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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:26 AM

Why we cant be apathetic, exhausted by the election


I thought immediately of the 19 colonels I’d met eight years ago at the War College, about how brilliant and thoughtful they were, about the Special Forces officer deploying for his seventh tour. And not caring felt like a colossal, disrespecting slap. At them. At their families. At America.

I dug up my notes from June 2009, and there it was. Day one. Obama’s Egypt speech. Of the dozens of details the colonels extrapolated, one simple, seemingly throw-away observation stood out: “Words matter. The world is listening. He pronounced all the words properly, and that’s huge.”

Which is why we should care. Words are exactly where our president-elect falls dangerously short. It’s like he doesn’t realize his words, every single one of them, matter.

For instance, he spent the last two weeks taking a victory lap, whipping up his crowd of worshippers. “You people were vicious, violent, screaming!” For what purpose? And he has yet to reach out to the millions who did not vote for him. Why?

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:38 AM

1. Maybe Little Donny HAS reached out to us......

...but his hands are so tiny that no one can see them............

(that was a joke--narcissists of his expanse NEVER reach out to mere humans.)

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