This was the subject of a post over at Balloon Juice.
Just Saying – Open Thread
by Cheryl Rofer
October 13, 2017
A number of commenters have said that Trump’s behavior makes them afraid. His behavior is, in many ways, frightening. He is spiteful and ignorant and willing to use the power of his position in destructive ways.
But he wants us to be afraid. Fearful people are more malleable. That is part of his schtick, and part of why he thinks he is a good negotiator. He uses fear.
This is my response.
I don’t have fear. I have a persistent rage that hasn’t left me since November 8th.
It has hardened me.
With every insult
With every action
With every wrong he does against this country, I grow hardened.
When I write that those who voted for Dolt45 and those who voted third party will NEVER be forgiven… I mean that.
And, I know that I am not alone on this side of the aisle. I read it all the time.
There is a sea change. We are not ‘ letting it go.’
They put sociopaths in charge and think that we should ‘ understand’ why they voted the way that they did.
I just want them to suffer.
Oh, phuck no.
I’m phucking PISSED OFF.
If I am afraid of anything, it’s the arrogance of White Supremacy that believes that they can control any of this. But, even then, my fear turns to anger.
Anger for those arrogant White Men surrounding him, thinking that they are slick.
Anger at the GOP White Men in Congress that Bob Corker says think the way that he does, but won’t bring up Articles of Impeachment against him.
Anger at the Spineless, like Speaker Paul Ryan, who is so blinded by his dream of dismantling the New Deal and erasing the 20th Century, that he spinelessly keeps on backing Dolt45, because he believes that he will get his place in history for destroying the American Social Safety Net.
Anger at those who clearly have chosen to betray democracy in this country, because they want their tax cuts.
They are not patriots. They will ally themselves with traitors to this country for some tax cuts.
Anger at those in his cabinet, who had reputations before joining up with him, and now try to put out into the universe that THEY are the adults in the room, and we should be grateful to them.
Their arrogance at believing that they can control the situation. They risk the safety and security of this country, with their arrogance. Instead of doing the right thing, and verifying what we see, they pretend like they are doing some service to this country.
It didn’t have to be this way.
I think that’s what makes me fill with rage.
ALLL this extra shyt that we’re going through?
DIDN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
IF we had President Clinton, the ONLY thing on her plate right now would be to marshal all the forces of the United States to save our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. THAT is what President Clinton would be talking about All day, Everyday.
All the other nonsense that we’re dealing with now?
ALL that shyt is Dolt45’s making.
And, why, those that made him possible, and continue to enable him WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN.