Although Trump has been rightfully blamed for the disastrous effects of the Coronations in America, he cannot receive all of the blame. When our government works as it was designed in 1789, the majority of our people are served, and our system works. Sadly, this has not happened since 1981.
Ronald Reagan began his first term in 1981 with an attitude of “it’s my way or the highway.” He failed to negotiate with Democrats in good faith, and by the end of his second term in 1989, our government was more partisan than democratic.
This situation continued over the next two decades and was exacerbated in 2009 when Moscow Mitch McConnell stood before the television cameras after President Barrack Obama’s inauguration and told the American people that his party would prevent any positive legislation until our black president was out of office.
He not only kept that promise, he extended it after Trump was gifted the election by the Electoral College. Today there are more than 350 bills which would benefit the majority of all Americans sitting on Moscow MItch’s desk. Passed by the House since January of 2017, he has refused to allow a vote on the floor of the senate.
Moscow Mitch has destroyed our nation’s government.
As the coronavirus surges across 40 of our nation’s 50 states, Trump’s party is doing and saying nothing. When Trump told the American people that Covid-19 would “just go away in January and February, his party supported his lie. This has resulted in America leading the world in statistics for which we should be very ashamed.
As of today, July 9, 2020, the United States Leads the world by a great majority in cases and deaths. 3,047,671 Americans have been infected, including four of my family members. 132,056 men, women, and children have died. This unforgivable statistic is a greater number than all lives lost in the totals of every military conflict since WWII. The right-wing, led by the most poorly educated man in America, continues to tell the American people two lies: “it will go away,” and “we simply have to learn to live with it.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s most experienced authority on contagious diseases, has finally placed the blame for the excessive number of cases and deaths in America.
“I mean, you have to be having blindfolders on and covering your ears to think that we don’t live in a very divisive society now from a political standpoint. I mean, it’s just unfortunate, but it is what it is,” Fauci said in an interview with FiveThirtyEight’s “PODCAST-19”
Fauci has been attacked by fake Republicans because he disagreed with Trump’s claims. Among other moronic ideas, the buffoon in the White House believed that ingesting bleach would kill the virus. This is today’s Republican Party.
“So I think you’d have to make the assumption that if there wasn’t such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach,” he said.
You have a choice in November, and that choice will decide the future of our nation. Do we want a president who is competent and will lead our nation in a crisis, or simply ignore it and claim that “it will go away?” Is leadership important, or should we accept a man who chooses golf, hate rallies, and partying at Mar-a-Lago greater priorities that the quality of life for all Americans?
The future is in your hands, and all that is required is your vote.
Op-ed by James Turnage
Photo courtesy of the White House
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