Tonight, I’ll stay away from religion … for now. I have a sneaky feeling I’m going to circle back to it later. Instead, I’m going to touch on politics as usual in an election year.
I’m tired of, correction, have been tired of this presidential campaign for months and we still have another 152 days of bullshit campaign rhetoric.
The presumptive – no, scratch that, presumptuous is better – Democratic nominee is pretty much calling herself the nominee. She probably will be, but she isn’t yet. And I’m sick of her saying she’s made history. Whoop-dee-frickin-do. I have no problem with a woman president, I do have a problem with her being president.
Ladies, I hate to break this to you, just because she’s a woman doesn’t mean she's a champion of feminist values. She claims she's committed to women's rights, but she's also accepted very generous contributions from the Saudis to her and her husband’s foundation. The Saudis are not known for treating women fairly, or even humanely.
Oh yeah, then there were those affairs her husband had. She calls her Republican rival sexist – I’d say she’s equally so.
Let’s go to the other side. I don’t even know what to say about the presumptuous Republican candidate. I just don’t, other than he’s great at generating headlines, albeit some not so favorable.
And the voters don’t have much confidence in either of the presumptuous candidates. Perfectly understandable since it isn’t the voter deciding who decides who’s on the ballot, it’s the mainstream media. Whoever garners the most interest, the most click-throughs or whoever trends highest on social media is a winner – and will be the candidate who’s pushed front and center into the collective conscious of the voter.
Don’t misread my cynicism – I will be voting in November, but I’ll do as I’ve done since the 1996 election and vote Libertarian.
You’re hearing that word a lot lately thanks to Governor Gary Johnson, the party’s candidate for president. I’m hopeful people will give the Libertarian party a close look and it’s exciting to see a candidate such as Governor Johnson regularly granting interviews, being an island of calm in a two-person hurricane, or just poking fun at himself on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
In a nutshell, a Libertarian is fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Here’s their platform if you’d like to learn more and here’s where Governor Johnson stands on the issues.
I’m excited a Libertarian candidate is getting such positive coverage, hell, I’m excited Libertarians are getting coverage period.
It’s refreshing to say the word Libertarian and not hear someone say you’ll waste your vote. Libertarian was a laughable word 20 years ago, and no one took the party seriously, but 20 years’ later, Governor Johnson is getting voters’ attention.
Yes, I’m voting Libertarian, but I won’t ever tell you who to vote for, but I will tell you to vote. No excuses. Get off your ass and vote. Don’t want to go to the polls? Absentee ballot. The last election I did via absentee ballot – I highly recommend it.
Choose wisely America or like Bono said, we’re all fucked.