living in a bubble
My best friend text me last night and ask me why white people voted for people who support policies that are not in their best interests. We have discussed this topic many times over glasses of Absolute. In this particular instance, the discussion dealt with the Oklahoma Attorney General who was selected by Trump to continue the destruction of the EPA. The AG is a total oil industry troll who denies climate change and everything associated with it. If he were falling from a building, he would question gravity while plunging to his death. But he is not the focus of my comments today.
If you happened to read Raw Story.com (Dec 6) during the past two days you may have come across this article: "Washington woman explains election choice: ‘I gave up on hope and voted for Trump’". The article states that a white woman voted for Trump because President Obama did not end racism and poverty! She went on to explain:
“Obama was elected on a platform of hope, hope to end racism, hope to end poverty, hope to help the declining middle class, hope to lower health-care costs, hope to end partisanship,” Fraley wrote. “After eight years, I gave up on hope and voted for Trump.”
I paused to allow you to take a breath, regain your balance, or pour yourself a stiff drink. Such a display of stupidity inherent in that woman's statement is mindboggling. It brings to mind several questions. First, did she think Obama is/was a king or god? Second, does she have even a high schooler's understand of our dysfunctional political system or America's disgusting history? Third, has she ever heard of Obamacare? How about GOP obstruction? And finally, what planet does this idiot come from?
Oh just as an aside, her husband is a disabled veteran so I guess she was not concerned about GOP efforts to privatize the Veterans Administration or the cost of drugs when she pulled the lever for Trump.
There are a lot of stupid people in the United States of America. The general concensus is that 70% are educated at the high school level or below; she sounds like a solid member of the 70%. I wonder how many children she has brought into the world to continue her legacy of stupidity. With fools like this voting no wonder America is a failed country.
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