I apologize to any that read this that are not from the United States of America. We, in the U.S., have a leader that is very unusual to say the least. I do respect him, did not vote for him, and do not really like him or the things he does, but he IS the President and, as such, I and the rest of us, have to put up with the things he is responsible for today. If any have any concerns, understand that he is not the President forever, like some countries, it will just FEEL like forever. I do NOT normally comment on the blog, any political thoughts, so forgive me for this time………….
He is MY President! 2018-68
Today, I looked at the RAM truck in front of my car at the light and saw on the back window, a sign stating, “Trump is MY President”.
That reminded me that a friend stated, “He IS the President and needs respect” or he might have said “deserves respect”, not sure. I might have argued with him about this, but knowing he was once a commissioned officer in the Army, I gathered this was part of his thinking. President equals Commander in Chief, and I let it go.
But, I looked at the truck in more detail after I read the poster on the window. There were hunting stickers on the bumper which told me he was a hunter, of course. Or at least he was stating he was as such. I looked at the left side of the truck where an American flag was on a sticker and figured he was a patriot of some sorts. I don’t do that, putting my allegiance on my car, but that is not the point. I might add that there was also a Confederate Flag on the on the right side of the truck window. Hmmm.
The statement that the owner figured that Trump was HIS President, made me think. Of the total amount of people that voted, less than 50% voted for this man. The other percentage voted for his opponent and Trump won, based on the electoral college, which is the way it is still done. He won, period, and did so per the regulations that are in effect now. I digress.
The point is, Trump brags about his base. The people that DO applaud him are those that like what he is doing, regardless. These are his base, which account for less than 40%, plus or minus some percentage points. Trump is THEIR President and they are proud of being his base and what he stands for and does. Now that is loyalty.
I cannot argue this thinking. I do not claim to be part of his base, do not like many things he does, and I feel he does NOT have the moral fortitude that a President has to have. In my mind he is not what MY President needs to be to represent me, as the leader of the greatest country in the world today.
I have accumulated over 5 dozen items of interest that show me, and any that want to read them, just what I feel about this man who is the leader of the free world today. They are ALL negative, which is sort of telling. I think that there are some positive things I could mention, but none come to mind.
The unfortunate part of this shows me that there are THOSE out there that are for him and MANY out there that are not for him. But, he is the President; just not mine, and I do NOT respect him at all.
Den Betts, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: thebettsden.com