Thursday, January 12, 2017
I watched Obama's 'farewell' speech. It was nice. It was good. It had great moments, but it wasn't great.
Sorry - it wasn't.
What it was, was a last taste of class, style and dignity from a president. Something that won't be seen for at least four years.
Allegedly, case in point, that 18 hours later with a "press conference" by Dump.
Admittedly, I watched none of the clips. Admittedly, I never ever every plan to watch him. While I will say, I'm kind of dying to see his first State of the Union, it is highly doubtful I will.
I did read about the "press conference", but could only take away bits and pieces. It seems by any news account, it was a shit fest. Hell, when Fox "News" (ok, Shepard Smith) calls out the incoming administration, you might be losing your base.
Granted - that will be short lived. And Dump supporters can lament the "main stream media" all they want, but when freedom of the press is truly shunned, then all you have is propaganda. And let's face it, when it comes to Dump, the so-called liberal media has been doing nothing than letting him get away with that......so they don't have far to fall.
But back to the two.
But the dichotomy of the two being so public in such a short period of time is.....well......unnerving.
I keep thinking of this upcoming presidency as some kind of anomaly - and it is - but one that is there...........forever. History books. A library in the future (as if he's ever been in one!). g-d forbid some kind of monument. Even the U.S. Hall of Presidents down in Disney will now have this dickknob.
I've done pretty well without reading the political news lately. I know that makes me part of the problem. I am burying my head in the sand when I can. Our friends, David & James, have vowed to not talk about politics, though admittedly they said, somehow it always steers back to it.
And it does. While we haven't made the same vow, 710 knows I feel too soul-crushed to discuss intelligently about someone who can't be discussed logically, let alone intelligently.
It's a pickle.
I feel your tears Barack. I fear I'll be shedding many over the next term.
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