I need to start this post with some background. I voted for George W. Bush. Twice. I voted for Barack Obama. Twice. I don’t tell people who I voted for because I am not interested in whatever judgment may be applied based on my choices. I only reveal my voting record now as a small measure of evidence that I do not align my votes with any political platform. I believe election debates and campaigning have a purpose and it’s to listen and see what kind of leaders I want defining policy that affects me in Congress, leaders I want confirming judges that interpret law for me in the Senate or the leader entrusted with executive powers that protect me in the White House. I suppose you’d have to trust me to know my claim isn’t a convenient one for the sake of my essay. Should you give me the benefit of the doubt, then help me understand. Why did anyone vote for Trump? Or at least what about now after so much drama; Why does anyone still support him?
I could keep going and going and going about Trump and lose my mind thinking about why anyone would believe this man has anything under control. However here is the thing; the point of this post (and any other post of mine covering controversial material) is me making a better attempt at understanding the perspective of someone who sees what I see and arrives at a different conclusion.
I have to admit intense frustration when I see the insensitivity my President shows by tossing paper towels at people in despair. I cannot understand executive orders that roll back protections for our environment. I cannot understand the lack of transparency with his taxes where every other president of modern times has done so. I cannot understand the name calling at other elected officials. Might as well be calling the people that elected them by the same name. This is only the tip. He calls heads of other nations by names. Like Kim Jong Un. Are you seriously taunting a man with nuclear weapons? Who CARES if he can make it to the US or not? If he launches that thing as a response to our (yes our, He’s our President) taunting then any lives lost as a result is on our hands. War is not a joke. War is not a game with winners.
I want to be clear. I am not on any bandwagon about this. I have no time to spend purposefully picking this man apart. I just want to know, what am I missing? Because if it looks like a fish, swims like a fish, and smells like a fish…1