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BACK TO RACISM

President Donald Trump was elected President of the United States five months ago. He was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States two and a half months ago. Yet, Democrats still can’t decide why their candidate, Hillary Roddam Clinton, wife of former president, beloved by all Democrats, Bill Clinton, lost.

During the presidential campaign, we heard all sorts of allegations of sexism, or the trendier term, misogyny, against those who did not support the Democrat nominee. Of course, for the eight previous years of Obama, we heard nothing but racism allegations against those who were not supportive of the 44th President of the United States. So, first it is racism for which the right is guilty, then enters candidate Clinton, and it is sexism for which the right is guilty.

I have said this before, and I will say it again. Does anybody focus on issues? It is evident that the Democrats are not focused on issues. Some of them do have enough smarts to know they cannot win on issues, but the rest of the Democrats are too ignorant to focus on the issues. So, there we go. I have called Democrats ignorant, and I am not taking it back. They are ignorant. Notice, I said ignorant, not stupid. If you do not know the difference, look it up in Webster’s.

An article came across my news feed from theintercept.com, a website with which I was not familiar, entitled: Top Democrats are Wrong: Trump Supporters were more Motivated by Racism than Economic Issues. Truth be known, I was not aware that Democrats were even entertaining the idea that their beloved Hillary Clinton lost the President election except for us racist, sexist Republicans.

According to the author of the article, Mehdi Hasan, Bernie Sanders, de facto leader of the Resistance stated, “Some people think that those who voted for Trump are racists, sexists, homophobes and deplorable folks.”

This statement was made at a rally in Boston, alongside socialist/communist Senator, Elizabeth Warren. Can’t believe that Fauxkahontas was silent on this one. Mr. Hasan does not agree with Senators Sanders and Fauxkahontas, I mean Warren. Hasan further indicates that, in the New York Times, three days after the November election, the Vermont Senator claimed that Trump voters were “expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own.”

Mr. Hasan feels that both Sanders and Fauxkahontas, I mean Warren, seem much keener to lay the blame at the feet of the dysfunctional Democratic Party and an ailing economy than at the feet of racist Republican voters. Hasan goes on to state that their deflection is not surprising, nor is their coddling of those who happily embraced an openly xenophobic candidate.

In his article, Hasan says that “He gets it,” and agrees that it is hard to accept that millions of their fellow citizens harbor what political scientists have identified as “racial resentment.” (I have not heard that term before.) He further acknowledges that the reluctance to admit that bigotry, and tolerance of bigotry, is still widespread in society is understandable. Hasan then asks the question, why would senior members of the Democratic leadership want to alienate millions of voters by dismissing them as racist bigots?

What did I get from the above? Some Democrats may be willing to justify Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump because Democrats are out of touch with middle-class America. With respect to the issues, including the economy, foreign policy, immigration, energy, the environment, and health care, Democrats are diametrically opposite to mainstream America, also known as the fly-over country. However, that is a mighty big but, other Democrats are continuing to hurl accusations of racism, sexism, and whatever else they can throw at those who disagree with them.

I was one of the first pundits to label Democrats/ liberals/progressives or whatever they want to call themselves these days as the “tolerant left.” I am sarcastic. The left is anything but open-minded and tolerant. Later Bill O’Reilly also used that term. Maybe I should have had it copyrighted.

As I have indicated in many of my writings, liberals are the real racists, hypocrites, liars, and bigots. If some left-winger hurls the racism accusation at me, I know that I have won the debate, the argument, or whatever. Liberals change the definition or racism to whatever suits their needs of the moment. If they cannot justify the hurling of other accusations at someone with whom they do not agree, they will resort to racism.

Hasan cites American National Election data and a “plethora” of studies that have concluded that since the start of the 2016 presidential campaign that the race was about race. Philip Klinkner, a political scientist at Hamilton College, and an expert on race relations (that’s what the article said), grabbed headlines last summer when he revealed that the best way to identify a Trump supporter was to ask that person if Obama was a Muslim.  If the person said yes and the person was white, 89% of the time that person would have a higher opinion of Trump than Clinton. So, anyone who thinks Obama is a Muslim and has white skin, probably a racist.

