 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm
I really enjoyed writing my cooking blog and creative family stories but have now decided to Go High and use my voice for more important issues. I wish you would keep reading so you could hear the other side.
January 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm
I’m more moderate than you are but I value your passion, honesty & courage. You speak for a lot of people. We all need to be heard. This election was a national nightmare. While I was not a passionate Clinton supporter I wish I had done more to prevent trumps victory. Voter registration, transportation for get out the vote, etc. ? That’s why I’m going to D.C. on Saturday. I want to add my voice (better late than never?)