While half the country is in hysterics, wailing about how the end of the world is coming, the rest of us are ecstatic- celebrating the day when a complete outsider will lead a sorely divided nation into a renaissance of sorts. Not that I don't have my worries. As an artist, and this is where I diverge from my party, I fear that Trump and the Republican majority will do away with the National Endowment for the Arts. It is a well known fact that the arts are transformative- bring the arts into the inner city, to jails, and see how it effects people in a positive way. I also worry about doing away with Medicare and Social Security. The elderly are in no position to lose those benefits, which they paid into their working lives. This is not a handout, they worked for it. And it's not like they can just go out and get a job. This worries me as I approach that age. As for Obamacare, bring it on. Our healthcare system is in desperate need of change, Obamacare was not the solution. I pray that they come up with a plan that will benefit all, including those of us with pre-existing conditions.
I pray that President Donald Trump can unite this country, after 8 years of Barack Obama sowing the seeds of division. I think it's going to take a very long time to heal those wounds.
I pray that President Donald Trump can make this country strong again, and that he leads with a level head.
I pray that President Donald Trump can help grow the economy and bring back jobs for those in desperate need.
I pray that he allows himself to be guided by those who know better, and more importantly by the Almighty.
I pray that he is kept safe from all the haters out there and that he is able to "Make America Great Again."
God Bless you and your family Donald Trump.
And for your enjoyment, author unknown:
Twas the Night Before Inauguration!
Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,
The Donald reflected on his new found power.
The conservative masses had come out in force,
And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.
The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
They had been promised a Hillary win,
But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.
And though from all corners celebrities flew,
They made no impression, for they hadn’t a clue.
They talked about climate, racism, and such,
And they made up good stories . . . But didn’t know much.
The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
And they can’t understand all the reasons they lost.
They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.
Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed,
And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.
So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,
It was Soros-paid protesters and Black Lives Matter.
With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.
Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
But soon the protesters will feel the pain,
When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.
And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
Upset and offended by things that they’ll hear.
The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.
I originally supported, and voted, for Cruz,
In the end, I would vote for whoever they choose.
He wasn’t my first choice, but soon I would cede,
The one they call Trump is the one that we need.
I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.
He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
And he looked presidential, I have to admit.
His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
His love for this country was on full display,
And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.
He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.
The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
Let’s set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;
“Now Mattis!, now Kelly!’ now Sessions! And Pruitt!
On Perry! On Flynn, You’re the ones who can do it.
Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”;
The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
They knew it would be a fantastic four years.
Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
A fellow that Liberals won’t soon forget.
He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
“Happy Inauguration to all,
AND OBAMA – YOU’RE FIRED!”