Shoes on the Couch

And then there’s Kellyanne Conway and the way she sits on a couch. I just can’t stand this double standard bullshit and, even more than that, I can’t stand the idea that by pointing any of this out I come off as a supporter of this total waste of existence that is currently serving as our Commander in Chief. Was that harsh? Look, I still can’t believe he won the election. Actually, that’s not true, I totally understand how he got elected. In fact, I predicted it after the DNC nominated the worst presidential candidate in the history of this country. I just can’t fathom how the supposedly brilliant, highly educated, liberalists of this country didn’t see this coming from a country fucking mile. Oh that’s right, because it turns out that ignorance isn’t directly related to education level. It just changes the things you’re ignorant too. Seriously, live for a year in the rural parts of this country and you’ll quickly find out how differently the country can be viewed and how values differ from those in the densely populated areas from those outside it. The differences are subtle, they’re distinct, vivid, and – most importantly – meaningful. Gun rights aren’t about guns. They’re about the belief that it’s an American’s right to buy something if someone is selling it. The Affordable Care Act isn’t about healthcare for the poor, it’s about an American’s right to NOT be forced to buy something just because the government is selling it. And voting for the president isn’t about ALL of the things that candidate says or does. Some people, apparently 46% or so of the voting population, still vote based on one or two issue they find more important than LITERALLY EVERYTHING ELSE. So, yes, they can completely ignore the racism, misogyny, sexism, and every other -ism of a candidate because they believe so strongly in one or two other issues that the candidate supports. Look, they would have voted for Romney, Cruz, Bush, or anyone else that wasn’t Clinton. Why? Because she lied. Plain and simple. She lied about Benghazi and she lied about emails. Is that petty? Maybe, but she was also First Lady when her husband lied. “But, come on, that was about an affair, not Presidential business.” Yeah, and again, you’ve kind of missed the point. The people I know in the parts of the country that voted for Donald believe that a pattern of lies is tantamount to treason or, you know, a mortal sin because – well – it’s one of the commandments or something. What she lied about is immaterial. And, by the way, it doesn’t help when it comes out that the DNC played fast and loose behind the scenes to make sure she got nominated over every one else. Including the candidate that actually would have beaten Trump. The data was pretty clear on that. Sanders beats Trump with room to spare, but Trump v. Clinton is a dead heat at best. So, you’ll excuse me if my view from the cheap seats has me shaking my head and muttering, “I told you so.” I’m a Libertarian. I voted for Johnson. Again! Because I think both of these two parties are so completely screwed up and can’t get own of their own way if they wanted too. So, back to our girl Kellyanne (and she is our girl, because we all let it happen). Are we really wasting bytes of data and bandwidth on whether or not she had her shoes on the couch? I mean, really? That’s the pressing issue in our country? Because, I’m confused. It seems like a distraction. “Hey, look over there! Let’s get really mad about that because it shows how much more refined and intelligent we are than them!” See, that’s the same logic that got him elected in the first place. There’s a whole chunk of this country that got real tired of being called stupid for the last 16 years. It wasn’t just during the Obama administration. It was also the eight years prior to that. Anyone who supported Bush was also ignorant, uneducated, etc. So for 16 years, people who simply wanted to vote their conscience about being Pro-Life or support of the 2nd Amendment or a strong military or a belief that a Republican President is better for the economy or whatever their issue may be. So, instead of screaming from the hills about how insulting it is that Mrs. Conway left her shoes on while she sat on the couch in the Oval Office, maybe you can take a few deep breaths, center yourself, and ask yourself a question. “What would I do if every time I turned on the TV or read the news (online of course) that I was an ignorant fool for the way I voted?” How long would it take before you said, “Oh yeah, you think my vote for Romney was dumb? Watch this!”

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