Rock Bottom

Every four years or so I write a political post.  When Bush was elected, I was bummed. Twice. But that pales in comparison to all of the feelings I’m having now.

Guys, I am so devastated/disgusted/disappointed/heartbroken/terrified/embarrassed/angry. I have cried, had a panic attack and felt sick. How can so many people be okay with hate?  Misogygeny, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism.  Those shouldn’t have a champion in this country.  But they do.

We are literally going from the classiest first family to the trashiest. We’ve heard them curse, seen them naked, seen them bully, seen them killing defenseless and endangered wild animals, seen them display their ignorance on the daily.  I don’t even want to write that vile man’s name.  He has insulted countless women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

I feel like we let our kids down.  I don’t know who will address climate change and other environmental issues.  I’m terrified of the composition of the Supreme court.  I feel like I didn’t do enough.  I’m embarassed in the eyes of the world.  I’m a citizen and will acknowledge that person is the president of this country, but he’s not my president.  I don’t respect him and I have a hard time respecting those that support him.  The economy tanked this morning.  Hmm, wonder why.

I always struggle with optimism, but let’s look for silver linings.  New Mexico, my home state, was and is blue.  The President doesn’t have that much power.  We have the legislative and judicial branches to balance that.  Oh wait, who is there to stop him?  Allan told me we will be okay.  I have to believe him.  I’m praying this is rock bottom for the republic and that there is no where to go but up.

This was super stream of conscious.  Anyway, I guess we have to move forward. Take care friends.

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