I am fed up with the Republican politics of the presidential campaign!  In particular, Donald Trump, his outrageous remarks and his minions!  I am fed up with the media’s attention to the worst of America and the fear mongering the MSM delivers on a daily basis!  I am fed up with the CINOs (Christian in name only) who want to ban not only the refugees, but all Muslims entering the U.S.!  I am fed up with political talk shows harping on the same topic!  I am fed up with fear mongering politicians!  I am fed up with those who believe these politicians!

It is hard to believe there are actually citizens of this country who believe everything they see and hear on TV.  It astounds me that even 20% of people are so gullible they agree with everything Trump says. Trump is the perfect example of “An Americans right to act the fool”!  You can “fool some of the people all the time”…but…the other 80% of the country isn’t “buying it”!

Trump has endangered the safety of America with his lies about Muslims… exactly what ISIS wants!  Trump blaming the innocent for actions of evil people in the country of their origin is exactly what ISIS wants!  Trump has damaged our reputation as well. Many people living in Europe and other parts of the world believe he speaks for all Americans.

It isn’t just Trump that is acting like a fool. When Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz say our country should only admit “Christians”, they are no better than Trump!  I’m not going to quote all the Republican presidential candidates because they are basically saying the same thing….”Be afraid….let me protect you”!

Most Republican members of Congress are no better than Trump! They yell that President Obama is not doing enough to fight the terrorists.  Yet, the Banking Committee refuses to vote on Obama’s nominee for Treasury under Secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, Adam Szubin.  His job is to track terrorists financing and stopping that financing.  Szubin, who worked for the G.W. Bush administration is bi-partisan and is now serving in the Treasury. Even though the Chairman of this committee, Richard Shelby (R-Ala), has said Szubin “is eminently qualified”  they will not vote on him now!  They are going home for Christmas!  Szubin’s nomination has been before the Banking Committee since April!  In addition….this is a thirty year low in confirming presidential nominees!

It is mind boggling when Republicans allow suspected terrorists on the “no fly” list to purchase guns in the U.S.!  Republicans have no problem with racists that kill people with guns!  Republicans have no problem with faux Christians “in the name of their religion” to kill people with guns!  There is not a leader among the Republicans! They have no courage, morality or conscience.  They are arrogant, greedy and self- serving and they have sold their souls to the NRA!

The MSM is no better.  They fear monger 24/7 to keep the fearful in perpetual “attack mode”!  The MSM does not do 24/7 coverage on “domestic terror attacks” in our country, such as the one at Planned Parenthood.  They don’t even call those type of attacks “terrorist attacks” when that is exactly what they are!  Elections aren’t the only elite and corporate funded projects.  The MSM is funded by the same corporations.  Since COMCAST bought NBC to acquire the majority share, they have worked diligently to replace the liberal viewpoint on MSNBC as well as other stations.  It is difficult to find the news on one that isn’t now a Republican leaning program. The liberal political talk shows have dwindled to a few and even some of these keep rehashing the latest outrageous remark Trump has made.  Everyone knows FOX is definitely an extreme right wing conservative network, owned by an extreme right wing conservative.  However, MSNBC is more “subtle” about showing their true colors!

The Republicans have the U.S. Supreme Court in their pockets as well.  This Supreme Court has made more rulings taking away individual freedoms fought so hard for than any court in the history of this country!  They have decimated the voter laws, they have allowed the elite and corporations to decide who wins our elections (national and statewide), etc. They now have a case before them concerning education of minorities.  I wonder what their ruling on that will be.

Between Trump and the rest of the Republicans, our democracy is truly being threatened.   I am more afraid of what they are doing to our country than I am of any terrorist attack.  If they were to succeed in the 2016 elections, there would no longer be an “America” to attack!  Thankfully, there is almost another year to get the vote out and get rid of these “unpatriotic, hatred spewing excuses for human beings”!

Thank You President Obama.

Thank you for what you have done for the American people since being elected President.  I will never be able to fully comprehend what you have endured from the Republicans since you announced your candidacy the first time.

It is well known that on the night of your first inauguration as President, Republicans had a meeting organized by Frank Luntz, Republican “foil”.  The attendees included House Republicans Eric Cantor, (VA), Kevin McCarthy (CA), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (TX), Jeb Hensarling (TX), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.), Dan Lungren (CA).   Also Republican Senators, Jim DeMint (SC), Jon Kyl (AZ), Tom Coburn (OK), John Ensign (NV) and Bob Corker (TN).  The fact Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) and Rep. John Boehner (OH), did not attend was because they did not like Luntz.  However they went along with everything “plotted” in this meeting.  Also attending was Newt Gingrich who had resigned from office on Jan.3, l999, because of “ethic violations” but remained another “foil” for the Republicans!  Every one of them “plotted” how to stop your legislative agenda and go after the choices you made for your administration.  Then, Eight days later, Minority Whip Cantor held House Republicans to a unanimous No against your economic stimulus plan. This was only the beginning of their ‘traitorous actions”!  In October, 2010, Mitch McConnell said “his party’s primary goal in the next Congress was to make Obama a one-term president.”!  Thankfully, five of these men (?) are no longer in Congress.  However, “the traitorous beat goes on”!  You have endured this for the past seven years and continue to endure it even to this day!  Thank you, President Obama, for remaining strong and becoming one of the best presidents this country has ever had in spite of their “slings and arrows”.  None of them deserve the title they have/had in Congress.

