For a long time now I have considered whether to publish this. However, since I have a very limited reading group I will “put it out there”. I do not do this to hurt or offend anyone, politics are of no concern to me when it comes to personal relationships. Many of my younger surrogate kids are strong Democrats and they are aware that I am a conservative. Neither of us cares, love does not have conditions..ever!
I have watched the last two years of active rebellion against a properly and legitimately elected president. It has not just been an occasional question of qualification, it has been constant protests, media attacks, riots, investigations of the president. Loud. Breaking precedent and disrespectful. Never before have we seen such challenges to our traditional peaceful transfer of power. It honestly frightens me that the democrat party has so much evidence pointing to serious criminal activity out in the public sphere yet entrenched elements of FBI/DOJ are not interested because they are searching for a crime committed by the president.
When Obama was president, conservatives knew that he was destroying the economy with his excessive regulations which costs every level and type of business resulting in fewer jobs. He actively encouraged illegal immigration increasing competition for entry level jobs, construction jobs, housekeeping, janitorial, etc. which also kept wages low for years. The U. S. lost respect among the world’s community of nations and became a follower instead of a leader. He was responsible for the deaths of many American warriors as he made them fight with outdated equipment while burdening them with “rules of engagement” that barely allowed them to defend themselves, and sometimes not even that! He prolonged the war in the middle east unnecessarily and ISIS spread under his watch. He politicized the IRS, the DOJ, the FBI and there is probably much more he did to weaponize our government against republicans and conservatives that will come out later. He nominated many grossly unqualified people for the bench, men and women who do not follow the Constitution or leave their political beliefs outside the courtroom. They assume the power of the legislative branch from the bench. They damage the balance of power with every erroneous ruling.
SO, we waited, we watched the damage, we wondered about the damage we could not see. We worried, we did not dislike Obama, we hated his policies and believed strongly that they were very bad for the country. President Obama had charisma, he seemed to be a very personable man. It was difficult to overcome the feeling that he was not bringing down America deliberately sometimes because the consequences of his actions were so obvious! Even then, conservatives and republicans did not launch investigations or Resist movements against Obama.
For eight long years Republicans and conservatives abided by the Constitution and long-standing tradition, the peaceful transfer of power according to the expressed wishes of the people. We believe in this. We did not riot, constantly protest, challenge Obama’s fitness for office, etc. As a matter of fact, President Obama had a relatively normal presidency in spite of all the damage he did to our government, our economy and our standing in the world. In contrast, President Trump has been unfairly hounded and harassed by the democrats and the democrat media his entire term in office thus far. In spite of this, he has managed to radically improve the economy, improve the military and increase funding (so our pilots are no longer flying planes so old that they cannot get replacement parts for them for example), cut government spending, cut government regulations, radically lower unemployment, lower taxes, so I just wonder how much he could improve things if he was allowed to have the same leeway, the same treatment, the same automatic approval (instead of automatic rejection) that Obama or Clinton had.