From Lori Simpson – who attended the Denver Trump Rally last night!
So as many of you know I’ve camped out for many a Bruce concert. The last two Trump events I attended I had to wait in the same type of huge friendly chatty fired up kind of line. Instead of folks talking about Springsteen concerts they attended over the years, you heard real life stories of people over the years good and bad.
The jobs lost, the houses lost, health insurance issues (mainly high cost and high deductible) cost tripled for some. Others spoke of being involved in the voting process as an election judge and 10 of our machines 4 years ago, where he was volunteering, kept changing to Obama no matter what was pressed. He fought for it to be heard and it fell on deaf ears. Also he witnessed records of absentee votes already cast and folks saying they didn’t vote.
They were able to vote again. He now changed his position to Poll Observer hoping for his hands not to be tied. Some construction guys last night were talking about work boots and types of toe, composite vs steel. One guy said to the other guy yours are shot. When are you going to get new ones? He said I can’t afford to.
His friend said hopefully you won’t lose your toes this week. The other guy said laughing well his insurance won’t cover it anyway. Other talk has been older retired folks that are having to work to make ends meet. Others have been moms /teachers discussing common core frustration and how they can’t help their kids with homework etc.
Talked to a man last night who has been a silent Trump supporter to his friends and family. He was working the office Friday night that was attacked on Denver. People young and old were in the room when the windows were blown out. He took pictures and documented his experience and what took place on his FB page. This was his first post ever regarding election.
Two liberal friends defriended him minutes after the post. Other friends were more concerned that he wasn’t a liberal as they assumed he was. They didn’t respond at all asking if he was OK or that it was a crime etc. It was more of the Trump supporters deserve the violence because they are violent.
These folks represent most people that are in my world. I have seen no violence at either rally. I have seen all races, sexes, creeds, ages, abilities, sizes, singles, families etc all coming together united for the same reasons. The middle class has been screwed for sure.
Drain the swamp!
Time for new blood, new ideas, and change for good.