Election 2020: Time for a Reality Check for Team Blue

TokyoSand has some cautionary words for us all. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch! The Convention last week was encouraging, but … it ain’t over yet, folks!


I had a conversation with a friend of mine a few days ago, and honestly, it was quite the reality check.

Prior to the conversation, I had watched all four nights of the Democratic Convention, and it really made me feel good. I enjoyed seeing the incredible coalition of people who are under our umbrella right now, and I saw that a lot of others watching the convention felt like I did. We are all feeling hopeful and uplifted — a very nice contrast to how we’ve been feeling under this administration.

On top of that, the information trickling out about the Republican Convention has been, if you ask me, embarrassing. Fully half of the “key” speakers for the convention have the last name of Trump, according to Fox News. And their party “platform” is a joke. A bunch of bullet points of goals and lies.

So, as I was…

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24 thoughts on “Election 2020: Time for a Reality Check for Team Blue

  1. Hello Jill. On the enthusiasm issue. About three million more people have tuned in to watch the Democratic convention than have the Republican convention. I found the Democratic convention uplifting and looking more at the needs of common people, having empathy. I find the Republican convention wildly fueled by scare tactics to sow panic and fear to drive their voters while not appealing to anyone but their base. The out right gaslighting and lying is stunning. I do agree the the Republicans will try to steal the election and suppress voting as they have been doing for decades, as they are a minority party with few members they have had to do that to stay in power. This election will be found in the poling places, and then the court houses. Lets hope tRump’s stacking the courts with unqualified ideologues doesn’t simply give him the election like the SCOTUS did the Gore / Bush election in 2000. Hugs

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    • You’ve hit the nail spot on the head, Scottie! The DNC was about uniting, about fixing problems, about being better and it had a tone of hope for the future. The RNC is Trump’s usual tactic that worked so well in 2016 — fear-mongering, pushing a fear of ‘other’. In 2016, ‘other’ was immigrants, and in 2020, ‘other’ is democrats. Damn shame this nation is so divided that people have come to hate others over political leanings. I still have hope that there are more people who understand the facts, the truth, and who think for themselves rather than believe a “man” who wouldn’t know the truth if it hit him in the arse. Hugs

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    • I actually am … maybe even a bit more so. But, far too much depends on those who have forgotten how to think, have forgotten the past, the lessons of history, have forgotten that their own self-interest is not … NOT … the most important thing in the world. Sigh. More than once a day, I utter, “Shoot me now … please!” and mean it. Sigh.

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            • You cannot know how much that means to me! I hope I will be welcoming everyone with champagne. I still remember the night of November 8th, 2016, when around 3:00 a.m. I lost my last shred of hope and went to the fridge for a beer … the last one, as it happened. And then I cried myself to sleep around sunup. Let us hope for a happier ending this time ’round.

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              • I think Nov. 8, 2016 was the closest I ever came to being in shock. I hope it does not repeat itself. But I know I can count on you to put into words what I will be feeling the day after this year’s election. I may have to get some champagne if it’s looking promising a day or two before hand…

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                • I may be rendered speechless, but I’ll give it my best shot. I’ve already started on one option for my November 4th a.m. post.

                  Remember, be careful about trusting it “looking promising”, for Hillary was certain to win in 2016, too. And, in fact, she did win the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes, but … gerrymandering and the electoral college overrode our voices. Sigh. This is one of my many fears for this year.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!… as I said in the past and I say it again, we need to work on the “foundation” not the top.. 🙂

    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

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  3. Thanks for sharing TokyoSand’s post. I am repeating my comment here as a plea to people who are not enamored with Joe and Kamala.

    I don’t want people protesting after the vote and not voting. The most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime, including Richard Nixon, was elected in 2016 by about 100,000 votes combined in PA, MI and WI.

    If people care about fighting climate change, protecting access to healthcare, restoring our global reputation, addressing civil rights, and protecting our democracy, we must vote this corrupt incumbent out. Plus, there will likely be one or two SCOTUS openings, so if we want to avoid another Kavanaugh, we need to vote.

    The president has, is and will cheat to win. Just ask his sister, the judge. Or, take the word of his attorney/ fixer Michael Cohen who said under oath “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con artist and he is a cheat.”

    Joe Biden is not perfect, but he is a decent and empathetic person. And, he will actually try to unite us. Former Trump sec of defense General James Mattis said Trump does not even try to unite us. Keith

    PS – I was tickled and unsurprised when the Republican candidate for president said the Democrats will try to steal the election like they did last time. Two comments – didn’t you win last time? Also, didn’t the Senate Intelligence Committee confirm the Mueller report and noted Russian involvement was more intrusive. In other words, mr. president, you cheated, confirmed by Republican Senators?

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    • Thanks Keith! Your comment is definitely worth sharing with as many people as we can get to listen, for you have summed it up in a nutshell. Let us hope people will hear, will see, will engage their brains.

      Yes, that made me laugh, too, especially when he said the democrats “were caught” doing some naughty things in 2016! Wow! I even used that one in my p.m. post today!


  4. Maybe humanity is starting to split…divide into two distinct species of humans. And the common bond of wanting a fair and just society for all is no more.

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