As I reflected on last week’s debate, it occurred to me that the entire debacle was a metaphor for the Trump presidency and his current campaign. By repeatedly interrupting and goading Joe Biden, by offering up half truths, exaggerations and in some cases full-out lies, he often brought out less than ideal responses from Vice President Biden, just as he has brought out the worst instincts, insecurities and prejudices of the good people of the United States.

Instead of continuing on the slow but steady path and the hard and complex work it takes to achieve racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice for our country and lead the world in doing so, Donald Trump’s presidency and campaign whistles to and with a wink of an eye, condones the actions and beliefs of white supremacists, bigots and billionaires lobbying to keep their money at the expense of the poor, the uninsured, the immigrant and minorities, and for what? All so he can satisfy his ego and narcissism by winning a second term.

Vice President Biden isn’t perfect. No candidate is, but let’s elect someone who will bring out our elusive better angels, not divide us.

Sabrina Massett

Thurmont

(25) comments

DickD

Couldn't agree more, Sabrina!

veritas

I uderstand the animus Trump generates. With even just some minor tweaking (diminishment) of his abrasive personality and chaotic leadership style the man might have been one of the most successful presidents in recent history, although certainly not one of the most beloved. But Trump has always been his own worst enemy and it seems almost a certainty his will be a one-term presidency -- a fate for which he has only his hardheaded narcissism to blame. This said, please don't try to sell goofy old Joe Biden as some paragon of virtue, intellect and inspsiration with the personal magnetism to bring out our better angels. For more than four decades this deeply flawed man has somehow fibbed, lied, masqueraded and plagerized his way into probably America's 46th president. During his years of "public service" he's also somehow managed to acquire the financial status of multi-millionaire. Biden's only selling point is, he's not Trump, which for most people, seems to be sufficient qualification to elevate him to the presidency. The most significant issue of this election is shaping up to be how long 46 will be allowed to serve until 47 gets her shot.

DickD

We will cross the bridge of who will be 47, when we come to it. And right now, God only knows who will be 47.

NewMarketParent

So is this an admission of abject failure?

How horrible do you have to be to lose to a guy who won on not being you?

Greg F

Trump's only quality for his win was not being black. That was sufficient for his backers.

public-redux

Trump’s primary qualification in 2016 was his not being Clinton. Which was qualification enough in the eyes of fewer than most people.

NewMarketParent

Russian and FBI election meddling didn't help either.

Greg F

Minor? It would be as if minor changes could have made Manson better. Not happening.

bosco

Pretty good analysis, Veritas. [thumbup][ninja]

Greg F

Pretty one-sided.....he has done more in his tenure than anything Trump has done in his lifetime...and that was all due to gains from corruption, lies and deception. Nobody is a saint, however you missed pretty much anything Biden has done....so...blinders on, go at it. Find one redeeming quality about Trump....one.

Hayduke2

Thanks for this perspective on Trump's adminstration.

matts853

Amen!

threecents

Excellent letter. I am someone who generally appreciates nuance and shades of grey, but this election is really about whether to take the high road or the low road.

NewMarketParent

@threecents

The last debate was, but America decided to experiment with the low road because many people were conned. I hope we collectively decide to reject the low road this time around.

pdl603

Geez, which rock did the LTE writer crawl out from under? Check Wheezy’s statements and you’ll see who the real divider is. Don’t forget, Wheezy was number two in-line behind the original divider-in-chief, Obama.

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NewMarketParent

@Greg F

PDL wants to be part of the human centipede in the White House. He is signing up right now as tribute to get the 'Rona.

matts853

Hey piddle, do you see Trump wheezing his way up the steps to the Truman balcony when he got released from the hospital? So I’m sorry, who’s the wheezer exactly??? Lol.

NewMarketParent

@matts853

The cultist are in denial about it because it looked to his normal gasping when going up a flight of stairs. It's hard for them to tell if it was his normal out-of-shape gasping or 'Rona gasping.

pdl603

You Party swallowers are so pathetic and predictable. I love you guys.

NewMarketParent

"Party swallowers"

Never heard that term before? Anyone got an idiot-to-English translator?

matts853

Like Trump, piddle is just projecting his own insecurities.

NewMarketParent

@matts853

It's all projection with these guys. All projection, all the time.

NewMarketParent

@matts853

You may be up to something. We can line up all of the conservatives and roll film in front of their faces while they open their mouths. We could do socially-distanced film movie watching. We can be rich. That's free projection equipment right there. Lemons...meet lemonade.

Greg F

Piddle, you disgust most of us.

phydeaux994

piddle, do you actually listen to Don and comprehend his bizarre rhetoric that has absolutely nothing to do with MAGA and hasn’t for 4 years and still believe that he is not mentally unbalanced? What specifically has he said lately that you think is about America? Why do you HATE so much? What are you so angry about?

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