The news media, social media and blogs have been filled with nothing but the decision of the Supreme Court to invalidate women’s rights, so I needed to step back from that topic for just a little bit. In addition, the Republicans in the state I currently reside in decided to nominate a nasty fool to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Rob Portman and I am so incensed I cannot write about this just yet, though you know I will before long. So … I have a number of notes I’ve jotted down recently about topics that came to my mind at one point or another, and I thought to address a few of those today, since my page is getting full of scribbled notes & thoughts (so THIS is what my brain looks like, eh?)
“Republicans are so much better at politics. Democrats stick to the moral high ground while Republicans focus on winning by any means necessary.”
In this case, politics is defined as the ability to lie, cheat, and steal, to do whatever it takes to win votes. Now, before anybody jumps up and yells, “Objection!!!”, let me clarify that there are exceptions on both sides. There are some Republicans in government who do have values, who do take their oaths of office seriously, and who are well-qualified for the positions they hold, and conversely there are certainly some Democratic governors and members of Congress who have failed to act in the best interest of We the People. Unfortunately, ‘governance’ and ‘politics’ are not synonymous, though both are irrevocably linked in any form of government where people have a vote. To my way of thinking, if a person will lie in order to get elected, then he or she does NOT have the integrity needed to serve in a public office, for they will be no more honest once in office than they were on their way there. And anyone … ANYONE who votes for a liar and a cheat, deserves what they get, but unfortunately they condemn the rest of us as well.
“If a legislator breaks their oath of office, then they no longer have the right to occupy that office. Then again, if we tossed all those who have broken their oaths, who would be left in Congress???”
I think there are many things that are important for our elected officials: qualifications, experience, integrity and honesty being the top four. If they fail in those areas, doesn’t it stand to reason that they should not be re-elected? If you’re a department manager in a company and one of your employees is not only under-performing, but also stealing from the company, what are you going to do? Right – you’re going to fire that employee. Our representatives, senators, president, governor, etc., are our employees! They sometimes seem to forget that they serve at our pleasure! Frankly, I take no pleasure from a lying, cheating employee. These people are paid by us, with our hard-earned tax dollars, to act in our best interest! We are being cheated and robbed blind by many of them. I would opt for expelling them from Congress, but election day is only another six months, so let’s vote them the hell out. PLEASE!!!! 🥺
“Stupidity abounds: Examples, Ron Johnson saying COVID vaccine causes AIDS and the theory that Democrats support “post-birth abortion” by Cassie Smedile, executive director of America Rising pro-Trump PAC. WTF is “post-birth abortion”??? It defies definition!”
Yes, you read that right. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin claimed in an interview recently that the COVID vaccine ‘may’ give people AIDS! Say WHAT??? AIDS is a sexually transmitted disease that cannot possibly be a side effect of the COVID vaccine! But even worse was Ms. Smedile’s claim that Democrats support ‘post birth abortion’. WHAT THE HELL even is that??? Abortion is the extraction of a fetus from a woman’s womb. Once birth has taken place, there is no longer anything or anyone to extract, thus there can be no abortion! What planet does this ‘woman’ even live on? The point being that people like Johnson and Smedile are either very ignorant (I try to avoid the word ‘stupid’, for I was called that enough times in my childhood that I developed an aversion to it) or seek the spotlight. In Johnson’s case, perhaps he hopes to scare his constituents enough to garner some votes, and Smedile is likely hoping for donations for her PAC. Either way, though, this pushes the boundaries of my patience, it shows an ignorance that, unfortunately, is prevailing in the United States today. How many people will believe what these two say? And worse yet, these are just two examples that popped onto my radar yesterday … there are many, many, many more.
What say we end with a few cartoons? This first one, I think, speaks volumes …