John Mellencamp Says Hoosiers voted “against their own interests”
John Mellencamp was on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night where he talked about what it’s like living in Indiana, a red state that voted for Trump. Weird, obviously. Because, if you know anything about Mellencamp, you will know he is one of the most liberal American musicians we have.
Of course, as Mellencamp explained, few people in Indiana even bother talking to him about politics.
“Everybody knows me there, so they are pretty particular when they talk to me about politics. Which is…never”, and he laughed and then added. “Don’t talk to Mellencamp about that, because we know where he stands”.
But it was a statement he made when he talked about seeing political signs in people’s yards around the state that I thought was particularly sad.
“It always surprises me when there’s an election to see what happens. I drive down the street and I see these signs in people’s yards, and it’s like you just know they’re voting against their interests”.
Yep, John Mellencamp says Hoosiers voted “against their own interests”. And isn’t he right about that.
All those Indiana residents that voted for Trump are now watching him trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and take away their healthcare, giving even more tax breaks to wealthy corporations, appointing Goldman Sachs staffers to his administration after promising voters he would “drain the swamp” if elected, and on and on.
As for female Hoosiers, Trump has signed a bill that will likely make women even more of a target for sexual harassment at work, and is looking into closing the Office on Violence Against Women. He has also signed legislation taking away money from Planned Parenthood.
In fact, when you look at what Trump has done over his first three months in office, and what he plans to do in the future, hardly any of it is as a result of trying to help the average American. Leaving me asking, what were Hoosiers smoking?
Because Trump a person who fights for the common man? They’re either high, or living in some delusional world if they truly believe that?
As for what John Mellencamp thinks is going to happen the longer Trump is in office?
“I want a front row seat. I just want to sit here and watch this, to see how weird it can get?” Because Mellencamp thinks, while it has been weird already, there’s a lot more weird yet to come.
Ain’t that the truth!
Watch Mellencamp on Seth Meyers in the video below.