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Hey Y’all, I Think My Mother Is Voting For Donald Trump

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First things first, I PJ, would like to state up front that I can talk about my mama, but the rest of you people cannot. Cool? Cool. Also, I am lucky enough to have two mothers: this piece speaks of my mother in Michigan, who is originally from France. And white. And awesome so put some respeck on her name because my “delete-finger” game is mean, b.

With that being said, I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think my mother is voting for Donald Trump. And the reason I say I’m not 100 percent sure is because she’s never come right out and said it, but I’ve got an inkling. It’s as awkward to type as it is to read. Let’s talk about how we got here.

My mother hates Hillary Clinton. Not dislikes, but a real, visceral hatred for Hillary. It’s so palpable you’d think they knew one another and Hillary stole her man many moons ago, but my mother has never met her. She’s never seen her in person or been in the same room as her. My mother just hates her. She hates her ankles. She thinks Hillary is going to take away her guns, freedoms, pets, land, home, etc. I’m being facetious, but that’s how it sounds when talking to my mother about Hillary Clinton.

My mother is also a “gun nut”, which just means she believes fervently in her 2nd amendment right to bear arms. She’s an active member of the NRA and attends conventions. Once, she found “the token Black guy” at the convention and took a picture of him and sent it to me, framed, to prove that Black people are part of the NRA since I found that hard to believe. Obviously Black folks love our guns just like every other American, but the NRA seems not to give two fucks about Black people. I didn’t realize it at the time, but taking the picture and sending it to me might have been one racist ass thing to do. My mother isn’t a racist but she has definitely joked about taking me to a plantation. To my friends. Who all attended an HBCU with me. We have a fun relationship.

I will say that I do not think being the mother of Black/bi-racial children does not preclude you from being racist. I also think there are quite a few well educated racists who don’t realize that they are. This isn’t my mother. For the record.

As you can guess, my mother is a Republican. On her home refrigerator is a magnet of George W. Bush amidst other Republican-ideal magnets and cartoons. My mother, a native of France who is now an American citizen, is a card-carrying NRA Republican. I don’t mind her being a Republican by the way. I do find it humorous that this foreign woman who has two bi-racial children who are pretty Black-fist with it happens to be pretty ultra conservative in her ideologies, but the truth is, she really cares about two things: Obamacare and guns. And on both of those, she’s pretty anti-Democrat, and specifically anti-Obama. To be fair, my mother and step-father were one of those folks who got fucked long and hard by Obamacare.

My family is an interesting one to say the least.

Let’s get back to my mother voting for Trump. Now, don’t get me wrong, my mother doesn’t actually seem to like Donald Trump. I was in Michigan over the past week and a half and even while driving around her area of southeast Michigan, every time we saw a Trump sign, or barn painted with “Make America Great Again”, etc. she remarked at her surprise at living in Trump country and hasn’t exactly spoken of him in glowing terms, at all. So her potential vote for Trump isn’t even about…Trump. By the way, I saw way more Trump-supportive signage and messaging than I was expecting to see considering that my mother lives only an hour west of Detroit.

Nope, she’s one of the anti-Hillary crowd. She hates Hillary Clinton so much that there’s almost zero chance that she could find one iota of a reason to cast her ballot that way. I doubt she would ever entertain voting for Jill Stein or the other guy, which means its either Trump or not voting at all. And because she became a citizen so she could vote, I can’t imagine her NOT voting, or skipping the most important section on the ballot.

Full disclosure, I pretty much can’t stand anybody up for election. I don’t care for Hillary even a little bit and well, Trump, shouldn’t even be here. But these are the options and there’s no way I’m going to chance my vote. I can totally understand being anti-Hillary. There’s enough non-sense on both sides, I think, where American people should be able to request new candidates, but that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. And I’m also not one of those people who thinks that Trump winning might spark the political revolution we need. While I don’t think my personal life will be ruined if Trump were elected, I also don’t want that man being the face of my nation since I feel like we might be on the brink of World War III – MXV if he were to be president. Still, voting for Trump seems patently absurd to me.

