Today my Facebook news feed was filled with sorrowful posts consisting of basically “the country is doomed because Donald trump won.” Didn’t see much from the other side in terms of gloating (not to say its not happening and celebrating is different from gloating). From my news feed you would have thought aliens had elected Donald Trump because no American would actually vote for him. The fact is 59 million of us voted for him. So where are they all ? Where did they come from? I”m going to tell you (in my humble opinion) exactly where they came from.

My favorite post I came across this morning was a tweet and I quote “If you vote for trump today, make sure to explain to your lgbt+, female, black, latino/a, muslim friends why they don’t matter to you.” This literally made me LOL. The absurdness of this statement was so infuriating that it was hilarious. To all the groups named in that post, (trigger warning) it isn’t all about you.

Is it any wonder that there seemed to be Trump supporters hiding all over the nation? No one wants to be called a racist, islamiphobic or xenophobic. I would not be stupid enough to say that the groups mentioned above never experience any type of discrimination. However, I would place money on the fact that most people that voted for Trump are not any of these things. What are they?

Maybe they are people that want obamacare overturned cause it cost them 100s of dollars a month and they still don’t get good health care. Maybe its someone who has lost there job to illegal immigrants (it happens). Maybe its someone voting the republican platform cause they do not agree with abortion. Maybe its people who have seen the welfare system abused. Maybe its people who don’t think global warming is a thing. Whatever! There are MANY reasons why a person would have voted for Trump and it has NOTHING to do with there transgender co worker!

I went to the polls yesterday and voted what was important to me. What is important to me? Right now in my little family it happens to be jobs and healthcare. So I voted for what I thought was best. I did not have to come home and explain to my husband that he didn’t matter to me (he is an immigrant from South America).

I could have made a terrible mistake at the polls. Time will tell. But one thing is for sure. I am not a racist. I have no problem with the LGBT+ community. I happen to think Latino’s are pretty fantastic and I don’t think all Muslims want to blow up buildings. I would bet that most of the closet trump supporters are like me. Generally speaking kind, hardworking people who are tired of the system and wanted a change. It appeared that the change they wanted might come through Donald Trump. So they jumped in hoping for the best.

59 million people didn’t get up Tuesday morning to vote to hurt peoples feelings. They voted what they thought was best for their country. Now we can argue all freaking day long if it really is best. But stop telling people who voted differently from you that their racist. They aren’t and thats a baseless childish argument.


7 thoughts on “Just stop it (opinion)

  1. Forgive me for saying so, but so said ordinary nice Germans as Hitler rose to power.
    We don’t know the future but he sure spelled out his vision in no uncertain terms and you voted for that vision. I really hope it turns out well for you and the rest of us, as you think.


    1. Thanks for your comment. 🙂
      Your right. Germans were in a terrible situation after world war 1 and they wanted change which Hitler promised. Did it end up being good change? No. I don’t think anyone would argue with that.
      Obama promised change. I didn’t appreciate his change. Clinton would have mostly likely continued in his change. I didn’t want that. So I voted for something different. Particularly health care.
      To be honest I’m a little tired of the whole hitler comparisons of either of the candidates. Neither deserve that. I have done some of my own study of world war 2 and both candidates have said things that have come out of Hitler’s mouth. All that means is that they are smart politicians.

      Thanks again for your comment and I appreciate your view.


      1. Thanks for your generous response.
        The Hitler thing … it makes me reflect. It’s not name calling it’s reflecting from history. In Europe, we have sat back and allowed people escaping wars to be held in awful situations, with barely a protest. Soon you may be faced with seeing families forcibly bussed to internment camps. For all of us, whoever we voted for, whatever our intentions when we did so, there comes a time when have to choose whether we stand up against the developing horror. Wait too long and it becomes much harder. I don’t know when we do that either.
        I’m curious what’s your objection to healthcare. Here it’s seen as a basic right and I and my colleagues work long hours to deliver it, free at the point of need.


      2. Oh goodness. Well my biggest problem with health care is cost. I am not a person that thinks health care should be free but I do think it should be fair. I am a self pay patient cause I can’t afford the high premiums. Some states are pretty good with self pay patients (like Washington) but others (like Iowa where I am now) are absolutely terrible. I am in the middle of my 2nd pregnancy right now and my mid wife informed me that they used to offer great discounts to self pay patients but the Feds came in and basically told them it was illegal to give cash paying patients discounts. So here I am paying close to 1000 dollars for an ultrasound. And my little boy is having complications so I could be at 4 or 5 ultrasounds by the time this adds up.

        I don’t want someone else to pay for my healthcare but I do want a market I can compete in and get what’s best for my family. Obamacare doesn’t let me do that. I feel like it basically penalizing me for not being poor enough for free care or rich enough for good care and that’s frustrating. Thanks for your hard work! I very much appreciate the people who dedicate their lives to helping others in the medical field. 🙂


      3. Just to say my thoughts are with you. It does sound tough and as if Obama care did not deliver what he intended.
        Here, it’s not that someone else pays but that we have a social contract, we all pay in, we all gain. I have greatly benefited. I have children, with all pre natal care feee, my son has growth hormone replacement, he also developed a temporary life threatening condition age 11 and was treated and now is fine, my mother had great care before she died this year and so on.
        The system creaks and there are definitely problems. Good care is not free, we pay throughout our lives, but it’s free when you need it which is usually when you are most financially challenged.
        For me and many other doctors, nurses etc, the fact we work in a national health service is a matter of pride. We generally go well over the extra mile. I worked til late last night preparing information so cancer cases I will see tomorrow can be treated as people, because I’m on top of the complexities of their cancer before I walk in the room. Many of my colleagues also make money outside the service in insured work but they work hard in the NHS as first priority.
        Perhaps Trump can reform Obama care to a national health service.
        I hope all goes well with you.

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