Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Vote Blue No Matter Who

8 Apr

People died to get the right to vote

It is your Civic duty to vote

Your vote is your voice

The personal is political

Not voting, is still a vote

If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain

upset Tommy

Bernie supporters on Twitter are already showing selfishness, entitlement, unrealistic expectations, naivete, etc… by saying they are not going to vote at all, or worse–they’re voting for Trump.

If you’re voting for Trump, you were never progressive.  You were never going to vote based on ethics.  It’s gross.

The whole attitude makes me frustrated.  What could be worse than Trump?  He is doing sometimes irreversible damage.  He has to go.  He cannot get another Supreme Court pick–those are life long terms.  The peddling of lies and disinformation has to stop.  His sewing of distrust of science and media are alarming.  He shouldn’t be allowed to undercut our democracy anymore.  He can’t ruin the environment anymore.  LGBT will lose the little progress that has been eked out.  The racism…  Not voting ensures more of this.

And if you don’t like Biden–neither do I.  Honestly, I didn’t want a rich, old, white man to lead the country–the world, because they do not represent my interests.  They don’t understand who I am as a female or what my needs and desires are as an American citizen.  But politics are effed.  I don’t like the system either, but you have to work within that system or nothing at all will ever change.

Voting is an essential right and duty.  Change happens slowly, our government is designed with checks and balances, so that it intentionally moves slowly.  But it’s important that it moves forward, not backward.

I think we can all agree that after Obama was elected there has been a backlash.  The conservatives, the right, the republicans, the rich, the racists are “over-correcting”  those 8 liberal years.  Which I’d argue weren’t liberal enough in many respects and were actually, fairly unproductive (because of blocks in congress) for the most part.

Which is why we have to get the far right out of the White House while there is still something to salvage.  Please, please vote.  Vote the lessor of two evils.  Vote for the cabinet.  Vote so that we don’t lose anymore of our nation’s values.  Whatever you need to tell yourself to justify it.  Just vote.

Biden is better than Trump.  a silver-alert runaway is better than Trump.  A clown is better than Trump.  My cat would be better than Trump.  My cat’s favorite mouse toy would be better than Trump.  Diarrhea is better than Trump.

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Vote Blue No Matter Who.

Discouraged

2 Mar

about politics, America, the state of feminism.

 

I feel like Elizabeth Warren was genuine about wanting to get dark money out of politics.  And I do think she intended to–and tried to run a campaign with just grassroots support.  The fact she had to take PAC money shows just how broken the system is.  If you’re not a billionaire or associated with lobbyists, it just isn’t possible to sustain a run for the highest office.  Caviot:  Unless you are a white, straight man.  Anyone outside of that demographic has to work extra hard to “compensate” for the otherness.  Evidence:  Even in the Democratic side, it was the darker-skinned people that were out first.

I hate that America hasn’t come as far as I had previously thought.  I saw sexism during Hillary’s campaign, and was horrified when people voted for someone who on tape said, “. . .Grab ’em by the pussy” over a female.  Nobody I know would think that kind of talk is appropriate.  Especially of some kind of authority figure.  And definity not appropriate for the most powerful person in the world.  I don’t think anyone would excuse that attitude from someone:  Not my parents, teachers, employers, not religious people, nobody in good conscience could stand behind that statement.  That talk would pretty much get anyone in trouble wherever they said it–yet voters thought that was still better than having a women.  It hurts.  I couldn’t believe it and it made me depressed to find out how much America still hates women.

Obviously he needs to be out of office before we lose our national parks, sacred lands, before animals go extinct, before all LGBT rights are stripped away.  Before our national security is compromised.  Before our elections become rigged and unfair.  Before all big corporations are deregulated.  Before predatory lending and speculative stocks become the norm again.  There is a lot of harm happening.  Some of it can’t be reversed and some will take a long time to correct.

But 2016 and 2020 are not that far apart and nothing fundamental has changed.  We are in a backlash.  America is polarized.  And women are still held to a different, impossible standard.  Warren is smart, well-spoken, she takes action.  Yet, that same ‘ol, ‘she lies’ narrative is starting up.  The media doesn’t cover her.  She has to work extra hard to overcome these obstacles.  More is expected out of her, then she garners less praise then the men when she is able to deliver.  It’s a no-win situation.  And people who refute the double standard are uninformed and blind.  Not all sexism is the grab-ass kind.  It’s insidious, like a rom-com.  It’s ingrained societal attitudes and expectations.  And it can be seen if you know what to look for.

She is a better candidate than:

Pete is only in there because he is white and male, and as long as he acts neutered donors and voters will overlook the gay “handicap.”  Privilege got him as far as he went.

Biden hasn’t really don’t anything.  He hangs on the coattails of Obama.  But he’s dropped out of 3 or 4 presidential bids.  He touches women too much.  When he led the trial between Anita Hill and Clarance Thomas, Biden allowed egregiously sexist questions to go unchallenged, and didn’t really believe what Hill was saying.

2 Direct Quotes of questions allowed to be asked to Hill:

  1.  Sen. Howell Heflin (R-Alabama): Now, in trying to determine whether you are telling falsehoods or not, I have got to determine what your motivation might be. Are you a scorned woman?
    Hill: No.
  2. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania): “You testified this morning that the most embarrassing question involved — this is not too bad — women’s large breasts. That is a word we use all the time. That was the most embarrassing aspect of what Judge Thomas had said to you.”

Aside from that horrible record for women, Biden is also known to team up with openly segregationist senators (race problems).  And he helped dirty money skirt regulations as an elected official of Deleware )ethics/money problems).  Problematic.

Bernie.  Seems all bluster and talk to me.  What has he actually done?  What is his platform OTHER than free healthcare for all?  And we know America has a hatred for communism, do we think middle-of-the-road voters will put their ballot in for a self-proclaimed socialist?

 

It’s obvious to me the Elizabeth Warren is the most capable of the candidates.  That she doesn’t have this horrible past or secrets.  That she’s experienced, but not in bed with dirty politics.  But I have this bad feeling that America just hates women to much to vote for her.  And I think that sucks.