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You Don’t Know Me, I Voted for Trump

Don is a retired engineer and shares his experiences and knowledge with his readers to help them as technology gets more complicated.

Don Bobbitt, an Abused Retiree

The Author, Don Bobbitt, finally retired and trying to survive an insane government that is trying to strip my rights and benefits away just to waste the money on ridiculous projects.

The Author, Don Bobbitt, finally retired and trying to survive an insane government that is trying to strip my rights and benefits away just to waste the money on ridiculous projects.

Yes, and I Voted Early Too.

It’s the day after the elections and here I am, sitting at home with my morning Coffee in my hand. I watched the results as they occurred so last night was a long one. I need that caffeine kick today.

Oh, and I have the news media on the TV this morning and it sure is funny to see how fast some people can change, as they deal with the reality of this election.

These are the selfsame ones who scoffed at his speeches, and took small slices of his statements from all across his life and laid them in front of the American public, ad nauseam!

What did these hundreds of millions of dollars in ads say to me? Well after the first hundred times I saw the same sound bite, I accepted them as blatant examples of opinionated prejudice being shoved down the throats of the American public. It turns out that it seems easier to throw rocks than talk about real issues and real solutions.

And your almost hourly census results tossed onto the TV screens that berated Trump and his basic goals for America. I felt like I was seeing a robot taking snapshots of trees when ti was the flowers they were supposed to capture and display.

So, What Happened to Make me do This?

From my perspective, it seemed that you public nay-sayers, with your degrees in Journalism, and such, with your very visible jobs that are supposed to provide the American public with TRUTH and FACTS, forgot about what concerned your whole audience.

Oh, sure, you touted the rights of Blacks, and you defended the millions of illegal immigrants, and you played the same concatenated quote segments of Trumps years-old statements.

But, with all of your ideals and your defense of your obviously favorite candidate, you forgot about us, the AVERAGE AMERICAN.

A Silent Majority of Just a Bunch of Deplorables?

Here are a few facts about us, the Average Americans, you need to remember.

  • We are tired of being told we are not being PC. Who the Hell but well-off elitists constantly think during their daily life about being PC? We, regardless of how hard we try not to, will sometimes slip up and say something to others that is no PC. You see we’re humans not some group of robots with perfectly programmed AI.
  • We are tired of being told we should sit quietly and watch our Tax dollars being wasted to support so many nations around the world who literally hate us, while we have people we know who are barely subsisting. I mean, really, take the money away from the ungrateful haters of the world, and make them earn the right to get paid for support.
  • We are tired of being called uneducated. You know that popular difference your polls use for dividing white people (really everyone) into “College Degree” and “Blue Collar”. The vast majority of us are pretty damned smart even if we didn’t study those ‘Liberal Arts” subjects that teach a person nothing that gets them a real job where they can contribute to our economy.
  • We are tired of being told that “Your lives matter” and Our Lives are secondary”. Every life matters, so cross that street of Hate where you hang out now and work and let’s work together to make everyone matter, everywhere.
  • We are tired of using our hard-earned money and paying for our groceries while watching so many other people, who have given up on the system, paying for their groceries with a tax-backed benefit check. Often a check they have received for years, some even for lifetimes. Why isn’t someone building a real working system for training these healthy prime-of-their-life people to get a job and off of the public dole.
  • When you take your polls, remember this; we’re the people sitting at home after a hard days work, with those unknown telemarketers telephone numbers blocked, are enjoying our time with our families, and don’t need to take time away for some stupid survey.
  • Remember, a night out for us is taking our kids to McDonalds, or some other cheap fast food restaurant, not some fancy restaurant that costs three times as much for an often frozen meal from China.
  • We usually meet our friends in a neighborhood Pub, or Pizza place, or some other cheap joint that also serves cold beer during “Happy Hour” to save a buck or two. Your “classy” theme oriented bars and restaurants are far too expensive for us.
  • At home, we eat a lot of cheap frozen foods so we can pay those high deductibles on our family’s medical care and medicines. And the stupid ObamaCare system that was shoved down America’s throats, has broken down, exactly like everyone said it would.
  • We can often be seen in clothes that are a little worn and a little ragged, as we go about our daily work and lives, because we can’t afford those cool looking clothes with popular logos on them that the COOL people wear.

Did you Overlook or Just Ignore us, Again?

