Thursday, November 10, 2016

Moving On

I may not be happy with the election results but I have to remember that the people have spoken, and clearly a majority of Americans wanted this result. I'm not sure what they are hoping for but I think a few things are pretty clear - the new president does not represent them or stand for them in any way. In the end his policies will not protect their rights or interests (not that that was ever his goal), though I'm guessing that's what the voting public is hoping for. He won on a platform of baseless promises that had no facts or policies supporting them, and yet people believe in him. Time will tell whether he comes through (we have no choice but to give this a try) but a few things are clear - this is a person who has not spent any time serving the public interest and instead furthered only his own though hubris and bullying. He has no political experience and yet is leading the most powerful country in the world. And I can say with some certainty that the disaffected voters who worship him and ushered him into the White House will be the first ones to feel the effects of his policies as he diverts money into the military and into the hands of corporate interests that hardly need it. I still can't quite fathom why poor communities are so enamored with the Republican party, but you have to give the GOP credit, they've got their constituents wrapped around their fingers. Trump doesn't even go to church, so the religious argument doesn't hold.

On a bright note, at least we have a first lady who says that her hobbies are reading magazines and pilates.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Raymond Weekes for the pic.

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