Where are we heading?
Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of Trump’s voter fraud panel, said earlier this month the country “may never know” if Clinton actually won the popular vote.
How many realize how dangerous this statement is?
Fifty States certified the results from the 2016 Presidential Election. Statistics show over and over again that voter fraud in this country is between .0004 -.0009 % which also means that you are more likely to be struck by lightening then to commit voter fraud.
This irresponsible statement from another Trumpeter, only further adds fuel to the false premise of widespread voter fraud. If these wild and unsubstantiated comments persist and gain traction, how long will it take before this basic democratic practice is undermined to the point of being challenged or even rendered insignificant?
The truth about a man who does not know what the word means.
He is the man who made it to the top. Having achieved what every greedy, fame seeking, fortune hunter could ever hope to accomplish because he was still feeling unfulfilled. There was one more mountaintop left to reach.
He had lied, cheated, manipulated, groped, and insulted his way to fame and fortune. But it was not enough. He needed to be validated. He needed it to be done to end his relentless pursuit to finally conquer his greatest enemy. The man who stood in his way to legitimacy; Barack Obama. He tried to bring him down with one conspiracy concerning his birth. He also accused him of attending Harvard on false credentials. Both accusations were publicly proven to be false, while Trump became the butt of jokes in the media and by the then President himself.
For Trump, this must have been intolerable, and his greatest embarrassment. He needed vindication. Running for President was his only chance at redemption.
He launched his bid for the presidency, while calling Obama a “pathetic” leader.
We all watched his campaign unfold. One lie after another did not seem to make a difference as the media circus around him grew throughout the primary and the final campaign. The press could not get enough of Trump. The rest, as we say, is history. The whole affair has been analyzed and dissected.
Now the country has a new reality, with the phenomenon that is Trump:
Liar-In-Chief, Antagonizer-In-Chief, Insulter-In-Chief, Braggart-In-Chief, Denier-In-Chief, Blamer-In-Chief, Gropper-In-Chief. Along with this, an administration and a Republican controlled Congress that kowtows to his every gesture.
And we have now the Phony-Deal-Maker-In-Chief with another great victory in the health care battle. It has the potential of leaving millions desperately seeking health coverage.
Trump’s goal is not to fight for the people, it is not to make the country great again, it is not to make the world a better place to live. Trump has one obsession, and one obsession only. That is to tear down, destroy, and delegitimize everything that his mortal enemy had stood for before him, for his own edification. Whatever the cost to America and its people is inconsequential.
In many ways he is succeeding, and it is becoming very frightening. He will not gain many converts, but his loyal supporters are digging in and are more determined then ever to fight the fight that they feel is inevitable. After his latest WWE video tweet, he’s right; he could indeed shoot somebody and not lose any votes.
A new thug mentality is finding its way into our everyday culture. Lying, prejudice, misogyny, homophobia, religious intolerance and just out and out bad behavior, we are slowly becoming desensitized from. Recall the words of Barry McGuire- Eve of Destruction “Hate your next door neighbor but don’t forget to say grace.”
The only defense our country has is the offense of good, honest, freedom loving people and a free uninhibited press fighting for the truth.
Stay strong Americans; don’t let the bastards grind you down.