You have accomplished many good things for the American people, much of it for the lower and middle class of America.  These are just a few things I would like to remind you of.

.  With Democrat support, you signed the American Recovery and          Reinvestment Act to stop The “G.W. Bush Great Recession”.              The Recession was costing the economy 800,000 jobs a month.

. By the end of your first year, the Recovery Act had created and sustained 2.1 Million jobs and stimulated the economy by 3.5%.  You also saved jobs that would have been lost.

. You created more jobs in two years alone than Bush did in eight years.

. Saved the auto industry.

. Helped families save their homes.

. Helped small businesses.

. Under your leadership the stock market reached record highs.

. With Democrats you passed the Dodd-Frank bill on Wall Street reform.

. Signed bills for Civil Rights and Anti-discrimination.

. Made major improvements in Foreign Relations around the world.

. Restored FEMA to manage natural disasters successfully.

. Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

. Captured the terrorist who committed the Benghazi attack.

. Had a $4.6 Billion expansion of the Veterans Administration.

. Made rational reforms in education including increased funding for student financial aid.

. Signed Affordable Care Act which expanded health insurance coverage to 30 Million people and increased number of children covered by health insurance.

. Adopted strong net neutrality rules to keep the Internet open and equal for everyone.

. Extended tax credits to families for college-educated expenses, saving those families up to $10,000.

. Increased protection for those who are unemployed and are seeking a permanent job.

. The bottom 95% of taxpayers are paying lower federal income taxes than at any time in the last 50 years, including under Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43.

. 2014 marked the first time since 1984 that unemployment dropped in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

. Changed overtime rules to make it far more difficult for employers to avoid paying overtime to workers.

. Cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health Insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee Classification of Independent contractor.

. Extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years.

. Extended unemployment benefits more than a few times.

. Increased the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for the poor.

. Reversed the Bush era stand that climate change was a “hoax”.

. Dependence on foreign oil has dropped to its lowest rate since 1985.

. Strengthened the Endangered Species Act.

. Got BP to pay 20 Billion for Oil Spill Trust Fund.

. Our country had a 418% increase in solar power capacity between 2010 and 2014 and led the world in use of wind power to generate electricity.

. Ended the Iraq war.

. Negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India.

. Negotiated an agreement with Iran on ending their nuclear weapons program.

. Nominated two women to the U.S. Supreme Court.  One is first Hispanic Justice.

. Signed Executive Order pledging support for efforts to end global problems of Violence against women and girls.

. Recovered virtually all of the bailout money in the American Recovery and Investment Act.

Of course, we all know there are many more bills you have signed to help the American people.  I just wanted to “put some in writing” to “remind American citizens of how much you have done for us.” The American people are behind you, no matter how much the Republicans try to undermine your presidency.  In the end, good will prevail!

I wish you and your family a very “Merry Christmas” and a better New Year.


An American Citizen







I understand everyone is not a Christian celebrating ‘Christmas”.  However, there are many others who celebrate this time of year as the “Holiday Season”.  This is usually a time of peace and joy for whatever reason.  Peace and Joy have been “pushed aside” by politics, hateful people, fear mongering and, a media that pushes all of that!

In politics, the Republican presidential candidate’s objectives are not to help the people of America.  Their objectives are to lie their way into winning and to create a “nationalism of hysteria and fear” to assure the fearful they will protect them!  These politicians “diatribe” is purely for political purposes and not one of them has peace or joy in their heart!

The United Nations Refugee Agency said there are 59.5 million refugees who have been   forcibly displaced from their homes, including 4 million Syrians.  Our ancestors were “refugees” who moved to America to have a better life.  Even so, there are some living in America today who are so “fearful” of terrorists they close their hearts to the suffering of others.  This attitude toward millions of homeless refugees is certainly not a heart or soul full of peace and joy!

Planned Parenthood patients are being killed and terrorized.  These clinics provide needed health care to women who cannot afford having a mammogram or other health services.  Christians who condemn these clinics should know that many Christian women have abortions at these same clinics!  In a survey by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, overall, 78 percent of women said they had a religious affiliation. The remaining 22 percent said they had no religious affiliation.  13 percent said they were evangelical or “born-again”.  Any true Christian with the the peace and joy they preach of Jesus would not be involved in these attacks!!  Nor, would they be involved in lies about these clinics.

Racists are killing African Americans because they think they can get away with it!  These killers are evil and have a hatred of anyone different from them.  There is no peace or joy in these killer’s hearts.

Muslims are being wrongly accused of being terrorists because they come from some of the same countries as ISIS terrorists.  ISIS are extremists who wrongly commit their terror in the name of the Muslim religion.  They are evil! The true Muslim religion practices the same peace and joy as the Christian religion.

In all forms of media, some continue to “fear monger” the news on a daily basis.  They keep telling us “Be afraid…Be very afraid”!  They keep repeating all recent terror attacks as well as those long past to “put fear in the hearts of men” and… women!  There is no peace or joy in their news!  This same media does not mention that the FBI has identified domestic terrorism from white, right-wing Christians as the greatest domestic terrorism threat to the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark.  The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of right.” Plato