Early appointments and disappointments

I’m going political here because I don’t want to deal with the fall out on Facebook. I’m sickened by the pro-Trump postings from some of my friends and family members and I don’t want to try and talk to them about it because, in spite of the chasm between us on this issue, I still love them. So, I’ll take it here, because most of them don’t read this, and I can take out my fear and frustrations.

Both of my regular travel agents are Trump supporters. I’m not going to do business with them any more. I won’t knowingly do business with anyone who has signed on to this xenophobic, racist, anti-gay, anti-choice, anti pretty much anything I support regime. I have to tolerate my family members – and will suffer in silence as long as they don’t gloat and go all ‘suck it up buttercup’ on me. I didn’t taunt them when Obama was elected and we managed not to talk about Bush (who is looking like Thomas Jefferson in retrospect) so I can avoid talking about The Donald if they can. Same with our Republican friends, but business people, I don’t need to patronize and I won’t.

So, who does this travesty of a president elect decide to surround himself with – a white supremacist advisor, an AG who thinks the KKK is great and the the NAACP and the ACLU are communist conspiracies (and what in the world is Sessions going think of The Donald’s cozy relationship with Putin??) and a national security advisor who is so anti-Muslim even his military brethren think he’s scary. Doesn’t bode well for our country. And, moreover, why is he making these his first appointments? Why not deal with the economic appointments as a first priority,if, as my Trump supporting friends and family all said, that’s his REAL priority and REAL message. Sorry folks, he’s showing you loud and clear what his “Real” agenda is about, and it is all about making American White again, not Great…unless you’re white and male and privileged.

I have nightmares about who he will put on the Supreme Court. And what kind of Neanderthal policies he and a rubber-stamping Republican legislature will be able to put in place before the 2018 mid-terms. Our long national nightmare is beginning…