Let’s not forget that Trump’s not the only name on the ballot. And when his name wasn’t on the ballot in 2018, the Democrats ran the table on the House, but still were the minority in the Senate. So what needs to happen come November is getting rid of the asshole, but even more important, moving a net 4 Senate seats into the blue column just in case Trump wins again.
The GOP Senators who are presumed to be most at risk are McSally in Arizona, Tillis in North Carolina, Collins in Maine and Gardner in Colorado. In all four states, early polls show our man (or woman) to be in front, or at least more or less tied.
But there’s a problem with all those polls. The problem is that the ‘undecided’ vote is still large enough in each race to move things either way. Evcn in Arizona, where Mark Kelly has been running strongly against a complete dope, the latest poll has 11% of the voters still not able to make up their minds.
And by the way, this is also true at the Presidential level, where the latest polls show Joe ahead but 11% and 12% of the voters still can’t decide which way to go. How can anyone not know who they are going to vote for in a matchup between the asshole and Joe?
Unfortunately, better writers than me have asked the same question and don’t have a better answer. And when I say ‘better writers,’ I’m talking about David Sedaris, for example. He’s certainly a better writer than me.
Three weeks before the 2008 election, way past the point at which Sarah Palin demonstrated that she was the dumbest human being to ever run for any public office of any kind, Sedaris wrote a piece on undecided voters for The New Yorker Magazine, and here’s what he said:
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.
Now if David thought that the McCain-Palin ticket was equivalent to shit with bits of broken glass, what would he or anyone else say about Trump? How do you even consider being undecided at this point in time? Just yesterday, the guy who has spent millions spewing endless lies on Twitter denounced social media venues for censoring the alt-right. If this isn’t the ‘big lie’ of Goebbels, I don’t know what is.
You can’t vote with your hands and your feet until November 2nd. But before then, you can vote with your wallet and your credit card. My wife and I usually eat out 2–3 times a week. Nothing fancy, a glass of wine, the local Chinese or the diner, maybe we tote up $50 bucks each time, so even with some take-out we’re saving at least $100 bucks or more.
Every Sunday evening I sit down and send $50 to Joe and $50 to one of the Senate races. With the exception of Mark Kelly, I don’t know very much about the other Democratic candidates and I don’t care. I just can’t stand the asshole sitting in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and I really want to kick him out on his fat ass.
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