I found this video that shows an extremist group known as the Proud Boys clashing with police in Salem, Oregon. Like many Trump supporters, the Proud Boys were not happy about Trump losing the 2020 election so they arranged a rally in Salem. However, because they were armed and Trump’s seditious rhetoric was firing up the Proud Boys, the police were deployed to disperse the crowd.
I am glad that these extremists were quelled and put back in their box. They and groups like them are threatening to destroy our democracy. We have come so close to a dictatorship, but prevented that by beating Trump in the election. However, we still have to deal with his chaotic legacy, which will plague us for years to come.
The FBI and other law-enforcement agencies predicted that right-wing extremists like the Proud Boys would become a serious threat to the country if they were not dealt with. Examples include Kyle Rittenhouse murdering two people during the Kenosha protests and the 2020 boogaloo killings. These are only a few of many examples of right-wing terrorism that has been committed in just the past year. The probability is high that more examples will continue unless these extremists are put back in their box.
This development was pretty much inevitable regardless of the election outcome. If Trump won, they would feel emboldened. If Trump lost, they would feel cheated. Clearly, what we are experiencing throughout the country is the latter. These groups desperately need to be broken out of their “Trump is God” mentality before they cause more damage. One of Joe Biden’s main challenges will be finding a way to put the genie back in the bottle.
Even though I am glad Trump lost the election and his attempts to overturn the election are failing one after another, I have one big concern about the post-Trump world. I have been hearing that Biden will not pursue an investigation into Trump and his administration. I find this concerning because we have got to investigate the full extent of Trump’s corruption and the amount of damage he has caused. A Presidency like Trump’s must never be allowed to happen again. We came dangerously close to losing our democracy and being ruled by a dictatorship. If Trump is not held accountable, someone who is just as bad or worse will rise to power and finish what Trump started.
During one of his attempts to stage a coup in favor of Trump, Rudy Giuliani revealed he had super powers. He was melting in front of the press conference like a human ice cream cone. This was due to the fact that he hastily put dye in his hair and was sweating his butt off as he desperately tried to help Trump in his plot to overturn the election. Later in the press conference, Trump’s other lawyers were pitching all kinds of absurd conspiracy theories about the election. They even blamed Hugo Chavez for Trump’s defeat even though Hugo Chavez has been dead for seven years. When asked if they had evidence, the lawyers snapped at the reporters. This is because they have no evidence of voter fraud; not a shred of proof. The complete lack of evidence was why Trump’s lawsuits were being thrown out of one court after another. No evidence means no case. Trump’s cultists may not care about evidence, but the courts do. In fact, over the weekend, a judge from Pennsylvania went nuclear on Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the Trump defense team. This demonstrates that when Trump filed his lawsuits, the courts were annoyed. Now, after over two weeks, the courts are ticked off and want the clown show to end.
It has come to my attention that Trump supporters are not taking his loss in the 2020 election well. One example is Kenneth Copeland, who had a nervous breakdown in front of his entire congregation. When he was faced with the reality that Trump lost the election, Copeland’s brain blew a fuse and he started laughing maniacally like the Joker. This goes to show that several Trump supporters are having trouble dealing with the fact that their cult leader is not as infallible as they were led to believe. Apparently, like Copeland, some of these cultists gambled everything they had (including their sanity) and lost. This is what happens when you put all of your faith in a false messiah.
It’s all over! Joe Biden is officially the President Elect of the 2020 election. In a few short months, we will finally be rid of Trump as President. Some people may think that Joe Biden will be a trash President and I agree to some degree. Biden’s decisions may be trash and he may make the same mistakes again, but all of that would be a hell of a lot better than dealing with Trump for another four years. When I voted for Biden, I voted for the lesser of two evils. The past four years under Trump have been full of nonstop corruption, deceit, incompetence, chaos, and death. With Biden, we can at least return to a sense of normalcy, get a better handle on the Coronavirus, and eventually go back to our regular lives.
Over the weekend, it was revealed that Donald Trump has tested positive for Coronavirus infection. He is currently at Walter Reed Hospital, undergoing treatment. This is significant for a number of reasons. Trump is in the vulnerable age range, is morbidly obese, and has who knows what other health problems he is hiding from us. These issues increase his risk of dying from the Coronavirus. Honestly, I see this as karma because Trump and his cronies have been lying to us about the virus and railing against public health policies from the very beginning. Now, they are finally paying the price. His aides and doctors are trying to assure us he will be fine, but Trump and his cronies have lied to us so frequently day after day that we truly cannot trust a word they are saying. Due to this, we honestly don’t know anything about how Trump is handling the virus. However, I have heard a confirmed rumor that he is having trouble breathing. Also, half the West Wing got infected along with Republican Senators as well. The Republican Senators getting sick is significant because this turn of events causes their desperate attempt to take over the Supreme Court to go up in smoke for the moment. For now, three Republican Senators have been tested positive, but that number could increase in the near future considering how many of Trump’s enablers have tested positive in a short span of time. Overall, Trump’s infection and the infection of many of his cronies and enablers has thrown the Republican Party into chaos. If Trump dies before the election, there is no way the Republicans can find a winnable candidate in time to replace him. That is the problem with the current Republican Party. They have made Trump the linchpin to their organization. Without the linchpin, their whole organization will implode like a house of cards.
