Schmuck of the Week

On this day last year, I watched in horror as Trump’s supporters stormed this nation’s Capitol Building. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I never thought I’d ever see such a thing. How could something like that even happen in the United States? I’ll tell you how. 

When a complete imbecile is elected President and that person is more concerned with power than with protecting everything this country stands for, you get an attempt to overturn the people’s vote. You get complete and utter chaos. 

It was not just a riot, and it sure as hell wasn’t a “normal tourist visit.” 5 people lost their lives, either that day or in the following days, due to violence that erupted that day. It was at Trump’s suggestion that his followers go to the Capitol. He urged them to “stop the steal” and his followers did what he asked. They threatened the lives of our nation’s leaders. They chanted, “hang Mike Pence.” Since today is the 1st anniversary of the attack on our Democracy, Trump gets the title “Schmuck of the Week,” the first installation of a weekly post on my blog!

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

45 Reasons…

In March of this year, I began writing an extensive post titled, “45 Reasons NOT To Reelect Trump.” After hour upon hour of research and fact-checking, I realized that I had 75 reasons and FACTS, which greatly surpassed the 45 intended, so I stopped. Since then, that list of reasons has surely doubled, if not tripled. I just don’t have the energy to keep up. 

12 days from now we go to the polls, and many have already voted via early voting or mail-in ballots. I pray that Joe Biden can pull this off because, in my opinion, we are worse off now than we have been in decades and Trump has had a huge hand in that. He has brought out the worst in us. He has lied to the American people time and time again. He downplayed a virus that has killed over 200,000 Americans and we are nowhere close to seeing an end. We are lacking competent leadership and while some may be asking if Joe Biden is up to the task, I think he is. I know he would do a better job than Trump. In fact, my 12 year old grandson would do a better job than Donald J. Trump.

I’m just tired of listening to a whiny-ass, adolescent, bully of a man pretending to be President of this great country. When things don’t go his way, he attacks people. When someone disagrees with him, he fires them. Instead of answering the tough questions, he has a tantrum and walks away. We need a President who answers the tough questions because that’s his job! During this pandemic, he left decisions to individual states’ governors. We need a President who LEADS, not one who passes the buck. We don’t need one who resorts to name-calling and attacks on his opponent’s family members. We need a strong, yet kind LEADER, not one who is constantly playing the blame-game.

I could go on and on but I don’t have the energy. 2020 has drained me. I have lost faith in people that I thought I knew. And it goes way beyond a difference of opinion. When someone you adore makes racist remarks or says something without empathy or compassion, it rips my heart apart. I have to remove myself from their orbit. That’s all there is to it. I have to save my own sanity.

You may think, “Damn Liberal,” “Libtard,” or whatever, which makes you just as childish as Trump. This is not a ‘party’ issue. I am a Democrat BUT I have voted Republican. I vote based on FACTS and RECORDS. I vote based on who I think would do a better job. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 and I won’t vote for him in November. 

I look forward to the day of strong leadership, complete sentences, more working than tweeting, and more empathy and compassion. I look forward to NO MORE Trump TV, and a POTUS who knows his facts, supports science, doesn’t mock a soul. I look forward to a President who respects others, regardless of their skin color, religion, status, or job. 

Honestly, I don’t think this country can take 4 more years of Donald Trump. Off to watch the debate. Last time, 5 minutes was all I could handle.