A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant

Since my last post [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2016/11/16/the-day-after-one-week-later/], nearly a month ago, I have been in despair over the man who would be president. I can’t even say his name anymore. And I’ve run out of nicknames for him—Adolph Cheetolini was one of my favorites.

I’ve tried limiting my television exposure to the news—mainstream and cable. On Facebook and WordPress, I have simply “liked” or “shared” posts that reflect my views about the incoming “leaders” of our country, and only those posts from reliable sources, at that! I’ve always been a “fact-checker,” but in this crazy “post-fact” (Kellye Ann Conway) world we live in now, I’ve begun fact-checking not only the sources I choose to share, but also the very facts I decide to write down. But this article is not a news article—it is an opinion piece.

Unfortunately, I have seen snippets of the daily ring-kissing meetings Cheetolini has held in his gold-plated tower in New York and his golf course in New Jersey. Every person who has emerged from such meetings, especially those who so vehemently opposed him during the election season, does so with a radically different tone. It’s like watching a horror movie (like The Stepford Wives or Invasion of the Body Snatchers) in which the scoffer suddenly becomes the disciple, and recites the mantra of the evildoers. Seeing Mitt Romney and Cheetolini in that orange-glow restaurant was scary enough. But to hear Romney—and Al Gore, for Pete’s sake—utter such similar statements, “We had an excellent discussion of a wide range of issues….,” sends more chills down my spine than, say, Charlton Heston’s seminal line in Soylent Green (“Soylent Green…is…peep-le”). (I know; I’ve been using horror/sci-fi analogies an awful lot).

But what’s really got me riled up right now is Cheetolini’s recent comments on (1) Intelligence Briefings and (2) the Russian hacking of our 2016 elections.

How stupid does he really think the American people are, to say that he’s so smart that he doesn’t need to hear the same thing every day…for 8 years??? Not even President, yet, and he is dismissing not just the veracity or the value of National Security Intelligence, but even the need for such information. And to presume that he will be around for 8 years?

And then, to defy the entire government over the source of the hacking makes my blood boil.

His lies about his electoral victory margin and his mandate just make me want to scream. It was not a landslide by any stretch of the imagination. And to say otherwise is just lunacy.

I could rant for days about the ginormous Conflicts of Interest already playing out—the deals with Japan and Pakistan, the Post Office Hotel in D.C., his choices for his Cabinet—Goldman-Sachs and big-business tycoons, and putting Ben Carson in charge of HUD?!?

But if I did, I would wind up going insane. And for what, I ask?

So, for now, I will continue to (1) sign petitions challenging his choices and plans (such as they are), (2) speak out—whenever I can find my “voice,” and (3) pray for a miracle, even though it has a snowball’s chance in Hell of happening.

Any one of the following miracles would work for me: (1) that the Electoral College could actually reverse the election (yeah, right); or (2) that the growing chorus of Congressmen actually goes through with their plan to investigate the Russian hackers—and while they’re at it, all the glaring conflicts of interest already happening; or (3) that the Congress will refuse to confirm some of his outlandish picks for department heads.

One thing’s for certain: I will not go quietly into this dark, bad night.

 

 

 

 

 


4 thoughts on “A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant

  1. Extremely well said, my friend. We are on a very dark road, with no signage. I have never been so ashamed of and afraid for my country. I am not reconciled to Trump in any way. We have elected a self-worshiping maniac, and we will pay dearly for it. There should certainly be a full investigation into the extent to which the Soviet Union–o! excuse me, Russia–intervened on Trump’s behalf; but I have no confidence that a Republican-dominated Congress will see it through.

    Yesterday at Mass (December 13), the appointed reading, prior to the Psalm, was from the Book of Zephaniah, Chapter 3. I quote in pertinent part:

    “Woe to the city, rebellious and polluted, to the tyrannical city! She hears no voice, accepts no correction; In the Lord she has not trusted, to her God she has not drawn near…I will remove from your midst the proud braggarts, and you shall no longer exalt yourself on my holy mountain. But I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, Who shall take refuge in the name of the Lord; the remnant of Israel. They shall do no wrong and speak no lies; nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue; they shall pasture and couch their flocks with none to disturb them.”

    The entirety of Chapter 3 is well worth pondering. This prophet from the sixth century BCE still speaks to us.

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  2. Hang in there. The country will survive just about anyone for four years, and I suspect in 2020 the pendulum will swing back to Dems. The so called Russian hacking is not all it appears. I may do a blog post on that if I have time.

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