Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has gone public to admit the Russians actually interfered with at least one Florida County's voting tallies in 2016. Except during the 2018 Midterms, Rubio publicly ridiculed then Senator Nelson's campaign claims of Russian election interference (See: www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article229757064.html), With such close elections in Florida, any foreign interference with our elections should be safeguarded against, especially proof that our voting tallies have been hacked. Is it any wonder the ever-increasingly purple state of Florida has gone Republican in every close election since 2000?
Another huge lie from Trump is the one told to his supporters that Democrats routinely engage and support "executing live birth babies". Not only is this untrue, but the dangers of such rhetoric are borne out in our history of abortion clinic arsons, bombings and murders of physicians and reproductive health care providers. Yet his audience cheered as if it was all true. The measure of ignorance in America can be readily displayed at any Trump rally.
Now we have another massive lie. Trump, despite his repeated efforts and those surrounding him, was not exonerated by Mueller. In fact, Mueller laid out 10 instances of Obstruction for Congress to act. He went further in his report to state that indictments may await Mr. Trump when he leaves office. Despite these facts, Trump supporters cling to the wild notion that the FBI went rogue and attempted a coup. This was received by such a supporter in a DM from Twitter;
"told clients never talk to the police; becuz they can spin just about whatever is said into a crime;
the mass of subpoenas the Dems say they are going to issue, you think that is ‘justice’? it is a
McCarthy era tactic, a fishing expedition, a witch hunt, digging for dirt; looking for something
someone might say that they can parlay into a crime, or at least leverage for political purposes;
the reason is to keep media attention away from the criminal conduct of their players."
All of this after first debunking his take on Alan Dershowitz claiming no obstruction can occur if there is no underlying criminal action. Except interfering with a judicial proceeding (including one from Congress) does not require any underlying criminal action to establish "Obstruction of Justice." The above DM came AFTER proving his belief in Dershowitz to be in error. He went on to claim he studies "pre-law" in college so he knows the law. Notice the classic Trumpism deflection - blame Clinton! One can't teach stupid, and I am tired of trying.
But there is hope. According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, "more than half of Americans will definitely not be voting for Trump in 2020." (See: www.nbcnews.com/card/poll-majority-americans-say-they-will-definitely-not-vote-trump-n964146). But who will be able to defeat Trump and Trumpism in 2020? Now that Joe Biden has entered the race, Democrats have to figure out which is most important. Appealing to fringe interests of the Far-Left, or appealing to most Americans hoping someone can come along and restore our belief in government and American values?
As President Abraham Lincoln once wrote; "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Let's hope a majority of Americans (and the Electoral College) find Trump and his followers on the outside of power - for once and for all! Have a great week!