My Thoughts on the Election

It’s been a long time since I posted something and that was mostly because I have been busy  but also because I haven’t had much I felt too passionate about spending the time to write. Well I guess I finally came across something that has gotten me a bit fired up and wanted to vent.

We are now less than 1 week out from the 2016 Presidential Election and if you are like me you can’t wait for it to be over with. (Disclaimer: This is not going to be a political post that comes out in support of either candidate but rather one that laughs at the absurdity of both). Is this really the best that we can do? Where did we find these people? I cannot turn on the TV without some breaking scandal or leaked email or video.  I am amazed how far this country has fallen in the last few years. We are not respected overseas anymore and we are being laughed at by those overseas at how ridiculous we must look that we cant even have a “normal” election with 2 “normal” candidates. Republicans, if you get angry that I don’t vote for Trump, don’t get mad at me, get mad at yourselves for putting this guy on the ballot. You decided to put the one guy on the ballot that could give Hillary Clinton a run for her money as the most hated politician on earth. Democrats, if you are upset that this has become a close race and how on earth could we be this close to putting “that ass” in the White House, ask yourselves how you chose your candidate as well.

One candidate is currently under not one but 2 FBI investigations. She has a history of lies and deceit and shouldn’t even be able to hold a government clearance let alone be trusted with the national security of this country. The other is for lack of a better term, an ass.  He has absolutely no political experience and to put it kindly a checkered business past. We still aren’t sure if he paid taxes in the last decade and he has less restraint than a 5 yr old when you take their toy away from them. How about a third party candidate you say? Super, let me run in and vote for the guy that can’t point to Syria on a map.

The thing about this election that has gotten me most depressed isn’t even the fact that these are our choices. It’s the fact that all across social media one side feels the need to call anyone supporting someone on the other side stupid or dumb or an idiot. This is what our national discourse has turned into. I think that if you are one of those that feels it is your national duty and responsibility to vote then you should 100% exercise your right to vote and do your civic duty. I just do not understand how you do not do so this year without holding your nose when you pull the lever. I certainly do not understand how you can be out there campaigning as if the candidate you are backing is not extremely flawed.

When it’s all over, I sure do wish we could start to put the pieces back together and make this place somewhere where we can agree to disagree at times but also compromise for common sense improvements. For Democrats, there are ways to cut taxes and the size of the government without just making the rich richer. For Republicans, it’s 2016 and it’s OK to evolve your social stances and if you elect a Democrat it does not mean they will start confiscating guns tomorrow. If I am a betting man however, after this election we will have a lot of pissed off people because their candidate lost and now “we are doomed”. I think that’s what has me the most depressed as we approach Election Day this year. I dread what we are in for over the next four years….no matter who wins.


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