Back to the Future Bitter Clingers?

If you are among those branded as bitter clingers by Barack Obama as he ran for his first term, you probably still remember the quote:

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”.  Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton is a prize pupil of the current President; in fact, she may have well served as a role model for him in his early campaign days as he worked to find his footing as a politician.  I have not heard Hillary utter these exact words, but I do believe she shares the opinion represented by these remarks.  She is, after all, a very staunch liberal politician virtually all of whom see the world through a distorted prism.  They apparently simply cannot understand a person who might value their constitutional right to keep and bear arms AND to worship God in their churches of choice regularly.  We are somehow similar in their minds to those poor wretches in the old circus side shows they made fun of in their earlier years.

We are at a very important juncture in our country’s history.  With this vote for President, we will determine the future of the United States of America.  Another eight years of the same old, same old will have taken us so far in what I believe is the wrong direction as to find it nearly, or fully, impossible to correct.

It is difficult for me to believe that a majority of the people in our country prefer the world as seen by this current crop of liberal politicians.  It is also possible that a majority of people simply do not give much thought to politics being too busy with life to worry about anything other than a better job, or a new vehicle or a new suit or dress.  Maybe I am simply an anachronism, having grown to the point of being too old-fashioned in my belief system.

I am very concerned for my children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren for they will be the ones who reap the results over their lifetimes.  It is with their images in my mind’s eye that I’ll cast my ballot very soon.  It is with their images in my mind’s eye that I’ll pray for the result I believe is necessary to keep our country free and strong and not having to fear any other country on the globe.  I will be prayerful and hopeful that we will be that beacon of freedom that others envy in this world.

We have created quite a mess of our country.  Of course, what would one expect of a bunch of “bitter clingers” clutching their Bibles and their guns?  We who were not the beneficiaries of Ivy League educations; we who weren’t in the early liberal movements that celebrated the Lenins of the world, who simply went about creating a life with those we loved and our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and who loved our Bibles and our God.

There is, and has been, a movement that is dedicated to eliminating the things we believe are important.  That movement has spawned the likes of Barack Obama and his Chicago-land friends who wrote early treatises on the subject of governmental overthrow.  It is those who have deemed us “bitter clingers”.  It is those who, following the pathways they thoughtfully created and espoused, are changing this country exactly as they forewarned us they would.  Yet we “bitter clingers” are at fault in their way of thinking.  Apparently, we are at fault for making their idea of what this country ought to be more difficult for them to fully realize.

There has been much conjecture concerning Donald Trump becoming our President and of what he would do while in that office.  He would not destroy the very fabric of this country. He would not be working his plan to forever change our country as have been others.  Mr. Trump has some rough edges, but those rough edges are nothing compared to the devious plans the other side has for our country.  Donald Trump is true to his word in that he wants to “make America great again”. That phrase sends us the message that he, Donald Trump, has recognized what this country is headed toward if changes are not made.

Donald Trump is not the smooth-talking elitist we have become accustomed to in our current White House.  Donald Trump has, thankfully, some rough edges about him that help us to understand that he is simply a human being who is flawed as we are all flawed.  We know virtually everything there is to know about Donald Trump; there is nothing hidden from view as is the case with Hillary Clinton.

And probably the best news is this: Donald Trump does not see himself as the ‘second coming’.  He knows who and what he is and he has made every effort to tell us who and what he is so that we’ll know what we’re getting if he wins.  He is not wearing the protective veil that Hillary Clinton has to wear.  Donald Trump has not tried to erase his server of incriminating evidence.  Donald Trump has not tried to become someone whom he isn’t simply to attract votes.

If anything, the warts that Donald Trump carries along with him ought to make us want more than ever to have him as our next President.  He isn’t perfect and neither are we.  We know that Hillary Clinton is far from perfect but she can’t bring herself to admit that to us or to herself.

And that is the really scary thing about Hillary Clinton. If she is herself, she knows she will lose because we are discerning enough to know the difference between good and not-so-good (and that last phrase is too kind to her by at least half).

All us ‘bitter clingers’ better get to the polls and we’d better vote for the person we know rather than the person who is camouflaged in order to make us think she is great.

We ‘bitter clingers’ are not stupid, are we?  Well, we were once but maybe we’ve learned a hard lesson these past nearly eight years.


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