Friday, November 11, 2016

Hard Times for Democrats

November 11th, 2016

My Dear America:

How are you holding up, America.  I, like millions of other Americans, am having a hard time waking up every day to the harsh Nightmare Reality of recognizing that in January of 2017 we are going to have Donald Trump as our President.

For my Friends, My Wife, Daughters and Fellow Democrats we are still in shock. My anger has begun to subside largely due to the decent and democratic behavior on the part of Hillary Clinton, President Obama and yes, Amazingly enough, Donald Trump.  

After the extremely troubling behavior exhibited by Trump over the course of his Primary Campaign and his Race with Hillary Clinton it was astonishing to hear his rather gracious acceptance speech.  It was also encouraging to hear Hillary's gracious concession speech.

Yesterday President Elect Trump met with President Obama and after a long and bitterly divided Election Campaign both Trump and Obama met in the Oval Office and after a long meeting sat together and talked with hardly a hint of bitterness in their remarks.

Will the Kumbaya moment last.

I hope so but I am afraid that once Trump takes over the White House it is going to be the continuation of some very hard times for Democrats of all colors, religions and genders.

God Bless us all, America. 

Sincerely Yours

Jerry Gallagher

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Man in the High Trump Tower

November 5th, 2016

My Dear America:

We are just days away from what may very well be the most important Election in your long and distinguished history.  November 8th of 2016 will certainly be the most important election of my lifetime and I have been a voter in every Presidential Election since 1960.  

I feel that you are on the edge of a cliff, and in fact all Americans are on that cliff with you.  We are trying our best not to fall off the cliff into an unknown and dangerous chasm which may very well kill us all, or at the very least change you and all of us with you into a land that none of us may recognize ever again. 

Certainly there are those people who might feel as though I am overstating the case.  I do not feel as though I am overstating the case, however.

As I see it we are on the verge of an election which will be historic regardless of the two major Democratic and Republican Candidates.  

If Hillary Clinton wins she will be the First Woman to be elected President of the United States.  She will also be the most highly prepared Candidate elected to that office certainly in my lifetime.  If Hillary is elected we are not out of the woods by any means because she will still have a very unstable world to deal with. 

The incredibly Mean Spirited and Reckless Republican Party created the Highly Toxic Election Atmosphere that allowed the Mean Spirited and Reckless Frankenstein Monster called Donald Trump to character assassinate all of their other mean spirited and reckless candidates on his way to victory in the Republican Presidential Primary.  

Now as we approach the Edge of Darkness like the Walking Dead it seems as though the Republican Party and many Republican Candidates are choosing to swallow their pride and any sense of decency that they might have previously maintained and rush back to support the deeply flawed candidate that they had initially rejected.

Republicans have some nerve bitching about Hillary Clinton, especially those like John McCain, who worked with her in the Senate and had very positive things to say about her then until she had the audacity to run for President a second time.  Many of those Republicans who at least seemed to have great affection for Hillary when she was the First Lady and later on when she was a Senator and Secretary of State now act as though Hillary is a creature who is somewhere between Lady Macbeth and the Dragon Lady. 


Any Republican who claims to stand for Family Values or in fact any values at all should not be supporting Donald Trump.  Certainly his Cons are many and his Pros are few but there he is, "The Donald" , standing out there every day lying constantly about everything, proposing that the Media are his enemy, even though the media made him what he is due to the free publicity he got as he continued to talk and act inappropriately and outrageously over the course of first the Republican Primary and later on the Final Presidential Election Showdown.

When Phillip K. Dick wrote "The Man in the High Castle" many years ago I doubt that he realized that his fictional picture of You, America, as a Dictatorship would ever or could ever come true.  

The same is true of Sinclair Lewis, who wrote "It Can't  Happen Here" as a highly cautionary tale. 

What Donald Trump has shown us, however, is that It Can Happen Here and, in fact,  It has already happened here.  Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump
there is no denying the fact that this Megalomaniac Sociopath has proved and is living proof, in fact, that you can fool some of the people all of the time.

As the Presidential Candidates in the Election of 2016 race each other to the finish line we can only hope that Hillary Clinton's Campaign can help drive her potential voters to the polls and that when the Election Numbers are tabulated that in the end Democracy Trumps Dictatorship.

Good Luck, America.  

Whatever Happens We Love You.

Sincerely Yours

Jerry Gallagher