By George Smith
Congress — both houses — is on vacation.
Both Democrats and Republicans are pathetic images of public servants for leaving Washington-on-the-Deficit to go home and campaign after not agreeing on a stimulus package for American workers.
This cadre of cowards left town without confronting an attack on the Postal Service by an out-of-control psychotic president and his administration of lab monkeys trained to do his bidding, a bevy of executive orders (one of which is an overt attack in Social Security and Medicare) and a jittery populous fatigued by a never-ending pandemic and financial and familial concerns.
Way to go, Elected Officials! Proud of you, we are!
As it has been for almost four years, the blame game starts with President Trump and his Corps of Rump Huggers. Almost to a person, Washington’s Republicans stand in abject lockstep with the whims, dewhims and rewhims of this cock-brained president; time after time they ignore historical perspectives, societal norms and plain ol’ common sense to embrace the will o’ the wisp brain gasses emitted by an unhinged would-be dictator.
Too harsh? Sorry, just getting warmed up.
By his own words, Donald J. Trump admitted to undermining the foundation of democracy — the right to vote — by, first, naming a new postmaster general who will do his bidding, and, then, denying money and resources to ensure American citizens can be assured that every vote in the November election is accepted and counted.
Trump is using the pandemic as a diversion from his gutting the postal service of internal resources, proclaiming his opposition to an adequate budget to ensure an honest election and to sow seeds of uncertainy to enlarge the abyss between party loyalists.
A news report of contractors picking up remote post office mail receptacles, to cut down on mail drop-off points, created a firestorm of negative comments and resulted in the replacement of the mail drop-off boxes.
Such strong-arm tactics to inhibit voting, a fundamental right of any democracy, should give every patriot, every American, pause. Why would any public official, much less the nation’s president, want to inhibit the right to vote for thus nation’s citizens?
One word: Fear.
President Trump is afraid of the wrath of a majority of America’s citizens voting and expressing their frustration with his juvenile attacks on those who oppose his moronic actions, and who see him as an emotional cripple who believes empathy is a fault and uses the power of his office to force his will on the “unwashed masses”. More and more Americans are seeing his administration’s inability to conceive of a clear-cut national policy to address the COVID 19 pandemic and getting more angry with each absurd statement by administration cheerleaders.
Trump is cracking, afraid of what November 3 will bring.
And, well, he should. But his every off-the-wall tweet, every disjointed news conference, every call to his friendly media outlets and every executive order intended to shore up his Pied Piper-following base, he is simply driving more nails into his political coffin.
He is panicking. His moves are now becoming predictable as his panic over losing the election grows.
That is bad for President Trump. But, in the long run, good for this nation.
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