My Ground Rules for the Next Few Years January 20, 2017
As I write, it is raining heavily outside my California residence and the forecast indicates more of this for the next few days. California might see the end of its severe drought. As would have been said in Biblical times, California, which voted for progress and decency on 11/08/2016, is being blessed with this reward.
I am boycotting the Roman-style spectacle taking place in D.C. hailing the most inept, inexperienced, and demagogic leader ever to take our presidential oath of office. Instead, I continue to express my opposition by writing this blog post. The Founding Fathers, whom the extreme right GOP Tea Bag set claim they speak for (NOT), would have been horrified over today’s inauguration as well as the Y UU GE swamp of politically and ethically challenged cronies our new “leader” has nominated.
And speaking of the Founding Fathers. Our first President George Washington was aware that actions he took would set a precedent for future chief executives. He, therefore, tried to set the right tone. There was a major discussion over what title to give Washington and how to address him. Washington correctly and simply asked to be called “Mr. President.”
I will not address Donald Trump with this dignified title. Trump won election by appealing to our basest instincts and was badly beaten in the popular vote. Unlike even W, Donald refuses to care about the slightest legal and ethical conflicts of interests. Billionaire Donald has said, “he is the President,” and matters such as conflicts of interest do not apply to him, just to the rest of us. The evidence keeps mounting that Donald would not have “won” the presidency without Y UU GE hacking and fake news coming from his buddy Russian “Comrade” Vladimir Putin. FBI Director James Comey also unfairly pushed Demagogue Donald across the political finish line with his unprecedented announcement 11 days before the election that Hillary was still being investigated over the bogus email issue.
I thought about using quotation marks around the word “President” when putting that title next to Trump’s name. However, I believe that such action would insult the word “President” and all that it stands for, but still give Trump too much honor. I will just refer to him by his last name, “Trump” or “Mr. Trump.” He is not worthy of the title “President.”
It is now time to demonstrate and oppose Trump and his GOP congressional buddies every step of the way. Most importantly, we must come out in droves during the next mid-term election in 2018 and every other national campaign. Democrats failed to come out in force in 2010, 2014, and 2016. We, therefore, have a far-far right GOP trifecta trying to roll back health care reform, environmental safety, women’s and civil rights, and immigration reform. Enough said. Get to work!