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Sunday, December 18, 2016

The audacity of her hope

Her happy face

hope: (noun) 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. "I voted for Obama in the hope that he would be a great president."2. (archaic) a feeling of trust(verb) 1. want something to happen or be the case "I'm hoping Obama doesn't make things worse for us in the world."synonyms: expect,  anticipate, look for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want; "I'm hoping Obama doesn't let the door hit him in the butt as he leaves the White House." 

Hope is a weak concept when married to change. It's like a wife whose husband is cheating on her and she hopes he'll stop and mend his ways. All of her hope is not going to intervene, and intervention of some sort, is the only remedy.

Hope is like a prayer to a magic rock. What you're hoping for will either happen by luck, or by someone taking an active role in getting what you're hoping for--and hopefully (pardon the pun) it will be you taking action.

How dare Michelle Obama say to the American public, "When they go low, we'll go high," and then, on Oprah Winfrey, attack the President-elect before he even steps foot into the White House to start his work as President. 

"Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like," Obama said.

And Oprah, being a good liberal soldier, does not challenge her on the fact that Michelle Obama just went low when Trump went high after meeting with her husband. 

Perhaps the liberal elite believe their party is comprised of stupid people, but that isn't true--liberals will eventually 'catch on' if they can break through the mainstream media's messaging and omissions.

Michelle Obama speaks about hope as if it was some kind of holy entity. 

Hope is a feeling, not an accomplishment. If hope doesn't lead to action, it serves no purpose.

When Barack Obama won the White House he did it on the hope of a nation that there would be positive change: a better economy, jobs, peace, national security.

We got change but we were short-changed on what we hoped for--the change we got was to become a weaker country that others no longer could trust. 

We got the Islamic State. Obama calls them "ISIL" because he doesn't want to remind us of the 'red line' in Syria he drew that was laughed at--calling them ISIS is too hard for him to admit.

Of course, hope is not a bad thing, but it should be an image in our minds of goals that need to be sought after.

I hope Donald Trump will be a good president and live up to his promises, at least as many of them as is reasonable.

I hope Obama will go away after his term and leave the nation alone, but I don't hold much hope of that.