Show me Who You Want for President by Voting, Not Attacking Me

Posted October 6, 2016 by Prairie Wife - 10 comments

We generally stay away from talking politics on this blog. Not because we are afraid of controversy, honestly there is nothing more controversial than parenting advice…and we hand that out weekly! We don’t post about politics because it doesn’t go with our mission of supporting other women, wives and mothers (and their families).

This week I was able to attend the Northern Colorado Trump Rally.

Lea at Trump RallyIt was an opportunity that I was given because of my job as Senior Producer/Media Manager for the Lea Unleashed radio show.

It’s been my side job (besides raising five kids and this blog) for the last three months, and I love it.

I attended the rally to record the event for Lea, as well as help promote her attendance there.

I’d say it worked pretty well…her picture has appeared all over Fox news and other media channels the last few days.

After the event I posted this on my Facebook page. It’s the first time I have posted anything political at all during this election year, and all I did was post this picture. No caption nothing…just this.

trump rally

A little bit later I shared this post from LeaUnleashed.com and wrote “A bit of footage from the Rally.”

Nowhere did I say I was voting for Trump or supported him. Nowhere did I criticize Clinton or say anything negative about her.

I was there for work plain and simple.

If I had been given the opportunity to attend a Clinton rally you bet I would have been there.

Being a part of the crowd at an election rally, allowed me to witness a part of history. It was an opportunity to educate myself about the candidate and to see first hand, with no media bias, what kind of president Trump claimed he was going to be.

The event center was packed and the atmosphere was electric.

Over 10,000 people in one space, cheering on a man they hoped would “Make America great again.”

There were people of every age and color, every religion, nationality and sexuality. For the five plus hours I was there, I saw and heard nothing that made me frightened or uncomfortable….no….I didn’t feel any of those emotions until the comments and private messages came rolling in on my Facebook page.

In less than 3 hours I was unfriended by several people, attacked verbally about my choice to pick him for president, and my ability to parent was put into question. Several of my friends private messaged with questions and in support of Trump…every one of them said they felt too scared to put their comments and questions out there for others to see.

Are you kidding me?!

This is America, and thanks to the countless lives of the men and women who fought for our flag, we have the right to say whatever we want.

I have NEVER commented anything rude or disrespectful on the numerous vulgar, insulting, and down right shameful political posts that many of my friends put up daily. It’s their right to share what they feel.

But, I refuse to be ridiculed for attending a political event, and for who you THINK I’m planning to vote for.

Don’t attack me personally when I have been nothing but respectful towards you and your views.

Show me who YOU want to be our next president by voting, not attacking me.

 

 

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10 thoughts on "Show me Who You Want for President by Voting, Not Attacking Me"

  1. Christine says:

    I rarely post anything political because it is so easy for people to attack when they are sitting at a computer in the. comfort of their home. Everyone has a right to their own beliefs and thoughts. The attacks make me very sad.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      The ability to sit behind a computer and attack others has certainly made people more aggressive. I know that many people wouldn’t have ever said those things to my face…and if you have to PM me your rude comment maybe you shouldn’t be typing it at all 😉

  2. College bff says:

    I totally agree! I have yet to post s u thing political on my page for the same reasons. We should all be able to have our opinions and respectfully disagree with others choices. People get so rude and hateful over politics and say and do things that they should be ashamed of.

  3. Cowgirlongreen says:

    I’m not posting who I’m voting for, I think that’s a private matter, I will say that I am going to vote for what I think is going to be the best for my family. We are oilfield, ranchers and have a love for God.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      My parents never would tell us who they were voting for, and I always wondered why…now I get it!

      1. Cowgirlongreen says:

        They of not told you because they didn’t want to influence you in your choices, even when you were not old enough to vote. I hear so nay kids at school talking and I know it’s their parents voice I’m hearing not their own.

        1. Prairie Wife says:

          I’m sure you’re right. We’ve talked about the election with the Cowkids and shared why we have certain opinions, I see it as part of their education but, we’ve also talked about respecting all sides

  4. Karen says:

    This political season, I have seen so much vitriol directed ONLY towards Republicans, and Trump. Most of it is hateful and not unifying at all–especially during a time when the opposite is so needed. Welcoming diversity in this country should not stop before we get to political differences. I would never ask someone to unfriend me, and I would never shut down a friend because we have different feelings about something. Both candidates have made unforgivable blunders–it truly is apples and oranges when it comes to what they say and how they look on paper. I plan on supporting whoever gets elected, but so many people will promote and further the rift between both sides. Sad.

    I went to the Trump rally too, and I took my kids–it was a great experience for them. I also made a big deal of the night Hillary accepted her party’s nomination for president–it was an equally incredible experience to witness history being made!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I felt the same way but, then I thought perhaps I was being overly sensitive! I agree with you, one the election is over we need to stand behind our country no mater what. Glad to hear your kids could attend, it was truly history!

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