While waiting for my yoga class to start (no Oms yet) a political argument broke out. No, it wasn’t the Clintonites trikonasana’ing the Bernie backers. Rather it was the lone Trump supporter in the room refuting every objection thrown her way.
I know that is a lot to process there, not the least of which may be visualizing me in a yoga class, let alone enough Republicans to carry on both sides of an argument. But we are there, and I was surprised too – about the Trump supporter, not about the Republicans.
My friend is a regular Xena the Warrior Princess, but more buff. A hard core conservative who delights in shocking me each week with some new right wing home made bumper sticker. She is just as likely to post on Facebook a picture of her blown away paper target from the gun range as she is a picture of her kids doing something silly. And she’s a Trump supporter.
No matter what position of Trump’s I shared with her, she knocked it to the ground like me coming out of a chakrasana pose – quickly and without much grace. His support for universal health care, the Wall Street bailout, higher taxes, even Hillary Clinton – didn’t matter. The chief selling point for her is that he is not a politician. When I kept harping on the flip-flops, she pointed out he is no worse than any other elected politician. Bottom line for her, the politicians – no matter if they are a Governor or a Senator – have had their chance and have failed us. “We need someone who doesn’t answer to anyone.”
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