In eleven days, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, thus ending the eight year tenure of Barack Hussein Obama. It has become apparent that all thoughts and efforts, as of the November election, have turned to preserving the legacy of the outgoing 44th President. Secondarily, it has become apparent that the Democratic party is also trying to preserve some kind of legacy.
What exactly is Barack Obama’s legacy going to be?
Obama Care? (The Affordable Care Act that was not so affordable?)
Quadrupling the national debt to a staggering $20 trillion, plus or minus a few hundred billion?
Overseeing the military response to Benghazi?
The picture of American sailors on their knees after being captured by the Iranian navy?
The picture of him kissing the ring of the King of Saudi Arabia?
“If I had a son, he would be just like Trayvon Martin.”
Placing the most people in US history on welfare and food stamps?
Overseeing 19 million people leaving the US work force?
Help me out here! I am trying to come up with something positive for POTUS 44 to hang his hat on, and I am coming up short. He will be the first black President, but that is obvious and now I may be branded a racist for pointing out the obvious. He may very well be the first Muslim President. This has never been confirmed by the liberal-biased main stream media. Of course, any media outlet that would have the cajoles to speculate about his religious preference would immediately be branded as ‘Islamophobic.’ Ah, but there is something that can be attributed to POTUS 44. Political correctness! We have now been inundated with people being black, gay, lesbian, illegal alien, transgender and a host of other things as not only being equal to the citizenry of the United States, but being special! If you do not buy into that program, you are automatically branded as a racist, xenophobe, Islamophobic or any other of a myriad of phobias with negative connotations. So, I, Grandpa T, hereby declare POTUS 44 as the President of Political Correctness. Ta da! I knew I could come up with something positive.
But, with all the baloney aside, have you noticed the efforts on the part of Obama and the Democratic Party to save Obamacare? Let me provide a little history for edification. In 2009, immediately after being inaugurated, and with control of both the House of Representative and the Senate, the Affordable Care Act was rammed down the throats of the country. It was not so much of an issue of being passed, but how it was passed. It was passed without anyone knowing what was in it as it was almost 2000 pages long. It was passed without any input by the Republican party, regardless if they had ideas that would have improved the bill or not. It was passed by the Democratic Party without anyone reading the bill. Do you remember those infamous words of March 9, 2010 by the vaunted Nancy Pelosi? “We will have to pass this bill to find out what is in it.” Say what? This is how government works? Even at the time, I was shocked that so stupid a statement by Nancy Pelosi and so stupid an action by our Democratic controlled government took place. Instead of ‘shoot first, and ask questions later,’ our Federal legislature decided to ‘enact first and work out details later.’ At the time of enactment, the Democratic Party basked in the glory of having taken total credit for the Affordable Care Act without interference or input from the opposing party.
Now comes the election of 2016 and with it comes the the victor, the future Non-Political Correctness POTUS 45, Donald J. Trump. Donald, being a successful businessman by all measures, knows the Affordable Care Act is too costly for the users and it is just not working. The promises made, such as lowering health care costs and being able to keep you present physician, turned out to be false.
So now we get to the legacy of what the current Democratic Party will have for now and in the future. That legacy will include being whiners, criers, divisive, counter-productive, poor losers and not being able to grasp reality.
Beginning with the Affordable Care Act, the Democrats are saying (even before Trump is inaugurated) that the Republicans do not have a plan. In reality, there are about 15 different plans floating around, and hopefully, there will be constructive discussion about what is the best and most affordable plan for America, utilizing the best from each plan including some parts of the original Affordable Care Act. Of course, the Democrats do not want to replace the Affordable Care Act because they dubbed it Obamacare. And, by totally repealing it as the Republicans have promised, would tarnish the largest part of the outgoing POTUS’s legacy. I do not see the Republican controlled legislature replacing Obamacare without discussion and input from both sides….something the Democrats did not do in 2009. But I would also like to point out that if the Democrats would have taken the time and effort to improve, read, and cooperate concerning the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, it would not have to be repealed today. You screwed up…all to buy votes.
