American author Madeleine L’Engle said, “when we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” My interpretation of this quote is that life sucks and not everything is going to go your way. But part of growing up is accepting that life is going to suck. Maybe understanding this reality is why I was able to vote for an a**hole like Donald Trump instead of Joe Biden. Joe Biden made it seem like if you voted for him he would suddenly solve all of the issues in the United States.
Pre-COVID, the fervent anti-Trumpers tried to make Trump seem like the devil or someone who was the result of the United States’ racist past. Heck, I thought Trump would start World War III when he won the 2016 election. Though to be fair, I did not know that all people in public office have huge flaws. Actually, I did not understand politics at all, and I thought that the Democrats were the heroes. Now I understand that both parties suck and that I have to look at the candidates and do research. Don’t get me wrong, Trump had HUGE personality problems. Then again, I doubt that you will ever find a humble politician, especially if you are searching in the state of New York. The pander game was one that Trump did not know how to play despite all his attempts. I know people who were put off by the fact that he was not as worried about the “white supremacist” threat as other Americans seem to be.
Policy-wise, Trump was not the worst president in our history, but there are others who would be a better president than Trump and obviously better than Biden. Biden has been portrayed by the media as nice and caring because he is a grandpa type figure. Honestly, I just don’t see it. Here is Biden telling a worker that he is “full of sh*t.” Also, here is Biden calling someone who didn’t vote for him “fat” and a “damn liar.” And we all saw Biden yelling at that reporter last week. Regardless of whether he actually is caring or not, Biden is certainly better at portraying himself as more caring than Trump. And some people might require that “caring” voice that Trump could not fake to save his life. But that, in addition to a better understanding of US civics and macroeconomics, has opened my eyes. People need to stop trying to find someone to give them a sense of safety. It is only just an illusion. Just like how gun-free zones promise no mass shootings, yet they still happen frequently. People need to grow up. If we try to run a country based purely on emotion, we will all fall… and deservedly so.
I did much research before I came to the conclusion that I had to vote for Biden. The fact that the most respectable republicans in congress condemned him told me all I needed to hear. I look up to honorable politicians such as John McCain, and watching Trump dishonor him was great evidence that he doesn’t have what it takes to unify the country. I don’t like partisan politics, and of course I could not believe trumps lies because even Ted Cruz called him a pathological liar. So, like many reasonable people, I did not fall for the emotional argument that Joe Biden is an old grandpa with dementia and I voted based on the evidence before me. If you want to have a future in honest journalism, maybe you should clarify that it’s full well possible more people could have voted for Biden had more people done more research. The only people I know that voted for Trump don’t know anything about how the government runs. And of course, continuing to support a man who has continuously tried to promote the lie that the previous election was fraud and said he loves people that stormed the Capitol building is a no-no for me and all those who actually love America.
Umm, based on the article. It’s seems the author knows that Trump’s character is trash. However, seems like he cares more for policy than character. Also a question Colin, you said you do research but then you say you based your opinion on what Republicans in Congress said…aren’t you being a bit contradictory?
I greatly respect John McCains military service as a POW but have to separate that respect from his political service. He basically conceded to Obama in the 2008 election before it was even over and his staffers were the ones that originally helped to release the falsified dossier regarding Trump and the Russian Collusion in the 2016 election.
Well you obviously didn’t do any actual research then, since Joe Biden has one of the most flawed political careers in the history of American politics. Plus you would’ve also uncovered, after actual research, that many medical professionals agree that Joe Biden is in fact showing concerning signs of cognitive decline. Sounds like the artist hit a nerve and you just responded emotionally.
*Author (not artist). Auto correct is not always so “auto” my apologies for IOS