Thanksgiving’s the day we Americans are all supposed to give thanks and show appreciation for all the good people and things we have.
I did that because, like most Americans, I have a lot to be thankful for.
Yet, there are still some political and personal things I’d like to have the chance to be thankful for someday but now can’t.
I’ll give thanks …
… when the president quits taking everything so personally.
… when CNN and MSNBC report all the news.
…. When the mainstream media finally announces that there was nothing to the charges that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.
… when the members of Congress actually does something to fix the health care system they destroyed.
… when all the members of Congress are forced to live under the same laws they say we have to.
… when Congress tells us who it was that put together its $15 million-plus “hush fund” to pay off the women and men its members are accused of sexually harassing.
… when Congress reveals the names of the members who’ve had to pay their accusers to go away – and what their offenses were.
I’ll give thanks when the Republicans in Washington can find their rear ends with both hands.
… when the Republican Party can find a way to work together for the greater good.
… when the GOP and President Trump quit trying to pass vindictive tax reform legislation de-signed to punish high-tax Blue States like California and New York for not voting for them.
… when the liberals who run Hollywood quit punishing the conservatives who work there.
I’ll give thanks when I can watch entertainment award shows and be proud, not angered.
… when I can start watching late-night talk shows again and really laugh at the jokes.
… when pro football players begin to stand again.
… when pro football players — no matter what their grievance and whether they are black or white – understand they live in the greatest country in the world.
… when the Dodgers win Game Seven of the World Series.
… when we stop hearing new stories about politicians, prominent media personalities and famous actors who’ve spent their careers groping, harassing or assaulting young women or men.
… when PBS’ dirty-old man Charlie Rose puts his clothes back on – and keeps them on.
Seriously, I do give great and sincere thanks on Thanksgiving, and every day, for my five greatest treasures – my wife Colleen, my daughter Ashley, my son Cameron, my daughter-in-law Susana and my granddaughter Marilyn.
The above opinion is that of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of The Lima News or AIM media. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press). Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.