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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Vote VI - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

Vote     VI

The stage is set on the race is on, there are seventy-three days to go until the general election.

It has been two days since the Democratic National Convention concluded, having played out remotely due to the material necessities imposed by the global pandemic, COVID-19.

Many media analysts have said that the web based teleconference style of the presentations played well with the viewer, the fact that there was no-big-stage, the absence of crowds, the lack of cheering and the endless prattle of the pundits allowed for a more conversational presentation of the case the Democratic Party is making for their candidates and their platform, for our candidates and our platform, then would have been possible in the standard format.

The speeches that were given were somber yet hopeful, personal and hard hitting, they successfully portrayed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the thoughtful intelligent human beings that they are…if you believe it.

Unfortunately, the self-styled “progressive” left, which I refer to as the fundamentalist-wing of the democratic party, they have taken no time at all to disparage the Biden/Harris ticket as not representing their interests, not in touch with the base (whatever that means).

They are unhappy that the spotlight has moved away from them, unhappy that the PARTY writ large is putting up the big tent in the hope of turning out a landslide victory against Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the treasonous traitors that make up the Republican Party.

All I can say is, STOP IT!

Stop talking about turning against Joe Biden the day after he becomes the President Elect, stop complaining about the former republicans, and Never-Trumpers who spoke at the DNC. Stop making the swing voters, whether they are traditional swing voters, or people who are going to shift party for the first, stop making them feel uncomfortable, they have come to the dance, let them in.

For the first time in their lives they are talking with us, with you, this is an opportunity for dialogue…take it.

Say your piece and listen, find common ground and hold it.

It is impossible to know what will happen seventy-three days from now, we may wake to find ourselves rejoicing, we may wake in a state of anxiety, we my wake to a state of despair, whatever it is that we are going to face lets face it together, with purpose and resolve.

Let me be clear…Your vote is so important, we need everyone to vote, to vote early, to ensure that your vote is counted, to stir your friends and family, to get them to the poles as well.

It is equally as important that everyday between now and then you spread the same message of hope and strength through unity of purpose.

Check yourself, and check those around you. Check the self-styled “progressives” if they won’t come along, tell them to keep quiet, the real change-agents are working now.

It is time to lead or follow, or get the hell out of the way.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Fake President - Part IX

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

T-Rump, the fake president ran amuck again this week.
He may be a total phony, but his actions have consequences in the real world.
He fired the James Comey this week, the director of the FBI. Only a handful of Republicans in the senate and house, could even muster the political will to express outrage.
James Comey was fired for pursuing his investigation into the T-Rump campaign, and their collusion with Russia in the corruption of our electoral system.
They tried to concoct a story that said T-Rump fired him on the recommendation of the acting Attorney General, fired him for his conduct in the Hillary Clinton investigation last year. That claim was laughable. It was absurd on its face. Within hours the story was shifting, and even though the acting Attorney General had written a memo providing a rational for such a termination, he threatened to resign if the White House, and the T-Rumpettes did not stop pushing that line.
T-Rump himself did an interview and said in no certain terms, he was going to fire James Comey with or without a recommendation to do so, and then he began to spin.
He called the former director, a grandstander and a show boat.
He claimed that the director had told him not once, not twice, but three times that T-Rump himself was not a target of the criminal investigation. He said that the investigation into his campaign was a witch hunt, fake news, made up by the democrats, and a waste of taxpayer money. He also said that it should continue.
He speaks with a forked tongue, and out of both sides of his mouth.
He did not know how to stop lying about this. He claimed that Comey came, asking for a dinner meeting, and at that dinner asked T-Rump to keep in in his position as head of the FBI (even though he had another six years on his term).
The real news came out, Comey was summoned to the White House, he was reluctant to go, but he went anyway, and T-Rump asked him to swear an Oath of Loyalty (only the fake president would do that), to him as President, in contravention to his Oath of Service to his country.
James Comey declined, and he was fired.
T-Rump threatened to expose him, with tapes of their conversation, and then he quickly fell silent. Such recordings if they exist they are public records and could be subpoenaed.
Comey quickly asked for their release.
All of this, and the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan he is silent. The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch Mc Connell, he is silent.
They are all complicit in the undermining of our democracy.

They are villains in our twenty-first century tragedy.