When Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, I felt as disappointed as I did when Bill Clinton was elected in 1992. The disappointment was, however, with the voters who didn't seem to care about the flimsy performance records these men had and which I always use to determine a candidate's qualifications.
Gov. Clinton of Arkansas had a dismal record in office with that state being ranked 49th out of 50 and his campaign was inundated with numerous scandal rumors of sexual misbehavior. Yet a relative told me she voted for him because Bush â€˜41 was too old even though he had been an effective president.
When Illinois senator Barack Obama entered the 2008 presidential race, his sole memorable vote in the state was to vote against the born alive bill which pegged him to me as a pro choice advocate. His main appeal to voters was the fact that he was a black candidate described by Joe Biden as "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." Gaffe-riden Biden later apologized for that â€˜clean' comment but it made no difference since the mainstream media was also in love with the nice-looking guy.
A close friend of mine whom I had always thought of as highly intelligent told me that when she was visiting relatives in Chicago, community organizer Obama came around soliciting votes for his campaign. "He was so nice and polite' she told me and I knew she was planning to vote for him and frankly my estimate of her high IQ dropped dramatically.
Nevertheless, in spite of the birther movement challenging his eligibility to be president which surfaced during the Democratic primary through Hillary Clinton supporters, Barack Hussein Obama was elected president.
Oh the joy that bespoke of a post-racial America was resonant throughout the country and while I didn't share that joy I certainly wasn't going to deny the legality of the election. I had hoped that my suspicions about his ideology were unfounded and waited to see how the man we knew nothing about and whose education records were sealed tight would govern.
It didn't take long for Pres. Obama to prove my concerns were valid when he immediately appointed 'czars' to his administration.
Unlike the millennials today who haven't a clue about history, I grew up in the Cold War and knew all about communism and all forms of socialism. The nuns in my school taught about the dangers of Marxism and assigned us to read Animal Farm and 1984. It became clear that both Barack and Michelle Obama were no fans of American exceptionalism or the achievements of white Americans. In fact during the 8 year Obama reign, racial discord accelerated with the DOJ led by Eric Holder refusing to investigate black groups like the New Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter which were fomenting riots and violence against all whites and the police.
When the Democrats pushed through their job killing Affordable Care Act in 2009, it was clear where the Obama legacy was headed and his socialist policies were what conservatives objected to not the color of his skin yet any criticism drew leftwing charges of racism.
At no point, however, did the majority dissolve into today's hate-spewing, violent and militant Deep State bent on removing our sitting president . Ever since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, his adversaries have lost their collective minds especially those in the Republican Party.
The fact is there should be no 'Never Trumpers' since his election. Those seeking to remove him via impeachment are nothing less than treasonous, self-serving, petulant, and just plain stupid.
President Trump may be brash, outspoken and prone to politically incorrect tweets but he has done nothing wrong. I'm glad he tweets because he takes his point directly to the people without it being filtered by a hostile press which by the way manages to tweet faux news on a daily basis.
In fact, President Trump has been incredibly effective in restoring the country to its former relevance. The stock market is booming; employment is the highest in years and unemployment is at its lowest. Yet those calling for his impeachment after his having been in office less than a year are displaying evidence of being non compos mentis.
One can almost understand why the Democrats are devastated by his ascent to the presidency but the outcry among the GOP elite is not only inexplicable but downright destructive to progress. They appear to be terrified that they are targets of Trump's threat to drain the swamp because these entrenched Republicans have been as relentless in their resistance to a Trump presidency that they never expected to deal with. Their comfortable status as RINO's is in jeopardy and so is their future as lobbyists after retirement.
Hatred of President Trump has become self-toxic to the haters who are losing whatever credibility they ever had. The mainstream media is a joke with a slavish mission to remove a president they despise who has actually performed quite well yet is unacceptable to the minions of the left. They twist reports to suit their narrative and end up with egg on their faces.
I watched Joy Behar giddily repeat a false report by ABC's Brian Ross about Gen. Flynn that brought cheers to the brainwashed audience. Ross, the veteran anchor, was then suspended four weeks for the botched report and has been ordered not to report on Trump in the future. Ouch! Another face plant for The View 'ladies.'
It was ironic and delicious to read that the Washington Post, another rabid Trump enemy, outed CNN's false report about Donald Trump Jr's receiving hacked emails from Wikileaks when it gave the wrong date of the transactions. There have been at least seven incidents of bad reporting which had to be retracted by CNN now known as the faux news network.
If journalism has died, it has been killed by its wrongheaded allegiance to a very flawed ideological partner, Barack Obama, who demonstrated his hollow character and ignorance while on a trip abroad by comparing the Trump administration to Hitler's. This at a time when Donald Trump did what no president has had the cojones to do by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As Bugs Bunny would say --- "what a maroon."
If the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC and the major networks ever want to regain their sanity and integrity, they need to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and say-"Donald Trump is president of the United States and we accept him for the good of our country."
We deplorables did it in 2008 and 2012 and survived with our sanity intact. Here's hoping the mainstream media will do the same.