And I do think Hillary is going to win, even if my mother does Bush the button for Trump. But still, Trump isn’t supposed to be here but he is so the idea that voting against Hillary could result in a noted bigot taking the oath of office is troubling on many, many fronts.

And yet here we are. My mother, the woman who birthed me and who I love very much, might actually cast a ballot for a man asking white people for the Black vote by telling Black folks that America is pretty much shit for us so what do you have to lose? A man who has openly mocked several minority groups without a second thought because she somehow thinks that Hillary Clinton will exercise some power that she does not have and send the National Guard on a raid of homes nationwide and take away her guns.

This is my family.

Thanks, Obama.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • Digital_Underground

    I’m kind of stumped by the Hillary hatred. Not just with your mother, but across the board. She is a career politician. Lying and doing under handed ish comes with the job. What do Americans really think goes on in the halls of DC?

    • Glo

      But, woman.

      • Digital_Underground

        At first I didn’t think that was a thing. But now I’m convinced it is.

        • Glo

          Oh, I’m sure it is. You can’t be a woman and a successful politician. They liked Sarah Palin because she was dumb and wore cute dresses, but people don’t like it when a woman can be a ruthless politician.

          And considering the fact that she and her hubby have similar policies, but people stanned for Bill while hating Hillary? Yeah, I’m pretty sure they don’t like her because she’s a woman.

          • The thing is that she isn’t as much ruthless as much as craven. A bit of ruthlessness would be great with her.

          • LMNOP

            A lot of why I hate her is because of Bill and his “legacy” and her open and implicit support of his agenda. Also, why’d she stay with his dishonest, cheating, ending the safety net, manipulative, evil a ss? It seems like she put up with all of that ish for power.

            • Glo

              But also…most Presidents have cheated, and all of their wives stayed. I feel like it would have looked so much worse for her if she left him.

              • Tambra

                Weiner?

                • Glo

                  Not a president, so different, lol. And his wife tried to stay for a long a$$ time. I can’t really believe that it took 3 different chexting scandals to get her to go.

                  Also, can we talk about how his toddler was in the last pic that he sent out? Dude has a serious problem.

                  • Tambra

                    I know. But I agree he has a problem. Some women are ride or die.

                  • Val

                    At this point I have to assume something is off with her too otherwise why did she stay so long with that perv. And, I really feel the only reason she left him now is because she doesn’t want to do harm to Hillary’s campaign. After the election she’s go right back to him.

                    • Tambra
                    • Val

                      Nah, Tam, she’s a perv too. Lol

                    • Tambra

                      Ok, I thought she was just long suffering.

                    • LMNOP

                      Or crazy? Co-dependent? Who knows?

                    • Tambra

                      Some women do not know how to cut the ties. Why do you think so many ppl stay married for 40 plus years?

                    • Mochasister

                      Maybe they have one of those open marriage agreement things. He gets to be a perv and she looks the other way. Couldn’t be me.

                    • Cheech

                      Now that’s funny.

                    • LMNOP

                      Maybe she loves him?

                    • Val

                      After all of his perv stuff, L, it would really take more than love to stay with him. I mean even having an affair would be more tolerable than the stuff he has done.

                    • LMNOP

                      Well, all I know is speculating about this kind of stuff makes me feel good about being on team single.

                    • Cleojonz

                      Even smart women do really dumb things.

                  • LMNOP

                    Oh God, I didn’t know that. That’s messed up.

                  • Nik White

                    Noooo not the baby!

              • Negro Libre

                Bill Clinton has legendary charisma, and even if she left him, he’d still have recovered. Hilary in comparison has very little charisma, the fact is that a lot of her political success, is due to the fact that a lot of Bill Clinton’s magic mysteriously rubs off her.

                From one I’ve heard she is a policy wonk and is respected in the Democratic Party, it’s just that to the public, she’s just not likable.

