- Aug 31, 2009
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- Buckle of the Rust Belt
Proof? Evidence? Truth?I stayed up until 4AM and that election was stolen.In August, Donald Trump began sowing seeds of doubt about the upcoming election, just as he had abou t the election he won four years before. His poll numbers had never topped 49% and were foundering since the protests during the summer and devistating pandemic response.
A few factors must be considered. He has an unsettling perpensity to exaggerate, prevaricate and brag about himself and his abilities. I know more about the science than the scientists, war than the generals, the economy than the economists just to cite a few examples. He has never run for office so he had never experienced the lessons of political lose.
So, strapped with a massive, yet fragile ego, he was never accepting a possible lose and rejection of his policies or personality. He framed such losses with the lie that losing is not only a character flaw, but only as a conspiracy.
He promoted this lie to his supporters whom he nurtured by appealing to their own grievences and paranoia. And the crowd lapped this grievences politics up. A conspiracy against Trump was, by extension, became a conspiracy against them.
He never said he would accept a peaceful transfer of power, one of the hallmarks of the electoral process in a healthy democracy.
Had he had that modicum of humility and responsibility, he would had recognized the legitimacy off the election. Instead, he and his hamhanded legal team alleged widespread fraud. No proof was proffered and over 60 appeals were filed in and rejected by courts as baseless and false.
Trump called governors, Secretaries of State and other state election official to throw out valid results in his favor. He summoned a crowd to assemble in Washington for a rally, "Its going to be Wild
And at that rally, Trump and his sycophants urged them to fight like hell, kick ass and take names and engage in trial by combat. Then the worst insurrection since Ft. Sumter befell our nation. The whole country has to suffer due to this man's attutudes.
The inauguration ceremonies, for the first time ever, are tainted by fear and the need for military protection. All this division because we elected someone who never learned the ssbbw simple lessons we all learned during childhood.
Imagine if Fred and Mary had raised a man from their baby boy.