Steve Martaindale

Author of the JP Weiscarver Mystery Series

67. It matters

It matters

It is 67 days until the next U.S. congressional midterm election.

I have abstained from commenting on the death of Sen. John McCain – and Trump’s embarrassing actions following it – until now.

While I appreciated how McCain pitched in at times to slow some of the Republican madness, I was often disappointed that he didn’t do what he could to drive a nail into the coffin. Regardless, I feel an American cannot help but respect his ordeal as a long-term prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

Trump’s handling of McCain was a disgrace.

Here’s the point:

This, too, matters.

Trump has done … and continues to do … an astounding number of amazingly thoughtless and juvenile things. The temptation is to write them off as Donny being Donny, but that’s not right.

Whether we like it or not and until it’s undone, he’s the president of the United States of America.

As such, the way he conducts himself, the things he says, what he tweets, who he insults, who he hurts … it all matters.

In order to start repairing the damage, we must vote in a Blue Wave of Democrats to Congress, to state legislatures, to statewide offices, to county offices.

Click here to make sure you’re registered to vote. Plan to vote early. Carry any documentation that may be requested of you. Go with friends.

Stand up. We all matter.

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