The Mango Man has been president for less than one full week. (I mean no disrespect—lie— calling him “Mango Man” but I’m not in a mood to type his given name.) I still feel nauseous and cannot accept that he is the leader of the free world. Lord, have mercy on us all.
calling us non-supporters “sore losers” is juvenile. I am beyond being a sore
loser and have moved into the territory of being terrified for the future of
our country. His supporters voted for him because they thought he was
different, that he would bring change to government. They liked him because he
is brash and outspoken, that he says things they think but are afraid to say.
Political correctness is not in his repertoire.
Once he was
elected, people said, “Be fair. Give him a chance. He’ll rise to the office and
will act presidential. Don’t be so harsh on him.” I tried. I waited for about
24 hours, hoping they were right. I would have been pleased to swallow my pride
when I saw what a good job he was doing for the country. I was hoping to be
surprised. Not. Gonna. Happen.
He has surrounded
himself with minions who do his bidding. He continually lies and they cover his
lies, call them “alternative facts.” You’re playing word games, folks. “Alternative
facts” are lies.
He is building a
wall to keep out those Mexicans and other immigrants he calls criminals. He is putting
into place a ban on accepting refugees from any Muslim country. That’s xenophobia,
another form of hate.
All week I’ve been
shaking my head, saying, “Oh, no. How could it be worse than I imagined?” He wants to appoint the equivalent of an environmental nightmare to head the EPA. The
woman he has proposed to head the Department of Education has been a big donor
to Republican campaigns and is strongly opposed by educators. He has reversed
President Obama’s action to stop the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in the Dakotas. Just
the beginning. One week is enough.
And today—as if I
needed any more evidence—he has truly proven himself to be mentally unstable. Now he is calling for voter fraud investigation into the
election HE WON. His thin-skinned, overblown ego is bruised because he didn't
win the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. It's more than a waste of
time and money. It's the action of a madman. And this madman is one rant away
from pushing the red nuclear button.
I'm not being glib or overly dramatic. This is serious
and extremely dangerous. Our Republican elected representatives must have the
courage to take action. (I wanted to say they need to grow a set of balls, but
that would be crude and, besides, some of them are women.) There is much too
much at stake to hide behind political partisanship. Our elected
representatives took an oath to protect and defend this country and they need
to step up and do the right thing.
The image of Captain Ahab in Melville’s classic Moby Dick keeps floating through my
mind. Our president is like the madman captain of the Pequod who, unless he is
stopped, will take down himself and this country with his madness.