              • LMNOP

                I care less about the cheating than the policies he passed, which were evil with a smile.

                • Glo

                  I 100% agree with that, which is why I don’t like either of the Clintons. I’m just saying that there is a lot of hate reserved for her that he doesn’t seem to be getting as well, and I’m pretty sure it’s because she’s a woman.

              • Val

                He’s the only one who was publicly outed as a cheater while in office.

                • Tambra

                  He should have said he is for family values then it will all be forgiven

                • Epsilonicus

                  Thats because the media and Presidents had an agreement not to broadcast such things.

              • Nik White

                She was damned if she stayed and damned if she left.

            • brothaskeeper

              They’re more powerful together than they are apart.

              • LMNOP

                Exactly. Doesn’t that make them sound extra evil though? I don’t think they even like each other.

              • Val

                Just like the Underwoods.

            • Epsilonicus

              “lso, why’d she stay with his dishonest, cheating, ending the safety net, manipulative, evil a ss?”

              Power and because love makes people do dumb ish.

          • Woman my ayus.. lying ayus dubya who doesn’t really like us.

    • There seems to be a general sense of not giving a f with her shenanigans. Granted, I understand why with all the stuff in the 90s, but some of the ish she does is Politics 101 dumb ish. Like don’t actively start ish with people, since they’ll be more than happy to anyway.

      • Digital_Underground

        I hear that. But Republicans have lowered the bar for U.S. politicians dramatically over the last decade plus. The old rules of engagement went out the window a long time ago. What is Clinton doing/done that makes her so repulsive?

        • Chinasa

          That’s what I been trying to understand for the longest.
          Seems as though ppl are either mad that she ain’t got Obama/Bill’s charisma (but like who does?)
          or her (husbands) fucked up policies….
          Either way, it seems unfair, and disproportional for the level of hate she’s getting.

    • Medium Meech

      She’s ahead by miles in the poles so she isn’t being persecuted to the level people are making her out to be. But anytime your primary defense of someone is “everyone else is crooked too” that person will have some detractors.

      • Digital_Underground

        I’m not even defending her. And she’s only up because Trump is pulling the greatest troll job of the century on Republicans and America as a whole.

    • Val

      The Hillary hate goes way back to when she was First Lady. She was really political and also drew a lot of attention to herself on purpose.

    • DM.

      I’m def voting for her (do i have a choice) but i see why/how she’s so unlikeable. Have you heard her speak? She’s ice cold and has no charisma.

      And she’s always in some lies/scandal or the other (whether real or imagined). Eventually, folks stop trusting you.

      • LMNOP

        And not ice cold in a way where you think she could use it for good, like Elsa.

    • catgee12

      I just get a vibe from her like the girl in high school who didn’t f uc k with you until she needed something then came through like you were BFFs. Real shady … and I know they all do it but hers seems a little to blatant …

    • HoobaStankyLeg

      Walmart. Just. Walmart.

    • GenevaGirl

      What’s the quote? Politics is like making sausage. You don’t want to see it made.

    • AshAlly08

      I’m still looking for the receipts that she lied or did more under handed ish than any other politician? You spend more than 30 years in politics and not do a few things wrong or misguided. But seems like every allegation against her is false.

  • miss t-lee

    I’m glad no one in my family is talking this nonsense.

  • Medium Meech

    She has to live in a swing state? My real questions are for you, Panama. When Trump is elected and the hunger game race wars come, will you pull the my mama a French republican NRA member card? Can you speak French? Does being half black and half French automatically make you creole? Is this why you live Beyonce. Did she ever want you to bring home a nice French girl? Do the French consider French an ethnicity? Did anyone ever tease you and call you Pepe Le Pew growing up?

  • ALM247

    “My mother isn’t a racist but she has definitely joked about taking me to a plantation. To my friends. Who all attended an HBCU with me. We have a fun relationship”.

