Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. And at long last, conservatives will have taken “their” country back … as in backward!
Conservatives, by definition (and nature), fear progress. They long for the simpler days of yesteryear when everything seemed to make sense. For them, a return to the 1950s has always been their greatest wish.
Gee those days of Ike and “Father Knows Best” were so swell!
But exactly what made those bygone days so great? Why do conservatives believe the fifties were America’s golden age?
Unlike today, the 1950s were a time when everyone seemed to know his or her place. For blacks, it was the back of the bus. For women, it was the kitchen. For homosexuals, it was the closet. It was a time when few doubted we were a Christian nation. There was no war on Christmas by the godless media.
Oh to be back to those glory years of three TV networks, home milk delivery, LPs, fotomats, skate keys and S&H Green Stamps!
With Trump about to assume the office of president, conservative Republicans think they have a man in the White House who will rubber stamp their legislation rolling back progress made by Democrats since FDR.
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Chopping block. A woman’s right to abortion? More restrictions. Public education for all? Not so fast. Environmental protection? Less regulations. Voting rights? More obstacles. Marriage equality? Let’s get back to the Bible.
Yes, conservatives can’t believe their good fortune. Many think they are only one Supreme Court justice away from having it all.
Unfortunately, President Trump may just surprise them. He is not ideologically driven as they are. The fact is he has no core political convictions …. zilch. He just may bend to public opinion that is dead set against conservative regression.
“Yesterday! Yesterday! I love ya Yesterday! You’re only a day away!”
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