What I’m trying to say is that you overlooked (ignored) us.

  1. We are the working class, once strong middle-class, people who you have taxed to the point that we are barely getting by ourselves.
  2. We are the working class people who often sit down at a table with friends and half-joking say such things as; I should just quit my job and go onto Welfare. Working my Butt off just doesn’t seem worth the effort anymore.
  3. We are not all white people, fool! I know for a fact, that we are a true melting pot of hard working people regardless of race or color or sex, who want more for themselves and their families.
  4. Whether we are white citizens, or ethnic Latino citizens, or Asian citizens, or Black citizens, WE ALL resent being dismissed by anyone as an insignificant section of the population.

Is it Time for you to go Back and Take a Refresher Course.

So, you may need to change your criteria and look for and listen to US also.

Sure, the slick marketeers want to show America as being a mass of cool looking, cool dressing, young people, all in perfect physical condition, walking around with their super SmartPhones in hand, constantly smiling through their day.

Well guess what? We are the true majority and we are not COOL. We avoid those places your poll takers frequent for opinions.

We keep our mouths shut and typically we no longer argue over politics, or state our real opinions on issues in public for fear of being branded as “whatever”.

In today’s world where everyone has a phone and all of them are capable of recording voice and video, we watch our words and who we say them to. Why? Because we now know that someone, somewhere, might get a copy of one of our “stupid statements” and play it for the public to see, years later. I mean, look at what they did with Trump!

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So, now you know.

We voted Trump into office. And we did it because we are so damned tired of watching the status quo taking care of the status quo, and crapping on us, the majority of Americans.

Oh, and one other thing. This article was written from the Heart. And by the way, I do have a college degree. But, you will find spelling errors, and grammatical errors, and syntax problems with what I have written. I took Engineering courses and not numerous courses in Journalism and other liberal arts classes so I don’t write perfectly constructed sentences.

But, I went to school at night, eventually got my degree while working full-time, and I used the GI Bill plus my own money to pay my way.

I didn’t lay around in nice apartments or dorms, eat good food every day, take an extra year to get my degree, and then expect someone else to pay my exorbitant school loans. You see, when I sign a loan document, I read it, and I know what a loan is going to cost me.

No, I did it like so many Americans do things. I set a goal, and I accomplished it, my way. And I paid for my success.

by Don Bobbitt, November, 2016

© 2016 Don Bobbitt


Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on July 24, 2018:

Glenn - Great Minds Think Alike??? I read that somewhere.

As to politics, in my mind we are moving that whole world into the near instantaneous world of Social Digital communication of thought. And sad to say, the established governments of the world are holding on to their ignorance of how to participate on a level playing field yet.

Me? I'm waiting for a fellow Engineer to come up with a Digital Safety Harness that comes in my size??? Have a great Day, Glenn, I read and enjoy a lot of your stuff.


Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on July 24, 2018:

Very well written article Don. His success with the economy is obvious despite all the rock throwing. Other things just take longer, as to be expected.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on July 19, 2018:

I admire your courage!


Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 18, 2018:

Thanks for your answer to me, Don. It is not a strange question coming from someone who spent 10 days in the Soviet Union during Perestroika. There was a general feeling, a whole atmosphere if you know what I mean, of oppression. The minute that plane landed in Helsinki where we spent the night before coming home to the USA, there was a collective sigh of relief.

The general feeling from the Russians was hope that Gorbachev would allow the country to become a democracy, but there they also expressed the fear that the Russian Mafia would step in and take the country over. I worked with a guy who visited Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. He said that is exactly what has happened. Putin, in addition to being KGB is also a in the Russian Mafia. It scares me breathless to see our so-called leader holding meetings in secret with Putin and to stand on a platform with the man and kiss his A**. No amount of denial after the fact will take that away.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on July 18, 2018:

Jack Lee - Good points! I continue to watch as these out of touch with reality "vertical urbanites" living in their high-rise apartments, riding their subways and literally living an abnormal concrete lifestyle continually make baseless derogatory accusations of our President. I just shake my head at their dream world and continue to hope for sanity to hit them one day.


Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on July 16, 2018:

I didn’t vote for Trump or Hillary. However, in the year and a half of Trump, I am very optimistic about our country and what he has done already. I am conservative and was not sure how Trump would govern. After this period, I can see he will be a most consequential President in a long time. His Supreme Court picks are excellent. He is trying to level the playing field for American and win back jobs and trade. He is also defending our borders as any country should. So far so good and the economy is growing for the first time in 8 years above 3% GDP.

