Happy Birthday USA:
May your childish tantrum soon be over.
May you grow up soon.
May you reclaim your sanity before it is too late.
May this man who is your President – at least for now – realize he is making America small. Making America small – for the first time. THAT is what Trump has accomplished in his first half year in office.
America has always been an aspirational nation. Through all its dysfunctions and incomplete and imperfect history, America has always counted on robust – if oftentimes ruckus – leadership.
Even in our darkest hours top leaders in the USofA have always conveyed a sense of optimism and a better future – unless they were deranged and on their way out of office (i.e.: Nixon.)
I will certainly celebrate this 4th. But, it will be a celebration as if your child was in the hospital in “stable, but serious” condition. Looking forward to tomorrow when things get better, but certainly not enjoying the moment.
Worse yet, it a self inflicted condition. Something that could have been avoided… Oh but some were so gullible! So easily swayed by visions of sugarplum sugarcoated with overly simplistic view of a very complicated world, and promises of a past greatness that never existed but for a select few.
The disarray, disrespect, distractions, and distrust that Donald Trump has managed to instill in our nation’s psyche is truly awful – and dangerous.
This man is simply a disgrace. An embarrassment. A lousy excuse for a president.
His complete and total lack of demeanor, of seriousness, of intellect is numbing – and dumbing America in the process.
He is giving real estate developers a bad name. Heck, he is giving game show hosts a bad name!
He might have made billions by dealing and negotiating in the world of business. But, he has proven without a shadow of a doubt that those skills are simply not transferrable to the world of governance, diplomacy, and foreign policy.
His epic Tweeter wars with the media is nothing short of sick – and dangerous to the core.
Trump has managed to make not only the US, but also the Office of the Presidency small.
Even in the rare moments I agree with him, his sneer comes across as disingenuous, dishonest, and disinterested.
DO YOU KNOW OF A SINGLE PERSON THAT ENTHUSIASTICALLY AND AUTHENTICALLY WOULD SAY “PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THE MAKING OF A GREAT PRESIDENT. HE IS A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL FOR OUR YOUTH”?!?
Would you not – minimally! – want to say that about our President this 4th of July? I certainly can’t… And that is too bad. Too sad.
Sure, 1/4 of America may be lulled by his dynamic lies and showman antics… And 1/4 of America may see him as a “useful idiot” to achieve their well intentioned policy objectives… So that leaves about 1/2 of America committed to #RESIST… And resist we will.
Happy Birthday America.
This too shall pass.