Wow! That’s what I call scientific.

Hasan also indicated that other surveys and polls of Trump voters found “a strong relationship between anti-black attitudes and support for Trump,” with rump supporters being more likely to describe African Americans as criminal, unintelligent, lazy, and violent. Also, Trump voters were most likely to believe that people of color are taking white jobs, and a majority of them rate blacks as less evolved than whites.

My regular readers know that I am from the state of Alabama and currently live in the Birmingham area. Yes, Birmingham, Alabama. I do not hear or observe any of the attitudes or statements that Mr. Hasan makes in the above paragraphs in this, the second half of the second decade of the twenty-first century. These attitudes may have been common in the late sixties/early to mid-seventies. But not now. Alternatively yet, maybe folks up north have these attitudes, but not here in the south.

Because Trump managed to win white votes regardless of age, gender, income, or education, racial identity and attitudes displaced class as the central battleground of American politics as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have espoused.

Hasan does cover the question, “how can racial resentment have motivated Trump supporters when so many of them voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012?” Klinkner covers that by stating that in 2016, Clinton, unlike Obama, faced a Republican candidate who pushed the buttons of race and nativism in open and explicit ways that John McCain and Mitt Romney were unwilling or unable to do. Did he? I followed the campaign closely, and it did not appear to me that Donald Trump was “pushing buttons of race and nativism in open and explicit ways.” The comments made about Mexicans who crossed the border illegally being criminals and rapists did not appear racist to me, nor did it to most conservatives. Liberals, of course, went ballistic, but what else is new?

So, based on the above notions, which are abstract at best, Mr. Hasan, concludes: “It isn’t the economy. It’s the racism, stupid.” But wait…is Mrs. Clinton not a white woman? Yes, Mrs. Clinton is indeed a white woman, who campaigned on continuing the policies of Barack Obama. So, if the voters, who overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama were pleased with the direction in which the country was heading, but just did not like Obama because of the color of his skin, they should be ecstatic that someone white was running and was promising to continue Obama-style governance.

Mr. Hasan’s reasoning is substantially flawed. Plus, these studies, which he sites sound bogus to me. Remember, though, Mr. Hasan is a liberal, and liberals do not have to be correct. They just have to say something over and over again until the fact that what they are saying is a lie no longer matters. It is now the truth. Liberals no longer have to be consistent. Being hypocritical is accepted in liberal land.

Are liberals ever going to stop hurling false accusations and those who do not agree with them? We all know the answer to that one. Are we ever going to get liberals to change? Of course not! Then why bother? Because we must continue to stand up for what is right. Standing down and letting the left continue to spout forth their lies and hypocrisies, allows them to win in the end.

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COLLEGE-EDUCATED WHITE WOMEN WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP

According to an article written by Jessica Chasmar in the Washington Times dated April 3, 2017, Tina Fey warns female Trump voters: His election will come back to haunt you, comedian and actress, Tina Fey, warned the college-educated white women who voted for President Trump to wake up and resist, because his presidency will eventually bring long-lasting consequences to their lives. Ms. Fey spoke about this, and the presidential election in an interview with ACLU executives during a celebrity Facebook Live fundraiser for the nonprofit this past Friday night (3/31).

Ms. Chasmar quotes the comedian/actress as saying: “A lot of this election was turned by, kind of, white college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV. And I would want to urge them to, like, you can’t look away, because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.” Ms. Fey went on to say that it’s important for those women not to ignore “what is happening” now that the election is over.

First of all, Ms. Fey only directs her comments to white college-educated women. What about black college-educated women, Hispanic college-educated women, Asian college-educated women, etc.? Does she not feel as though these other college-educated women who may have voted for Donald Trump are not going to be “eventually affected” by his election to the presidency?

Much to my disappointment, there wasn’t much else to the article. I wanted Ms. Fey to address how the election of Donald Trump was going to negatively affect college-educated white women because I’m a college-educated white woman, who voted for Donald Trump, and I’ll also throw into the mix that I’m single.

