Posts Tagged ‘not my president’

Libertarian, Thanks… and You?

August 25, 2017

I find that plenty of people get mad at me for supporting President Trump.

I quite often get: “How could you vote for that person?”

The answer is, I didn’t.

Nor did I vote for Hillary.

I generally vote either independent or Libertarian.

So, I guess you could say I have gotten used to supporting Presidents I didn’t vote into office.

I have never shunned the nation because “that’s not my President”… anyone who claims such is, in my opinion, NOT an American.

As children we pledged allegiance to the flag of the country and to the nation, etc. That includes the Constitution and the whole messy thing we have called democratic processes.

The majority elected Trump.

And don’t quibble to me about the “electoral college” BS. Go learn a little behind the purpose of the EC, then come back and talk.

The majority – as defined by the Constitution we all profess to support – was Donald Trump. Period.

If you have ideological issues (a.k.a. being a sore loser) take it up with someone as clueless as yourself, commiserate all you want.

The remainder of the country has to get behind OUR President and support him. He IS us to the world. To keep calling him an idiot and keep throwing him under the bus really doesn’t show us in the best light to the rest of the world, does it? How can we show the world how great freedom and liberty are if we’re not willing to support the system that has worked for over two centuries.

If you didn’t like the outcome of the election… Guess what? In 2020 you get a chance to change it.

That’s what’s so great about this country.

If you still claim Trump is not your President, then you aren’t really an American… make like a tree… don’t let the border hit you on the butt as you’re leaving.

Maybe we’ll let you back in later… if we need to raise our quota of losers.

Kathy Griffin Just Lost Her Head for a Moment – Get Over It

June 3, 2017

(picture not shown as practically
everyone has already seen the
image of the bloody covfefe

Kathy Griffin’s rather tasteless “beheaded Trump” photo was a poor attempt at humor. Call it a poor decision at the end of a long day or whatever, but it has created quite the maelstrom.

Now her lawyer has gotten into the mix.

Apparently, no one involved knew that such a threat against the President – even in jest – was illegal. But, as Kathy’s lawyer should have known, ignorance of the law is no excuse. I thought even lawyers knew that.

So now the Secret Service is all up in her face and she’s a bit intimidated by it all… “it was just a joke!” she says. And she is, after all, a comedian and sometimes jokes do fall flat.

Now, CNN has fired her from their New Year’s Eve show… like when did CNN even care about what Trump thinks?

So, Ms Griffin has gotten a great amount of press over the past couple of days but I think we should really just move on. She doesn’t need a life sentence for her stunt, a mere slap on the hand should do, shouldn’t it?

Something should also be said about Brad Plumer’s recent NY Times article where he seems reticent to mention the President as anything but “Mister” Trump.

Sure, it’s not as bad as a beheading cartoon but it does continue the divisiveness that has come over the country of late.

“Not My President” has become a sort of rallying cry for the dividers. Strange, but I first came across the phrase where people were trying to distance themselves from the then President, Obama. I objected to it then and I object to it now. If the President of the country is not “your” President, if you would rather show him disrespect, or if you would rather behead him, then kindly leave and join a country where he would NOT be your President.

Otherwise, work to make the country better with what we currently have, learn to work together regardless of party preference (or comedic preference), and perhaps we will get a new leader in a few years… perhaps the one we should have had in 2016: Bernie Sanders.

Until then, stop tilting at windmills. It is too distracting and there is a lot of work to do.