The democrats try to buy the vote of the poor with money giveaways, free this, free that. The "Trumplicans", tend to help the upper class.
I enjoyed the money I made during the Trump years. I didn't like some of his loose cannon rhetoric. The ridiculous polices of Sleepy Joe have cost me a small fortune.
I personally don't believe in abortion, but I'll stand by the rights of the female members of my family to be in charge of their bodies.
As for who the local guys endorse? Who really cares? It reminds me of when the unions used to preach at their members, "VOTE DEMOCRAT". Guess what, half of them don't vote the way union leadership tells them to any longer and proof of that is in the results.
These local leaders set my tax rate and at my age, that's important. I have a home that's paid off, but my taxes cost me more than my original mortgage payment. They have no more relevance to me than that. They can't vote on free passes for the poor or tax breaks for the rich. They can't vote on things like abortion or border control.
I have yet to have a GOP candidate knock on my door, yet I will vote for them. Madison County and yes, Granite City have slowly started turning red. Of course, Chicago never will.
I've seen the attack ads that come in my mailbox and go directly into the recycle bin. One state senator candidate starts his ad with, "I'm not a typical democrat". What does that even mean? Maybe because he was a cop and doesn't like the way the democrats have criminalized police officers.
November 8th may change a few nameplates on the seats of congress, but it won't change what happens to me and you. Let's be real. One party will be chasing the other through legal processes like the dems did Trump. We'll investigate Hunter and Joe, possibly even start impeachment processes against Joe but nothing will change.
Meanwhile, I'll try to protect my finances and the inheritance of my children.
I remember in my day, the democratic power machine met at places like Charlies or the Trojan Restaurant in Madison. Every job at that time was decided in those back rooms. The "Tinsel Town" gal is third generation of those days. I do understand that she won't actually get a city salary and benefits to run the new place.
Elections come and go but I can't say that my life, other than my portfolio, benefits or is damaged every two or four years. I just like to sit back and listen to their BS.