Dear Mr President:
For years I have critiqued your policy, examined your background, and complained about the emotional drive of your campaign. I have championed a platform and record driven approach to supporting or opposing a candidate. Based on that I decided to oppose your election, both in 2008 and 2012. My work was based on the premise that Republicans wanted to thoroughly vet candidates, a concept I adamantly believe in. I have strove to apply even rules, to critique thoroughly not only the Democrats, such as yourself, but also the Republicans, such as Donald Trump. As it turns out, a considerable number of those whom I would consider my ideological peers, have shunned such an even handed approach, forming a “cult of personality” around their own anointed savior Donald Trump. I apologize to you for the gross hypocrisy of my peers, who thought it pertinent to critique your church (as I did) from 20 years ago, but now bristle with rage at the mere mention of major donations Donald Trump made during the last presidential election cycle, less than 4 years ago. The same people who made rude jokes about Michele Obama’s figure now rage at the slightest mention of the current Ms Trump’s nude photos (and some of them are probably the same people who claimed they wanted to restore “decorum” to the White House (they cried and hollered because Michele did not adhere to clothing styles and designed they liked, all while brandishing shameful pictures of your mother which were beyond your control and had no bearing whatsoever on your politics or policy). I apologize for the indefensible double standard, the people who jeered you when you proclaimed “the seas will recede and the earth will begin to heal” now cheer the same empty rhetoric coming from Trump. It really does seem that the average Republican is just as prone to rhetorical emotionalism and hope for change as the average Democrat. I will continue to fight for a level playing field and will continue to critique Democrats and Republicans based on the same set of standards, without making endless excuses for those who I might choose to support.
God save America.
And there arose a certain rich man who boasted of his great works and intelligence. And the people marveled and followed after him. There numbers were Legion. And his bold arrogance was hailed as great virtue, though the bold arrogance of his predecessor was hailed as his greatest vice. And there was entered into the House of Hypocrisy a great Legion that year, for they proclaimed in Unison: The ends justify the means. – 2nd Opinions 6:19