Dave Godfrey: The America I knew

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

What has happened? I no longer want to see the news or a newspaper. Are we all media puppets now? Pull your strings and you dance to their beck and call?

For years, I have seen presidents come and go. Half I didn’t vote for or didn’t like their political views. That’s OK – America is still great. I survived. The system works better than anywhere else.

I didn’t protest in the streets, utter vile statements about my president or refuse to accept him as legitimate when my guy lost. Not the American way. In America, we accept the results and move on.

Anti-Trumpsters, wake up! He is the legitimate elected leader of America, and if you think he is not your president, you need to grow up, get off the media bandwagon or move to a different country instead of not accepting the obvious and disrupting America’s greatness.

We have never been a country of whiners, sore losers and people so easily duped by the media and their assault on the president. Are we heading in that direction?

No doubt Trump says some outlandish things. But half the country voted for him and that tells me people are tired of politicians, the promises they break and the political stalemate forced upon us by government.

What a breath of fresh air for someone to actually try to solve some of America’s problems. If Trump only succeeds in half of his promises, that will far surpass any politician before him.

The media never knocks on my door for my opinion, or on the doors of the heartland of America who represent the hardworking majority of Americans. The media just wants to stoke controversy and fund their existence.

Seek the positive in all things and think for yourself – rather than being a puppet of others.

 

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Dave Godfrey: The America I knew

Protestors hold up signs on the corner of McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia in November at a demonstration in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and other such demonstrations. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

What has happened? I no longer want to see the news or a newspaper. Are we all media puppets now? Pull your strings and you dance to their beck and call?

For years, I have seen presidents come and go. Half I didn’t vote for or didn’t like their political views. That’s OK – America is still great. I survived. The system works better than anywhere else.

I didn’t protest in the streets, utter vile statements about my president or refuse to accept him as legitimate when my guy lost. Not the American way. In America, we accept the results and move on.

Anti-Trumpsters, wake up! He is the legitimate elected leader of America, and if you think he is not your president, you need to grow up, get off the media bandwagon or move to a different country instead of not accepting the obvious and disrupting America’s greatness.

We have never been a country of whiners, sore losers and people so easily duped by the media and their assault on the president. Are we heading in that direction?

No doubt Trump says some outlandish things. But half the country voted for him and that tells me people are tired of politicians, the promises they break and the political stalemate forced upon us by government.

What a breath of fresh air for someone to actually try to solve some of America’s problems. If Trump only succeeds in half of his promises, that will far surpass any politician before him.

The media never knocks on my door for my opinion, or on the doors of the heartland of America who represent the hardworking majority of Americans. The media just wants to stoke controversy and fund their existence.

Seek the positive in all things and think for yourself – rather than being a puppet of others.

 

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  • Brian Baker

    I like the picture. All of, what….. twelve “protesters” at the intersection? Some “demonstration”.

    Big whoop.

    • Gil Mertz

      Much like yesterday’s Day Without Women protest. Less than one-tenth of one percent of all women in America participated and yet the media presented it as though this is how most women feel in America. The media is so clueless.

  • Gil Mertz

    Well said, Dave. We’re seeing the generation who all got participation trophies as kids now acting out as adults. It’s sad to watch but I guarantee, America IS watching with disgust and contempt for these selfish morons. Nothing they are saying or doing is winning anyone’s heart or changing anyone’s mind. They’re just preaching to an ever-shrinking liberal choir.

    However, I must say that Trump’s personal behavior has been very disappointing. He has the opportunity to leave the Democrats and their allies in the media in the dust, but he keeps playing right into their mind games with his tweets which breaths life into this dying breed. Forget these guys and move forward with your agenda which most Americans support!!!

    But instead of the headlines being about the strong jobs report of adding 226,000 new jobs which was much higher than expected, or how over three -trillion dollars has been added to the stock market, or how we are finally dismantling Obamacare, it gets drowned out by tweets about ratings on Celebrity Apprentice. If he could stop stepping on his own headlines, his poll ratings would be soaring. He’s holding his own against the Democrats, the GOP elite, and the media but he continues to be his own worst enemy. When is he going to learn?

    • Sloan Norwich

      Upon further examination
      (If you can set aside your indignation),
      You’ll see it was not the kids
      Who awarded trophies for participation.

      So wake up! Tighten your lid!
      Look at the media and what they give.
      Although I have to admit, your comment on tweets
      I completely agree with what you bid.

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