I've lived here 17 years this year and never known anything like this. I don't mean the American public - there's always been far right, far left, & middle people. I've come across nut jobs from all across the spectrum here. But I'm pretty sure they are in every country.
What makes this election different is Donald Trump. He is not the normal candidate as he brings a fresh non-politics approach to the stage and he says what he thinks and he's real.
Let me write that sentence again. He is not the normal candidate (he's fucking completely, stark raving bonkers) and he brings a fresh non-politics approach to the stage (he has no idea about national or foreign policy) and he says what he thinks (he's racist and hates women and gays) and he's real (he's a narcissist who can't see his faults).
I remember November 8th, 2008 so well. I blogged about it, of course. Craig and I held hands in bed and had a little cry of relief and happiness that President Obama and First Lady Michelle got in. Hopefully I'll do the same for the first female President! If we take a step back in evolution and have a President like Trump I'll weep and probably go drinking with my nasty women friends for at least a week. He's too awful.
A 9-month abortion? That's called birth you moron! And you will ban abortion.
You will de-fund Planned Parenthood who do cancer screenings, pap smears, STD screenings and birth control. Yes, and abortions.
You said you want to "punish" women who have abortions. No words.
Mexicans are rapists? Bad hombres? Build a wall and make them pay.
Don't allow refugees in.
Stop & frisk.
Nasty women, ugly fat pigs, a "4" at best. You currently have TEN women alleging assault.
The list goes on and on and on.....
He does have views on the economy (don't tax the rich) and health care (repeal whatever Obama did) but then he runs short. No mention of education or social security or anything substantial.
But there's HOPE
Each year my boys' elementary school "votes" for the President as part of the Scholastic learning experience, which is a nationwide vote. Today they voted. We don't know the answer yet and might not until after the 8th, but the kids across America ALWAYS get it right. I asked Jack how he thinks it went. He looked at me like I was nuts and said "Mom! Hillary, of course! No one would ever vote for Trump!"
Ohhhhh Jack I hope so.