I really could not fathom that there were enough people who would vote for Donald Trump to give him the keys to the White House, but it happened. I suppose there were some who thought he would better their situations -- although in reality he could care less about them. His promises and guarantees – like cheaper and better healthcare for all as of “Day 1” – were completely hollow. However, after a year of turmoil and chaos – especially in light of Trump’s hilarious claim “I only surround myself with the best people” -- I can only assume that there are three types of people who still support this grifter: the blatant racists, the poorly educated (no other reason why they are still duped by this fraud), and the utterly crazy.
Take a look at this outrageous Twitter post from one in the blatantly bigoted camp:
I have to admit, I am sooo tired of the ones who claim to “Love God” – and yet they support Trump? Talk about shallow if not hollow religious beliefs. No true Christian would support such a despicable person – one who mocks the disabled, who supports white supremacists, who grabs at women, who lies relentlessly, who makes a mockery of religious tenets, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
Another Tweet I found came from one outrageous follower who falls in the “utterly crazy” camp. This one blamed the Parkland school massacre on abortion: She wrote, “we as a nation brought these mass school shootings upon ourselves when we legalized abortion. We made it legal to murder unborn babies so God is saying ‘alright fine, if this is what you want then I’ll release my blanket of protection….”
Good grief! I thought Trump’s tweet politicizing the killings to continue his bogus claims that there was no collusion was sickening, but @brianaxgarcia’s tweets were just off the rails.
If these people just had their senses – as Emmett Lee Dickinson suggested in his now-classic poem “Had they their senses” (below on the left) – then maybe we wouldn’t be in this national nightmare? Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "Had we our senses" (below on the right).
Here’s hoping more Trump voters will come to their senses in the mid-term election and in 2020.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Had they their senses
Then perhaps how well they’d see the Harm
But intimate with Madness
He preys upon them
Had they their eyes within their Heads –
How though that they are Blind –
They cannot look upon his Flaws –
So utterly grotesque –
By Emily Dickinson:
Had we our senses
But perhaps 'tis well they're not at Home
So intimate with Madness
He's liable with them
Had we the eyes without our Head –
How well that we are Blind –
We could not look upon the Earth –
So utterly unmoved –