Wednesday, November 09, 2016

We Drank the Kool-aid

I worry about four years of a presidency with a man who thinks climate change/global warming was made up by the Chinese, that Putin is a good leader, and Hitler might be a good role model.
           I worry about the next four years with a man who thinks bankruptcy is a preferred method for getting 
           out of debt.
I worry about four years with a man who often refuses to pay his working men and small businesses because he doesn't like the result of their work. Or that he believes he knows more than the Generals do, and doesn't need advisors.
I worry about the next four years with a man who has been married three times, cheated on his wives and thinks he would date his daughter if he were not her dad. A man who speaks of "grabbing pussies" and "dropping to your knees". 
          I worry about  four years with men who will repeal our health insurance and have not told us with what                 they will replace it. With men who will repeal Roe v. Wade, and have little thought to the women who have          benefitted from it, or mothers who will die if they don't have an abortion (especially those with other                     children to raise.)

          I worry about having a First Lady whose nude photos are available all over the internet. And a man who                thinks it is okay to walk into the dressing rooms of Miss America contestants and ogle their bodies.  I                   worry about illegal aliens who work hard and send money home to their families, but must be sent home             because they didn't come into this country the right way. I worry about their children, who were born here,           but may have to go to the parents "former home" because their parents are being deported. I worry about           Syrian children who are orphaned by war and have nowhere to go.

          I don't like a man who speaks of any woman, saying "fat pig" , "bitch" and that to be a "10", you can't be             flat-chested. I don't like a man like that and I cannot imagine the next four years with him as president of               the  best   country in the world. 

         I know that many of you are tired of hearing me say will take time to process, so I ask you to bear                with me as I try to figure out how I can live with what has happened; it won't be easy.

*Note: blogger is being weird tonight - please excuse the odd spacing. I can't figure out how to repair it. 




Betty said...

I wonder what he will do when he finally realizes that he is not all powerful, and that the House and Senate have much more power than he does. He has already said one of the things he will do in his first 100 days is impose term limits on Congress. He doesn't have the power to do that. Looks like he might spend four very personally frustrating years, throwing tantrums and being very surprised at how little power the president actually has.

I also wonder what will happen when his faithful followers discover that he isn't helping them at all and isn't going to.

Arkansas Patti said...

You spoke my fears well and Betty offered a good bit of very logical hope. "You're fired" doesn't work in the politics. I have the feeling we will end up with Pence as the functioning president and The Donald as a pure figure head. This will be a long 4 years.

LL Cool Joe said...

I worry too.

Ginnie said...

I agree with everything you've written Judy. It is a bitter pill to swallow but in my latest blog I go back politically and it has opened my eyes. I hope we can all stay "sane" through the next 4 years...if I live that long.

joared said...

Interesting commentary. I've had problems with spacing on my posts, too, especially if I make changes on the original draft -- who knows what happens as I wait before publishing to give the gremlins in the mechanism time to get it right. Oh, well! This election has been unlike any others in my lifetime. I highly recommend reading this commentary I became aware of just today. She's a prominent highly respected 49 year old Russian and American Journalist Masha Gessen who has had first hand experience as a citizen of both countries:

Retired Boomer said...

Well said. It's won't change anyone's mind, but it's the situation we find ourselves in as hard as it is to believe it. Maybe, must maybe, their will be a huge adverse reaction to the current situation over time and the pendulum will swing back a little or a lot.