Have you heard the buzz about Pantsuit Nation? If not, you’re missing out.
I haven’t written anything on the blog about the election. I’ve been stuck in my head with thoughts of my own tragic life, but with tomorrow being Election Day, I can’t just sit around and be quiet.
First and foremost, if you didn’t participate in early voting, please get out and vote tomorrow. We are fortunate to have that right, and so many fail to take advantage of it. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about anything because you didn’t even try. Whether you have to work or it’s a childcare issue or you have the flu, figure it out. The polls have hours to work with all schedules. I took my child with me to vote. Wear a surgical mask, if you must.
So, numero uno. Please be a good American and vote.
If you know me at all, you’ve probably guessed I’m not a Trump supporter. He and I are like oil and water. Like an eagle to a dull spear. Like a sparkly-eyed troll to a villainous bergen. Like locally-roasted, well-brewed coffee to a Styrofoam cup of junk from the gas station.
While I haven’t written any political blog posts, I did write a column for our local newspaper stating why I find Trump completely off-putting and will be devastated if he’s the president that holds a place in my boys’ childhood memories.
I live in the Asheville, NC area which is concentrated with open-minded, intelligent, compassionate, hippy-ish folks. There was huge support for Bernie around here, and while I really like the guy, but I wasn’t totally sold on his stamina or convinced he had an ironclad will to manipulate the loopholes of Washington politics when needed.
In saying all of that, I didn’t need much convincing to support Hillary. I’ve always found her smart and savvy and at the end of the day, nice. When did being nice get overlooked? Remember the line from Bambi, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Oh yea, that’s what Trump’s been doing. Further, no matter what slams Hillary in the face, she holds her head up and moves forward with her goals. A great lesson for all of us.
I also think it’s important to look into someone’s past to know how they will behave, engage, and act in the future. I’ve developed deep respect for Hillary in regard to her past experiences and accomplishments. I especially like an article titled, ‘Ever heard someone question Hillary Clinton’s values? Show them this.’ It elaborates on many achievements and experiences throughout her life. The information supports her values, vision, and political goals. And I love the corresponding photos.
This week a friend added me to the secret Facebook group Pantsuit Nation. What is Pantsuit Nation, you ask?
Rebecca Ruiz from Mashable describes it rather boringly with this statement, “On Pantsuit Nation, a secret Facebook group for Clinton supporters, more than a million people (and counting) have gathered to share emotional reflections on why they’re voting for the first female presidential candidate from a major political party.”
While that’s the formal description, I would describe it as, “All the things.” Especially if you’re a driven female, intellectual thinker, hopeful American, and compassionate person.
I know we can make America great again, but it’s not by electing Donald Trump. Come on, even the Miss Teen USA contestants loathe him because he walked in on them while they were changing then defended himself by saying he was allowed because he owned the pageant and that he said, “Don’t worry, ladies. I’ve seen it all before.” UGH!
The only good thing about Trump running for president has been watching Alec Baldwin spoof him on SNL. Seriously, my sister and I watched them one after enough via On Demand. Most I’ve laughed in ages.
Whether you’re part of Pantsuit Nation or not, I hope you’ll pull up your breeches tomorrow and get out there to vote. This seemingly endless, appalling, exhausting election season will be over in a little more than 24 hours.
Let’s do this, friends. Let’s bring it home and give our country a chance to truly be great again.
P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% organic, straight from my heart and head, and not persuaded by any type of compensation such as cash, clothing, new car, or otherwise. Thank you to Snapchat for helping out with the photography. Most importantly, this post is written in honor of my mother who was the strongest, most driven woman I know and instilled the same fortitude in me. She was also planning to vote for Hillary.