Before I get into the Meat & Potatoes of this Editorial, which will probably PISS OFF even more People than I already have in Recent Editorials – I’m going to tell you about a Really Pleasant Day. SHOCKING HUH?
As some of you might realize . . . Writing about all this ANGRY Socio/Political “STUFF” comes with a price, because I can’t keep focusing on what’s WRONG with “everything”, while spending HOURS at the Computer Researching and Writing . . . and then Turn-It-Off to go to my HAPPY PLACE, as if it were like turning off a Water Tap. IT REALLY DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT.
So . . . For me to do what I do, I spend Literally all my time in thought. Even at night when I should be sleeping, I’m thinking and trying to make sense of the World around us, while creating the next Editorial in my Mind while Tossing and Turning.
ANNE, STRYKER, APRIL THE CAT & I . . . will be leaving Texas within a couple of weeks, and before we head North, there’s a SELFISH “PILGRIMAGE” we always make to a Sleepy Little Town called LUCKENBACH, which is in Texas Hill Country, at an Outdoor Honky-Tonk made Famous by Extraordinary Country and Western Talent like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and far Too Many other Western Singing Icons to Name.
So here we were yesterday . . . Anne, Stryker and Myself, under a Blue Texas Sky, 85-Degree Temperature, amongst Several Hundred HAPPY People from all Genre; some who were Real Cowboys, lots of Bikers and Biker Chicks, many Make Believe Cowboys who otherwise most probably worked at IT Jobs, virtually all of whom were holding onto a Brew, while Anne and I sipped down a couple of LONE STAR Beers, Listening And Tapping Our Feet To Some GREAT Live Western Music.
We were having such a Wonderful Time amongst such a Large Diverse Number of People, listening to the music, saying YES-YOU-CAN to all the people who wanted to pet STRYKER and learn more about him, watching People do the Texas-Two-Step to the Music, that I went to a perfect Stranger who was admiring STRYKER, handed him the Leash, asked him to watch STRYKER for a moment, took to the Dance Floor just feet away, AND DID THE TEXAS TWO STEP WITH ANNE.
IN THE GREATER SCHEME OF THINGS . . . what we did yesterday in LUCKENBACH, didn’t amount to a Hill of Beans, but to me, it was a RESPITE, giving me a RETREAT from one Reality to Another, where for a Couple of Hours, especially while Dancing the Texas-Two-Step With Anne, I forgot all about the Sicknesses within our Governments, and the THREATS from the LEFT, and simply Enjoyed Myself in the Texas Sun, surrounded by a SEA OF TEXAS BLUE BONNET SPRING WILD FLOWERS.
Please STOP writing to me that Pelosi And Schumer NOW OWN OBAMACARE, because they ALWAYS Owned Obamacare. And because President Trump Fell Flat On His Ass trying to PROVE that he is the BEST Negotiator who has ever been, it CHANGES NOTHING, other than the Republicans FAILED BIG TIME, or as Trump would say . . . “BIG LEAGUE”, to do what they PROMISED their Voters they would do with a SIMPLE Repeal & Replace if they got Elected.
Well . . . they got Elected, and then they SCREWED IT ALL UP – just because they were acting like Politicians. You know the Old Joke . . . How do you Build a Camel with Three Humps, a Trunk, and an Elongated Neck like a Giraffe? – FORM A COMMITTEE.
AND STOP TELLING ME . . . that this is just ONE BATTLE LOST, and the War is still to be Won, because Our War will be Won with the other side LOSING the Battles. And in Politics, JUST ONE LOST BATTLE is enough to Lose The Entire War.
AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, ASK YOURSELF THIS . . . why did the Democrats LOSE the War in 2016, especially with ALL the Media, Money, and Inside Support they were able to Muster?
As soon as a Politician or Political Party LOSES the CONFIDENCE of the People . . . that’s it, the Game is OVER . . . and the Battles are DONE.
YOU CAN TAKE THIS TO THE BANK . . . Just One MORE Major Blunder or UNKEPT Promise by President Donald J Trump, which the Trump and Freedom Loving-People Haters can take advantage of – AND TRUMP CAN KISS IT ALL GOODBYE.
AND DON’T TELL ME THAT I’M BEING TOO CRITICAL . . . and that I HAVE to give President Trump a CHANCE . . . because I’m NOT the Person we have to WORRY about.
WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE MILLIONS . . . of People who DIDN’T Vote in the last Election, because they didn’t feel they had anyone to vote for. And we have to WORRY about the MILLIONS of People who Held their Collective Nose, and VOTED for Trump, SPECIFICALLY to give Trump a Chance, ONLY because they really didn’t like Crooked Hillary.
And then we all have to WORRY about the MEGA BILLION DOLLAR Media and Lobbyists who will take any Trump Screw-Up and Defeat, and make it look as if Trump just Signed the Death Warrant for the World.
And Think for a Second how all that will play with the Near Brain-Dead Uninformed Voters, who are looking for any EXCUSE to HATE Trump.
IF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP . . . were to LOSE even a Modicum of his Real CONSERVATIVE Support – It Will Be Goodbye, And That’s All She Wrote! And DON’T THINK for a Nano-Second that this Possibility is FAR FROM HAPPENING.
1 – Trump BACKED the Wrong Horse with Ryan and the RINOS.
2 – Trump should NEVER have Castigated the Conservative Freedom Caucus for HONORING their Pledge and Commitment to the People who Voted them into Office.
3 – Trump should have NEVER Threatened Conservative Republicans to Cut Them Loose and turn to Democrats for Support. He might as well have told the Tens of Millions of his Grass Root Supporters who got him Elected, WHERE TO SHOVE-OFF.
4 – Reince Priebus should NEVER have gone on the Sunday Morning News Shows, Especially on the Chris Wallace Show (FOX News), who is an Open Supporter and Contributor of the Democrats . . . to CRAP on Real Conservative Republicans, to PUBLICLY put them on Notice, that if they don’t show their Loyalty to the President, there will be Consequences for them to pay.
LAST I LOOKED . . . The Loyalty of the Politicians is NOT to the President or the Political Party, BUT RATHER, to the US Constitution, their Oath of Allegiance, the People who ELECTED them, their own Good Conscience, and then perhaps to the President, as long as the President is Working in the Best Interests of the Country and the Constitution.
I’M NOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT TWEETING . . . I actually think it’s a good idea. And I’m all for his many Rallies, because he really should be close to the People. But with every passing Tweet and Rally, where it seems that he‘s NOT SAYING WHAT HE MEANS & IS NOT MEANING WHAT HE SAYS . . . This Bothers Me To No End.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov