There are so many otherwise intelligent liberals expressing concern that, if Trump loses the election 43 days from now, he won’t relinquish control and will try to stay president.
I’m sorry, but such a belief is nothing but insane. According to federal law, the current “president’s” term ends at noon on January 20, 2021. Trump may WANT to stay longer, but if the electorate votes his ass out, his ass is out. There is no legal way for him to stay beyond his term, and given that we have been spending trillions on “defense” over the years, we should be at least somewhat confident that we have the power to physically remove a fat moron from the White House when it’s time for him to leave.
I know I’m right about this, but we will eventually have to prove it by voting Trump’s sorry ass out of the office in the first place, and replacing every Republican possible, at both the federal and state levels. Liberals are always talking about “sending a message,” and this is our greatest chance to do just that during ur lifetimes. Just as our grandparents and great-grandparents ousted the Republicans from government for a generation, we have to do the same thing in 2020. That means voting. That means exercising the most important right we all have, as if we were about to lose it. And it shouldn’t be hard, since we’re closer to using it than we have ever been.
We may be divided, but one thing we all agree on, is that the ability to determine the direction of our country is sacred, and it is under attack by people who shouldn’t have ever been elected to anything, let alone the highest administration in the land. The entire Trump Administration is chock full of people who should never be allowed to work in government. The corruption of the Trumpers is complete and it is terrifying. It is clear that most would rather do Vladimir Putin’s bidding than the bidding of the American people.
This is our chance. It is ur opportunity to rid the federal government of the greatest scourge in its history and to start to return the federal government to the service of the American people and the states. Keep in mind; this is only the beginning; it will take decades to undo the damage done by the neocons over the last 40 years, since our political stupidity allowed St. Ronald of Reagan to replace Jimmy Carter as president, and then allowed the increasingly radical Republican Party to take over most of the federal government and a majority of state governments.
For some reason, the left side of the aisle has been taken in by an increasing number of conspiracy theories; an area that was once dominated by the right wing. But they’re all distractions. In the last few days, I have heard – from otherwise intelligent liberals – that reverse mortgages are aa “clever” way to steal homes and wealth from the elderly; that “Medicare for all” is the only way to make sure everyone gets health care coverage; and that Trump won’t go quietly if Biden wins the election. First of all, reverse mortgages are just mortgages, and the debt that the elderly take on is none of our business. Second, the goal is universal healthcare, and the vast majority of countries who have universal healthcare do not have “single-payer.” And third, I don’t care if Trump “goes quietly,” as long as he goes. In fact, I can’t say I wouldn’t be satisfied if Trump had to be dragged out by hundreds of Marines, kicking and screaming. I’d feel bad for Barron, but that’s about all. I would love to see him frog-marched from the White House, his hands packed full with subpoenas and summonses to appear in court. In fact, maybe we should also send his company a bill for all the extra money he has funneled into the Trump Organization’s coffers. He should be allowed the cost of one round of golf per week at a Washington, DC public course, and reimburse the Treasury for anything over that.
That’s it. You just have to vote. Check your registration now and make sure yours is current, and then make sure you show up and vote for Joe Biden. It doesn’t matter if Biden isn’t your favorite, or that you like someone else better. It is imperative that every American shows up at the polls and votes to remove Donald Trump and every Republican on the ballot. That means voting for Biden and every other Democrat on the ballot. We have a job to do this time, and the outcome is more important than easing your egg bag.
Also published on Medium.