Sunday, November 13, 2016

America Takes to the Streets

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Nightly protests are erupting coast-to-coast, and our soon-to-be Blowhard in Chief can't decide how to react to the public outcry against his magnificence.  At first the Big Orange Tweety Bird took to Twitter with this snitty fit of pique:

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election.  Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting.  Very unfair!"
In less than one-hundred-and-forty characters he threw red meat in several directions.   Those weren't real people out there raising hell, they were "professionals," people who had been shipped in from remote, godless places to tear down democracy and interfere with his personal business plan.  There would, in fact, be no protests at all if not for incitement by the media - and it was all very, very, very unfair to god's chosen.  Poor me, poor me, poor me.  The only thing Big Orange failed to include in his snarl-laden tweet was some mention of how physically ugly the protesters were.   That one-hundred-and-forty character limit is so very, very, very unfair, something that must be addressed during the first one hundred days of the Second Coming.

The following day Big Orange let out another stream of gas in the form of a tweet.  Instead of being one of his standard, shoot-from-the-hip, angry outbursts, this tweet was a bit more nuanced - and civil:

"Love the fact that small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country.  We will all come together and be proud."
Beautiful words, lovely thoughts, forgiveness and reconciliation abound, flowering national pride - while dreams of Guantanamo danced in his head.

Tweet to your heart's content, Big Orange.  Pound that keyboard until your fingers bleed and cream soda runs out your ears.  You're an American and you have every right to express yourself.  It's guaranteed in the Constitution - the First Amendment.  And, of course, that same Amendment gives people the right to take to the streets in peaceful protest - like thousands are doing in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland(ia), and Iowa City, Iowa.  You have your say, and the rest of us will have ours.

One million women are reportedly planning on having their say at your inauguration.

It's all there in the Constitution, a document that you are about to swear to "preserve, protect, and defend."  Always remember that old faded parchment protects us all - regardless of our bank accounts, skin color, sexual preferences, religion, handicaps, political leanings, or even our physical appearances.   The President is a chief enforcer of the Constitution, and, as such, he, too, has a moral and an actual mandate to look after the well-being of all Americans - not just the ones who inhabit his particular world view.

Change is coming, and it's not all going to be scripted by Fox News and the National Republican Party.

Rock on, America.  Rock on!

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