Saturday, November 12, 2016
You Asked for Change--You're Gonna Get It!
Donald Trump was elected President because the majority of the people wanted change. Well, you’re gonna get it!
I could put on a happy face and tell you how everything is going to be great and wonderful. I could say all the things you want to hear to make you feel better about this election. That would be disingenuous. That’s not who I am. The truth is, I do not believe the change you voted for will ultimately be the change you sought.
I get that you didn’t like President Obama, but he is an honorable man and has been a role model for our children. I get that many of you did not like Michelle Obama, as well. She wore a dress that bared her arms and was castigated. The future First Lady’s pictures are all over the Internet posing nude, full frontal. Melania Trump, by anyone’s old standards, would not be considered an honorable woman. She is now being compared to Jackie Kennedy. That’s an insult to Jackie O’s memory. We used to be a moralistic country at heart. Is this the change you wanted?
In past elections, such as when Republicans Ronald Reagan and the two Bush’s were elected, I awoke the next morning at peace with the decision America made. These were honorable men and the policies they supported were not extreme and did not threaten our democracy. I awoke the morning after this election with a knot in my stomach that will not go away.
Trump is not an honorable man. Honorable men do not disrespect and threaten entire races of people and religions. Honorable men do not brag about sexually assaulting women. Honorable men do not mock handicapped people and belittle Gold Star families. Honorable men don’t have 55 lawsuits pending when they are elected. Thanks to Trump, our country has a new standard for hypocrisy and pathological liars. By electing Trump President, you put your stamp of approval on him and changed the meaning of what it means to be an honorable man and consequently changed our America. Is that the change you voted for?
Speaker Paul Ryan, emboldened by Trump’s election, said today, “Medicare privatization is happening!” He claims that will be part of the replacement of Obamacare. He falsely claims that Medicare Trust Fund is going broke. On the contrary, the Trust Fund has been extended an additional eleven years because of Obamacare. Is this the change you wanted when you voted?
When I look at Trump’s probable cabinet picks, my angina kicks in. Do you consider Rudy Giuliani a change? He’s a man driven by hate and revenge and made a living off being Mayor during 911. Is Chris Christy the change you wanted? What about Newt Gringrich? He’s been there, done that, and been rejected. And Sarah Palin, she gives all women a bad name. General Michael Flynn running anything in our Government? He works for Russian television. He’s not even qualified to pass the US’s standards for a security clearance. Admittedly, we do need a brain surgeon on staff, i.e. Dr. Ben Carson. I won’t even list the alt-right, fringe flame-throwers in line to shape our new, yes new, country. But, is that the change you wanted? All of these people and many more are in the basket of deplorables.
I know most of you will shrug me off as an ignorant lib-tard (or worse) and claim I speak from sour grapes. Call me what you want, but call me “Scared.” In fact, I’ve never known so much fear in my life. I am not afraid for myself but for my children, grandchildren, and all the people Trump has marginalized, including all women. These are my emotions and I have the right to have them. I will not “change” because you voted for “change.” We all have to suffer from the consequences of Tuesday’s decision and that puts us all in the same boat, but not in the same basket.