Trump Controls Nothing
I think our current president’s only daily goal is getting people to talk about him on TV. Then again, it could be that the man simply can’t stop constantly lying. He doesn’t even realize how angry he makes most people in this country. President Publicity Whore shows his true colors every day. At best, he’s a racist race baiter. At worst, he’s an agent of Russia. Everything he’s done is straight out of the Putin playbook.
There is a solid stream of evidence that Fred Trump, Donald’s father, and the Donald himself cheated and lied their way through bountiful deals in the New York real estate market. Applying those approaches to government means someone loses, and that someone is the taxpayer. There are too many odd accounting methods, movements of funds and unexplained shifts in procedures that suggest money is flowing from the US Treasury into the coffers of the Trump Organization. Make no mistake about it, Donald Trump still owns all the companies making up that conglomerate.
Trump’s new Election Day plot involves launching multiple federal lawsuits in “blue” states to have the court declare that all the ballots must be counted on November 3rd, 2020. Not sure why a Law & Order guy like the Donald would not want to count all the ballots? Trump says any ballots not counted before the end of that day should be thrown out. Really, people, pay attention!
I have always believed that voter suppression is just another name for racism. The fact that this evil activity was born during reconstruction after the Civil War gives my opinion great credibility. Georgia’s Secretary of State back then, Brian Kemp, took many African American citizens off the voter rolls. Let’s remember that Mr. Kemp won an election against Stacey Abrams, a Black woman. He oversaw the election but never recused himself because of this serious conflict-of-interest. Say hello to the “new south,” just like the old south.
All secretaries of state swear an oath to not only protect the US Constitution but also their state constitutions. They know that engaging in a conspiracy against voting privileges, or deprivation of the constitutional rights of any citizen (18 U.S.C. §§ 241 and 242), could get them a ten-year sentence. It’s a felony to “conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate” any person in the free exercise of any right or privilege secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Throwing out ballots or not making every possible effort to count each legally cast vote is a Federal offense. Any worthy secretary of state would probably not want to throw an election, lest they end up in prison alongside Trump.
The argument about why the Supreme Court got involved in the 2001 election fracas between Bush and Gore could go on forever. Some believe the high court should never have gotten involved in a state election procedure, while others would gladly see states’ rights trampled to get their person in the White House. Once again, Trump is baiting the trap and encouraging election officials to commit a felony. He is building a case that mail-in, absentee and other types of non-polling place votes are fraudulent, even though that is how he votes. Could his own ballot be thrown out? Signature verification?
What we really need is a new government. The smoke screen of Trump saying he will not comply with the “peaceful transfer of power” is total bullshit. Why would Donald Trump want his final official photo showing him being escorted out of the People’s House by armed militia? If the US Senate, House of Representatives and Supreme Court ordained the final vote count, the presidency of Donald John Trump would end. Yes, it’s never been done before but now would be a great time to start!
Deep in my heart I believe that if Trump stole the election millions of Americans would march on Washington to show the world that we are better than Belarus. Even Republican Senator Mitt Romney responded with this tweet, “Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.” Romney’s just another stupid politician, giving Trump a Supreme Court pick yesterday and rattling his sword today. I think Romney fears Trump, knowing for certain that the fat, orange pumpkin will cheat on the election.
What if all the Republicans in Congress just went along with Trump? That could mean that Trump’s legal actions could put their election results in jeopardy as well.
What this President is trying to do is unconscionable, especially during a pandemic. He wants to suppress the vote and cast doubt on the process by claiming it’s rigged. What a revolting plot against America by a sitting president. Putin got just want he wanted with Donald Trump. Promoting peaceful transitions is patriotic. Trump’s plan proves him to be a traitor to America and our principles of democracy.
Trump cares about nothing other than winning. He will continue to lie, distort and denigrate, even going so far as trashing the Constitution and luring state leaders into committing crimes against America. This president is nothing less than a bully who needs a good, swift kick in those big, baggy pants or, as he said, “a good smack in the face.”
The only thing Trump has in his direct control is the news cycle. He’s become worse and worse, and I can imagine his final act will be destroying all the puzzle pieces on the table. America has been constructing this great, experimental jigsaw puzzle called democracy for more than 240 years, and our sack of shit president would gladly obliterate what we’ve accomplished rather than admit defeat.
In the early days of America, when city elections were controlled by mob and/or union bosses, it wasn’t unusual for boxes of hidden ballots to be found months after an election was held. We have worked hard to get organized crime and zealous criminal politicians out of the election process. The amount of voter fraud is so little and Trump’s efforts to make daily headlines based on charges of voting improprieties is a smoke screen. The polls indicate that he’s going to lose, so he is offering blame in advance of his potential loss. He calls voting by mail a “hoax” and a “scam” by Democrats. It’s funny that when he’s winning the processes are fine, but when he’s losing, he tries to find a way for all of us to lose. I can’t wait until this guy is as far as possible away from any institution that involves people unless that institution is located behind iron bars. I do not wish Trump well.
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