America’s second Civil War is in full bloom.
The president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, recently went out to dine at the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia with seven family members and was asked to leave because she worked for POTUS.
This incident created fallout on the Red Hen’s Yelp page, where comments were so bad by Trump supporters, the page was shut down. The restaurant also physically shut down for two weeks after the incident and just recently reopened.
The immigration crisis is in dire need of repair; however, all anybody wants to do is point fingers at one another and not work to fix anything.
Politics has become like a playoff football game, where if your team doesn’t win, it seems like Armageddon and the end of the world.
I have friends who, if their team doesn’t win the game, they can’t even go out to a planned dinner, instead they stay home and sulk. Others will curse and wish death and injury on opposing quarterbacks, calling opposing teams every four-letter word in the book.
I have a favorite team and of course I always hope my team wins, however I am an NFL fan and can appreciate a great play even by the opposition.
Why is it in politics that if our president does something great that the opposition can’t appreciate it for the good of the country? Just because he did something you didn’t like in the past doesn’t mean you have to hate on him for everything.
I am one of the few people that voted for both Obama and Trump. Respect the office of the presidency! If you don’t like who is president there is always another election. I have always respected the president even when my candidate was not elected. Politics has turned into a heated, hated football match where people believe there team is playing for a trophy and blood.
My musician friend in Alaska, “Hobo Jim” (James Varsos) said it best in a recent post:
“I have many friends who are master entertainers on both sides of the spectrum. Some of them have chosen to be activists in their music and I respect them highly for that; however, don’t expect that of me. I’m here to entertain everyone of all sides. Those who wish to take a little break from all troubles they face every day. We are one great nation. We need desperately to find common ground. Please don’t post this political stuff on my FB. I want to be the one you can come to and hear music. Those of you that are fighting for your cause, great. I hope you find it worth losing friends, family and those that have held you dear. I don’t want political replies, I just want to sing!”
It’s time America stands united, no matter what side of the aisle you’re on. Otherwise, if we don’t stop this hate, there won’t be a United States much longer.
James “Kimo” Rosen is a resident of Kapaa.