    Well, in light of the first sentence of this piece, how was everyone’s day? What are you cooking for Labor Day?

    • Medium Meech

      Family is family. We all have family members we love in spite of some things we think are wrong.

      • ALM247

        I didn’t say anything about the comments. I asked how your day was, and I asked what are you are cooking for Labor Day?

      • I just need to do this…

        • Medium Meech

          NcT, if my mama shanked Michelle Obama I would still hide the shiv. And y’all still couldn’t talk about her.

          • I FEEL you… it doesn’t mean my face ain’t turned up..lol

          • Ain’t this the muth@f!cn&g truth!!!! Tomorrow is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. That bond we had is sumthin’ else I tell ya. I thought 6 years later. Tomorrow would get easier. Nope

            • Medium Meech

              Sorry to hear about your mom. I couldn’t imagine. *hugs*

            • Val

              *eHIUG*

            • LMNOP

              I’m so sorry, that must be so hard.

              • Yeah. I was quite attached to the ole lady.

                • Nik White

                  Nope you don’t have to get over her. Just love her from here.

            • L8Comer

              Aww Andie. Warm hugs sent

            • ???

            • Tambra

              Hugs girl

            • miss t-lee

              *hugs* for tomorrow.
              I’m part of that club, too.

              • Thank T! *hugs*

              • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa5c820d7548f7c40d87b6328154694e287b34ed84b26cc6d08f2ccf2b7f8fda.jpg

                T! This is my Sandra. I tried to art her up for the ‘gram a while back. This is one of my fave picks of her. This was taken in Benguerra Island, Mozambique. I can’t wait to visit this place. She loved her some Africa. If anyone wanted to tell her to “go back to Africa”. She could literally say she did. She worked with the CDC over there thanks to that Bush PEPFAR funding. I believe that continent gave us so many extra years together. Every new country she explored…just healed her. She had breast cancer for what felt like a gazillion years. It kept coming back. I had the easiest dissertation defense ever. At that point it had metastasized to her brain. And it was kinda of obvious during my defense. The whole fam looked like we were holding on by a thread. I guess we literally were. My sister also had breast cancer at that time. And my Dad’s prostate cancer had just gone into remission. They took it easy on me. Soooo my diploma came in the mail on August 29th. I had just gotten back to DC after leaving her in NY. I purposely waited to tell her. I was scared of what might happen if I did. But after work…. about 5:30 on the 31st…I opened up my diploma on the phone with her. “Mommy, Mommy it is here”. And she said Congratulations! I love you. And she died around 6 pm.

                • miss t-lee

                  OMG. My mother’s name was Sandra too. What a coincidence.
                  She sounds like she was a very special lady. Cancer can go play in traffic.
                  *hugs*

                  • That’s crazy! I bet our Sandra’s are on VSB heaven edition….sending each other gifs about us. lol

                    • miss t-lee

                      Hahahaha.
                      Oh man. That would be awesome :)

                • Nik White

                  What a beautiful send off Andie – thanks for sharing with us. I pray that you and the rest of your family are free of the “C” monster.

                • Cleojonz

                  This is a beautiful tribute to your mom. Hugs to you as you cope with the anniversary of her passing.

                • Epsilonicus

                  PEPFAR might be the best thing Bush 2 ever did

                • Tomesha Rene

                  I have all the feels. Thank you for sharing Doc Andie. Mommy is super proud I am sure.

            • PinkRose

              Been 15 years for my Dad, my closest parent. It NEVER gets easier, YOU just develop a “new normal”. Mucho prayers for you!

              • Good to know. I think that’s what I’ve been doing wrong. Trying to get over her. Dumb plan.
                I really appreciate this!!!!!

              • Mochasister

                Yeah, my mother says the same thing. She lost her mother thirty years ago and she said it still hurts like yesterday.

            • YeaSoh

              I know that can’t be easy. I hope you find comfort tomorrow that helps you make it through

              • Thanks brotha!

