For a short moment in time, the country listened to President Obama and we felt refreshed, renewed, and almost “normal” again. Listening to his voice, there was an understanding of logic, an explanation of the abnormal, and a call to action for all of us. The entire world stopped to remember what it was like to hear sensible rhetoric that we could relate to and understand. We haven’t had this experience since the results of the election and it was a reminder of what the English language should sound like from a true leader.
Many all over the globe have been astounded at the fact that the various members of the media can seem to follow the orange manbaby in the White House. His constant word salad barrage that meanders from one topic to the next in a ridiculous and repetitive fashion is a meaningless mish-mash of idiocies. While his supporters state that he doesn’t hold back, in reality, it is like the story of the Emperor has no clothes: Trump’s statements make no sense.
Few have taken the plunge to offer explanations and these have included everything from potential drug addiction noted with his constant sniffing, possible age-related dementia demonstrated with his lack of memory and on/off stage wandering around, and a stroke that has caused brain damage. However, just hearing the clarity and compassion that President Obama presented reminded us of what a President should truly sound like and his message hit home:
It is up to each of us as voters to stop the insanity.
The GOP Ignores an Unfit Man in the White House
There is no doubt that the Republican Party has never been happy with Trump. They didn’t want him and many rejected him as a potential candidate. But once he was selected, they do what they always do: line up in support, even when it may destroy the very base of the country. Trump can’t seem to have a continuous thought and follow through and the GOP just ignores the fact that he acts and sounds like an idiot. In their mind, national and international ridicule is all worth it if they can get their agenda accomplished.
President Obama put it succinctly in part of his Illinois speech:
“What happened to the Republican Party?” he said. “Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against communism and now they are cozying up to the former head of the KGB, actively blocking legislation that would defend our elections from Russia attack. What happened?”
For those of us that have followed politics and yes, even President Obama, we all know what happened. The GOP finally fell prey to their one weakness: greed. Their ultimate money grabbing goal extended to accepting payments from Russia that has been funneled in a number of ways, including through the NRA. Each and every one of the members of the Republican Party has payments from Russia and the oligarchs and they have sold the country out for a bag of Rubles.
The GOP doesn’t care that Trump can barely speak English, holds rallies that are solely designed to stroke his narcissist sociopathic ego, has no concept of the Constitution and actually acts like a dictator wannabe, and is encouraging a Banana Republic dictatorship.
The Republicans turn a blind eye to the fact that world leaders laugh at Trump and are required to create sets of “flash cards” when he shows up so that he can understand what is being conveyed. Each member of the Republican Party may not like Trump, in fact many harbor ill feelings towards him, but he is the useful tool that they need to push bills through that are making the rich richer.
The American media was once a group of honorable individuals that we turned to for truth and information. However, they have transitioned into those that are simply seeking ratings and in doing so, they have allowed themselves to be manipulated by Trump, who sees their weaknesses and exploits them. Each day he throws the media a new “bone” of misinformation or bad behavior and to glean the followers, the media obediently chases it.
And each day that this happens, the country slips further into chaos, with no leadership and only glut, greed and illegal activities sweeping through the capital.
Op-Ed Release Sends Him Over the Edge
Amid the smaller and smaller crowds that now have to be paid to attend, Trump is showing up to make lame attempts at putting down both President Obama and the more recent Op-Ed report that was released. If one could spiral into more insanity than already exists, we have to say that we are witnessing it as part of a sick and twisted history that will want to be forgotten.
Palmer Report stated it perfectly:
“Amid reports that yesterday’s anonymous New York Times op-ed has driven Donald Trump to a whole new level of deranged behavior, Trump gave a pre-scheduled rally speech in Montana tonight. Trump used his speech as an opportunity to prove those reports correct, as he spent the speech not only incoherently rambling about the op-ed, but also slurring and mispronouncing his words — raising questions about whether he’s suffering a psychotic break or he’s simply high on drugs.”
It continues with:
“So is Donald Trump high on some kind of downer drug tonight, or has he merely fallen into some kind of trance as the pressure mounts? We don’t know. We haven’t seen him slurring like this since his infamous “United Shesh” debacle, and his words tonight were arguably more incoherent than we’ve ever heard from him. Whatever is going on here, Trump is now at his most cartoonish level of Trumpiness to date — and it’ll likely only get worse as the week goes on.”
Remember That Voice — It’s Time to Stand Up
For just a moment in time, we all stopped and in listening to President Obama, we were reminded of a time when words and intelligence mattered, political correctness was aligned with respect for others, that Americans need to call out the bullies not defend them, and that we are in this together.
Yes, listening to President Obama was like dipping in cool waters and lifting our heads up to the sun and remembering to smile again. A time when we took pride in our country instead of constantly apologizing to our allies for the insanity that seemed to have taken over.
Very few have come out and said the truth about what is happening: We are in a Constitutional Crisis that has never occurred before.
We have an asshat in the White House that wants a President for life, to punish those that protest, to applaud our enemies and alienates our allies. He has found every loophole that no other individual in that position would dare cross and is profiting by draining the taxpayers. The GOP is gleefully pulling back all of the protections for “we the people” and the planet and promising corporations as well as the wealthy just about anything and everything that they want.
President Obama’s speech was what we needed to brush away the nonstop chaos that Trump and his cronies have been throwing at us. Our brains have been overwhelmed with their constant hate, racism, bigotry and sexism and hearing Obama — we had the opportunity to stop, listen and remember who we are.
It’s up to each of us to fight for our Democratic experiment and the midterms are the only thing that will keep us afloat. While we await the final outcome of the Mueller investigation, don’t be surprised if the fallout includes all of the Republican Party paid in the background.
President Obama stated it well:
“Thirty minutes. Thirty minutes of your time. Is democracy worth that? We have been through much darker times than these, and somehow each generation of Americans carried us through to the other side. Not by sitting around and waiting for something to happen, not by leaving it to others to do something, but by leading that movement for change themselves. And if you do that, if you get involved, and you get engaged, and you knock on some doors, and you talk with your friends, and you argue with your family members, and you change some minds, and you vote, something powerful happens.”