There are a couple of things I typically don’t do. Post two blogs in a single week, and make political statements. Well, both of those rules are being thrown out the window because I just can’t take it anymore. So…
To BOTH of the major party presidential candidates: STOP IT! I’m guessing that America is sick and tired of the childish name calling and bullying that have become the unfortunate hallmarks of both of your campaigns. All you talk about at your rallies is how the other is unqualified for service. Liar! Bigot! Cheater! Crooked! Racist! Sexist! I’m sure I left something out. One political commentator was asked if she thought we have seen the bottom. Her reply was that we were looking up at the bottom. LOOKING UP AT THE *&$%&#! BOTTOM! SHAME! You are both better individuals than that and, for sure, America deserves more than what either of you, individually or even combined, are currently offering. The political process, already tarnished, has sunk to new lows because of (both of) you. I wouldn’t doubt that other countries are looking at us and laughing.
Allow me to make a simple suggestion. Start to focus on the real issues that affect the people of this country. You can each claim the other is not physically fit to serve as our nation’s leader, but how about a few words on the rising cost of health care? Are you even aware that the price of an EpiPen rose 400% last week? Did you know that North Korea launched a missile into Japanese air space? Care to weigh in on foreign policy? One of you is a former Secretary of State for Pete’s sake! A devastating earthquake in Italy has leveled an entire town and claimed the lives of nearly 300 people. Would you like to share your condolences or show us how you might support our allies in a time of crisis? Many of our nation’s children went back to school this week, not that you would have noticed. Start talking about how you will improve public education, and what you might do about the rising cost of college tuition. Maybe your kids don’t have to worry about the excruciating weight of college debt, but at least you could show us that you care that many young adults can’t contribute to the economy because they’re too busy paying off school loans. Today alone, thousands of people will die from cancer, heart disease, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and the like. How much of the national budget are you willing to devote to medical research? The welfare system is broken. What will you do to fix it? I plan to retire at some point, as do a bunch of other Baby Boomers. What’s your plan for Social Security? There’s a critical vacancy on the Supreme Court. The person you would potentially appoint could tip the scales on many important constitutional issues. Care to discuss? There’s a push in some states to increase the minimum wage to $15. Would it be too much to ask either of you rich people take a few minutes to let us know what you think about that? And then there’s always terrorism, but when’s the last time you had anything to say about it (that wasn’t critical of how someone else chose to address it)?
Until either one, or both of you get back on point, I’m not going to listen. If I wanted to hear what you’re spewing these days I take a trip to my local school playground. Get over yourselves and start acting like adults.