                • YeaSoh

                  I really need to tone down the ego… I’m a woman ????

                  • OMG, I’m soooo sorry.

                    • YeaSoh

                      Lol Andie it’s ok. It happens a lot actually lol

                  • kingpinenut

                    I’m glad my e-assumptions was right ;)

            • Mochasister

              I love my mother to pieces too. I can only imagine your hurt. I’m sorry for your loss.

            • kingpinenut

              Pops died last year….

              I send prayers up for him every day.

              If you love your kinfolk pray for them here and in the next world

              *e-daps*

        • Val

          Lol

      • Epsilonicus

        Yup.

    • Junegirl627

      Ok I get how you could think that what she is saying is “no bueno” but when you love someone of a different race and everyone knows each others hearts its not offensive. Its a joke. I’m pretty sure that entire family makes white jokes too, and they are all the way messed up.

      • ALM247

        I didn’t say anything about the comments. I asked how your day was, and I asked what are you are cooking for Labor Day? No one answered my actual questions.

        • Junegirl627

          sure ok

        • Lmao!!!!

        • RaeRae

          They keep trying tho!

          • ALM247

            Love your avi….it’s so pretty.

            • RaeRae

              Thanks! Yours is too!

        • Cheryl Christopher

          Was rather dismissive. Intended?

        • Nature

          I live in Abu Dhabi. I will be at work. However, Eid (an Islamic holiday) is next weekend, so I am traveling to Muscat, Oman which is conveniently coinciding with my birthday. I will be coveting folks Labor Day desserts via FB.

    • Hugh Akston

      Not cooking will be in Brooklyn

      Labor Day parade got my meal lol

    • Val

      I completely forgot about Labor Day. Wow. In light of that I guess I won’t be doing anything. Lol But I really hate doing stuff on holidays when everyone else is doing stuff. Too crowded. So I guess I’ll be watching HGTV.

      • ALM247

        I love HGTV too. :)

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      • I like HGTV. I hate watch the tiny house show.

        • Val

          Lol It’s funny because I really love tiny houses. But, that show has the most clueless people on it. I mean, one person living in a tiny house is perfect. Two people could be okay but it’s really pushing it. A lot of these people have kids!

          I’m like wtf are they thinking. Lol And some have toddlers that they are talking about putting in a loft to sleep. What?!

          • I don’t wanna do it…shyt, I need a getaway room.

            • Val

              They are perfect for that. Just set it up in the back yard and it’s your own little slice of heaven.

              • Nik White

                One of my girls has one and it’s really nice. She calls it her cabin up north.

              • Lisa Necole

                Yes. My Tiny Queendom – I will paint my house purple and play india Arie all day.

          • Cleojonz

            Kids and big a** dogs. Do the kids not need things? I think that’s kind of selfish.

        • Question

          HGTV makes me mad I live in LA. Folks with their laundry list of wants “stainless steel appliances, wood floors, crown moulding, 74 car garage, with a pool…”

          …And a budget of $200,000.

          WTF do I live here?

          • You better move!!

          • Val

            Lol I know, where do they get those people? And don’t forget everything has to have an open floor plan.

          • Come down South. $200,000 will take you VERY FAR in Little Rock or some places in Texas.

            https://hhharris.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/being-black-and-blue/

            • Val

              But then you have to live in Little Rock.

              *runs*

              • *Usain Bolt’s after Val*

                Don’t come out the side of yo’ mouth about my town till you’ve visited! We’ve got breweries and wine bars and cheap housing and close proximity to wonderful hot springs and rural areas!

                • LeeLee

                  I visited Little Rock for the first time this summer during the black bikers convention. There was this great homemade ice cream place downtown in the River Walk area. I rode the trolley and they gave me a 15% coupon for it. Best cinnamon crumb ice cream I’ve ever had!

                  • Yeah, the River Market area is a great date area. Get some ice cream, enjoy great food in the crazy amount of restaurants down there, and go for a nice stroll in River Walk area!

