Friday, January 20, 2017
Any body else feel like I do today?
I woke up this morning with this feeling of impending doom. The last time I felt even this close was when we had trouble selling our house in Pennsylvania and were struggling paying two mortgages and facing financial ruin. The feeling I have this morning is even worse. I fear for our country.
Do I really have to explain what is the source of my feeling of impending doom? For those of you still wondering, it is the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
What have we done? Correction, what have THEY (those people who voted for Trump) done? Don't they realize that they voted for a person who is grossly unsuited to lead the most powerful country on the earth?
Last night I was listening to Trump speak at one of the pre inaugural events, hoping he would finally begin to act presidential. Didn't happen. Believe it or not he was still bragging about wining the election instead of speaking about bringing our country together.
My immediate fear with the new Trump administration is that the Republicans in Congress will steamroll their long desired wishes to begin dismantling the social safety net of Social Security and Medicare.
My second fear, and this folks just scares me to death, is that Trump's finger is on the nuclear button. I haven't been this afraid since I was eight years old and told to crawl under my school desk of the Russians dropped the atom bomb.
I'm not afraid to admit that I am afraid. God help us.