Donald John Trump Senior has officially declared his candidacy for the THIRD TIME for the Presidency of the United States of America. God help us all. Once was more than enough for me. I wasn’t all that crazy about Hillary Clinton but I knew he was a rotten, low-down stinker from the jump. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was enamored of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jung Un, and other dictators around the world and a student of none other than Adolf Hitler. Pile that on to his considerable list of extremely unsavory attributes, and I had to wonder how he ever got invited to go to anything. But then I remembered that the presence (or the appearance of having) money cleanses the palate of some people and they’ll gag down just about anything or anybody. Ethics? Morals? They have no acquaintance.
So it seems that the American “Moral Majority” has also had its conscience either surgically removed or permanently numbed by cutting the nerve that enables shock, revulsion, and reviling of real evil and wrongdoing. They embraced this man who embodied every single one of the so-called Seven Deadly Sins: Adultery (check-cheated on all three wives), Greed (check-stole from numerous charities and most recently from candidates that he endorsed), Gluttony (check-well known for eating habits that included sending out for late night runs for KFC, Arby’s, Chic-Fil-A, ice cream, and chocolate cake-all at the same time), Pride (check – well-known for his bragging about accomplishments that are inflated, unreal, and totally false, and will not tolerate any person telling him that he is incorrect or someone else did better), Lust (check-has been accused by at least 26 women of sexual assault with the possibility of more-some are underage), Anger (check-notorious rages in which he lashes out at anyone and everyone roaring loudly and throwing whatever is handy-the walls of the White House were repeatedly hit with food containing ketchup), and Laziness (check-he is well-known for his inability to walk very far. At a high level meeting in Europe, he asked for a golf cart to take him with other dignitaries down the street. The rest of the heads of state walked. He never entered the Oval Office before noon and frequently stayed only a couple of hours before leaving to play golf.)
Yet this is the guy they decided was heaven ordained to be in the White House? They have a weird set of standards if that’s so. To go from a Man who was recognized to be without sin to this guy? That’s a stretch to put it charitably.
Joe Biden defeated him on his re-election bid by 81 million votes. That’s not exactly a squeaker margin. Yet this guy insisted that the election had been ‘stolen’. Truth be told, he’d been saying that since early 2020. It’s now Nov. 2022 and he’s finally admitting that he lost. Oh, really now. And just exactly what is that going to do with the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and the rest of the Right Wing Nut Jobs aka Nazis that want to use violence to put him back in power? We need to think about this however much we don’t want to because the danger is real. January 6, 2021 was just a test. They’ll try again now that he’s announced.
He’s in serious legal jeopardy. Announcing a political run doesn’t cancel anything out. He’s getting closer to losing his businesses in NYS which will mean tremendous financial losses. He has potential criminal charges pending in Georgia which will probably come down very soon. AG Merrick Garland may hand him federal criminal charges stemming from the January 6th hearings. E. Jean Carrol has a civil case pending against him in NYS that may very well have an additional criminal charge added under a new law for Adult Victims of Sexual Violence. Trump is not going to get out of all this unscathed. His legal team is crappy and his attackers are too good.
I don’t know where any of this is headed. I do know that all of us need to pay close attention or we will lose our democracy yet. We have a SCOTUS that has gone rogue. We have a Governor in Georgia who thinks he has his own private party to do as he pleases with. He’s a melomaniac who believes he can have and do anything. Governor DeSantis in Florida is much the same. So is Greg Abbott in Texas. We need to expose these people for who they are and what they are doing to our states.
Freedom isn’t free, folks. We have to fight for it. I intend to do so. What’s your plan? Comment and let me know. Better yet-join the Resistance and Invisible and organize in the fight!! Participate in your local city, county, and state government. Let them know you are aware of what they are doing. FIGHT BACK!!