7-26: And So It Begins

[I write about politics because of the direct link I see between the words and actions of politicians and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. America’s political class manipulates our military as though they were pawns in a global game of chess. To them, PTSD is merely an unfortunate cost of war.]

Debbie’s Out

In the only reasonable outcome, now former DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, will not participate at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this week. Leaks of her lopsided leadership brought about the downfall. But the “show” will go on.

I am looking forward to tonight’s heavy hitting lineup: Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.

Meanwhile …

The dirt gets dirtier at Fox News where more female on-air talent are coming forward with allegations against males at the network … Roger Ailes in particular. I know this is salacious, but it is an important insight into the minds that hid behind the mantra “We report, you decide.”

Connection to PTSD

Donald Trump is the undisputed Republican nominee for President of the United States. Despite their propaganda about being fair and balanced, Fox News has been the major driving force behind the Republican party for two decades. What they say, on air, matters. Now we come to discover that what was allegedly going on behind closed doors also matters. Fox spawned Trump who could be the next POTUS. Is this the leader we want? Is this the leader we deserve?

The outcome of this week’s Democratic convention is no less obvious than last week’s Republican ship of fools. Hillary Clinton will be the party’s nominee, thereby making history as the first woman to have climbed the ladder this far.

Unless the temperature in Hell drops below 32°, one of these two will become Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces. He or she will make momentous decisions about where our men and women in uniform will be asked to serve. And die. And suffer psychological wounds.

Listen to these candidates. Ponder what they say. Our future and the welfare of our soldiers depend on our decision.

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