Two Teams, One Fight?

As the saying goes, “Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.” I’ve been wondering in this political climate, why that hasn’t happened. One of the biggest criticisms I’ve heard from true conservatives is that this president is not an actual conservative or that he is not conservative enough. It strikes me as odd given they still voted for him. In 1992 when Bill Clinton was running for office, I’d hear conservatives say they’d never vote for a “draft dodging womanizer” however fast forward to 2016 and those same people turned out in droves to vote for a “draft dodging womanizer”. So much so that over 80% of Evangelicals voted for this current president. This is so bizarre to me! Why are Clinton detractors so eager to vote for the same behavior? Is it something more? Only those voters could answer that question. Now, back to my original point. Why are true conservatives still vigorously defending this president? We know the reasons why progressives (Liberals for my conservative friends) are hoping for impeachment proceedings. As a reminder, there is the Russian connection (that keeps growing), the racism, sexism,  the bad business dealings, the incompetence, I could go on but you catch my drift. So if Trump is not conservative enough why aren’t conservatives pushing for impeachment as well? If this president were to be impeached then thrown out then we all win! Hear me out. True conservatives would get the type a president they really wanted in Mike Pence. This guy is so wacked (Conservative, sorry!) that he actually supports conversion therapy for homosexual people and also can’t bring himself to have lunch with a female colleague without the presence of his wife. I mean God probably looks at him and thinks, “This cat is wound up too tight man, he’s got to loosen up a bit!” He’s too good to be true for you guys! I know I know, what’s in it for us right ? Well, we get Trump out of the White House and an even better chance at blocking the GOP. You’re probably thinking, “WTF?! How?!” Well, when you lose the popular vote you also lose any chance of having a real  mandate. You see, it’s documented that the majority of the people don’t want what you want. Protests ensue. Congress, judges, other voters and the media see all of it. As momentum builds, that president  finds it harder to get anything done. So if a popular vote losing president can’t get anything done, imagine what an unelected one will accomplish. Uh oh!  I blew it, didn’t I? You’re thinking, “they come out way ahead!” Well, forget I said all that, did I mention none of us will have to pay for so much damn golf anymore? I told you we all win! Yay us!! As always, stay safe and God bless. See you next time!

Common Man, Common Sense

Welcome to Common Man, Common Sense. First off I’d like to introduce myself , explain how my blog came to be and also what kind of content it’s going to have. My name is Jorge Rosas Jr. I’m married, have two beautiful daughters and am pretty much just a regular guy. I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for most of my working life. As you probably already figured out I’m not even a real writer!  So why start writing a blog, right?  Well, as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into politics. Even as a little boy, strangly. As you’ll soon figure out,  I lean mostly  left with a few conservative ideals now and then. Once I was old enough to vote and a presidential election came around things weren’t difficult. I’d pick my candidate and that was it. I’d vote. I’m from Chicago so 9 out of 10 times, we were all voting for the same candidates. No need to argue with anyone.  Needless to say, when this election came around and a certain candidate announced his campaign, it was clear this was going to be like no other election before it and I REALLY got into it! I was furious from the onset and stunned that a candidate could use such divisive and hateful language and not only be accepted but flourish! With all that anger, I did the only thing I felt I could do and I started to vent on social media. Facebook mostly. At the beginning, most of my friends would agree and “like” my posts while others engaged in some banter.  Nothing serious. A few friends did actually “unfriend” me. That did hurt to tell you the truth. I felt as though they had chosen a hateful candidate (one that didn’t even know my friends existed) over our friendship. In one case, my friendship ended with a person who they’d known for years. After a while I realized that I probably went overboard. It dawned on me that I kept reiterating my points to a majority of people that already agreed with me and the people that didn’t agree probably had “unfollowed” a while ago since they had stopped arguing with me. Since then I toned it down but I kept feeling like I wasn’t doing enough. I wanted to do more. I wanted to express my feelings and inform people but of course with my opinion. I didn’t know how. The other day, I FB posted my opinion on a political issue and one of my very best friends whom I respect highly suggested I start a political blog and well, here we are for better or for worse. I don’t know the frequency of my posts given my limited time and brain capacity but they’ll be here. Some will be political, some will be fun and sometimes they may just get you to say, “WTF?!”. With that being said, I hope you like them and continue to join me. If you agree with me then cool! If you don’t then I hope you can at least respect my opinion and you never know, maybe you can start seeing some things from my point of view. Yeah I know, I said I was a regular guy not a f**king magician! In the meantime stay safe and God bless! See you next time.