I try to stay away from politics on this blog but today I must rant a bit.
During the election returns of our recent presidential race it became more and more obvious that Donald Trump would win this election. In an effort to hear all voices I switched between Fox News (my news source of choice), MSNBC, CNN and ABC. It was on CNN that I heard Van Jones (a liberal) conceding that Trump would win and lamenting over it.
Van Jones begin with, “what am I supposed to tell my children in the morning”? Then he continued, “I tell my children not to be bullies” (apparently Trump is a bully). “I tell my children not to be a bigot”, as though he believes that Donald Trump is a bigot. He continues with “Immigrants are terrified”. “This election was a rebellion against the elite”, he says. And then he dropped the big bomb and said, “these election results are a white lash against a black president”. Excuse me?
So let me take it line by line.
Mr. Jones what am I supposed to tell my grandchildren when a liberal like Hillary Clinton say that a baby in the womb of it’s mother does not have any constitutional rights? What am I supposed to say to them when it dawns on them how horrific partial birth abortion is? I tell my children and grandchildren that life is precious and that murder is wrong.
What am I supposed to tell my grandchildren about a presidential candidate who really should be in jail having the opportunity to be president of the United States when others lives have been destroyed over so much less.
Jones implies in his remarks that Donald Trump is a bigot. Honestly Mr. Jones I don’t see it. Other than talking about Islam and the terror threat (which is real), I’ve heard nothing from Trump that would convict him of being a bigot. On the other hand Mr. Jones you just might be a bigot.
Van Jones says that immigrants are terrified. Why? Why would a person who is a native of another country be afraid in a country that has welcomed them with open arm’s. Oh, unless they bypassed the law to be here. Unless they ignored the process, came to the United States illegally and live here in spite of American laws.
Van Jones says that the election was a rebellion against the elite. Yes, finally Van got one right. Yes we are tired of politicians who believe they are untouchable, and that they are somehow better than us.
Then the bombshell, Van Jones says that the election results are “a white lash against a black president”. What is a lash? It’s a blow with a whip or a rope. So what Jones is saying is that the white voters are whipping president Obama like we’re back in 1840, he, president Obama is the slave and the white folks are the masta’s. Excuse me Mr. Jones but was Barak Obama not elected to the Whitehouse twice? I am offended and infuriated that you would even suggest that I voted for Trump because our current president is black. I see through your words Mr. Jones. Before Trump even takes office you and others want to paint the picture that Donald Trump is in office because those who voted for him are racist. You want to do it to mobilize the black community based on a lie for future elections. You Mr. Jones are a racist.
Finally. I must confess that while I did vote for him, I’m not giddy today that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States but I am ecstatic that the corrupt Clintons will not be in the Whitehouse again.
I have spent the last eight years praying for president Obama. I will continue to pray for this nation and our future. However, my hope is not in Donald Trump or any legislator. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ and righteousness