I was going to spend this first blog of 2017 lambasting Trump, but considering how awful the Trump transition has been the last 6 weeks, we will have PLENTY of time for that over the next 4 years. Instead, I want to call out anyone who still says “NOT MY PRESIDENT”. I don’t care if you are a LGBT Hispanic Muslim immigrant who visits Planned Parenthood monthly, he is still your President. Sure he was elected on a platform of misinformation, xenophobia and downright incoherence, but he is still our President. Denying hes legitimacy doesn’t make you altruistic, it makes you an asshole. Let’s not act like the insufferable Mitch McConnell and the Republican party of the last 6 years whose sole focus was to bury Obama. Look, I detest Donald Trump as much as anyone, but for the sake of our country, I pray that he has a productive presidency. I hope that he can improve the lives of ALL our citizens like he has promised. Part of that means having a healthy dose of skepticism. Part of that means fighting the flat-earthers at every pass whether it has to do with climate change, health care, safety net, etc. That said, let’s not root for failure out of spite.
So next time you think about saying “Not My President”, just remember how angry this made you.