I'm confused. That's kind of a regular state of mind at my age and not always an unwelcome state. Being confused can keep me from hurting my head by not thinking about all the whys and wherefores of our sad country.
Donald Trump is right. Certainly not a political diplomat, but he's right on so many levels. I sincerely doubt he will be elected our next President, but he sure is stirring the pot of controversy and making us think. He's saying what every politician is afraid to.
But this is not about Donald Trump. This is about my state of confusion. Confused that everything that is wrong with this country has now been accepted as right.
Do you remember when the IRS was a stand alone agency that couldn't be controlled by any one party? Now there's more than a smidgen of corruption and no one has been prosecuted or held accountable. It's accepted.
Do you remember when subpoenas from government committees and senate hearings were generally intimidating, bringing out fear and mostly the truth? Now no one cooperates and the truth is hidden by a corrupt administration. It's acceptable to lie to Congress.
Do you remember when Benghazi was all about a video when in fact it was preventable and lives were lost unnecessarily? The cover up is immense and starts at the top. Yet, the truth is hidden, the administration refuses to cooperate and liberals everywhere scream witch hunt from the GOP. But it's okay and accepted. There's nothing more to see here. Move along.
Do you remember when a thug was a a hoodlum, villain, gangster? Now they're heroes preaching violence, drug dealing and rape. If you don't believe otherwise, you're a racist.
Do you remember when looting, arson, vandalism were crimes? Now it's acceptable all in the name of criminals being killed by police. Police are now the enemy and it's literally heroic to assassinate a cop all because there's a perceived impression of racism and oppression against blacks. Just ask Obama. If he had a son, they would grow up to be just like them. Law enforcement should present a kinder, softer look and military equipment isn't necessary. Never mind the fact that people want to kill them and you don't want them to defend themselves. Dumb ass DiBlasio says let's eliminate stop & frisk. Watch the crime rate soar because cops are now afraid to do their jobs. Listen to people bitch about that. You can't have it both ways.
Do you remember when we could all make our own decisions about whether we needed to pay for health insurance? Obamacare was shoved down our throats with predictions from the opposition of skyrocketing costs, death panels, small businesses suffering negative financial effects and the promise repeated over and over again; "If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it." That never materialized and yet, Obama's broken promise has long been forgotten by liberals. It's acceptable for him to use prosecutorial discretion, changing laws with impunity. He's not a President. He's a dictator and no one sees it? After all, to disagree with this President in any way is racist.
Do you remember when the 1st Amendment to the Consttitution, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion was a widely accepted form of guaranteed right? That as citizens of this great country we were entitled to those inalienable rights? Not anymore.
Do you remember the now controversial 2nd Amendment? The right to bear arms has been a part of our lives and history since before the Revolutionary war. We liberated ourselves from those nasty Redcoats, fighting against the oppression of an evil monarchy. In wars with other countries, civilians took up arms. Now that bad guys can get their hands on a gun some how or some way, the best thing to do is just outlaw guns. That'll fix everything, won't it? Go ahead, you wussies. Bring that knife to a gun fight.
Do you remember Fast & Furious? Our illustrious President sold guns to cartels? The anti gun leader of the free world thought they could arrest and dismantle the cartels by giving them arms. That backfired in the nastiest of ways. A Border Patrol agent died at the hands of the cartel while using Obama's gift.
Do you remember when we had the most powerful military in the world and we were feared by nations everywhere? Now this ungrateful administration thinks it's best to cut costs by eviscerating our military and their benefits. Never mind that we are now vulnerable to evil doers everywhere. Yes, GW was on to something there. All the more reason not to repeal our 2nd Amendment.
Do you remember when an illegal alien was just that? Illegal.
They just broke the law so we should waste no time in the deportation process. Like all the rest of the many millions who immigrated to this country, do it legally. Mexico undoubtedly wants to get rid of their drug lords, gun runners, and other dregs. There's no fence, no repercussions for crossing the border. Just claim amnesty and you're in. Never mind the fact that the crime rate will increase drastically in those sanctuary cities and they're a burden on our already overcrowded prisons and government hand outs. Don't forget, we are promising you that you can vote in our elections even if you're illegal. Seriously?
Do you remember all the scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton? Hell, there's so many I can't keep track. Never mind that she has lied under oath or has refused to testify. Never mind that her financial dealings are questionable (but they were broke when they left the White House) that the Benghazi fiasco is over and no longer makes a difference. Her emails were deleted and her servers were penetrable.
There's so many scandals surrounding our illustrious leaders. It's alright now because it would be racist to disagree and it's not Obama's fault.
It's racist to fly that Confederate flag almost anywhere. It's racist to have a name like the Washington Redskins. Our controlling government tells the patent office to deny them the rights to that name because, well, they can.
Do we dare mention Gitmo and the release of known terrorists without the consent of Congress? It's an impeachable offense but do we dare start impeachment hearings? No-no. Can't do that. It's racist and too much of a political hot potato.
Beau Bergdahl was a war hero who served with honor and distinction? His fellow soldiers and the Army would disagree. Obama no doubt paid somebody and there's serious religious implications. That Marine held in Mexico....Obama stays silent.
Ft. Hood--act of terrorism or workplace violence?
Al Sharpton - racist charlatan or civil rights leader? Oh, please. Someone put this tax evader in jail once and for all. Oh, wait. He went to the White House. He's special and it would be racist to put him in jail. Is anything not racist?
So, Donald Trump has ditched political correctness in the name of what's right. He doesn't care if people perceive him as a racist or want to cut ties with his business ventures. He's not bowing to political correctness and the media is trying desperately to make him out to be a general nut case. The GOP is up in arms and accuse him of painting their party in an unfavorable light. The GOP has long ago painted themselves into a corner, and it sure ain't pretty.
The media....what happened there? They won't report the truth because it would be racist. Stick with only half truths and stories that fit their agenda. There is no true investigative reporting anymore. It's slanted and twisted, favoring their own liberal party--right or wrong.
Does anyone remember this country before Obama? When things were more right than wrong?