Don’t Mess With Mom

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It’s not one of my newer ideas. In fact I have written before about the importance of Midwestern Mom sensibility and how it could be of benefit to others. Moms can’t be bought. You can’t get away with lying to them, they have eyes in the back of their heads, they know bullshit when they see it, and they have the best problem-solving skills on earth. Budget management and elimination of wasteful spending? Ask a mom trying to figure out how to care for aging parents, put two children through college and save for retirement. They know the importance of vigilant money management. Morally, they fervently believe in the Golden Rule, and think everyone has an obligation to make the world a better place. So why a Midwestern Mom? Because we are just like all other moms, times 10.

If every business had a designated Midwestern Mom in the upper echelons of their organizations, the rampant greed would stop. People would earn what they deserve, and workers would be treated fairly, with respect. Executives in charge of ripping off their customers (hello, Wells Fargo) would not leave with a handshake and $125 million for their “good work,” while loyal, honest workers lose their jobs to compensate for fines the company incurred. Businesses would run smoother, with better products, services and advertising. A crazy idea would be enforced: equal pay for equal work. Budgets would be met, wasteful spending stopped; cronyism,  greed and criminal and moral infractions not tolerated. Workers would get full-time opportunities, with full-time benefits. Compassionate leaves, vacation time, childcare help, bonuses and praise would be handed out frequently.

After watching the political shenanigans and subterfuge rampant this election season, it’s clear that both our major political parties are in desperate need of a designated Midwestern Mom as well. I humbly offer a few tidbits for our presidential candidates.

First, let’s start with Hillary:

  1. Tell the truth. For example, if you have pneumonia, say so. If you have something else, say so. If you tell the truth, you never have to remember your lies. If you made mistakes, own up to them.
  2. Not telling the whole story is, in fact, lying.
  3. You have never been a “regular Joe,” don’t pretend to be one. You have never had to worry about paying bills, putting kids through college, etc.  You would be much better off acknowledging your privilege than trying to get us to believe you are one of us.
  4. You are not as impressive as you think you are. A little humility goes a long way.
  5. Please don’t be so prone to conflicts, from personal to global.
  6. Don’t talk down to voters. Some of us may be uneducated, or bigoted, or crazy, but many of us are quite rational.
  7. Bridges are better than walls. Our country is severely divided, we need to work together, not tear each other apart.
  8. Defend the Constitution, but don’t interpret it. That is why we have a Supreme Court.
  9. And speaking of that, please choose the most amazing Constitutional scholar known to man for your next nominee. A phenomenally intelligent centrist who will use good judgement and weigh all sides of the issues is what’s needed, not a partisan politician. Give Merrick Garland a good once over.
  10. Lead by example. Be kind, and courteous, truthful, open, loyal, selfless and brave. Be a true leader.

Now, for Donald:

  1. Tell the truth. For example, release your tax information. Release you charitable donation records. If you tell the truth, you never have to remember your lies. If you made mistakes, own up to them.
  2. Not telling the whole story is, in fact, lying.
  3. You have never been a “regular Joe,” don’t pretend to be one. You have never had to worry about paying bills, putting kids through college, etc.  You would be much better off acknowledging your privilege than trying to get us to believe you are one of us.
  4. You are not as impressive as you think you are. A little humility goes a long way.
  5. Please don’t be so prone to conflicts, from personal to global.
  6. Don’t talk down to voters. Some of us may be uneducated, or bigoted, or crazy, but many of us are quite rational.
  7. Bridges are better than walls. Our country is severely divided, we need to work together, not tear each other apart.
  8. Defend the Constitution, but don’t interpret it. That is why we have a Supreme Court.
  9. And speaking of that, please choose the most amazing Constitutional scholar known to man for your next nominee. A phenomenally intelligent centrist who will use good judgement and weigh all sides of the issues is what’s needed, not a partisan politician. Give Merrick Garland a good once over.
  10. Lead by example. Be kind, and courteous, truthful, open, loyal, selfless and brave. Be a true leader.

Hmm. I guess the two major parties are really not so far apart, after all …

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