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Dear Mr. Trump...
Dear Mr. Trump, I want to pity you, I really do. However, I have no idea what you thought the outcome of your candidacy would be. Your scorn and derision for President Obama are simply being repaid, in kind. If you are the man that you think you are, prove us wrong. I would love to look back in three years at the wonderful surprises that led to a better country for all of us. Winston Churchill was also a harsh man who was little liked by anyone who knew him personally. Yet history remembers him as the man who was needed at that exact moment in time. This isn’t at all uncommon in history. My question to you is, can you be the dealmaker? Because this country is on a collision course with a second Civil War, and we need you to be that man.
Dear Donald... Remember History?
Mr. President; Not that long ago, you said that you had the "absolute right" to share the intelligence you gleaned from certain sources with the Russians. Ever hear of Lord Acton? Well, you're living proof, right now, of his quote that "absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Dear Donald, Most of us had high hopes when you were elected. We expected you to "drain the swamp" and Make America Great Again, but instead of making your campaign promises come true you have created a political circus. From the very start you have been surrounded with controversy; every day there is a new scandal or a new problem with your administration. You promised to reunite the Republican party but instead you have only divided it even further. You can't even get Paul Ryan, the most spineless of all Republicans, to control a Republican congress for you. Maybe all of this is because you have never held office? You claimed that your experience as a businessman would be more than sufficient when it came to running the country, but for a businessman hardly anything you do seems to be economically smart. You spend most of your time at your own resort in Florida instead of the White House, costing American taxpayers millions of dollars. Then there is this most recent scandal with Russia that has led the media to compare you to the likes of Richard Nixon.
Don't Touch Me
Hehhehehehe. Yes that is giggling and it will continue to be giggling. When 45 got elected, there were many close ups of the new First Lady and one face that was especially telling was when he turned around after smiling at her and she went back totally at least looking very upset. Now whether she was or not, only she is going to know. What it did show however is that body language is a muthafucka. Disdain and hatred cannot be hidden and though our faces and our tones may be better at controlling how we feel, our body often rejects to bullshit. Now that there is video of Melania basically slapping his hand away, it begins to paint more of a tale.
I’ve been blogging about you forever, it seems, on and off, even before the campaign that has landed you, inexplicably, in the White House. The fruition of your 2016 campaign has propelled you into an office that, frankly, I thought you had no more realistic chance to occupy than any reasonably talented golden retriever.
...Do you mind if I call you that? I’ve never been much of a “political person” which I think explains why I’m following the events of the past few months so closely. Rather than politics, I feel like I’m watching a scandalous soap opera, complete with massive contradictions, dirty lies, and a few grossly egotistic characters. The problem is, the show is no longer keeping anyone guessing.
Dear Donald... You're A Nightmare
Jesus Elizabeth Christ, Donald Trump. I barely know where to start. When I decided to write this open letter, I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of what I wanted to say. And while I know a silent woman is one of your favorite things, along with putting your name on stuff, making awful interior decorating choices, and holding those little bottles of Tabasco to feel better about your baby claws, I’ll try to articulate my thoughts.
Introducing "Dear Donald"
Introducing "Dear Donald", the first collection for The Swamp community. Submit your open letters to Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Love him or hate him, your voice needs to be heard. Vocal is committed to delivering your message. From tweeting to SEO optimization, the Vocal team uses all communication mediums at our disposal to raise your voice, to have your concerns heard and your praises conveyed.
Dear Donald… It’s Okay, I Feel Scared Sometimes Too
Mr President, I know you’ve got a lot on your plate at the minute. I’ve never thought of the Presidency of the United States as being an easy job, but I’m sure the reality of what’s required must be fairly overwhelming.
Will the Past Sins of this Country Continue to Define Our Karma?
I was recently in Clarksdale in the Delta region of Mississippi. It has a bitter sweet history. Before the arrival of the European settlers Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians occupied this region which intersected two Indian routes.
Dear Donald, it is with a heavy heart that I write this open letter to you. I initially thought your behaviour on the campaign trail was all showmanship and deliberate bravado, and when you because President, this would change. I wrote several pieces on your behaviour at the time running up to the election, berating your insulting comments and boorish verbal attacks on Hillary Clinton and women in general.
Harvey Milk: Activist. Politician. Hero.
Having spent much of his life in New York City, it wasn’t until Harvey Milk moved to San Francisco that he became active in local politics.