Commentary: There is a lengthy list of issues on the ballot this month. Abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, the Texas electrical grid, school safety, the FBI, the DOJ, GOP extremism, election integrity and democracy itself are just a few of the issues. And like it or not, the former president is on the ballot, too.
After losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, Donald Trump refused to concede and has been on a whiney little bitch tour ever since. Most elected Republicans bought into the big lie and have become the “protect Donald Trump from prosecution” party. They deny what happened on January 6, 2021, refused to participate in Congress’s investigative hearings and have sold their soul in hopes of regaining power.
If that happens, Republican legislators will not be fighting for you. The last time they were in control, the first thing they did was give their rich friends a trillion-dollar tax cut. That’s who they fight for. And Donald Trump — they make fools of themselves fighting for him. A CBS poll released September 25 found that 65 percent of Republican respondents said that “loyalty” to Trump is “important.” GOP leaders get that, and as a result, they must defend Trump at all costs — including overlooking and excusing Trump’s crimes.
Before submitting your ballot, answer these questions then vote accordingly:
From Republicans enacting laws barring women from controlling their own bodies, to bans on books, to the cruelty of some governors using immigrants as political pawns, to approving of the insurrectionists’ actions, to being unwilling to lift a finger to prevent the next mass murder of school children, this election gives voters the opportunity to mold the future of our democracy, and if we choose to keep it. The choices and differences are clear. Vote accordingly.
Johnny Trlica is the editor of the Houston Rainbow Herald, the Bayou City’s only daily LGBT internet newspaper. Contact him at TXHRH@yahoo.com.