Fair question. Some time back, I decided that I could not write about Trump as if he deserved even the automatic respect accorded someone in the office of the president of the United States of America. He does not. In fact, he deserves, on every possible level, to be called out for his heinous assault on democracy. Not only do I despise how this man has used his high office, I have zero respect for anything about him. Hell, even his golf swing is atrocious. He's an Idiot...so, I am merely calling a spade a spade by referring to him as one.
This is not--and has NEVER been--a man who just wanted to be in politics in order to serve the interests of the American people, not even, really, the 40% or so who are his sycophants. They are the worst suckers of all, thinking even as he panders to the oligarchs and pals like Putin, that he actually cares about them, that he's their Fuhrer and was sent by God to lead them. Eeeegads!!! Pardon me while I step over there and puke in the potted plant.
|Bye Donny....time to head on out.|
The truth is no mystery....at least not to the 60% of Americans who see that Trump is methodically using the working class to bolster his assault on democratic norms. In an actual democracy...yes, like the one we keep telling ourselves is so sacred and unimpeachable....the people have the final voice, via their vote. It's that simple: either the people have a loud and clear ability to express their preferences....or they DO NOT.
The Idiot prefers the later. As long as the perversion we refer to as the 'electoral college' is in place, it is a question whether or not the votes of the American electorate are indeed being heard. If you look at how the 2016 election became a Trump victory...when he lost the popular vote by approximately 3 million votes....you begin to understand that the electoral college is a corrupt mechanism by which the 'powers that be', i.e. the arcane world of influence and power inside the beltway, can maintain control, even when they need to trample the will of the people as expressed by the popular vote.
So, here sits the Idiot: this time he's lost the popular vote by over SIX million votes, but, for reasons his mentally-ill mind has deduced, he doesn't feel he needs to pay any respect at all to that fact. As you must know by now, he has very little regard for either 'facts' or 'the truth'. They are okay as long as they support his corrupt agenda, but when they disagree and stand as an obstacle, well, they are easily expendable.
To date, his campaign has launched 31 lawsuits to try and overturn the vote in various states and especially in jurisdictions where there is a majority black and brown votership. He knows that people of color are fed-up to here with his lack of leadership and his racism, his treasonous flirtations with Putin and others, his support for white supremacists...and on and on. They are even more sick of this asshole than most of the rest of the country.
These lawsuits are reminiscent of the old joke about making decisions by throwing shit at a wall and seeing what sticks. So far, they have not stuck to the wall and have been quickly tossed out of court by judges, many of whom have even expressed anger and dismay that such fatuous and unsubstantiated arguments even made it in front of them. Especially with Rudy the Clown, but also with other Trump minions--like hare-brained Sydney Powell (who spouted such a phantasmagorical litany of bullshit to the cameras that it was laughable...and apparently too much even for the Idiot), these people representing the president have not hesitated to stand in front of a phalanx of cameras and spout fantasies and outright falsehoods. Some of their claims are so outlandish that it's impossible to hear them and not just shake your head. Stupidity is running the Trump show as his moment in the sun winds down.
None of this would matter as much as it does if it were not for the fact that we have this pandemic surging out of control all across the country. It is a dire national emergency and would have benefitted from leadership at the national level....but, that's not something the Idiot is really capable of doing. It doesn't involve his self-aggrandizing or enriching agenda...so he's not really very interested in making any effort to ease the suffering or manage the logistical support. Donny-boy just wants to play golf and tweet about how he's a victim and has actually WON the election, even as it's clear that he's been clobbered by 'Sleepy Joe'. The Idiot has fumed and vituperated over the idea that he could lose to Joe Biden....who is, after all, senile, weak, stupid, blah, blah, blah....all qualities that we, ironically, now see coming to the fore in Donny's sorry ass.
In fact, the more we see Joe Biden working on the transition, without any cooperation at all from the current and corrupt administration, the more presidential he is becoming. He's a decent soul, not perhaps the mega-charismatic that Obama is, but he's mature and experienced and I am increasingly convinced, he's exactly the right person for the job of leading this beleaguered country at this moment in our history.