My predictions is these media pundits will never get it. They live in a bubble of NY and LA and totally miss the flyover country.

They are losing credibility by the day and Trump is making them insane. They cannot comprehend what is so obvious to the rest of us.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on July 16, 2018:

Thanks for the good wishes, Patricia.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 15, 2018:

Well said. Let us see how this all plays out. Angels on the way this evening ps

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on August 26, 2017:

Eric - I agree! anyone who was or has been looking for a whirlwind of new laws and changes must come down to reality.

Sure Trump came in with a citizen's perspective and not a politician's. But, as you mention, he may not be liked by the liberals in our country and the blood-sucking leech nations who have lived on our largess for years,

But, at least, we have a president who doesn't bow to the cry-baby nations and who wants to stop the check writing to people who hate us, as a nation.

So, I am still hopeful!


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 25, 2017:

This is a great snapshot of time. I am glad I kept it on follow.

Something is true that we have found out is that Hillary did steal the nomination from Sanders.

No evidence in months that Soviets (I like to call them that to piss people off) had an influence on one vote - none for me.

But I really disagree with ineffective governance from POTUS.

Did people really think he could drain the swamp within a year. It has taken a 100 years to fill. NK has backed down. Russia has stopped killing people in Syria for the most part.

And in my mind the fruitcake/snowflake/socialist leaning countries around the world do not like us, is a great achievement. I pick my friends - Brexit anyone. And I never hung out with the popular kids on the playground they had bullies.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on August 25, 2017:

Kathleen - You ask, am I happy with my vote? Well, it was an agonizing decision, that's for sure. I am not a Rep, or a Dem, but just another working class person who wants certain things fixed in our country.

Saying that, I now watch the devision and refusal of liberals and conservatives growing wider, and a stronger refusal to work together. From my perspective, these battles have stymied so many proposed changes that I cannot see much to discuss.

Good to hear from you,


Kathleen Cochran from Atlanta, Georgia on August 25, 2017:

Can't help but wonder if you are still happy with your vote?

Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor on November 17, 2016:

Don get use to it. Typical of bejabbers comments, her main thing is if you haven't done what I've done you can't have a legitimate opinion.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 17, 2016:

Mixbejabbers - Russia? Really? I have traveled to a lot of countries over my life in my job. But, Russia specifically? NO! But, I didn't vote with Russia on my mind. Why should I? Strange question.

Anyway, thanks for the comment,


Mizbejabbers on November 16, 2016:

Don, have you ever been to Russia? If you haven't, it would explain your questions.

Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor on November 11, 2016:

Oztinato - You ask what goes through my mind when Trump made fun of a disabled person?

Well what comes to my mind is Podesta in an email saying ‘She’s Acting Like A RETARD – She Smells Like Boiled Cabbage, Urine And FARTS’

A PC liberal using the word retard? No hypocrisy there? BUT...

Did Trump really mock reporter's disability? Instead of simply mindlessly repeating left wing talking points about Trump you should investigate for yourself, Oztinato.

John D Wilson from Earth on November 11, 2016:

The funny thing about Wikileaks, very few, if any, of their emails have been refuted.

The problem between government and citizens is this.

The government can legally lie to citizens without worry of repercussions. They can use whatever means necessary to sway public opinion. It's in a law passed in 2013.

So, if the powers want war - they can get the mass media and government spokesman to but out propaganda that justifies the wars. Whether people believe it or not, it's up to the mass media to spread the lies told by the U.S. government.

For some reason, most citizens are incapable of believing that the U.S. Government will and does lie to citizens in order to achieve agendas.

The financial crisis of 2007/08 is a great example. the war in Iraq is another.

Every time information is issued by the U.S. Government it should be viewed as a lie, unless verified by 3 rd party who does not have an agenda (Like wikileaks)

I have been watching politics for over 40 years. 90% of the time, if I viewed what the government said was a lie, I was correct. Rarely does the government tell the truth.

Now, Trumps pres. elect. Better than hillary killary, I believe. But, I will continue to believe all the stories from the government are lies, until proved other wise.

Trump won, but has not "drained the swamp". Can he do that?

