As we grind our way to Election Day 2020, which is only 56 days away, Mr. Trump’s lips are continuing to move. And if The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America’s lips are moving and he is not either eating or drinking then he is likely lying. It does not matter if whatever ridiculous thing that he has done or said is on audio tape, video tape and was witnessed by one person or millions of people, if he believes that it is in Donald J. Trump’s best interest to lie then you can rest assured that he will lie. He will lie without shame or any sign of discomfort and refuse to recant it or apologize for any wrongdoing that he obviously has done. The word of The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America is without weight and meaningless because he is a proven habitual liar! It is reasonable to expect that any reasonable person would not trust him or have confidence in anything that he says without a myriad of unassailable evidence to support his claims.
Being associated with Mr. Trump in any way, no matter how minor that association might be, is absolutely exhausting and tends to wear all of those in his orbit down to a nub; down to the very substance of their existence. Perhaps he knows this and it is just one of the tools in his toolbox that he uses to get his way in all matters Trump. Having said that, it is not an excuse for those in his cabinet, his aides, senators and members of congress to duck out on their responsibility to the American people because most, if not all of them, took an oath to defend this country against enemies foreign and domestic. Even if there are some among them who did not take an oath, the jobs that they hold demand that they uphold their responsibility to the American people.
I raise the issue of the responsibility of Mr. Trump’s cabinet members, aides and the senators and members of congress to the American people because The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America once again has found himself in a situation where, since it is in the best interest of Donald J. Trump, he is willing to lie. And when he tells these boldface lies, he demands the loyalty and backing of all of the above mentioned people in supporting those lies if they are to avoid the risk of becoming the targets of his vicious ire, which could include having their careers cut short and having their lives completely ruined. Unfortunately, and perhaps for this reason, the vast majority of these cabinet members, aides, senators and members of congress have sold their souls to him and become his personal toadies; even if it is at the cost of destroying our precious Democracy.
Specifically speaking, the situation that The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America finds himself in now is that he has referred to those patriots who are in the American military, some of whom are fallen soldiers, as “suckers” and “losers” and his remarks have come home to roost with the 2020 Election Day being just 56 days away. And that was not all that he said. He said that he “did not get it” as to why these men and women would offer such service and in the case of some, sacrifice their lives for this country: “what’s in it for them” he asked. To make matters even worse, he is down in the polls. Time to lie! So he lies and all of his toadies are supporting him. Among his most loyal toadies is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although every Republican in the senate – with the exception of Senator Mitt Romney – is enabling Mr. Trump, because of the tremendous power that he wields, which allows him to drive Mr. Trump’s agenda almost singlehandedly, it is worth accentuating Senate Majority Leader McConnell by calling him out by name.
Those men and women in the military, whether or not they made the ultimate sacrifice, are not suckers for serving their country. They are heroes. And the only losers in the situation that we the American people find ourselves in are Mr. Trump’s toadies; those people who are enabling him to wreak havoc on America. They are the ones who have chosen to forget what it means to serve ones country with honor. On November 3, 2020, American voters can put an end to the incessant lies that this The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America continues to tell. We can vote Mr. Trump out of office and replace him with a real president who will be someone who is fit to be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States military: someone who will treat our military men and women with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America is not the only one who must be held to account on November 3, 2020 for what has been done under his watch to destroy our Democracy and the American way of life, all of those cabinet members, aides, senators and members of congress who have enabled him must also be held to account. To paraphrase the words from a political ad produced by The Lincoln Project concerning Mr. Trump’s enablers; remember their names and never trust them again! Let’s hold Mr. Trump and his enablers accountable for their decisions and actions. On November 3, 2020, let’s vote all of them out of office. Power recognizes power; it’s the only thing that Mr. Trump and his toadies truly understand. That is why no matter how many obstacles that are placed in your path and how much effort it takes to surmount them you must make your voice heard. You must vote!
The right to vote – one person one vote – is headed in the wrong direction under the watch of Mr. Trump. The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America is reinforced in his ability to erect all of these seemingly endless roadblocks to limit Americans’ right to vote, in large part, due to the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court of the United States (SOCTUS). The gutting of this major piece of civil rights legislation in 2013 came about not just under the watch of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has been trying to gut the Voting Rights Act for decades, but with his strong support. He provided the deciding vote in this five (5) to four (4) decision gutting this Act that allowed this SOTUS decision to pass.
We, the American people, need to stop this march back to the days of Jim Crow initiated by Mr. Trump. Again, we can do this on November 3rd by way of our vote: Let’s do it. So whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent always remember, 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