I remember so distinctly when I moved to New York City in 1981 that organized crime families were still flourishing. The Dapper Don, John Gotti, became the Teflon Don. The Government couldn't nail him for crime after crime and he became the Teflon Don. They finally got him and he went to jail. The "glory" days of the mob were over and there was an opening.
Lo and behold, many years later, we now have the new Teflon Don 2.0. I never could've imagined that from the very first descent on the Tr**p Tower escalator and he proposed the "wall" to keep out the Mexican drug dealers and rapists that his popularity would soar. TR**p has insulted everyone. He has taken a swipe at African-Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, Gold Star families, women, physically challenged, reporters, everyone. His base loves him. His popularity grows. He has allowed anti-semitic slurs be chanted at his rally. He has not disavowed racist, homophobic, xenophibic voices or quieted any reprehensible speech from anyone. He has firmly proven time and again that he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and his base wouldn't care, to be true. They don't care.
But what say you? The people that have been life long Republicans? How do you come to terms with all the rhetoric? I can't believe that the email "scandal" is worse than a man who has defrauded people out of hard earned money for his Drumpf University. That he has been accused of assaulting at least 12 women who have come forward after his deplorable Access Hollywood tape came to public view and he called it locker room talk. There is a trial on the horizon that he allegedly raped a 13 year old girl???!!!!!! That he is the first President in my lifetime not to release his taxes and he just gets away with it. His questionable relationship with Russia and Putin is troubling and yet doesn't resonate. There could be so many conflicts of interest and we just don't know and won't know. And yet, the email scandal is what's hanging people up and freaking people out? And did I say, he may have raped a 13 year old girl????!!!!!
If we get a President Drumpf because people are so sick of everything and stay home or hate Clinton too much to check the box or pull the lever,...we have changed the Country irreparably. He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no sign of a plan to cover those of us who need health insurance, but just dump it. He wants to appoint judges that will overturn Roe V. Wade and take away hard fought women's reproductive rights. I presume he will take away the Equal Marriage Act. He doesn't believe in Global Climate Change. He thinks it's a hoax started by China. Say goodbye to the EPA. Many economic scholars think his economic "proposals" will be terrible for America.
There are so many wrongs with TR**p. I can't even list them all. I won't even be able to say the name of our President, God forbid he wins. If Clinton, with all her baggage gets elected, it's the status quo. Nothing earth shattering to take us down. If she turns out to be a great leader, then our Country will continue to move forward and evolve. For all you people that say, "well, you're a diehard Democrat, of course you back your candidate as we back ours," but it isn't equivalent. Look, if Romney or McCain would've won, I would've dealt with it. I wouldn't have been happy, but it wouldn't have been terrifying or calamitous. This feels awful. I have a pit in my stomach all the time. You can feel the nervous energy in the air. Tr**p and his Breitbart cabal are scary. Their values aren't most of the Country's values. They are a truly terrifying segment of our population. We need to stop them. A vote for Clinton speaks volumes and we need a landslide so they can all crawl back in their holes and be gone. No recounts. No close elections. We need a large popular and electoral win. We need to win back the Senate so we won't have to sit through hearing after hearing after hearing. Stand up and make your V-O-T-E heard.
Sidebars: Carve out time in your day to vote. It's one week from today, November 8, 2016. Look at your calendar and block out time. It's too important. Clinton is the most vetted, investigated, and interrogated person ever in the history of our Country for a candidate and she still is standing. Drumpf has gotten away with "murder." -- Onto a little lighter topic...the World Series! It's been great so far. Killing in the ratings, Cleveland Indians lead 3-2 against the Chicago Cubs. Game 6 tonight in Cleveland. -- There are some programs to help distract from the insanity still...The Voice always good and fun. This Is Us is definitely worth watching, DVRing, catching OnDemand. Samantha Bee was great again this week and did a great sit-down with President Obama. Bill Maher finally was granted an interview with Obama after much begging and petitioning, which airs Friday night on HBO. -- I am definitely trying to curtail my news influx to a minimal amount. It is hard to do, but for the sake of my GI system and palpitating heart, it's a must. -- Halloween is over and November is already here. It's already begun to look like Christmas, but Thanksgiving happens first. Hopefully, we will have a lot to be grateful for this year....
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