I’ve been thinking about the confirmation process, executive orders, tweets, the fake media, et al. Mostly, though, I’ve been thinking about obstructionist attitudes. While I don’t remember burning down cities or colleges, I do remember the outrage of the TEA Party movement after 2008.
I was a full fledged member of said outraged group until it was hijacked, first by evangelicals and then skinheads. When it was about “Taxed Enough Already”, I was in. I was the most sign-waving, highway overpass USA flag-waving, protester-parading, horn-honking, tea – bagging SOB in California.
When you get down to brass tacks, minus the anarchy, this obstructionism too is the USA. This too is a part of the grand experiment. To be able to stand in the path of what we object to, even if it is our government, is the essence of our freedom. To deny that right is to deny what so many have died to preserve.
I objected with great gusto to almost all of Obama’s agenda. I did so with the knowledge of my right to do so. Though I will continue to wish that those who break the law are caught and duly punished, I can expect no less obstructionist behavior from Trump detractors than what I myself engaged in.
So, obstruct away. Very American. Bigly! Yugely! #bichinisgood
Speak softly about each other, loudly about the realm.
Words are what we use
when we need to choose
What least we wish to lose
Barring that, to bruise.