History Repeats Itself
The nation and world was a buzz in 2008 when America elected Barack Obama as its first African-American president to joy of many, but not all.
Fast Forward To 2017
Unable To Face Reality
Weeks after the American people chose Donald Trump in the normal course of elections in the United States defeating Hillary Clinton, many are still unable to come to grips with Clinton's defeat. So this wounded, hurt, dejected, and still unbelieving brooding segment of America disappointed at Clinton's loss and unhappy with the election of Donald Trump. Essentially began to engaged in tactics similar to what President Obama experienced in his initial election as the first African-American president.
The Blame Game
Conspiracy theorists abound from this brooding segment of American unhappy that Hillary Clinton loss the election. The blame game encompasses a range of people and reasons why Clinton lost the election in attempts to console broken hearts placing blaming ranging from the FBI Director to alleged interference by Russia in Clinton's loss to Trump.
Congress Without A Compass
The once highly respected U.S. Congress has lost its luster over the years with their collective inability to put aside partisan politics and work to improve America for all the people. It appears the once respected body that once epitomized the bastion of eloquent decorum has been reduced to locker room banter coming from our elected officials. Take for example Obama's 2009 State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress when Rep. Joe Wilson interrupted the president shouting“You lie!”
Congressman John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis a well respected African-American who has seen his shares of battles in the civil rights area recently stated that he doesn't believe Donald Trump is a legitimate President in a recent interview on NBC News "Meet The Press With Chuck Todd."
According to published reports Congressman Lewis said..."I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis said when asked if he would "forge a relationship" with the president-elect.
Congressmen Lewis further indicated that he would not attend Donald Trumps inauguration stating ..."I don't plan to attend the inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I've been in Congress," Lewis said.
The comments of Congressman John Lewis a civil rights icon are not only a bit odd given his storied history in the civil rights movement, but also an display of lack of statesmanship from a elder political leader. It's hard to understand why Congressman Lewis would rather let Ben Carson or Omarosa Manigault have Trump's ear then a hero like Congressman Lewis from the civil rights era.
These sour grapes, bemoaning and brooding folks have also generally affected African-Americans in Hollywood like Jennifer Holiday who just recently backed out a scheduled performance at the Trump Inauguration succumbing to the pressures of Hollywood and liberal social groups in protests against president-elect Trump.
Reason For Clinton's Loss
The reason for Clinton's loss was not Benghazi, private email servers or Bill Clinton albeit contributing factors. Clinton loss because America grew tied of the cram down politics, policies and talk down speeches over the last eight years that forgot about "we the people" in favor of the Hollywood elite, liberal media, and special interests social groups that influenced the White House.
Dr. Ronald E. Hodges