For eight years we have been blessed with a scandal-free First Family. I, for one, will miss President Obama’s quiet dignity and deep strength in the face of all the hatred and opposition he faced from the moment he took the oath of office.
History will bear record to his accomplishments. He has exemplified true servant leadership and has led our nation with intelligence, wit, humor and true humility.
We now enter a new era where the new leader of our nation thrives on lies and scandals, cannot communicate a clear thought and reeks of racism, xenophobia and bigotry. I, along with most of the world, am holding my breath as the United States begins a perilous journey led by an ego larger than the nation, itself.
Farewell, President Obama, and God bless you. You are already missed.
Nominating Betsy DeVos for the Secretary of Education is putting the
bear fox in the henhouse. BLOTUS is already attacking every major gain we have made as a nation, not just dismantling public education, but in every other arena, as well.
That the BLOTUS has not attacked the church is truly an indictment on the lack of faithfulness we have demonstrated. Anyone, and everyone, who has confronted him over his racism, his bullying, his lying, his treatment of women, or any other serious issue, has been mocked, vilified, or verbally attacked.
BLOTUS goes after his critics. Lapdogs, however, just get fed treats.
When the BLOTUS is inaugurated on Friday we need to remember that he was endorsed by 22 white supremacist organizations. Maybe that makes up for the fact he was not endorsed by even one major daily newspaper in the United States.
BLOTUS has reiterated on numerous occasions that he is smarter than our military leaders and the intelligence community. He routinely skips intelligence briefs designed to prepare him for protecting and guiding our country.
Confronted with the facts of Russian interference in our election process, he makes excuses and blames the Democratic National Party. When any nation interferes with the internal workings of another it is grounds for a severe reprisal, even war. Instead, Trump plays down the hacking and just says it didn’t affect the outcome.
That is not the issue. The real issue is that Trump can not see beyond his ego. As George Little has written, BLOTUS is playing a truly dangerous game. And what is at stake is the safety and security of our nation.
I readily admit I am not a presidential historian. But, that said, I cannot remember any President-Elect in the history of our nation that has been less prepared and more unfit to take over the reigns of our nation’s leadership.
It matters that he is a pathological liar, the BLOTUS. It matters that he refuses to rid himself of all the conflicts of interest. It matters that he ignores or mocks the US security community, but lauds Julian Assange. It matters that he is OK with Russia interfering with our political processes. It matters that he has installed his family as an inner circle of advisors and filled his Cabinet with Wall Street tycoons. It matters that he is constantly attacking the press.
It matters. It all matters. And on January 20th we will officially enter one of the most shameful eras of our nation’s history.
It is difficult for me to comprehend how the values of our nation have apparently changed. We seem to have thrown away our moral compass and are intentionally fleeing from the responsibilities that have long demonstrated our greatness.
I totally agree that we need to make our nation great again. But endorsing the bullying, selfish, xenophobic, and racist values of the president elect moves us further from that goal. The values of BLOTUS are not the values that will make America (or any other nation) great again.
Have we really come to the place where we have decided hate is better than love? Do we really want to live in fear rather than caring for those most in need? What has happened to our sense of justice for all and compassion for those in trouble?
We definitely need to look into a mirror. We need a rude awaking to see what we are becoming. The United States doesn’t need a wall. We need a heart.