Since Mikey thinks I’m doing too much Trump bashing, although I thought I was just sharing news, I can’t help it that the Trump is constantly doing stupid shit. But okay.
Here’s a constructive little something for M.
I finished another column for the Four Corners Free Press that’s considering the GOP Platform. I want to post the entire thing, but will try to refrain till the issue is out. The last paragraphs drift from that to looking forward and this election and why rational people really need get out and vote for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic ticket, even if you need to hold your nose doing it.
Gotta be real, gotta be pragmatic. It’s the only game in town.
... Every couple years we have an election, it’s the only time the average US citizen’s opinion actually matters and it’s amazing how many rational American citizens pass on their privilege and duty. Then they wonder why our government is going the wrong way. Every other election it’s big time, when the Executive Branch of our government is at stake. Our democracy’s survival demands an informed and engaged citizenry. Where are you? This year it matters more than ever. At least to us who believe in rationalism and confronting challenges with learning about and understanding the situation at hand - then working in cooperation with others to deal with it. Senator Sander’s fans would do good to understand that only if Clinton becomes the President will Sanders be able to wield the power of his supporter’s convictions as they give strength to his voice. Remember Mr. Sander’s understands the nut and bolts of government like few others. He has also shown humility and realism, he shunned the pull of demagoguery where others have fallen. He is a man of substance and constructive pragmatism, a man capable of going the long haul. He could be a force to be reckoned with. But only if his supporters now make the effort to vote for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic ticket! I’m not saying Democrats have all the answers they certainly don’t and yes, they are as trapped within the world of super-donors and lobbyists as Republicans are. But, they are the only show in town! What I am saying is that at least Democrats acknowledge the need for fact-based learning and that matters a great deal as the GOP sinks ever deeper into delusion and a worldview that’s profoundly disconnected from our down to Earth realities. I suggest this year’s Presidential election can be boiled down to one simple question: “Do you believe dogmatic faith should trump objective observation, evidence and learning?" You must realize a vote for Mr. Trump, or a no-show, is a vote for facade and threatening hostility laced bluster over thoughtful substance and constructive engagement.