This election cycle has been to much for me. I can’t lie. I’ve written over 70 pieces about Donald Trump. I can’t write anymore. I’m just done. Toasted. I’ve written countless articles on this election, and it’s come to head. I can’t do it anymore. I don’t want to. I hate where America is today… I hate it so bad it’s hard to breath. I just can’t do it anymore. I hope you understand.
I understand, do you? America has turned into something very ugly. It’s not President Obama’s fault, nor President W. Bush’s fault. If you build it they will come… and they did. The GOP spent eight years slamming a Black President. Trying to create a democrat Watergate, or discover one. And now we have Donald Trump.
In past presidential campaigns, I have chosen the major candidate whom I support, and viewed those who supported the other major candidate as the opposition. In this campaign, for the first time in my life, I am forced to view those who support the opposing candidate — Donald Trump — as not merely the opposition but in fact the enemy.
I think the alt-right knows well the disinformation game, perfected by Dr. Goebbels, and they are smirking: witness the green-frog meme, a dogwhistle now entering the mainstream. Others, the Paul Ryan’s, know exactly how dangerous Trump is, but either naively think they can control him (where did that happen before?) or are so power craven they go along. Yeah, you, Priebus. Not exactly profiles in courage. The rest are stupid. But altogether they are, in a word, deplorable.
The motivation for Donald Trump to deliberately promote the big lie of birtherism was to draw media attention to himself. Trump wanted to be a provocateur so that cameras would stay pointed at him. Trump did not care that he was hurting the country with the utterly false claim about the legitimacy of the Commander and Chief. Trump only cared about staying in the media spotlight and self-promotion.
I really wish the media had taken a harder stance against Trump since the day he announced his candidacy and said Mexican immigrants were rapists and criminals. I considered his campaign frightening since that day and not funny or entertaining at all. I will say I’m not surprised by his popularity. I watched Fox News during the 2012 Election Night and I was shocked to hear Bill O’Reilly talk about how Obama’s election signaled the end of “traditional America” with the rise of the black and Hispanic vote. He sounded like he was at a funeral. So it’s definitely no surprise that Trump is the result of 8 years with our first black president. Trump as the father of birtherism made it further ok to speak racism out loud in a political setting.
Hillary may well win the election, but Trump has, in many ways, won the campaign. Get ready for four years of nonstop conspiracy, muckraking, and willful ignorance.