Hope Gone On Day One



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Hope Gone On Day One

The world has been watching the United States as it has gone through a very unprecedented presidential election process. It would almost pass as a fictional story in some far-off land, maybe in a different universe.

Hope of a new Washington with lawmakers working together was a hope millions of people were hanging on to. The legislature met for their first day and their actions pretty much obliterated the hope that people had of change taking place.

It appears they are going to continue to act like little kids playing in a sandbox. Name calling, crying, having tantrums and blaming the cat for pooping in the sandbox, when it was really themselves stinking up the place.

The politicians evidently think that the voters don’t pay attention to their actions. I can see no other reason why they still act with no respect for the Democratic process or for the good of the nation and its people.

Hope is all that we have to hang on to in this life. It is starting to look like hope for having a workable government is GONE, out the window blown away with all that hot Potomac air. They absolutely refuse to compromise, that should guarantee the next President will not be a conservative republican or a liberal democrat.



10 thoughts on “Hope Gone On Day One

    • Thanks for the visit. I am an old fart, 76 years old. I thought I understood my feelings and emotions very well. I am at a loss to describe this whole election process. There’s no way we ever know the future or want to know the future but at this point it leaves you with a feeling of empty, awe and amazement at what is taking place. To most of the politicians it’s just a game that they play with each other, only time they contact the public is when seeking votes for reelection. Everything hangs on hope and it always has.


      • Also a 76 y/o American (although my mother was English), I am feeling much the same confusion you are. How many times did we learn that, in a democracy, we are to select our leaders and then follow the will of the majority? And whatever happened to trust — trust in our leaders — trust of our leader in his advisors, and so forth. With Congress trying to eliminate their own ethics review committees, and to eliminate Planned Parenthood (what other non-profits will they eliminate?) and the ACA, it does seem that there is no hope. My hope disappeared the day after the election, and I’m just sitting tight right now to see what will happen next.


      • We have crazy ones at both ends of the spectrum who can’t wait to die in their big end times war of Armageddon. I find it hard to wrap my head around. We will see a lot of trouble in our streets, not even related to terrorism, when the tea party gang starts budget cutting. Pray and hope is what will sustain us. Debt almost has the country on it’s knees. I think personal spending has already slowed, the federal reserve will have to use a different strategy. A hard thing to say, boot strap pulling might be our way out of this mess. Trump plans to drain the swamp, that will turn many GOP old timers off.


      • I think many of Trump’s ideas, including draining the ‘swamp,’ will backfire as soon as he tries to implement them. He doesn’t seem to have figured out that the swamp is full of people he thinks are his supporters!


    • The GOP planned a closed door rule change to a simple vote, on their first day, it got Trumps attention quick, so they backed down. What kills me, NOBODY had a health care plan replacement in mind, just kill Affordable Health Care. Repealing it is what got them all into office. They must think voters are real dumb. We are both 76, but I think we are going to see a lot of history being made this year. Unless Putin plans to vaporize us on inauguration day!


      • I think you’re right about the history we will see this year; unfortunately a lot of it may be pretty awful. At least Trump has given lip service to keeping the good things of ACA, but it would be so much better to have a plan in place than to repeal and delay! As I see it, we have another chance to change Congress in 2 years, and we’ll see what happens iin 4 years. Inauguration Day should be interesting too!


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