Am I the only one who feels as if I somehow ended up a twilight zone segment with all that’s going on in the world? I’m not anxious though because my hope is in the Lord and all will be revealed one day.
I am disappointed that Sarah Sanders is stepping down as press secretary. She is my newest heroine and is awesome. Sarah has handled the media with finesse and class and never seemed to let them addle her. She had the right answers all of the time, even though they didn’t want to listen. With a communications background, she has had every right to label news fake when warranted.
I don’t blame her though. I don’t think I could have taken all of that constant bombardment for as long as she has. No matter how strong a person you are, there are just some days when it gets to you and drags you down.
President Trump has suggested she run for governor of Arkansas and I truly hope that she will do just that; she would be a good one. She was born in Hope, Arkansas. What an irony!
Some news sources like the Washington Post have called her tenure controversial. Oh, yes they did. I don’t see it that way at all. She had a job to do and she did it with pizazz! The truly only controversy to me was a restaurant throwing her out just because she worked for Trump. She was reprimanded publicly by a former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub when he tweeted that Sanders had violated ethics laws by “discouraging patronage” and “using her office to get public to pressure it” for posting the video at the restaurant.
The only daughter of Mike and Janet Huckabee she attended Ouachita Baptist University where he was elected study body president. Sarah, 36, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in political science and majoring in mass communications.
She met her husband, Bryan, during her father’s 2008 presidential campaign where she served as field director and then hired as media consultant. They were married in 2010 and have three children.
Sarah had been involved in her father’s first campaign for the Senate and worked on his other campaigns including governor of Arkansas. She worked on the campaigns for others as well. Mike Huckabee has described her childhood by saying that while most seven or eight year olds are out jumping rope, Sarah was sitting at the kitchen table listening to political commentators analyzing poll results. He also said she was tough and fearless due to having two brothers.
Sanders is only the third woman to hold the position of White House Press Secretary. She first filled in for Sean Spicer and when he resigned she filled the position.
There is lots of speculation as to who will replace her but at this point, it has not been announced. Sarah is not leaving until the end of the month.
I certainly wish her well and know that she will succeed in any endeavor she chooses to undertake.
I try to support my fellow journalists and not criticize unless truly warranted, however, the mainstream media’s nonsense has made us all look bad and the negativity does trickle down to others who have no desire to read or create fake news. No matter how you feel about this, there is fake news and the mainstream media is failing in covering some of the stories they need to cover.
Most everything is spun negatively toward the president and if you can agree with any of the craziness being touted by the Democrats in the House, I don’t know what to say about you. It is insanity and when asked why, I’ve come to the conclusion, they do not care. They have gotten zero done since Trump was elected president except try and dig up dirt on him. Yet, they want a raise.
I’m sorry but I believe all of them should be out of office and we should start over. It is amazing to me that some of these people keep getting re-elected. Many times no one else runs against them and anyone who does is sometimes threatened or public humiliated by the incumbent.
There is a lot more going on behind the scenes, good and bad, that should be reported but is withheld from the public for obvious reasons.
Until the public actually really does something, nothing will change. I don’t post a whole lot of political stuff on social media anymore but I found a meme this week that states: Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented (Elie Wiesel). That too me says a lot. Wiesel was not only a Holocaust survivor, but a Romanian born American Jewish writer and political activist. Living through the Holocaust, he certainly should know what he is talking about.
We sit idly by and watch our freedoms erode, watch our children be indoctrinated with propaganda and go on with our lives as if nothing matters. We become accustomed to doing nothing and just letting it all happen. That’s a sure path to becoming socialist slaves.
VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org