Fireside Rants: You get over it! You get over it! YOU ALL GET OVER IT!!!

Here we are on Day 4 of the Trump Administration…and we’re all ready to kill each other now more than ever.

The Internet has brought with it great power…but we have failed to use it with great responsibility. I can go onto Twitter right now and say, “Donald Trump is our Savior. Those who do not believe should rot in Hell!!!” Of course, I’m not going to do that…I wouldn’t even say something like that for Barack Obama.

I’m a proud liberal and Democrat, but I always try to take a middle stance, if you will. The Left is by no means perfect, and the Right presents stuff that I support at times. I was proud to work for Secretary Clinton and her campaign in 2016, but there were plenty of mistakes made…and I’m not afraid to be constructively honest about it. (Listen to episode 314 of Soundtrack of the Week.) Bottom line, I try to call out my own because I don’t want an echo chamber.

So I’m watching social media become a total shit show over the past few days…OK, maybe it’s been going on for longer than that. The animosity and hyperbole have certainly ramped up since the end of the 2016 campaign. If I may, allow me to offer a few thoughts on the state of things:

  1. Donald Trump is our fairly-elected president. Unless there is proof that Russians or anyone tampered with voting equipment, it’s hard to really blame the Russians for his win.
  2. Based on his talk during the campaign and what we have seen so far, people have a right to be concerned about their futures under this president.
  3. We are a wonderful nation of diverse people. We have a lot of work to do, and one of the first things we especially need to work on is being better to each other.
  4. We have to deal with each other no matter who our elected officials are. Why be so mad at each other? Let’s talk…not argue…talk.

We watched millions of people gather around the world in solidarity on Saturday…how beautiful is that? Not everyone agreed on every point, but that’s okay…that’s life. And we all want the best for this country…most of us, anyway. We just need to figure out what exactly that means.

If President Trump and Congress offer solutions that will make this country better, then we should support them. And if they offer things that don’t, we should fight them tooth and nail. And we need to keep them honest. I’m glad to see that the press is being tough on Press Secretary Sean Spicer…I hope they keep it up. ALL politicians deserve scrutiny…because they’re working for us.

I love you…all of you. You are important…you matter. So let’s do this!

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