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By Dorothy Mai
Dear Jill Stein,
What are you doing?
We get it. You are the try-hard, young and hip grandma that everybody admires. There is so much wrong in this world, and you are just trying to help fix it. We appreciate it, we really do, but your efforts are sadly going to waste because of the fact that we live in America. Ironic, huh?
There were obviously mixed reactions to how the result of the 2016 Presidential election went down. There were people saying there was no way and that the election process was rigged and is only to “make citizens feel like they actually have a say in government,” including yourself. Hey, at least you are trying to do something about it.
Your efforts are appreciated, but it is also tiring watching you attempt at something you obviously cannot do yourself. It is time to get your head out of Candyland and accept the fact that Donald J. Trump is the president-elect. Half of America is just as bummed as you are but either way, there is no way you can benefit from this recount. You received barely 2% of the nation’s votes, so I do not suppose you are assuming that the odds would bend in your favor. You ran as a third party candidate because you were running for the people who did not support either major party candidate. Not only did you run as a third party candidate, you also ran as a woman, one major reason why Hillary Clinton lost both elections, whether America would like to admit it or not. However, it was you, the third party candidates, that made Trump our reality, taking away the votes from what could have been.
We just have to deal with and accept the fact that the United States of America was flawed and will continue to be that way. The silent majority has spoken, and no one expected this to come. I guess we can blame one-sided media and biases, but the truth is out. We are just going to have to wait another four years and see how this shin-dig turns out.
Besides, I do not think many people are going to listen to someone who declared that wifi is a “danger to children.”
You are a physician who practiced medicine for 25 years. Why did you turn to politics? If you are just looking for something to do, I am sure you are still talented in the conga and djembe drums!
Anyways, thanks for trying.