I watched the news, “I hope they will feel it,” I thought to myself and felt ashamed right away.
Just because they voted for the Republican party, doesn’t mean they deserve to be suffering under them. Many of the voters who have thrown the rest of the country under the bus don’t feel so happy anymore. Now the bus has turned around and it’s going to hit them as well.
If THEY appeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) many of the angry, white, low-income voters will feel it.
Action have consequences, election have consequences and perhaps it’s fair that they suffer. “Be careful what you wish for,” comes to mind but then I stop myself. I am better than that. I don’t wish people ill, I don’t wish people any harm.
Despite all this, I do worry about these people, particularly the older ones with serious health problems. I will fight for them to keep their healthcare and be cared for.
If I am willing to fight for them, will they be fighting for me and my rights? If I stand up and have their back, will they have mine?
A teenager asked me last week about the difference between Republicans and Democrats and I paused for a little while before I answered, I tried to find the right words. “In my opinion, Republicans care about themselves and people like them, Democrats care for all people,” I said and then I stood there and wondered if it’s really that simple to explain.
I have an open heart and an open mind and nothing will change that. I have compassion for the poor and uneducated. Sometimes I get angry for a short while because many of the voters live in the South and they continue to vote against their best interest, mainly because they have always done that. It won’t matter if they lose health insurance or Medicare, they will vote for a Republican candidate…no matter what. They same people that hurt them, they will vote into office again and again.
I can’t stay angry, I am not like that. I still care about them, even though I know they will not care about me.