As a single woman, regardless of education level or race, I have to support myself, which includes planning for my retirement. Donald Trump has promised us tax reform which, hopefully, will lower taxes for everyone, including the middle class, the wealthy, and businesses. It’s definitely in my best interest be allowed to keep as much of my paycheck as possible. Remember, I’m all I have. Furthermore, it’s the wealthy, the business owners who create jobs and hire people like me. Wouldn’t it be in my best interest if they got tax breaks also? I would have a better chance of getting hired. And when I do, I have a better chance of receiving improved benefits and salary increases. Squeezing the wealthy and the business owners, like Hillary wanted to do, would just make my chances of being laid off or the diminishing of my benefits greater. President Trump gets the nod on this one.

Also, as a single woman, it’s important for me to feel safe wherever I am…in my home, in my car, while I’m traveling, and while I’m in public places. The immediate past president, Barack Obama, demonized our nation’s local police forces, and Hillary Clinton was on track to continue to do so had she been elected president. During the Obama presidency, there was all sorts of discussion about limiting what the police could do and not do in their efforts to make our communities safer. Having a police force with the power to protect law-abiding citizens like me from the criminal element is essential to my well-being. President Trump and his administration, along with the GOP, are pro-law enforcement, Democrats don’t appear to be on the side of law enforcement. Another nod goes to President Trump.

While we have enough problems with domestic crime in the United States, since 9/11/2001, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil factor in as well. Plus, the Obama administration exacerbated the situation by not only allowing the rise of ISIS, the most brutal organization in the history of the planet, but by minimizing their danger, especially when it comes to attacks in the U.S. And ISIS is not the only Islamic terrorist organization out there. It goes without saying that my well-being is also affected by the state of the U.S. military. The Obama administration, along with most Democrat administrations generally enforce a weakening of our military. Another nod to President Trump.

The same logic can be applied to immigration policies. Allowing illegal aliens, many of them with criminal histories, to pour into the United States, diminishes the well-being of the single woman. Thus, the building of the Mexican border wall and improvement in vetting processes for non-U.S. citizens entering the country, are in the best interest of single-women. The nod goes to President Trump.

As a woman, not just a single college educated white woman, having access to quality health care is very important to her well-being. Obama and the Democrats certain screwed that one up for us. This single, college-educated white woman is working twelve to fourteen hours per day trying to make her small business not only profitable, but prosperous so she doesn’t have to depend on the government. In short, I want to make money. Unfathomably high health insurance premiums and deductibles forced on us by the Obama administration and the Democrats, with the same to look forward to in a Hilary Clinton administration is not helping women. In fact, it’s not helping men either.  The nod goes, once again, to guess who.

It’s a rare happening for liberals to actually take a break from hurling epithets and fraudulent accusations at those who disagree with them; and actually discuss relevant issues. When they do, they may bring up the equal work for equal pay topic regarding women allegedly being paid less than men for supposedly equal work. Legislation preventing this sort of discrimination was passed in 1963. I have written much on this topic in the past and won’t re-hash here, except to refer you to the previous paragraph where I sited that it was in a single woman’s best interest for taxes to be lower for everyone so that potential employers will prosper, resulting in better raises, benefits, etc. If a woman should find herself in an unfair situation, having a robust economy where jobs with better pay and benefits are available, certainly benefits her. Another nod to President Trump.

Even though Tina Fey was directing her comments toward white college-educated women, and I focused on single women in this piece, I don’t understand why she didn’t include other women. Why would it be any different for them? After reading this story in several other outlets, CNN and USA Magazine were the only publications that bothered to elaborate. And then, their elaborations didn’t amount to much. In fact, CNN only indicated that Ms. Fey remarked that the gains made by women over the last 100 years were under attack. And to that I say, “Exactly which of those gains are under attack?”

Ending this article feeling confused shouldn’t be a surprise to me. This college-educated white woman is a deplorable uneducated redneck. But wait…if Trump supporters are deplorable uneducated rednecks, I think Ms. Fey is the one confused.

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CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISTS

In 2015, then President Barack Obama signed into law, the Clean Power Plan to slow the rate of climate change or global warming. It was to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. According to townhall.com, it was the first action of the United States government to do so.

Earlier in the week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, directing the EPA to abolish this legislation. As you can imagine, the left went bonkers.

