I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2020
Yep, here were are, almost 48 hours later and we still don’t know who our president is going to be. It’s a little nerve-racking for everyone, including for Donald Trump and his supporters apparently, who are now asking for states to “stop the count” and other states to “count the votes” (depending on if he’s ahead or trailing in the vote counts) in a desperate attempt to claim victory in this election. Does he know that this is not how this thing works?
Does Donald Trump understand that absentee ballots are votes that were cast BEFORE election day and um … mailed in? … and that the only reason they’re just being counted now is because his party passed laws barring canvassing boards from starting to count before Election Day?
— Joy VOTE & MASK UP!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 5, 2020
So, he doesn’t want legally, before-election-day-cast ballots to be counted after election day, but do you know why we don’t have a final result yet? Because the Republicans in certain states have passed legislature that prohibits pre-processing and counting of absentee (mail-in) ballots, which is one more effort to infringe on people’s voting rights. Go figure.
Look: you can’t cherry-pick the votes that you want to have counted. You can’t make up voter fraud, if it’s convenient for you. You can’t declare victory because you think you deserve it or because you have the crazier crowd.
I came across this ‘gem’ earlier today. This right here is what’s wrong with America.
I never see people driving around with Biden flags, someone want to explain how this guy who couldn’t fill a high school auditorium is leading currently?
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) November 5, 2020
I have never, ever, EVER seen such a cult around a political leader in my home country that I’ve seen here. This doesn’t even have anything to do with being politically (and morally) competent for the office, this is a personal cult around Donald Trump.
If you’ve listened carefully to the debates (or any public announcements) in the last few months, there was ZERO political agenda in Trump’s speeches. Just self-praise, personal attacks on his opponent, senators and other representatives, and a
little bit lot of pettiness about how unfairly he’s been treated. It’s always the other people’s fault!
But you know what?
The president (chancellor, prime minister, what have you) is YOUR public servant, not a pop star that has to be worshipped and adored (and occasionally pitied and propped up). In the best case scenario, you like the person that is leading your country, but their credentials and competency for the job are much more important than likability and it’s totally fine if you don’t publicly display your love and affection for a political leader. You don’t have to be a “super-fan”. It’s totally okay if you don’t plaster your bedroom wall with their image or ride around with a huge flag on your pickup truck.
After all, you don’t have anything to prove to them, but they have EVERYTHING to prove to you. They want your support (and vote), of course, but they shouldn’t need to be constantly praised (for doing the bare minimum, or less) and cry “foul play” every time someone says something critical about them. This is not a reality TV show, this is real life. You don’t go into politics for fame and fortune. If you are not willing to work hard for your country and if you don’t have a thick skin and a moral compass, you are not equipped to be president.
This is when you vote them out.