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Election Day 2020

In Spite of Record Early Voting, There Were Long Lines at Polls on Election Day. Dare I Say This Seems ... to Point to a Biden Landslide ... or Not?

usps louis dejoy corrupt postmaster general corrupt trump administration appointeesNovember 3, 2020 / NYC Neighborhoods / U.S. Politics / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC.

Forecasting anything is always, at best, a precarious endeavor, so the above headline is not a forecast - but rather an honest question.

The ballots referred to in the prior report, which were either lying on folks' tables at home or stuck in the mail - may have ultimately been lying on folks' tables at home.

But we won't know until late tonight or later this week or even later than that.

I'm no fan of the Donald. I think he's disrespectful to women, disrespectful to minorities and pretty much disrespectful to everyone else too. I think his parents did about as lousy a job of raising him, as any parents possibly could - especially given they were so rich. He's dishonest, and he's not just selfish - but unbelievably so. He's uneducated, even though he managed to fanagle a degree from a respectable college. He's uncouth, a liar, a cheat and an alleged thief by numerous contractors.


Election Day 2020

In Spite of Record Early Voting, There Were Long Lines at Polls on Election Day. Dare I Say This Seems ... to Point to a Biden Landslide ... or Not?

November 3, 2020 / NYC Neighborhoods / U.S. Politics / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC. Continued.

 

usps louis dejoy corrupt postmaster general corrupt trump administration appointeesAnd he's been a terrible president, which is why I'm hoping, in this election, the American people fire him for doing such an incredibly lousy job. He's been so bad that the damage he's done is almost unbelievable.

Trump's accomplishments include adding $6 trillion in debt in just four years, which is 25% of total U.S. federal government debt. He's also responsible for an historic record annual deficit - beating the prior largest deficit by at least two times. And this financial mess doesn't include the $3 trillion the Federal Reserve injected into the economy to provide liquidity following the outbreak of the CoVid pandemic. Trump's promise of repeal and replace should have been repeal - as he spent four years trying to repeal Obamacare [not replace it] - including a court case pending before the Supreme Court. Trump and the Republicans have yet to offer their own version of a healthcare plan. Trump has alienated our allies, emboldened our adversaries, stoked social divisions, and doubled our unemployment.

This is what makes his campaign slogan - Make America Great Again - so ridiculous. He is easily the worst president in modern American history, topping even George W. Bush and Herbert Hoover, and possibly the worst president in all of American history.

I won't miss Trump's incessant nonsensical yapping and tweeting, that the broadcast media kept repeating, and thus amplifying. I won't miss an unrelenting stream of his ignorance, fed to us daily by the teleprompter readers on Network TV, especially Fox 'News' - which is controlled by a seemingly Goebbels' like protege - Rupert Murdoch.

And I won't miss that White House, white trash, privileged family of his - who have fed and fanned the flames of his egomaniacal, narcissitic behavior into a public bonfire of his vanities. Nor will I miss his Stepford wife, whose cynical anti-bullying campaign 'Be Best' seemed a mockery of the role of First Lady. And whose sweat shirt fashion statement - I Don't Care Do U - worn while visiting the immigrant children locked in detention centers on our southern border, showed an incredible insensitivity not unlike Queen Marie Antoinette. Antoinette's husband, Louis XVI lost his head, in part because of her disdain of the French people. Luckily for the Trumps, the guillotine has given way to the ballot box, as a means of nations ridding themselves of unpopular leaders.

So while I know it ain't over until it's over, I'm cautiously optimistic that enough intelligent and well informed people made it to the polls to outnumber the low information, no information and disinformation voters or those audience members who hold racist and sexist attitudes which make them susceptible to the manipulations of a demagogic press [like Murdoch's Fox News, NY Post and increasingly WSJ seem to be], who still buy into the Con-Man-in-Chief's apparent lawless, rule breaking cheats and deceits.

While Bush was president, I traveled / worked in Europe on short gigs. At the time, Europeans told me they could understand Americans making the mistake of electing Bush the first time around, but they could not understand how Americans could re-elect him - as by then we should have known how badly he governed. I believe that same perspective applies to Donald Trump, and hopefully we won't make that mistake ... again.

So to those who voted for Trump, I respect your right to do so, even though I disagree with your choice, as the bombastic blowhard you favor, doesn't appear to share that same value of respecting voters' rights or other American democratic values ... including that he might try to create a mini-crisis prior to the peaceful transference of the great powers of the American presidency.

So I am praying our five year nightmare is over, and while the signs are promising, the final outcome is yet to come. Stay tuned.








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