The Mueller investigation is still ongoing. One side says they are vindicated, the other says the opposite. President Trump’s lawyer is going to jail for what he says Trump directed him to do. Trump is saying he’s lying. Some “journalist” named Khashoggi, who none of us has ever heard of was apparently killed in Istambul by Saudi Arabia. Trump can’t find or keep a Chief of Staff. The Secretary of Defense just up and quit.
Just what does all of this matter to the average person? Nothing, that’s what. None of this affects me at all. Not a bit. Nor does it affect you. Yes you may get pissed because it’s making the other party look good (or bad, depending on which side you’re on). But how did it help or hinder you today, yesterday, the day before? Our day would have been the same no matter what. If Trump decided to go out and bop the entire Miss America field of contestants, I will still have to go to work. I would still need gas in my car and groceries. My mortgage would still be due the 1st of the month. Everything would still be normal. The pundits may jump up and down and yell, but my bills still need paying. Twitter may explode with rage (@ThatWeirdUncle if you want to follow me), but I still have to cook dinner tonight.
Yes I want our elected officials along with their cabinet and staff to obey the law, and get punished if they don’t, but It’s not something I get upset about. I refuse to let the bickering between the left and right interfere with my day to day. I may read the stories in the paper or web, and watch some about it on the telly, but when the story’s read and the news goes off it’s back to living life. I’ll give as much concern over them as they do for me. Are they wondering what happens to me?
You realize that all this is just hyped up by the media in hopes that we will constantly focus on it and stay tuned to their channel for the latest updates (and watch some drug, reverse mortgage, and gold commercials while we’re at it). This is the way they make money: with our ears and eyeballs. Well I have better things that I can do with mine. I would rather watch “Springsteen on Broadway” than Tucker Carlson. Try to catch a few more episodes of “An Innocent Man” instead of Anderson Cooper. I can get excited and enjoy things like that, plus my blood pressure stays low.
So for those of you who spend your lives with the trials and tribulations of politicians in the forefront of your mind, learn to forget about it for a while. You’ll finally figure it out that it really doesn’t matter.