Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Russ Feingold at the Coffee Shop.

I was sitting in a West Side coffee shop one day while Feingold was still in office.

My appearance is always disheveled and unkempt due to my invisible disability. (That is, mental health issues. Hence the adjective "crazy" in the title of my blog.)
No smile for a poor senior citizen.

I am on a very low income.

Russ Feingold --- the day after a midterm election in which he had not been running --- came in and spoke with all the other customers there.

He refused to speak with or look at me. He stood up in the middle of the room while conversing with all the other customers. (All women, I think.) They were all seated, and stayed that way.

It became obvious that he was deliberately avoiding eye contact with me, although he made direct eye contact with all the others as he spoke.

He also deliberately turned his back to me when I approached him in order to make a polite comment.

The comment I started to make --- but he turned his back before I could finish --- was completely germane to the conversation that he was already having with those other ladies.

I have been a registered Democrat since 1969. You had to be 21 to vote back then. ( I just missed voting for Humphrey in the 1968 election. I didn't turn 21 until three months later.) I will never support anyone who would act the way Feingold did toward me that day.

Even if I agree with his politics.

He probably thinks unkempt, disheveled people don't know how to read and write, and therefore nobody will ever know how he treats us.


Now my readers know.

I could never have any respect for him again. Only revulsion.

(This is what I posted to Russ Feingold’s Facebook page today, ca 1 p.m, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Facebook stripped out the formatting, so it looks like it’s all one paragraph.)