Yes, I’d Vote for a Goat


First, here’s the real true story of a succession of goats elected Mayor of the town Lajitas, Texas: click here

Now to my dismay, I haven’t been able to include this link when I comment that I would rather vote for a goat than any Republican candidate these days. I’ve been told that makes me a part of the problem and not the solution, or that I’m putting party above policy.

First, we’ve had some serious, life-and-death problems in the last four years when in the United States Congress and in the White House, the Republicans were in charge. And what did we get in return for their leadership? Over half a million people dead, over a trillion dollars added to the national debt, a wrecked economy, and racism out in full view for everyone to see. Not to mention massive gun violence, crumbling roads and bridges, and a vicious attack on truth, science, and any piece of information that might save lives.

So since I vote for candidates who want to save lives and make things better for everyone and die I’m a part of the problem and not the solution?

To anyone who says that I say in return: take your gaslighting deflecting bullshit and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

And the reason I call bullshit on arguments saying my positions are not part of the solution but part of the problem is because there is no specific argument being made in reply to the positions I take. All I hear from conservatives is there is not enough money to fix things or make things better. Oh really? Then why was there money for a trillion-dollar tax cut and a shit-ton of military-grade hardware we don’t need, and for just flat-out stealing with shady business deals from the White House? Oh, I know the answer to those questions: trickle-down economics.

The conservative side of the house here still believes in the idea that if you give money to rich people they’ll let it trickle-down to the rest of us. Does anyone other than myself see what absolute bullshit that is? Because one, rich folk hoard money in a million different ways and two, does anyone understand that hoarding money doesn’t fuel an economy?

Now, am I going to say liberal progressive Democrats and the Democratic party are perfect? Hell no. No one is perfect and demanding perfection is total fucking bullshit and another attempt at deflection. It’s nitpicking at best and at worst, it’s bringing up past bullshit that’s not relevant now. The Democratic party of Clinton and Obama has learned and evolved to what it’s becoming now: formulate clear and effective policies for the present and the future and be honest and blunt in addressing injustice and fighting corruption. They’ve learned you can’t do Republican-lite like Clinton did, or talk to crossed-arm brick-walled humans like Obama tried to. You just state your position then go about making it work.

But getting back to the goat…

It’s hard as hell to run for any elected office these days. You have the internet blasting crap twenty-four-seven and if you were dumb enough to post stuff on the internet it’s there for everyone to see. But if your stuff was writing internet screeds and skateboarding (Beto O’Rourke), hosting late-night radio shows on independent radio stations (Mayor Ron Nierenberg of San Antonio), being busted for playing the bongos naked in your own house (potential Texas gubernatorial candidate Matthew McConaughey), or making a video tribute to ‘The Breakfast Club’ (Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortex, D-NY), well it’s better than what’s coming from the other side.

The other side being several members of Congress I can use as an example: under federal investigation for sex trafficking of minors (Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-FL), trafficking in conspiracy theories and racist shit so much you get stripped of your committee assignments (Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene – R-GA), having a restaurant get cited for numerous health-code violations (Lauren Boebert – R-CO), and having two ex-wives served divorced papers while these women were battling cancer (former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich).

So compared to lying, cheating, law-breaking hypocrites I’d vote for a goat before any candidate like that. And by the way, Gaetz, Greene, and Boebert have not introduced any legislation at all to address real issues facing this country such as healthcare, unemployment, and infrastructure to name a few. In fact, most Republican candidates seem to see politics as a way to get a lifetime job in right-wing media or as lobbyists and not formulate any legislation that doesn’t involve violating human rights (the bills against transgendered children) or stripping people of their right to vote (the new voting laws in Georgia and Arkansas).

So policy over party, or voting for a goat? If the goat is swilling beer and making good policy, I’ll take him over the human and party behind them that’s spewing garbage and hate any damn day of the week.

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