I am getting weary. I use these blogs mostly as a healthy outlet for my mounting tensions about this lunatic about to be sworn in. I have been walking around with a greater level of anger lately and it is because of Trump. He is a bully. He is a boor. He is nothing like what a person should be who is the leader of the free world. We have lowered our standards over and over in the past few years and finally it has happened. The Peter Principle has found its way to the White House. It makes many of us angry and many of us scared.
For the religious among us, where is God? He will take care of us. He will make things right. He will make sure no harm comes to us. Well, sorry I am not religious.
For the Pollyannas among us, it will all be ok. Things will work out. This is just a passing fancy. He means no harm. This country is too great, too strong to collapse under the weight of this elected oddity. Well, sorry but I am not a Pollyanna.
So for those of us who voted for members of The House and The Senate and for our State Houses, where are these people? Why are people like Sens. John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Pete King, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Tulsi Gabbard, and Govs. Andrew Cuomo, Jerry Brown, Bobby Jindal so silent? Why are some of them still normalizing Trump and others so quiet? Are they afraid? Are they worried they will lose their voter base? Do they not see what we see?
There is an actual EDP, as the NYPD likes to call them, an Emotionally Disturbed Person, about to be sworn in to the highest office in the land. People are now predicting his disturbed behavior before he behaves it. Sunday night people knew after Meryl Streep criticized Trump during the Golden Globes Awards that he would fire back. At 6:47 the next morning, there he was berating his attacker, calling her over rated and whatever else this idiot feverishly types in with his opposing thumbs. He is not someone you’d want to fly your plane, open your belly, drill on your teeth or maybe not even drive your car. And yet. And yet we are all pissing and moaning on Facebook and Twitter and other social media, but no one with any juice is doing anything. Law upon law, convention upon convention, rule upon rule, all being trampled, ignored, forgotten, and excused. And I worry that at some point the abnormal will become the normal. We will lose sight of what should be and think that what is, is normal. It is not. It never will be.
This man’s children have no business being in his administration. It is illegal! This man’s cabinet vetting process is not being done according to the rules and the traditions. This man’s entire demeanor when dealing with adversaries is dangerous, and based on insecurity and fear and motivated by maintaining his own paper mache self image and not by what is best for America.
The problem is no matter what he says, no matter who he insults, no matter how outlandish his behavior, we seem to absorb it, manage it, file it and move on. What will he have to do, gas people, before Americans of all political persuasions say, “ok that’s it. He is crazy. He has to go.”
What will it take for Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus to finally see what we see and realize that this is more than just an oddity. This is our nation in peril!
Donald J. Trump is a mentally ill man who is a clear and present danger to our nation and the world. We have elected people who pledge to protect us, take care of our best interests and watch over us. Our members of Congress. Our Senators. Our Governors. When will they speak up? When we will hear them? When will they start to feel the outrage that the rest of us feel?
Where the hell is everyone?