It's been two months and eleven days since Donald J. Trump won the upset Presidential Election over Hillary Clinton. I've emphasized the word "upset", because it appears describe many Liberal Democrats who have still not come to terms with the results.
Since the early morning hours of November 9th, 2016, the once dignified Party, (who had warned Republicans that they would need to accept the results of the election and respect the peaceful transition of power---from one President to the other), has been anything other than dignified.
From the immediate demonstrations in major cities, (some that turned violent with the destruction of private and public property), to the recounts, and then "the Russians stole the election", the Democrat Party has done nothing to ensure this peaceful transition. Included in their dissension, the Democrats seem to be intent on obstructing Trump's choices for his cabinet, (albeit a futile bravado thanks to Harry Reid's nuclear explosion).
The day after Mrs. Clinton's loss, she appeared before the cameras and expressed her disappointment in the results, congratulated her opponent, and reminded the people how our American Democracy works, ie, this "peaceful transition". A few days later, Mr. Obama reminded the people once again of this process, but to their obstinate arrogance and condescension, the two would never publicly appear again, (or express in writing), to insist the people unite in the single cause of this Democratic transition.
In other words, both Clinton and Obama have purposely sat back and allowed this already divisive nation split further apart. Complicit in their ideology, (which was rejected at the polls), and by their silence, giving a green light to their disgruntled Party, both Hillary and Barack have shamefully and deliberately participated in the destruction of the process.
Last week, former President George H.W. Bush sent a letter to President-Elect Trump apologizing for not being able to attend the inauguration:
“Dear Donald, Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th. My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas."
“But we will be with you and the country in spirit. I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country. If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
Bush 41 had been hospitalized before he sent the letter, (dated the 10th), and his dear wife Barbara was later admitted to the same hospital as a precautionary measure with fatigue and coughing.
Even with the "no love lost" between the Bush family and Mr. Trump, the elder Bush's class letter to Trump epitomizes the respect and admiration for the office, and the peaceful transition of power that has transpired 44 previous times over our nation's history. Former President Jimmy Carter, President G.W. Bush and his wife, Laura, along with President Obama and Michelle will be in attendance to witness the peaceful transfer of power---"a hallmark of American democracy, and swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President Pence".
Sadly, with over 60 Congressional Democrats, most of the Hollywood elites, and others, class doesn't play into the Democrat's interpretation of a peaceful transition of power. Since President Obama took office in 2009, with over 900 Republican state legislature seats, 31 Governorships, a majority control in the House and Senate, and tomorrow taking possession of the White House, the Democrats still don't get it. Their, [the Democrat's], "choice" to not observe this national tradition only legitimizes and codifies their decent into obscurity.
Historically speaking, this unprecedented and deliberate abstention should serve notice to all Americans that one Party's weakness is another Party's strength and resolve. And, losing with dignity is no longer in the vocabulary of the left.
I'd like to think somewhere in the heavens, Mr. Reagan is smiling down on all of us.