Alright, professional politicians…President Obama, Hillary and the ilk…have said more or less the following…
“We owe [him] an open mind.” – Hillary Clinton
“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election.” – President Obama
Please stop telling people that they owe bigotry and incompetence an open-mind. This is not about “sides” this is not about “liberal vs. conservative” or “republican vs. democrat.”
I am neither a republican nor a Democrat. I do not campaign for democrats, I don’t donate money, I don’t phone bank or pledge my allegiance to them. Nor do I do so for Republicans. Me personally, I think the bipartisan system sometimes can hold progress back more than advance it…but that’s another discussion.
Additionally, I do not identify as “liberal” or “conservative” and ideologically, they are more similar than people realize. Frankly, I don’t give a crap about labels.
This isn’t about labels or democrat vs. republican or liberal vs. conservative, this is about human decency.
Please stop telling people to accept an elect for the highest office who openly exhibits bigotry and threatens press freedom, free speech and freedom of religion.
Please stop telling people to accept an elect who repeatedly displays his incompetence and ignorance of the Constitution.
What do people owe an open-mind to…a ban on Muslims…a wall…beating up protesters…white supremacy?
It’s very understandable that people are angry. How can you tell a veteran, who was a former prisoner of war, to give an open-mind to a person, who has open disdain for their sacrifice, yet is tasked with commanding the entire military? How can you tell a Muslim to give an open-mind to people with their religion being banned, just on the basis of their religion?
How can you tell a person of color to give an open-mind, when the elect for the highest office has said of them “they’re rapists…” “they’d be carried out on a stretcher back in the old days,” and “they’re thugs?” How can you say to give an open-mind to someone who has boasted about sexually-assaulting women and has had multiple women, including a minor, accuse him of such sexual assault? How can you tell people to keep an open mind to a man who currently has a fraud case for a phony University pending against him?
There’s nothing to give an open-mind to.
I am not saying people should be violent, but they have a right to protest and it’s very understandable that they would be upset because this isn’t about “sides” this is about human decency.
Also let’s not forget, when Obama became President, not everyone just quietly accepted it…the Tea Party and Birtherism came about as a protest to the candidacy of Obama…and Obama never even came close to saying or advocating some of the repugnant things that this person who has been elected has.
Don’t forget that this person who has been elected repeatedly said that he would not concede to a loss and instigated claims that the election was rigged…I guess magically it’s not rigged anymore because he got his way…
So don’t tell people to have an open-mind to a person who exhibits ideas and advocates policies that are not only ignorant and detrimental, but are unconstitutional as well.