Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Post Election Thoughts...

So last night, this happened...

Please don't tell me to take a deep breath, or recommit to working for progressive causes. Maybe in a couple weeks, but for today. Just zip it. I accept the outcome of the election as any decent American would. But don't tell me not to be angry.

If you voted for Donald Trump for President, you voted to attack me and my family directly. You made as clear a statement as possible that you feel I am less of an American, and less of a human being than you are, and the power of Government should be brought to bear to treat me as such.

Here is why: Last night America didn't elect Donald Trump President. They elected him American Reality show host. What really happened is they elected Mike Pence President of The United States . Donald Trump has already indicated he cant be bothered with the day to day aspects of being President. All that stuff he plans to farm out to the Vice President, while he is busy “Making American Great Again”

From the New York Times:
One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio… according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?
When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?
“Making America great again” was the casual reply.

You thought Cheney was scary... you haven't seen anything yet.

It will be Vice President, Mike Pence who will picking who fills any vacancies on not just the Nation’s highest court, but up down the federal judiciary. Where you may like to think Trump doesn’t really believe the nutty right wing stuff in the GOP Platform , you can be sure Pence is a true believer, and he will want the populate the federal bench with like-minded gargoyles.

Pence believes that His God, wants him to use the power of Government to attack Women's right to control their own bodies, to attack the basic civil rights of LGBT Americans, and to make our nation a less diverse, and more fearful place.

Oh, and to any Democrat who voted for Jill Stein.... well done. You did nothing to advance third party viability in the US, and did everything to enable at least two years, if not four, of relentless damage to all the causes you claim to hold dear.

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