POTUS-Elect: chances are . . .

It’s been a week since our last post here. Why? Because, after waiting for signs that the POTUS-elect is more mature and more responsible than we’d seen on the campaign trail, the sense of shock has not abated. It increases daily with tweets that read like they come from a junior high school student or a psych ward.

On the heels of tweets stating the reason he didn’t win the popular vote was that 3,000,000 people voted illegally, Tom Toles of the Washington Post hit the nail on the head when he generously put it this way:

“But nevertheless, that’s [President-elect] what he is, and because he is still willing to make such baseless and damaging assertions about the actual electoral apparatus of our democracy, by blaming the voters themselves, it’s pretty clear that he is simply an irresponsible person, in the worst possible place for such a person to be.” – “Trump Just proved he’s a pathological liar. Which is worse: The  lying or the pathology?”

Chances are Toles is right. I’m sorry to post this. But we owe it to readers something of which the POTUS-elect repeatedly confirms he is incapable: straight-talk, honesty, sanity, and adult responsibility.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, November 28, 2016.
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About Gordon C. Stewart

I've always liked quiet. And, like most people, I've experienced the world's madness. "Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness" (Wipf and Stock Publishers, Jan. 2017) distills 47 years of experiencing stillness and madness as a campus minister and Presbyterian pastor (IL, WI, NY, OH, and MN), poverty criminal law firm executive director, and social commentator. Our dog Barclay reminds me to calm down and be much more still than I would be without him.

6 thoughts on “POTUS-Elect: chances are . . .

  1. Our system voted for change – a little uncomfortable, but let’s give it a chance. Why play silly media game of selective narrative, just to look good. Not everyone who prioritizes safety and the economy over climate change and political correctness belongs in the “basket of deploreables”!


    • Tim, I’m no fan of Hillary and her comment about the basket of deplorables was demeaning and snobbish. She was the wrong candidate. That being said, the POTUS-elect has given a plethora of reasons for concerned. IMHO, Tom Toles, George Will and others – including yours truly – are not playing silly media games or indulging in “political correctness.” There’s a huge difference between what many Trump voters supported and what’s happening post-election. His campaign was way over the line, calling for his opponent to be locked up, painting her as the Wall Street insider, the liar, and promising to make America great again” for the working class. What he’s doing now is putting the country back in hands of the likes of Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street officials who brought us the financial crisis of 2008. His cabinet appointments to date assemble the largest number of billionaires of any previous administration. And then there are the issues of conflict of interest – not defined legally but ethically and morally. These are not selective narratives. They’re facts. And in my opinion, they’re alarming. Regarding climate change – time will show that this is the single greatest challenge before us. So, for the sake of what I hold dear, I’ll keep writing in the suspect hope it speaks at least some measure of truth worth considering. See you soon.


  2. I do not like what is happening, but sure do like that you are not varnishing the miserable truth of this matter., Still sickeningly scary!!!!!!! So many wrong things led up to this state of affairs and what scares me more is no one seems to be holding him accountable.


    • It will be interesting to see who steps up between now and the Inauguration, but more interesting after January 20. You know Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will hold him accountable, though without power. The key will be which Republican senators and representatives have the courage of their convictions.

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