The insanity that we have witnessed from the day that Trump won the election is like nothing we have ever seen before. It almost feels as we are watching a dictator take over with a cabinet of rich white men who have made all their decisions based on how to line their pockets. Keep in mind that these cabinet members are not cutting ties with their businesses. What exactly is that going to look like? We will have a President who just espouses anything that comes off the top of his head without any reality to back it up and zero care of what the outcome of that is.
The last 8 years has been zero drama. We certainly have to look back at those 8 years to understand why we are where we are today. The Republicans fought Obama at every turn in the past 8 years. I am not so sure they would have been such obstructionists if Obama was a white man. Because of this the Republicans have been reckless and we can point directly to Obamacare which they are hell bent on repealing regardless of the millions of people who have benefited from it. Why don’t they say it was not a perfect law and we are going to try and improve it with passing certain laws instead of just scrapping it all together? It makes me wonder how much they really don’t care about the people that they represent but their own egos. Trump also told every single diplomat across the world to leave on inauguration day leaving nobody in any of those countries. History has shown it can take up to 2 years to fill everyone of those jobs. Why so much hate against the Obama administration?
One thing that is worth noting (and I read about this behavior as well in Hillbilly Elegy) is the blame game. Democrats have run with the words that we can do things together. You rarely hear blame being cast from the Democrats. Perhaps it isn’t part of the parties history. Trump’s entire campaign and his continual campaign that he seems to be running as the next leader is about blame. It is easy to point blame particularly for the majority of people who have felt that they are not better off over the last 8 years. Blame doesn’t let us be realistic about where we are as a nation. Blame was Hitler’s mantra. It works.
Blame never wins. It doesn’t allow us to look into ourselves to think about how we got here. This next administration appears to want to play the blame game to push us back into a world we no longer live in, aka Roe V Wade, gay marriage, legalization of cannabis, equality for all. I fear white conservative people because if you look back in history they always end up on the wrong side as we always end up moving forward. If the last few weeks gives us an idea of what a Trump presidency is going to look like we are in for a very scary roller-coaster ride.