This Presidential election is over, and we’re back to “reality” (well, maybe half the country).
We now have a sick vindictive lame-duck president until January 20, who also happens to be a dangerous neofascist predator with a short fuse and a long list of fictitious grievances about how his throne was stolen.
In the days immediately following Biden’s win, Trump’s fear-incapacitated (or corrupted) GOP senators displayed a singular lack of cajones - with only a handful congratulating the totally rightful victor – Joe Biden.
Biden would do well to remember the history of the pseudo-traitorous treachery by the Trump Republican Party.
Remember the blather about “reaching across the aisle” and bipartisanship mean nothing to Republicans, nor their constituents, as they revealed during this post-election chaos.
Remember their lies about not calling a vote on Obama’s supreme court pick, Merrick Garland, because 10 months was supposedly too close to the 2016 election. Yet in 2020, with a little over 10 days to election 2020 they rammed through Trump’s radical right-wing SCOTUS choice.
Republican politicians are blatant liars and hypocrites. And their cowardly blind support of Fuhrer Trump proved them to be traitors to the US Constitution.
Now, don’t get me wrong; Dems often lie as well. But they usually nod to some degree of propriety and conceal it much better.
Unfortunately, Biden has a soft spot for bipartisanship. With this current crop of authoritarian Republicans and their largely racist base, that would be a huge mistake – and possibly Biden’s Achilles heel.
It may work when sane people across the aisle are capable of compromise and like to horse trade. But it will not work when they are rabid reactionaries fanatically determined to destroy anyone to the left of Benito Mussolini.
Yet, unfortunately, there are also centrist ideologues under the Democratic Party tent, centrist ideologues who have invented ridiculous tales of how “democratic socialists” used meaningless claims like “defund the police” that caused House seats to flip Republican.
The only problem here is that this is bogus incestuous political scapegoating,
Fact: Every Democratic House incumbent co-sponsor of a “Medicare For All” health care system won re-election – as does 75% of all American voters, according to a Fox News poll.
So, for those Americans who are not terrified by their fictionalized paranoid fears of becoming Venezuela (and who are not allergic to reality) - younger voters, the future, much prefer some version of a European-Canadian type “social democratic” health care system – because it obviously works better for more Americans than our lobby money corrupted capitalist system of health care.
What I would like to know is this: If our Medicare system is not good for all Americans, why don’t Americans who oppose “Medicare For All” - and are currently using Medicare in retirement, eschew the system and buy your own private health insurance???? C’mon, don’t be a hypocrite!
Trump the “domestic warlord”
Yes, the pornographic reality TV show “Trump the Domestic Warlord” has been cancelled. And now, it cannot be more telling the social diseases Trump and his Party enablers have allowed during this election period.
- Trump refuses to concede an election he unambiguously lost and blocks release of information to the incoming team on such vital matters as the pandemic. And people could die of COVID-19 because of this; but the Warlord in the Whitehouse is not concerned.
- Then, the domestic warlord Trump fires his defense secretary for, among other things, refusing to turn troops loose on civilian protesters right in the middle of Washington DC.
- Then Trump fired the top civilian leadership at the defense department, causing the usually staid and tepid mainstream media to refer to this action as an institutional “political decapitation.”
- Domestic warlord Trump built a wall around the White House.
- He spouts insane lies about the election being riddled with fraud.
- He sacked the widely lauded head of cybersecurity at Homeland Security for daring to call the vote fair and clean.
- He unleashes his traitorous personal attack-dog justice department on the election certification process to halt it.
These are not the actions of a leader who respects American citizens or even his own voters. These are the actions of a predatory demagogue recalcitrantly fixed on defying a legitimate election.
Don’t be surprised if the increasingly psychopathic Trump doesn’t leave. He may intend to raise the drawbridge and prepare for a siege. He doesn’t care if he causes a civil war - and it appears neither does Mitch McConnell or his fellow cowards in the Senate.
Make no mistake: Trump the Predator is fully prepared to demolish America. The warlord Trump got possession of the castle and he doesn’t want anybody take that away from him.
Democrats worry that Trump will burn the house down on his way out. Yes, he’s perfectly happy to burn everything down, apparently even ready to incite insurrection.
Very soon the U.S. may resemble a reverse image of Venezuela. There, Maduro’s duly elected and constituted government is harassed by a US supported “pretender,” Juan Guaido, crowned in absentia by only a few other countries, including the U.S., aka regime-change central.
Here, in North America, the duly elected government of Joe Biden can’t get in the white house door. Non-dictatorial foreign governments have recognized Biden as the next legal president.
But Trump the insane pretender, won’t stop trolling and harassing – and he won’t acknowledge his loss.
Americans may well be treated to the spectacle of him being dragged, kicking, and screaming, out of the White House in January (which I would love to see, quite frankly!).
So now, two clouds hang sullenly over the U.S.: 1) the plague and 2) the recriminations of a maniacal presidential sore loser.
To cope with COVID-19, Biden has appointed a coronavirus task force and called on citizens to wear masks. For him to proceed, next he needs access to transition funds.
But a little-known Trump bureaucrat, the Adam’s Rib woman Emily Murphy, chief of the General Services Administration, prevents that. Like one of Trump’s “good women,” she refuses to recognize Biden’s win.
However, according to the Washington Post on November 16, she has applied for a new job, assuming correctly she certainly won’t be at GSA after Biden takes office. Interesting move for someone who says Biden lost.
In addition, the Trump-corrupted chief of USAID reportedly told colleagues not to assist the incoming presidential team. Will Biden set up a parallel government? That’s not as bonkers as it sounds.
How else can he prepare to take charge, when Trump, possibly with the “remains to be seen if they’re traitors or not” institutional backing of the military, the police, the Senate, and the Supreme Court may try to lock him out of the palace?
I recently saw a poster out of Venezuela directed at America: “Who’s the Banana Republic Now?”
The Trump Republican Party Genocidal Public Health Hazard
Meanwhile the virus burns through Trump country like nowhere else on earth. It also jumped from there and now rages across the rest of the nation.
On November 13, the U.S. smashed records with over 181,000 new COVID-19 cases. Two days earlier, the U.S. had over 142,000 new cases, over 1500 additional Ovid deaths and 65,000 infected patients in hospital beds.
Ironically, in North Dakota, hospitals are bursting through 100 percent capacity; so, the QAnon Republican Governor there, on November 9, announced that COVID-19-positive nurses would stay on the job.
Hospitals in other western states are full also. The U.S. has surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases and reached roughly a quarter of a million dead. Over a thousand deaths a day for weeks, and no end in sight.
A thoroughly tested vaccine can’t come soon enough – but no matter how soon it comes, we could have close to one million dead by spring.
Oh yes, Trump voters: This is what you voted for both in 2016 and 2020.