John Hawkins, in an article on townhall.com, entitled, 5 Reasons It’s Dumb to Panic Over Global Warming, listed quotes from some well-known liberals. Van Jones, Communist, and Obama’s special advisor for Green Jobs, was quoted as saying, “Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet (at least, a planet that is livable for humans). And the lies he told to justify it have real consequences for real Americans, her and now.”

Another quote, this time from our friend, Michael More: “Historians in the near future will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began, thanks 2 Donald Trump…Trump has signed orders killing all of Obama’s climate change regulations. The EPA is prohibited henceforth from focusing on climate change.”

Mr. Hawkins points out that the left doesn’t worry about deficits, terrorists, health care costs, out of control spending, teachers’ unions’ strong-hold over public education, the government’s out of control spending, etc. Instead they freak out and the possibility of the planet burning 100 years from now.

The 5 reasons not to panic over climate change/global warming are as follows:

1.There is Actually No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming. Whenever any of us conservatives indicates that climate change/global warming is a hoax, particularly man-made climate change, the left always throws out that 97% figure representing the percentage of scientists that think that man-made climate change is real. Mr. Hawkins says that’s simply untrue, and reflects that, “A 2012 poll of American Meteorological Society members also reported a diversity of opinion. Of the 1862 members who responded, 59% stated that human activity was the primary cause of global warming, and 11 percent attributed to the phenomenon to human activity and natural causes in about equal measure, while just under a quarter, 23 percent, said enough is not yet known to make a determination.” Then last year, it was found that nearly six in ten climate scientists didn’t adhere to the so-called consensus on man-made climate change, per a study by the Dutch government.
2.Even if Global Warming is Happening and Mankind is Responsible, it may still make Sense to do Nothing. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, called climate change, “perhaps the most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” and claims that unless we act, it could pose “the most catastrophic, grave threats in the history of human life.” Yet the UN Climate Panel found that the total cost of climate change by the 2070s is less than 2% of GCP. This means global warming is a problem, but is not by any means the end of the world. Its cost is equivalent to a single year of recession over the next 60 years. This comes from Bjorn Lomberg, of nationalpost.com in an article dated September 23, 2014. When you compare the threat, which we’re not sure is actually a threat, of climate change to what the world faces now, we acting like the person who is seriously injured in an automobile accident, but obsesses over the fact that her new Vera Wang dress was ruined.
3.Global Warming Theories are more Art than Science. Mr. Hawkins reminds us that we live in a world where scientists cannot tell us for sure whether it’s going to rain tomorrow, but we still have people assuring us of what the weather is going to be like in 100 years. Climate models used by scientists to predict how much human activities will warm the planet have been over-predicting global warming for the last six decades, according to a recent working paper by climate scientists, Michaels and Knappenberger. Climate models used to predict global warming have been consistently and egregiously wrong for decades.
4.We Don’t Have a Good Way to Even Know What Temperatures Were Centuries Ago. You often hear claims that every year is supposedly the “hottest on record.” Yet, we only started doing meaningful worldwide measurements in 1880, and many of those early numbers are considered to be unreliable. It’s been a mild winter in central Alabama. In fact, there have been very few days that I wore a winter coat, but do work out of my home. There were probably some days that I just didn’t go outside. We broke and came close to breaking a number of records for highest temperature on a number of days. It seemed like most of those record-breaking or near record-breaking days went back to the early 1900s. This leads me to think that we many have been in a warm cycle similar to the one that some say we are in today, back then. Also, when I was growing up in the North Alabama town of Cullman, about sixty miles north of where I live now, we would have at least one three to six-inch snow every winter. That’s not happening now, although Cullman did have about a three-inch winter before last. When I was in high school, our regular football season ended the first week in November. For the last two or three games, it was always cold. Now it’s not, leaving me to conclude that our climate is cyclical.
5.We’re in the Middle of a Global Warming Pause. Mr. Hawkins questions how we can be in a pause if liberals are claiming that we just broke a new record with every passing year. Because these “record-breaking years” are within the statistical margin of error.

