Never speak when angry, is a good rule to live by. This is a time in my life to get political. A couple of weeks ago, we saw Kayleigh McEnany come to the political stage in support of President Trump. My initial knee jerk reaction was what is she distracting us from. So I decided to sit on the information, until now.
I took some time to think about her and more importantly my own reaction. Part of me was where were some of my friends when I got out of surgery after my double mastectomy? Sure there were a few, but it was an overwhelming sound of silence. So I get that level of excitement and joy of getting a call from someone you hardly know.
My husband said it best when it came to Kayleigh’s speech:
No, Kayleigh, he did NOT CARE about you. He cared about how this “gesture” would make him look good. Meanwhile, Colleen Irwin and many others worry about whether his action to destroy the ACA will mean that you and millions of others would NOT have been covered given your BRCA2 pre-existing condition, or any other pre-existing condition for that matter.
Why Get Political Now?
Taking my own experience out of the equation, I could look at the situation clearly. The real anger I felt was that the President is doing everything in his power to destroy this country and everything that it was founded upon. Too many people are going to be hurt if he is allowed to dismantle the ACA. It is time to delve into the very uncomfortable arena of politics. I can no longer afford to be silent.
I watch as leaders have not paid attention to science and common sense with this pandemic. I don’t understand how so many people believe in someone who has allowed 200,000 Americans perish. I watch so many people struggle with unemployment, the wildfires and other natural disasters that have hit this country.
People are suffering unnecessarily. The direction this country is taking is not one that I agree with. I want leadership that has compassion and kindness. My needs are not being meet, I want to see an end to the endless greed and inequities that exist in this country right now. I believe I am not alone.
Those with power want us to believe we have none, and that is where they are wrong. We have to stand up for what is right for all, not just the privileged few. Our nation was founded to be a kinder, gentler place where all could prosper. Regrettably we have slipped into patterns that are dangerous to that end goal. If we do not speak out, it will continue in a way that will only serve the few. Use our voices, and more importantly vote this November to end this insanity.