                • Chinasa

                  Any intel on how suitable Little Rock is for young black professionals?

                  • You have to know the right people. A lot easier if you are an Alpha, as they run a lot of the stuff in town.

                    If you’re into finance, nearly all of Arkansas’ state banks are headquartered here; most national banks also have a major regional stronghold here as well. For corporate/accounting types, Dillard’s is headquartered here. Not much in the public sector due to a)Arkansas being a mainly rural state; all other counties thus underserve Little Rock when it comes to the budget, and b) state government is dominated by white people from northwest Arkansas, making it prone to cronyism and the good ‘ol boy mentality when it comes to hiring and promotions.

                    The two major expanding industries in Little Rock is health care and education. All the major hospitals are expanding and thus needs nurses, doctors, PA’s, and the such; demand is high, especially since most medical professionals leave the city or state once they get their degrees. Education is being heavily pushed by state government. Expect more charter schools, which will need more teachers and leaders, in a state where there is a shortage of educational workers. Traditional public schools also need workers, though charter school salaries are more competitive. Also, there are plenty of opportunities to get your grad degrees in education for free (I am taking advantage of one program from the University of Arkansas to continue my education.)

                    The local black professional community is tight knit through the Arkansas Association of Black Professionals (AABP). They do tons of events and mixers. Our Urban League is also active, with #blacklivesmatter active to a lesser extent.

                    • Nasa D.

                      Awesome. Thank you.
                      I’m working for a SaaS company in MD, right now, and back in school trying to transition into a tech developer/designer. The struggle is real right now, but the pace of life down south always appealed to me. Just looking for the right fit I guess.

              • Lisa Necole

                Just don’t let anyone sell you the lie that Atlanta is cheap, my rent is high. But the south can work.

            • MsCee

              Do you live in Little Rock…Bless your soul. I went there for college (s/o to Philander Smith College #HBCUPride) Man, that place had me spoiled I had a two bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom townhouse with a front and backyard. I moved back to Dallas when I graduated and was like so basically for the same price I can get this bedbug infested shack next to this trap house?

              • My wife and I are house hunting right now. For $180,000, you can get a 3-4 bedroom, 2-3 full bath house with yard and a pool in Maumelle. Given that she’s training to be a doctor and I’m training to be a principal- and that both jobs pay well in this town and have a high demand- we’re gonna be ballin’ soon.

            • BmoreLikeLA

              I meant to reply to you the other day just to say hi. I’m home in LR right now visiting fam and friends. Leaving tomorrow though. But I love seeing other people from LR on this here wwwebs.

              • Us Little Rockers need to stick together! Welcome back home, even if it’s only for a day or two!

          • Cleojonz

            Right! It’s eye opening just how ridiculous the cost of housing is where I am.

          • rahshedah

            My word. I am just befuddled with the length of the list and the nonexistent budget. They are reeeaching. *in my Rev. Run voice*. The best part is when some of those realtors go off.

        • ~*V. von Schweetz*~

          I always wonder why anyone wants to live in 500 Sq ft on purpose…with someone else…and possibly a dog

          • Liz

            I’ve considered it (w/my hubby and dog). Mainly because it’s a way to cut down costs and ultimately spend our money on travel as opposed to rent.

        • Cleojonz

          I LOVE the tiny house show! I’m trying to figure out how I can build a large tiny house, but there’s no reasonable land lots here.

      • Cleojonz

        I at least turn by HGTV daily lol.

      • Lisa Necole

        I think I am going to finally get into Power – heard I can watch it on Amazon.

    • HouseOfBonnets

      I will be finding a plate lol

    • Crystal Savage

      Girl I read that and was like “What everybody else doing?”

    • I just walked past that… I’m gonna be at resort with my baby.

      • ALM247

        Sounds like fun :)

    • QueenRaven23

      I don’t cook or do cookouts for certain holidays, but I took some days off, Friday-Tuesday. I was supposed to spend my days each day at the beach, but there’s a storm coming!

