Come on you guys, it's politics. For one thing, can a person really talk to a eight-year-old in the same way they’d speak to a multi-degreed diplomat? And who is leaking what? Do you know for sure where the leaks came from? How? Have you ever said anything you wish you could have taken back? Yes? Now try juggling that with family, the country, the world, disparate viewpoints, and some fairly impossible people. Think you’re up for it? Still think the guy who hasn’t dabbled a chubby pinky in world diplomacy can pull it off?
I’ve just read a disturbing article in The Week about conspiracy theorists. Apparently, some of them believe that the Sandy Hook incident was actually "created by the government." I'm not kidding. One father who lost his 6-year-old son still gets hate mail accusing him of being a paid actor, that his son never really existed.
Then there’s the humorous side. Mr. Trump has handed comedians their material on a golden platter. Just as in the 2008 election, they barely have to stray from what’s actually being said. I can only hope that what Tina Fey did for Democratic ticket back then, Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon* can accomplish for this election.
There. I’ve said it. I’ve gone ahead and made a political statement on my otherwise, egocentric, weight-watching, wood-chopping blog. I like the way I’ve grown a thicker skin when the trolls try to hammer me with insults and abusive schoolyard banter. Am I worried about the backlash of those disappointed by the election’s outcome? Oh yeah. But I’m still with her, and understand that if she’s elected, she’s probably bringing Bernie with her.
*Kate McKinnon went to my high school on Long Island. Many years later of course, but still, I feel like a proud, very distant relative.
Meanwhile, for historic reasons, I’ve compiled some of my favorite postings and memes of the times.
And my personal favorite...