As poor losers, the Democratic party is going all out to purvey that Donald Trump’s presidency as not being legitimate. They cannot believe, or get over the fact that their candidate is not being crowned ‘Queen Hillary the First’ in eleven days. Never mind that she never campaigned in the formerly blue states because of over-confidence in winning them. Never mind that her opponent made three times more speeches and campaign stops than she did. Never mind that her campaign palaver was based on poor versus rich, common people versus large, evil corporations or that the common American could not survive without the interference and support of a bloated federal government.
But Hillary, here is where you lost the election. 95% of my and Grandma P’s friends and acquaintances are either college graduates or military veterans, or both. 90% of them supported Donald Trump. And you, Hillary, from the view of your ivory tower, determined that you were omnipotent and were justified in calling us and our friends, deplorable and irredeemable, because we supported Trump. All of this from a woman whose husband was a draft dodger. All of this from a woman that allowed four Americans to be murdered in Benghazi. Who is deplorable now?
The Trump presidency will be considered illegitimate because Hillary won the popular vote. Hillary did win the popular vote. (Thank God for the electoral college!) But if you subtract the votes from one state, California, Trump wins 49 states and Hillary will be the ‘Queen of California!’ We need to take a closer look at California. California has a Hispanic population of 14,990,000. It has a Caucasian population of 14,920,000, 5,736,098 Asians, 2,552,858 blacks, and 648,172 American Indians. This gives California a total population of 39,487,345. But here is where it gets interesting. 34% of the United States population receiving welfare, live in California even though California accounts for only 12% of the total US population! To simplify, there are 23,113,200 welfare recipients living in California…over half its population! So, if you subtract the votes received from both candidates that were cast in California, Trump wins! Now I am going to speculate and put myself out on the ‘xenophobic’ limb; how many illegal aliens do you suppose voted in California? If the United States required voter ID’s to vote, such as the picture ID’s with thumb print and hologram as required in Mexico to vote, how do you think the vote total would change? Hmmm. (California needs to re-think the idea of ‘sanctuary cities.’ Without federal aid, it would be bankrupt in seconds!)
I forgot. The Russians are responsible for skewing the election to Donald Trump. Even though the US intelligence community has said numerous times that the Russkies did not directly affect the vote total, that is not what the Democrats want to purvey. Never mind that John Podesta’s email account password was, well, ‘password’. Those darn Russkies released all kinds of unsavory things that skewered the election. Unsavory Clinton foundation illegal foreign contributions? Paid demonstrators to disrupt Trump rallies? What were those Russkies thinking?
Did you know that there are efforts in five states to keep Trump off the ballot in 2016? Yup. Maryland, California (no surprise there!), Maine, Massachusetts and New York are all trying to take his name off the ballot if he does not release his tax statements. I never knew one’s tax statements were a condition of running for office. Talk about sore losers!
Of course, in true whiner, crier, divisive and counter-production form, the Democrats are already toting that they will fight against any supreme court justice nominee, and play devil’s advocate and fight most cabinet nominee appointments. None of this was done by the Republican party in 2009 after Obama was inaugurated, but the Democrats, with their addled thinking, are justifying why they will do it now.
So what has the Democratic party become? Do you remember any riots, protests, movie star bad-mouthing, politicians swearing non-cooperation when the incoming Obama was elected in 2008? No? That’s because there weren’t any! Bad behavior, lack of respect, the use by celebrities to use their station in life to exacerbate lack of respect, the promise of non-cooperation by politicians now in the political minority are only traits of today’s Democratic party. That is what the ‘ivory tower’ attitude, justified in their own minds, Democratic party has become. With all of the Democratic machinations that have taken place since the election, Hillary really needs to reevaluate who the ‘deplorable and irredeemable’ really are. It’s you. And this will be the Barack Obama and Democratic party legacy.