When the Office of the Presidency was respected and honored

The Kennedys

I watched with tears in my eyes the last episode of the CNN miniseries, “The Kennedys” tonight. While all of the Kennedy men had some flaws, they were good men, and they sincerely wanted to help all Americans. The one that got to me the most was Robert F Kennedy being robbed of his life when he was a young father of 11 Children and was on track to possibly become the President of the United States. It is sad to know that he would never have an opportunity to lead this country. I think RFK was a good man, and would have worked for all Americans–Black, White, Latino, Rich, middle class and the poor. The Kennedys realized that their extreme privilege was rare, and many of the them felt a higher duty to give back to their country. Robert F Kennedy probably would have been a great President. But we will never know.

Sadly, the current President, Donald Trump, is mired in degrading  scandals, too many to count now. Sadly, he uses the most powerful platform in the world to have daily unhinged Twitter rants, to bully and harass people who anger him.

His 15 months in the White House have underscored  that instead of being focused on policy making, he is focused on the Reality TV trash the White House has inflicted on Americans. He is vicious, crude, a gutter fighter. He has severely tarnished the Office of the Presidency,  and has turned it into a D rated reality TV drama. Once, Americans had a choice whether they wanted to watch reality TV. Now we have no choice. The Trump administration is the trashiest reality TV there is, with porn star payoffs, Mobster characters, money scandals, and the like.

This is a very challenging and difficult time for most Americans. We expect our President  to be mature, measured in his/her thoughts and actions, and behave like one would expect from the Commander in Chief. Instead we get a man who has daily meltdowns on Twitter. Like a spoiled bratty child.  Cursing, calling people Slime balls, threatening people just like thugs do, to try to intimidate and silence.

I hope with all of my heart that He resigns or is removed from office very soon. We need to go back the values and norms that make us what we are as Americans. We need to take our country back before he is able to continue  causing significant destruction to the heart of who we are.

James Comey, who by the way, has his own deep flaws, but is basically an honest man, was right when he said that Donald Trump is morally unfit to be the President.

 

 

 

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