• Dave Erickson

A Barking Donkey. A Forgetful Elephant. Your Election Day Choices.

Election Day is near at hand. Following one of, if not THE most disgusting displays of slop-slinging in the history of American politics, the moment of truth, or perceived truth, has arrived!

On Tuesday, Americans, non-Americans, illegal immigrants, and your dead grandparents will cast votes for the next president of the United States.

Yes, voter fraud, it’s a thing-- American as baseball, Apple pie, and bogus charitable foundations channeling slush funds for crooked politicians.

The pandering and the posturing. The mud and the sling. It has all come down to this one day. The last bastions of hope for their respective parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two sharks in a sea of contemptible.

So, let’s take one last look at our choices before we’re swallowed whole.

For the Republicans, and use that term loosely, Donald Trump. His behavior has been, well, not traditional. But pre-election behavior routinely serves as a barometer of presidential temperament, and I dare say, Trump IS presidential, if by “presidential” you mean, Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton, a man who did NOT have sexual relations with that woman. And by “that woman” he means, of course, Hillary. The candidate who loves to play, but only if you pay, whose ivory tower, like her pantsuits, is lined with Teflon, and whose penchant for email is rivaled only by her commitment to security.

Yes, email deleted into that black hole of cyberspace, which is exactly where you’ll find Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, smoking a joint and pontificating the merits of global thermonuclear war in the Middle East.

And rounding out the ballot is the nominee of the Green Party, Dr. Jill Stein.


So, at the beginning of the day, you really have two choices, and regardless of who wins, at the END of the day we’re left with that sinking feeling, like Howard Beale, that we know things are bad - worse than bad. They’re crazy!

And by midnight on Election Night the only thing left for any of us to do is to get up from our chair, go to the window, open it, and stick our head out and yell, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Don’t forget to vote! God bless America!

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