In response to "Trump is not our president" by Melanie Hill. I’m flabbergasted that Ms. Hill has the clairvoyance after only 30 days to predict the legally nominated President Trump, his agenda and what will happen? I spent almost three decades in the U.S. military and worked through numerous Commanders in Chief I cared very little about, Obama being one of them. But, as we learned in history classes during my life it’s respect for the office — no one said you had to like the person.
Quick update on Ms. Hill’s letter snippets; we liberals do not accept Trump as our president; Trump is not a president for everyone, I agree get over it. The White House, with his treasonous actions with Russia and his corrupt cronies, fake news — get over it. This will go down as the most corrupt administration in U.S. history but it’s only 30 days and you’re predicting four years. Very wrong.
I was in the Gulf War (the first one). We lost a lot of good U.S. soldiers. Then after 9/11 we wind up back in the same arena and your Mr. Obama has sold to the same countries in which we’ve spilled blood for this great country.
Now 10 facts without getting into specifics: Obama created but didn’t heal our racial tensions; his stimulus didn’t stimulate and it was financed entirely with debt; financial reform (Dodd-Frank) didn’t reform; Obamacare is a boondoggle 10-20 percent of the 32 million who didn’t have coverage; failure to reform immigration; he withdrew prematurely from Iraq (so eager to reverse G. W. Bush he totally ignored the country as new terrorist threats re-established); he blew the Arab Spring (I’ll let you research that one); he ignored the threat of a resurgent Russian dictatorship; all talk, he didn’t shut down Guantanamo Bay or keep the NSA from spying or rein in the drones; and made America irrelevant.
Most of Obama’s failures result, not from taking a bold stand, but from taking no stand and letting events drift away. The only ideals the far left and far right (Saul Alinsky fans) have offered up is speculation, no more, no less.
Spewing words such as he’s like Hitler, racist and misogynist are hurtful words from U.S. citizens who didn’t like the outcome of our electoral system which was great in your minds until now. Myself and others would rather all you Trump-haters take a pottery or yoga class because you don’t respect the Office of the Presidency or the safety of our wonderful country. In conclusion, if they fail, you have the right to say “I told you so” but if they succeed everyone wins.
Dennis P. Zellner, USN(Ret), PhD