As the first Fourth of July under “president” Donald Trump is upon us, it is hard for me to feel any real sense of pride or joy as an American. All I feel is sadness. I’m heartbroken that our great country has seemingly lost its way … so fast. The once envy of the world is now a laughingstock.
It appears Trump’s goal, and that of his Republican enablers, is to undo all that has made America great … its unwavering defense of freedom and the rule of law; its respect for, and guarantee of, a free press; its compassion for the less fortunate and it’s universally respected guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
I have just a few words I’d like to say to all you Trump voters. No, not the 30% of you who will gladly follow your man even if he shoots someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue. No, I’m talking to:
- All you “Bernie or bust” supporters who either voted for a third party candidate, sat out the election or voted for Trump in protest.
- All you independents who believed all politicians were corrupt so you chose to go with the non-politician.
- All you Obama voters who voted for Trump because you felt our political system needed a shake up.
- All you who bought into the narrative Hillary was a criminal and could not be trusted with the White House.
- All you voters who felt a woman should not be president (especially you, white women voters).
- All you Democrats who thought Hillary had it in the bag and decided to sit out the election.
- All you people who bought celebrity over substance.
- All you voters too lazy to fact check fake news.
- All you people who made excuses for Trump’s bad behavior and felt once in office he’d act “presidential.”
- All you who believed Trump, and only Trump, could make American great again.
Can you hear me now?
As Trump and company dismantle the safety net that many of you depend on, do you now have any regrets? Is that new and better healthcare plan anywhere on the horizon? Has the swamp in Washington D.C been cleared of millionaires and lobbyists? Has our standing in the world improved? Has ISIS been defeated?
Of course, I could go on and on but tell me, are you tired of winning yet?
As you sit down for that great Fourth of July barbecue, and watch those glorious fireworks displays, try to remember America is a resilient country. We bounced back after eight disastrous years of George W. Bush, didn’t we?
Now pass the ketchup, please.
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