MONOLOGUE June 1 2019
Let me begin by mentioning that I’m joining with Franklin Graham for a special day of prayer for the President this weekend, for Sunday, June 2. Franklin, who is CEO of the truly wonderful Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, invited people around the world to simply pray for the President on Sunday, June 2. The Bible commands us to pray for our leaders, even if we didn’t vote for them, so it’s not a political statement you’re making to other people, but a spiritual statement you’re talking about to God. Over 250 faith leaders from around the nation are signed on as sponsors, and I hope you will be part of the day of prayer.
Now, Let me assume for a moment you don’t like President Trump and voted for Hillary. Let me assume that you don’t like his tweets, his blunt style of speaking, or his policies. I’ll even assume—just for discussion sake—that you honestly believe that the record job numbers for African-Americans, Hispanics and women, and the hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs that are back in the last 2 years are the result of the Obama policies, even though President Obama said those manufacturing jobs were never coming back and that the current 3 plus percent GDP growth was something we’d never see again. Let’s just assume that the income increases seen by people at the bottom of the wage scale are also because of the policies that happened when President Obama was in office. And the record stock market highs for the past 2 years also have nothing to do with President Trump. So let me assume you actually believe all of that. Now let me ask you an important question: We’ve been hearing for 3 years that Russia interfered in our elections. So just to make something clear—who was President when the 2016 elections were underway? Clue: It wasn’t Donald Trump. He was a mere private citizen and candidate. It was Barak Obama. And the people who were being paid by your tax dollars to protect us from foreign interference were FBI Director James Comey, Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, high level agents Peter Strozk and Lisa Page, Department of Justice officials like Attorney General Loretta Lynch, high level official Bruce Ohr, and national security and intel officials like John Brennan and James Clapper. THEY were the ones who actually were responsible for stopping foreign meddling. So why on earth are they on TV every day, not to apologize for the disgustingly inept job they did, or for launching an illegal spying operation on a Presidential candidate, but to blame Donald Trump for the so-called Russian meddling. I’m simply asking you to explain how a man not in office was responsible for the things that happened when his predecessor was in office, but the things that happened AFTER he was elected that truly improved our economy and jobs for minorities somehow were solely because of the people who no longer were in office. Does that make any sense to anyone other than the Trump-haters or the media, but I repeat myself.
I’m not trying to make you love or even vote for Donald Trump. That’s a decision you should make. I AM hoping to make you think about what you’ve been told and sold by the media, the left, and the DC swamp creatures from both Democrat and Republican parties and realize something just doesn’t add up.
So, do your own math. And make sure you can explain how people in office weren’t responsible for the bad things that happened while in office, but somehow were responsible for the good things that happened after they packed up and left. And how people not in office were responsible for the things that happened while they weren’t in government, but once they got in and things got going right, they had nothing to do with it. As Ricky Ricardo would say to Lucy, “You’ve got a lot of ‘splainin” to do!”