Republicans are celebrating Tuesday’s November 2nd results in Virginia and elsewhere as evidence of their probable winning Congressional control back at the midterms.
This of course assumes that belief in Trump will continue so that he still controls the GOP by then.
The evidence that Trump was planning a coup before the November 3, 2020 is now irrefutable as well as his plans to repeat his coup efforts including putting in where possible his faithful cronies at the state level to skew voting rights in every state controlled by Republican legislatures.
Since far too many Americans are asleep to his plans, his 2nd coup attempt looks plausibly possible.
Asleep, despite the huge evidence of his crimes and his apparently unindictable status. And the non-governing GOP gets a boost for doing nothing?
The special supplement in the November 7th Washington Post entitled “The Attack” and CNN’s November 5th special “Trumping Democracy: An American Coup” with host Jake Tapper are frightening documentaries on Trump’s lethal conspiracy.
You can read here the WP’s summary of its findings.
The Washington Post releases “The Attack: Before, During and After,” an investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and its aftermath https://t.co/RRby4HvYQl
— Washington Post PR (@WashPostPR) October 31, 2021
However, seeing justice done on Trump, such as putting him in jail or seeing his political influence crash, as I have long expected, even if satisfying to most Americans, won’t fix the deep inequalities in our country, as so eloquently analyzed by Fiona Hill in her book “There Is Nothing For You Here” as large pockets of poverty emerge in areas where formerly successful big industries have gone away, leaving less educated workers angry and open to the false hopes and lies of Donald Trump.
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) October 1, 2021
Youngkin’s Virginia win used a clever strategy which spoke to basic personal voter concerns such as education and inflation as reflected in gas prices.
Keeping Trump out of Virginia certainly helped.
While Youngkin’s victory was not a landslide, it showed people cared less about Trump than the deep inequalities that now dominate our national democracy.
Failing to address these glaring inequities can be blamed on both parties. Trump’s greedily cutting of taxes on the rich or both parties spending trillions on foreign police actions (aka wars we didn’t need to fight) pushed our national debt to now being equal our yearly Gross Domestic Product!
Among many possible quick fixes for our young children might include forgiving all outstanding student debt to enlist furor in our young. Neither party seems inclined to innovation.
Biden’s passing that infrastructure bill might well turn the tide in his favor if the COVID crisis abates. And passing the much reduced but still vitally needed Build Back Better bill could make keeping Congress in Democratic hands at the midterms more possible.
Lots to ponder, but if more of our unheeding citizens just recognized our real problems that might trigger a start toward their solution.
And no longer lurking in abeyance are those truly overwhelming world crisis issues of climate control and its largely unheeded driving force, overpopulation. As I wrote here.
Still not to be able yet to put Trump in jail seems totally absurd! But then he said he could shoot someone on 5th Ave in NYC and not lose any voters. Read that here.
Once @realDonaldTrump said he could stand on Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and not lose a vote.
Now how about standing up and taking some common sense steps to keep others from being shot?https://t.co/0kng1C9UX0
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 21, 2018
"What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?": https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
"We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?": https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
"From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013": https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
Full Panel: Virginia Voters Were ‘Willing To Vote For Republicans, Just Not Trump’
CNN ‘Trumping Democracy’ promo
Trump Hints At 2024 Run As He Battles Jan. 6 Committee
Fiona Hill reflects on impeachment testimony, Trump presidency and opportunity in America
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