…you run the risk of missing important information about the remaining candidates.
Starting on Sunday, I went on a two-day tear on social media, Trump-trolling, as it were. The candidate’s attack on the Muslim family who’d lose a son to war went beyond anything I could stomach, and then the Republican candidate accepted a Purple Heart from what I believe to have been a misguided veteran, to which Trump joked that he’d always wanted one.
A tech-savvy veteran who had earned a Purple Heart set up a GoFundMe page to send Trump to war, so that he can win that Purple Heart legitimately. A bunch of the rest of us covered Facebook and Twitter with photos of our relatives who’d earned Purple Hearts (my father won three), along with our extreme disappointment that Trump would make light of such a military honor.
I may have posted some curse words, as well.
OK. I did.
This is not an apology for that, but I was driving around yesterday thinking about how laser-focusing one’s ire on one candidate makes one less vigilant about the rest of the field. I am on record of thinking the Republican candidate for president is the worst candidate, ever. I don’t know how many more times I need to say that. I’ll probably take a few more jabs, but for those of us who are apoplectic at the state of the Republican party, vigilance is necessary and not just aimed at the bigoted, blind, misogynistic narcissists in the room.