“People have asked if I am disappointed about the election. When I think about my answer, I have to say honestly, that I am grateful—grateful to God that for the last four years He gave us a president who protected our religious liberties; grateful for a president who defended the lives of the unborn, standing publicly against abortion and the bloody smear it has made on our nation; grateful for a president who nominated conservative judges to the Supreme Court and to our federal courts; grateful for a president who built the strongest economy in 70 years with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years before the pandemic; grateful for a president who strengthened and supported our military; grateful for a president who stood against “the swamp” and the corruption in Washington; grateful for a president who supported law and order and defended our police. I’m grateful for a president and a vice president who recognized the importance of prayer and were not ashamed of the name of Jesus Christ. I’m thankful that the president stood against the secularists who wanted to take Christ out of Christmas and that he brought back the greeting “Merry Christmas!” So as we come to the end of this election season, I look back with a grateful heart and thank God for all of these things. It is unfortunate that many people got confused and made the election about personalities rather than the policies of the candidates. President Trump will go down in history as one of the great presidents of our nation, bringing peace and prosperity to millions here in the U.S. and around the world. May God bless him, Melania, and their family, as God leads him to the next chapter in his life.” – Franklin Graham Facebook statement
If you have spent anytime reading my blog you know that I am not a fan of Franklin Graham. As a North Carolina native the Graham family has been revered as royalty my entire life beginning with Billy and too a lesser extent Franklin.
My earliest memory of the Graham royal family was as a 10-year-old. In 1971 President Richard Nixon traveled to Charlotte to honor native son Billy Graham for some reason at the Charlotte Coliseum. My family was on the front row dressed in our Sunday best and the Graham herd, Billy, Ruth and all five kids were on the stage. I honestly don’t remember what the occasion was or why Dad drug us out of school to be there but for me it was the moment that politics and Christianity merged. The point that I “realized” that Jesus must have been a Republican.
I look at Graham’s statement above and laugh. Franklin sums up Trump’s “accomplishments” in four years with only 293 words. Honestly, I could sum up Trump’s feats in just four words: judges, tweets, noise, and golf.
My inclination is to take Graham’s statement above and break it down to show you just how ridiculous it is but what would that accomplish? 81,000,000 Americans already know how absurd it is. Why should I waste any more braincells on the Mango King or his acolyte Franklin Graham? I shouldn’t. It’s almost over.
The Trump experiment was a dismal failure, just ask the families of the 300,000 that have died from COVID. Just ask the millions of unemployed American waiting to get a food box for the first time in their lives. Just ask the newly homeless families living in their cars in our mall parking lot or the families opening the third and final evection notice wondering where they will go next.
It is easy for Trump and Graham and their like to sit on their high and mighty thrones and scan the landscape and conclude all is calm, all is bright because they don’t live in a world of reality. I see the reality everyday in my work and the truth is this, religious liberties, unborn babies, conservative judges and telling people Merry Christmas won’t fix what Trump and Graham have broken but fortunately it can be fixed, and it will be fixed without them. It’s almost over. The noise will persist but on January 20th it will once again just be noise.