Although I will be writing a lot more in the weeks to come about the historic Election of 2020, I just wanted to thank everyone for their dedicated support for America and the Biden/Harris team. Despite the rhetoric of the Fox News and Right Wing nut jobs, more Americans came out to vote to restore America than to continue the destructive path prescribed by the GOP. You see, the GOP used to be the Republican Party but they are now solidly the Trump Party instead. I submit future election ballots no longer list party affiliations as Republicans, just Trumpers. Only when the GOP formally recognizes that Americans have cast Trump aside, will they be respected for their "principled positions" as they relate to the America we once knew before Trump. Then and only then should the GOP be listed on ballots as the "New Republican Party" (one that detests racism, inequality and anti-science rhetoric).
Like many voters, I finally got a good night's sleep knowing Trump and his unqualified grifting associates will no longer be in control of the lofty positions as President of the United States and his sycophantic cabinet. Although it was four years in the making, the timing now in November 2020 is ever more sweet. Now on to defeating the spread of Covid and restoring our collective moral compass. Americans throughout the land celebrated in the streets over the Biden/Harris victory, as did countless others in nations across the globe. Fireworks were shot off in England, church bells rang out across France and congratulatory notes were sent from world leaders throughout. If only the imposter Trump could be so gracious. But we know he can't. We know and he knows indictments are just around the corner. Why else has Bill Barr suddenly disappeared from the public square? And no wonder Trump's leading loyal political mouthpieces are Ted Cruz, Lyndsey Graham, Foghorn Leghorn (aka Louisiana Senator John Kennedy) and Marco Rubio? And of course, the sharpest lawyer in his toy box, Rudy Guiliani leading the legal charge (off the cliff of insanity and legal mootness).
So, much more to come, but let's all relish this victory and the thought that Joe Biden will be at the Resolute Desk in the Oval in a matter of weeks. That alone is enough to allow us to all sleep better at night. Stay safe, stay strong and by the way - let's help lead Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff to victory in their January Senate run-off elections in Georgia. Making Mitch McConnell an impotent Minority Leader in the Senate would be the cherry on top of Trump's loss. It's Morning in America again! Enjoy!
After four long years, America is again at the doorstep of determining our president and in turn, the future of our country. Never before in our history has so much been at stake. Not because its just a "sign of our times", but because Donald Trump has from day one of his presidency, chosen to reinforce his radical base of dunderheads instead of choosing to bring America together as a united country. This fact can't be better borne out than his failure to warn us of the serious dangers of the Corona virus, instead opting to provide "cover" for his stock market. It has been revealed by Bob Woodward that Trump, Kushner and his entire team characterized this deadly pandemic only in terms of how it best suited Trump's re-election campaign. Regardless, millions of Americans still embrace Trump, even though the man has lied over 22,000 times and continues to lie throughout each and every day and campaign stop.
America, your fate is in your hands. We can either chose to embrace the nightmare that Trump has created and nurtured, or we can end the nightmare and bring our great nation back to its values of glory and democracy. Only the electorate gets to decide. And if the vote is close, you can bet Trump and the GOP will use the courts (as they did in 2000) to guarantee a Republican victory, no matter how many more votes Biden gets in the popular vote. Unfortunately, a recent study found every Federal judge that has ruled in favor of Trump and the GOP's effort to suppress voter participation have been a Trump appointee. So now those pre-confirmation nominees who were labeled "Unqualified" by the American Bar Association are having a direct impact on whether We the People have the right to freely vote in our elections. Is this why Trump is so confident any challenge brought to the High Court will result in him retaining the presidency, regardless whether Americans voted for him or not?
Before it is too late, vote! Vote by mail, but drop your ballots off at the polling drop box. Vote in person. Get your family and friends to vote. Will America choose to continue the Trump nightmare or end it? Vote as if this will be the last time you ever get the chance to. Hyperbole? Ask the millions of voters who have already cast ballots only to find the GOP seeking legal measures to have them tossed out and not counted. When a political party stands for suppressing the vote of all Americans, how can so many still support them?
As Ben Franklin once famously told a women following the Constitutional Convention - We created "A Republic, only if you can keep it." It's now or never. Save America before the nightmare becomes reality. Vote BLUE to Save America. Let's get this done!
Daniel R. Rubin is an Attorney, Key Note Presenter, Lecturer and Award Winning Author. He is a retired Adjunct Professor of American History who also taught Advanced Placement United States Government and American Politics in Venice, Florida. @2021 Daniel R. Rubin Copyright. All Rights reserved.