Looking back through my files, I found that upon Obama’s win in 2008, even though I worked hard for McCain and was very concerned about Obama’s lack of experience and far-left ideas, I congratulated him and said we should all pray for his success because he was the President of all of us now and his successes or failures would be those of our entire nation. On his Inauguration day in 2009, I wrote this:
“Our new President faces a staggering array of problems, from the economy to the terrorist threat. For all the cheering supporters and platoons of advisors, the ultimate decisions and their consequences will fall to him alone. My hope is that the loyal opposition on the Republican side will work with Obama on areas of agreement and show him the respect a President is due, even when they disagree and vigorously oppose. After eight years of relentless and often personal attacks on President Bush, Americans could use a good example not only of how to cooperate, but of how to disagree without demonizing.”
We could still use that, now more than ever. And may I say (with apologies for using such blue language in a public forum): “Double standard, my foot!”
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To Maxine Waters, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, April Ryan, Robert DeNiro, Don Lemon, Joy Behar and all the other foaming-at-the-mouth NeverTrumpers: Americans are beyond fed up with the relentless, sneering disrespect of our duly-elected President and his family, and the downgrading and dismissal of his accomplishments. It’s coming across as childish, selfish and disrespectful to tens of millions of Americans as well. If you have a disagreement with Trump’s policies, then explain it intelligently and respectfully – you know, like an adult. Otherwise, we’ll continue to pay you as much attention as we would a toddler who’s been throwing the same tantrum for 18 months.