Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The most important thing I will EVER ask of you
I don’t do a lot of politics in this blog. It’s primarily an entertainment-based destination. And that’s fine. You can find politics on a hundred million other blogs and websites. Whenever I do occasionally introduce a political topic I always get a flurry of outraged commenters who swear they will never visit my site again. That’s fine. I don’t have advertising. I don’t have to show Coca Cola or Sprint that my audience is rising. If I lose readers because I feel passionate about something and they don’t agree, and they’re not paying for the privilege of this content, then be on your way and I wish you well. Ironically, most of the people who swear they will never read me again are back in two weeks as if nothing happened.
But today I’m getting political. Because this is not just a matter of blog traffic, or ideology. It’s life and death. Today we face maybe the greatest single threat in the history of the United States. And perhaps the future annihilation of our planet. You think I’m exaggerating? I am not.
Donald Trump is a dangerous man and is not qualified to be the President of the United States. He’s uninformed, reckless, a sociopath, a horrible human being, and all the things he’s promising you he will not deliver. In fact, he thinks you are morons for even believing him. And in that, I will agree with him.
This is the man you want controlling nuclear weapons? His aides don't feel he's responsible enough to have his Twitter account. This is the man you want at the helm during major international crises? It’s just terrifying. Yes, I’m a Democrat, and I’ve had this blog for eleven years. You never saw me write a post like this about Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or even George Bush. But this is different. This is life-threatening.
Think of it this way: Let’s say you’re going to take your family, friends, everyone you love in your life on a plane flight. Would you trust the safety of your loved ones to someone who’s never flown a plane, says he knows more about flying than anyone, and only wants the job because it’ll make him look good? Would you be comfortable at 35,000 feet during a lightening storm with Donald Trump at the controls? Fuck no. You'd all die horrible deaths. This is the same thing. He will recklessly send your children off to war, he will rule with fear and ignorance and self-interest, and he may even escalate world tensions to where the unthinkable will happen. Most of us are too young to know first hand, but atom bombs have been dropped on civilians and have killed thousands. That threat is REAL.
So you may think we need a “change,” or you may believe the bullshit FBI email brouhaha (which, big surprise, proved to be FALSE), and you may find it refreshing to have a politician who “speaks his mind.” But we’re talking about the lives of your loved ones and YOU. This is serious shit, people.
You may think Hillary Clinton is not an exciting alternative. So what? You're not electing the next host of the Oscars. But she’s super qualified, she’s super experienced, and she cares about the principles of this country and YOUR welfare. If you’re a Trump supporter she cares more about your damn welfare than even you do.
We must keep Donald Trump out of the White House. And to do that, each and everyone of us MUST get out and vote for Hillary Clinton today. Don't sit it out because you're a Bernie supporter. Don't sit it out because the polls are favorable and it's an inconvenience. Don't do something stupid like wasting your vote on someone else who has no chance. This is not the time to make a statement of protest. This is the time to overwhelmingly defeat Donald Trump. Voting for Hillary Clinton is the ONLY way to do that.
It floors me that ANYONE can still be undecided at this late date. Jesus. The man is a racist, feels it’s okay to grab women by the pussy because he’s famous, is facing huge lawsuits for fraudulent practices, refuses to disclose his income tax, is in bed with Russia, knows nothing of foreign affairs, went bankrupt numerous times, doesn't pay his workers, has threatened to throw his opponent in jail like dictators do, has a tax plan that will only benefit the rich, hasn’t paid income taxes in almost twenty years, will repeal Wade v. Roe, came off like a buffoon in every debate against a knowledgeable opponent, refuses to accept the results of the election, is supported by the KKK, calls prisoners-of-war "losers," can be baited by MODERN FAMILY writers, the current President (who has enormously popularity) feels he’s grossly unqualified, and his own party has all but disowned him. What the fuck is there to decide?
If Hillary does a lousy job as president you boot her out in four years. If she does a lousy job I’ll be leading the charge. But if Trump does a lousy job as president there may not even be a country in four years.
Look, you and I have been friends for eleven years. We have shared a lot of laughs and hopefully I have enriched your life even a little with my stories and advice. I’ve never charged for it. I’ve never really asked you for anything. Now I am. It’s that important to me. It’s that CRUCIAL to me. I beg you with all my heart and soul, vote today for Hillary Clinton.