Originally Posted by SteveCaron
I 100% agree. The virus was always going to find its way here and the mistakes weren't made in Jan, Feb or March but instead over the course of years by not having any meaningful plans in place for something like this both at the State and Federal level. NY did a thorough study back in 2014 and even had a plan for it (at least on paper) and a large part of it was never put into motion, Michigan where I live the same. As the role of President it just goes with the job that you may have to take one on the chin for the home team whether its your administrations fault or not but they way these career politicians are behaving that somehow Trump missed it is laughable considering he had a month to figure this out where they've had years.
I'll agree with all that, but one role of the President is to act presidential and this one is anything but! IMO, he never has been, and never will be -- he totally lacks the requisite disposition and thought processes. Nearly every time the man has uttered unscripted word or typed in Twitter has convinced me of this: he is a horrible human being! There's no way I can stand for that kind of person being in office. You can say "well they all are" and, to some degree, I will agree, but it's no excuse and to use it as such is a joke, IMO.
Worse, there's zero excuse to put up with it and zero excuse to, time and time again, be "forced" to vote the "lesser of two evils". Why do we even have a conversation every year about "which evil" we want in office? Why can't, for just one term, we be handed a candidate that isn't an "evil" "good 'ole boy" ready to serve up our demo-crazy to the highest corporate bidders? And, when we have a chance to find that candidate, say, during the primaries, why don't people vote for them? Or, worse, do they and the votes are "meaningless" to the party (totally possible given there is nothing in the Constitution about how the parties select their candidates).
Year in and year out, as I see it, we are handed "trash" from both the Dems and Reps...and year and and year out we elect this trash into office. We should be ashamed of ourselves for even talking about "the lesser of two evils" as if that is our only choice. For once, just bloody once, in recent history, can we, possibly, have a independent candidate who doesn't "suck", has some financial backing, and gets enough votes to win?! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can we also dispense with the media rubbish about how they "can't win" -- they "can", if people would bloody vote for them
and the media would stop with the self-fulfilling prophecies.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, lol! It all makes me so ANGRY
Maybe Google, Facebook, and Amazon can put money into Yang with no promises for anything but, "let's make the world better"...?
I'll say this, though, this year, if there exists no decent indie candidate, I'm going to write in, "shove this piece of crap process up your royal rumps", then continue to vote for the legalization of marijuana (assuming it comes up on my state's ballot like they said it would) and any local positions I see fit to vote for. I will never vote for another red or blue piece of crap politician again so long as live and perceive them as shoving a corporate whore down my throat. NEVER AGAIN!
Maybe, just maybe, we can find an indie candidate who knows what the federal g-d government's purpose is (read, no red or blue candidate in the last...two decades? Maybe more? I mean, we've created the DHS (under Republican leadership) and expanded the federal welfare state (under the Dems) so, it seems "small government" is no one's gig but the founders, lol. More, it'd be nice if that person wasn't so in bed with lobbyists that they throw caution to the wind and allow the corporate overlords to further f--k the world up. I know there's a good mix in there between government, the people, and our corporations...who will find it and then get the votes? Probably no one in my time