In twelve days the election will be over. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be named as the next President. Right now, the polls show that will probably be Hillary Clinton, but as everyone knows anything is possible.
There are lots of things to talk about with Trump, but he isn’t alone in this hell hole the country has been dragged into. Tthe GOP has gone along with him. Under the Trump banner, the GOP has waged a serious war on women, immigrants, the media, Muslims, gays, African-Americans and our democracy. They have waged these wars for years, but Trump brought them out of the closet and they willingly went along.
Yesterday they even admitted that if Hillary Clinton is elected President, they will not cooperate with any program or bill. Instead they plan to continue their stupid investigations and do everything possible to bring the entire government down around our ears. I say stupid investigations because they have already spend millions of dollars investigating Hillary Clinton in all kinds of witch hunts and found nothing.
Now they vow to continue with “years of investigations” into Hillary Clinton. Hell one conservative group who has made a living doing nothing but attacking Hillary has already said that if she is elected she should be impeached the first day of office.
This is all beyond the pale. The GOP has done everything they could to keep her from running for President, done everything they could to ensure her defeat, but now that it looks like they are going to lose, they are threatening more “investigations”. That smacks too much of politics and not “oversight”.
Rep. Chaffetz of Utah who heads up the Oversight Committee is the leader of this masquerade. Remember, Chaffetz was the one who said “I cannot look my 15-year-old daughter in the eye and say I supported Donald Trump” after the infamous tape. Yesterday, shortly after announcing he plans “years of investigations” said he was supporting Donald Trump. I guess he is no longer worried about how he is going to look his 15-year-old daughter in the eye anymore. Besides, this is politics and morality has nothing to do with Republican politics.
Then we have Ted Cruz and others in the GOP claiming that if Hillary Clinton wins, they probably won’t approve any appointee to the Supreme Court during her entire Presidency. If everyone on the court dies, so what. They claim the Supreme Court isn’t necessary anyway. They would just as soon see the Court disappear altogether.
These are just two examples of how Republicans are justifying letting our country go down the spout. They don’t care about you, your problems, or your life. They only car about losing an election they put a misogynist, racist, hate-filled animal as their candidate.
Then there is the real problem for them that proves they don’t care about elections unless they win. Their silence on the rigged election claim by Donald Trump has landed them in court, again.
Let me explain. In 1981 in New Jersey the party sent in “poll watchers” during a state election. They targeted minority areas and some of the “poll watchers” were off-duty law enforcement people carrying their guns. These “poll watchers” were there to intimidate minority voters from voting.
The Republican won the governorship by less than .05 percent. After the election, both sides said this “poll watching” affected the outcome of the election. So, after the Republicans said it worked for them, the DNC went to court to claim voter intimidation.
The courts agreed and the sides entered into a consent decree that basically does not allow the RNC from engaging in anything like that again, including their own exit polls. This consent decree has been extended once already, but it is due to expire in December of 2017. Unless it is extended again because the GOP violates the decree again.
Now, with Donald Trump claiming the election is being rigged he is calling for his supporters to “watch the polls in certain areas”. He follows that up with “you know what I mean”.
Then a new group sprouted called “Vote Protectors” who planned to show up at polls in minority areas. They even allowed those who wanted to “sign up” to print up official looking IDs so they would be confused with official poll workers.
This scam went on until yesterday. The Huffington Post investigated the site and even printed two IDs from their site. One of them even had no real name and used the picture of Pepe the Frog. They did that just to show that anyone could do whatever they wanted to get the ID. When Huffington Post questioned Stone, who was the “founder” he quickly pulled the ID portion of the site down.
Last night the DNC went back to court asking the courts to extend the consent decree for another eight years due to this phony “poll watching” scheme to suppress the vote by the RNC again. To paraphrase the RNC statement refuting the claim they are saying it isn’t them, but rather Trump. But Trump is their nominee, so how can they divorce themselves from this voter intimidation scheme?
The consent decree includes “representatives” of the RNC. The nominee of a party cannot be called anything but a “representative” of that party. This case is surely going to be fast tracked since the election is less than two weeks out.
The RNC has been screaming about “voter fraud” for years. When Trump started saying this election is being rigged against him, they have remained silent. As I said yesterday silence is consent.
But, even if you are one of those who refute all of the evidence that proves there is no rampant voter fraud, here is my question. If voter fraud is so rampant, why haven’t there been court cases and jail sentences for those committing this rampant voter fraud?
I mean, voter fraud is a felony. If there has been rampant voter fraud, a lot of people should be in jail right now for committing this act. Only there isn’t. Plus, if there is rampant voter fraud, the Republican Party must be complicit in the voter fraud.
Every polling place have both Democratic and Republican poll workers. If voter fraud is so rampant, the Republican poll workers are either complicit in the fraud, or they are totally incompetent in performing their duties. So, Republicans, which is it? There can be no other answer to why rampant voter fraud exists according to you.
As the election draws closer and closer, the Republican Party has shown that it is incompetent. They are not interested in governing. They are not interested in what is best for the country. They are only interested in hindering our country and taking it down. Is that what you expect from a major political party?
It is not what I expect from them. It is not what they are sent to Washington to do. 70 Percent of the American people believe things are going in the wrong direction. I submit that is because the Republican Party ceased being a viable governing group and is killing our economy, our democracy, and our country.
The Republican Party is acting and sounding more and more like a Fascist party. Maybe they should rename themselves to the American Fascist Party. It is this lack of willingness to generally work for the country I say they need to be wiped out in this election all the way down the ticket.
The GOP and its leadership have grown into a pathetic bunch of sorry characters with no principles, no integrity, no values and no morality. Instead of working for the people of America, they are only interested in power so they can tell us how to live and make themselves richer in the process.
I am convinced that constant whirring sound coming out of Springfield, IL is Abraham Lincoln spinning in his grave.