In part, it’s due to an electoral system that made it possible, despite his losing the popular vote. One also cannot overlook the shockingly enormous number of Americans who share his sick, twisted and ugly beliefs,such as they are. Guess I’m naive but I never imagined there were that many of them.
But to me, the true culprits, the ones who should really be damned and rot in hell, are all those who didn’t vote — almost 50% of eligible voters! That’s right — those who were eligible and just didn’t go — in large part because they didn’t like Hillary Clinton, and stayed home.
Tell me, how do you feel about who you helped elect? Happy now?
Why am I bitching about old news so long after the fact? Because here, in Ontario, we have an election coming up — for Premier — on June 7 to be exact. And our choice of candidates isn’t stellar, either.
The current leader in the polls is a Trump wanna-be, right down to the blonde hair, the family money, the bragging, the bullying, the conning (he hired actors to show up and cheer for him at a recent debate), the policies and the win-whatever-it-takes attitude.
The current Premier, who is running for re-election, is despised by an ever-growing number of people, who just want her gone. Yeah, shades of Hillary Clinton and you know how that ended.
And the third candidate is our answer to Bernie Sanders. She recently admitted that they’d made an error in their platform funding and the deficit would be $1.4 billion larger than planned.
Like I said, we got the short straw, for this election.
But not voting is NOT the answer, it will only make things worse because it will almost certainly guarantee that the worst of the worst wins — exactly what happened south of the border.
How much more proof do you need?
There is no excuse for not voting. So goddammit, if you live in Ontario, show up at the polls. Hold your nose, moan and complain all you want. Go kicking and screaming, but vote. Vote strategically.
If you’re still not convinced, turn on CNN. Is that what you want for our province? I rest my case.