As the 2020 election draws closer, I am growing increasingly concerned about what the Trump Administration is plotting. A couple days ago, a staffer revealed that Trump and his supporters are plotting to steal the election by any and all means necessary. This “contingency plan” as the staffer called it involves the electoral college and the Supreme Court. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead, Trump and Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to gain control over her seat. If they can fill her vacant seat, their control over the Supreme Court will grow and the chances of them siding with whatever scheme Trump has planned will increase. With the electoral college, if Trump loses the electoral college, he will turn to the Republicans who control the swing states. Those Republicans will then swap the original electoral voters with Pro-Trump ones if Trump loses the original vote. Frankly, I am not surprised by this development. Trump is a man who is so arrogant, narcissistic, and egotistical that he will NEVER accept defeat no matter what. At a press conference the other day, he openly confessed that he would not accept the election results or allow a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. It is ironic because Trump spent the past four years spouting about a “liberal coup” and yet he himself is plotting a coup as we speak to steal the 2020 election. The worst part is that there is no part of the Constitution that stops him from doing this.
The only reason Trump is resorting to these extremes is because he is politically weak and has absolutely nothing to offer the American people. He wanted the title and power that came from being President of the United States, but he wanted none of the responsibility. He openly said that he took no responsibility for his failures or actions. He has let 200,000 people die and counting. If he is not removed from office, the death toll will increase because he is not going to do anything about the pandemic. He was caught on tape confessing that he knew how dangerous COVID-19 was and he lied to us anyway for months. The only reason he is pushing for vaccine as quickly as possible is because he is desperate for a way out of the mess he made with his pandemic response. I guarantee that if a vaccine is produced now, it will just be a false cure like he did with hydroxychloroquine. I am going to listen to the experts regarding the vaccine instead of Trump and his sycophantic quacks. With Joe Biden, we stand a better chance of surviving Coronavirus because at least he will be straight with us unlike Trump.
How many times do you have to see the evidence? How many times must the point be made? Trump is destroying America! Too many red lines have been crossed! Our country has in fundamental ways been polluted by avarice and political megalomania! This level of corruption was inevitable since the day Trump was sworn in! It was inevitable from when the Republicans decided to turn their backs on their Constitutional duty to keep the Trump in line! If Trump and his cronies and enablers are not removed from office NOW, there won’t be a United States in another four years! I cannot stress this enough! The very future of our nation is at stake in this election!
For Trump supporters I have questions:
1.) When I hear about how Trump speaks about and treats women, what do you hear?
2.) When I hear about how he speaks about people with disabilities, what do you hear?
3.) When I see how children are caged and separated from their parents, what do you see?
4.) When I hear Trump say Covid-19 will just disappear as thousands continue to die, what do you hear?
5.) When I see how Trump treats people of color, what do you see?
6.) When I see Trump having troops use tear gas so he can have a photo op in front of a church with an upside down bible, what do you see?
7.) When I hear about the attack on our postal service, what do you hear?
8.) I feel like our ears, eyes, and brains are experiencing complete opposite things and I’m trying to understand why. What is the allure?
Because Trump has made wearing a mask a political and cultural issue instead of a health and safety issue, a lot of his supporters have been verbally attacking people for wearing masks. Due to this, a lot more people needlessly got sick and died while the coronavirus spread faster. This video is of a man in Arizona who verbally attacked people for wearing a mask and had to be carried out of the store like a petulant infant. I have had at least two encounters of such deranged characters. The first time was at the dog park, where I was confronted by a Trump supporter because I was wearing a mask that said “Vote”. A few days later, I was in line for Yogurtland and was yelled at by a maniacal woman for wearing protective medical gloves. These people have completely lost their minds because they believed the garbage Trump was spoon feeding them. I wear a mask and gloves for two reasons. First, I don’t want to get sick and potentially die. Second, I don’t want to spread the virus if I turn out to be an unwitting carrier. These Trump zealots and cultists can yell and scream at me all they want, but I am not changing how I handle the pandemic. It is what has kept me healthy and alive up until now.
I have been listening to news updates on the Coronavirus outbreak, but it is clear that we have no coherent leadership in our federal government. Trump and his cronies keep spreading misinformation as usual. While I do appreciate the governors and mayors doing what they can to combat the situation across the country, I am unimpressed and angry about the Trump Administration’s complete failure to handle the Coronavirus pandemic. They waited two months to do something about it and by then it was too late. Because Trump and his minions have spent their entire Presidency spreading misinformation and lying about pretty much everything, they have absolutely no credibility, which is why their investors in the stock market are freaking out. Now, Trump is lying his ears off and sugarcoating the situation because he knows that with every case of Coronavirus death or infection, the stock market will continue to go haywire and his chances of being reelected will disappear. This whole thing could have been avoided if Trump didn’t disband the pandemic team two years ago. The only reason he disbanded them is solely because they were set up by Obama, which means disbanding them had nothing to do with policy; it had to do with Trump’s ego and the delusional belief that he could do better than Obama. Now that he disbanded the pandemic team and failed to form a replacement, we are in our current chaotic situation. Also, Trump is using every trick in his book to try and deflect blame from his poor response to the pandemic such as blaming Obama and the democrats, attacking the media, and even resorting to racism by calling the Coronavirus either “Chinese Virus” or “Kung Flu.” All of his usual tricks may work in normal times, but those tricks will only make things worse as the pandemic spreads. Overall, the political, economic, and social atmosphere of this country is more chaotic than ever. All of this dysfunction and mayhem is not supposed to happen in the United States. We are only in this situation because we have an inexperienced, irresponsible, pathologically lying man-child in the White House supported by a political party that was too weak, spineless, and corrupt to remove him from power when they had the chance. If they had removed Trump from power during the impeachment trial like they were supposed to, none of this would be happening and we might have someone more competent in charge.