Yes,the media sure are pouring on the smoke these days: talk about Teflon politics,the man’s dirtiest trickery are presented as the works of a saint by CNN.(TRUMP)
Over the past month we’ve been with family in Alabama and on the Viking cruise talking with perhaps a hundred or more ordinary middle class,college educated people.Many,if not most, ostensibly liberal thinkers who strenuously reject Trump but then say that they couldn’t support Hilary as”too long immersed in politics”.As if being a Senator and Stateswoman sullied her soul for them. Hilary didn’t pass”purity laws” and being pure of heart themselves, they couldn’t deign to condescend for anyone less than a saint.So with great self righteousness, they explain to Jinny and me that they intend to skip the election inasmuch as neither candidate deserves their God Almighty vote; even if it means that the country goes to hell.(i.e.Trump)I was often tempted to ask if they had EVER volunteered to ring doorbells or make phone calls,but Jinny would probably have kicked me(under the table) for starting a fight.If my history is correct, Mussolini did get the trains running on time and Hitler swore to protect the German people against the communists then spreading across Europe.(our course on the Main and Rhine included so many German cities utterly obliterated by Allied bombers… You get what you vote for!) My brother tells me that Humphrey lost to Nixon in 1968 in a race complicated by 10 million Wallace votes.Thus allowing the Vietnam war to continue an additional 4 years,killing tens of thousands of Americans…RMV
RMV’s post was a lesson in aplomb with a touch of refreshing fizz. I can relate to kicking under the table … only to be embarrassed by the question “why are you kicking me?!” It also demonstrated that civic laziness is all over the spectrum. Rather unintellectual of those college-educated purists to not participate because it’s ALL or nothing. Hope they’re not too crushed by life’s lessons. Mother Theresa would not have made a good president.