It’s doubtful that this time around it will be close enough for resolution by a single member of the supreme Court—such as gave us George Bush rather than possibly Al Gore. However, all …
It’s doubtful that this time around it will be close enough for resolution by a single member of the supreme Court — such as gave us George Bush rather than possibly Al Gore. However, all the more reason to vote — and quickly.
As Donald has found his steady diet of lies more and more acceptable to an apparently ever-hungry public, we all reached the current day — whereat Donald Donald appears to have taken several steps too far in a ridiculous quest for immortality, with insufficient and improper credentials.
High living and ready money have co-existed to the best of his ability for Donald’s ultra crowd as he turns a blind eye to the “other people” whom he has ordained to bear the brunt of any lower-class existence . . . taxation, starvation, unemployment, death and disease.
As I write this, we’ve just moved into Tuesday, American COVID-19 deaths are nearing 215,000, Donald Trump is possibly over-dosed on steroids at age 74, obese, reportedly no longer infectious — and is holding “open” public political campaigns. On the television people have been talking about “homicidal negligence” — or continuing to go without masks in some sort of weird defiance.
And on the Internet is a quote from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is frantically calling for help while running for re-election: "I care about everybody," Graham said, speaking Friday at a forum for South Carolina Senate candidates.
”If you're a young African American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal,” Graham said. He is polling in a 48% tie with a Black candidate as the election deadline nears.
Disenfranchisement (see Wikipedia) is the “revocation of suffrage (the right to vote) of a person or group of people, or through practices, prevention of a person exercising the right to vote . . . Disfranchisement may be accomplished explicitly by law or implicitly through requirements applied in a discriminatory fashion, through intimidation, or by placing unreasonable requirements on voters for registration or voting.”
Over the years, who has had more practice at disenfranchisement prior to election time? The Black community, the Latino community or those who feel that non-whites are not a real part of American society? The Democratic nominee in South Carolina is Jaime Harrison, a Black man, a leader at the Democratic National Committee and a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. That contest has triggered an unprecedented level of fundraising in the state. Democrats have the opportunity of gaining a U.S. Senate seat that has been under Republican control since the 1960s.
Six Senate positions presently are rated as toss-ups, while the GOP currently holds a 53-47 edge over all in current senators. Trump, of course, is more frantically absorbed with the presidential election. He seems to be eying the Supreme Court as the eventual savior, somehow, of HIS government. And with McConnell in control of the Senate, it is likely some questions never will be asked of Trump’s hurried lifetime appointment of an ultra-conservative Supreme Court justice prior to the Nov. 3 election.
THE NEW YORK TIMES (David Sanger, Oct. 11) — “Trump has long demanded — quite publicly, often on Twitter — that his most senior cabinet members use the power of their office to pursue political enemies. But his appeals this week, as he trailed badly in the polls and was desperate to turn the national conversation away from the coronavirus, were so blatant that one had to look to authoritarian nations to make comparisons. He took a step even Richard Nixon avoided in his most desperate days: openly ordering direct immediate government action against specific opponents, timed to serve his reelection campaign . . . Now he is talking about it, almost daily. He is making it clear that prosecutions, like vaccines for the coronavirus, are useless to him if they come after Nov. 3. He has declared, without evidence, that there is already plenty of proof that Obama, Biden and Hillary Clinton, among others, were fueling the charges that his campaign had links to Russia — what he calls ‘the Russia hoax.’ And he has pressured his secretary of state to agree to release more of Clinton’s emails before the election, reprising a years-long fixation, despite having defeated her four years ago.“
(And Donald also, of course, remains fixed upon discrediting Hillary’s winning the U.S. 2016 popular vote — 65,853,514 to 62,984,858).
THE REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK — For a lengthy article headlined “Inside the Trump Campaign’s Strategy to Make Voting a Tooth-and-Nail Fight” in The New York Times, read and judge for yourself: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/inside-the-trump-campaigns-strategy-to-make-voting-a-tooth-and-nail-fight/ar-BB19SoOn