Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Politically Weary

I think it's safe to surmise that most average Americans are tired of our ceaseless national political drama. I, for one, am weary unto death of it.

Has routine, day-to-day American life changed all that drastically since Election Day 2016? No, of course not. But according to innumerable commentators, broadcasters, journalists, and media figures, we as a nation are teetering on the brink of Armageddon. And it's all because of President Trump, who is alternately unfit for office, mentally unstable, or evil incarnate.

Good grief. I'm no huge fan of the man, but let's not get crazy. He hasn't killed anyone. If one views his record objectively, it's obvious that President Trump has achieved some real progress against our many problems, as noted in this Deroy Murdock article outlining the president's numerous accomplishments to date. Among them are the fact that the stock market is up and unemployment is down--but you'll never hear that from the evening newscasters.

The president is unconventional, unmanageable, blunt, sometimes childish and petty, often offensive and abrasive, and occasionally quite amusing. It's not business as usual in the White House this term, and it won't be for quite some time. "You may say I'm a dreamer," but I wish more people could see the glass half full. Since they can't--or, more accurately, they absolutely refuse to--I'll continue to skip the political drama romping across our flat screens in a continuous do-loop. The Trump naysayers have got me worn down to the marrow.