With the handling of the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the effort by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismiss all charges against General Michael Flynn, the reduction of the sentence of Roger Stone and the release of Paul Manafort from jail to complete the rest of his sentence at home under house arrest, it does cause one to question whether lady justice is really blind or if she only sees white; especially if those “ones” are people of color. This applies even more so to those “ones” if they are Black.
Heck, right now The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America is even trying to get President Barrack Obama investigated under a trumped up (pun intended) charge that he is calling Obamagate. When reporter Phil Rucker from The Washington Post asked him what the specific crime was that he was referring to The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America responded “you know what it is, just read the newspapers – except yours; you’re fake news.” I’m pretty sure that the so called crime that he was referring to was PWB or President While Black. Why Not? If you are going to have a trumped up charge, why not pair it with a trumped up crime? That would make perfect sense to any self-proclaimed stable genius, right?
With the deaths from COVID-19 approaching 90,000, The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America is promulgating the news that “vaccine or no vaccine, we are back.” He is not only encouraging all of the states to completely reopen but he is pressuring them to do so. He is also advocating that all of the schools reopen. He says that, in the scheme of things, COVID-19 is impacting on a very small number of the American people and that among those who get this virus, many of them end up with only sniffles. Further, among those who get it, he believes that the vast majority of them not only recover but they become immune. Problem solved! So in the mind of any self-proclaimed stable genius, there is no need to do any further research on this virus, right?
Most Americans – whether they are Democrats or Republicans are afraid to begin to return to work, eat at restaurants, go to bars, go to beauty solons, go to barbershops, attend sports events or do anything else that involves close contact with other people without first hearing the truth about the current status of COVID-19, whether America has it contained and/or controlled and what her plan is for reopening our country. The American people are hungry for leadership and guidance from all levels of our government. And although governors are striving to provide it, they are struggling due to a dearth of leadership at the federal level; especially at the very top level! Bottom line? The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America has abandoned the American people – including state and local elected officials – in an effort to assure that he will be reelected. How ironic. But it makes perfect sense to a self-proclaimed stable genius, right?
With a weak-kneed senate led by weak-kneed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, it is obvious that the American people are going to have to take the lead to save America. Mitch McConnell led the senate in its successful effort to avoid convicting The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America of those things that were leveled against him in his impeachment trial and removing him from office although the evidence against him was voluminous. He and all of his fellow Republicans are continuing to protect and enable Mr. Trump amid this terrible COVID-19 crisis by circling the partisan wagons around him. They eagerly kowtow to him for political reasons rife with greed and personal gain. The oath that they took when they took office has long become empty words whose only worth is to serve as fodder to fuel the fire of their own personal ambition and greed and to fuel the fire of the reelection campaign of Mr. Donald J. Trump.
All of those who support and enable Mr. Trump and The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America himself must be held to account for what has happened in America during Mr. Trump’s tenure as the occupier of the Oval Office. It is crystal clear that those of his supporters who now hold office as representatives and senators are not going to honor their oath of office and step up and protect America against “enemies foreign and domestic.” But “we the people” can still uphold our duty as American citizens. We can do this in November 2020 by voting those out of office who have forgotten why they were elected and have with bold arrogance flagrantly trampled on and trashed their oath of office.
So always remember, whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, your vote is the most important one of all…unless you don’t use it!
Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line