So much for the GOP being the "Pro-Life" party. Do some of you recall Sarah Palin labeling ObamaCare as nothing more than a basis for the creation of "death panels" that would lead to the deaths of millions of elderly in America. Seems Sarah Palin was right about government efforts to kill Grandma, except she got the wrong party and the wrong cause. (See: www.npr.org/2017/01/10/509164679/from-the-start-obama-struggled-with-fallout-from-a-kind-of-fake-news).
Now we learn that the apparent grass-root protests demanding America re-open have actually been drive by Astro-Turf groups linked to Right Wing donors. Sounds about right. (See: www.salon.com/2020/04/16/trumps-tea-party-are-right-wing-open-the-country-protests-an-astroturf-operation/). And what about the wonder drug Trump and his lackeys at Fox News had been promoting as a cure for Covid-19? (See: abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/debate-heats-anti-malaria-drug-covid-19-69997268).
You know, the hydroxychloroquine? Seems studies now show that those taking Trump's recommended drug for Covid-19 died more often than those not taking the suggested drug. Once again, Trump can't seem to get anything right - except to consistently place the blame on everyone else. (See: www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/health/trump-wrong-about-hydroxychloroquine/index.html). (See: www.sfgate.com/business/article/Anti-malarial-drug-Trump-touted-is-linked-to-15216522.php).
And while all of this nonsense was unfolding, when asked about his role in the debacle that we have come to witness in our country, Trump says its never going to be his fault. Although a lot of folks recall Harry S. Truman's famous statement that "The Buck Stops Here", they probably don't recall words spoken by then President John F. Kennedy, who said, "For only the President represents the national interest. Upon him alone converge all of the needs & aspirations of all parts of the country..." THINK about these words and how they form the role a president is to take while upholding his oath of office to "Take Care" of our great nation (see Article II, US Constitution). Then juxtapose these words and the sentiments that go with them with those uttered now famously by Donald J Trump, "I don't take responsibility at all." (See: www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/trump-coronavirus-testing-128971). There is a clear distinction between a real president and one made for T.V.
So as we approach November, Americans have the ability to turn the TV president off and remove him from office. We need a new president, one that accepts the responsibilities of the office of the presidency, not one that uses it to attack, divide and walk away from the role that has evolved ever since Washington took his first oath of office. Try to have a great week and stay safe!