Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
On a related note, yesterday I was at the funeral for my wife's grandfather, who served in WWII and as such had the military funeral, 21 gun salute, etc. After the folding of the flag they gave it to the family with a thank you "on behalf of the President of the United States", and the fact of who that currently represents made me angry, it took me out of what otherwise should have been a pretty special moment. Not because of that person's political stances(although they certainly don't help), but simply because of how shameful it is that this particular human being gets that title. The Leitch column would apply to all previous presidents before now, if you stayed home because of Clinton's scandal or Bush's war or Obama's whatever they found so offensive about him, you probably need to suck it up. But we've crossed the rubicon in the years since that Leitch column.
Yes, TT. Did your wife's grand dad serve so that one day Donald [expletive] Trump could give winks and nods to neo-Nazi's and white supremacists from the White House?
The President is not a king. Isn't that why we had this whole revolution in the first place? Ours is a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The President works for us. Our democracy has been built through toil and sacrifice over centuries. As Americans we should be personally offended that such a vile, rude, crass, careless, pompous, lying, racist, pussy-grabbing fat [expletive] calls himself the President of the United State of America.
We should be disgusted to have this man in the White House. That Will Leitch blurb is idiotic. What a bunch of kiss the ring blind fealty fake patriotic nonsense.