Maybe us left-leaning folks are too politically correct. Too much siting-round-and-singing-Kumbayah-on-an-acoustic-guitar and not enough punch-’em-in-the-throat. Perhaps us wussy left-wingers are too let’s-find-a-way-to-get-along and not enough burn-the motherfucker-down. Gosh darn-it, us softie libruls try too darn hard not to step on anyone’s feelings by calling ’em like we see ’em.
CLEARLY it is NOT working.
I’ve tried measured response. I’ve tried passionate appeal. I’ve tried to use logic, intelligence, and sometimes even statistics to make a point. I’ve tried to look at it from the other side. After all, as a peri-menopausal woman, I’m no stranger to frustration and rage.
So maybe I’ll try it the Trump way and just tell it like it is.
Deep breath…here goes….oh dear…where to even begin??
How about with…my vagina! It was hard enough keeping Bush out of my bush. My vagina, though a miraculous muscle, isn’t big enough to accommodate the entire GOP. So keep your white, old man ideals out of my uterus, thank you very much.
Speaking of….if you want to cut down on abortions the easiest way to do that is to PROMOTE birth control and family planning and health education. You know who does that? PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Jesus, that one’s a no-brainer.
And onto no-brainers…if you’re voting for someone who calls Mexicans rapists and women pieces of ass and Muslims terrorists and you dismiss it because “Hey, he tells it like it is!” You, my friend, are a racist. If you’re practicing some willing suspension of disbelief to ignore all that? Guess what? You’re still a racist.
If you think money and power are more important than humanity, if you think the things you feel entitled to by luck of a birth certificate trump the very existence of others? You’re not only a racist, you’re pretty much a terrible human being.
If you think simply ‘telling it like it is” can make American great again you are stupid. There. I said it. Hey, I’m just calling ’em like I see ’em.
Forget selling you a rose-garden, the bullshit the current incarnation of the GOP is selling isn’t even fit to fertilize a rose garden. It’s not even real shit. They are selling fake shit. And if you’re buying it?
Stupid is as stupid does.
If you chose to worship Allah, Jesus, Bob Marley or the Flying Spaghetti Monster it’s none of my business. Just like it’s none of your business if I don’t worship any of them. (You know what else isn’t your business? My vagina!)
The United States is not a Christian nation. Yes, there are lots of Christians who live there. The majority of Americans identify as Christians. That doesn’t mean the government is governed by the law of Christianity. Never has been. Never will be.
You know why? Because there is a separation of church and state. Know where I got that tidbit from?
Ding, ding! The Constitution!
While we’re on it, The Constitution is not a multiple choice test. You don’t get to parade around Applebees with a loaded AK-47 hiding behind amendments and constitutional rights if you’re going to conveniently ‘forget’ the other ones. (Like say, for instance, the president’s constitutional right to nominate a supreme court justice and have Congress consider said nominee or a woman’s right to an abortion or…you know, the separation of church and state. Oh, wait, don’t like that interpretation? Yeah, that sucks doesn’t it?)
There are Christians who are being persecuted in the world. US Christians are not being persecuted. If you are an American Christian, your life is not in danger, your livelihood is not jeopardized. Even if you had to bake a big, old penis shaped cake for Caitlyn Jenner and her husband, your life wouldn’t be in danger, your freedom to practice your religion wouldn’t be in danger. And frankly, if your God denies you entry into your afterlife of choice because of a cake, well then, no wonder why there are increasing number of people who don’t believe in God.
(You know what else? Reading The Bible has been shown to make people more liberal in their social welfare views. So there.)
If you believe that arming US citizenry, age four and up, in a toddler militia, is the best way to deal with the mind-fuck that is the United States and guns you are delusional, high, or living in some alternate reality. Wait. Let’s just use stupid for that one too. It’s easier.
If you leave loaded weapons lying around, if you don’t have a safe where you keep your guns all the freaking time you are not using them to hunt or target shoot? Then you deserve to have your kids taken away from you. I’m sure all those nice families who are willing to take in all the unwanted babies that are the result of the crack down on abortion providers (and Hobby Lobby employees who can’t get their birth control covered by their insurance) will be willing to take them in.
Building a wall along the entire border of a country and promising to make another country pay for it is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. And I have an 11-year-old boy. I’ve heard some dumb shit in my life. But that one takes the penis-shaped cake.
Speaking of penises…do you really want a man who talks about how big his dick is in a national Presidential debate to be your leader?
Guess what else? Politicians are lying to you. They say all sorts of stuff they think you want to hear. Yes, even the ones I vote for. So just because it sounds like the truth you want to hear doesn’t mean it is the truth and it certainly doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen.
I get it now. It DOES feel good to tell it like it is.
I should do it more often.