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Friday, November 11, 2016


November 9, 2016

Trump beat Hillary. We got the news this morning. I felt so sad and angry that Hillary lost. I was more distressed by how sad she must have felt losing the chance to be the first woman to be President of the United States. She is so experienced and competent. It is hard to see how she could lose to Trump.

I expect our lives won’t change much with the new president. I fear for the poor, those without health insurance, students in debt, immigrants and those with limited wages.

The disappointment I feel is like when Bush won his second term. How could so many people vote for such an incompetent president who sent us into war in Iraq and killed so many people in the Middle East? But they did re-elect him.

I feel rather numb and listless right now. Perhaps that will change as the days go by.

Last night I went to bed early and then slept until 3:00 AM. I looked on my iPhone to see that Hillary had lost. With some certainty at least I was able to fall back to sleep.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

White middle class men and women in the south and mid-west voted against Clinton. Donald Trump is The President of the United States for at lest four years. I do not respect him as a man, just as I disrespected George W. Bush. My plan is to pay as little as possible to him but focus on what he and the congress do during these years. I liked President Obama so I was interested in him and his family as well as his doings in the White house.

The media is full of opinion about what might happen during Trump’s reign. I do not waste my time reading opinion. I will focus on news and events to form my own opinion.

The only fair thing is to keep an open mind and give Trump time to work out his agenda. There are plenty of checks and balances as well as laws to control any to wild ideas. As a Christian I do see him as a human being, flawed like the rest of us. However, I plan to be in opposition to the Republican administration that threatens the care for the sick, homeless and those in need of justice at home and around the world.