January 2nd, 2017
My Dear America:
It has taken me awhile to get revved up enough to return to this Blog and try to post again.
It is a new year and normally when it is a New Year I get excited about the positive prospects of what might be coming in the New Year.
That is not the case this New Year.
I had hoped that I would be excited at this point in time about the coming Hillary Clinton Administration, which I expected would generally continue the incredible progress made throughout the 8 years of the Obama Administration, despite the constant obstruction by Republican Legislators.
It seemed like a slam dunk to me, America. Hillary Clinton was such an overqualified Candidate for President and Donald Trump was such an unqualified Candidate that it seemed to me as though there was hardly any way that Donald Trump had a ghost of a chance to pull off a win on November 8th.
I was wrong, though.
Although I saw Hillary Clinton through the lens of her incredible experience and commitment to the American people, there were enough Americans out there in the Heartland who did not see the Hillary Clinton that I saw.
Many of the same voters who supported Barack Obama in his two successful Presidential Campaigns apparently drank the Kool Aid provided by Donald Trump in his quest to Character Assassinate his way to the Presidency.
Hillary Clinton had plans to fix what might still be wrong with America.
Donald Trump, on the other hand had tapped into the mean spirit of America with his "Make America Great Again" hats and often repeated slogans at his disturbingly Hitlerian rallies.
"Lock Her Up" shouted Donald Trump and his supporters.
Lock her up for What? For having a personal E Mail Account. Oh My God the Russians could have tapped into her E Mails, Trump shouted to his followers.
That was terrible Trump convinced his followers.
Now Trump has nothing but praise for Putin and dismisses the overwhelming evidence presented by every American Intelligence Agency that Vladimir Putin was behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Campaign during the past year's Presidential Campaign. The largely boring information gained from those leaks released through Wikkileaks was presented by Trump as evidence that Clinton was a "Disaster"
Nothing released in Wikkileaks pointed to anything other than some backroom shennanigans on the part of the DNC staff and the Clinton Campaign Staff.
Nothing released by Wikkileaks shows that Hillary Clinton did anything wrong yet Donald Trump with a long and disturbing history throughout his life of questionable if not criminal activity is now in line to become President of the United States later this month.
Something is truly wrong in America.
First of All, when it comes to lessons that should be learned by this past year's Presidential Campaign it seems to me that after the Al Gore and Hillary Clinton Debacles that it is time to get rid of the Electoral College once and for all.
I would like to say to Hillary Clinton that I am proud of you.
I was thrilled when you announced that you were running for President and although I voted for Barack in the Pennsylvania Primary in 2008 and voted for Bernie Sanders this past year in the PA Primary, in the 2016 General Election I was not only proud to vote for you but also proud to call voters on your behalf in the weeks before the election.
Even though you did not win the Electoral College Vote you won the votes of more than a couple of million voters more than Trump.
You had a Convention that Democrats could be proud of. You won every debate with Donald Trump and throughout your campaign you conducted yourself with dignity and respect, unlike your Republican opponent.
You, Hillary are a Class Act. You always have been, even under the most difficult of circumstances and although I am sure you are frustrated and angry that America has now been stuck with Donald Trump, please don't think it is your fault.
You did the best you could have done, Hillary, to show that you were more qualified than Donald Trump. You certainly were more qualified than Donald Trump.
You were certainly right about the deplorables supporting Donald Trump. Unfortunately on November 8th the deplorables were out in force and had convinced enough Americans to vote against their interests once again, something that the Republicans seem to be very good at.
As you and Bill walk in the Long Island Woods and spend time with your daughter and your grandchildren I hope that you can forgive the American People for their foolish fascination with the Carnival Barker and Snake Oil Salesman who will shortly become our President.
We love You Hillary and We wish you and your family and all of our families a very Happy New Year.