We’ve seen both national party conventions.  We have seen the reactions of each major party candidate to the other’s convention. It is time to continue the campaign.

What do we have so far.

We have one party of all white men, angry at the world, who want to beat up everybody… (This is a caricature based on an amalgamated collection of many images.)  On the other hand, the other party is full of rich, poor, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, police officers, victims, and women who present a great America and provide a plan to make it even better by, improving the economy, allowing more wealth to slip through to the middle class, control out of control guns, and remain firm in the face of ISIS while keep America’s constitutional values front and center…. (This is also a caricature based on the gross collection of images.)

One party represents evil, though most of its members are not… The other in truth, represents good, though most of its members are not…

And that is how democracy should be… Instead of promoting a perfect candidate against a thug, we have goods and bads in both parties and that works to our nation’s salvation… For the bads in our parties get exposed before the election by our opposition, and then being tainted, don’t make it into policy after its swearing in…

It is also a study of contrast between bending, and standing firm.  Trump is still doubling down on his ridiculous statement made against his opponents before Iowa… Hillary embraced her opponent and took all his successful planks and made them hers… discarding those of hers that had fallen with a dull thud…

With Trump, if you didn’t support him originally, you won’t.  He is still the same as when he started. Comparatively, Hillary is not the same person we thought she was before the convention….she has changed (for the better) as her environment has changed.

This is the big picture… Against this backdrop both sides will try to taint the others by throwing splotches on their opponents canvass.  It would be wise each time you hear a new assault by either party, to ask yourself, … how does this effect me?

Things like accusations of Donald’s wife’s plagiarism, or Donald’s hair style, or multiple marriages really don’t impact your children or grandchildren, any more than Nancy Reagan’s horoscope guidance sessions back in the mid 80’s, impact you today… For example I just saw someone (we consider her dumb) who posted a meme of Trump closing his eyes at a function during the opening convocation, and said, “see, he’s a real Christian who supports Christian values”… all the while the hypocrisy of “love thy (Mexican) neighbor as thyself” remains completely lost on her.. (probably because she too hates her neighbors … )

These things are diversions, but they are primarily all we will see.. Likewise, emails, Benghazi, Whitewater, Bill Clinton’s affairs, Jody Powell, Prick Morris, will all be brought up as distractions to take away your thought processes away from the fact that overwhelmingly, our military supports Hillary; overwhelmingly, our top business class supports Hillary; overwhelmingly all women support Hillary: and overwhelmingly, even her own party supports Hillary: the same cannot be said for Donald….

Wailing about the Clinton Foundation while ignoring what Mike Pence actually did in Indiana, is simply irresponsible… The Clinton Foundation is not different from the Gates Foundation, the Bloomberg Foundation, or the Broad Foundation… some good and some bad can be found in all.   But Bill and Melinda Gates are not criminals. Bloomberg is not a criminal. Broad is not a criminal, so neither are the Clintons.. Just another distraction put on your plate.

(Call it watching Jerry Springer versus Tom Brokaw… )

The only thing that IS important in this election,..  is you…. You are what matters… Worrying about anything else than YOU these next hundred days, is a waste of your time… The only thing that matters is which of these contenders will benefit you the most over the other one, across the next 4 years?  Really. Nothing else matters in the long run.

America only wins…. when the candidate who will benefit more of YOU’S than will hurt more of YOU’S, wins.

And any discussion otherwise, about any topics otherwise, is a distraction from the important, and therefore a sin.  As a sin, it must be considered evil working against us all doing good….

From here we go forward… hopefully towards good…

As a reminder, there were many people saying Obama would be bad for America… By many, I mean LOTS, AND LOTS, AND LOTS…  Everywhere you turned, you saw someone or somebody complaining about his policies…

But, the majority of Americans still chose him TWICE… and looking backwards with hindsight, it is obvious that we made the right decision…

Yes, I know some will say… “but he messed up this”… “he messed up that”… and he may have. But he also got some things right.  And you really can’t say that John McCain would have done better, especially when he said there “was no financial crises ” as banks were closing their doors (quickly retracted by his staff, btw)…

Which brings up a real point.. when you vote, you don’t ever get a perfect candidate… you never will.  You vote for someone who will impose governmental control on Healthcare and then surprise, they destroy education by corporatizing it. You vote for someone who campaigns on clean renewable energy, and surprise, they open America up to fracking… You don’t really get a candidate who thinks like you, unless it is you who is running… What you do get, is a choice between two people… A choice between letting one of two people grab the reins and take this country where THEY, not you, WANT to go…

Your job, your duty, your role in America, is to study up, and make sure you make the best decision based on WHAT YOU FIND OUT… and that you then participate in the process… Failure of either is dereliction of ones citizenship.

If the one candidate benefiting the majority of Americans the next few years wins, then America wins whether or not you chose the wrong side… We are still paying the horrendous price for not choosing correctly in 2000.  Instead America was lulled into complacency and prodded by its press, chose to vote on “character” and  the “socialability” of the candidates… Remember the  “sighing” controversy, and how the press’s biggest debate across 2000 was “which candidate would you rather have a beer with”?

We have seen with our own eyes across this millennium, how character plays a very little role in our domestic policy and how it is POLICY that runs our lives and our future, not any other person’s moral character…. Bad people can still make good laws;  good people can make bad…

We need to pay attention to policy. That’s all.

 

 

 

 

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