Earlier this week I voted in the early voting for the midterm election. I voted for Beto O’Rourke in hopes that he will cast enough sunshine on the Vampire Ted Cruz to turn the old smirking blood-sucker into dust. (You can see in the picture that Cruz smeared on a lot of sunscreen, but hopefully, he didn’t have enough time to slather it on thick enough to cover some of the worst things he is trying to cover up.)
I did, however, hear before the day was out that some people who voted straight-ticket Democratic ballots saw their results come out of the machine on the check screen as if they had voted for Cruz for senator. How absolutely evil and vampire-like is that?
I desperately need Democrats to win at least the House of Representatives. There has to be a check on Trumpism. I am a diabetic retired schoolteacher who has gone bankrupt over healthcare expenses and can’t afford to go on insulin even before the Republican overlords finish hacking at and slaying Obamacare with its provisions to protect people with pre-existing conditions. And it comes as no surprise to me that Republicans in Texas are willing to cheat to win elections. Non-white and poor voters vastly outnumber the millionaire and billionaire white people who own and operate the State. There is a need to cheat to hold on to power so the downtrodden don’t try to rise up and take back what they have a right to, and in the process possibly accidentally eat the rich people.
And Fearless Leader has adopted tactics that are alarming as well. Not only has he promised to send 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico to fight a “caravan” of asylum seekers and put them into tent-city prison camps, but he has given them permission to shoot to kill if someone throws a rock at them, after a nine-year-old immigrant girl threw a rock at a soldier. His autocratic tendencies are now in full view of the public, and the majority can see the parallels to Nazism, and 44% of Americans polled seem to like it.
Calling Republicans names and lamenting their rule is exhausting and probably pointless. I fully accept that they probably do have the power to keep winning in spite of not representing the majority of the people of this country. But I do what I have to in order to fight against toxic ideas. I voted against them. I wrote a post that insults them. And now I need to get back to the serious work of writing stuff that makes people laugh (okay, actually stuff that makes me laugh, and maybe a few other people too.)