I think I have reached the point where I am done with this administration.
And, sadly, it only took two days.
My tipping point?
Or, to those of us with logical, rational brains …
The series of flat-out lies and falsehoods being presented from the podium of the White House Press Room because President Ego and his talking heads got mad about real news media all over the world reporting on the numbers of people (not) attending his inauguration Friday in DC (which Twitterer-In-Chief described as an 'honer') as the compared to number of people who actually attended President Obama's two inaugurations and/or the number of men, women and children actually attending Saturday's marches in DC and all over the world.
And I bet the large number of signs with all the words spelled right had to piss him off, too.
Alternative facts are lies. There's nothing else to be said.
The opening weekend response from the President, from his campaign speech after he was sworn in to banning the Department of the Interior and the EPA, his tweets, his inability to see what's happening and respond appropriately has been outlandishly petty, not presidential, unprecedented and proof that he is unfit to lead this ENTIRE nation, which is still comprised of more people who didn't vote for him than who did. I’m not saying he’s not the president, he won the Electoral College. What I’m saying is he needs to realize that he’s the President of the United States, not just the people who voted for him.
Here's what I’m talking about:
As an American, I, and 73,649,166 others who didn't vote for him, expect him to realize the campaign is over and reach out to everyone, as previous presidents have. To try to be the President of the United States of America. Not just the 62,979,879 members of Trump Nation who did vote for him. And stop saying the popular vote was because of illegal aliens voting, or voter fraud, or anything like that unless you’re willing to have every vote inspected, every voter vetted and the results of the election (which have been verified) recounted, in every state. There’s no way that 10,669,288 illegals voted (that’s the number of people who voted for her or anyone else running for President.) So on election fraud, it’s time to put up or shut up.
But you won’t. Because you can’t. Your ego won’t let you. You can’t handle being wrong, being embarrassed or shown up. Everything has to be your way. You’re acting like a seven-year-old, not a 70-year-old. It’s like you want to set up a Trump Nation and install yourself as your king and have everyone bow down to you. But that’s not how America works. You’re elected, not appointed. You’re gifted a four-year term to convince us to give you another four-year term. That means all of us. Remember that. You’re in charge of all of the country, not just the minority who elected you, please start acting like it.
As for that minority voted Trump, some of you’d probably hail that king. And that’s sadly amusing to me.
Wait. What amusing about that?
Some of you (maybe most, I hate to generalize) are already groveling beneath his feet, as you have since the beginning, waiting for him to save your job (which he can't because Mexicans aren't taking them, robots and the Indians and Chinese are), build that wall & make Mexico pay for it (which we won't, and they won't), lock her up (which isn't happening) and all the other things he told you he would do, as you sat there like little baby birds, mouths agape, as he vomited this garbage in your face and called it Making America Great Again.
You just haven't realized it's garbage he’s feeding you.
That Trump Freedom Murica Meal you've been devouring like a second grader with a whole cake is an alleged billionaire pissing all over all of you and him telling you you’re just standing in the rain. He got what he wanted. Elected. But he can't deal with not everyone rolling over and accepting that 73,649,167 people DIDN’T vote for him and aren’t happy about the path he’s taking. And they’re letting him know.
This first weekend in office is just the tip of the iceberg.
The 73.6 million of us are already and rapidly growing tired your and his inability to see actual facts, think rationally and act logically for the entire nation. We are already tired of the lies, the outright propaganda, misinformation and bullshit. Marching against Obama is what you said? Cheese-Cracka please. This wasn’t a march for or against one thing, this was a march about EVERYTHING.
We have heard for eight years that death panels were coming with Obamacare. That didn't happen under President Obama, but it’s going to happen under President Trump when the Affordable Care Act is repealed. For the slow readers in the crowd, congrats for getting this far. I hope you realize that the Affordable Care Act is, in fact, Obamacare. And many of you who voted for President Trump will be losing your health insurance, all because you hate the Obama part of Obamacare so much you never realized it’s exactly what you have. I hope you’re not part of the 43,000 that Harvard expects to die in the first year. Others will see their premiums rise. To keep the insurance companies raking in billions of dollars a year while letting people go without medicine, and health care. That’s why they were marching.