To a reasonable and prudent individual, the above should bring to the conclusion that the validity of climate change/global warming is unconfirmed and questionable. Yet, folks like Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Gina McCarthy all have insisted on many different occasions that “it’s settled, climate change/global warming exists.

Furthermore, these are other far-left zealots won’t even acknowledge studies or new statistics that affirms otherwise.

I know you’re probably tired of reading this, but I’m not going to stop. If Democrats, liberals, progressives, or whatever they want to call themselves, were the champions of the middle class and lower income individuals they claim to be, they would jump at any chance to disprove climate change, and not be in such a whirlwind to snatch us off of fossil fuels, a source of inexpensive and reliable energy, and transition us to the more expensive and unreliable green energy sources.

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MELBOURNE CAMPAIGN RALLY

Was the so-called Melbourne campaign rally held by President Trump at the Melbourne-Orlando International Airport a waste of time or a stroke of genius?

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When the Melbourne campaign rally was first announced, I was indifferent about it. It was being billed as a campaign rally because President Trump had already signed up to run for president in 2020 and the funds to pay for the rally were coming out of the campaign.

Of course, it goes without saying that those of the “tolerant left” totally trashed it. Here are a few of the comments that were made on a liberal thread to an article from Poliltico entitled, “Trump to Take Breather from White House, Hold Rally this Weekend.”

  • Hasn’t he taken a break every weekend so far?
  • He’s up to avoiding news conferences.
  • Rally to make himself feel good.
  • I would rather him do his (deleted) job instead of wasting taxpayer money on his vacations. The Presidency isn’t a Monday-Friday, 9-5 job.
  • I’d rather he do his job. Did you get vacations after three weeks on any job you’ve ever had? Me either.

And these were some of the plainer vanilla comments that were made. Furthermore, on this thread, commenters were alleging that President Trump had already taken three vacations since his inauguration. That’s bunk and everyone, including the liberals who are alleging this know it. He’s worked every day or almost every day since assuming the office of the presidency. Visit whitehouse.gov to see a list of his accomplishments.

Back to the Melbourne campaign Rally, was it a waste of time or a stroke of genius. I think even the “tolerant left” would admit to themselves behind closed doors that it was a stroke of genius.

We almost lost this country and had Hillary Clinton been elected president, within four years, only remnants of the United States of America would probably remain. Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile think and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance, it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” (Taken from Wikiquote.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan)

Having almost lost this country, it is up to conservatives, including Trump supporters, the President and his administration, Congress, and the Judicial system to take responsibility for seeing that our freedoms remain in place for generations to come. Trump supporters, particularly, should not become discouraged. And while there are certainly going to be mistakes made, plus the left is not ever going to give up in its quest to oust President Trump, the conservative base must stay focused and ready to fend off the flames that the “tolerant left” is sure to throw.

After the president endured a grueling week, the Melbourne campaign rally served to reinforce Trump supporters and remind them of the things that this president has already accomplished and intends to accomplish. With the Internet and social media as driving forces that no one had heard of twenty-five years ago, especially social media, Trump supporters can mix it up with the “tolerant left.”

Many of us, myself included, have at one time worked in a customer service capacity. A lot of companies require their customer service employees to attend frequent seminars designed to reinvigorate and re-instill positive attitudes related to their work. This is necessary because everyone suffers burn-out occasionally and is prone to slack or sloppiness.

President Trump, in holding the Melbourne campaign rally, seems to be adopting the above approach in keeping his base reinvigorated. Plus, he is reminding the American people of the things his administration has accomplished and providing a roadmap to what he intends to do in the weeks and months ahead.

Should he continue these rallies? Absolutely! How often? The president has not called to ask my opinion, but when he does, I’m going to tell him that every 2-1/2 to 3 months is what I would recommend. Brian Kilmeade of the Fox and Friends show recommended every two months. Or maybe whenever needed would be a possibility.

Either way, the Melbourne campaign rally served its purpose. President Trump’s base got a dose of enthusiasm, and the liberals were left with egg on their faces.

