I don’t think so. The POTUS has always, always been fodder for satirists, as have been most high-profile political figures. This is nothing new. However, in the past, people with a variety of political beliefs possessed the ability to see the humor in such satire. The political arena is supposed to be the place where the business of bettering this country takes place. Not a lot of room for hijinks, or shenanigans. Satire has long been a way for the masses to take well-needed breaks from the serious, sometimes terrifying issues facing the nation. Allan Ishac’s articles do that for me, and I’m not terribly worried about what they do for other people, because that’s really none of my business.

I’m a fairly liberal person, though I like to think I possess enough intelligence to be able to look at all sides of an issue and make my own mind up about where I stand, and there are issues on which I lean more to the conservative viewpoint. And see, that’s the thing. I’m very aware of how I feel about the current presidency. I’ve done my homework, and though I find Trump a distasteful person in general (and always have, long, long before he ran for president…the first time, etc.), I’m trying hard not to sit in judgement of him as a human. Instead, I am assessing his individual and collective actions as president, and directing my assessment towards what he does, not who he is.

That doesn’t mean I can’t find satirical commentary about who he is to be hilarious. But if he takes action that I agree with, I will support that action. I don’t want him to fail; if he fails, we all fail. That doesn’t mean I’m going to compromise myself by acquiescing to actions that are in opposition with my well being. And many of his decisions, so far, have been just that.

So, no. I don’t feel biased.

Your reaction, however, was nothing more than a blatant attack on a whole subset of the nation. I find the use of the words like “libtard” and “libqueer” to be particularly offensive, and honestly, particularly telling in regards to the person slinging the word around.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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