Last night found me talking to one of my very few republican friends. He did vote for trump last time but will not be voting for him again. Not uncommon here. Many of the republicans in Bucks County will only vote in their party for local seats, but then vote democrat for higher state seats, governors and president. Even a lot of Dems vote republican for local seats. I myself voted for the republican Rep when I moved here, because the dem was a worthless and lazy piece of shit. This voting drives the rest of the state insane, but that's another story. My friend says he is over all of it, and is probably not going to vote. Of course I wanted to ring his neck. I said do you really want this dictator for another four years??? What will be left of the country?
It's not just republicans either. I know plenty of democrats not wanting to vote either. Here's what I have to say to non voters. This will be one of the most important elections of our time. If not dire. What's shocking is the republicans won the last election and yet their still so angry. I have never seen such a sore group of winners. But I told my friend, the non voters are the biggest political party in the country. They have the power. In the last election, trump got 63 million votes, Hillary got 66 million votes and there were over 100 million voters registered who didn't vote. What I what to say to them is I can understand why you didn't vote. You think polictians never do what they say. They don't. You think the country and the system is corrupt. It is. You think all the candidates are old party hacks. They are. I can understand why the non voters are upset. But the good news is you hold the power over the next election. You hold more power than the voters do. So if you don't like trump show up in November and stick it to the man. You non voters will have the power to swing this country from wrong back to right. And trump is counting on you not to show up, but trump is a bully. The job of the bully is to make sure everybody is afraid of him, but when you stop being afraid of him, the bully looses his power. And trump is very afraid of losing his power in November. He's getting crazy and out of control because he see the writing on the wall. But that doesn't mean he's going to loose though. Because every time you think he's going to lose, he wins. So you have the power to change that.
And we make voting so difficult to. The non voters aren't just stubborn people. Some are shut-ins, disabled, or sick people, or even single mothers, with three kids, working two jobs. Most Western democracy's have voting on holidays, weekends or the day off, so people can vote. We don't have that here. And we have fights about absentee and mail in voting. And the reason it's hard and difficult, and all this bitching, is because those in power, who are beholden to the rich and wealthy, those who buy our polictians, the last thing they and the top 1% want you to do is to show up and have your voice heard, because there are soooo many more working classes and poor people then there are rich people. So the more hard they can make it for you to show up, the easier it will be to continue the status quo.
Now I know most people reading this will be voting. One thing we can all do is make a list of the four people you know that say they aren't voting and make it your mission in the next 5 1/2 months to get them to vote. Make it your mission whether it be taking them to vote, help them get a mail in ballot, or absentee ballot, watch someones kids so they can go vote, whatever. Take the day off if you can to vote. I cant think of a more important date this whole year then election day in November. You non voters hold the power to bring this country to change and take us away from the Barnum Bailey Circus. If you have a issue at a polling place for whatever reason, then make sure to ask for a provisional ballet. They have to give you one if you ask for it, whether it be your at a wrong polling place or any other issue. You want your X on that ballot. They will see to it that it get counted. And a great website to check out is The Last Weekend. If you want to be involved or help out in any way during the campaigns, or election help. You can be involved. If you need to get a mail in ballot, contact your election board, your county courthouse or you State Rep for assistance. Just vote. As we just saw Lady G won her little election down in South Carolina. Ekk- Gods!!!! Get out and VOTE.
And can we stop hearing about trump bitching about the republican convention and where it will be. I for one thought the governor in North Carolina was only be responsible. Last I heard the RNC voted to have a reduced convention, defying trumps decision. But if it ends up moving yet, I'm sure that fucking whacko of a mayor Carolyn Goodman would love to host the convention in tacky and gaudy Las Vegas.
Another reason not to visit that dump. Because as we have seen she has no concept of the current covid-19 pandemic. And Carolyn, give me a call, I have several wigs that look better then that rats nest.