The other day, I heard Sean Hannity on the radio saying it was wrong to try to delegitimize President Elect Trump. He was correct. It is wrong. Come noon on Friday, Donald Trump will be your president and mine, even if you, like me, didn’t vote for him.
However, those people who kept the birther argument about President Obama going for most of his presidency were trying to do exactly the same thing, and that was wrong too.
Famed editorial cartoonist Herblock always used to depict Richard Nixon with an overly exaggerated five-o’clock shadow. When Nixon was elected President, Herblock drew a cartoon of him in a barber chair, getting a shave. He said every newly elected president was entitled to a free shave. He continued to object to many of President Nixon’s policies, but didn’t depict him as needing a shave again.
I’m sure I will disagree with many of President Trump’s actions, but does still wanting to respect the office of President really make me a codger?