No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along
Unrepentant opportunism belies a staggering lack of character and caring that can’t simply be vanquished from memory. You did real harm to this country and many of its citizens, and I will never — never — forget that.
As I read the transcript and then listened to the audio, the slime factor was overwhelming....I will say proudly and happily that I was not present at this meeting. The very idea of sitting across the table from a demagogue who preyed on racial, ethnic and religious hostilities and treating him with decorum and social grace fills me with disgust, to the point of overflowing....
You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver. I am not easily duped by dopes.I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence is at the top of American government; I have a moral obligation to do so....
So let me say this on Thanksgiving: I’m thankful to have this platform because as long as there are ink and pixels, you will be the focus of my withering gaze. I’m thankful that I have the endurance and can assume a posture that will never allow what you represent to ever be seen as everyday and ordinary....
No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity — and certainly this columnist — have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn.
Sounds just a tad bit bitter, doncha think? Is there any conflict here? Who should the cheese-eaters take their marching orders from now? Obama, who counselled acceptance and calm, or the Times, who has declared eternal, unremitting war?
Well, ya know, the Times has been here a long time, and will continue to be. On the other hand, Obama's time, it aint long. Purty obvious, aint it?