It's engrained in every nook and cranny of government. I don't think he'll be able to stop the "hidden government"

I'll stick with the "don't tell me, show me".

When he shows me that his picks for cabinets and Secretary positions are not run of the mill thieves, then I might reconsider.

I'll withhold any belief of change until I see change!

It's great we overcame one obstacle, but the plug for draining the swamp's not pulled yet.


Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 11, 2016:

Oztinato - You ask what goes through my mind when Trump made fun of a disabled person?

Well here is the point I what to make.

The day I saw it happen? I was; troubled, upset, sad, embarrassed, etcetera.

When I saw it repeated for thousands of time on national TV I finally shut it out and finally, I sympathized with Trump.

You see, this election displayed, like no other, that intentional attempts to brainwash the Average American will backfire.

Thanks for the read,


Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor on November 11, 2016:

Don, we're now beginning on the right path but I still wonder just how far down the right path we will be able to go if the Clintons aren't brought to justice. Dick Morris really explains this well here

and how Bush really failed by canceling the investigations about Bill that were underway when Bush took office. Obama's likely to pardon all the bad actors here before he leaves office and he can do that even if charges have not been levied so Trump may not even get the chance to expose the level of corruption among the cast of characters and reveal the truth about the Clinton Crime Family to the rest of the world, something Obama and the Clintons desperately wish not to happen.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 11, 2016:

Mizbejabbers - Yes, to some degree, the comments by Putin are of some concern, and WikiLeaks are upsetting.

But, I have two questions of my own.

1- Why is it bad that a national leader that one president has mishandled now speaks of hope in future dealings with the new one?

2- Why did such an organization of illegal hacker shave to reveal so much information that should have been public in the first place.

And, I guess I should ask that now that the insanity of the election process has ended, why don't we take a break and watch what the REAL changes will be?

Thanks for the read,


Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 11, 2016:

Proud American - I'm so glad to read your reasoning for your presidential selection. You hit the problem right on the ehad, in my opinion. Some of us, like yourself, are hard working people who do their own research on who they vote for, and don't care about the Billions of dollars spent on crafted advertisements filled with lies and slander.

Thanks for your comment and have a great day!


Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 10, 2016:

My sentiments exactly, Don. I couldn't have said anything better myself.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Oztinato on November 10, 2016:

So what goes through your mind when Donald makes fun of a disabled person or of war heroes?

I'm sure you will simply avoid this.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on November 10, 2016:

Why does nobody seem to worry that this election was influenced by outside interests who do not have this country's welfare (no pun intended) at heart, rabble rousers like Wikileaks, whom Americans laud for "telling us the truth" and Putin who has been accused of interfering in the election. While there isn't proof, his statement should be of concern: "It's not our fault America is in such poor shape, but Russia is ready to restore them." I really hope that Americans work for America and don't fall for that line.

Having experienced 10 days under the watchful eyes of the KGB, I can tell you that it ain't no fun.

Proud American on November 10, 2016:

Amen! I couldn't agree more with this article.

I find it almost humorous that this year every person who "expected" Hillary to win is now crawling on the "outdated electoral college" system that was also in place for for the past 2 elections and it wasn't a problem so long as their candidate won. I am a minority female that has worked hard for everything that I have. I've raised 3 children as a single parent and no support from the gov nor their father. The US citizens need to educate themselves on our candidates and stop handing over our country to people that have no interest in helping it grow. I also voted for Trump, for several reasons; 1) whom in their lifetime hasn't said something racist, sexist or not so PC? NO ONE. 2) I do my own research on the candidates and there is no way in hell I would vote Hillary in. I hope one day we do see a female in the highest office but I can assure you she isn't the right one. 3) I refuse to be an uneducated follower of the masses that will destroy my country just to make "history"

John D Wilson from Earth on November 10, 2016:

Wild Bill,

Ya know, obama was out of touch with the American people, the media is out of touch with the American people, the republitard elite are out of touch with the American people. Trump was the only guy that got what was ailing the Fly Over Peeps of America. Maybe Ron Paul did too, but he wasn't the orator Trump was.

I wish Trump the best, but I think the corruption is so ingrained in D.C. he'll get push back on everything he tries to do.

This is the turning in American history - we either are a republic that stands for freedom, or we're a cesspool of socialism and all the citizens are serfs for the elite - just like Europe. Unelected leaders telling people how to live their lives.

