I struggle to think of a time when our country was more divided on any issue, than it is today, on Donald Trump (other than the obvious “Civil War era” where we fought each other to the death over our division)
While I freely admit that I have been openly hostile to and an ardent opponent of Donald Trump the candidate, I have put that aside (largely) since he received the nomination, and almost entirely since won the presidency. I am hopeful that he will make solid decisions and do good things. I will give him a shot. This is obviously a bias toward the Republican candidate, without regard to his historically-stated politics. I never gave a similar deference to Barack Obama, because he said he despised everything I love and live for.
I think Donald Trump is a jackass of the highest order, as do many of our fellow inhabitants of the United States. That said, I don’t remember anyone ever having been treated with such virulent and overt disrespect, as an incoming president. The media, the intelligence community, the global community, everyone seems to hate on Donald Trump. I have reasons for my dislike that revolve around my worldview which might be shared by 3% of the global population, so I know that isn’t it. I also dislike him because he acts like a crude, immoral, jackass. Half of the voters pulled the lever for a crude, immoral, jackass in Hillary Clinton, so I know that isn’t it, either.
Is he really that much of a threat to the status quo, that even his own party set out to sabotage his presidency? John McCain admitted to sending the golden showers report to the FBI. The media hates him. Half the people hate him. His supporters think he can do no wrong.
Personality cults aside, is it possible that those who support Trump have seen enough of the slanted, agenda-driven media and politics that they are with the under-dog for the whole ride, come hell or high water?
I really struggle to find any reason that the entire world hates this guy and would fail to extend the basic deference to an incoming president that has been the standard in American politics for our entire existence. Is it a combination of the hate-fueled leftist rhetoric and a generation indoctrinated simpletons? Are we thus, doomed to ever suffer the denigrations of the left toward any candidate who isn’t their choice?
This new “Intelligence Report”, in my estimation is completely, unequivocally false. It has less to do with actual intelligence than it does with smearing a man who people love to hate. It’s a perverted attempt to cast a long shadow on the presidency of Donald Trump before it even begins. Think of how many times you’ve ever seen a man treated like he was already the president, when he hasn’t even been inaugurated yet? Everyone made fun of Barry for having his pseudo-presidential seal, because he wasn’t the president yet, but Trump gets eviscerated day in and day out by the media, the blogosphere, and now the intelligence community.
I am really not proud of what my country has become. That has nothing to do with Donald Trump, and everything to do with the degeneration of our political discourse to a puerile contest of who can be the most inanely frustrating to whomever they don’t happen to like.