by Mr. Schnell
My Trump supporter family members and former friends, that voted for Trump, in my opinion, voted AGAINST their best interests (as always) and when they did, they also voted against MY BEST INTERESTS. Trump’s handling of the COVID pandemic is the perfect example. He told his supporters the virus didn’t exist, that masks are useless, held huge super spreader events, claimed there are only cases because of “Testing”, stated it is all “FAKE NEWS”, encouraged violence, racism, and said Fascists were “good people”.
These lies and my family’s cult following put all healthcare people on the front lines at great risk.
Check out this recent article from “The Hill”:
I was an ICU nurse and in 2018 ( two years into Donald Trump’s administration) decided to vote in my best interests and did; I retired.
I elected to retire from nursing after 38 years and that decision more than likely saved my life. I live in a red state where my Trumpster family and former friends smoke, drink, follow Nascar, football, basketball, and baseball 24/7. But every election blindly vote a Republican ticket. Ask them any specific question about a policy, a bill or a politician’s background and/or voting record all you get is a blank stare.
I follow politics and I do political cartoons. For the last five years (2015-2020) I did Anti-Trump/ Anti-Republican cartoons. I worked in a right wing VA hospital (until 2018 when I retired) and saw the steady diet of lies, propaganda, trash TV, and garbage (FOX) news fed these right wingers. They voraciously ate it up. When not watching touchdowns, homeruns and Nascar wrecks my “Trumpster” family members drank every night right before bed … usually wine, beer, or mixed drinks. Come Election Day they voted White Privilege, Christian Racist RED (their Jesus being a white, blue-eyed Caucasian billionaire from the Texan Middle Eastern Oil fields.)
Their vote in 2016 put my interests, and my life, in great peril. As an ICU nurse I would be on the front lines against this unknown lethal virus that popped up on the scene in January 2020. I follow politics and knew about con man Trump but my Trumpster family never got the “conman” message (a message that never makes football half time or even baseball’s seventh inning stretch). They would ignore it anyway.
The message they got and believe from FOX NEWS was that Donald was a brilliant businessman. I knew better. His policies would make retirement ten times harder, not just for me but for all of the middle class (my trump voting relatives included!)
My cartoons have been posted on Facebook, and Twitter and I have a blog on WordPress. If anyone has questions I refer them to my social media sites.
My family knows I am an ICU nurse and knew I was close to retirement.
My Trumpster family members love the nonjudgmental, sacrificial nursing profession and I regularly got the patronizing “Pat-On-The-Back” and “Thank-You-For-What-You-Do-For-Us” and why not?! Normally Trumpsters are “nobodies” starving for recognition. Hospitalized patients receive VIP status and the elusive recognition they crave. That is where you see “Situational Value Systems” kick into high gear as they callously act like Donald “You’re Fired” Trump, their idol. (I have a younger brother that drank and smoked himself into a stroke. While recovering he told me his nurse didn’t get to his bed in a timely fashion. “To teach her a lesson” he “pissed the bed so she’ll have to clean it up.” Yeah, you guessed correctly, he is a right wing Trump supporter that religiously votes Republican and is, of course, a Born Again Christian.)
Well I had enough of this particular hospital’s right wing stupidity and selfish, greedy, willfully ignorant Trump supporters clientele and retired in 2018. Two years later under the leadership of Trump, the “wanna-be dictator” my Trumpster family put in office, my life would surely have been in great jeopardy. Gotta give them credit for consistency: They always vote against their best interests and try to take everyone down with them. They did so once again.
With family and friends like that one does not need enemies.
Luckily, I stayed one step ahead in 2018. When they go down they go down alone this time. Their candidate, their disaster, their responsibility. They own this one and I don’t have to risk my life taking care of willfully ignorant right wing covidiots!
If my trump supporting family can break away from football for a minute they will notice Missouri hospital’s are full to bursting capacity and our health care system is at the breaking point. This is happening nation wide and their elected savior from 2016, Donald Trump is out on the golf course cheating at golf or pardoning treasonous retired generals like Mike Flynn.
….a blank stare.
Not a day goes by I don’t think about my friends and former coworkers on the hospital front lines fighting this pandemic and trying to save lives against great odds. I wish them the best and pray for their safety. New leadership in Washington DC is on the way but until there is a proven safe and effective vaccine the best we have is social distancing, isolation, avoid crowds, mask up and lots of hand washing.