      • ALM247

        Oooo…..the beach sounds nice. :)

    • Emmie

      No cooking…will be recovering by the pool after spending the weekend with my fam ?

      What will you be cooking?

      • ALM247

        Recovering from family….I understand and snicker at the same time. :)

    • Objection

      I think the first sentence shouldn’t apply to people like Colin Kaepernick.

    • ~*V. von Schweetz*~

      My day was pretty dope, thx for asking! And unfortunately, I’ll be working in Labor Day. Maybeits not so unfortunate tho because time and a half

      • Nik White

        Get money!

    • Nik White

      I’m thinking about the Jazz Festival in Detroit.

  • cyanic

    Since we’re unable to discuss your mother, how were you and your sister able to maintain a sense of black identity growing up?

    • ALM247

      Great question

    • panamajackson

      We actually grew up with my father and step-mother, who are Black southerners.

      • cyanic

        Your memoir about your biracial upbringing should be written already.

        • panamajackson

          Let me not downplay my mother’s hand in my upbringing though. I was mostly raised and grew up with my father and step-mother, from age 6 until…however, I spent every summer with my mother in Michigan. I think her opinions have changed over time, probalby largely from being married to my stepfather. As a younger woman I don’t think my mother was as conservative as she is now. In fact, I know she wasn’t. I just think that like with many people, over time she’s gotten more conservative as life choices and vocational decisions have determined her path, and in such, her opinions have followed suit.

  • AnswerMe

    This is a great example of how selfishly we make decisions sometimes. Trump could genuinely proclaim his love for Blacks and I’ll still avoid him because of his comments concerning Hispanics/Mexicans.

    • Diego Duarte

      I have NOT been able to speak Spanish in public with my sister, without getting some serious shade and plain harassment from rednecks, ever since Trump. I don’t believe Trump would have such a disastrous presidency in the sense that I don’t think he’d get ANY of his insane policies passed through a Congress full of democrats, trying to save the country from him, and a bunch of republicans, trying to save face for their party.

      That being said, the utmost and most immediate danger Trump posses is the emboldenment of racist America, including very racist people in other positions of power, with enough liberty and muscle to flex against minorities.

      • AnswerMe

        A lot of people have taken his bid as a time for them to release the maybe pent up feelings they’ve suppressed for so long.

  • Kenyatta

    I don’t know your mommy but shes cool with me I get along with gun nuts magically

  • MsCee

    For some reason this reminds me of that documentary where that white lady gave her Bi-racial daughter up for adoption because she didn’t want word getting out to her high society friends that she had a Black kid.

  • HoobaStankyLeg

    How unfortunate….Anyhoozle, y’all staying hydrated?

  • Digital_Underground

    Panama,

    Was you mom born and raised in France? I only ask because the native Europeans I’ve met don’t seem to be all into guns and the second amendment. Has she always been into guns and the NRA or did that come later? Just curious.

    • Glo

      I was curious about this as well.

    • panamajackson

      She was born and raised in France. But she lives in middle America and my stepfather is a hunter and gun dealer. I think it happened through marriage. I also think my stepdad is a great dude. We jsut have different opinions on politics.

      • Aly

        Is your stepdad white?

        • mssporadic

          Given the location and his hobbies, I would be surprised if he was black.

        • panamajackson

          He is white.

      • mssporadic

        Well this explains everything! You should have just said your mom was married to a gun dealing hunter from MI. In MI, those have to be most of Trump’s supporters.

      • Digital_Underground

        Makes sense.

      • LMNOP

        I know they’re your family and all, but I’m really impressed by your open-mindedness and willingness to see the good in people.

        • panamajackson

          I mean, its family. They’re good people who have taken care of me and continue to do so when a need arises. Political ideologies ain’t enough to make me not mess with anybody or listen to their opinions. Plus, I have and have had some pretty outlandish opinions. Everybody’s entitled.

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