Look who's rioting after the elections - see any "deplorables" looting and burning? NO

It's those socialists that follow bernie and obama, who think they can tell you and me how we're supposed to live. The name throwers of bigotry and sexism, and all the crappolla they spew out are the ones who think they're above the laws.

Demoncraps are just a socialist Nazi squad, ready to trample anyone who gets in their way. Don't look at what they say, look at what they do.

Trumps a breath of fresh air - hopefully he gets the government off our backs!!

We shall see if he can overcome the corruption and get some things done!


Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 10, 2016:

oh, i was asking 48, don. but im glad to see fair minded people like you still left in this world--you are shining star!

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 10, 2016:

lovemychris - No, I considered the tea party a group of radicals who like all radicals lost sight of the fact that they need to work WITH the rest of the population, and not throw our government under the bus.


Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 10, 2016:

im curious....did you consider the tea party to be whining and complaining? when republicans state opinions, do you call them rants?

lot of soul searching to be done. not the least of which mcconell saying the democrats must not obstruct the new president.....

for some reason, its always democrats who are suppused to lie down.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 10, 2016:

Good morning...I just answered clivewilliams question about whether Mr. Trump silenced America but will share some of that here. First, I did not vote for him nor did I vote for Hillary...I voted third party. But that not withstanding I do feel that he resounded time and time again across the nation with millions and much of what he said and things he has done (supposedly) are done publicly or not so publicly by many many others despite whether they are PC or not.

It was disturbing to see replayed time and time again negatives (from Hillary) that children were able to view...over and over and over. It was deplorable.

Regardless of how we feel about him, he is now President-elect Trump and hopefully he will listen to the voice of reason within him and within those who he will be surrounded with and lead us into a new wellness in our country.

It is not all his job though. It is up to each of us to stop whining and complaining and make every effort to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. As I said in my response to clive....Mr. Lincoln's word remind us that 'a house divided against itself cannot stand.' My best wishes are behind President-elect Trump.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Wild Bill on November 09, 2016:


I seem to remember another Hubber telling you that DJT would go down in flames and that until then your silence is golden. You should let her know what your non-silence sounds like!

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 09, 2016:

EricDierker - I agree with you on the rights of civil activists, but my problem is with having closed-minded zealots justifying their actions to suppress or control others that do not agree with them.

Without a willingness to "work together" and using the concept of "give and take" for solutions, we end up with the political stalemates we are now in, on so many problems.

WWJD - If Jesus was given a bag of money to help the hungry in another town, would he walk past a hungry man on his doorstep without taking care of that man's need first?

Just Saying.


Wild Bill on November 09, 2016:

Love my Chris

We know she BARELY won the popular vote because you have been saying that all over HP. Trump might not have won 50% of the vote but he won 100% of the presidency.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 09, 2016:

Very interesting views. I would hope that people who are passionate one way or the other. Reflect and realize that civil activists have influenced this country more that any president. Neighborhoods, cities, towns and counties do not move as the president dictates. They move as the involved people move.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 09, 2016:

Don't Taze Me Bro - So True. Any potential obstacles that might be encountered are pretty much removed with the power wielded by Conservatives.

So there should be no excuses for anything they do.


Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor on November 09, 2016:

lol Hillary won the popular vote?

Yeah by .2%. Not even by 1% but 2 tenths of a percent. A really big win! lol

I don't know if that includes all absentee military votes, does it?

John D Wilson from Earth on November 09, 2016:

Goon one, Don!

Let the draining of the swamp begin!

All the best!


Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 09, 2016:

lovemychris - I agree. I believe the concept of an electoral college is outdated and needs to be radically revised.

But, unitl this happens the onus falls on the candidates to win using the system that exists now.

Thanks for the comment,


Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor on November 09, 2016:

It will work out because it isn't just president Trump but a republican house and senate, constitutionalist Justices coming (assuming there are any left to choose from) and republican governors across the nation with state republican congresses 31 Republicans, 18 Democrats, and 1 independent that hold the office of governor.

Bye, bye liberalism, if conservatism doesn't work with them in control of congress and presidency with a constitutionalist SC for the next 8 years I'll vote for a liberal.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on November 09, 2016:

do you know that hillary won the popular vote? that means more americansvactually votef for her.

the electoral college won it for trump

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on November 09, 2016:

I feel your pain. Well written summary. Hope it works out with President Trump.

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