Some voters are blinded by anger

By Krayton Kerns 


I do not own a dart gun, so

when my phone rings at three

o’clock in the morning and the

caller asks, “Doc, do you own a

dart gun?” I say “No” and go

back to sleep. A “yes” answer

could suck me through the gates

of hell until daybreak. Bruce, a

friend of mine, owns cows and

recently purchased a dart gun, so

I gladly supply him with pharmaceutical

ammunition instead

of owning the dang gun. Oddly

enough, when I get the middle of

the night dart gun inquiry and

say “Bruce has one,” folks

patiently wait until morning

before calling him. Apparently,

veterinarians are held to different

sleep standards than normal


Several weeks back, Bruce’s

son, Kyle, hauled a belligerent

cow with calving difficulties to

my clinic. She was wearing a

halter, dragging a couple lariat

ropes and had been blasted by

two doses of tranquilizer from

Bruce’s dart gun. I hoped she

was asleep in the trailer, figuring

I could creep behind her,

reposition and deliver the twisted

calf while she dozed. I was

wrong and she exploded into the

corral. By dallying her lead

ropes to different posts we were

able to crowd her into the clinic

where we prepped her for a

C-section. She fought continually,

pausing just long enough to

let me cut her open before

throwing herself open-side

down onto the concrete floor.

Being a cow doctor is not all

coffee and cupcakes. After much

sweat, cursing and retying

restraint ropes, I delivered a

dead, deformed, three-legged

calf. Not surprisingly, the cow

was just as cranky after surgery

as she was before. Using the

halter lead ropes, we leapfrogged

her back into the trailer,

but after unloading the cow

back home, she jumped the

fence and disappeared into the

darkness. One month post-op,

the cow is fine and has rubbed

off her halter, but she is wandering

the pastures still looking for

a fight. We have no idea what

tripped her trigger and this

brings me to my point.

Anti-Trump extremists are as

mad as Kyle’s cow, but explaining

the mildly aggravated Trump

supporters is my objective today.

This election cycle, a handful of

conservative Democrats suddenly

recognized the progressives

who captured the Democrat

Party are leading America

into Marxist bondage. They are

rallying behind Mr. Trump to

stop socialism. Joining them are

the angry conservative Republicans

who twice elected GOP

Congressmen and Senators so as

to repeal President Obama’s

dangerous policies, but after

campaigning on confrontation,

they capitulated. I am in this

second category, but I question

what specifically Mr. Trump will

do to “Make America Great

Again.” Beware the clever, yet

meaningless campaign slogans,

because “Hope and Change”

created this mess in the first


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