WDP — Political Views

How have your political views changed over time?

I’ve always, ever since I was old enough to have formed political views, thought of myself as a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. And in both cases, I would have said my positions were moderate. Neither far left on the social side, nor far right on the fiscal side.

But my political views have, over the past two decades, shifted more to the left. It started with the 2020 presidential election when the conservative Supreme Court handed the presidency to the Republican candidate, George W. Bush, even though the Democratic candidate, Al Gore, had half a million more votes nationwide, than did George W. Bush.

But it was when the totally unqualified egomaniac, Donald Trump “won” the presidential election in 2016, even though the highly qualified Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, received three million more votes nationwide than did Trump, that I moved even further to the left.

And when Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, but claimed the election was stolen and, to this day, has yet to concede, and then orchestrated an insurrection to attempt to stay in office and to prevent Joe Biden from being officially declared the winner, that is when I moved very far to the left and lost my faith in politics in America.

So my political views in the past two decades have changed from one who believed in and supported the political process in America, to one who has lost all hope in that process.

22 thoughts on “WDP — Political Views

  1. Sadje December 30, 2022 / 8:40 pm

    It’s the same in my country too.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong December 30, 2022 / 8:54 pm

    It’s pretty hard to keep believing. We really need to see someone “up there” who is worth electing instead of very old people who even I think — and I’m old too! — are too old to do the job as it needs to be done — or total bums. I started out left, slid slightly to the middle, then went all the way left again.

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  3. bushboy December 30, 2022 / 10:36 pm

    Any further left and you’ll have to move to Havana 😂

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  4. donmatthewspoetry December 31, 2022 / 1:16 am

    All depends on the calibre of candidate put up for election unless I’m missing something?………..

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    • Fandango December 31, 2022 / 7:18 am

      The last two Republican American presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, we’re not the highest caliber candidates. Especially Trump, who was totally unqualified. The candidates who often win, like Trump and all of his minions, are those who have the largest campaign funding and who can galvanize the stupidest and most naive, vile members of the electorate.

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      • donmatthewspoetry December 31, 2022 / 2:16 pm

        Sigh…….Yes, people don’t vote on common sense. This is why democracy is being eroded……..

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  5. Marleen December 31, 2022 / 2:13 am

    I looked this up, from Wikipedia, after the story I’ll include.

    Under: 2021 Buffalo mayoral election

    The 2021 Buffalo mayoral election was held on November 2, 2021. Democratic Mayor Byron Brown won his fifth-term in office as a write-in candidate.[1] Brown’s victory marked the first time since 1985 that Buffalo did not elect the Democratic nominee for mayor.

    Four-time incumbent Democratic Mayor Byron Brown lost the June Democratic primary to India Walton, a political activist and nurse. Brown chose to run in the general election as a write-in candidate, and then attempted to obtain ballot access, but continued as a write-in when he was unable to secure a place on the ballot. The race attracted national attention as a proxy battle between progressives and moderates with Walton running as a socialist, and Brown running with moderate Democratic as well as Republican support.[2] In addition to Brown, there were at least three other write-in candidates.

    On the night of November 3, 2021, Brown declared his victory over Walton although tabulation of the write-in votes in Erie County (of which Buffalo is a part of) would not commence until November 17.[2] The day after the election, Walton released a statement stating that although a victory “seems unlikely,” her campaign would not concede until all votes were counted.[3] Brown’s victory became official on November 19, 2021.[1]

    Abject Failure in Buffalo: Blizzard Death Toll
    Rises as Activists Slam City’s … Response

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    • Marleen December 31, 2022 / 2:17 am

      I have no idea why the link/video didn’t
      show up; here (below) I’m trying again:

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    • Marleen December 31, 2022 / 2:19 am

      How Two Heroic Mothers Tracked Down a
      Kidnapper of Babies Despite Clueless Cops

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    • Marleen December 31, 2022 / 10:47 am

      The Real reason[s …] Southwest Airlines is in Total Meltdown

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      • Marleen December 31, 2022 / 11:28 am

        Watch Airport Cop Threaten to
        Arrest Stranded Passengers Waiting …

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      • Marleen December 31, 2022 / 12:30 pm

        “Tired of the Apologies”…

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  6. newepicauthor December 31, 2022 / 6:58 am

    The hanging chads was a big crock and Jebb rigged the Florida election for his brother.

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  7. Roy December 31, 2022 / 10:39 am

    It’s a tough situation. Losing faith and not voting is just like voting for “the other guy.” Dropping out of political activism (to one degree or other) is like if Ukraine rolled over to Putin. If I live to be a thousand years old, I will always regard the Trump era as the turning point where we all saw the lowest common denominator win the day.

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    • Fandango December 31, 2022 / 11:44 am

      I agree with your assessment of the Trump era. I haven’t dropped out. I still vote, but with all the crap that’s going on, I’m not sure if it will do any good.

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  8. Lauren December 31, 2022 / 5:01 pm

    It’s such a shame that the “good guys” wherever they are aren’t running for office.

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