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Like It Or Not–He IS my President

Donald Trump IS my President–no matter how crazy that sounds. Who is next? The guy who played Cliff Clavin on Cheers? Flo, from Progressive Insurance? Chester the Cheetah. Okay, that was a little low, but it’s silly, right?
Well, not so silly as trying to say that he’s not. The fact of the matter is that Donald Trump WILL be our President, in every sense of the word, and no matter how we may feel about it, or him, or his policies, we are obligated to take ownership of this reality. Love him, dissent, or shut the hell up and get on with the business of doing better in 4 years time.
I despised seeing this line from the right after Barack Obama was elected, and I refuse to be a hypocrite. Protesting policy is one thing, but protesting the result of what virtually everyone seems to agree with a fair election is profoundly un-American. We lost. Get over it and go forward
I didn’t vote for President-Elect Trump, and his election was a grave disappointment, but no expression of anguish is going to change the fact that my friends, neighbors, and countrymen chose him. I did what I could, voted in every election, and tried to use reason, humor, and my admittedly limited expository skills to make a case for the candidates I preferred (all defeated in their turn, so maybe I should keep my mouth shut next time? ). I’ll be bitching about terrible Trump decisions soon enough, I’m sure, but this…? While I firmly support the protestors’ use of their right to free speech and expression, at this time it smacks of self-righteousness and self-indulgence…

By JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.

2 replies on “Like It Or Not–He IS my President”

Not my president unless he disavows the vitriol from his campaign. That said, peaceful protests are fine but violence and putting others in harm’s way is NOT.

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