Many of my liberal friends will not like this essay, but I am disappointed with the attitude of so many.
Face it. Whether we like it or not, Donald Trump won the election. Like George Bush in 2000 he lost the popular vote but no matter. According to the laws that govern elections in the United States of America he won.
He won quite handily.
He won despite the fact that everyone predicted he would lose. He won despirte the fact that the mainstream media ganged up on him and transparently wanted Hillary Clinton to win.
From the day of the election to this, many have campaigned to overturn the results. Professors, pundits, ordinary citizens have protested. Some Congresspeople will actually boycott the inauguration.
To me it is just sour grapes!
My background is in athletics as a high school, college and local tournament tennis player. I learned very early: You play as hard as you can. You do everything you can to win, but if you lose you don’t make excuses.
You shake your opponents hand, congratulate him and hope to do better next time.
That is exactly what we should do as Donald Trump becomes the President of the United States.
I actively campaigned against him. The essays I wrote detailing why I thought Mr. Trump was totally unfit to be the leader of the free world attracted many times more readers than any of the other 350 plus entries I have written on this blog.
Despite my best efforts and those of so many others he won.
To compound matters, since he won, he has made appointment after appointment that fill me with trepidation for our country’s future.
But he won, and he has the right—with the advice and consent of the United States Senate–to appoint anyone to whatever position he pleases.
Give the guy a chance!
If we truly want what is best for our country, then we must stop being sore losers and give the president our support and well wishes as he embarks on the world’s most difficult leadership role.
There is nothing to gain by trying to thwart the man before he begins
Let’s give him 100 days and see what he has done!
At that time if I am unhappy with the direction of his leadership, count on me to raise my voice in whatever way I can to protest.
That is the American way, and that is the way I think is best for our country!