11/7/16 – I’m With Them


I try to be as open and honest as I can and this is just something I can’t keep in any longer. I can’t hold back, the stakes are too high. Most of those on my newsfeed have shared their opinions for close to a year and I’ve held back for the most part as to not offend anyone or avoid argument. But there is nothing to argue about anymore, this is how I feel and it is VERY important to me!

I couldn’t sleep last night. When I did fall asleep I had nightmares about the election tomorrow. Who led those nightmares? Donald Trump. Even when I type that it doesn’t seem real. Do we all remember a year ago when the country thought it was a joke that he wanted to run for President of the United States of America? Read that again, folks, President of the United States of America. This is a MASSIVE job for serious people. It was a joke then and is still a joke now.

I could write on and on about why he isn’t qualified and why Hillary is, but you have all seen everything by now. Many people choose to believe that the things they see but don’t agree with are lies…funny how that works. We have a habit of not being open to information if it doesn’t align with our ideology. I don’t affiliate 100% with one of the two parties and I vote for folks on both sides, regardless of their party. I vote for people for their agendas and the issues they care about. Shoot, I didn’t vote for Mitt Romney or John McCain, but my life would be just fine if the two of them had won.

One of my biggest issues is that there are so many people out there that vote for who their parents do, their spouses do, their friends do, without doing their own research or having a voice of their own. STOP THAT! Take the time to research, read, talk to people, have your OWN voice! It’s so important! Not just in politics, but in everything we do. My own voice learned to be kind to people, not to bully people, to treat others how I want to be treated, not to judge people by their looks/background/gender/religion, my voice would be taken away if he won because he is the opposite of all I was taught. He is the opposite of what we aspire to teach children to be! WHY ARE WE GOING BACKWARDS!?

Do this one thing, just this one little litmus test, go up to a young girl or boy in this country and repeat the following things to them that Trump has said. If you can do it with confidence in your voice and no shame in your heart, then he is your guy:

“Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’

“We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness – Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out…Rosie’s a person who’s very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?”

“Arianna Huffington is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision…How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?”

“26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”

“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”

When asked about calling Megyn Kelly a “bimbo”, Trump replied: “Did I say that? Excuse me…Over your life, Megyn, you’ve been called a lot worse, wouldn’t you say?”

About Miss Universe, Venezuelan Alicia Machado who Trump called “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping”. “She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us.”

“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it…I did try and fuck her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily… I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.”

“Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? (about Carly Fiorina)…Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?”

“I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot someone and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” 

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what magazines write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

“Wonderful looking while on the ice but up close and personal, she could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker”.

“I have days where, if I come home — and I don’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.”

“I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. Unfortunately, after they’re a star, the fun is over for me. It’s like a creation process. It’s almost like creating a building. It’s pretty sad.”

“I have a deal with her. She’s 17 and doing great ― Ivanka. She made me promise, swear to her that I would never date a girl younger than her. So as she grows older, the field is getting very limited.”

“She had the height, she had the beauty, she had the skin — the whole thing. She was crazy, but these are minor details.”

That all being said, I don’t care if you vote for her, there are other options on that ballot, I just don’t understand how anyone, in the deepest corners of their heart, mind, and soul, can vote for him. I’m not just “With Her”, it’s more than that…

I’m With Them!

I’m with the little girl that gets picked on for her weight and her looks her ENTIRE life.

I’m with the young woman that debates suicide for years because it somehow seems like it would be easier not to be alive than to face another day faced with bullies and hate.

I’m with the young woman that lost her virginity to rape and years later was raped again by one of her best friends.

I’m with the woman her lost her father and turned to food to grieve causing her to gain weight and then be left by her partner because, “He was no longer sexually attracted to her because she had gained too much weight and blamed it on the death of her father for too long.”

I’m with the young professional that is repeatedly sexually harassed by her boss at work that abuses his power because, in his words, “I’m 6 foot 3 and your boss.” 

I’m with the emotional young woman trying to run a business that gets told she’s “too emotional” like it’s a bad thing.

