Free Markets, Free People
Yes, that Gene Simmons – KISS – spills the beans. And I think the sentiment he expresses is much more common – at least on the left and left of center – than previously admitted. This is why an unqualified man sits in the White House today:
"I voted because the man that was running was a moment in history. I–in the back of my mind I wanted to show the world that America, the land of slaves…the land that tortured its black population for hundreds of years is also the place of hope that can give an African American the chance to lead the most powerful place on the face of the planet. However, if you take a look at the resume, you couldn’t find somebody–in retrospect–more unqualified."
In “retrospect”? You mean it wasn’t obvious prior to the election?
Well, it would have been if we hadn’t been playing the “moment in history” game and been more worried about “showing the world” something that a mature person would have known we did decades ago. By striving to “show the world”, people like Simmons actually did more harm than good. They elected an unqualified black man because … he was black. It is the single most immature reason to elect anyone to anything I can think of. And that includes voters out there who elect someone only because he’s white. Or a Democrat/Republican, etc.
The mature adult looks at resume and stances on issues with which they’re concerned before pulling the lever. But more importantly, elections aren’t about “showing the world” or “moments in history”. They’re very serious affairs that effect the lives of all of us. The legions of Gene Simmons out there who foisted this unqualified president upon us didn’t show the world anything except even supposedly mature adults can be caught up in a moment and make some very immature decisions.