Sept. 12, 2020 — Just for the fun of it, let’s say I’m a Trumper. Here I am, seven weeks before the election, looking at everything. There’s a lot to look at.
Right off, I like Trump, always have. Personally. He shakes things up, he dumps on the “experts,” and I’m fine with that. Someone needs to call out the Deep State, the know-it-all bureaucrats, the elite, whatever. That’s what we do at the rallies. I love the rallies, been to two.
Look, these people who went to some fancy school, they’re never out of work, they never miss a payment, they don’t know what it’s like. They don’t know what life is, they’ve never had it hard. So what the hell have they got to tell the rest of us?
Now Trump, he’s all for the common-sense stuff. Like, why should people who work for a living pay taxes to feed a lotta loafers who won’t work? I know it’s tough now, but before all this covid stuff, there was work for whoever wanted it, but some cheats don’t wanna work, they never did. Trump gets that.
And the rioting, huh? We just gonna let people go in the city, break in, take what they like, burn the place? No way. The President’s big-time tough on that – law and order. Period.
I gotta say, though, this with the soldiers . . . . I don’t like it. I was too young for Viet Nam, but my brother was there. He came back OK, but if he’d been killed . . . . . he wasn’t a loser. Or a sucker. I wouldn’t believe Trump said that till I heard him on the tape. It was his voice, I know his voice. Not good.
And I can’t figure this deal with the Russians. You know, I grew up in the Cold War, and the Russians were bad, the worst. Trump says it’s a hoax, but you know, you hear it so much and where’s there’s smoke there’s fire, right?
The big thing for me is the covid. He’s screwed up, Trump, screwed up bad, and he’s made it a lot worse. I hate the friggin masks, but I had a neighbor die from this. I got another neighbor says hey, we gotta move on, we gotta get back to normal, he don’t care if he dies.
Well, maybe he’s some kinda hero, I’m not. I’m over sixty and I don’t wanna die. I don’t want my wife to die. Period.
Thing is, Trump doesn’t learn anything. He’s like, never wrong. So he’ll keep it up, trash our soldiers, screw around with the Russians, and blow off this covid thing. Not good. There’s more stuff I like about him than what I don’t, but what I don’t like is big. It scares the hell outta me.
So how do I vote? Trump’s a real problem for me this time, but . . . . . Biden? Maybe.
I dunno, maybe I’ll just stay home.
About George Lynch
George Lynch is a fifth-generation Long Islander and a fifth-generation Democrat. He and his wife of 25 years, Ursula, live in Quiogue and enjoy nothing so much as sitting serenely on their dock by Turkey Bridge on Aspatuck Creek.
George joined the Southampton Town Democratic Committee upon his retirement in 2008 and became its Treasurer in 2009. His forte is writing campaign material, but he has served a variety of functions over the years in which the Southampton Dems have grown from a negligible minority into the Town’s controlling party. He loves the people and he loves the fray [more].