Monday, January 2, 2017

18 Days to Inauguration

The year 2016 was one of the worst years in the history of humankind. That may be a little mellow dramatic, but it doesn’t seem that way to me. That joke of an election is over now, and it is with greatest hope that we can all move forward in a positive manner for the future of those children who will live with whatever we choose to leave them with. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who insist on holding the past hostage, begrudgingly going into the 2017 with a boulder on their shoulder.

The fact of the matter is that January 20th is the day a new president will take over. He may not have been your choice, but the better part of the American states have made that choice. It seems there are still no lessons learned and often feels like some people are still living on the campaign trail. You don’t have to accept it. It’s your choice, but please, I’m begging here, please stop using #NotMyPresident. It is old and overplayed now. Thank you. Now on to the events happening around us.

The first thing is to get another Jill Stein jab in. Yes, I admit that it’s a jab at her, I’m not perfect even though I would love to be. Jill has been at it again, hoping to unseat Donald Trump. She had a lot of people fooled when she said that she wasn’t trying to change the election outcome with the recounts. If anyone still has doubts as to whether she was trying to overturn the election, visit her Twitter page and scroll down. You will see how truly pathetic she is.

What could we expect from a person who has no problems breaking the law by malicious destruction of property or who would love to set free killers. She’s a lunatic and honestly scares me a little bit. There were a lot of people who tried to convince me to vote for her, glad I didn’t listen. Jill had a chance to help unify the country and she blew it. It is her choice to try to further divide a nation that cannot survive if much more division occurs. Okay, I’m momentarily done poking sticks at the insane bear.

There isn’t much to report on Hillary. We have heard very little from her since she was defeated. I am thankful for that because I already have enough to moan about without her adding fuel to the fire. We can’t say the same for Obama though. It appears that he will do anything to cause trouble for the incoming president and that should not sit well with anyone.

Okay, Russia, hacking, no evidence, expels Russian diplomats while golfing in Hawaii. Obama continues to stand against Israel without a second thought. That, in my opinion, is one of the worst things he has done. And my all-time favorite, consideration of letting go more Guantanamo Bay detainees, i.e. known terrorists. When he released the first group, I knew I could never consider liking him again. It is a disgrace. He didn’t have the brass ones the entire eight years he has served, spare the last two months, to stand up for our country, and in one fell swoop, he further divides us and wreaks as much havoc on us as he possibly could. I have no good words for him, so I will leave it there.

Donald Trump—President Elect Donald Trump will be PresidentTrump in 18 more days. There are so many “protests” that are supposed to go on that day, because I am sure that will work, because people would like to disrupt the inauguration. Newsflash: You will not stop the inauguration. You will look like the idiots you are.

If I were to actually speak with Donald Trump, what would I say? I would say, congratulations and I truly hope this will be the greatest presidency the United States has ever seen. I would say that because I would truly love to leave something more wonderful for my grandchildren when they grow up, not just the run of the mill presidency. I would also say, please stop Tweeting so much about things. Don’t worry about the haters or the election campaigning. Hillary lost, you won. No amount of people saying this or doing that will change that. They aren’t worth your time.

I would also say, thank you for tweeting to keep us up-to-date. We were promised complete transparency in the last administration, but we only saw transparency when it suited Obama and all of the democrats. We don’t need total transparency and anyone believing that we should or can get it has lost their mind. You can’t put everything out there. Just keep us up-to-date and let us know, through actions and words, that you haven’t forgotten us.

The most fun for me has been listening to all this talk about Trump “praising” Putin. He wasn’t praising him. He was pointing out a fact. Putin didn’t try to retaliate, something that I am sure shocked Obama. He said he would wait. He’s waiting because he is smart enough to know that Obama is trying to start something to make Trump’s presidency more difficult from the start. What Donald Trump said is Putin is waiting and that he’s a smart man. Not praise, but fact. Now, if we want to talk about “praise”, why don’t we start by pointing out the number of people currently in office who praised Fidel Castro after his death. Who pays tribute to a man like that? Not me and I hope not you. By the way, isn’t it just horrible that Russia hacked into a small electric plant and into only one of their computers that wasn’t connected to the grids. Shame on Russia. (insert sarcasm here).

I have spent my entire adult life as a democrat, believing that it was the right choice for me. That inspiration came from Jimmy Carter when he was running for president when I was in eighth grade. I did a book report on him and I just thought he was the best thing in the world. I stood by my party throughout the years, but this year, I was so disappointed in the behavior of so many democrats that I felt ashamed to be one anymore. Yes, democrats, you were very successful in getting at least one long-time democrat to switch parties. I am now a registered Republican. Congratulations. P.S. I have since changed my mind about Carter as well.

I think that catches us up on things for right now. I look forward to the many more blogs I am sure will be inspired by reactions to this presidency for at least the next four years. Hold on tight because Trump will have to fight tooth and nail for every single thing he tries to accomplish, but he will get it done anyway. When you feel the roller coaster come to a stop that is because someone is pushing one side and pulling the other. It will be a tug of war, but I have complete faith that President Trump will win every time, and not via executive orders. You can continue your idea of clever taunting of the incoming president, but it would be more fun to taunt Jill Stein. She’s a much easier target. 

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