I’m passing time this morning
The news is running in the background while I wait to watch our 45th president-elect take the oath of office.
I skipped the past 2 inaugurations, didn’t want to watch even though they were historic. I didn’t vote for President Obama. I think I’d enjoy having dinner with him and I definitely like his wife, she’s classy. Academics don’t make good Presidents in my opinion. They are more theory based than pragmatic so the country becomes an experimental petri-dish of mixed bag policies vs a governed nation.
I didn’t vote for Donald Trump, (Hillary either)
He was unworthy of the office (and my standards have dropped considerably). As the campaign slugged away for EVER, I found myself becoming more entrenched in the Never Trump camp. I slept well with my choice. I was angry at the Christian Right’s endorsement of him. The height of hypocrisy to me when remembering how they lamented Bill Clinton. Never was I more surprised than when he won. I entirely underestimated the voters, (Bruce–“Not me!”)
Today, Inauguration Day
The enormity of what is about to happen is unprecedented. 5 million people voted to blow up Washington and it’s elitist politicos. The media is actively waiting for this president to fail spectacularly, ESPECIALLY Hollywood. I’ve reached new depths of loathing when it comes to them both.
I find myself shouting at TV news, my FB feed and the celebrity rags that I read when I’m keeping appointments. Never in my memory has the media opposition to a president-elect been so hateful.
And don’t E-ven get me started on the hypocrisy of Hollywood! When they purify their own ranks of sexism, racism and bullying maybe they can lob insults at The Donald, but until then they have no legitimate accusation.
Something that concerns me is how the next generation consumes it’s news. They listen to late night comedians as if they’re investigative news reporters vs entertainers.
Where is Walter Cronkite when you need him?
If President Trump is able to accomplish even 1/4th of the things he’s bragged about it will revolutionize our country and Washington for decades. To me, the message is clear,
Americans are fed up with the status quo
Bernie Sanders’ popularity was an indicator of the discontent on the political left and it lends significant credibility to the weariness of voters’ frustration with Washington’s self protecting, agenda.
May we continue to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly as we evaluate, speak, dialog and hold this new administration accountable with the power of our votes.