Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Indecision Me Molesta

So the next presidential debate, or clash of candidates, will be a "town hall" with questions presented by "undecided" voters. The latest completely unsurprising revelation about Trump's enlightened view of women, one would think, should reduce somewhat the ranks of the undecided to those lost in the supermarket.

I don't know about that. One would think that this election in particular would reduce the number of undecided voters to a number within the statistical margin of error. Lots of people hate and fear Clinton for various reasons (one can learn so much from one's fillings if you just LISTEN), and it would seem even less possible to remain neutral in the subject of Donald Trump even without his legitimate nomination by the Republican Party and his active/passive endorsement by the Republican leadership as the Republican Party's candidate for president. (Did I mention that the GOP nominated Donald Trump as their candidate for president? I'm still kind of wrapping my mind around that, but not really given the context of everything that's happened since at least 1972.)

Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, undecideds. I'm sure they're out there, but all I can say is "Really?"

I'm just glad that Giuliani is leading the charge on the family values front. We all know that Rudy can't fail.

The problem, frankly, is that we've allowed things to get to this point. We have lost something as a country by (re-)legitimating fear of the Other and giving equal time and respect to a platform of lies and ugliness and those who aspire to work for the crackdown, regardless of the outcome of the election. Remember: If he goes there will be trouble, but if he stays it will be double.

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