He never took your guns, but now Law And Order Trump wants to federalize law enforcement across the nation with the "Kill a cop, face the death penalty" tactic. While that sounds good in his bumper-sticker staccato speech patterns, it happens to violates the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, a document he’s probably never read but swore to uphold. That’s why they were marching.
He demanded Obama's birth certificate, but won't produce the tax forms he's promised over, and over and over to do, from the time before he won the nomination to saying before he was sworn in. Still, no taxes. Because he's a fraud.
And I’ve saved the best of the lies for the end ... How many times and ways were we told the Kenyan Muslim Socialist Communist Fascist Fake President Barack Hussein Hitler Obama was going to enact Sharia Law? I’ve lost count.
But Sharia law is coming to America, just the Christian version of it. And your leader is the one pushing it, not the Obamas. If Congress has its way, we’re going to have a nation where less than 60% identify as Christian, and even fewer has hardcore Christian (25% Evangelical) but with the Bible the law of the land.
That's no different than making the Koran the law of the land.
There’s a pretty big statement from the Founding Fathers (who were not all Christian and this is not and never has been a "Christian nation") who realized that zealots of any religion will destroy this nation. That’s why there the whole Religious liberty means you can worship whom you want, or idolize nothing at all. Religious liberty does not mean you must worship my god. That's why the Pilgrims left England in the 1600's. To get away from religious intolerance. That's why they wrote the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
What's that? Here: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
Now, 500 years later, here we are. Trying to make the the God of the few rule the many, regardless of the will of the people. That’s why they were marching. And dozens of other reasons.
President Trump isn't helping with his petty fits, and his desire to rip away everything that happened over the last eight years. He didn't win a majority of the vote and should start to recognize it. His speech Friday should have said "I see you. I hear you. I want to be your president too. Let's work together to make America great again." I, and many others, would have listened to that. We don't want to see Trump fail, because that means America fails, but it's going to happen.
Before Friday, Trump talked about taking the weekend off, then gave a campaign speech after being sworn in, then on Saturday, had a fake event at the CIA with a hand-picked crowd of NOT CIA people. Then, he and his propaganda machine went 11-year-old girl on us all weekend with "No way, Holly. I totally had more people at my birthday party than you or Stacey did.” That's not presidential behavior.
And then we learned about “alternative facts.” A concept so stupid only the brainwashed who’ve been watching Faux Noise and listing to Rush would believe. And that’s where my wanting this to work ends.
Your stupidity and blind ignorance to continue to follow this orange airbag has me in fear for the long-term health of this nation, our children, your grandchildren; the current health and basic rights of our wives, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers, because their rights will be stolen away, day by day, minute by minute, along with our health care, our clean air, our clean water and clean land, for the next four years, or however long it takes the rest of the Republican party to wake up and realize the monster they've created is eating their future, too, and impeach a man who never should have gotten this far in the first place.
I’m a 48-year-old white male with two degrees and an IT career. I have skills across many fields that will keep me employed until doomsday, so I’m not worried about me. I’m worried about my friends that aren’t white, that aren’t males, that are gay, lesbian, transgender, intersex. Those that don’t have degrees, those that have children, those who stand to lose basic rights, protections and access to health care. That’s who I support. Not a billionaire wanna-be king and anyone who can’t see where this is going. Deregulate the EPA? Sure. We’ll wind up with more jobs, and look like Beijing. Pollution so thick you can’t go outside in it. Put an idiot who’s never had a job in charge of the Department of Education who’s never attended a public school or applied for federal student aid? Perfect. Putting Rick Perry and Ben Carson in your cabinet? What’s next? Bristol Palin running Planned Parenthood?
Sorry, if you’re still 100% behind Trump, we’re done. If you’re not questioning his responses, his actions or his inability to realize he’s completely unqualified for the role he has, we’re done. If you’ve spent all weekend not seeing what’s happening? We’re done. Because if you're not getting on the reasonable, fact-based train, then I guess we're not going to end up in the same place. Enjoy the ride to your distopian future with King Trump. I'm out.