Too little too late, and too much damage already done.
Sorry. I will not be waiting on the platform at the station with open arms.
I read a thread on Twitter about embracing people disavowing trump. I cannot bring myself to do that unless a person has also done a 180 and is now:
- Pro choice & birth control
- Against pharmacists, medical professionals, and civil servants using their “consciences” to discriminate against the people they’re employed to serve
- Anti racism
- Anti religious bigotry
- Pro separation of church and state
- Anti voter suppression
- No long in denial about climate change
- No longer an anti-vaxxer
- Pro healthcare for all
- Pro social safety nets
- Pro Social Security and Medicaid
- Pro civil rights for the LGBT community
People have to change. Just saying “well Donald trump conned us” is not enough, because every single person who voted for him and has now decided he’s a piece of crap for whatever reason heard the “man” say “Grab ’em by the pussy” and they still went into the voting booth and marked his name on their ballot.
They heard his remarks about people from Mexico.
They heard his remarks about blood coming from Megyn Kelly’s “whatever.”
They frankly enjoyed his rallies where he encouraged violence against protestors.
They saw his treatment of a Gold Star family.
They heard him say “my African-American.”
They saw him attempt to physically menace Hillary Clinton during debates.
They saw his disrespectful behavior during debates.
They chanted LOCK HER UP, LOCK HER UP.
Now they feel that they were conned? How, exactly? Because he really is the total piece of slug-like sentient garbage that he presented himself to be? Because there’s no damn wall? Because he didn’t bring back coal jobs? Because the #1 item sold at Walmart stores in West Virginia is Ramen Noodles? Because they realized that getting rid of Obamacare meant getting rid of their Obamacare too, not just Obamacare for people they don’t approve of?
This sounds to me like someone in prison getting religion and asking for parole because they’ve turned their life around.
I’m going to use a Christian Southern expression because it suits this subject perfectly: Unless the people deboarding the trump train have all had a come to Jesus moment and renounced being deplorable, I don’t want them anywhere near me, and I am NOT going to forgive and forget because so much damage has already been done, so many people have already been hurt, and some have died.
You can’t undo that by disavowing a politician.