Just yesterday, Chapter Five of the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings on the Russians interference on our 2016 election was released. Even from the GOP members of that committee, the findings were plain that Trump himself lied to Mueller and his entire campaign was colluding with Russia to steal that election. Based upon current elections, it appears the Russians are again assisting Trump in an effort to steal this election - all with the acquiescence and blind support of the GOP. With the Senate report, it makes one wonder why they have not released the additional redacted material establishing the fact that Russia may have actually hacked into electronic voting machines and actually changed vote totals to benefit Trump. Is there any wonder Trump and the GOP have made their moves in plain sight to disable the Post Office's capabilities to handle mail in ballots (because they are not so easily corrupted by Russian hackers)?
Just today Nancy Pelosi reported that she had a conversation with Putin, er Trump Postmaster General DeJoy about their obvious moves to cripple the Post Office and DeJoy admitted he will not suspend the removal of sorting machines or allow them to be returned - even though they have been caught cheating. Despite the efforts of the House of Representatives to oversee the Post Office, Mitch McConnell and the GOP-led Senate is seemingly uninterested in anything Trump does that may hurt America and/or Democrats. Seems, anything that could hurt their power grab is okay, even at the vast expense to our democracy. When it comes to election security, McConnell repeatedly has blocked any bills to ensure they are free and fair. And now Trump is tripling down on his narrative that any election in which he loses is "rigged" and that he will insist on a "do-over." Worse yet, he will declare victory before ANY mail in ballots are counted in order to sow confusion and force litigation to determine who will be our next president. Not in our entire history has a sitting president ever threatened not to leave office after losing an election. Even in the Civil War, Lincoln would have accepted his fate had he lost re-election in 1864.
What has happened to our once promising nation? Trump and the GOP along with their MAGA cult have exposed us to some real truths. About 40% of our citizenry are ignorant of our Constitution and care less about anything related to the social contract. Moreover, it reveals their phony religious zealotry fraudulently tied to Christianity. Fake Americans, Fake Christians and Fake Patriots all. Just this week, Trump told his adoring followers that Joe Biden will personally erase the Second Amendment. Even a 7th Grader knows that a Constitutional Amendment will be required to alter the Constitution and that would require 2/3 of both Chambers of Congress to approve before 75% of the States even consider such an Amendment. When is the last time 2/3rds of Congress could agree on anything, let alone 75% of the American public? Yet, Trump is counting on millions of his followers being concerned about his lie being true. It makes me think we do need to Amend the Constitution so that it requires a basic understanding of Civics before any American can have the right to vote. Until then, idiots will continue to support presidents hell-bent on eroding our democracy in favor of outright authoritarianism (led by fools the likes of Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and the Marco Rubios.)
As Benjamin Franklin once said when asked what type of government was created by the Continental Congress, "A Republic, if you can keep it." Unfortunately, too many ignorant and outright stupid Americans prefer autocracy to democracy yet proclaim loudly they alone are the "Real Patriots." America now leads in ignorance and stupidity too, thanks to Trump. Want real "winning?' Vote straight ticket Blue this November. America deserves being saved from the ignorant and stupid class. have a safe and great week!