The Blue Wave

B2629D38-47BD-487F-9C42-35505FF00AAAI have always thought that voting is an American principle and a basic democratic right that should be protected, promoted, and practiced. And I believed that, regardless of political party or ideology, one aspect of our American democracy that is sacrosanct is the right and duty to vote.

But boy oh boy was I naive. One party, the Republican Party, is going to great lengths in states controlled by Republican governors and/or legislators, to limit voting rights, particularly those of minority populations. In state after Republican state, roadblocks are being thrown in the path of a segment of voters in a blatant voter suppression initiative. In some cases, it’s reducing or closing polling places in minority districts. In other cases it’s purging registered voters from the voting rolls.

It’s actually quite scary how these fleek politicians keep trying to take advantage of those that they don’t see as worthy, that they don’t see as equals, that don’t look like them, that don’t pray like them, that they see as “the other.”

But at the risk of sounding like an internet troll, they will get theirs in November when the blue wave will come in and flush away their castle in the sand.


Written for the following one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (scary), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fleek), Daily Addictions (advantage), Word of the Day Challenge (troll), Scotts Daily Prompt (flush), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (castle).

9 thoughts on “The Blue Wave

    • Fandango October 13, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      According to Dictionary.com, fleek means “flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.; looking great.”

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  1. cagedunn October 13, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Please let it be this way. Please. let people not be fooled by the pr and [bleep – bleep – bleep] –

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  2. Jina Bazzar October 14, 2018 / 1:18 am

    Good stream.
    Politicians forget the part that they are public servants and that those minorities are still part of the country.

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    • Fandango October 14, 2018 / 7:09 am

      And a growing part. These Republican politicians are like salmon swimming upstream.

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    • Fandango October 14, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Yes, and the Georgia Secretary of State, who is the Republican candidate for governor, is guilty of voter suppression.

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