in 2016. For multiple reasons actually.
I saw the anger Obama elicited from racists in this country and I thought a woman would do the same thing for misogynists. And I didn’t want the country to be more divided.🙄🙄🙄
I also wasn’t super impressed with her husband’s tenure and she seemed very embedded with corporations.
Trump came in with some big talk and I liked some of his points: draining the swamp and anti-vaccine mostly. And I believed that not being a professional politician would be beneficial.
But we’ve had 4 years of his shinanigans. 4 long years. And while a lot of good has come from it: people are more involved in politics and protesting, more minorities and women are getting political positions, more people are voting.
But he also has turned out to be quite the spectacle. I’m embarrassed to have him as the president. He is a selfish, bully that says horrible things about anyone that crosses him. He has no decorum. He has no substance. Everything is about show to him. Which maybe with his TV background we all should have guessed at.
And while part of me is interested to see just how bad things can get, how much worse he can take it, I don’t think he is stable enough to have military/nuclear power accessible so easily to him.
But last night I was talking to a friend who lives in California and I think she may be the last undecided voter in this country. So while I told her I didn’t personally care who wins, that I was not going to vote for Trump again.
But I can see why she is divided.
Background: she is a middle aged, white, single mom. She works for a very large global corporation and has a very secure job. They have treated her very well there. She has a mixed black child. She lives in a heavily white and republican beach town where most homeowners make in the mid 6 figures. So all she hears is how great Trump is.
So I sent her this unbiased article that clearly shows he simply kept the upswing Obama started. While he has come through on some campaign promises, he has not come through on repealing Obamacare or building the wall. Which I’m fine with honestly but I find comical, since he was so passionate about those.
Do I like Biden? Not as a person necessarily, but as a politician, yes, I like him better.
Do I really care? No, not really.
I am sick of the racial and political divide though. I’m sick of there not being any substantial talk about cleaning up the police forces and judicial and other inequalities. I’m sick of Trump’s constant lies and pointing fingers.
I feel less safe in the world in my skin, as a minority now. But I think that seems the point. Make everyone scared. Make everyone hate each other. Divide and distract: these tactics have been used for millennia against populations. They are acts of war.
And I’m tired of feeling at war with the citizens of my own country. I really am.
So no. I will not be voting for Trump. And if that means that the possibility occurs that if something happens to Biden, Kamala takes office so be it. She couldn’t possibly make things worse. The people of this country could, but she herself doubtful.
But the morbid little girl in me wants to see just how far this country can be torn apart willingly. Very willingly it seems. I do wonder that. I really do.