The following letter to the editor appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on January 24th.
To honor the legacy of ex-president Obama, it would be fitting to continue to observe three rules that were hallmarks of his presidency.No further comment is necessary.
First, for the next eight years, anything bad that happens is the fault of the previous president.
Second, starting January 20, anything good that happens is the result of the wise guidance of the current president.
Third, any attempt by the party in the minority to exert influence over the course of government is to be considered a bigoted and racist attempt to thwart the will of the people.
Given how well these principles served President Obama, I am sure we can all agree that we should continue to follow them as part of Obama's legacy.
It is going to be an interesting ride and, to paraphrase ex-president Obama, "You progressives are welcome to come along for the ride, but you will have to ride in the back (of the pickup)."
After all, elections have consequences.