The Bad Taste of Politics
I don't like politics. Not on the local, regional or national level. I try very hard not to get involved in any of it. But sometimes, I can't help myself.
First of all, let me say, I don't think anyone should be punished over their political views. I don't have any issues with somebody that thinks differently than I do. It's personal, it comes from the way you were raised, where you were raised and how you were raised. I'm certainly not going to defend my entire life to explain why I like or dislike a candidate. I am pretty middle of the road, myself. I like to think of myself as an American, not a republican or democrat.
Last night was the White House Correspondents dinner. Typically, the current administration gets roasted at one of these things. Last night they got attacked. Particularly Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (I feel I should say here that while I am not much of a President Trump fan, he is, in fact, my President.) I couldn't believe the vile and hateful crap that spewed from the "comedians" mouth. There's a difference in being bullied and being roasted. And bullying is NEVER right, no matter who delivers the punches. Do I think President Trump bullied a special needs reporter during the campaign? Yes, I do. Was it revolting? Yes, it was. Do you rectify that by bullying his ENTIRE administration every single time you get the chance? Of course, not. This comedian, and I refuse to give her any free publicity by mentioning her name, not only made fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' profession, but her appearance. So much for women backing women and #MeToo . I swear if Sarah Huckabee Sanders would've gotten physically attacked last night, this comedian would've led the cheering squad while watching it.
But I think the most offensive thing to me was her abortion celebration. Here's the "joke" told about Vice President Mike Pence: "He thinks abortion is murder, so first of all, don't knock it until you've tried it..and when you do try it, really knock it. You know, you've got to get that baby out of there."
Now...I'm not going to get into an abortion argument here, I have my own thought on that, too. You can believe abortion is murder, you can march for right to life, you can march for a woman's right to choose and believe the government should have no control of what you do with your body. But who the hell celebrates abortion, even if they are supposedly "joking?"
I'm amazed by the way bad behavior and poor taste is now just accepted.
This concludes my political speech for the year.