Thursday, October 12, 2017

Brain Spew - Politics

 Some disjointed thoughts on a Thursday morning:

Let me preface these thoughts with this: I am registered as no affiliation. Doing so makes my life slightly more complicated when it comes to voting. Maryland is a closed primary state so I have to decide who I'm supporting and then register to that party prior to primaries. After primaries I change my affiliation back to no affiliation. I do this because I do not limit my voting choices to the words Democrat or Republican. I support the person who seems to have the best interests of the country AS A WHOLE at heart. I say this because it seems the immediate response to someone being critical of Trump is to blame them for being a snowflake Democrat or to call them a Hillary or Obama supporter so here's the deal - I didn't vote for Obama OR Hillary.

As an aside, MD really needs to get their shit together and make our primary elections open instead of closed.

What a sad state this country is in right now. Americans are getting to see just how dysfunctional our government is. We all knew it was broken but now it's so apparent that to deny it is insane. If, as an American, you are not deeply troubled by where we're heading then you are not paying attention.

We have a president who is entirely unfit in every way. His lack of focus on the important things like: climate change, wildfires, mass shootings, hurricanes, disaster areas, and the basic necessities of human life is appalling. He'd rather spend his time on Twitter arguing with NFL players, media outlets and other celebrities who offer criticism.

In all of this he continues to ignore the American people. Those of us whose interests he's supposed to have at heart. The majority of this country does not support Trump. Over 11 million voters voted for anyone but Trump.

What does Trump stand for? I can't even tell. Aside from money and undoing anything with Obama's name on it, what is important to him?

While I'm at it, let's talk about congress. Another body not listening to the American people. Another body only looking out for their own interests. They are not willing to set aside party to consider that if they do not take action Trump will absolutely be the cause of something horrific happening. In fact, he really seems to want a war. This goes beyond midterm elections. beyond party, even beyond country. This world does not need another war.

At what point will Republicans say they've had enough? At what point will they realize that their agenda is pretty much dead in the water because Trump causes so much outside controversy that no one can focus on work? He is a distraction and if he were doing this at any other job in the world (aside from a reality show) he would have been fired. His lack of productivity would have gotten him fired. His incessant tweeting would have gotten him fired. His many, many golf outings would have gotten him fired. His attacking of other senior staff would have gotten him fired. Being under federal investigation would have gotten him fired!

So what's the deal, Congress? Why are you not taking action to return our government to some semblance of functionality?