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CONSERVATIVES DURING THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY

We’ve all witnessed the tears, teeth-nashing, foul language, etc. exhibited by the left after the election of President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election. Reading or watching the news, through any media outlet, up until election day, gave the viewer many ways that Democrat Hillary Clinton could achieve victory through the electoral college, while giving Republican Donald Trump little more than a snowball’s chance in hell of garnering the 270 electoral votes needed to become the president of the United States.

We all know what happened and were exposed to the whininess of the Democrats. They were scared their rights would be taken away from them, particularly the rights of women, minorities, and illegal immigrants (as if this group should have any rights). We also were exposed to groups of skanky women, wearing imbecilic hats and costumes depicting female body parts, marching on Washington DC and in other cities the day after President Trump’s inauguration.

In addition to that awful women’s march, the left has continually demonstrated, well actually, rioted, often destroying property, blocking commerce, and even injuring people. And all of this because their candidate lost the election. You would have thought that this was the first time that a Democrat had lost an election.

Here’s something for you liberals to put in your pipes and smoke! Eight years ago, in 2008, and four years ago in 2012, Republicans were upset at the election of Democrat Barack Obama. I have never been a Barack Obama supporter or fan. Like everyone else, I saw the young state senator’s speech at the 2004 Democrat National Convention. While the Democrats were slobbering all over themselves, something un-nerved me about this man. Two years later, this community organizer, state senator from Illinois was elected U.S. Senator.

Fast-forward to 2008, this two-year U.S. Senator was nominated by the Democrat party for president of the United States, and his wife indicated that for the first time in her life, she was proud of her country. Of course, Obama was elected president during a time of economic crises over a moderate Republican who admitted to not being an expert on the economy.

Because I disliked Obama and wife, Michelle, I turned off the election returns as soon as it became inevitable that Obama was going to win and be our next president. All liberals, especially one black liberal friend of mine, were having multiple orgasms.  ”He’s going to create jobs and save our country and perhaps our planet. Everyone’s going to have either free or affordable healthcare, energy will be cheaper, we won’t have to make our mortgage payments, etc. No more wars, somehow this new president is going to forge peace on the planet.”

I also refused to watch any part of the inaugural festivities. In 2008-early 2009, I had yet to delve into social media, so there were very few places for me to vent and express my frustration with the election results that I was convinced was “One Big-Assed Mistake America.” Plus, many moderate Republicans and Independents had jumped on the Obama bandwagon. And why not? He was young, energetic, had a great family, and he was black. Many voters, regardless of where he stood on the issues, voted for him anyway. It had been a generation since Civil Rights legislation was passed in the United States. Wasn’t it about time we had a black president?

I wouldn’t say that I was depressed about the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, but I was concerned for the nation. I, along with many, did believe that Obama’s goal was to either destroy the United States of America or weaken it to a point where we were no longer an exceptional nation.

Those of us who felt and still feel that climate change is a hoax were demonized by the left, including Obama. Of course, Obama was anxious to jump onto the climate change bandwagon and would be signing treaties with other countries to agree to diminish carbon emissions. With this, he would be pushing green energy and the elimination of our dependence on fossil fuels. Obama even indicated that the cost of energy would necessarily rise. Imagine if a Republican had uttered those words. As a hard-working middle-class American I was ultra-concerned about my energy bills increasing.

Initially, those of us who were wary of Obama didn’t know what he would do with regards to race, even though he had indicated that we were not a “red America” or a “blue America.” We would now be a “purple America.” It didn’t take long, though, to see just what Obama was all about when it came to race. Not long after Obama had become president, black college professor, Henry Louis Gates, was arrested while attempting to enter his home after being away on an extended trip, even though the police were responding to a neighbor’s call that someone was breaking into a house on the street. Without knowing the facts of the case or waiting until the investigation was complete, Obama said that the police acted “stupidly.” It sure appeared that Obama was going to be a racist president, a fact that was continually re-enforced many times during his presidency.

From the beginning of his term, I always felt that Obama was an American hater with a goal of eventually destroying the United States of America. As a hard-working American, this concerned me. How would his self-admitted economic doctrine of “redistribution of wealth” affect me as I was planning for retirement. Would he encourage the passing of legislation to somehow damage everyone’s 401(k)’s?

