“Between now and November 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”
Unfortunately this isn’t trash talk from some middle school bully… it’s a public threat made by a Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate to his incumbent opponent.
With the midterm elections tomorrow, I wanted to take some time today to remind you who your vote actually supports.
Politics has likely never been more divisive in the US… and the politicians continually stoke this flame, often times, like with the quote above, inciting their constituents to carry out violent acts against the opposing party.
It’s completely despicable that this has become the state of government in the land of the free… instead of focusing the public’s attention on solving the big problems the US faces (like debt), politicians stoke partisan flames to advance their own self interests.
And they encourage outright violence. One congresswoman encouraged supporters to attack members of the Cabinet if they saw them in public…
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Calling for violence because you don’t agree with the opposing party is totally pathetic. It’s something I’d expect to see in a third-world country, not the world’s leading economic power.
And it’s one of the many, many reasons I don’t vote.
At the end of the day, you’re forced to choose between two, self-serving candidates who will say whatever BS they have to gain/retain power.
People think they can use their vote to get “the right guy in power.” But the truth is, the new guy just turns into the last guy… because the whole system is broken.
The government spends almost every tax dollar it takes in to pay interest on its debt and on entitlements like social security and Medicare.
And the government’s own projections show the country going only deeper and deeper into debt.