Lots of people have complained that those against Trump shouldn't complain until he has actually done something as President.
I have to wonder if they have been paying attention, when you look at his cabinet picks, his very apparent personal short-comings. I don't think I have actually seen anything in support of his behaviour or most of his cabinet picks, though I am sure someone has tried somewhere.
It is strange and amazing how liberals are being smeared with being divisive when they resist and push back back against division/bullying/prejudice/hate. I saw memes about Meryl Streep's speech, and people actually tearing her and/or her speech down, or they focus on some related aspect ("liberal hollywood") without actually addressing the substance. Because they can't. Unless they are big wrestling/mix-martial arts fan, and granted, I will concede I didn't agree with one part of her speech, and that was it
Kellyanne Conway's exclamation in reaction to that speech and Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter, that we should look into his heart and not at what comes out of his mouth, is disturbing. She is basically saying you can't trust what Trump says to be what he really means. And we have to assume and trust what he really means is good (because certainly she wouldn't imply he has a bad heart). It also implies that people shouldn't trust their own ears and brains and process/analyze what Trump says, nor should we trust other people's summation, because we should just trust blindly in our 'great leader'. Her exclamation is just another helping of a shovel-full of dirt on top of casket of facts and objectivity. He should be the communicator in chief so people don't have to guess or make assumptions.
As much as I loved Meryl Streep's speech, and maybe it did something to move some people, I consider stories like that in the news to be a distraction to me. I don't watch awards shows, it came up on Facebook. When I am actually looking for American political news the amount of filtering/skipping I have to do to ignore relatively trivial stories is YUGE. I think it has been that way a while, but the difference is I don't feel I have the luxury of time for trivial stories anymore due to the amount of deeply concerning stories.
Just reading about some of the changes on the whitehouse.gov website has got me disquieted, and very much appear to confirm previous concerns:
Edited by sierraleone, 20 January 2017 - 08:02 PM.