Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 33, 01 Year Trumpland: America's Angry

As you, dear reader, are likely aware, I have been focused several times this month on the crazy juxtaposition of the right and left wings. We seem to glare across the country at each other, angry, suspicious and frustrated. I started listening to conservatives to find out just what the heck the Trump phenomena was and why they are such true believers. I suspect we'll be having this conversation for quite some time.

I found it reassuring when I saw this twitter posting a few minutes ago. In case you have trouble reading it, the original from Liberal Dream said, "To catch a glimpse inside the demented minds of the lunatic fringe." Professing Prof answered, "Wow. This is total paranoia. These people apparently believe anything Limbaugh or Hannity tells them. And anything they see on Fox State Media."

Just in case you didn't know, Rush Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He had this to say:
Wallace asked Limbaugh about his use of the term “deep state,” saying “that’s the notion that there’s an Obama shadow government embedded in the bureaucracy that is working against this new president. I think that some folks are gonna think that’s right on and some folks will think it’s awfully conspiratorial.”
“I think it works,” Limbaugh responded. “It’s the Democrat Party. It’s Hillary. It’s Obama. It’s all those people who just can’t accept that they lost.” 
 But if Liberals underestimated the Conservatives who supported Lil' Donald, the shoe is on the other foot. Yes, I'd like to be with Her. No, he's not my president. But that's a feeling and I live in reality. And regardless of who they voted for, there's a lot of people who now stand with me. There is an Indivisible group in every single Congressional group in the country. Sorry, that's not just liberal America. And it's not paid.
Indeed, Tom Cotton played smart at his Town Hall, saying he didn't care of audience members were paid, they all deserved to be heard. Lil' Donald should take note. He's attempted to delegitimize public protest. Lil' Donald has two twitter accounts, his personal one and Potus. He's tweeted 198 times in the last month from his personal one, and 73 from Potus. I find that very telling. It makes clear, in a simple number, the unprofessional nature of highest office holder.

Lil' Donald can argue all he wants that anyone who protests is being paid to do so, but he is dead wrong. This country is angry on a variety of issues. Just ask Tom Cotton or Mitchy-boy tonight.

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