Barack Obama is fairly out and Donald Trump is fairly in
The title of this post is a paraphrase of what George Washington reportedly said to John Adams after he was sworn in as the second President. He then said “see which one of us will be happier.” When he said that last part he was inferring that he would be happier out of power than John Adams would be in power, somehow I do not think that is going to be the case this time around.
Of course the alt-left will say that Donald Trump is not fairly in and days before he even took office Maxine Waters called for his impeachment and I do not see this letting up any time soon. (Of course the alt-left is ignoring the fact that Hillary Clinton was not fairly in as the Democratic nominee in the first place.)
I have hopes for both men: I did not vote for Donald Trump but I hope he succeeds and is a good President who delivers on many of his promises, it is unrealistic to believe he will accomplish it all–especially if he tries to make spending cuts. Republican talk a good game during the elections but they rarely deliver, if at all.
I also hope that now that he is sworn in he will start acting more Presidential, especially with the Tweets. It is time for him to stop caring what Saturday Night Live does to him in their skits. He has much bigger issues to deal with and it astounds me he seems to care so much about this. It is time to stop being so thin-skinned.
My hope for Barack Obama? I hope that he is a big enough person to follow the lead of George Bush and other former Presidents by slipping into the background. I do not think that is going to be the case however, and I think that is evidenced by his unwillingness to say anything before today which would calm the protests which seem to be growing more violent by the day. He had a chance to calm all the “illegitimate” claims but if anything he added fuel to the fire.
Consider this an open thread…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium