Enough Politics Already

9539D001-DE79-44BE-A4F7-9DCA1DD446FFI’ve made a decision. I’m going to throw caution to the wind. I’m going to stop posting about Trump and about politics. I know what you’re thinking: finally! Let me explain.

We have a leader who doesn’t understand what it means to demonstrate leadership. And the empirical evidence shows that Trump has turned what he called the swamp into a zoo filled with corrupt, incompetent sycophants.

But you all know that. Deep down inside, even you Republicans know that he’s destroying the Republic. But people are gonna believe what they’re gonna believe and do what they’re gonna do, no matter what the reality is.

So I’m tired of pissing in the wind. Nobody gives a shit what Fandango thinks, anyway. Enough is enough. I’m calling it quits. No more posts about politics or about Trump. I promise.

For now, anyway.


Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (caution), Jibber Jabber (finally), Ragtag Daily Prompts (explain), The Daily Spur (leadership), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (empirical), and Word of the Day Challenge (zoo).

65 thoughts on “Enough Politics Already

  1. J.E.M. Wildfire June 30, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Well, I, for one, give a shit what you think. I’ll be most interested to see if you make it even 24 hours without a political peep.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 5:18 pm

      Well, let’s see what asinine things he says or does in the next 24 hours! 😉

      Liked by 3 people

      • Christine Bolton June 30, 2020 / 9:02 pm

        You just can’t give in now after all we’ve been through, and so much more to come!!! 🤣
        You never know, the Trump family could go out like the Romanoffs!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 11:16 pm

          I heard a rumor today that some of the Republican leaders are thinking about pressuring Trump to resign and will then put up Nikki Haley as their candidate this year.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje June 30, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    I like your political posts as they echo my feelings and I think those of a lot of sensible people. At least it’s a way of venting.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks. Yes it’s a way of venting, but it’s also frustrating, since nothing I write and post is going to change anything.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje July 1, 2020 / 5:00 am

        It might change the outlook of a few readers. You never know.

        Liked by 2 people

  3. rugby843 June 30, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    I care what you think and do not stop writing about it. We can’t give up.

    Sent from my iPad

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    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl. I just need a break from politics, I think.

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  4. msjadeli June 30, 2020 / 3:29 pm

    I got absentee voter paperwork in the mail last week. They had boxes to check for whether I want to vote absentee for the august election, the november election, or both. Because of C-19, I checked both boxes. What was most troubling about the form was another box: would you like to vote absentee for all further elections? My stomach started churning. I hesitated at the november box and had a major balk at “all further elections.” You know how easy it is to tamper with electronic voting machines, but at least there are signatures on the small sheets when you go in and your name is highlighted in the printout, and I’m sure other checks and balances that make it seem like its on the up and up. If you remove those and just send in a piece of paper that may or may not get “lost in the mail”….

    During the last half of March, all of April, and half of May, I’d be lucky if the mailman showed up a couple of times a week. Headlines are screaming that the post office is on the verge of bankruptcy. And now they want to switch voters over to all absentee? Something stinks here, and I don’t like it.

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    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 10:59 pm

      I’ve voted by mail since I first moved to California a decade ago. There’s a website from the local Board of Elections where you can go to to see if your mail-in ballot was received and if it was processed and recorded.

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      • msjadeli July 1, 2020 / 12:53 pm

        That is a big relief. Of course it doesn’t tell you how you voted, does it? I think it should if you sign in with a password.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen July 1, 2020 / 12:37 pm

      I think some people are afraid their vote won’t be counted if they vote or attempt to vote by mail (I’ve had that worry), while others are talking like they’re concerned too many people will vote.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Fandango July 1, 2020 / 4:19 pm

        I’ve voted by mail for the past decade and have not had an issue with my vote being counted.

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        • Marleen July 1, 2020 / 8:36 pm

          I’ve voted by mail once before. But I’m not aware there was any way to know it was counted. This year, though, I hear there is a way to find out at least that it was received or when it was received.

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          • Fandango July 1, 2020 / 11:20 pm

            It may depend upon the state or jurisdiction in which you vote.

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  5. Sue June 30, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    Oh, but they were fun to read! And yes, WE care what you think.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Taswegian1957 June 30, 2020 / 4:13 pm

    I haven’t known you for very long but somehow I doubt you will be able to restrain yourself as the election draws closer. It’s good to have a place to vent anyway.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 11:01 pm

      Yeah, my hiatus from political posts will probably be short-lived. 🙄

      Liked by 1 person

  7. imagineambition June 30, 2020 / 8:21 pm

    Truly don’t think he caused it. There was a disease in our society – lack of care for others, belief that “freedom” means you can do whatever you want whenever you want no matter who it hurts, belief that “freedom” means you can sue someone every time you don’t get your way, and most importantly a lack of respect for education – that was already spreading unchecked. He is on an extreme end of those beliefs. The extreme rich end, which means he got into power and is able to shine the microscope on our deep rooted societal problems, exposing and nourishing them at the same time.

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    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 11:09 pm

      You’re right, all this didn’t start with him, but he’s exploiting it for his own personal ambitions and to the detriment of most of the rest of us and to our country.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Christine Bolton July 1, 2020 / 8:43 am

      Yes rights without the responsibility that goes along with them. It seems to have been that way for as long as I have lived here. There is a selfishness there that is hard for me to swallow. 😢

      Liked by 2 people

  8. iidorun June 30, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    This is all written just for the prompts, right? Right? …..

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango June 30, 2020 / 11:12 pm

      Yes, for the prompts. But I do need to take a break from political posts and from being obsessed with Donald Trump and how he is ruining this country and our society. So not JUST for the prompts.

      Liked by 2 people

      • iidorun July 1, 2020 / 8:33 pm

        It can be exhausting. Especially since it’s like banging your head against a wall or shouting in the wind. Rest…recharge…this is a marathon and not a sprint….we still have to get to November….❤️

        Liked by 2 people

  9. Mister Bump UK June 30, 2020 / 10:43 pm

    yup, there comes a point where everything that needs saying has already been said. Especially when we write things, because writing is forever. Nobody’s going to change their mind from here.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Melanie B Cee July 1, 2020 / 6:36 am

    I hope you’re writing for the prompt(s) and you’re not serious. Sure people care about what YOU think, you’re sort of a pressure gauge/valve for me, you do the heavy lifting (reading and listening to what that waste of toxic skin is doing and saying. I can’t, so I come read what Fandango is saying about it and I go away informed, without having a stroke. Reporters (whether professional ((and what reporter IS professional these days??)) or amateur) are never popular with everyone. One thing I will say is that they’re brave. They DARE to say the unthinkable aloud and tell us about what otherwise might go unheralded. You keep writing about politics or any damned thing you like. You got an audience, an APPRECIATIVE one.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Suze July 1, 2020 / 7:27 am

    I read this and thought”this’ll last about a week”..good luck my friend

    Liked by 2 people

  12. leigha66 July 3, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    I care about what Fandango thinks. I hear more about Trump and what he’s done from you than what I can stomach of the “news” anymore. I can usually get through local news and that is about it, forget the network stuff. Take a break, but I hope you are here to guide us through November at least!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. victoriarose002 August 11, 2020 / 8:34 am

    Understandable because there is so much going on with politics and it can be really tiring and depressing to write about.

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  14. BrivatheDiva September 2, 2020 / 8:14 am

    I just posted something similar! Over it.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. A. Ameenah September 14, 2020 / 7:53 pm

    This is so true, I’m so tired of the political scene, but it really does make a great debate

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