A Sad Reminder of Innocence Lost in Seven Years

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A Sad Reminder of Innocence Lost in Seven Years

Michael: My father is no dif­fer­ent than any pow­er­ful man, any man with power, like a pres­i­dent or sen­a­tor.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naïve you sound, Michael? Pres­i­dents and sen­a­tors don’t have men killed.
Michael: Oh. Who’s being naïve, Kay?

The God­fa­ther 1972

Yes­ter­day at the end of his show Jake Tap­per put out a tweet under his show’s account that depressed me a tad.

Now the rea­son for this depres­sion has noth­ing to do with Mr. Trump’s words or impli­ca­tions con­cern­ing Pres­i­dent Obama motives per se.

No the rea­son is that seven years ago when I started this blog in 2008 that tweet is some­thing I might have sent if a per­son made such an impli­ca­tion con­cern­ing an Amer­i­can President.

But after seven years of watch­ing Barack Obama in action the impli­ca­tion or even sug­ges­tion that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, the man whose polit­i­cal career began in the home of a Ter­ror­ist, might have a soft spot for rad­i­cal Islam is so unre­mark­able that Mr Tapper’s tweet seems almost quaint.

I miss both my pre­vi­ous days of inno­cence and hav­ing a pres­i­dent who is unques­tion­ably on the side of America.

Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don’t have men killed.
Michael: Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?

The Godfather 1972

Yesterday at the end of his show Jake Tapper put out a tweet under his show’s account that depressed me a tad.

Now the reason for this depression has nothing to do with Mr. Trump’s words or implications concerning President Obama motives per se.

No the reason is that seven years ago when I started this blog in 2008 that tweet is something I might have sent if a person made such an implication concerning an American President.

But after seven years of watching Barack Obama in action the implication or even suggestion that President Barack Obama, the man whose political career began in the home of a Terrorist, might have a soft spot for radical Islam is so unremarkable that Mr Tapper’s tweet seems almost quaint.

I miss both my previous days of innocence and having a president who is unquestionably on the side of America.