Saturday, January 14, 2017

Two Wrongs No Right

Congressman John Lewis
The Legitimate President Case Lacking
Two Wrongs Don't Make One Right

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.

During and after the election a brooding segment of America that was unhappy with an African-American heading to White House as President of the United States, began to question every aspect of Obama's life and heritage. One of the most active and vocal people in these unseemly activities was now president-elect Donald Trump.

Donald Trump was a vocal mouth piece for what came to be known as the "Birther Movement". A hotbed of conspiracy theorists falsely asserting that President Obama was not a natural-born citizen of the United States and that Obama's birth certificate was a forgery.

Fast Forward To 2017  

In 2016 the nation and world was once again a buzz when America elected Donald Trump as president-elect in an embarrassing defeat to Hillary Clinton and her supporters who as widely and generally expected to have a cake walk to the White House.

However, a presidential victory was not to be had for Clinton.  Once again a brooding segment of America unhappy with Donald Trump as the president-elect set into motion various actions against Trump and the election results in which Clinton failed to achieve a win.

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. 

As was the case with Republicans that spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours investigating the 2012 attacks on US facilities in Benghazi and Clinton's use of private email servers.  The America public is set to once again eat millions of dollars and invest hundreds of hours at tax payer's expense to investigate alleged foreign involvement to help the brooding feel better about the fact that Clinton failed to excite the American people in way the would have resulted a win for her.

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.

Sour Grapes

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.

Furthermore, it will be a while before a Democrat occupies the White House again or Democrats regains power in Congress because the message has yet to resonate with the Democrats that "we the people" are tired of status quo of the last eight years of liberal social agendas creating policy in America against the will of we the people.

Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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