“A 51% majority of likely voters express at least some concern about the possibility of violence on Election Day; one in five are “very concerned.” Three of four say they have confidence that the United States will have the peaceful transfer of power that has marked American democracy for more than 200 years, but just 40% say they are “very confident” about that.” – USA Today
I have already experienced violence during this Presidential election. I experienced it again today while I was gassing up my car. One of my communities finer citizens came up to me while I was pumping gas and asked, and I quote “What kind of pussy votes for Hillary?” I responded with a smile, “The kind of pussy that wouldn’t vote for a redneck piece of shit like Trump”. Bubba didn’t like my answer. Bubba also didn’t like the fact that a 6 foot tall, 240 pound white male who could kick his short fat ass up and down the parking lot gave him this answer. Bubba then uttered these profound words “Whatever dude” and walked his sorry ass into the store.
This was my second encounter this week with one of Trump’s finest. I wondered if I was being targeted because I am a white male. I have a hard time imagining that Bubba would have bothered me today if I was a female and I doubt “F*ck you” guy would have expressed his delight with me if I had been a black male. I might be wrong, but that is what I am beginning to believe.
Maybe these two dumb rednecks think I am betraying “our” race somehow by not supporting Trump. That an old fat white guy (me) should be voting for the old fat white guy (Trump). I wonder if Bernie Sanders had been the Democratic nominee, another old fat white guy, if that would have been a more palatable option for me to support. Or is their anger directed towards Hillary or simply Democrats in general?
I will vote on November the 8th at a VERY conservative Baptist Church in my neighborhood. This has always freaked me out, remember, separation of Church and State. Given my recent encounters I now have visions of Trump supporters lining the street that leads to the Church from my neighborhood. Given all the bumper stickers I have on my car I am going to be easy to spot as the tree hugging, Grateful Dead listening, COEXIST loving, Hillary voting, liberal. Maybe I should wear a “Such a Nasty Woman” t-shirt to avoid any confusion!
Everyone, get out and vote! You can’t bitch about the outcome unless your vote counted.