It was obvious that he hated people like me, southern white conservative Christians. I don’t know of any conservatives who acted then like many liberals are acting now…crying, wringing their hands, calling President Trump names such as antichrist, demanding safe places, claiming to have “Trump deranged syndrome”, etc. We were though, concerned, with most conservatives indicating that if Obama is elected to a second term, we were doomed.

Fast-forward to the elections of 2012, Obama was re-elected to a second term despite his miserable performance during this first term. Many felt this was due to the “October surprise” known as super storm Sandy, a minimal hurricane/tropical storm that plowed through some of the most densely populated areas of the nation. In the aftermath, Obama actually like a human being that cared about the damage that had been done and the people that had been affected. Hugging Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, didn’t hurt Obama’s quest for that second term either.

At this point, many Republicans, including myself felt that we were doomed and I might describe my mental condition as somewhat depressed. I had no trouble getting out of bed and going to work. There was no choice. And my football team was number one. Later that year, 2013, I decided to quit my day job and start my own business despite a slow-growing economy and an administration that hated everything I stood for. After exhausting my Cobra insurance coverage, I was forced to purchase health insurance through the market place and did my insurance premiums go up and how? I would say that this temporarily depressed me.

We were drawing closer to the 2016 presidential election and it was my prayer that the Republicans would nominate someone who would be able to convince the American public that while Barack Obama had come close to his goal of destroying the United States of America, we were the United States of America and had lived through these dark times.

Then the Republicans nominated Donald Trump, a favorite of the forgotten white working class of America. I was not a Trump supporter and felt that Hillary Clinton would certainly win. The media convinced us that it was nearly impossible for Trump to prevail, didn’t they? There was never a doubt that I would vote for Mr. Trump, but he wasn’t my first choice for Republican nominee. After getting to know President Trump and his family, I found that I admired him more than I ever thought I would.

During an appointment with my financial adviser in August before the election, she asked me how I felt about the future. I told her that I was discouraged and expected the worst because while Obama came up short of totally destroying the United States of America, I felt that Hillary would finish the job. After four years of Hillary, we would no longer know the country where we grew up. I expected the quality of healthcare to go down as I aged and opined that I would not live as long as my Mom lived because I would not have access to the same good healthcare she had access to in her golden years. But maybe that was a good thing because I had no clue as to what my financial situation would look like. Maybe an early death would be a good thing? At this point I can say I was depressed.

Fast-forward to the wee hours in the morning of November 9, 2016. Despite the media and the rest of the arrogant Democrats, Hillary Clinton lost. We would now have a president in the White House whose stand on the issues paralleled mine.

Hillary supporters were morose as I described in the first paragraph. We’re now hearing the term, “Trump derangement syndrome.” To my angst, though, many Republicans were having pity on the poor Democrats whose candidate lost. Not me. After both Obama elections, I heard ad nauseum from the Democrats, “You lost, get over it. We’re going to do what we’re going to do. We don’t care what you think.”

In an article on Townhall.com, Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed, author, Dennis Prager, indicated that the depression among conservatives was palpable, that the conservative level of despair four years ago came as a surprise to leftist Americans. Dennis goes on to say that unlike much of the left, most conservatives handled the despair like mature adults. There was no rioting, including the shutting down of highways and airports, the taking over of college offices, the protests at people’s homes. Children of conservatives were not allowed to take a day off from school and demonstrate. Also, conservative teachers, what few exist, didn’t preach opposition to Obama in their classrooms.

Other things that conservatives did not do included:

  • Print posters with the words, “Not My President.” (Would we have been called racists or what?)
  • Allow conservative clergy to declare fast days.

Dennis continues to opine that we know the left, but the left doesn’t know us. Leftists read, listen to, watch, socialize with and study under leftists. Only if a leftist is stuck with some conservative relative, or friend they’ve had since college and still attend football games with, he or she does not encounter conservative ideas. Therefore, leftists don’t know how painful it was for conservatives during the Obama years. While liberals feel free to express their emotions and opinions to anyone, anywhere, anytime, conservatives, especially those who voted for Trump, live and will continue to live like Marranos, a term for Jewish people living in Iberia, who were forced to convert to Christianity, but still secretly practiced Judaism.

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