This entire story deserves to be threaded & tagged. In posting, my focus is not to dwell on the past but look at #Today with critical #EyesOpen. It’s a reminder to #Vote and act for the #betterfuture of our country.

Here it is:
rawstory.com/2018/07/ex-rep…
1/ Former Republican @MaxBoot spent eight years trying to stop Obama as an aide to both @SenJohnMcCain McCain and @MittRomney and as a longtime conservative columnist.

Boot, who is now a columnist for the @washingtonpost was never a Trump fan
2/ but he did write a column the day after the election in which he argued that a @realDonaldTrump presidency “might not be so bad” and encouraged optimism.

Now, in a new piece for the Post, Boot is prepared to say that, actually, it is that bad.
3/ “Now I would take @BarackObama back in a nanosecond,” he writes. “His presidency appears to be a lost golden age when #reason and #morality reigned. All of his faults, real as they were, fade into insignificance compared with the crippling defects of his successor.
4/ And his #strengths — seriousness, dignity, intellect, probity, dedication to #ideals larger than self — shine all the more clearly in retrospect.”

Boot even admits that he recently cried while watching an #Obama speech.
5/ “It can be depressing to think about our current predicament under a #president whose #loyalty to #America is suspect but whose #racism and #xenophobia are undoubted,” he writes.
6/ “However, Obama’s speech gave me a glimmer of #optimism… we had a #president with whom I could disagree without ever doubting his fitness to lead. We can have one again.”

Credit: @martincizmar @rawstory

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