This isn’t going to be a long one.
The Presidential election is upon us and again we, the American society, have shown how ugly we can be.
John Sununu said Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama was motivated by race.
Donald Trump made his ludicrous offer of a $5,000,000 donation to the charity of President Obama’s choice if he would release his college applications and transcripts. Apparently it is not good enough for Mr. Trump that our President graduated from Columbia University and then magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. However, I am pleased that the Donald has opened his mouth and removed absolutely all doubt that he is a royal asshole. I am not pleased that the first suggested “charity” he came up with was “inner city children in Chicago”. Really Donald, maybe he’d like to give money to the DAR.
And speaking of assholes, Sarah Palin described recent administration actions as “shuck and jive”.
How god-awful ugly can we be. This shames me.
But what does not shame is this picture.
Barack Obama bent over to let a White House staffer’s child touch his hair. The kid wanted to know if the President’s hair felt the same as his own.
In 2008, I believed Americans would not ever elect a black man to be President of the United States. But it turned out that I was wrong. And the day we put Barack Obama in office was one of the proudest days I have ever known as an American. But that day mobilized the Johns and the Donalds and the Sarahs. And now, I am not so proud.