Before you start reading, if you’re a fan of Donald Trump, don’t go any further. I really, really don’t wish to offend anyone.
Alright everyone. This hellish election is almost over. Considering how nauseating the last several months have been, I was feeling fairly comfortable with the way things were looking until a week and a half ago when the FBI took the unprecedented step of deciding that they wanted to live in “Trumpland”–Rudy Giuliani’s words not mine–and get involved in the election process and tilt things toward Trump.
So the last several days I’ve been doing a lot of this:
My poor, poor husband. He REALLY can’t wait until this is over!
Look, I realize that the majority of us have either already taken advantage of early voting, or firmly have fixed in their minds who they want to see as their next president. So, this plea is for any undecideds or people planning to just not vote, especially if you live in a battleground state. While Hillary may come with some baggage, she’s also done quite a bit of good in her life, especially in regards to children, families, education, and women’s rights. Do you really want to see a man who has done absolutely nothing except make money for himself at the expense of others, become President? Trump is not only bigoted against just about everyone except for other elderly white men who were never POWs, but he has seriously dangerous ideas concerning the economy, our schools, women’s rights, climate change, immigration, the military, terrorism, and the way we interact with our international allies. For all the talk about Clinton’s supposed issues with telling the truth, Trump is a proven pathogical liar, but for some reason has pretty much gotten a pass on this. For those who look with distaste on the idea of Bill Clinton being in the White House again, albeit not as President, think on this: Donald Trump with the numerous and credible sexual accusations against him will be even worse. I know so many of us are fed up with the corruption in Washington, but for God’s sake, Trump will just feed into the quagmire. This is a man whose economic policies are so dangerous that 370 of our nation’s top economists have written and signed a letter asking the American people not to vote for him. This is a man who has more respect for the leaders of North Korea and Russia then he does our own. This is a man who just got the endorsement of the Ku Klux Clan’s official newspaper. Was anyone surprised at that? This is a man who has had the absolute temerity to come out and say that he knows more than our military in spite of the fact that he never served. This is the man who has pledged to sign the anti-LGBTQ First Amendment Defense Act. If you haven’t heard of this it will basically legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination among businesses, employers, landlords, and even healthcare providers as long as they claim they’re being motivated by their religious beliefs. This is a man who will do his best to make sure Roe v Wade is overturned and Planned Parenthood is defunded, sending women’s rights and control over their own bodies back decades. This is a man who boasts of building a wall and banning people as well as deporting ones who are already here, based solely on their religion and nationality. This is a man whose cries of a “rigged election” and encouragement to his followers to “Stop the Steal” has resulted in lawsuits in multiple states to prevent voter intimidation. Just yesterday a judge in Ohio actually served the Trump campaign with a restraining order to protect people trying to vote. Donald Trump is not an anti-establishment knight-in-shining armor who is here to rescue us. He is a narcissistic and power hungry man-child who if elected, will have the capability to destroy this country and take the rest of the world with it. I know many will disagree with me but we’ve seen this before with Hitler. I realize that sounds overly dramatic, but I firmly believe it. Just as I firmly believe that we as a nation are better than this.
So, on November 8th, I implore you, VOTE! In an election like this, every vote matters. YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Save our country and show the rest of the world that we refuse to support a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, Islamaphobic, narcissistic egomaniac who basically got into this race because President Obama hurt his feelings two years ago. And if, God help us, Trump gets in, you may not hear from me for a few days because I’ll be busy doing this:
And mostly this: