Obstructionist Republicans, This is Your Doing. Go Ahead and Own It… Mein Trump.

Ok, what are we going to do? Are we going to sit by tacitly and let Donald Trump threaten to “punch the lights out” on foreign politicians? Or worse, challenge them to a nuclear duel? Could it be that Trump trumps climate change as our most pressing problem to surviving on this planet?

What we have going on in American politics can be summarized as such:

When Bill Clinton was in office, he was dogged by a real estate deal called “White Water” and then his infidelities–which unfortunately are the norm in positions of high power because from what I can tell, as soon as a man reaches a position of power or influence, his pant’s zipper no longer works. It seems like kindergarten when you look at the Bush family.

Prescott Bush,  was a Hitler ally. He sympathized with the socio/psychopath and gave him a ton of money to achieve his vision. And we all know what that was.

Or, how about this… Neil Bush, George Bush’s brother, apart from the unfortunate Jeb. He bankrupted the Silverado Bank. Here’s a little perspective:

“There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today.  Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).”

By his own admission, the guy who put our boots on the ground in the middle east was a C student at Yale. And he used the most awful day of my life, 9/11 to his advantage. Oh, yeah, “Mission Accomplished.” Not.

Okay, now Harvard Honors graduate Barack Obama is sworn in. The first black president ever. He keeps us from falling over the cliff into a genuine Depression by bailing out the banks and the auto industry. He reduces unemployment, he sits right now with a 55 billion budget surplus and the lowest unemployment numbers in decades. What’s the press’s response? Let’s throw shade at him because he’s a BLACK man in the WHITE house. Disgusting. Obama had done more for this country than any president since Roosevelt.

The REPUBLICAN congress goes out of its way at every single opportunity to defy, block, and deny the wishes of the American people. For the last 7 years, Obama has had to fight at every corner. Kind of like Clinton with White Water and the unfortunate intern who did not deserve the outpouring of hate and disapproval she received. Again, it was a politician’s pants that were unzipped. And then a team of “cleaners” who tried to keep the unzippered man out of the press. 

Now, this smug, old white man Republican congress has decided to deny our Commander in Chief his Constitutional right to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice. Why? Because they cannot stand the thought of a BLACK man in the WHITE house influencing a nation… the same one he prevented from falling off a financial cliff.

I believe we are looking at another Clinton  in office, and that’s what I now hope for, although she was not my first choice. I can guarantee her presidency will be dogged by the REPUBLICANS on Bengazi and her emails. And she can expect another obstructionist Congress. My question is this: when will Congress start addressing the needs of the American people, white, black, everybody, instead of serving their own individual agendas and stuffed bank accounts? 

WAKE UP REPUBLICAN PARTY! If you had served all of your fellow Americans, we would not be faced with this bombastic and embarrassing candidate. What are you going to do about it? I call upon every Republican who disavows the Oompa-Loompa who is now REPRESENTING YOUR PARTY to simply vote for Hillary. I don’t like her, either, but she’s less likely to threaten to punch out the lights of the English Prime Minister should s/he happen to disagree. 

Whenever I feel like it’s hopeless, I turn to Berkeley Breathed’s newly revived comic strip Bloom County for inspiration. It’s only available on Facebook. This is his take on yesterday’s super Tuesday vote (and please note, I am using this without permission and with mad love):

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Author: Virginia Wagner Galfo

These are scary times. Prepare yourself to take a stand for what is right. God damn it, just be kind!

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