President Trump's Birthday--What Would be Enough?

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President Trump, today is your birthday.

At Passover Seder, a celebration of freedom from tyranny, it is customary to sing "Dayenu". The word means  "it would have been enough," and recognizes all that God had done to free the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt over 3000 years ago. With that in mind, what "would have been enough" for me to wish you a Happy Birthday?

  • If your business career had been honorable and your workers and creditors treated fairly, it would not have been enough.
  • If you had spent your life respecting women rather than taking advantage of them and bragging about it, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had truly debated your Republican Primary opponents rather than insulting and belittling them, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had run campaign that had embraced the disabled rather than mocking them, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had surrounded yourself by reasonable men and women and learned to listen, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had a vision of a great America that was an inclusive America, it would still not have been enough.
  • If you had not tried to convince America that Hillary Clinton was the devil, or at least married to him, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had valued a free press rather than decrying "fake news", it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had accepted your victory with grace and thoughtfullness, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had appointed Cabinet members who were worthy of sheparding their departments with policies that would maintain our greatness and world leadership, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had endorsed immigration policies that were Constitutional and balanced, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had treated our allies with cordiality and respect, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had proposed a budget with  numbers that added up, levied taxes where needed, and supported rather than slashed, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had recognized and acted on the data that the world's scientists were giving you, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had desired bridges instead of walls, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had worked with Congress to improve health care in this country rather than mindlessly "repealing and replacing" the system we have, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had understood and respected the checks and balances of our tripartite Federal government, it still would not have been enough.
  • If you had recognized the role of the President of the United States was the greatest honor on earth, not a mechanism for forced adulation and familial wealth, it still would not have been enough.

Maybe I ask to much--but I don't think so. If you were a mensch, that would be enough for me to wish you a Happy Birthday.


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