OF FORESTS AND TREES

My Latin teacher’s (yes, I am that old or wise) favorite saying was that you cannot see the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees.

My Democratic and Republican friends need to stop focusing on Trump’s actions as being related to the election.  His and Republican allies actions are not about policy foreign or domestic.  What is their motivation to not recognize the election of President elect Biden?  What is their motivation to not address Covid-19?  What is their motivation to turn their backs on the workers who need help getting through this crisis?  What is their motivation to not give a second stimulus package?

Steve Bannon, Senator Ted Cruz and the right have both said that their purpose was to limit and destroy the power of the federal government.  What has gone on during the Trump presidency has been devoted to this end.  Whether it was the failure of Republicans to vote President trump guilty of the crime of obstruction of justice in his impeachment, their failure to recognize and address Covid-19, ending treaties, and retreating from the climate accords; THE GOAL HAS BEEN TO LIMIT AND ULTIMATELY END/OR DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Why?  How about a new government in which Republicans can win elections?  How about turning the country to an oligarchy?  But more likely the base motive is greed.  They like the Russian model of government; especially if they get to be the oligarchs.

It is time to look at the trees and forests.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

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If Trump doesn’t win the election, he will resign so that Pence can pardon him of any and all crimes committed during Trump’s Presidency. No doubt AG Barr will try to find some way to extend the pardon power to crimes committed before he was president and afterwards.

Party Above All?

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When businesses suffer from Pandemic?

With people being laid off due to the pandemic?

With people running out of unemployment benefits due to the Pandemic?

With people being evicted from their rental units due to the Pandemic?

With people missing mortgage payments due to Pandemic?

People in food lines due to Pandemic?

With children starving due to the Pandemic?

Republicans did not cause the Pandemic!

REPUBLICANS FAILE TO LEAD US OUT OF THE PANDEMIC BY FOLLOWING PRESIDENT TRUMP, BY NOT COMING UP WITH A PLAN, REFUSING TO BRING UP TO THE SENATE AND VOTE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PLAN.

What are they using their time for during the Pandemic?

Trying to get a person on the Supreme Court that will enable them to get rid of the ACA one of the most popular pieces of legislation ever passed. (Since they have no plan beyond that, one must presume that they want insurance companies to be able to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, cap payments, deny coverage to children on their parents policy and allow junk insurance.)

Also, they want to get rid of Roe v Wade.

There are three things the American voters are in favor of by margins as high as 60%.

One is the need for the Afordable Care Act

Two is legislation to provide needed relief for all our people till we get through this Pandemic and thereby allow the economy to again grow.

Three is keeping Roe v Wade.

SO, YES, IT IS PARTY ABOVE ALL ELSE – PARTICULARLY THEIR CONSTITUENTS!

Presidential Election 2020

 

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Now is the time to nationalize the national election.  I suggest that for this and all future national elections we use mail in ballots.  The expense would be born by the federal government.  If the states want to piggyback onto the mail in ballots they may.

This will eliminate the problem of emergencys affecting the election process whether it be from war or weather or disease.

While we are at it lets make registration mandatory.  You have a social security number you are registered.

In the interem, election day is a national citizen’s day where people are given halfof the day off with pay to vote.