If you are anything like me, you are probably sick and tired of both political parties in our country.
What I simply cannot understand is why it is so difficult for Americans to comprehend the fact that both parties, and particularly the party leadership, have gone astray.
Why does it have to be a situation of we are good and they are bad?
Or we are right and they are wrong?
Let’s take the current example of President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine and Joe Biden’s previous activity with Ukraine.
Any free thinking individual could look at this situation and say that Trump asking the Ukraine to investigate a political rival was absurd and there is no place for that in the White House.
And any free thinking individual can also look at the facts surrounding Biden’s involvement with Ukraine and thwarting any investigation into his son as also absurd and incredibly dodgy behavior.
Why do republicans need to defend Trumps’ behavior and why do democrats need to defend Biden’s behavior?
These people don’t care about you or I, they care about money and power. So why do we constantly try to defend either of them as well as other members of party leadership?
Why has it become so difficult for Americans, and yes, we are all Americans before we are republicans or democrats, to say THEY ARE BOTH SLIME BALLS, and call for a change in leadership right across the entire political spectrum?
I personally think there are two reasons for this:
1) A psychological reason – no one ever wants to admit they were wrong, and no one ever wants to admit that they voted for or supported a bad person. As a result, people will take any position they can to make themselves feel better about their decisions. If they can find anyway to spin an action taken by Trump or Biden, it makes them feel as if they did not vote for a bad person and it makes them feel better about themselves. So I think a lot of this absurd spin we see by members of each party is more about self-preservation than truly believing the irrational spin they are constantly spewing.
2) The lesser of two evils – I think many people in America believe that they have done good by supporting the lesser of two evils. They believe that their absurd spin and constantly supporting the one evil over another is a noble cause because they have spared themselves and the nation an even worse evil. There is certainly some logic to that position, but that position is also a main cause of why we have such terrible political leadership in our nation today. It is because leaders know that they can do anything and not lose the support of their base. They know full well that their base views them as the lesser of two evils and are willing to hold their noses and overlook virtually any flaw imaginable.
A continuation on either path is incredibly detrimental to our nation. Because if we never admit we are wrong, or become satisfied supporting an evil simply because we believe it is the lesser of two evils, we will continue to be faced with a choice between absolutely terrible political candidates.
The 2016 election was the worst choice of my lifetime.
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were absolutely terrible candidates to lead our nation, and no matter who won, we would be seeing similar slimy behavior in the White House right now.
That type of choice should be unacceptable to all Americans, and once again, we are AMERICANS, before we are republicans or democrats.
It is about time that we all swallow our pride for the good of the nation.
We need to get off our high horses and all admit that we have all voted for and supported some truly bad people.
We need to also no longer accept the position of supporting the lesser of two evils, as that is not a noble cause. A truly noble cause is accepting neither evil and demanding better leadership. And that, once again, goes for BOTH parties.
We are the voting public and we are the ones with the true power. Because we decide who leads our nation.
And until we make the choice to change how we view our political leadership and our process of selecting candidates, nothing in American politics will change.