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Vote Tuesday and Honor the Dead in Pittsburgh

November 5, 2018 GMT

By Michael Goldman

On Tuesday, if you really want to honor those murdered in Pittsburgh, go vote.

Go vote if you love Trump.

Go vote if you hate Trump.

He IS on the ballot.

Not his own name, of course, but what he believes in.

Former State Rep. Geoff Diehl supports President Trump fully, and wants to go to the U.S. Senate to carry out his agenda.

Current U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren opposes the president fully, and is asking to be re-elected in large part based on her pledge to continue her efforts to thwart the Trump agenda.

It doesn’t matter which side you are on.

The fact is you can make your voice heard on the direction you want our nation to take simply by casting a ballot for one or the other of these two candidates on Nov. 6!

Truth be told, Oct.r 30, 2018 was the toughest day of the Trump presidency.

In point of fact, some may later mark it as the day his presidency died.

I respectfully disagree.

The Trump presidency has a lot of time left to either accomplish great things, or to continue its downward slide and completely implode.

One thing, however, is very clear.

President Trump and his tiny entourage arrived in Pittsburgh allegedly to comfort the families of the murdered, only to find himself unwanted and virtually isolated by the leadership of both political parties, as well as within earshot of tens of thousands of protesters imploring him to leave their bereaved city.

The closest one could remember to a similar rebuke of a sitting president by the public were the stories told of how during the low point of the Depression, President Herbert Hoover was forced to slide down in the seat of his car when he went outside in order to avoid the humiliation of being pelted with rotten apples thrown by angry citizens.

Say what you will about our current Commander in Chief (and I have done so in this column week after week for the past two years), but no one will ever be able to say they as citizens were unaware of where he stood on a plethora of topics.

According to Trump, the invaders are coming, infested with disease, and committed to terrorizing our nation for years to come by becoming members of our country’s most notorious organized gangs like MS13.

According to Trump, the Canadians, the Chinese, the member nations of NATO, and the representatives from dozens of what Trump has euphemistically described as “s**hole countries” are coming in order to continue to insist on retaining trade deals which disadvantage the United States and its workers.

According to Trump, those who want to retain Obamacare; those who think it’s okay to take a knee during our nation’s national anthem; those who claim that global warming exists today; and those who want to believe the multitude of untruths spewed forth about him in books by Stormy Daniels, Bob Woodward, Michael Woolf, Anthony Scaramucci, and Omarosa Managault are coming in order to rewrite the history of the great job he has already done during his first two years as your president.

Finally, according to Trump, reporters from the so-called “fake media” are coming, armed with their poison pens in their hands and malice in their hearts, in order to lie about what he has said in the past and what he will do in the future.

Tragically, unlike you, the dead in Pittsburgh won’t have the choice as to whether or not to vote on Nov. 6.

It is for them that you should vote.

Unlike you, the so-called “Dreamers” who reside and work in our country today, and who hope someday to take the oath of citizenship that will allow them to vote, won’t have the choice as to whether or not to vote on Nov. 6.

It is for them that you should vote.

Finally, your grandchildren, too young to cast a ballot, won’t have the choice as to whether or not to vote on Nov. 6.

It is for them that you should vote too.

Your chance. Your choice. Send a message. Warren vs Diehl. Cast your ballot for those who can’t.

You’ll always be glad you did.