I’m with the sister who spends holidays at a private prison with her brother because our justice system is a mess and instead of investing in his rehabilitation the prison keeps him there for profits while he serves time for personal drug charges.

I’m the woman that works hard to support disabled children and their families.

I’m the cousin of a gay man that gets looked down upon because he wants to marry the love of his life like the rest of us.

I’m with all of these people because they are MEI AM “THEM”! These people are all me at different stages of my life. I am the people that Donald Trump doesn’t care about. I’m the woman he judges and makes fun of for how I look. I’m the woman that he blames for her own rape. I’m the woman that he says “allows” myself to be subjected to sexual harassment. I’m with “THEM”, all the people he has talked down to or about, all the people he sees as inferior and discriminates against, all the refugees that have seen a world I will never know and seek refuge for safety in our wonderful country.

He is an egomaniac that has no right to lead our country. He can’t control himself and is immediately always on the defense. He uses his Twitter account like a 14-year-old. How can this person be our country’s face with the rest of the world? How can this man represent a country like the USA? The whole world is laughing at us. We trust a man with control of our military and nuclear weapons that has such a short fuse he can’t sleep without firing back at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!? The president is a punching bag for Americans! Always has been and always will. They have to be mature enough to keep their head high and move on, focussing on issues.

Look at this on a broader scale, you want him to be the face of our country? You want our kids to think what he says is alright to say? You want a man that doesn’t pay his fair share of taxes and is proud of that? What message are we sending?

To those that identify themselves as Republicans, I’m sorry that your party has failed you and that this is your option. Please don’t check his name just because he is “Republican”. In four years there will hopefully be a better option, I can only hope. You deserve that, our country does. Checking the box by his name says more than being AGAINST Hillary, it says that misogyny is okay, that racism is okay, that treating woman as inferior is okay. You don’t want a politician in office? Not wise to me. You want politics to CHANGE, that’s one thing, but having someone in there that knows NOTHING about politics or foreign relations and doesn’t have a policy to stand for isn’t the answer. We don’t need someone that incites hate and violence, that has supporters like the KKK.

Get more involved, let your voice be heard in the right way. Get involved in local government, start to pay attention to what’s happening in this country before it’s too late and you are so angry that you have to put the blame on ONE person. Recognize the systemic problems in this country and do your individual part to make change. Voting for Donal Trump is NOT the answer. I’m not saying Hillary is, just that he ISN’T. Four years of HRC in office isn’t going to ruin lives, it isn’t going to hurt the progress our country has made. Take those four years to learn more and be the change you wish to see in the world. Volunteer, listen to others that aren’t like you, hear their stories, understand their struggles, put yourself in their shoes.

This election has taught me lots of things but one of the biggest is that we need to educate Americans. Education is key and it needs our attention. We also need media outlets that can speak the same truths, not stretch them to meet the things that people WANT to hear but what they NEED to hear. We shouldn’t get to choose which multiple choice answer works for us as the fact in the group, there should only be ONE fact. We shouldn’t have to argue about facts, facts are facts. Now give them to us! On all mediums! Websites that make money off of sharing false information should be regulated and shut down.

The America I live in is already great, not sure where you are living, Donald. It’s not perfect but we have made so much progress. Too much progress for you to come in and mess up. But maybe you should have had your trucker hats made here and not in China, that could have been a step in the right direction.

Like I said, I’m not asking you to vote for Hillary, I’m explaining why this election is so important to ME and why I am voting for HER. I’m proud of my vote for her, most of you probably know that. And my fingers are crossed that tomorrow we make history together and continue towards progress in this country.

Below is linked to her final campaign speech ❤





One response »

  1. Like you, Lauren, I have censored much of what I feel because of personal relationships, business relationships, etc. I felt that there would be a point where my fellow Americans would look at this man and say ” absolutely, no more!”. Why that point never came is still beyond my imagination to understand. Words matter. People’s feelings matter. Policy matters. Conscious deliberation matters. I can have ideological differences with someone and still respect them. I can’t respect someone who bullies, pouts, lies, retaliates, demeans. My own sense of worth and that of my daughter and granddaughters cries out against this man.
    I’m with HER.

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