Saturday, December 12, 2020

We're not going to do it anymore

Yeah, the ship of state has sailed. Joe Biden is going to be the 46th President. The post-election shit show made no difference. None at all.

Don the Con and his band of loyal trumpkins are embarrassing themselves by pretending otherwise.

Trump is not merely trying to "have his day in court". He's waging a conscious and deliberate campaign to overturn a legitimate election. He's admitted that in a tweet.

There are many reasons why he's doing this. One is that he's raising shitloads of money from this, about 1/4 of a billion so far. Only a fraction of that is actually going to the legal maneuvering happening now. He has the discretion to spend this windfall in almost any way he wants as long as he declares any withdrawals as income or applies it to his considerable campaign debt.

Another reason is that he's a hateful, spiteful prick and he wants to make his cult followers believe that Biden's election was not legitimate. All in an attempt to sabotage Biden's administration before he's even inaugurated.

Trump and trumpkins will not be forgiven for waging a deliberate campaign to subvert democracy. It's disgusting, it's unamerican and it puts all of us and the Nation as a whole in peril.

Trump is a demagogue, a con man, a rank opportunist with no principles, a man who doesn't have the slightest inclination to safeguard the interests of the country he's supposed to be leading.

With him -- and his followers as a whole -- it's all about getting and keeping political power.

Add to that the fact that he spends most of his time watching TV and golfing, spending very little time actually doing his job and you've got to wonder how he got elected in the first place. His stunning, thorough incompetence is on full display. He has no idea how to actually do his job and has no interest in learning.

The fact that he wants to act as a dictator and stay in office at any cost is right out there for anyone to see. He's said so in plain English on more than one occasion.

Yet he still has rock-solid support from the vast majority of his followers. We can all plainly see that he feels he should continue as President even though he can't get reelected. Why do his followers still support him?

For him to rule as a dictator and stay in office indefinitely -- like his man-crush, Putin -- is fine with the faithful because he'd be THEIR KIND of dictator? What?

Trump and the rest of his followers want to overturn an election and snuff out our democracy just so someone will be carrying out their divisive, right wing agenda?

So he can "own the libs" and make the majority of the country -- who do not support his hateful, extremist agenda -- bend to his every whim?

Well, it's not going to happen. We resisted this unqualified, uncaring con artist, we beat him in a fair election and we're done coddling him and his followers.

It's over. Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President on January 20th and trump will be a private citizen again.

We know that trump and trumpkins will be hateful after the Biden Presidency begins. We're expecting it. We know that trump, Mitch McConnell and the majority of elected officials in the GOP will lie, sling shit endlessly and do everything they possibly can to keep Biden from being able to actually govern.

We know that they've consistently chosen to elevate the needs of the Rethuglican Party and the needs and whims of one man over the needs of the country as a whole.

They can go ahead; the rest of us are expecting it.

It's causing unthinkable and possibly irreparable damage to our Republic. But we know they're not going to stop.

Of course, they could choose to stop believing outlandish conspiracy theories, take in news from sources other than Fox, Newsmax, OAN, QAnon message boards, Breitbart and conspiracy peddlers like Alex Jones, get their heads on straight and actually try to do things that make our Country better.

They could do something to try to repair -- or at least mitigate -- the damage done to the US by trump's petty, hateful and mendacious actions. And his utter, complete failure to discharge the duties of his office.

But we know they won't do that. They're too busy joining in with Dear Leader in his efforts to keep the wanna-be dictator in power, give the finger to all of our closest allies and hand Comrade Vlad everything on his wish list.

They can go ahead. But they need to know this: we're done coddling trump supporters who're actively trying to harm our Nation.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

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