How many times have you heard that since the results of the election have been finalized? How many times have you heard that since the Electoral College worked the way it was designed, and it was announced that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States?
Not recognizing when people are following their country’s traditions” “… they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion …” – Barack Obama(THHO, April 2008
On his own abilities: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.” – Barack Obama(THHO, November 2008 (narcissism became a hallmark of this administration)
Calling Social Security an Entitlement, instead of what it is – a program we are forced to pay into, with a promise of being cared for when we retire: “What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at the end of the road and are not in a position to kick it any further. We have to signal seriousness in this by making sure some of the hard decisions are made under my watch, not someone else’s.” – Barack Obama(THHO, January 15, 2009 (if we are forced to pay into it in order to receive a stipen from it later, then it’s not an entitlement, we earned it)
On Republican opposition to stimulus package: “I won.” – Barack Obama(THHO, January 23, 2009 (So, when someone else wins, are you going to peacefully wish them well while leading by example, or are you going to foment civil unrest while leading by example?)
Making a promise: “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctor, you like your plan – you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” – Barack Obama(THHO, July 16, 2009
Resulting in many voters having a “Huh?” look on their face during eight years of his presidency, Obama(THHO repeatedly said one thing and did another. Blaming his administration’s stumbles, gaffs, and short falls on the previous administrations actions, he has proven over and over again that he is unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions.
In many high-profile cases, the administration openly flaunted the intent of the laws they were sworn to uphold, and claimed they had, technically, held to the letter of the same laws. Of course, when this results in straw-man purchases of weapons that are then handed over to Mexican drug cartels, and subsequently used in gun battles which result in the death of one of our own Border Guards, nothing is done, since the administration foxes are investigating the administration hen house. Over and over, actions which would land a citizen in jail (openly releasing classifies information, “losing” six billion dollars in budget money with no idea where it went, etc) resulted in Democrat politicians not being punished. This is a sure way to alienate a good number of people, regardless of their political bent, since “decent human beings” are not prone to habitually breaking the law – and getting away with it.
The choices were narrowed down, on the left, to a woman who claimed “It’s my turn!” and a man who claimed “College should be free” – with neither statement grounded in reality. We don’t “take turns” being president, no one “earns it – and if something is given to you free of charge, then someone else had to pay for it, including that college education. Teachers don’t work for free, buildings cannot be maintained for free, books cannot be produced for free. Everything costs money, somewhere along the line.
Tying your legacy to the whims of a group: “There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters. And after we have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community, I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election.” – Barack Obama(THHO, September 2016 speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
Disparaging those who don’t think the same way you do: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” – Hillary Clinton, September 9, 2016
The Second Amendment: “I support the second amendment, but …” – Hillary Clinton, anytime she is asked about the Second Amendment. Anytime you qualify an “agreeing” statement with “but” then you do not fully agree with the statement.
So, to those who wonder “How did we get here?” – I say, look in the mirror. If you supported the party that boos parliamentary procedure, that openly supported the killing of babies in the womb, that continually tries to cover up the fact that they are raiding the Social Security accounts to spend money on other programs – YOU are how “We” got here.
If you cannot understand why a non-establishment, business-owner-former-democrat-running-as-a-republican got elected, since “everyone you know” agreed with either socialism or communism (Hillary or Bernie, respectively), then you are how we got here.
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