The First Dance #Inauguration

It’s official​. The first dance for the Trumps and Pences. Now let us pray and work to create the change we want. 

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Tears of Trump Supporters

GOPocalypse recently published an article about Trump supporters who were upset about changes to the ACA, such as the pre-existing conditions clause, and its journey to repeal. I realize GOPocalypse is not a neutral publication, but I had to share some of the tweets.

@realDonaldTrump So back to a choice between rent & insurance again now that I know I have serious health issues? Voted for you, now worried
—worldgonecrazy (@jenworkmail38) January 12, 2017

@realDonaldTrump I voted for you. I have Crohn’s and private insurance. I’m 61. I must have pre existing conditions in my insurance plan.

—Joy Ryman-Snow (@SnowRyman) January 13, 2017

This is a perfect example of why you need to understand what candidates stand for when they are running for office. These “former” Trump supporters are boohooing because the steps to repeal ACA has already begun. Maybe they were ignorant (as in unaware) to know that ACA and Obamacare are the same thing. Maybe they didn’t believe him because he’s a liar and flip-flopper. Who knows? But now they will be sitting on the sidelines praying for good health and asking God, Allah, Buddha, or just family and friends to help them pay obscene medical bills and prescriptions.

You can read the original article and more tweets by clicking here.

What’s Next?

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I have not written a post since the election because it took me some time to process everything. I wanted to make sure that I truly understood what was occurring. I wanted to wait and see if Trump was going to try to unite our country, or would we the fruits of his divisiveness throughout his presidency. Always the optimist, I gave him a chance, and I said maybe things would be better.

Throughout the past 10 days, however, I have seen Trump pick people in his administration that all seem to share one scary perspective of hate in their past. He says that he wants unity, but you question the sincerity of his acceptance speech when you look at his picks. Steve Bannon has been openly connected to white supremacists and anti-Semites. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been open about his anti-Muslim beliefs, and said on Twitter that the “fear of Muslims is rational.” And lest we forget good ol’ Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. His view of African-Americans sends chills through my spine because he represents that stereotypical old, white racist man from the deep South. You know the ones that many thought were dead and gone by now, but are now loud and proud again since Trump was elected. Thirty years ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee denied Jeff Sessions a federal judgeship due to his racist remarks. He has called the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American” and “Communist-like.” In addition, it was alleged that he called a black US attorney that worked for him “boy” on numerous occasions.

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I am scared. I believe that the civil rights of many will now be considered irrelevant. We must fight harder for every right that we have and each one that we know we still deserve. Yes, we can continue to still protest peacefully. But then what…what’s next? We must unite and mobilize. Each group may be considered a minority separately, but together we are the powerful majority. This goes beyond black, brown, or yellow; Christian, Jewish, or Muslim; straight, bi, or gay; male, female, or non-gender specific. This is the right to live with freedom and equality.

So, tell me, what do you plan to do protect your civil rights?

The Truth of This Election 

The closeness of this election truly concerns me. It goes beyond Clinton vs. Trump. These results show the true heart of people. No matter who wins or loses, it is quite easy to see that this country has to heal. 

House of Cards: The Reality Show

This election season has been a page turner for a wannabe political aficionado like me. If you would have told me that Donald Trump would be the last candidate standing, with Ted Cruz still thinking about returning for the nomination, I would have laughed in your face. In fact, I would have already been cracking up when a primary candidate had selected a running mate before he had won the party’s nomination.

The other party has not been without its laughs—especially when it comes to pandering to votes of anyone who is not a white male. In a fight to show diversity and inclusion, the nominees have said and produced some highly laughable things. I still can’t believe Hillary’s campaign added Rosa Parks to her logo, and I’m speechless about her hot sauce swag.

Elections 2016 has gone beyond House of Cards. You can’t make this stuff up…can you? Although I can act like we are living in a reality show and soon the director will yell cut, I know that I am not receiving a pay check from Andy Cohen or Simon Cowell. Therefore, this is our new reality.

Many people, have quipped that if Hillary wins, they are not voting in the general election; and if Bernie wins, the same goes for them. Why would you throw away a freedom that so many have fought for in childlike temper tantrum? Consider that the 2000 Presidential Election only had a 51.2% voter turnout, and George W. Bush won by 5 electoral votes. Our history books could have been written differently if the other half of the country decided to get off their butts and vote. Don’t lose your voice by not voting.

The other thing that I’ve heard is that if Donald Trump wins, people will move out of the country. I have to admit that I was one of those people. Now, as the election draws nearer, I refuse to let some man make me move out of this country. I will continue to use my voice to speak against his negative views and use my time to fight divisive, elitist, misogynistic, and racist policies. Donald Trump would hope that people like me would want to move out of the country so that he could make “America Great Again.” While some of my ancestors may have not chosen to come these lands, others were the first residents. That means this country belongs to me. You should also see that this country belongs to you. Do not force yourself out. Fight for what is right and then limit his term to only four years.

Whether you consider these elections a joke or not, take your vote seriously. It’s the one part of this reality show that you can help script.

Mary Pat Eye Roll

It’s ok Mary Pat, I roll my eyes every time Donald Trump speaks too. 🙄

Dresses…Really?

Why are you concerned about Hillary Clinton’s clothes? She could be the first female president, and you are more concerned about when she will wear a dress. Sometimes, we are our greatest enemies. Why defend ourselves against conservative misogynists if we are going to continue to make comments like this? If you’re not going to discuss the ties (or the lack of) of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz, then let’s get back to the important issues at hand. 

When You Can’t Vote for Daddy

I promise this won’t be a blog just about Donald Trump. Yet, right after I posted my previous blog, I found this wonderful article on NBC News, which blasts the Trump kids inability to vote in time for daddy because they didn’t change their party affiliation in time.

Carrie Dann reported:

Trump conceded Monday that two of his children — Eric and Ivanka Trump — failed to register as Republicans in the state in time to be eligible to vote for him in New York’s April 19 primary.

“They were unaware of the rules and they didn’t register in time,” Trump said on Fox News. “So they feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty but it’s fine.”

Hmm…it makes my previous post even more likely.

If Trump Becomes President…

I have been wondering what would happen if Donald Trump would become president. Some options for me have included moving to Mexico or Belize. You wouldn’t have to worry about a wall to keep people out; rather, would you need it to keep citizens in? But then I wonder if this Trump campaign is all a joke. It’s been publicly advertised that Trump was a huge liberal. Could you imagine if he gets elected, and then does this major flip-flop back to liberalism? One could only imagine. I am still too scared to even begin to support him, but oh how I would laugh.