Thursday, November 17, 2016

Notice Something Wrong In This Picture?

Vice President-elect Mike Pence with Republican lawmakers pose for a selfie. An all-White selfie. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) (in the red), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and top members celebrate winning this divisive election.

The definition of irony. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take a selfie. Along with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Republicans do a "victory lap".

Notice the faces of most of Republican representatives. Except for the missing Black lawmakers Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the Republican Party is practically an all White affair.

Cue the irony: Status Quo.

She has been in elected office since 2005. She has been a part of the status quo for over 10 years.

Name one thing that McMorris Rodgers ever done to shake up the status quo?

She is a part of the rank-and-file members who will take the low road to win. And she and many of her Republican colleagues are rewarded for their inept leadership. And in the 115th Congress, it will not get any better.

Ryan, the Wisconsin lawmaker will likely control the gavel again when January 3rd comes around.

Pence and the controversial billionaire/racist/sexist/reality star Donald J. Trump will take office on January 20th.

This is an example of why minorities are considered worthless. Republicans bemoan about the Black vote strictly going to the Democrats. Now that their candidate won the election, the push for restrictions to curb early voting is off the table for now. The Republicans will still impose voter ID laws and restrictions to voting places in urban areas.

According to the Republicans, as long as they are in control, they'll be the "grown folks" in the room.

Unfortunately, demeaning President Barack Obama and his policies were their only accomplishment in Washington.

When Trump takes office, his first 100 days will be considered a honeymoon. The Democrats are lost in the woods. They will now have to find a way to bring back the voters who didn't support Hillary Clinton's failed presidential bid. They will have to speak to the White working class who still believe that Obama's policies "failed" them.

The Democratic Party might become the "Party of No". The Democrats will probably get more time on GOP Sundays now they're in the minority. They will be demeaning Trump and Pence. And the cycle of partisan rancor will continue.

I wish Donald J. Trump the best of luck. But he will not be my president and I will disrespect him they way he did to Barack Obama.


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