Will the Real America Please Stand Up?

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So, I’m not a Bushite, but when the alternative is Donald Trump, Jeb’s simple human decency stands out. A few quotes from this article worth thinking about as we head into the Florida primary:

“He’s entertaining,” [Bush said] of Trump, “unless you’re a woman, or Hispanic, or a disabled person. But it’s not so entertaining when you get disparaged.”

Or:
Bush: “It’s not strong to denigrate people. It’s a sign of weakness.”

Or:
“When one voter mentioned that she had a special-needs child, Jeb spoke with tremendous passion and fluency about educational solutions for developmentally disabled kids. Please recall that Trump mocked a disabled man by making gimpy arm motions.”

Personal note -if Trump could make fun of a disabled reporter on national television, what do you think he’d have to say about this little guy?

Owen on the Rock in WV 12-30-15

And all of this says nothing about The Donald’s terrifying foreign policy agenda.

Next time you stop to pray for America, remember that America is not just made up of angry rich white billionaires, but also of people of color, people with disabilities, the sick, the poor, people of different faiths, and a whole lot of children of immigrants (unless you are Native American, this means you!).

So if you do pray, pray for all of us, and for us to be a country that chooses compassion over hate this election season.

 

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2 responses »

  1. I’m totally in agreement with you, but I don’t think the GOP will stand up this time. Trump’s likely to be their nominee. If you object, you’ll have to vote for the Democrat, a third party candidate, or no one.

  2. The current political season seems to be a lesson in how anger blinds and deafens people. I will not be surprised to hear any of the candidates counter a photo like the one you include here with a comment similar to “Don’t confuse me with the facts.” I hope that we’re better than the people we elect to represent us, but I fear we get the leaders we deserve. Anyway, thanks, Juliana, for posting this timely reminder.

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